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Old July 6, 2018, 03:15 PM   #1
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1847 Uberti Walker on Gunbroker

This looks like a good deal. NIB Uberti Walker $269.00 plus $25 shipping.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/778774842

PS, I am not connected with this auction.

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Old July 6, 2018, 07:56 PM   #2
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"Done sold", as it were.

Moving on...
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Old July 6, 2018, 08:22 PM   #3
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The seller has 18 more. Check out;

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/778774842

Take a look at Seller's Other Items.
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Old July 6, 2018, 08:42 PM   #4
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The original cylinder were in the white and the grips looked much different. The cylinder can be bleached with vinegar but the grips are too goofy. PASS.
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Old July 6, 2018, 10:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link, Smokin' Joe.
That's a smokin' deal on a Walker.
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Old July 6, 2018, 10:39 PM   #6
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He's got 18 of them at that price.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/778774842
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Old July 7, 2018, 03:13 AM   #7
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He also has some deals on Uberti single action revolvers:

https://www.gunbroker.com/Revolvers/...=1&mfg=1000280

Dang it - can't spend any money on guns this month.
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Old July 7, 2018, 02:33 PM   #8
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Great price, no doubt, but the Walker and Dragoon are ridiculously large and heavy guns, even by black powder standards. Add to that the awful sights... I'd never own one.

Would be cool if somebody took an 1858 and lengthened the cylinder to hold 60 grains. Put that on the 12 inch buffalo with adjustable sights and get a .45 Black Powder Magnum conversion cylinder going and you'd have a hell of a powerhouse percussion pistol.
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Old July 7, 2018, 03:13 PM   #9
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Great price, no doubt, but the Walker and Dragoon are ridiculously large and heavy guns, even by black powder standards. Add to that the awful sights... I'd never own one.

Would be cool if somebody took an 1858 and lengthened the cylinder to hold 60 grains. Put that on the 12 inch buffalo with adjustable sights and get a .45 Black Powder Magnum conversion cylinder going and you'd have a hell of a powerhouse percussion pistol.
+1.

That sounds good, much better than a Walker.
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Old July 7, 2018, 05:13 PM   #10
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I've always enjoyed history, and the development of weapons, especially during the 1800's. Therefor, I do own the Walker & Dragoon replica's, in addition to quite a few other black powder revolvers & pistols. IMO, they're all interesting, and fun to shoot.
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Old July 7, 2018, 07:24 PM   #11
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Great price, no doubt, but the Walker and Dragoon are ridiculously large and heavy guns, even by black powder standards. Add to that the awful sights... I'd never own one.
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 you could hold in your hand.

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Old July 7, 2018, 09:02 PM   #12
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I like the Uberti Walker it was the first black powder revolver I got in the 80's I have used it on a lot of small game mostly Grouse
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Old July 7, 2018, 10:32 PM   #13
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Steal of deal when compared to Midway USA's sale price of $369.99
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/78...eel-frame-blue

Or Cabela's $449.99
https://www.cabelas.com/product/Uber...7.uts?slotId=0
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Old July 8, 2018, 01:09 AM   #14
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He's already sold a mess of them. People need to get on this NOW if they want one.

Also for god's sake, bleach the cylinder with vinegar so it at least looks passingly like an original.

He needs to put some Uberti Remys on sale, that's one gun that I want.

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Old July 8, 2018, 11:08 AM   #15
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And they're gone, good price they were.
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Old July 8, 2018, 12:41 PM   #16
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He's got more:

https://www.gunbroker.com/Black-Powd...02&PageSize=24
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Old July 8, 2018, 05:30 PM   #17
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Just bought one, I’ll post pics and such when it’s gets to me!
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Old July 8, 2018, 06:10 PM   #18
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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 you could hold in your hand.
Yep... Historical shooting. Love it. I won't carry one in the woods, but once in awhile the Walker will go to the range with me. Also when 'talking' guns, it is fun to pull out and do some comparisons to later Colt revolvers with people. Good conversation piece... It's just not a 'hip' holstered revolver or for quick draw .
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Old July 8, 2018, 09:12 PM   #19
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They were carried on the belt:



That's Colonel Walker, BTW.

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Old July 8, 2018, 09:23 PM   #20
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THIS is what the finish looked like on real Walkers:



http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php?topic=1531.0

The repros look NOTHING like the genuine article.
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Old July 8, 2018, 10:17 PM   #21
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the grips are too goofy. PASS.
Shape, material?
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Old July 8, 2018, 10:30 PM   #22
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I carried my Walker on the belt for 4 years when I was walking fence on the farm. I didn't quick draw it, but I did dispatch a lot of rattlers with it. I left it blued too, I kinda like the blue look. It was a bit heavy to carry, but I really enjoyed shooting it and it was quite accurate with that long barrel, so it was my choice of carry then.
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Old July 8, 2018, 11:18 PM   #23
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Shape, material?
Yes.
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Old July 9, 2018, 10:43 PM   #24
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Here's another pristine original:



https://www.antiquesandthearts.com/j...record-920000/

Sold for $920,000 at auction.

THREE THOUSAND TIMES more expensive than a repro Uberti(!!!).

With a cylinder bleach and some recontouring and refinishing of the grips, one would have an awfully close copy.
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Old July 11, 2018, 05:21 PM   #25
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Got it

Came in today, fast ship! Fit and finish look good except for a few sharp edges. Will be working on it this weekend.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...711_150516.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...1_150539_1.jpg

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