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    Unusual Colt seen in a western......

    I caught a part of a movie last night. In the scene Tom Mix was holding a man at gunpoint. As he was distracted, the man jumped him and they wrestled for the gun, dropping it on the floor. As they struggled the gun was shown in close up, and it appeared to be a Police Positive. I heard that Tom Mix cold not handle a Colt Single Action and opted for a double action revolver.

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    I think DA revolvers were often used (sometimes modified to look like a SA). They fired faster for the actors...especially not well trained or fumble fingered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash View Post
    I think DA revolvers were often used (sometimes modified to look like a SA). They fired faster for the actors...especially not well trained or fumble fingered.
    Agree

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    That's the only reason the 1878 sold!
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    I recall seeing that gun or one similar of Tom Mix at the old Roy Rogers museum in Victorville Calif years ago. Also I believe I seen one at the Gene Autry museum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash View Post
    I think DA revolvers were often used (sometimes modified to look like a SA). They fired faster for the actors...especially not well trained or fumble fingered.
    Many years ago antique dealer Robert Ables, of New York City, featured in his catalog a number of Colt New Service and S&W N-Frame revolvers that had had ejector housings added and jigged bone grips that were movie prop guns. It is my understanding these were selected as they could fire the Five-In-One blanks of the period.

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    I saw a still of Tom Mix holding a colt in each hand. one was a colt OP and the other was a colt saa. If you didn't look closely you would think it was two Colt SAA's. Hollywood.
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    Tom Mix was known to carry Bisleys in some of his movies.

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    This one was in the movies after it came back from the Philippines.

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    In a Doc O'Meara book I have it shows a bunch of Mix guns. His primary pair it seems were two nickel/pearl Colt Army specials or O.P.s. They showed much use. Also a pair of Officer's models with scrimshawed ivories. But in some pictures I have in western movie books he packs an unmatched pair of SAAs. A blue jigged bone long flute .45 and a blue pearl handled .38-40. Here he is holding them here. But in most pictures he's holding the pearl handled .38s.

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