- Jun 12, 2018
Thanks lelliot 19. I know from past experience that this is the place to come for authentic historical perspective.Hi KJ. Nice image. Thanks for sharing it. I'm sure some of the folks who know more will be along to shortly to provide some real expertise, but I thought I'd reply to your post in an effort to keep it bumped up on the page.
In my completely non-expert opinion, the clothing and hairstyle seem to suggest 1890s. I believe that is when the white collar on a colored or patterned short became popular? And I'm certainly not a gun expert by any stretch, but it looks to me like it could be some kind of sporterized/cut down cavalry rifle?
Paging @ucvrelics.com @Jobe Holiday @johan_steele @Lanyard Puller @Craig L Barry I feel confident one of these guys will be able to ID the gun for you.
I think we have a winner!!! Also, the rifle John Wayne used as Rooster Cogburn was the same one he carried in "Stagecoach," his breakout film (and some critic call the first "serious" western). The elongated loop does nothing for the function of the rifle; it just makes it look cool. IIRC, it is now in the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, or it was when I saw it many years ago.That's Frank Hamer, Texas Ranger in the photo. He is noted for tracking down Bonnie and Clyde. Kind of late for the ACW.