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Offline ssb73q

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Gunsmoke did good
« on: June 02, 2016, 11:12:32 AM »
Hi, my wife and me have been watching the old B&W Gunsmoke videos on DVD. It was interesting to see in season 9 that the 1855 Colt Root percussion revolving carbine and Colt 1851 revolver were featured. We are getting to the end of the available DVDs, season 11. I hope they continue to release more of the old Gunsmoke programs, please.

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Re: Gunsmoke did good
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 04:23:23 AM »
Early TV and big screen Horse Operas often used a variety of authentic firearms in the making of the show.  The Root Revolving Rifle also appeared in a John Wayne film, "El Dorado". 

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Re: Gunsmoke did good
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2020, 04:56:00 AM »
I know this is a very old topic but Gunsmoke has always been my favorite since it first came out and it is still my favorite show even at 73 years old. I have done away with cable or satellite Television and have since installed an antenna but I now get Gunsmoke everyday and get to watch two episodes back to back, after I watch " Rawhide" , of course.

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Re: Gunsmoke did good
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2020, 08:30:41 AM »
In the early shows Ben and Hoss carried converted 1858 Remingtons. Little Joe carried a converted 1851 navy. One episode showed Joe reloading a couple of times by removing the barrel and cylinder. Once he ever reloaded before he even fired a shot.
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Re: Gunsmoke did good
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2020, 04:29:51 PM »
Yes, Gunsmoke has some excellent episodes, especially the pre-1960 ones. I think I've seen nearly every episode at least once. Some of them many times.
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