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Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by sharps4590, May 29, 2020.
I do believe The Duke carried a dragoon.
I know "Mr. Wilson", aka Clint Eastwood, in The Outlaw Josey Wales" carried a Baby Dragoon. Though he was called "Josey" throughout the movie, in one of the last scenes where the guy hunting him has his confrontation with "Josey Wales" he calls him "Mr. Wilson."
Incidentally, "Mr. Wilson" in the book, "Gone to Texas" and the Eastwood movie was based on Bill Wilson, a local Civil War era character/outlaw. Along with most of our area I have the privilege of knowing his great grandson who was a businessman in the area for most of his life. He's retired now and does a portrayal of his predecessor as well as having written a short book on his great grandfather. Back when our Bill Wilson began doing his portrayal he asked if he could use my 1860 Army. He never did as shortly thereafter he bought a pair of his own. I THINK the original farm is still in the family or, at least a part of it.
Mattie in True Grit had a Dragoon. I think she had a Walker in the book but in the movie it was a Dragoon
Hardy Fimps (the youngest, 10 years old) in Duke's The Cowboys used one.
That's near the top of my list of favorite John Wayne movies.
Saddle up, we're wastin' daylight.....
"While I have the dollar and the inclination, sadly, I do not have the time."
THAT was a classic line, in a classic scene!!
Ain't no such thing as enough gun, especially when it come to horseflies!
No range report or anything that interesting....just that the mold is supposed to be here today. THEN we'll get after it with a hickory switch!!!!
HA!!!! Mold arrived a couple hours ago so I immediately cast up about 100 balls. Now I had "bullets" so I had to try it. 9 rounds, 21 fee/7 yds. just a smidgen less than 3 inches. I shot the 10th at a blue jay about 40 yards away....couldn't resisit.....should have. I don't know where it went but from the bird's reaction it wasn't close enough to scare it....and it didn't fall from the tree and I didn't see any feathers pulled. I didn't look for signs of a hit so no follow up....I don't believe it was necessary. It appeared the blue jay flew away unharmed.
This one takes 15 grs. of Fffg under the .319 round ball, #10 CCI percussion caps. 'Bout like a 22 revolver in recoil but I'm certain a 22LR eats it up ballistically.