How the West Was Won

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== Kentucky rifle ==
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{{Infobox Movie
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|name = How the West Was Won
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|picture = Howest-poster.jpg
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|caption = ''Movie poster''
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|country = [[Image:USA.jpg|25px]] United States
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|director = [[Henry Hathaway]]<BR>[[John Ford]]
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|date= 1962
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|language = English<BR>Arapaho
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|studio=Cinerama<BR>Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
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|distributor=Cinerama Releasing Corporation
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|character1=Eve Prescott
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|actor1=[[Carroll Baker]]
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|character2=Marshal Lou Ramsey
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|actor2=[[Lee J. Cobb]]
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|character3=Jethro Stuart
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|actor3=[[Henry Fonda]]
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|character4=Linus Rawlings
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|actor4=[[James Stewart]]
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|character5=Zebulon Prescott
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|actor5=[[Karl Malden]]
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|character6=Cleve Van Valen
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|actor6=[[Gregory Peck]]
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|character7=Zeb Rawlings
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|actor7=[[George Peppard]]
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|character8=Roger Morgan
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|actor8=[[Robert Preston]]
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|character9=Lilith Prescott
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|actor9=[[Debbie Reynolds]]
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|character10=Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
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|actor10=[[John Wayne]]
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}}
  
Alec Harvey keeps a Kentucky flintlock rifle which his son Colin grabs when Linus Rawlings ([[Jimmy Stewart]]) first arrives. Some of Col. Jeb Hawkins ([[Walter Brennan]]) men uses Flintlock rifles when they battle the Prescotts. Men in the Wagons during the Indian attack fire Kentucky rifles at the Cheyennes. The Indian that shoot at Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]) uses a Kentucky Rifle also.
 
[[Image:Kentuckyrifle.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Kentucky Rifle - .50, .45, or .36 caliber.]]
 
  
==[[Springfield 1861]]==
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{{Film Title|How the West Was Won}}
  
All of the Civil War soldiers including Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]) are seen using Springfield 1861 flintlock rifles. Zebs was broken in the movie and was only able to have his bayonet which he uses to kill the reb ([[Russ Tamblyn]]) when he tries to shoot Generals Grant ([[Harry Morgan]]) and Sherman ([[John Wayne]]).
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[[Image:Springfield1861.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Springfield 1861 - .58 caliber minie ball.]]
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== Colt 1851 Navy ==
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== Kentucky Flintlock Rifle ==
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Linus Rawlings ([[Jimmy Stewart]]), the beaver felt trader and "mountain man", carries a [[Kentucky Flintlock Rifle]] when he is seen riding his horse while among the Native Americans before meeting up with the Prescott family in present-day Ohio in 1839. Colin Harvey ([[Mark Allen]]) takes his father Alec's flintlock rifle when Linus first arrives at their camp. "Colonel" Jeb Hawkins' band of river pirates also carry flintlock rifles when they accost the Prescotts and Harveys. During the 1850s sequence, men riding in the wagon train west to California fire flintlock rifles at the attacking Cheyenne Indians. Some of the Indians seen during the 1860s railroad sequence also carry flintlock rifles, including one that fires at Zeb Rawlings.
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[[Image:Kentuckyrifle.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Kentucky Rifle - .50, .45, or .36 caliber.]]
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[[Image:Howest-flintr1.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Linus holds his flintlock rifle in his left hand.]]
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[[Image:Howest-flintr2.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Colin Harvey stands next to his father Alec as Zebulon Prescott ([[Karl Malden]]) confronts Linus Rawlings.]]
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[[Image:Howest-flintp2.jpg|thumb|none|650px|One of Hawkins' river pirates with a flintlock rifle.]]
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[[Image:Howest-flintr3.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Men in the wagon train to California fire flintlock rifles at the Cheyennes.]]
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[[Image:Howest-flintr4.jpg|thumb|none|650px|A man shoots at a Cheyenne just before he is shot and killed with an arrow.]]
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[[Image:Howest-flintr5.jpg|thumb|none|650px|One of the men in Cleve and Lil's wagon train holds a flintlock rifle.]]
  
