This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 27th (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.
A screen-matched, blank-firing, hero Colt Walker-style revolver from Clint Eastwood's revenge Western The Outlaw Josey Wales. Wales (Eastwood) carried his signature dual Colt Army Model Whitneyville Walker revolvers with him throughout the film as he hunted the men who killed his family. This modern version, converted to fire blanks, was used during the dramatic farmhouse shootout sequence with Terrill (Bill McKinney) at the end of the film, with patterns and marks above the trigger area screen-matched to the one fired onscreen.
The gun is constructed of metal and lacquered wood etched with the logo for "Replica Arms Co., El Paso Texas" and assigned the serial number 892. Though designed to fire.38 blank charges, it has since been sympathetically deactivated as required by UK law and is no longer capable of firing. The firing pin has been removed, but the pistol retains full trigger and hammer action, with an operational loading lever and revolving cylinder.
This pistol exhibits minor signs of age and handling and slight discoloration to the exposed metal components, but it remains in excellent overall condition. Included are copies of original paperwork from Stembridge Gun Rentals to Malpaso Productions, who in 1975, sent five Colt Walkers, including this one, to the film's Utah and Arizona filming locations. Dimensions: 17" x 3" x 6 1/2" (43.25 cm x 7.75 cm x 16.5 cm)
Firearm deactivated; see firearm deactivation notice in the Buyer's Guide Contains mechanical components; see notice in the Buyer's Guide
Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.