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Offline Mad Dog Stafford

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1847 Colt Walker Cylinder
« on: January 09, 2016, 07:29:54 AM »
Are the 1847 Colt Walker C&B cylinders, inside the chambers the same size/dim. from open end to nipple hole?

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Re: 1847 Colt Walker Cylinder
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 06:10:53 AM »
What? Nobody can help me on this?  (jh

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Re: 1847 Colt Walker Cylinder
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 06:24:19 AM »
I don't own a Walker, Sam...but my Dragoon cylinder bores are.
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Re: 1847 Colt Walker Cylinder
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016, 06:44:00 AM »
So, Captainkirk...your Dragoon cylinder is tapered inside?

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Re: 1847 Colt Walker Cylinder
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 07:30:22 AM »
No. Straight.
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Re: 1847 Colt Walker Cylinder
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 08:14:01 AM »
Are the 1847 Colt Walker C&B cylinders, inside the chambers the same size/dim. from open end to nipple hole?

Hi Sam, based on my current manufacture Uberti Walker using a hole gauge:

Cylinder chamber end = 0.449"
Cylinder chamber middle = 0.444"
Cylinder chamber nipple end = 0.442"

Yes, there is a slight taper.

BTW, the Howell Uberti .45 Colt conversion cylinder throats are 0.453".

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« Last Edit: January 11, 2016, 08:17:03 AM by ssb73q »
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Re: 1847 Colt Walker Cylinder
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2016, 09:46:23 AM »
Thanks Richard!  ;)

The reason I was asking was...the painted lead bullets of green ones that I made...I can slip these right in about 1/4th into the Colt Walker cylinder. So, after pouring in about 40grains of T7 powder(or whatever powder I'm using)I can ram these green lead bullets down and get a good seal.  ;)

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Re: 1847 Colt Walker Cylinder
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 04:45:44 AM »
Hi Sam, if the balls are that small make sure you use an overball lube to prevent crossfires. Franky, I would avoid using such small projectiles in the Uberti Walker.

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