The Reb ([[Russ Tamblyn]]) is seen with a Colt 1851 Navy which he took off a dead officer. He uses it to try and shoot Generals Grant ([[Harry Morgan]]) and Sherman ([[John Wayne]]) before being stabbed by Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]).
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== Flintlock Pistol ==
[[Image:1851Navy.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Colt 1851 Navy .36 caliber.]]
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Several of "Colonel" Jeb Hawkins' river pirates (including one played by [[Lee Van Cleef]]) use various types of [[Flintlock Pistol]]s. Hawkins ([[Walter Brennan]]) himself also uses one.
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[[Image:Irishtwinflintlockpistol.jpg|thumb|none|350px|Irish Twin Flintlock.]]
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[[Image:Howest-flintp1.jpg|thumb|none|650px|A river pirate ([[Lee Van Cleef]]) holds a flintlock pistol in the foreground as Hawkins holds a double-barreled model to his left.]]
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[[Image:Howest-flintp3.jpg|thumb|none|650px|The pirate ([[Lee Van Cleef]]) with his single-barreled flintlock pistol.]]
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[[Image:Howest-flintp4.jpg|thumb|none|650px|One of Hawkins' pirates with his own pistol just before Hawkins accidentally shoots him.]]
  
== Colt Single Action Army ==
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== Smith & Wesson Model 2 ==
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Cleve Van Valen ([[Gregory Peck]]), a St. Louis gambler, plays in a poker game on the wagon trip to California and bets a [[Smith & Wesson Model 2]] he pulls from his belt which he calls "a fine pistol... London-made (inaccurate) and loaded for bear". The pistol was rented to MGM Sept 5, 1961, in Culver City, from Stembridge Gun rentals, recorded as the only one and by serial number. It was used for this process /rear projection shot of the poker game and the later sequence of Peck mounting the team to stop the runaway wagon, now seen in his waist band. In the framing shots, done on location at Lone Pine, Peck has no pistol. They rented the pistol for just a day. A later shot of him running after the toppled wagon shows a larger pistol.
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[[Image:S&wmodel2.jpg|thumb|none|350px|Smith & Wesson Model 2 - .32 Short]]
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[[Image:Howest-rev1.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Cleve offers his Smith & Wesson revolver in the poker game.]]
  
During the Wild West segment of the film all of Charlie Gant ([[Eli Wallach]]) men uses Single Action Army including Gant himself. [[Harry Dean Stanton]] plays one of Gants men and he too uses a Single Action Army. Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]) uses a Single Action Army to shoot Charlie Gant ([[Eli Wallach]]). Marshall Lou Ramsey ([[Lee J. Cobb]]) also has a Single Action Army holstered.
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== Springfield Model 1861 ==
[[Image:ColtSAA475barrel.jpg|thumb|none|400px|[[Colt Single Action Army]] w/ 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model. ]]
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The Union soldiers during the Civil War battles seen between 1862 and 1865 carry [[Springfield 1861|Springfield Model 1861 and 1863]] rifles. Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]) has one as well, but it broke during an April 1862 battle at Shiloh, leaving only his bayonet as a useful combat weapon.
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[[Image:Springfield1861.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Springfield 1861 - .58 caliber minie ball.]]
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[[Image:Springfield_Model_1863.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Springfield 1863 - .58 caliber minie ball.]]
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[[Image:Howest-s61a.jpg|thumb|none|650px|A soldier stands with his Springfield 1861 rifle during a burial of the dead.]]
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[[Image:Howest-s61b.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Union soldiers run towards battle with their Springfields 1863s.]]
  
==[[Flintlock Pistol]]==
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== Colt 1851 Navy ==
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A young Confederate soldier, "The Reb" ([[Russ Tamblyn]]), shows Zeb a [[Colt 1851 Navy]] that he took from a dead officer and uses to try and shoot General Grant ([[Harry Morgan]]) and General Sherman ([[John Wayne]]). This is also possibly the revolver used by Cleve ([[Gregory Peck]]) to shoot a couple Cheyennes.
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[[Image:1851Navy.jpg|thumb|none|350px|Colt 1851 Navy .36 caliber.]]
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[[Image:Howest-rev2.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Cleve shoots a Cheyenne Indian.]]
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[[Image:Howest-colt51a.jpg|thumb|none|650px|The Reb shows Zeb his Colt 1851 Navy.]]
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[[Image:Howest-colt51b.jpg|thumb|none|650px|The Reb watches the generals talk.]]
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[[Image:Howest-colt51c.jpg|thumb|none|650px|The Reb aims his Colt at the generals.]]
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[[Image:Howestp-colt51a.jpg|thumb|none|400px|[[Russ Tamblyn]] holds his Colt in a publicity photo with [[George Peppard]].]]
  
