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Big Iron: Development of the Colt 1848 Dragoon Revolver

AndyinEverson

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Ah, it must be the Walker I was thinking of. From the Josey Wales poster.
Yep Josey Wales uses the Walker revolver in the poster...he is a walking advertisement for Colt revolvers...
He also uses the :
Dragoon
1851 Navy
And a Pocket Police or Pocket Navy

Seen in the movie are also numerous 1860 Army revolvers and several Colt conversions ....
Excellent movie , one of my favorites for sure.
Andy
 

AndyinEverson

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My that is a classic. And what a testament to the craftsmanship that it still runs. :)
It is indeed a Colt made Dragoon...but its a 2nd Generation...Colt made* the 2nd Generation Cap and Ball revolvers in the 1970's and 1980's.
I am the second owner of this Dragoon....the first owner "Antiqued" it to make it look old.
I wish he didn't ...but what can ya do...?
So I just enjoy it as it is and shoot it quite often.
* There is quite the "discussion" over just which ones Colt made , assembled or just stamped and if any should be considered "actual" Colt revolvers ...but that might be left for a different thread...:D
Andy
Edit to add in :
The oldest gun that I still shoot is a J.Henry Trade Rifle circa 1800 or so....
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Reminds me of a Marty Robbins song:

To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
Hardly spoke to folks around him, didn't have too much to say,
No one dared to ask his business, no one dared to make a slip
The stranger there among them had a big iron on his hip,
A big iron on his hip.
 

titsonritz

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Reminds me of a Marty Robbins song:

To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
Hardly spoke to folks around him, didn't have too much to say,
No one dared to ask his business, no one dared to make a slip
The stranger there among them had a big iron on his hip,
A big iron on his hip.
That was my first thought...
 

titsonritz

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Love that Album....My daughter and I would sing along to the songs , when she was little....:D
Andy
Growing up I hit the record player pretty hard, mom didn't care for much for my music: Aerosmith, AC/DC, the Stones, Van Halen and such (she just couldn't get into Running with the Devil and Squealer :)) but she would compromise and let me pick what ever I wanted out of her records, Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads and Johnny Horton's Greatest Hits got the most plays and I still listen to both to this day.
 

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