He took on the basic characteristics and the pure essence of the frontier spirit. John Wayne was a movie star who chose roles that people could identify with - characters who were plain-spoken, honest and tough. He introduced us to simple men who relied on a basic code of conduct for existing in a dangerous world. He showed us how to face crises, and he let us share his confidence in dealing with adversity. There was nothing false about the parts John Wayne played, because the essential qualities of the Old West were etched into his soul.
That’s why it’s easy to picture “The Duke” sitting ten feet above the ground, riding shotgun on the driver’s bench of a rough-and-ready stagecoach. Constructed of wood, iron, leather, and canvas, the overland stagecoach left its mark on the western frontier during the 19th century. These delivery vehicles rattled and swayed over rutted roads and through badlands, carrying cargoes that included company payrolls, bags of mail, and stalwart passengers willing to face danger and take a risk.
Now, this legendary overland stagecoach is magnificently re-created in an extraordinary precision-engineered replica by Franklin Mint Precision Models. The John Wayne Stagecoach is filled with authentic details, graphics, and design that are sure to delight fans of the Old West. This faithfully crafted replica pays tribute to the era of overland stagecoaching, and honors the memory of John Wayne. This great model comes complete with a terrific package of frontier accessories - an assortment of luggage, a strongbox, shotguns, and a repeating rifle like the one “The Duke” often carried in his films. This stagecoach is alive with memories.