Col. Jeb Hawkins ([[Walter Brennan]]) uses a Flintlock pistol as his main sidearm which he uses to hold up the Prescotts and accidentally shoot his own man. One of Hawkinses own men is seen firing a Flintlock pistol at one of Alec Harveys sons before Hawkins shoots him by mistake.
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== Henry 1860 ==
[[Image:sparroflintlock.jpg|thumb|none|350px|Flintlock pistol.]]
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Buffalo hunter Jethro Stuart ([[Henry Fonda]]) carries a [[Henry 1860]] as his main weapon during the 1860s railroad sequence. Mike King ([[Richard Widmark]]) and Lt. Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]) also arm themselves with Henry rifles when the Indians attack the railroad with buffalo. An Indian who shoots at Zeb also carries a Henry rifle.
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[[Image:Henry.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Henry 1860 brass-frame - .44 Rimfire (RF).]]
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[[Image:Howest-henry1.jpg|thumb|none|650px|The Indian aims at Zeb Rawlings.]]
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[[Image:Howest-henry2.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Mike King takes a Henry rifle from one of his men.]]
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[[Image:Howest-henry3.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Mike and Zeb with their Henry rifles.]]
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[[Image:Howestp-henry1.jpg|thumb|none|400px|[[Henry Fonda]] with the Henry 1860 in a publicity photo.]]
  
==[[Winchester Model 1873]]==
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== Remington 1858 New Army ==
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Lt. Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]) carries a holstered [[Remington 1858 New Army]] revolver when the Army assigns him to watch the railroad in the late 1860s.
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[[Image:1858Remingtoncartridge.jpg|thumb|none|350px|Remington 1858 New Army (Cartridge Conversion) - .45 Long Colt.]]
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[[Image:Howest-rem1.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Zeb draws his Remington when meeting with the Indians.]]
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[[Image:Howest-rem2.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Zeb unloads his Remington to show his intentions of peace.]]
  
Marshall Lou Ramsey ([[Lee J. Cobb]]), Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]) and all of the Marshalls men are seen using Winchester Model 1873 rifles during the train fight. Lou Ramsey uses one to shoot the last of Charlie Gants ([[Eli Wallach]]) men and later shoot the ropes holding a generator so that Zeb can get a clear shot.
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== unidentified rifle ==
[[Image:Winchester1873.jpg‎|thumb|none|500px|Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.]]
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Several buffalo hunters that arrive by train, breaking Zeb's treaty with the Indians, carry rifles.
 
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[[Image:Howest-rifle1.jpg|thumb|none|650px|A hunter gets off the train with his rifle.]]
== Henry 1860 ==
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Mike King ([[Richard Widmark]]) passes out Henry 1860 rifles to all of his men and Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]) when the Indians attack.
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== Sharps Rifle ==
[[Image:Henry.jpg|thumb|none|400px|Henry 1860 brass-frame - .44 Rimfire (RF).]]
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One of the buffalo hunters getting off the train carries a [[Sharps Rifle]].
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[[Image:Sharps 1859.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Sharps 1859 Carbine - .52 caliber.]]
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[[Image:Howest-sharps1.jpg|thumb|none|650px|The hunter places his Sharps rifle down.]]
  
== Double Barreled Shotgun ==
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== double-barreled shotgun ==
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While a town marshal in Arizona, Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]) fires a [[Double Barreled Shotgun]] at a gang of outlaws riding through his town.
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[[Image:Colt1878.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge]]
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[[Image:Howest-shotgun1.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Zeb fires his shotgun at the outlaws.]]
  
Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]) is seen firing a Double Barreled Shotgun at outlaws when he is an acting Marshall in the Wild West.
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== Single Action Army ==
[[Image:Stevens12GaugeShotgun.jpg‎|thumb|none|500px|J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 Gauge]]
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When Charlie Gant ([[Eli Wallach]]) joins his outlaw gang in Gold City, Arizona in 1889, he carries a [[Single Action Army]] with a 4.75" "Quickdraw" barrel. His gang members, including one played by [[Harry Dean Stanton]], also carry Single Action Army revolvers. The Gold City town marshal Lou Ramsey ([[Lee J. Cobb]]) uses a Single Action Army, as does Marshal Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]).
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[[Image:ColtSAA475barrel.jpg|thumb|none|350px|[[Colt Single Action Army]] w/ 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model.]]
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[[Image:Howest-saa1.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Gant fires his SAA aboard the train.]]
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[[Image:Howest-saa2.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Gant falls down with his SAA drawn.]]
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[[Image:Howest-saa3.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Zeb aims his SAA at Gant.]]
  
