Just can't resist: John Wayne and Ned Kelly shopped together?
An international collectibles company called Bradford Exchange has begun marketing this holster and revolver display to Australians who are fans of Ned Kelly, who is the Australian equivalent of Jesse James.
Of course when I saw their first ad I took umbrage:
and contacted them, telling them that (1) the revolver has been copied from a "flopped" image, so the loading gate is on the wrong side, (2) which is how the holster came to be left handed (Ned was right handed), (3) Ned's time was pre-cartridge guns so even Australia's own museum displays a Colt cap-and-ball for him), and (4) the holster is John Wayne's signature piece that he used in all his western films (best known-maker being Andy Anderson).
They responded "interesting" and said their researchers usually do better.
Then I discovered that, because they already make a John Wayne commemorative that is identical, Bradford didn't do any research at all for poor old Ned's rig:
I know, not your usual cup of tea on this Forum, but who else was even going to pretend to care?!
Re: Just can't resist: John Wayne and Ned Kelly shopped together?
Yes but he was so conservative there was a joke that to live in his neighborhood in Newport Beach, California you had to have 5,000 rounds of ammo stocked in your house.