Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by deadeye dick, Sep 18, 2022.
Maybe a Colt’s?
Thank you very much for the link. Just what i wanted to know. This forum is awesome.
This from the Internet Firearm Database. They are generally pretty accurate but probably not as discerning as some of the members here:
Single Action Army US Marshal Matt Dillon Gunsmoke 7.5" barreled "Cavalry Model" 1955-1975
Winchester Model 1873 US Marshal Matt Dillon Gunsmoke 24" Barrel Rifle 1955-1975
I'm sure you are correct. As I said the members here are much more discerning about such things. That database tends to be more correct on movies and TV shows of the last 20 years than the older movies and shows. Just like Wikipedia, I sometimes use it as a starting point.
The standard model as furnished had the Christy type firing pin. For $8.00 more a Colt hammer could be substituted. And those early hammers were in fact made by Colt and bore the rampant colt trademark.
And, the successor to the Great Western, the Hy Hunter, also had the Christy firing pin.
What did he use for the 9 year radio run?
Jack Palance...the perfect bad guy. As I recall he was a WW2 vet and was burned about the face...I'd cast him to be a hired gun, too.
It was probably a big stick hitting a table in the radio series for the main shot sound, no need for an actual gun although people weren't as stupid back then as they are now. Knew that a gun was made to kill people, not for testing a vest on your best friend, to see how well it will protect!
FYI William Conrad of Cannon fame played Matt Dillon on radio.
I don't know what gun he used, if any at all. But he would have had to have a larger gun belt!
I don't think a stick and box would have produced the sound of gunfire. My guess is that it would have been some kind of compressed air device, as radio gunshots never sounded like gunshots, that is, no sharp report.
opening sound was of Matt's footsteps
on a stairway after saying "bye" to
I'm guessing she was sick that day
and he had paid a "get well" call.
The ones from that era tended to make the outcome of a sharp crack (like a stick hitting a flat surface) into a thump like dropping a fat book on a desk. Also, in those days, everything was on AM radio, with it's lack of the higher frequencies found in loud, percussive sounds.
At least that is something I've learned in 60 years in the broadcast business.
A 10 minute 1938 short.
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