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Question by Del in KS. Uploaded on January 28, 2010
1847 Colt? looks alot like the one in the cabelas shooting catalog anyways. i could be wrong.
My guess would be an 1851 Colt Navy revolver.
Walker Colt Favored by the Texas Rangers and their infamous leader .....
Gus had himself a Colt Walker or might have been a Dragoon the only thing I remember is the size and its big so my guess goes to either of the 2.
The Walker Colt or Dragoon would be too big. A Colt 1860 Army.
Walker Colt, Model of 1847 with a conversion to cartriges.
The 1847 Walker Colt carried by Gus is as ubiquitously iconic as the the Texas Rangers!!!
what's the answer Del?
Walker colt. Remember when he hits the bartender in San Antonio with it then tosses his shot glass and shoots it in the air. Hard to say if he had it converted to cartridges-you never see him reload. Gus also had a Henry lever action rifle.
Didn't I see Gus stuffing brass cartridges into his revolver in the gully when he and Pea Eye were surrounded by Indians, and Pea escaped to get help?
I've seen LD many times but I don't recall-you could very well be right.
BTW I make these questions up from memory only so if memory fails I could be wrong.
Augustus McCrae's (Robert Duvall) pistol in the film is a Colt Walker 1847 revolver with a conversion to fire metallic cartridges. Cartridge conversions are commonly done to percussion revolvers in films because firing black powder is potentially dangerous and using metallic blank cartridges is both safer and cheaper to use. While cartridge conversions were popular in the actual old west, they typically allowed the guns to be easier reloaded, while guns used in films try to make them less noticeable to fool the audience into thinking they ARE percussion guns.
That was a great scene when he pulls out that big old Walker Colt and breaks the shot glass tossed into the air after "educating" the barkeep. Now I want to drag out the tapes and watch it again. The book was also a great read. It was a shame they did not go into the "Texas Bull" in the movie. PETA would have probably got on them.
It is definetly either a Walker or one of the three Dragoon models. For those of you who said that it was an 1851 Navy or an 1860 Army are underestimatin' just how small they are compared to ole' Gus's hog leg. I'm also fairly sertain' that it has a cartrage conversion cylinder because the cylinder has no engravings on it like the percussion cylinder does.
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