"Wayne was a gun collector; he would never have allowed such a fine piece to be abused that way."Good read. I found this line in it entertaining.
"By the way, for those of you who shuddered (along with yours truly) when Wayne’s character J.B. Books fell to his death in the saloon and young Ron Howard sent Books’ gun crashing across the room … never fear, that airborne six-shooter was actually a cheap double gun made up to look like one of Duke’s Great Western Arms six-guns. Wayne was a gun collector; he never would have allowed such a fine piece to be abused that way."
The "cheap double gun" in question was a ruger.
The other SAA is a standard 3rd generation .45 that belonged to my late brother. I added the reproduction stocks to emulate what Duke carried in films. The hat is a licensed copy of one John Wayne wore in some of his films...not sure which films. I picked it up in AZ a few years ago. The holster and belt is a Bianchi set made to go with Colt's commemorative revolver. I also have a Bianchi scabbard for the commemorative Model 94 I have. Along with that I have a .22 SAA "Duke" commemorative.I have one of those coins. My wife's grandmother gave it to me a few years back at Christmas. Never been a fan of commemoratives, but you can give me that JW with ivories any day. Is the other SAA a JW commemorative as well?
Carrying two colts? The second gen with walnut grips, those grips I got from Dave Lanara and are from a barn built in 1873. 1873 wood on an 1873 peacemaker? Doesn't get much better than that.Awesome...how can you do better than a SAA John Wayne would carry and in an El Paso rig?