199. Colt Model 1860 Army Richards-Mason Conversion Used by Clint Eastwood in the film the Outlaw Josey Wales

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serial #6005, .44 caliber (converted to .38 blank), barrel shortened to 6 3/4". This revolver was formerly the property of Stembridge Gun Rentals and was rented to Clint Eastwood's Malpaso Productions on invoice #1183 and was used by him in The Outlaw Josey Wales. This is the revolver that he pulls from the ashes of his farm at five minutes into the movie and is then shown target practicing with it. The grip shows fire damage and the left side of the frame and the bottom of the triggerguard are both stamped with a large letter "S", which was Stembridge's property mark. Several features are unusual and make the revolver easily identifiable including the lack of an ejector rod, the shortened odd length barrel and the extra-long front sight which is taken down. The cylinder has had .38 caliber sleeves installed which are only 1/2" deep and obviously intended for shooting blanks. Metal surfaces of revolver retain 80% of an older re-applied nickel plated finish. The smooth one-piece walnut grip shows fire damage. The revolver was purchased by the consignor from High Noon Auctions where they also sold the Colt Walkers, double hoster rig and gun belt that Eastwood used in the movie which appear on the same Stembridge invoice. We do not have a copy of the Stembridge invoice but it is clearly referenced in each description and with a little effort a copy could likely be obtained by the future purchaser. A rare opportunity to acquire an antique Colt revolver used by one of the biggest names in Hollywood in a truly classic Western film. (16258-7) {ANTIQUE} (5000/7000) SOLD FOR $23,000.00