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    Colt Walker Reproductions

    I'm thinking of buying a 1847 Colt Walker Reproduction. Is there more than one company reproducing this gun? If so which would be the best? Also, would there be a version that uses cartridges instead of black powder?

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    Re: Colt Walker Reproductions

    From reading this and other forums, my impression is that replicas made by Uberti are very high quality. I just ordered an Uberti Colt 1860 Army replica from Midway. Midway also sells conversion cylinders.

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    Re: Colt Walker Reproductions

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    ...would there be a version that uses cartridges instead of black powder?

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    Well, no matter what it looked like, it would NOT be a reproduction of an 1847 Walker, now would it?
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    Re: Colt Walker Reproductions

    Welcome to the forum. I've also had good luck with a Uberti gun. If you keep your eyes open you might even locate a Colt signature series gun. I believe these to be about the best Walkers available. No idea if you can get a cartridge conversion for it though.
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    Re: Colt Walker Reproductions

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    I'm thinking of buying a 1847 Colt Walker Reproduction. Is there more than one company reproducing this gun? If so which would be the best? Also, would there be a version that uses cartridges instead of black powder?

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    You want the best? Do a search on GunBroker.com. There's a Colt signature series Walker for sale right now.
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    Re: Colt Walker Reproductions

    No "reproduction" Walker uses a fixed-cartridge cylinder. The Walker is a muzzle loader introduced in 1847, before fixed cartridge ammunition was available.

    There are some companies that make replacement cylinders that allow the use of fixed cartridge ammunition in muzzle loaders, but I do not recall seeing one for the giant Walker cylinder. Someone here may know for sure.

    If you intend to shoot it, it does not make sense to buy a "real" Colt since its value will be reduced greatly by shooting. Just buy a Uberti, which is very high quality, for a shooter, and leave the Colts unfired for collectors.

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    Re: Colt Walker Reproductions

    Hi SKJ,

    Taylor & Co, a firm that makes modern replics of old time weapons primarily for Cowboy action shooters has a drop in cartridge conversion cylinder for the Walker pistol along with a number of the other Colt BP models as well as other manufacturer's guns of the day. I have a cartridge conversion cylinder for my Remington M-1858 made by Taylor... Just Google their name and I'm sure you will find them in the listings. There are several known original Walker pistols that were converted to cartridge fire by local gunsmiths of the era, just like other Colts were... so a Cartridge replica is in keeping with a historical perspective on shooting them... Hope that helps! Bob

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    Re: Colt Walker Reproductions

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions. If my next question seems stupid it's because I'm new at this plus I'm a dumb ass Canadian? Can you use black powder one day then switch to the conversion cylinder the next day and so forth.

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    Re: Colt Walker Reproductions

    CDAG, the company is actually Taylor's & Company. (Taylor & Company is the name of a firearms dealer in a little town in Iowa with which I am very familiar.) I knew Taylor's & Company sells fixed ammunition cylinders for many muzzle loader revolvers, but was not sure they have one for the giant Walker. While I have not checked, apparently they do.

    SKJ, there is no reason why one could not switch from fixed ammunition to black powder and back again as fast as the gun could be cleaned and the cylinder swapped.

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    Re: Colt Walker Reproductions

    You might also try Cimarron Firearms. They sell the cylinder that chambers the 45 Long Colt that can be used in a Uberti Walker. However, when you've got a Walker, whether original or repro, why would you want to change it?


 

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