Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
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Wanted: Dead or Alive was a Western television series starring Steve McQueen as Josh Randall, a confederate Civil War veteran who now makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West. The series aired on CBS for three seasons from 1958 to 1961. A 1987 feature film of the same name starred Rutger Hauer as a descendant of McQueen's character.
The following weapons were used in the television series Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series):
Winchester Model 1892 "Mare's Leg"
A shortened version of the Winchester Model 1892 saddle ring carbine known affectionately as the "Mare's Leg" is the main firearm used by Josh Randall (Steve McQueen) throughout the duration of the show, chambered in .44-40 (despite the large .45-70 rounds on his belt). The first version of this gun was a rounded barrel model with a D shaped loop, which was later changed to an octagonal version with a tear drop loop. Randall is seen keeping his Mare's Leg holstered on his thigh.
There quite possibly may have been 3 models made as evidenced by the model shown in the credits starting from the very first episode.
Several characters in the series are seen using the Winchester 1873.
Winchester Model 1894
The Winchester Model 1894 is seen used throughout the series.
Colt Single Action Army
The fast draw model (4.75") Colt 1873 Single Action as well as the 5.25" model were the most frequently used handguns in the series.
Smith & Wesson Schofield
The Smith & Wesson Schofield is seen used in the series.
Exposed hammer Double barreled shotgun
The 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun also is used.