Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Sam Elliott--Rifleman

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Cosmoline, Feb 20, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    23,648
    Location:
    Los Anchorage
    [​IMG]

    I haven't seen "Thank You For Smoking" yet, but I found that pic of Sam Elliott with a very nice looking Winchester and what appeared to be custom sights. I poked around a little bit and found this:

    http://www.preview-online.com/w2006/feature_articles/smoking/page2.html
     
  2. panther22

    panther22 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    192
    Location:
    missouri
    I've always liked Sam.
     
  3. ojibweindian

    ojibweindian Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    2,300
    Location:
    Union Grove, Alabama
  4. High Planes Drifter

    High Planes Drifter Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Messages:
    1,204
  5. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,356
    Location:
    Oregon
    I don't think anyone can play a cowboy as well as he can (currently).
     
  6. vintage68

    vintage68 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    140
    He's one of my favorites. Sure wish they'd cast HIM in Shooter (the film adaptation of "Point of Impact" )instead of Marky Mark for chirssakes!

    He'd make a perfect Bob Lee Swagger...
     
  7. Swampy

    Swampy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    906
    Location:
    SouthWest MO
    He's good, no doubt.

    I think Selleck does OK, and I was pretty impressed by Robert Duvall in "Open Range".

    Best regards to all,
    Swampy

    Garands forever
     
  8. redneckrepairs

    redneckrepairs Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,116
    Having worked closely with Sam on a remote set in southeast colorado I can say from personal knoledge that he is the absolute deffinition of a gentleman. A fella who deeply cares for all around him, and willing to go the extra mile ( to exhaustion ) for his fans. Sam is also an avid and vocal ( in his personal life ) supporter of the 2nd. Quite a contrast from Woddy Harlson who was also in the film and on site. It is to my regret that the filming scedule did not allow for any shooting excursions while he was here.

    To address the post , from the angle of the pic the rear sight appears to me to be the old style buckhorn rear sight.
     
  9. ryoushi

    ryoushi Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2004
    Messages:
    293
    Location:
    California
    [​IMG]
    The Stranger: There's just one thing, Dude.
    The Dude: And what's that?
    The Stranger: Do you have to use so many cuss words?
    The Dude: The %#@! you talking about?
    The Stranger: Okay, Dude. Have it your way.
     
  10. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    23,648
    Location:
    Los Anchorage
    Yeah, but there's something else attached to it. There appears to be a flip-up aperture sight that's laying forwards and works off the same pin that the buckhorn/tangent sight works off of. I've seen a lot of '94 sights and I've never seen anything quite like that.
     
  11. Eyesac

    Eyesac Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,393
    Location:
    Reno, NV
    "the dude abides..."

    By the way, I've seen that "Thank you for smoking" movie, and it turns out to be a pretty good movie with some strong libertarian values... I enjoyed it.
     
  12. ny32182

    ny32182 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2003
    Messages:
    5,696
    Location:
    Clemson, SC
    I recently saw "Thank you for Smoking", and it is pretty good/funny. Sam Elliot's role is pretty small though. The main character does a good job.

    Watching it, I wondered if it was based on a true story or not, though it never says that it is. It does portray the tobacco industry in a pretty bad light... and that of alcohol and firearms too, but to a much lesser extent.
     
  13. AK103K

    AK103K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,772
    I think what your seeing is part of his shirt collar, just ahead of the base of the sight at the dovetail. The sight looks to be a plain old buckhorn to me.
     
  14. redneckrepairs

    redneckrepairs Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,116
    Donno bud on the sight , but going from the pic ( i did zoom it and look again ) its an old style buckhorn . No apature or flipup of any kind . Besides Sam is a gun owner and shooter , with the story about it being his rifle , he wouldnt put an apature up there anyway he knows too much about rifles and shooting .
     
  15. Kaylee

    Kaylee Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    3,749
    Location:
    The Last Homely House
    oooh... just som'n about a crusty ol' man holdin a rifle like he knows how to use it. :)

    Neat to hear there's still some good men in Hollywood.
     
  16. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    23,648
    Location:
    Los Anchorage
    Maybe, but you can see the metal edge of something and light coming through a hole.

    Ever heard of Mojo? It's actually a very good place to put a large aperture.
     
  17. redneckrepairs

    redneckrepairs Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,116
    LOL kaylee , honestly Sam leaves you feeling enriched from having met him . I am fairly cynical but sam impressed me with the limited dealings i have had with him .
     
  18. AK103K

    AK103K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,772
    I think the light your seeing is a reflection off the front edge of the sight at the dovetail. If you look at the rest of the rifle, you'll see similar spots on the barrel band, mag tube and muzzle, at about the same orientation. I still think your looking at a standard buckhorn type rear sight.
     
  19. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    23,648
    Location:
    Los Anchorage
    Somebody will have to ask Sam :D
     
  20. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Messages:
    708
    Location:
    Oregon
    I enjoy watching him in every role that I see. And everytime I see him I ask myself, why do I see him so rarely? But, if I was an actor, with the values that I hold, I'd stay as far away from Hollyweird as I could. Maybe he's made enough to get him by already. Still, it's too bad because most movies that I see could use some down-to-earth, low-key but don't-mess-with-me Sam Elliott style. Heck most movies that I see these days could use a decent script.

    Oh, the topic. I think that's a piece of material of some kind on the bottom side of his collar.
     
  21. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    23,648
    Location:
    Los Anchorage
    Yeah, I think I'm seeing things. OTOH I think my mirage is kind of a cool idea. It gives me an idea--WINMOJO.
     
  22. AK103K

    AK103K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,772
    Do you think there is an advantage of the Mojo over the AO or old Lyman type peeps? I have both of the latter, and they work very well.

    I've never actually shot a Mojo, but I did fabricate something temporary and similar on an AK's rear sight to see if it was viable. Didnt work very well for me.
     
  23. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    23,648
    Location:
    Los Anchorage
    The advantage would be speed. A large aperture further out will be faster than a smaller aperture closer to the eye. So the slowest would be tang, then receiver, then mojo style. But it would be for short range shooting.
     
  24. AK103K

    AK103K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,772
    My rear mounted peeps are either a large ghost ring, in the case of the AO, or the aperture disc has been removed from the Lyman. They are very fast and require no "looking for", as you are looking through them and dont even know they are there. I cant imagine the Mojo would be easier or faster, and I still found myself trying to line up two sights when trying it out.

    The other issue I ran into was, where does your brain try to put the front sight? I had the same problem with a ghost ring pistol sight I was trying. With a close to the eye peep, there is no thought, as you only see the front sight, but when you see both, its a different story. Your brain tries to align them and its distracting.
     
  25. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    23,648
    Location:
    Los Anchorage
    Well everybody has their preference. I hate tang sights, for example.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page