== Unknown Derringer ==
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== Winchester Model 1873 ==
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Zeb Rawlings ([[George Peppard]]) takes a [[Winchester Model 1873]] during the 1889 sequence when he leaves Gold City to pursue Gant's gang on the train. Town marshal Lou Ramsey ([[Lee J. Cobb]]) also carries one, using it as his primary weapon during the fight aboard the train, shooting the ropes holding up a generator to allow Zeb a clean shot at Gant. Some of Gant's outlaws also carry Winchesters.
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[[Image:Winchester1873.jpg‎|thumb|none|450px|Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.]]
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[[Image:Howest-win1.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Zeb holds his Winchester when preparing to leave Gold City.]]
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[[Image:Howest-win2.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Zeb with his Winchester aboard the train.]]
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[[Image:Howest-win3.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Lou and Zeb fire their Winchesters at Gant's gang.]]
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[[Image:Howest-win4.jpg|thumb|none|650px|Lou fires his Winchester at Gant.]]
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[[Image:Howest-win5.jpg|thumb|none|650px|One of Gant's gang members chambers a Winchester.]]
  
Cleve Van Valen ([[Gregory Peck]]) is seen gambling an Unknown Derringer in the wagons before the Cheyenne attack. He later uses it to shoot a Cheyenne off his horse.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:05, 5 April 2017


How the West Was Won
Howest-poster.jpg
Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Henry Hathaway
John Ford
Release Date 1962
Language English
Arapaho
Studio Cinerama
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Distributor Cinerama Releasing Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Eve Prescott Carroll Baker
Marshal Lou Ramsey Lee J. Cobb
Jethro Stuart Henry Fonda
Linus Rawlings James Stewart
Zebulon Prescott Karl Malden
Cleve Van Valen Gregory Peck
Zeb Rawlings George Peppard
Roger Morgan Robert Preston
Lilith Prescott Debbie Reynolds
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman John Wayne




The following weapons were used in the film How the West Was Won:

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[edit] Kentucky Flintlock Rifle

Linus Rawlings (Jimmy Stewart), the beaver felt trader and "mountain man", carries a Kentucky Flintlock Rifle when he is seen riding his horse while among the Native Americans before meeting up with the Prescott family in present-day Ohio in 1839. Colin Harvey (Mark Allen) takes his father Alec's flintlock rifle when Linus first arrives at their camp. "Colonel" Jeb Hawkins' band of river pirates also carry flintlock rifles when they accost the Prescotts and Harveys. During the 1850s sequence, men riding in the wagon train west to California fire flintlock rifles at the attacking Cheyenne Indians. Some of the Indians seen during the 1860s railroad sequence also carry flintlock rifles, including one that fires at Zeb Rawlings.

Kentucky Rifle - .50, .45, or .36 caliber.
Linus holds his flintlock rifle in his left hand.
Colin Harvey stands next to his father Alec as Zebulon Prescott (Karl Malden) confronts Linus Rawlings.
One of Hawkins' river pirates with a flintlock rifle.
Men in the wagon train to California fire flintlock rifles at the Cheyennes.
A man shoots at a Cheyenne just before he is shot and killed with an arrow.
One of the men in Cleve and Lil's wagon train holds a flintlock rifle.

[edit] Flintlock Pistol

Several of "Colonel" Jeb Hawkins' river pirates (including one played by Lee Van Cleef) use various types of Flintlock Pistols. Hawkins (Walter Brennan) himself also uses one.

Irish Twin Flintlock.
A river pirate (Lee Van Cleef) holds a flintlock pistol in the foreground as Hawkins holds a double-barreled model to his left.
The pirate (Lee Van Cleef) with his single-barreled flintlock pistol.
One of Hawkins' pirates with his own pistol just before Hawkins accidentally shoots him.

[edit] Smith & Wesson Model 2

Cleve Van Valen (Gregory Peck), a St. Louis gambler, plays in a poker game on the wagon trip to California and bets a Smith & Wesson Model 2 he pulls from his belt which he calls "a fine pistol... London-made (inaccurate) and loaded for bear". The pistol was rented to MGM Sept 5, 1961, in Culver City, from Stembridge Gun rentals, recorded as the only one and by serial number. It was used for this process /rear projection shot of the poker game and the later sequence of Peck mounting the team to stop the runaway wagon, now seen in his waist band. In the framing shots, done on location at Lone Pine, Peck has no pistol. They rented the pistol for just a day. A later shot of him running after the toppled wagon shows a larger pistol.

