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What the heck is with Walkers?
« on: April 19, 2020, 01:57:58 PM »
Just for grins, I typed Walker into the GB search engine and was shocked at the number of reasonably priced to down right cheap ones you can get.  There were 63 listings for Walkers - admittedly some weren't for Walkers - But 63  - WOW.  A plain Jane no box Walker for $298.00 and a Uberti cased set for $599.00  Where were these when I was looking for a cased set to replace the one I traded for a custom gun rig more than 10 years ago that was valued at $600 then?
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Re: What the heck is with Walkers?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 03:01:31 PM »
I have thought the same thing Fingers. There are a lot of them for sale.

I've seen it posted somewhere here before, that everyone thinks they want a Walker. Then they get one and realize how huge they are, and that they have a few idiosyncrasies, and decide it's not for them. So a lot of them end up on the secondary market. Since there are so many, demand drives the price, and with so many for sale, it's a buyer's market.

Just a theory of course.
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Re: What the heck is with Walkers?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 06:05:15 PM »
1) A TON of people, many who never shot BP before, just HAD to have a Walker after the "True Grit" remake came out. Right about now is when I figured the wow factor would wear off, coupled with the hundreds of thousands of folks out of work right now.

2) What Dave said. They look cool and badass. Shooting them...a little different story. Heavy as all get-out. You'll burn through 360gr of powder with one full cylinder of 60gr, 300gr if you load five. That's a lotta powder.

3) There are a lot of older, lesser quality Walkers (read: ASM) that really aren't worth half of what a new Uberti is worth. And priced accordingly.
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Re: What the heck is with Walkers?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2020, 11:26:18 AM »
If I could only try one bp revolver one time it would be a Walker but if I could only own one bp revolver it would be either an 1858 Remington or and 1851 Navy.

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Re: What the heck is with Walkers?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 11:33:33 AM »
If I could only try one bp revolver one time it would be a Walker but if I could only own one bp revolver it would be either an 1858 Remington or and 1851 Navy.

That's kinda how I feel about the Walker too. I'd like to shoot one, but I'm in no hurry to buy one. There are many other pistols I'd rather have. But, if one comes along at a really good price, I'll likely get it. But I'm not actively looking for one.
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Re: What the heck is with Walkers?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 12:05:44 PM »
Hi Dave, just one Walker? Nah, you need two so you can walk straight while carrying them.

I shoot mine with a .45 Colt conversion cylinder.

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Re: What the heck is with Walkers?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 01:59:00 PM »
The October Country site has 4 Walkers left from the Davis collection, and have been offered for sale since December: 2 ASM and 2 Uberti revolvers. I am not in the market for one (my Uberti WH Dragoon is as big as I want to go) but maybe a phone call to them to dicker about the price would be fruitful.

http://www.octobercountry.com/doc-james-daviss-revolver-collection/

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Re: What the heck is with Walkers?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2020, 02:41:15 PM »
Hi Dave, just one Walker? Nah, you need two so you can walk straight while carrying them.

I shoot mine with a .45 Colt conversion cylinder.

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Ha!! That's funny right there!  (7+"

You'd need two to keep your back from going out, if you're going to carry them!


The October Country site has 4 Walkers left from the Davis collection, and have been offered for sale since December: 2 ASM and 2 Uberti revolvers. I am not in the market for one (my Uberti WH Dragoon is as big as I want to go) but maybe a phone call to them to dicker about the price would be fruitful.

http://www.octobercountry.com/doc-james-daviss-revolver-collection/

Jim

I've seen those guns on OC too Jim. I was thinking they've been there since they started selling the collection. Maybe you're right, maybe they'd wiggle on the price a bit just to move them.
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Re: What the heck is with Walkers?
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2020, 07:52:27 PM »
I pack a Walker frequently in a Mike Johnson belt rig. I don't find that they are that heavy. Perhaps my opinion is a-typical due to the lifestyle I have become accustomed to. Kind of like carrying heavy rifles. If you do it enough, you get used to it. Same with hard labor. Or lifting weights.

One time while guiding an elk hunter, he handed me his new light weight mountain rifle. I asked him why he prefered it. He said it did not wear him out as bad. Yet he was packing an extra 40 pound gut and extra 20 pound ass. The three pounds he shed on the new rifle did not do him any good in elk country.

A walker only weighs a bit over 4.5 pounds. If you use one enough, you will get used to it.

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Re: What the heck is with Walkers?
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2020, 08:03:21 PM »
Scooby, I love your unique take on things!

It's good to hear from you. I need to call you, so we can chew the fat.
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Re: What the heck is with Walkers?
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2020, 09:23:12 PM »
It would be good to hear from you. I am inside the house once it gets dark.