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Offline Davem

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Billy the Kid lefty?
« on: October 17, 2022, 10:38:17 AM »
There's the famous photograph of Billy the Kid. Never noticed before but the revolver is set up for a left handed person. 

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Re: Billy the Kid lefty?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2022, 11:08:15 AM »
The photo's reversed.

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Re: Billy the Kid lefty?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2022, 01:46:02 PM »
The photo's reversed.

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This is correct. Tintypes resulted in mirror-imaged photographs. That photo has caused no small amount of confusion (and a Paul Newman movie) over the years. Look closely at a good copy and note the loading gate on the 1873 Winchester. That will indicate that the photo is reversed.

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Re: Billy the Kid lefty?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2022, 10:40:41 AM »
Thanks- I was wondering if that might be the case.

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Re: Billy the Kid lefty?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2022, 11:22:31 AM »
It's because Billy was taking a selfie in the mirror.  :D

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Re: Billy the Kid lefty?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2022, 09:29:28 AM »
I just notied the loading port on the rifle, definite reversed photo.

 

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