Your TMA Officers and Board of Directors
Support the TMA! ~ Traditional Muzzleloaders ~ The TMA is here for YOU!
*** JOIN in on the TMA 2022 POSTAL MATCH *** it's FREE for ALL !

For TMA related products, please check out the new TMA Store ! ~*~*~ For smartphone and tablet users, a TMA mobile theme is available!

*** Black Powder Availability ***



Author Topic: Steel Frame 1851 Navy by Euroarms Brescia  (Read 1289 times)

Online PetahW

  • TMA Forum Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 426
Re: Steel Frame 1851 Navy by Euroarms Brescia
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2022, 03:02:22 PM »
.

According to this pic, it appears that Hickock carried a knife in his belt sash, and his pistols in a crossdraw holster on each side.

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/portrait-of-american-cowboy-scout-professional-gambler-and-news-photo/53203222?adppopup=true
NRA Life Member since 1971
USAF Vet (Vietnam era)
Boy Scouts of America

EVERYONE HAS A HIDDEN TALENT THEY DIDN"T KNOW ABOUT UNTIL TEQUILA...

Offline Ohio Joe

  • TMA BoD
  • ****
  • Posts: 7320
  • TMA Founder / Charter Member# 8 Exp. 9/26/23
  • TMA Member: Founder
  • Location: Nebraska
Re: Steel Frame 1851 Navy by Euroarms Brescia
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2022, 05:04:29 PM »
Seen this picture many times.  :bl th up
Chadron Fur Trade Days Rendezvous / "Ol' Candle Snuffer"
"Museum of the Fur Trade" Chadron, Nebraska

Offline Winter Hawk

  • TMA Contributing Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1942
  • Location: Chauncey, OH
Re: Steel Frame 1851 Navy by Euroarms Brescia
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2022, 04:38:47 PM »
One thing to remember is that the photographers back then had their own props, and most of the studio photos were made with the subject carrying what appealed to them (or the photographer) from those props. The knife may or may not have been every day carry for Hickok. If so, I would have expected to see it in a sheath. The ivory handled revolvers I would think were his own.  But again, the photo was taken when he was a scout for the Army; would he have the same armament then as later when he was a lawman?

~Kees~
NMLRA Life
"All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse and a good wife." - D. Boone
USN June 1962-Nov. 65, USS Philip, DD-498

Dues paid to 02 Jan. 2025

Online PetahW

  • TMA Forum Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 426
Re: Steel Frame 1851 Navy by Euroarms Brescia
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2022, 08:34:06 PM »
would he have the same armament then as later when he was a lawman?



I would think that Hickock would have danced with who brung him, and not change a thing when he was enforcing laws.

Switching would have worked against him.

.
NRA Life Member since 1971
USAF Vet (Vietnam era)
Boy Scouts of America

EVERYONE HAS A HIDDEN TALENT THEY DIDN"T KNOW ABOUT UNTIL TEQUILA...

Offline Ohio Joe

  • TMA BoD
  • ****
  • Posts: 7320
  • TMA Founder / Charter Member# 8 Exp. 9/26/23
  • TMA Member: Founder
  • Location: Nebraska
Re: Steel Frame 1851 Navy by Euroarms Brescia
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2022, 12:57:16 AM »
He favored his .36 1851 Navy Cap & Ball Colts... The history up in Deadwood, SD is that when he was there - he would put on shooting displays quite often as he "freshened" his revolver loads...

[It's said (suggested) that this was done to send a message to anyone who might challenge his reputation... Obviously it didn't do him much good 'cause he didn't have eyes in the back of his head...]

The man simply knew "his" Revolvers like the back of his hand, and used what he knew best until that fatal day in August 1876, which is very understandable IMHO.  :bl th up
Chadron Fur Trade Days Rendezvous / "Ol' Candle Snuffer"
"Museum of the Fur Trade" Chadron, Nebraska