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Colt Walker Conversion .45 Colt
« on: March 30, 2016, 01:59:01 AM »
My new toy made from 2nd gen Colt.
The objective was to replicate the Walker Conversion #137 documented in the Connecticut State Library.
#137 is an "outside" conversion assumingly in .45 Colt cal. from the 1870s applying the RM method.
The unique thing is the ejector housing. It looks like the Mason patented unit from 1871 but .... to carry, load or shoot the whole tube is turned clockwise til the key is under the barrel.
To eject you open the gate and turn the tube anti clockwise til the spring in the tube is visible.
The piece is fun to shoot with no felt recoil.
To hit POA she prefers hot loads under light bullets of 200 grains max.
Pic 1: photograph of the original. Pic 2: the "toy" in shooting mode and pic 3 ejection mode.
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Re: Colt Walker Conversion .45 Colt
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 07:36:58 AM »
Some more pics of the beast: how she started life as a C&B pistol ... ejector housing and newly fitted wedge still "in the white" ... 25 m target using 175 grainers .... finalized piece with the loading gate open.
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Re: Colt Walker Conversion .45 Colt
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 09:11:21 AM »
Outstanding, LJW! Mighty nice target group, too!
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Re: Colt Walker Conversion .45 Colt
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 09:47:49 AM »
Thanks, Captainkirk. for your kind words.
Sorry for being away for a while.
I am glad to be back.
Needed some time to complete and publish two books about my favorite Belgian made C&B revolvers aka Centaures.
The first one in English (2014), the second one with updated research results and with an additional chapter in German (2015).
By the way that is not my target. That was done by the conversion artist, Karl Nedbal from Austria, during the making of the brute. I am happy when I can keep my hits within the 8 ring.
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Re: Colt Walker Conversion .45 Colt
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2016, 12:27:15 PM »
Cool!
Can you provide us with links to the two books?
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Re: Colt Walker Conversion .45 Colt
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 07:54:24 PM »
Very nice conversion of a Walker.   Good photos of the whole works.   Thanks for posting it up.

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Re: Colt Walker Conversion .45 Colt
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2016, 02:10:01 AM »
A few more pics of the making of this Walker conversion: lathing and boring through the cylinder.
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Re: Colt Walker Conversion .45 Colt
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2016, 02:17:33 AM »
More pics: making the conversion ring.
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Re: Colt Walker Conversion .45 Colt
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2016, 02:18:52 AM »
Conversion ring fixed to the recoil shield.
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Re: Colt Walker Conversion .45 Colt
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2016, 06:56:18 AM »
Captainkirk regarding the two Centaure books:
Title of the English language version: Centaure aka Centennial Army - Myths, Fiction, Facts and Figures
Author: Wolf D. Niederastroth
Hardcover, 288 pages, tons of color pics
Chapter 0 - Introduction: 5 sub-chapters, pages 1 - 11
Chapter 1 - Myth and Motherload: 6 sub-chapters, pages 12 - 37
Chapter 2 - Facts and Figures: 9 sub-chapters, pages 38 - 99
Chapter 3 - Models & Variations of the Centaure: 7 sub-chapters, pages 100 - 163
Chapter 4 - Fiction, Odds & Ends: 8 sub-chapters, pages 164 - 211
Chapter 5 - Centaure Conversions the Next Level of the Evolution?: 10 sub-chapters, pages 212 - 267
Chapter 6 - Bibliography and Attachments: 5 sub-chapters, pages 268 - 288
Self published: 2014, first Edition 100 copies, sold out within 5 months.
One (1) copy is left for sale with a German dealer. If you are interested I will gladly establish a contact.
Pics of the book? See next reply on  the German Version.
Pics of the Englisch front & back cover and the German cover? See below.
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Re: Colt Walker Conversion .45 Colt
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2016, 07:16:59 AM »
Regarding the German Centaure book!
Title: Centaure oder auch Centennial Army - Mythen, Fakten und Fiktionen
Authors: Wolf D. Niederastroth and Michael Mayer
Hardcover, 292 pages, tons of color pics.
Kapitel 0 - Einführung: 6 Unterkapitel, Seiten 2 - 13
Kapitel 1 - Die Jagd nach Mythen und Schätzen der Erkenntnis: 6 Unterkapitel, Seiten 14 - 39
Kapitel 2 - Zahlen und Fakten: 10 Unterkapitel, Seiten 40 - 99
Kapitel 3 - Modelle & Variationen des Centaure: 7 Unterkapitel, Seiten 100 - 157
Kapitel 4 - Fiktionen und sonstige Kleinigkeiten: 8 Unterkapitel, Seiten 158 - 207
Kapitel 5 - Centaure-Conversions - die nächste Stufe der Evolution?: 10 Unterkapitel, Seiten 208 - 263
Kapitel 6 - Centaure, sportlich und gesellschaftsfähig: 4 Unterkapitel, Seiten 264 - 279
Kapitel 7 - Literaturverzeichnis und Anlagen: 5 Unterkapitel, Seiten 280 - 292
Self published: 2015, first Edition 150 copies, 20 copies left. Can be ordered directly from authors.
A few teaser pics below.
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