“Colt Six-Shot Saddle Army Revolver, ‘Third Model Dragoon’, Presented by Samuel Colt to Emperor Nicholas I” Manufactured by Samuel Colt Factory, Hartford, USA, Circa 1853, Serial Number 12407 [1920 x 1070]

“Colt Six-Shot Saddle Army Revolver, ‘Third Model Dragoon’, Presented by Samuel Colt to Emperor Nicholas I” Manufactured by Samuel Colt Factory, Hartford, USA, Circa 1853, Serial Number 12407 [1920 x 1070]

“Saddle and Stirrup Presented by the Japanese Government to Russian Emperor Alexander II” Japan, 19th century. Material: wood, metal, leather, braid and lacquer [1251 x 1920]

“Saddle and Stirrup Presented by the Japanese Government to Russian Emperor Alexander II” Japan, 19th century. Material: wood, metal, leather, braid and lacquer [1251 x 1920]

Grandmother had this made for her after she divorced her husband and wanted a place for her own to visit and vacation. She had polio so was encumbered with 30% lung function but she still rode horses like a man (no side saddle) and could shoot a gun like a pro. She died young, tough and independent

Grandmother had this made for her after she divorced her husband and wanted a place for her own to visit and vacation. She had polio so was encumbered with 30% lung function but she still rode horses like a man… Continue Reading