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Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« on: June 02, 2019, 07:08:46 PM »
This is one of my Walkers. It is a Uberti that has been defarbed and the bluing removed from the cylinder.
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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 07:56:46 PM »
Nice work Tljack. Looks really good.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 08:19:50 PM »
Nice work Tljack. Looks really good.

Thank you Dave. I wonder why the manufactures blue the cylinders on  these guns knowing that the originals were not?
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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 08:32:15 PM »
Nice work Tljack. Looks really good.

Thank you Dave. I wonder why the manufactures blue the cylinders on  these guns knowing that the originals were not?

My guess is, most people buying a Walker replica, don't know much about the history of the original. They just know it's a big Ol' honkin Colt and it's cool. They would probably not understand why the rest of the gun is finished, and the cylinder isn't.
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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2019, 08:39:16 PM »
Nice work Tljack. Looks really good.

Thank you Dave. I wonder why the manufactures blue the cylinders on  these guns knowing that the originals were not?

My guess is, most people buying a Walker replica, don't know much about the history of the original. They just know it's a big Ol' honkin Colt and it's cool. They would probably not understand why the rest of the gun is finished, and the cylinder isn't.

You make a good Point. I guess many buyers really know very little about these guns or Pietta would not sell so many fantasy guns.
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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 09:13:17 AM »
Why were Original did not blue cylinders ?
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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2019, 09:29:12 AM »
Hi Hewy, the first Walker cylinders were wrought iron where any bluing would cause heat treating not desired, the metal grain size would increase softening the metal. Early bluing was charcoal bluing, a very hot bluing. There were enough examples of original Walker cylinders blowing up. Bluing would aggravate that problem.

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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2019, 06:11:08 PM »
I like it, what did you use to remove the blue on the cylinder?

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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2019, 06:15:11 PM »
White vinegar works well...just watch it carefully and pull it/rinse as soon as the bluing is gone.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2019, 06:24:53 PM »
Right on Capt! That is exactly what I did. I soaked it about 15 minutes and wiped the blue away. Dried and then oiled it
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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2019, 10:27:22 AM »
Hi tijack, I nickel plated one of my Walker cylinders to have the original look, but having some resistance to rusting.

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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2019, 03:20:59 PM »
Looks very good. I really do not need to worry about rust much. Where I live is high desert and low humidity.
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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2019, 10:40:38 PM »
White vinegar works well...just watch it carefully and pull it/rinse as soon as the bluing is gone.

Thanks - may well do that to mine.

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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2019, 06:02:17 PM »
Looks good tljack but are you sure it's a Uberti? I could be wrong but to me it looks like a later Armi San Marco.

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Re: Defarbed Walker - Cylinder in thge White like Originals
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2019, 11:20:00 AM »
Absolutely. the only mark that was not removed was the Uberti emblem of the muzzle of the barrel.
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