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Old Uberti Walker came my way.

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Last westernweekend at Horst a friend gave me this old replica made by Uberti of a Colt Walker model 1847. I do like it for sure. I did shoot it with 45 grains of blackpowder. A normal .44 reolver uses just 28 grain. You can use more, but I do not like that. The shooting with this heafty cannon is more like a workout that a shooting match. Just cleaned in and out. Suprised where the blackpowderfouling is to be found. Now it is in my collection. I am happy with it. Just for to compair a Pietta made Le Matt.
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I use up to 60 grains in mine with no ill effects so far.
I know. The Walker could handle that load with no problem. The only problem was that I was busy shooting at the match with the Walker. Sombody offered me glass tubes filled with blackpowder with around 60 grain. He said when you use this loads you have to cut off the roundball to pusch this load in your cilinder. Nice offer but not during a match and I never cut of any balls.
SO....if you do cut off the balls does the guns report go soprano...or is it high tenor ??
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Well, actualy when it is fired it sounds like a very big bang and the loading lever commes down. Accuracy is complete gonne.
But the revolver is forgiving, you can use new balls when you load it again.
I know. The Walker could handle that load with no problem. The only problem was that I was busy shooting at the match with the Walker. Sombody offered me glass tubes filled with blackpowder with around 60 grain. He said when you use this loads you have to cut off the roundball to pusch this load in your cilinder. Nice offer but not during a match and I never cut of any balls.
I'm not sure what you mean by cut off the roundball, do you mean reducing the size of the ball?
No reducing the size diameter of the ball does not work. Becouse by the first shot fired all balls would be fall out of the cilinder. The meaning was that you cut of the top of the ball sticking out of the cilinder after pressing it in the chamber. Becouse the amount of blackpowder of more than 60 grain the ball would not fit. So. I have seen that the shooter cuts of the top off the ball with a sharp knive and then place the cilinder back. I do not like this methode, becouse it is more about the big bang then for accuracy.
I have not done that with my Walker. 45 grain was enough. The bang was impressive and the accuracy was good.
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Nice site. Thanks for sharing.
SO....if you do cut off the balls does the guns report go soprano...or is it high tenor ??
Now that right there is funny!
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