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rem1858
December 16, 2010, 10:14 PM
What is the difference between a Dixie Colt Walker for $385.

And a Uberti Colt Walker for $355. ???

I just gots to know.

Clarence

napp
December 16, 2010, 10:37 PM
About $30. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Seriously, someone else will have to answer your question. I'm not at all familiar with the Dixie version; but everyone who owns the Uberti seems to be happy with it.

mykeal
December 16, 2010, 11:10 PM
There is no difference. Uberti is the only company making a Walker replica.

Hawg Haggen
December 17, 2010, 04:52 AM
What is the difference between a Dixie Colt Walker for $385.

And a Uberti Colt Walker for $355. ???

Same gun different overhead.

MJN77
December 17, 2010, 02:53 PM
Nope, the Dixie walker is made by Palmetto. It even says so in their paper catalog.

mykeal
December 17, 2010, 03:43 PM
The web site also lists Palmetto as the manufacturer. Note that the only review was posted in 2004.

Palmetto is apparently no longer manufacturing guns, having ceased in 2007. There may be a retail outlet at their former site in Brescia, Italy, and some sutlers may still be holding old stock.

Frankly, I doubt that the gun is available from Dixie. You'd probably get a Uberti if you ordered it.

rem1858
December 17, 2010, 07:21 PM
Got to looking on the Dixie web sight and yes it is the Palmetto/ Dixie for $385

and on the same page is the Uberti for $355

I guess my eyes did not catch it when I read it the first time.

Will search for the best price on an Uberti Walker.

Thanks;
Clarence

bprevolver
December 24, 2010, 03:37 PM
Uberti is the only manufacturer of the 1847 Walker. Palmetto is no longer making any percussion revolvers. The Dixie Gun Works 1847 Walker made by Palmetto is old stock and when these are gone there will be no more. At present (as of today) Dixie Gun Works is sold out of the Uberti Walkers but are expecting a shipment. They would not say if the price would be the same.

I did a quick survey of the companies that I know of that sale the Uberti Walker and their current prices.

Cabela’s - $449 Uberti
Dixie Gun Works - Palmetto $385, Uberti $355
Taylor & Co. - $380 Uberti
Cimarron -
Standard Blue $421.79,
Original or Antique $488.74,
Charcoal Blue $475.55

Since Cimarron is the largest of the Uberti distributors and the only one that I am currently aware of that Uberti will still mark their guns with the Cimarron name on the barrel.

ADDRESS CIMARRON FREDERICKSBURG

Cimarron’s prices are based on the current costs they now have to pay for the revolvers. Prices on all Italian manufactured firearms are subject to change without notice. This is because of the depreciating value of the U.S. Dollar on the world market and because our expert policy maker, Obama, is continually printing new Monopoly dollars on his little printing press. As far as I can see, this trend is not going to be reversed any time soon so the prices of all firearms are going to steadily increase. If a gun goes out of production then the price will sky rocket as can be see with the now defunct Uberti Paterson revolver. The last four sales that I have seen completed were over the $600mark. The last one on Gun Broker was around $575 plus shipping which also put it over the $600 mark.

Moral of all this is, "If you can afford it, you better get it now."

mykeal
December 24, 2010, 03:43 PM
S&S Firearms, 2010 Catalog, Page 70: (http://www.ssfirearms.com/images/2010%20Catalog/2010%20Catalog%20main%20firearms.pdf) Uberti Walker $348

salvadore
December 24, 2010, 04:33 PM
midway is showing all the Uberti large frame C&B as back order. Have seen one Uberti C&B locally, 3rd dragoon, but lotsa pietta for sale.

c.robertson
December 24, 2010, 07:55 PM
I am still crying and sniveling for NOT purchasing a new in the box Uberti Walker for $200.00 early last spring.

I was hesitant to start a 'new' shooting line (black powder) at that time. Of course since then I have aquired 4 1858 Remingtons, 2 target stainless and 2 blued, 3 in .44 and one .36.

Newton24b
December 25, 2010, 08:36 PM
the difference is in the quality between the two. hence the reason that palmetto no longer makes anything.