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Old July 11, 2018, 10:10 PM   #26
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Looks good, Sully. Thanks for sharing.
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Old July 12, 2018, 12:21 AM   #27
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No problem
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Old July 12, 2018, 06:34 AM   #28
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+1 Sully looks good and I'm glad to see someone here was able to jump on that deal!
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Old July 12, 2018, 07:28 AM   #29
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Yeah, it looks really good, even the case hardening, no loose rattles and such.
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Old July 12, 2018, 10:29 PM   #30
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That's a good looking gun, sully! Good buy!
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Old July 13, 2018, 09:22 PM   #31
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Did you bleach the cylinder yet Sully?
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Old July 14, 2018, 04:44 AM   #32
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I could see buying a 2nd cylinder and bleaching that one.
Bleaching the original cylinder takes away from the value of the gun.
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Old July 14, 2018, 05:17 AM   #33
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I'm a fan of leaving them blued, myself..... but it's your gun. Have fun with it!
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Old July 14, 2018, 08:37 AM   #34
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Concur on leaving them blued but like Beagle333 said, it's yours. Do as you please.
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Old July 14, 2018, 02:41 PM   #35
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Can someone give the proof mark code that's stamped on the Walker that they bought on Gunbroker?
Usually it's 2 letters stamped inside of a square box on the side of the frame.

It seems that it most resembles the 1st Model or variation of the Colt Walker dragoon.
The photo in the ad for the auction shows that it has the oval cylinder cutouts and square back trigger guard.
Overall it's a great deal.
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Old July 14, 2018, 06:13 PM   #36
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You buy a Walker to see what it was like to shoot the most powerful handgun in the world until the advent of the .357 Magnum. You buy a Walker to see what it was that got Captain Walker to get Sam Colt to build a 6-shot carbine cannon you could hold in your hand.
Fixed that for you.
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Old July 14, 2018, 07:04 PM   #37
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I figure I'll be keeping my Walker, as long as I'm around. So just to see how it would work, I did bleach the cylinder with vinegar. Easy to do, and I polished it up a bit, afterwards. I actually like it. I have quite a number of blued BP revolvers, a few stainless steel, one engraved, and one with polished steel. This just adds another "look", to the rest of the collection.
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Old July 15, 2018, 09:11 AM   #38
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No, not yet, have to work tonight, but I will the next day I’m off and have time, I have disassembled,cleaned and filed down some rough edges and such, is a little smoother

But I’ll be using white vinegar, and might use casey’s cold blue to take the “factory shine” off
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Old July 15, 2018, 09:14 AM   #39
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It seems that it most resembles the 1st Model or variation of the Colt Walker dragoon.
The photo in the ad for the auction shows that it has the oval cylinder cutouts and square back trigger guard.
Overall it's a great deal.

It does have the oval cutouts and square back trigger guard

On a side note... I had to use the nipple wrench from my hawken ( is slightly bigger) to remove the nipples from my walker, my regular wrench from my other guns was too small. But it looks like it’ll take #10 nipples though (I’ll be taking #11’s jic next week when I go shoot)

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Old July 15, 2018, 03:54 PM   #40
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Good man. Looks farby with a blued cylinder, even silly.
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Old July 16, 2018, 11:47 AM   #41
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I think you'll love a Walker. I've had mine since '91 and it's still going strong.
I don't recall ever having to replace a single part in it, other than new nipples.
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Old Today, 12:12 PM   #42
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I'm a Newbie and I bought one.
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Nice! Enjoy!
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