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Harley Dude
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What revolver was George Armstong Custer Supposedly carrying at the Battle of the Little Bighorn?

I missed this question completely in the Shooters SAT.

Ideas?
 

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Harley Dude
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Nobody willing to take a shot at this?
 

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Take a look at this...getting ready to buy one (my law school grad present to myself)
http://www.usfirearms.com/cat/custer-gun.asp

Since it is based on the same model and design, I am going to assume Custer was carrying a 7.5" Colt SAA. Regardless of what it was, it apparently didn't re-load fast enough.

What do you think of my new purchase?
 

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Sweeet, SBH!
 

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Gorgeous gun. Picked out a holser yet?
 

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Thanks guys. I am looking forward to getting it.

I hadn't thought about the holster really...All the holsters I have ever bought before were L.E. duty/off duty purposes so I am a little new to that aspect...any help or advice appreciated.

I have always been a rabid 'old west gunfighter' buff...any brands out there that you would endorse?
 

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http://www.epsaddlery.com/

Oh, that's funny -- I was busy finding their web address and Baldy puts it up. You is quick, dude!
 

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Harley Dude
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SatanzBountyHunter said:
Take a look at this...getting ready to buy one (my law school grad present to myself)
http://www.usfirearms.com/cat/custer-gun.asp

Since it is based on the same model and design, I am going to assume Custer was carrying a 7.5" Colt SAA. Regardless of what it was, it apparently didn't re-load fast enough.

What do you think of my new purchase?

Nope! Thats what I thought too but his carry gun that day was a .442 caliber blued British Royal Irish Constabulary double action revolver. The gun was given to him by Lord Berkley in 1869. Both Custer and his brother Tom had Galand & Somerville revolvers, but they did not carry them at the last stand.

All of his troopers carried the 45 Colt Single Action.

Guns and Ammo Feb 08 issue.
 

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Baldy said:
Yes sir I would go with a old El Passo holster. Here's the link.
http://www.epsaddlery.com/ Good luck now get back on them books. ;)
Looks like a fine rig...already making plans for it. Yes Sir, I am back at the books.

Here is an idea though...I could wear the 7.5 SAA .45 Long Colt in the western holster when I go take the bar exam...then if I don't like how the test goes....well I'll just switch into my alter ego:

John Wesley Hardin - and impress those nerdy law students that being quick with the answers to Civil Procedure law questions is nowhere near as cool as being chain lightning with a six-gun. :D Take care all...
 
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sig232 said:
his carry gun that day was a .442 caliber blued British Royal Irish Constabulary double action revolver. The gun was given to him by Lord Berkley in 1869.
Yep. I just read it today. I don't know why but I always thought he was carrying a Richardsons Conversion. -I :--- -I :---
 

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Critch said:
He had the best of everything.....a British revolver and an Arrow shirt!

:lol:
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