Cute little revolver!!

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by sharps4590, May 29, 2020.

  1. tedwitt

    tedwitt 440 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    8,357
    Location:
    The Lone Star State
    I do believe The Duke carried a dragoon.
    SWEET!!
     
    sharps4590 likes this.
  2. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    9,807
    Location:
    Missouri Ozarks
    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.
     
    BlackEagle and tedwitt like this.

  3. Grizzley1

    Grizzley1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2014
    Messages:
    8,314
    Location:
    Oregon.
    Mattie in True Grit had a Dragoon. I think she had a Walker in the book but in the movie it was a Dragoon
     
    sharps4590 likes this.
  4. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    16,786
    Location:
    NW Florida
    Hardy Fimps (the youngest, 10 years old) in Duke's The Cowboys used one.

    [​IMG]
     
    BlackEagle, sharps4590 and Grizzley1 like this.
  5. Grizzley1

    Grizzley1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2014
    Messages:
    8,314
    Location:
    Oregon.
    That's near the top of my list of favorite John Wayne movies.
     
    sharps4590 and howlnmad like this.
  6. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    9,807
    Location:
    Missouri Ozarks
    Saddle up, we're wastin' daylight.....
     
    Grizzley1 likes this.
  7. Grizzley1

    Grizzley1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2014
    Messages:
    8,314
    Location:
    Oregon.
    "While I have the dollar and the inclination, sadly, I do not have the time.";)
     
    sharps4590 likes this.
  8. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    9,807
    Location:
    Missouri Ozarks
    THAT was a classic line, in a classic scene!!
     
    howlnmad and Grizzley1 like this.
  9. TRAP55

    TRAP55 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Messages:
    3,603
    Location:
    Occupied Territory Of Kalifornia
    Ain't no such thing as enough gun, especially when it come to horseflies!:D
     
  10. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    9,807
    Location:
    Missouri Ozarks
    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!!!!
     
    Grizzley1 likes this.
  11. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    9,807
    Location:
    Missouri Ozarks
    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.

    P1010014.JPG
     
    TigerLeo, Kweeksdraw and howlnmad like this.