View Full Version : Six shooters in the movie True Grit anyone know?

March 29, 2001, 11:17 PM
excuse my ignorance fellas but I have a question and I know you guys could answer it. In the movie True Grit w/ John Wayne the girl (her name escapes me except for baby sister)shoots Tom Chaney with her Fathers pistol. What kind of pistol was used in the film I thought it was a Colt 1847 Walker or a Dragoon but dont know which one maybe you guys can help I am looking for a replica of that pistol Thanks

Alex Johnson
March 30, 2001, 01:14 AM
It's been a long time since I've seen the movie but I think she is carrying a Walker revolver in there. John Wayne, as I remember, incorrectly referred to the pistol as a Colt's Dragoon outside of the courthouse in the opening scenes, and that's why I remember, it wasn't a Dragoon. The Dragoons all have catches for the loading lever and they had a different style grip. You shouldn't have any problems obtaining a reproduction Walker. Uberti makes some really nice ones and the Colt's aren't that bad either, though my dad bought one from Colt a few years back that had really awful polishing on it, all the corners were badly rounded over.

Doc Hudson
March 30, 2001, 01:51 AM
I know that technically it is not correct, but the Colt Walker is also sometimes called a Colt-Walker Dragoon Pistol since they were issued to the US First Mounted Rifles, aka Dragoons.

The pistol used in the movie was a Colt Walker.

Doc Hudson