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Old October 19, 2010, 06:07 AM   #18
Magnum Wheel Man
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no offense taken, just like no offense offered in my 1st reply...

BTW... I did speak about this with my local builder buddy, who has done a couple cartridge conversions on the Walker a couple years ago, before he retired...

his only real concern, would be loosening up at the barrel wedge ( he has fixed this problem prematurely, on a couple other of his cartridge conversion guns, by changing out the cylinder pin with better steel, & a couple other minor changes )...

but anyway, while the Walker was designed for a higher charge of powder, that was to be used with a round ball... your cartridge could mimick that, with a round ball, but by using a bullet, & it's related higher pressures, his thoughts were, that it wouldn't imeadiately be unsafe, but could shoot loose at the wedge, depending on your charges, over time, which could create an unsafe headspace issue down the road... just something to keep an eye on...

stilll IMO... a very cool project
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