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Posted By: Dewman, 05-07-2015, 07:36 PM

Can you tell me the historical significance of this revolver?

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05-07-2015, 07:54 PM   #2
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It was not the one used to shoot Lincoln. I know what that one looks like.

Was it the one (or replica thereof) Jack Ruby used to shoot Lee Harvey Oswald?
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It was not the one used to shoot Lincoln. I know what that one looks like.

Was it the one (or replica thereof) Jack Ruby used to shoot Lee Harvey Oswald?
Nope. Ruby used a .38. This is a .44.
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Did this have anything to do with Bonnie and Clyde?

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Did this have anything to do with Bonnie and Clyde?
Nope. You're getting colder.
05-08-2015, 02:13 AM   #6
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Is it the one used to shoot Lester Moore - as on the gravestone in Boot Hill, Tombstone? You know:


Here lies Lester Moore
four slugs from a .44
No Les, No more


Couldn't resist. Lester Moore is probably apocryphal, but the trail is getting cold and it's the only .44 reference I could think of.
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Is it the one used to shoot Lester Moore - as on the gravestone in Boot Hill, Tombstone? You know:


Here lies Lester Moore
four slugs from a .44
No Les, No more


Couldn't resist. Lester Moore is probably apocryphal, but the trail is getting cold and it's the only .44 reference I could think of.
Funny..... but alas, no, as far as I know, this type revolver was not the one responsible for the demise of Lester Moore.
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It's a British Bulldog DA revolver, .44 cal., 3-1/4” barrel

If that doesn't give it away...
This model revolver was used to assassinate US President James A. Garfield on 2 July 1881.
Shot by a lawyer named Charles J. Guiteau.

(Am I getting warmer?)

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It's a British Bulldog DA revolver, .44 cal., 3-1/4” barrel

If that doesn't give it away...
This model revolver was used to assassinate US President James A. Garfield on 2 July 1881.
Shot by a lawyer named Charles J. Guiteau.

(Am I getting warmer?)
This man is burning up! Give him a ceegar! Yep, absolutely right.
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Well - whatever the historical significance, this is a darn good still life. Nice job.

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Well - whatever the historical significance, this is a darn good still life. Nice job.

Jer
Thanks, Jer. The lighting is a little too bright, color-wise, to suit me as far as still lifes go. It would have been much more pleasing with a dimmer yellowish glow from the lamp, but for clarity's sake, I used more fill-in light from a reflector flood pointed at the opposite wall. An interesting side note, the old book the revolver is resting against is titled, "Passions Spin the Plot." Fitting, I thought.
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Is it the one used to shoot Lester Moore - as on the gravestone in Boot Hill, Tombstone? You know:


Here lies Lester Moore
four slugs from a .44
No Les, No more


Couldn't resist. Lester Moore is probably apocryphal, but the trail is getting cold and it's the only .44 reference I could think of.
There's still more of Les...more or less.

I believe it was the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright who said...' Less is more.'

My connection....one of my given names is Leslie and I'm a fan of Mr. Wright.

Lesmore49

Nice pix of the old revolver. Unfortunately, I don't much about rifles and handguns....not sure what make/model this one happens to be. I do like your still life of it, though.
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I know little about American history but as Jer said, it is a nice image.
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