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Old 09-08-2019, 2:13 PM
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My fiancé is a HUGE fan of the movie DWW, and wants the guns John Dunbar used in the film. I’ve consulted the wonders of the Internet, but there seems to be no agreement. Best I can figure is that the pistol he carries throughout most of the film is a Colt 1851 Navy, but there is no agreement on the caliber. The rifle (see Bison hunt), is reportedly an 1860 Henry in an unagreed upon caliber. Can anyone help me definitively ID these guns and calibers? I’d like to get them for him for his birthday. Surely there are some experts her who can help. Also, where best to look to buy. TIA
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Old 09-08-2019, 2:20 PM
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You are a very thoughtful guy who is lucky to have a fiance that shares the same passion. I'm sure whatever you end up getting will please her. Have fun shooting together!
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Old 09-08-2019, 2:24 PM
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You are a very thoughtful guy who is lucky to have a fiance that shares the same passion. I'm sure whatever you end up getting will please her. Have fun shooting together!
Thanks, but other way around.
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Old 09-08-2019, 2:25 PM
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You are a very thoughtful guy who is lucky to have a fiance that shares the same passion. I'm sure whatever you end up getting will please her. Have fun shooting together!
Judging by the name Stephanie I think you have it backwards.


Anyway, check out http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Dances_With_Wolves for a list of all the firearms in the movies. The great thing about those antique old west type firearms is many can be ordered to your door, so you can truly surprise him. The Colt 1851 Navy was a .36 caliber revolver, some modern replicas make them in .44 but the historically accurate replica would be a .36
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OK, your right big mistake. And the poorly thought out assumption without reading carefullly. So Stephanie ... I think you rock!!! I'm lucky to have a wife much like you.
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Thanks, but other way around.
You are also in luck because the Henry firearms company makes an accurate and very high quality modern day replica and has the original company name. This is a modern cartridge firearm and would require all the same paperwork and background checks as modern firearms, but you should have no problem having a dealer order it for you and I suppose you could surprise your fiance by driving him to do the paperwork while pretending you are taking him somewhere else. Just remember to pack his firearm safety card if he has one, to make the buying process a bit quicker. The neat thing about the Henry company is they also offer personalized engraving services which might be icing on the cake for a special gift. There are a few other companies that make replicas of the same rifle, Uberti is one that comes to mind

https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/the-...l-henry-rifle/
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All the guns in this film were supplied by Aldo Uberti Inc. of Italy

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Dances_With_Wolves

https://www.uberti-usa.com/

https://www.uberti-usa.com/1860-henry-rifle
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You are a very thoughtful fiance, and I hope you have a good job because that Henry rifle clone is not cheap. I have drooled over a few in my time but couldn't get over the sticker shock. They are beautifully made though.
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You are also in luck because the Henry firearms company makes an accurate and very high quality modern day replica and has the original company name. This is a modern cartridge firearm and would require all the same paperwork and background checks as modern firearms, but you should have no problem having a dealer order it for you and I suppose you could surprise your fiance by driving him to do the paperwork while pretending you are taking him somewhere else. Just remember to pack his firearm safety card if he has one, to make the buying process a bit quicker. The neat thing about the Henry company is they also offer personalized engraving services which might be icing on the cake for a special gift. There are a few other companies that make replicas of the same rifle, Uberti is one that comes to mind

https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/the-...l-henry-rifle/
Thanks! He’s already got a Henry rifle... Golden Boy .22 LR
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Thank you! Uberti looks like the source!
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You are a very thoughtful fiance, and I hope you have a good job because that Henry rifle clone is not cheap. I have drooled over a few in my time but couldn't get over the sticker shock. They are beautifully made though.
Thanks! 😁. Henry’s are nice! I bought him a Golden Boy .22LR for his birthday a couple years ago, and it was $500+
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You should get him an original Henry!
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The (original) Henry was originally offered in .44 rimfire. The new-made repos are made in .44-40 because .44 rimfire is extremely scarce today. .44-40 is easy-peasy to find. Makes for easy shooting but not historically correct. And yes, the '51 Colt Navy came only in .36 caliber as has been mentioned previously.
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Thanks! 😁. Henry’s are nice! I bought him a Golden Boy .22LR for his birthday a couple years ago, and it was $500+
They are not cheap but they are very well made, in America, and have a lifetime guarantee. They are definitely heirloom quality and will last several lifetimes. I have experience with Uberti revolvers and they are fairly nice. Well enough made but they leave some aspects a bit to be desired cosmetically, some rough machine marks and fitting. I don't know how their rifles compare.
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apparently JD's revolvers were the London (steel v brass) version. the Uberti replica is an excellent, well made firearm. the cartridge belt holds 44-40 for my rifle.

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