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"The Duke" Tribute... What's wrong with this picture?

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  1. mgregg85

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    I was skimming through a new issue of Guns & Ammo when I spotted this...
    0107202001The%20Duke%20Straight%20Shooter%20Replica.jpg

    Anybody else see something wrong with this image? Besides ugliness.
     
  2. joeq

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    How about the loading gate on the left side. I guess it makes for a nice picture.
     
  3. Chindo18Z

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    Aside from the loading gate located on the wrong side for a Colt SAA?

    Maybe it's a Great Western Prop Gun (or they reversed a negative of the print).

    :)
     
  4. Kendal Black

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    Gate on the left? You say that like it's a bad thing. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Sunray

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    The loading gate aside. It looks like a picture of an SAA photoshopped into a picture of a holster that would be open at the bottom.
     
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    Y'know, actually as a right-hander I believe it would be easier to load if the gate was on the left...
     
  7. Tomcat47

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    That was one of them Colt SAA "south paw" in South Paw Leather! :scrutiny:

    But It would be cool on the wall....I like the Duke! :D
     
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    yeah i noticed that too in when i got that issuse of G&A. really pathetic that they would make that big of a mistake!
     
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    Aside from the loading gate being on the wrong side, there are no screws seen on the frame. Being a Colt, there should be three visible; one for the hammer, one for the trigger and one for the bolt that locks the cylinder.
    I think the photo has been reversed much like the image of Billy the kid that is often seen where he's holding a Winchester and has a revolver on his left hip.
    I am thinking this is one of those pot metal replica guns that might have a rotatable cylinder, but be incapable of actually firing anything.
     
  11. Heretic

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    All of the above, plus it's made out of resin.
     
  12. 9mmfan

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    loading gate faux pas aside, there is a lack of the reassuring twinkle of cartridge rims just aft of the cylinder. I would assume that, much like myself, The Duke would never holster an unloaded weapon.
     
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    doubtful the graphic arts firm that created the image knows what a loading gate is. who cares? lol
     
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    Also, just to nit pick.
    He was called "Duke," not "The Duke." It was a nickname not a title.
     
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    Yes, he was techinically call "Duke" but there is no mistaking he was "THE Duke," not to be confused with some wimpy posh royal type.
     
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    It is.
     
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    His shirt should be Red, not Blue???

    Wait, I sound like I a reference to a Monty Python movie.
     
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    I think Heretic is right, it is a plastic non gun, if not a complete artist's (ignorant) conception.
     
  19. Owen Sparks

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    The negative probably got flipped, it happens all the time in the graphic arts business. For many years people thought Billy the Kid was left handed because of this.

    BTW Sam Colt was left handed. Many right handed people prefer the loading gate on the left side and several custom gunsmiths have made frames to accomidate them. I doubt this is one of them though.
     
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    Problem with that is, you'd have to move the ejector rod and housing over to the left side too,
    and that would look just plain "strange".:eek:

    Walter
     
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    anyone seen running scared with paul walker? "you don't talk about the duuuuke!" lol
     
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    I think the SAA's loading gate is on the wrong side in real life, and I'm right handed. I find the thing is faster to reload (okay, less slow) if I hold it in my left hand. Sam Colt was a lefty? Makes sense...
     
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    If the negative got flipped, wouldn't the wording be backwards too?
     
  24. Owen Sparks

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    Actually with the new digital photography and computer type setting you can crop out any portion of an immage and "flip" it. the badge was probably added later. Notice also that the holster is left handed. This is good quality work but it was obviously done by a non-shooter.
     
  25. RimfireChris

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    Actually, I thought the loading gate was on the right side of the frame to accomodate it being used by cavalry, IIRC, they were trained to switch the gun to their left hand and reload that way.
     
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