Talk:True Grit (1969)
Please note Wayne refers to the Walker as a Colts' Dragoon.
This is gonna sound crazy but I think that 1866 is a brass plated Winchester Model 1873 with its fore end removed. It has the removable side plates on the receiver while an 1866 is pretty much slab sided due to just being a Henry with a loading gate and separate barrel and magazine. In the first picture you can see the step up from the receiver to the side plate. I guess they needed something to use with blanks. No more .44 Henry even then, let alone blank rounds. Also it has the octagonal barrel and rifle style butt plate. I figure it's a standard rifle model not a short rifle. Black Irish Paddy (talk) 23:55, 24 January 2019 (EST)