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Old saloon photo
« on: October 06, 2018, 06:34:13 pm »
Caption says circa 1888. What do the experts think?
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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 09:45:33 am »
When did S&W start building the 1st Model DA 38?  Too bad the photo is not clear enough to read what appears to be a license hanging on the back bar.
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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 08:24:29 am »
When did S&W start building the 1st Model DA 38? 

1880. 

The pistol in the glass is a H & R American. (Best guess or something European)

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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 09:28:18 am »
Not being the S&W expert all I could tell was that it was a top break DA.  The pistol in the photo is about all you can use to put a no earlier than date on the photo.
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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 03:42:31 pm »
I'm pretty sure I've seen this image in a reference on the Klondike Gold Rush - that'd date it from the turn of the century - I doubt it's earlier than that.

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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 10:57:08 pm »
That photo appears on page 340 of Firearms of the American West, 1866-1894, by Lous Garavaglia and Charles Worman.  The caption reads:

"The interior of a saloon in Albany County, Wyoming.  The Iver Johnson or similar small-frame revolver stuck muzzle down in the glass at the bartender's left adds an element of humorous intrigue to the furnishings. (Courtesy Wyoming State Archives and Historical Dept.)"


No date is given, I'm afraid.

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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2018, 09:37:13 am »
I believe that heavily built bar would stand up to any number of fake Hollywood fistfights, broken chairs, etc ...

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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 05:28:24 pm »
The pistol in the glass is in case somebody ordered a shot.

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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2019, 06:02:03 pm »
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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2020, 03:38:51 pm »
Is it just me, or is there a bow in the floor? It looks stoved-up a might left of center.
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Re: Old saloon photo
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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2020, 07:05:28 pm »
Is it just me, or is there a bow in the floor? It looks stoved-up a might left of center.

It looks like a dirt floor to me. May not be level.
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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2020, 09:34:56 am »
That photo appears on page 340 of Firearms of the American West, 1866-1894, by Lous Garavaglia and Charles Worman.  The caption reads:

"The interior of a saloon in Albany County, Wyoming.  The Iver Johnson or similar small-frame revolver stuck muzzle down in the glass at the bartender's left adds an element of humorous intrigue to the furnishings. (Courtesy Wyoming State Archives and Historical Dept.)"


No date is given, I'm afraid.

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Also shown in the Time Life book "The Gunfighters".

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Determined to keep peace on his modest premises, a bartender in Albany County, Wyoming has his pistol stashed in a glass within handy reach as a visiting gambler stacks chips and awaits his next prospect.

No date given in this book either.
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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2020, 11:21:15 am »
The other possibility is it is a simple plank floor that is yielding to the weight of that cast iron stove on the left side of the picture.

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Re: Old saloon photo
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2020, 11:07:30 pm »
Bad dirt floor.
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