Smith & Wesson Model 2 - .32 Short
Cleve offers his Smith & Wesson revolver in the poker game.

[edit] Springfield Model 1861

The Union soldiers during the Civil War battles seen between 1862 and 1865 carry Springfield Model 1861 and 1863 rifles. Zeb Rawlings (George Peppard) has one as well, but it broke during an April 1862 battle at Shiloh, leaving only his bayonet as a useful combat weapon.

Springfield 1861 - .58 caliber minie ball.
Springfield 1863 - .58 caliber minie ball.
A soldier stands with his Springfield 1861 rifle during a burial of the dead.
Union soldiers run towards battle with their Springfields 1863s.

[edit] Colt 1851 Navy

A young Confederate soldier, "The Reb" (Russ Tamblyn), shows Zeb a Colt 1851 Navy that he took from a dead officer and uses to try and shoot General Grant (Harry Morgan) and General Sherman (John Wayne). This is also possibly the revolver used by Cleve (Gregory Peck) to shoot a couple Cheyennes.

Colt 1851 Navy .36 caliber.
Cleve shoots a Cheyenne Indian.
The Reb shows Zeb his Colt 1851 Navy.
The Reb watches the generals talk.
The Reb aims his Colt at the generals.
Russ Tamblyn holds his Colt in a publicity photo with George Peppard.

[edit] Henry 1860

Buffalo hunter Jethro Stuart (Henry Fonda) carries a Henry 1860 as his main weapon during the 1860s railroad sequence. Mike King (Richard Widmark) and Lt. Zeb Rawlings (George Peppard) also arm themselves with Henry rifles when the Indians attack the railroad with buffalo. An Indian who shoots at Zeb also carries a Henry rifle.

Henry 1860 brass-frame - .44 Rimfire (RF).
The Indian aims at Zeb Rawlings.
Mike King takes a Henry rifle from one of his men.
Mike and Zeb with their Henry rifles.
Henry Fonda with the Henry 1860 in a publicity photo.

[edit] Remington 1858 New Army

Lt. Zeb Rawlings (George Peppard) carries a holstered Remington 1858 New Army revolver when the Army assigns him to watch the railroad in the late 1860s.

Remington 1858 New Army (Cartridge Conversion) - .45 Long Colt.
Zeb draws his Remington when meeting with the Indians.
Zeb unloads his Remington to show his intentions of peace.

[edit] unidentified rifle

Several buffalo hunters that arrive by train, breaking Zeb's treaty with the Indians, carry rifles.

A hunter gets off the train with his rifle.

[edit] Sharps Rifle

One of the buffalo hunters getting off the train carries a Sharps Rifle.

Sharps 1859 Carbine - .52 caliber.
The hunter places his Sharps rifle down.

[edit] double-barreled shotgun

While a town marshal in Arizona, Zeb Rawlings (George Peppard) fires a Double Barreled Shotgun at a gang of outlaws riding through his town.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
Zeb fires his shotgun at the outlaws.

[edit] Single Action Army

When Charlie Gant (Eli Wallach) joins his outlaw gang in Gold City, Arizona in 1889, he carries a Single Action Army with a 4.75" "Quickdraw" barrel. His gang members, including one played by Harry Dean Stanton, also carry Single Action Army revolvers. The Gold City town marshal Lou Ramsey (Lee J. Cobb) uses a Single Action Army, as does Marshal Zeb Rawlings (George Peppard).

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model.
Gant fires his SAA aboard the train.
Gant falls down with his SAA drawn.
Zeb aims his SAA at Gant.

[edit] Winchester Model 1873

Zeb Rawlings (George Peppard) takes a Winchester Model 1873 during the 1889 sequence when he leaves Gold City to pursue Gant's gang on the train. Town marshal Lou Ramsey (Lee J. Cobb) also carries one, using it as his primary weapon during the fight aboard the train, shooting the ropes holding up a generator to allow Zeb a clean shot at Gant. Some of Gant's outlaws also carry Winchesters.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.
Zeb holds his Winchester when preparing to leave Gold City.
Zeb with his Winchester aboard the train.
Lou and Zeb fire their Winchesters at Gant's gang.
Lou fires his Winchester at Gant.
One of Gant's gang members chambers a Winchester.



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