Uberti 1847 Colt Walker Reproduction and holster/belt rig

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  1. Nov 17, 2018 #41

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    PluggedNickel, I see you change your avatar, The Duke would never wear his pistol that way.
     
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    Isn’t RIP Ford supposed to be carrying a pair of Walkers on his belt in this photo?
     

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    Bicycle inner tube or similar works great.
    A person is only limited by his imagination.
     
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    And as stated earlier.
    The walker was called a horse pistol, not because of shooting horses, but were carried on a holster on the saddle horn.FYI
     
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    I also did not know that pedersoli made a walker. I will have to look it up in my blue book of muzzle loading firearms. I have uberti's, pieta's, and asm (armi san marco) the spelling may be wrong.
     
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    Ah, but the Duke was a pussy, I ain’t! ;)
     
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    Yep, we know this. Although a Texas Ranger did have a negligent discharge, it killed his horse stone cold dead instantly.
     
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    I believe you are right, he looks astonishingly like the real Captain Sam Walker too.
     
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    I do believe that if you go back to post #27 you'll read that I admitted that I'd made a mistake. Uberti DO, but Pedersoli DON'T. Will THAT do by way of an apology?
     
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    I reckon your hoss would have his smoko out of that nosebag !! I to have to use a historical rubber band on my 3rd mod dragoon when I use bigger charges. Nice rig and you will have a bunch of fun with it !! You have some nice gear, I would not have waited till I retire, might not make it !!
     
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    Thanks. Well, I started buying black powder guns and accessories 10 years ago, life had been pretty hectic, the last 10 years working, my days were full of other activities, I guess I found to be priorities. I feel you about not making it. I felt that way on more than one occasion while getting close to retirement too! But here I am still kicking, after over 50 years of working.
    Work, didn’t kill me, it just got in the way of having more fun!
     
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    I thought one of the Texas Rangers was known to carry his. RIP Ford? A small statured man whomever it was.
     
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    I seem to recall that as well. Makes sense, if it’s the only pistol you have, why wouldn’t you carry it while dismounted if your a Texas Ranger?

    Maybe one Augustus McCrea was based upon?
     
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    Captain Samual Walker was a much younger man though. I think he only lived to be 32, before killed in battle with Mexicans.[​IMG][​IMG]
    It is really hard to tell, in this grainy old tin type from the early 1800's, but could it be Capt Walker has his hand on a Colt Walker in a cross draw holster? Could be, he's got his hand on something for sure!
     
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    Most men were smaller, shorter back then. John Salmon RIP Ford, may have been small in stature, but he was a hero, for the Texas Rangers, and of the South during the Civil War. He had no back down in him.
     
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    A Walker or Dragoon with a 5.5" or 6" barrel would be an interesting carry gun.
     
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    Some more interesting pictures of Texas Rangers! The group of five is supposed to be RIP Ford's men.
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    Texas Rangers, one with a Colt Walker in cross draw holster, ain't no other revolver of that era 15" long! The grips give it away as well as the Ram Lever.
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    These early tintypes were sold at auction. Strangely, the Sam Walker, RIP Ford ones didn't sell. The RIP Ford five sold for $6,000.00 per an article by True West Magazine.
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    You know, I read somewhere that the holsters issued the Texas Rangers were designed to be carried on the pommel and were also adaptable to belt carry. It only makes sense. I read that while browsing for a holster for my walker, it was on one of the manufacturers web sites. He had a copy of an early Walker holster like the Josey Wales holsters. Turns out they were historically correct as well.
    I sure as heck wouldn't want to get pistol whipped with a Walker! Ouch! That would put your lights out pretty quick!
     
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    And here is were that modern bullet chart ended up. In case you're wondering.[​IMG]
     

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