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If it was 1870 what would you carry

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Dalton Wayne, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    For me it would be a pair of Colt navy's and a sharps carbine in 45-70
    and I'd ride a pale horse
     
  2. Huaco Kid

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    A .50 caliber Hawken and a Bowie knife.

    What's my name?

    "Johnson."

    My Christian name?

    "Jeremiah."
     

  3. greatwun

    greatwun Senior Member

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    I guess I would have to wait 3 years for a Colt single action army.
     
  4. Brucev

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    In 1870... I'd have a couple of .44 caliber Remington's with a extra loaded cylinder or two. For a rifle... Henry lever action.
     
  5. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Brace of 44 Walker Colts and a Sharps 45.70 carbine.
     
  6. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    They didn't build a Sharps in .45-70 in 1870. My choice would be Remingtons and a '66 Winchester.
     
  7. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Good choice. Back when I show CAS, the only clean match I ever shot was with a set of conversion Remmies.
     
  8. Smashy

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    I'd have a bumper sticker on my horse's ass that says "I carry a gun because a Sheriff is too heavy."
     
  9. Al Czervik

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    ^^^^ This and a saber.

    I seen a movie once, where a feller.....called himself Eastwood, used a stove door as body armor, but that was 1885. :supergrin:
     
  10. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    I forgot to mention the Remingtons would be cartridge conversions. Since it is a fantasy situation I would have a non-converted back up in case I couldn't find any ammo. Adding to the fantasy I would have a single shot, long range rifle.
     
  11. PBCounty

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    Considering how many have been sent back through time as a result of recoil, I'd look around until I found a G20.
     
  12. Alchemy

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:


    If we could interject a time machine here, it would be a Sig P-220

    and a M-4.
     
  13. jp3975

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    Gatling gun.

    And 2 revolvers of some type.
     
  14. OVERTHEHILLGUY

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    My choise would be a double barrel (short) 10 gauge shotgun.
     
  15. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Mason-Richards conversion of 1860 Colt and 1868 Yellowboy, both in .44 Henry.

    Whoops, messed up. The conversion came in 1871. And was in .44 Colt. But the Yellowboy is still good to go.
     
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  16. fireslayer23

    fireslayer23 Roadwhore

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    Two Walker Colts (cartridge conversions), a Sharps lever action 45-70 and a Bowie knife.
     
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    Liver Eating Johnson was far far more of a bad ass than the movie showed.
     
  19. kjm1016

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    Sharps carbine in .50-70 govt. A navy .36 or two, cartridge conversions if available. Bear in mind that most cartridge firing handguns were still a year to five years down the road in 1870.
     
  20. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    it's my understanding the sharps factory made them in this caliber as sporting rifles ....