Ryo- Colt Navy Revolver

Ryo- Colt Navy Revolver

Yes Wild Bill was killed in a card game, unsure if he had Aces & 8's.
This is the type of gun he carried.

Samuel Colt designed the Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Caliber (i.e., .36 cal) between 1847 and 1850 - the actual year of introduction. It remained in production until 1873, when revolvers using fixed cartridges came into widespread use. Total production numbers were exceeded only by the Colt Pocket models in concurrent development, and numbered some 250,000 domestic units and about 22,000 produced in the Colt London Armory. (Wilson, 1985)

The designation "Colt 1851 Navy" was applied by collectors, though the popular name "Navy Revolver" is of early origin, as the gun was frequently called the "Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Caliber." (ibid, Wilson) The cylinder was engraved with a scene of the victory of the Second Texas Navy at the Battle of Campeche in May 1843. The Texas Navy had purchased the earlier Colt Paterson Revolver, but this was Colt's first major success in the gun trade; the naval theme of the engraved cylinder of the Colt 1851 Navy revolver was Colt's gesture of appreciation. Despite the "Navy" designation, the revolver was chiefly purchased by civilians and military land forces(ibid Wilson 1985).

Famous "Navy" users included Wild Bill Hickok, Richard Francis Burton, Ned Kelly, and Robert E. Lee. Usage continued long after more modern cartridge revolvers were introduced in 1873.

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 10:47 AM

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just work of art. ryo have actual seen one of these guns at the Alamo State Museum in San Antonio, Texas. the story you glean from the "Wilson" book is just outstanding and this really help pluck up ryo low spirits. domo arigato goziemasu! ryo have alway been very fond of ojiisan, and thing like this is one of main reason why. not know how to thank you properly other than to continue to be good soldier in our Gunslot Army. maybe because we have so many Marine Corp member now we should also have the Gunslot Marines and vice president victor chan can be first Commandant of GMC, Gunslot Marine Corps neh!
Ojiisan, ryo very grateful to you for this kind of story. and for everything else. was going to make big update to you today about accomplishments of design team, but as you already know, the dang blasted poopy pm mail system blow a main marvin, er gaskett! (gomen marvin, gomen, was only kidding. please don't eat little ryo. am actual very small and stringy and so most likely give you indigestion hiccup!) so hopefully pm system will be restore soon and marvin and quinton will not eat little ryo for complaint. hiccup! anyway if you not mind be patient, ryo will get you big update as soon as system is restore.

Your ichiban magomusuko,

LittleDragon
PS was so very kewl to meet the new guy yesterday mjh and some numbers ryo not remember, but he say it ok to call him gunny. it way kewl cause gunny speak pretty good Nihongo except with Okinawan dialect, which even for kansai ben speaker like ryo is little bit difficult. the southern islands dialect is very much different from the two standard Nihongo dialects of kansai ben and yamato ben. even so it'll be nice to have nice man like him to speak in nihongo with on the forum. he even like the same kind nihongi films and anime that ryo and little brother like! he is going to make fine addition to our Gunslot Army because he have very kewl knowledge and he write really clear so is very easy to understand him. even LLE san give him big compliment yesterday. that's pretty impressive right there neh.
Gomen, gomen for such long PS.

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 10:52 AM

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all over the South...lol
Thank you for kind words, but not really necessary. I know we are friends, so just keep being kewl and hope we don't 'splode another Marvin or Quinton.

5 years 2 weeks ago, 10:53 AM

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is hot, molten lead.

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