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Offline wildcat455

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Checking in from Arizona
« on: March 14, 2018, 09:17:01 PM »
Hello everyone. My name is Bill, I recently purchased an Uberti 1847 Colt Walker, and I've only gotten as far as doing the initial cleaning of it. Didn't even take it apart to do that. I'm taking it out this weekend and shooting it, but before I do, ill rinse the barrel and cylinders down with brakleen to get residual oil out of it, and fire some caps over the cylinders. Not going to load it too hot to start with, I read you can damage them that way, something about a short shaft and barrel fitment peening the wedge or something. Anyway, I would like to know if there is someone in Arizona that you may know that would be willing to lighten my wallet, take a look at it and fix anything that may be wrong with it before I move on to heavier loads and really start enjoying what this gun was built and designed for.

I see some of you over on another board I joined for a Remington, seems to be pretty common in the gun world so nice to know this is a tight community of individuals also.

Thanks for having me here, I'm here to learn, and dive deeper into the world of black powder!

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Re: Checking in from Arizona
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 04:57:05 AM »
Welcome from Colorado.

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Re: Checking in from Arizona
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 09:21:44 AM »
This is your captain speaking; welcome aboard!
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

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Re: Checking in from Arizona
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 05:09:48 PM »
Welcome!
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Re: Checking in from Arizona
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 11:01:54 PM »
Thanks guys!!

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Re: Checking in from Arizona
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 04:41:29 AM »
Well, Welcome wildcat455! Great to have ya on here too!  :-*

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Re: Checking in from Arizona
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 05:26:07 PM »
Hi Bill, welcome.

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Re: Checking in from Arizona
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2018, 10:13:28 AM »
Welcome!

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Re: Checking in from Arizona
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2018, 11:20:15 AM »
Welcome from California Wildcat455. 45 Dragoon (he posts here) would be the man to tune up your Walker but you'd have to send it to him.
http://www.goonsgunworks.com/
« Last Edit: March 20, 2018, 11:27:13 AM by Yolla Bolly Brad »

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Re: Checking in from Arizona
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2018, 06:52:41 PM »
I will use him when I am ready to do without it!!

LOL!

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Re: Checking in from Arizona
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2018, 11:56:23 AM »
Good to meet you, welcome!!

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Re: Checking in from Arizona
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2018, 09:52:47 PM »
Thanks for rolling out the welcome wagon guys!

Tried PM for 45 Dragoon a couple days ago. (It was on the 1858 site, but pm was for both pistols.) He must be busy.