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Discussion in 'Handguns' started by PluggedNickel, Nov 13, 2018.
PluggedNickel, I see you change your avatar, The Duke would never wear his pistol that way.
Isn’t RIP Ford supposed to be carrying a pair of Walkers on his belt in this photo?
Bicycle inner tube or similar works great.
A person is only limited by his imagination.
And as stated earlier.
The walker was called a horse pistol, not because of shooting horses, but were carried on a holster on the saddle horn.FYI
I also did not know that pedersoli made a walker. I will have to look it up in my blue book of muzzle loading firearms. I have uberti's, pieta's, and asm (armi san marco) the spelling may be wrong.
Ah, but the Duke was a pussy, I ain’t!
Yep, we know this. Although a Texas Ranger did have a negligent discharge, it killed his horse stone cold dead instantly.
I believe you are right, he looks astonishingly like the real Captain Sam Walker too.
I do believe that if you go back to post #27 you'll read that I admitted that I'd made a mistake. Uberti DO, but Pedersoli DON'T. Will THAT do by way of an apology?
I reckon your hoss would have his smoko out of that nosebag !! I to have to use a historical rubber band on my 3rd mod dragoon when I use bigger charges. Nice rig and you will have a bunch of fun with it !! You have some nice gear, I would not have waited till I retire, might not make it !!
Thanks. Well, I started buying black powder guns and accessories 10 years ago, life had been pretty hectic, the last 10 years working, my days were full of other activities, I guess I found to be priorities. I feel you about not making it. I felt that way on more than one occasion while getting close to retirement too! But here I am still kicking, after over 50 years of working.
Work, didn’t kill me, it just got in the way of having more fun!
I thought one of the Texas Rangers was known to carry his. RIP Ford? A small statured man whomever it was.
I seem to recall that as well. Makes sense, if it’s the only pistol you have, why wouldn’t you carry it while dismounted if your a Texas Ranger?
Maybe one Augustus McCrea was based upon?
Captain Samual Walker was a much younger man though. I think he only lived to be 32, before killed in battle with Mexicans.
It is really hard to tell, in this grainy old tin type from the early 1800's, but could it be Capt Walker has his hand on a Colt Walker in a cross draw holster? Could be, he's got his hand on something for sure!
It seems you are correct he was a famous Texas Ranger and probably carried them during the Un-Civil War as well.
Most men were smaller, shorter back then. John Salmon RIP Ford, may have been small in stature, but he was a hero, for the Texas Rangers, and of the South during the Civil War. He had no back down in him.
A Walker or Dragoon with a 5.5" or 6" barrel would be an interesting carry gun.
Some more interesting pictures of Texas Rangers! The group of five is supposed to be RIP Ford's men.
Texas Rangers, one with a Colt Walker in cross draw holster, ain't no other revolver of that era 15" long! The grips give it away as well as the Ram Lever.
These early tintypes were sold at auction. Strangely, the Sam Walker, RIP Ford ones didn't sell. The RIP Ford five sold for $6,000.00 per an article by True West Magazine.
You know, I read somewhere that the holsters issued the Texas Rangers were designed to be carried on the pommel and were also adaptable to belt carry. It only makes sense. I read that while browsing for a holster for my walker, it was on one of the manufacturers web sites. He had a copy of an early Walker holster like the Josey Wales holsters. Turns out they were historically correct as well.
I sure as heck wouldn't want to get pistol whipped with a Walker! Ouch! That would put your lights out pretty quick!
And here is were that modern bullet chart ended up. In case you're wondering.
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