Another Tintype Image - Man with Colt Single Action Revolver
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
Like Tree44Likes

Thread: Another Tintype Image - Man with Colt Single Action Revolver

  1. #1
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    55706
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    239
    Liked
    742 times

    Another Tintype Image - Man with Colt Single Action Revolver

    I thought others might like to see an interesting old tintype that I recently acquired showing an unidentified man posing with a Colt Single Action revolver. I think it was probably made about 1876. It's similar to one made of notorious gunman John Wesley Hardin (4th photo).

    Since tintype images are reversed, I flipped a few of these photos so they are orientation correctly.

    Rusty Edwards



    0001.jpg0002.jpg0003.jpg0004.jpg

  2. #2
    Senior Member

    Member #
    66711
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    796
    Liked
    1311 times
    A neat early image of a 1-piece walnut gripped Colt SAA. At first I thought it had a round ejector head (pre-1880), but not sure. Thanks for sharing!
    WVCOLT likes this.

  3. #3
    Senior Member

    Member #
    29200
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    In the past- another country
    Posts
    1,972
    Liked
    2687 times
    Nice photo, Thanks!
    WVCOLT likes this.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    ColtForum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    28238
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    West Virginia (Almost Heaven)
    Posts
    2,623
    Liked
    2998 times
    Love these type of photos.. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Colt-SL likes this.
    - Terry -
    " WVCOLT "

    " God created man, but Samuel Colt made them equal "
    " I carry because I'm too young to die and too old to run "

  6. #5
    Senior Member

    Member #
    5023
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northern Calfornia
    Posts
    8,288
    Liked
    12160 times
    Great picture. I stared at the guys face trying to see if he reminded me of anyone famous from my million western books. I can't enlarge on this computer. Can you see bullets peaking out in the chambers?

  7. #6
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    55706
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    239
    Liked
    742 times
    It's hard to tell if the cylinder is loaded, but you can definitely see that his finger is on the trigger.

  8. #7
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    55706
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    239
    Liked
    742 times

    Some More Old West Photos

    Here are a few more Old West tintype photos from my collection. The first is a teamster (a wagon or stage coach driver) with his whip, the second one shows five cowboys in their bunkhouse; the third shows three men, possibly a father and his two sons, and the last one shows a boarding house during the 1880s. Interestingly, the building has screens on the windows. Screens started to appear on windows in the mid-1800s.

    Rusty Edwards
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Ruster; 07-12-2019 at 05:56 AM.

  9. #8
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    37201
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    361
    Liked
    459 times
    great pictures, thanks for showing them
    Happy Trails
    Kid O'Folliard
    SASS life # 55314
    BDS Western # 625

  10. #9
    Senior Member

    Member #
    5023
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northern Calfornia
    Posts
    8,288
    Liked
    12160 times
    When I see old pictures at the flea market or antique shops I look for ones of people with guns that are very desirable, and see if i might remotely find someone famous. No luck except this post card I've posted before. Probably sheepmen from the late teens or 20s. I forgot what the consensus was here when I tried to date it. It's a posed but looks like an impromptu taken picture. Looks like Colt New Service and for sure a SAA with wood grips. Hey! Maybe that's Charles M. Russell on the left!!

    Last edited by Wyatt Burp; 07-12-2019 at 01:36 PM.
    Kurusu and krag96 like this.

  11. #10
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    55706
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    239
    Liked
    742 times
    That's a huge bottle those guys are passing! Hopefully the horses know their way home.
    Wyatt Burp likes this.


 
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
We are not associated with Colt's Manufacturing LLC. We are an enthusiast site comprised of Colt Fans.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.