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Old January 4, 2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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walker/dragoon

My local shooter emporium has a Walker and a Dragoon..I believe 3rd model not particularly great case on either, fit on the walker may be a bit off, but assuming equal finish, does anyone who has used both have any opinion as to which is funner and etc.
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Old January 4, 2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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Oh yeah, one other thing. Back in 1968 I purchased a used Walker. Does anyone know who could have made it.
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Old January 4, 2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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Two possibilities: Uberti and Armi San Marco. Not the only two possibilities, however. I understand Palmetto also offered one, but I've never seen one.

Funner? Impossible to answer; they're different guns, so they appeal to different tastes.
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Old January 4, 2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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Some shooters....

....Are really turned off by the loading lever drop on the Walkers. The Dragoon largely remedied that problem.

On the other hand, the Walker is a no nonsense emotional experience to shoot.

I think if I did not have either and wanted both, I would go for the Walker.

On the revolver you purchased some time ago, I have four examples of ASM large revolvers and I love them all.
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Old January 4, 2013, 08:41 PM   #5
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my first was a Uberti 2nd model Dragoon this last July. Love it to death so I had to buy a Uberti Walker in August. As stated above, Both are different.
Prices are going up so if it was me I would start with the Walker.You shouldn't have to pay more than 350-400.00 to your door for a new Walker. Bought mine in August from Able Ammo here in Texas so I had to pay tax and it was exactly $401.00 to my door. Either one will suffice in getting you good and hooked on BP revolvers. Welcome to BPA! (black powders anonymous)
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Old January 4, 2013, 08:54 PM   #6
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Holy mackerel Bushmaster, you said, "Welcome to BPA" to Doc? The Doc was hooked on BP a long time ago. Don't think you realize who you were addressing there brother!

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Old January 4, 2013, 09:13 PM   #7
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OK Doc...

... now that I have THAT off my chest, as said in all the previous posts, they both are different animals. No need to say it again. I'd take the Walker. Yep, the Dragoon has loading lever advantages. The Walker has a huge "click-boom"! I'd never part with my Uberti/Walker. I would buy a "real" Colt/Walker reproduction in a heartbeat if... the price was right. Don't mind the loading lever drop when she's loaded to the gills with BP. I'd tape the loading lever up with painters tape if I had to.

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Old January 4, 2013, 10:31 PM   #8
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For me, the Walker is sort of too heavy to hold "comfortably".
I much prefer the round trigger guard of the 3rd Model Dragoon, and its weight is just a little more manageable.
And it has the more modern square notches on the cylinder instead of oval.
If I was blind folded and had to choose, I'm pretty sure that I would pick the Dragoon.
Who usually loads more than 50 grains in their Walker?
But if it's a package deal then buy both and double your fun!
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Old January 4, 2013, 10:35 PM   #9
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The old Palmetto Walkers ain't bad looking. I almost bought this one about a year ago (when this fellow bought it). It went through a couple of times (fairly cheap) without selling, and I backed out of it right before it sold, because I got to thinkin about how hard parts would be to find/make. He priced it up about $100 more and has had it on GB ever since, and comes down about $5 every month.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=324105404
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Old January 4, 2013, 10:37 PM   #10
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Quote:
Who usually loads more than 50 grains in their Walker?
Me!
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Old January 4, 2013, 10:53 PM   #11
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The Dragoon is my favorite BP revolver, firing it with full loads is like firing an N-frame with 38 Specials, the balance and heft are right for me. I have both,if you can get both, do so.
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Old January 5, 2013, 10:09 AM   #12
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Birch and Bush

Actually I AM new to BP shooting. I started sometime around 1975 so I still have a lot to learn.
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Old January 5, 2013, 12:09 PM   #13
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Thanks folks, I guess you all are right about an emotional choice.

Doc I know you're a new guy to BP, (75?), but the one I purchased in 68' was used and I don't recall any case on the frame..long time ago to remember for sure, and you are right the amazing dropping lever was a pain in the pooper. Were repros sold in the old days without case coloring? Thanks again for all the feed back.
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