John Wayne Franklin Mint Commemorative 1871 Colt .45 Revolver.
An exact replica of a special revolver that was made by Colt for John Wayne. It is exact in every detail. The body is nickel plated and extensively engraved with gold plating, and bears the same serial number of the real revolver, 151284. John Wayne's signature is engraved on the grip strap. The grips have a slight stained appearance and this is to replicate Duke's real grips that he soaked in tea to create the stained look. It is not designed to load bullets or fire them but the hammer, trigger and chamber all work. The chamber can be removed as well.
First sold by Franklin Mint in February 1992 for $450 with a Certificate of Authenticity. A similar replica was later issued for the Centenary celebration in 2007 but did not have the display frame and did not have his signature on the back of the grip.
The only difference between the two pictures above is the location of the left hand mounting pin. In the first one it is under the barrel a few inches from the end and in the second picture it is just infront of the chamber. I have no idea why there are these two variations. The mounting pins are replica .45 bullet cases.