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Offline FLD

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2016, 02:41:25 PM »
Okay Gang, I shot my Walker yesterday. I love it.

Well, you got me beat. I haven't shot any kind of firearm in 35 years. I guess I'm a collector. :))
Congrats on shooting your Walker!

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2016, 03:28:18 PM »
FLD, you have my sincerest sympathies.    ^j).     (7+".              Mark
on these walks make your gun your constant companion.   TJ

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2016, 06:41:12 PM »

Don't tell us that's what a Walker did to this cardboad box ! It should have blown it to shreds...

Depends on your target, two hits with a Walker on a tin can:



I prefer shooting one handed (duelist style):



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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2016, 07:39:33 PM »


Really nice Sam! Did you remove the bluing and polish the cylinder, or did it come that way?


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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2016, 11:35:33 PM »
Depends on your target, two hits with a Walker on a tin can
That's more like it. (jh A shot from a Walker is supposed to stop a galloping horse, isn't it ?

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2016, 03:55:10 AM »
Hi Bishop Creek, I didn't do anything. That's the way it came to me. It was really sunny out at the time.

I took this picture to show that the spent cap was stuck on. I had to dig it off with my knife.

Also, I was shooting that target box to catch my lead. If I was shooting at that tin can I would be losing my lead.

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2016, 04:39:13 AM »
Did you remove the bluing and polish the cylinder, or did it come that way?
The original Walkers did come that way. R.L. Wilson states it in an article he wrote for the september-october 1979 issue of "Man at Arms for the Gun and Sword Collector" :

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2016, 05:39:53 AM »
Sam's cylinder is blued it just looks that way in the sun.

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2016, 05:42:15 AM »
Sam's cylinder is blued it just looks that way in the sun.
Well then now he knows what he has to do to make it look like an original.  &h(

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2016, 07:12:21 AM »
Original Walker cylinders were cast iron. Probably why they had explosions, rather than the "picket bullet theory". I would think anyone who was a Texas Ranger would know which end goes up. Just sayin'....
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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2016, 02:03:45 PM »
FLD, you have my sincerest sympathies.    ^j).     (7+".              Mark

Thanks. And to think I've got a new 1911-22 on the way to my dealer as we speak that's being added to the collection. Ortho surgeon just gave me the word about needing complete wrist fusion to replace the partial fusions I had done 10 years ago
Anyway, it's pretty cool that M. D. Stafford got the shoot his Walker.  (@+

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2016, 02:14:53 PM »
Original Walker cylinders were cast iron. Probably why they had explosions, rather than the "picket bullet theory". I would think anyone who was a Texas Ranger would know which end goes up. Just sayin'....

There weren't as many exploded cylinders as the records show. Exploded guns didn't have to be turned in and rangers said they blew up so they could keep them.

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2016, 04:13:03 PM »
Hi Bishop Creek, I didn't do anything. That's the way it came to me. It was really sunny out at the time.

I took this picture to show that the spent cap was stuck on. I had to dig it off with my knife.

Also, I was shooting that target box to catch my lead. If I was shooting at that tin can I would be losing my lead.

Slix-Shot nipples eliminated stuck caps on my Walker.



More info:

http://www.cowboygunparts.com/cap-&-ball-nipples.html

Here is where I got mine: http://cowboybullets.com/SliX-Shot_p_47.html
« Last Edit: February 18, 2016, 04:53:48 PM by Bishop Creek »

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2016, 12:32:47 AM »
\Glad to see you got out there and shoot your Walker Sam. Bishop Creek You got the fire ball coming out of yours *6' I love it. Thanks for the tip on the nipples. Now do you use #11 caps on those or still using the #10s? I'd like to put those on my Walker and Dragoons. &\?

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Re: When will Sam shoot his Walker?
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2016, 05:14:36 AM »
Hi Dellbert, I use Remington #10 caps with the Slix-Shot nipples which they recommend for a perfect fit.

« Last Edit: February 19, 2016, 08:24:25 PM by Bishop Creek »