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Some years ago -- back in the 90s -- a neighbor of mine had an 1847 Walker Dragoon replica that he had assembled from a kit. It was very rough looking. The frame's steel was rough, with a sand cast surface, and the grips were just a couple of blocks of wood. I asked him if I could borrow it so I could "clean it up some." Well, I kinda went overboard. I sanded all the sand casting surfaces smooth with crocus cloth, then blued the steel, and then carved the grips until they had a smooth contour, fitting flush with the grip frame. When I gave it back to him, he was amazed, not even recognizing his own revolver.

I tell ya what, finishing off that kit was a lot of fun. Recently, I've been thinking about doing another one -- for me this time -- and I'd like it to be a '47 Walker Dragoon, but I haven't had any luck finding one. Dixie Gun Works has a "Texas or Buffalo Revolver & Kit" that actually looks quite interesting. Not familiar with this model, but it comes in .44 caliber and has a 12" barrel! Priced reasonably at about $220 too.

So far, after scouring the 'net using a variety of search strings, the above is the only BP revolver kit I have been able to find. Not a bad looking kit, I think, but I always prefer having a selection to choose from. So, if you know of anyone else who offers a revolver kit -- especially if it's a '47 Walker Dragoon -- I'd sure like to hear from you.
 

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