High Chaparral Props & Collectibles

The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in the 1870s. Check out another western by David Dortort.
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High Chaparral Props & Collectibles

Post by Adamsdarling » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:08 pm

Cowboy Jim asked me for some help with posting his photo, so I'm starting this thread on his behalf.
Cowboy Jim wrote:This pistol was not used on Bonanza, but another David Dortort creation, The High Chaparral. It is a .45 caliber Colt Single Action Army. It is one of two used by Henry Darrow, as Monolito Montoya, on the show. The entire ejector rod housing and assembly have been removed and replaced by what is called a "conversion bar." The conversion bar gives the pistol the appearance of being an earlier, or older, pistol than what it actually is. In The High Chaparral section of this forum, there is a publicity photo that shows Darrow holding a pistol close to his face. This is the pistol in that photo.


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Post by the modeller » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:23 pm

Fantastic photo of another great prop. Thank goodness Cowboy Jim managed to acquire this and other props. Thanks for posting this and sharing with us all :thanks
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Post by Adamant » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:33 pm

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