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Old November 15, 2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Educate me on the 1847 Walker

Basically, what keeps the loading lever in place on the Walker since it doesn't clip into a reciever like the 1851 or 1860?
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Old November 15, 2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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There is a wimpy little clip. Anything over 45 grains seems to release it. Most people use a rubber band or strap. Some develop a habit of slapping it back up each time it drops. The originals did this and the reproductions faithfully do this as well.
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Old November 15, 2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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There is a wimpy little clip. Anything over 45 grains seems to release it. Most people use a rubber band or strap. Some develop a habit of slapping it back up each time it drops. The originals did this and the reproductions faithfully do this as well.
Does the Walker even have a clip? From pictures I see, the loading lever handle seems to be suspended underneath the barrel and held up by a weak spring tension. The Dragoons have the clip, but they still come loose with stout loads.
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Old November 15, 2012, 06:41 PM   #4
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If you look close you can see the little clip that holds the barrel up.


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Old November 15, 2012, 06:56 PM   #5
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All you have to do is file a little flat spot on top of the spring clip and the lever won't drop even with 60 grain loads.
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Old November 15, 2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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What MJN77 said +1
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Old November 15, 2012, 09:10 PM   #7
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Sometimes you get lucky!

And they don't all drop. I tend to use mine as the "Grand Finale" of my shooting (favoring the 1860 for the bulk of it) but I like a few full power loads in the Walker to end the day and it has never dropped since I got it in 1990.
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Old November 15, 2012, 11:24 PM   #8
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I like this solution:

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Old November 16, 2012, 03:40 PM   #9
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All you have to do is file a little flat spot on top of the spring clip and the lever won't drop even with 60 grain loads.
Picture would really be nice pointing to the proper area.
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Old November 16, 2012, 07:11 PM   #10
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Here's a pic of one that has been filed.

Not mine, but this shows how the latch can be improved with a "tooth".
(Don't overdo it or it will be really hard to get the lever down when you load)
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Old November 16, 2012, 07:25 PM   #11
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Picture would really be nice pointing to the proper area.
You do know you can search for things on the internet, right?
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Old November 16, 2012, 08:33 PM   #12
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You do know you can search for things on the internet, right?
That seemed a little uncalled for.
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Old November 17, 2012, 11:06 AM   #13
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Thanks Beagle333 always nice when one member helps another out saving him a internet search.

I do know you can search the internet however I find most members on the BP sites have this kind of info handy.
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Old November 17, 2012, 08:17 PM   #14
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Well, I found it through a search and I'm sure Beagle did also. Apparently some folks want others to do the legwork for them? Didn't think doing a search was such an ordeal.

Wow, look what a quick search for "walker lever" on this very forum found.
http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500110
Be sure to look at post #14. It's from me with the same pic as Beagle posted. At least two members of this forum know how to use the search function.

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