I'm up for it... I don't have any from that era yet...
I'm sure you could find one on gunbroker.com for under $100. It might not look fancy but it'll get the job done
Asa long-timepromoter of pre-1899 carry, I'm interested but we need to do this right and lay the groundwork. We do NOT want the victory to be in some courtroom a year from now with 0 publicity. That's what could happen if we play this wrong (the event isn't publicized, people are arrested, and have to defend themselves in court).
I suggest we take notice of what others have done in open carry walks:
1) Work with an attorney to go over all the laws. It is worth a couple hundred of dollars for a few hours of their time. Perhaps there is even case law that they can dig up. If he/she is a 2A supporter, perhaps they will attend as an observer.
2) Pick a location that you are CERTAIN you are legal in (no places that sell booze, parks can be problematic, no schools around, etc.)
3) Work with the city police and county sheriff's office ahead of time. Let them know well in advance. Point out the law and/or case law (see 1). INVITE them to the event because we are going to be law abiding and we want them to see that rather than responding to a MWAG call.
4) Video and audio tape the entire thing. We need evidance that everything was peaceful.
5) Invite the media. We want as many cameras rolling as possible. We want positive news coverage.
6) Dress nicely and wear a retention holster, if possible. We don't want anyone saying, "see, that pistol could have easily been snatched".
7) Has there been any thought of doing this in Austin at the capitol at a called press conference then picnic? I would love legislators to see that openly carried guns are no problem.
Let's make it happen!