My Bailiwick: Dark Tower

There’s going to be a Dark Tower movie starring Idris Elba.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/heres-the-first-look-at-idris-elba-as-the-gunslinger-in-1776917207

This comes from a Stephen King book that I have not read, but the gun details have over the years trickled into my consciousness nonetheless.

Main character Roland carried a “.45 Magnum” six-shooter.  Which would be a robust piece.  This thing Elba has looks robust enough.

In the book I understand Roland’s piece had ‘Sandalwood’ grip panels.  Ya know who knows a lot about six shooter grip panels?  Me.  Sandalwood is a bush right…(?)  I haven’t actually understood Sandalwood to yield a wood kernel big enough for single action panels.  Call it fictional license on King’s part.  If you could render panels from Sandlewood, I think they’d be creamy yellow.  Elba’s panels appear to be typical brown walnut.

 

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