Originally Posted by Rachen
I've always wanted to get a Walker, prefer carrying a big bore pistol rather than a heavy rifle when camping in the hill country, but kept putting it off, because from diagrams I've seen, the arbor is not replaceable in case it get damaged, and I don't want to risk ruining a pricey gun due to that little part.
Well, you don't have to fire maximum loads out of a Walker. It is fun to shoot with 50 grains of BP. The only reports I recall of damage to the wedge or arbor were on Walkers made by Armi San Marco (ASM). This occured with repeated firings with 60 grains of BP and a round ball. I suspect not all ASM Walkers have this problems but it's probably limited to some that got out of the factory with improperly heated treated steel. Just a guess.