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My Grandfather and I, 100 years apart


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So this old picture was sent to me by an Uncle. Its my Grandfather, sometime in either 1923 or 1924, holding two pistols in front of the old home place in the mountains. I thought id give it a shot to recreate since it is very close to being exactly 100 years apart. Screenshot_20230811_174659_Gallery.thumb.jpg.c2c1cb8865c932521e6c7dbe3401fdae.jpg20230811_174541.thumb.jpg.580e5b5a8be2bbf52a04bc4ebef5b780.jpg

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1 hour ago, Sleep profit said:

Great picture. What pistol is your grandfather holding.  In his right hand. A colt maybe  

We think its a Colt Bisley SAA but not for sure. Its definitely some type of single action and Im just going off the postion of his fingers thinking the grip frame kicks forward bisley style. It wasnt among the few guns he passed down, and it may not have even been his gun, he may have been borrowing it just for the picture. 

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51 minutes ago, Snaveba said:

Do you have either of the pistols in the photo?

No they both disappeared sometime before my dad was born in 54. Its unknown if they were sold, traded or stolen. Grandpa was born in 1900 and died in 84 and was somewhat of a local legend so who knows where they ended up. We have a few guns from Grandpa but nothing that would be old enough to be either of those. 

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