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    Colt Frontier Six-Shooter Single Action Revolver Belonging to "Tales of Wells-Fargo" TV Western Star Dale Robertson. Serial no. 71462/S [Stembridge Arms], .44-40 caliber, 5 1/2-inch barrel with single-line Hartford address and etched panel reading: Colt Frontier Six Shooter. Nickel-plated finish. Aftermarket walnut grips. Sold together with notarized letter of authenticity from TV western film actor Dale Robertson, attesting to his ownership of this revolver. The revolver is stamped with a large "S" designating it a gun from Stembridge rentals, a noted firearms rental agency.
    Condition: Good as refinished. Retaining approximately 80-85% of a renickeled finish, the remainder blended patina and showing wear overall. Grips are later replacements. Action has hair trigger.

    Letter states gun is a 4 3/4-inch barrel but is a typo. The barrel is 5 1/2-inches long. Dale Robertson, the actor who made his name in television Westerns in the 1950s and '60s, was born on July 14, 1923, in Harrah, Oklahoma. After serving in a tank crew and in the combat engineers in North Africa and Europe during World War II, the twice-wounded Robertson started his acting career while still on active duty in the U.S. Army. While stationed at San Luis Obispo, California, had a photograph taken for his mother. A copy of the photo displayed in the photo shop window attracted movie scouts, and the six foot tall, 180-lb. Robertson soon was on his way to Hollywood. Will Rogers Jr., whose father is the most famous son of Oklahoma, told him to avoid formal training and keep his own persona."Don't ever take a dramatic lesson," Rogers told him. "They will try to put your voice in a dinner jacket, and people like their hominy and grits in everyday clothes." Robertson took his advice and avoided acting classes. Robertson was typecast in Western movies and TV shows when the genre was still America's favorite. He headlined two TV series, "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957), in which he played the roving trouble-shooter Jim Hardie, and "The Iron Horse" (1966), in which he won a railway in a poker game. He also served as one of the hosts, along with Ronald Reagan, of the syndicated series "Death Valley Days" (1962) during the 1960s. Robertson later appeared in the inaugural season of "Dynasty" (1981). Robertson is a recipient of the Golden Boot Award in 1985, and was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers and the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. He is retired on a ranch near Oklahoma City, not far from his birthplace of Harrah.

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    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
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