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Shane (1953)

Shane is a 1953 Western starring Alan Ladd as the title character, a mysterious gunfighter who befriends a homesteader and his family and subsequently finds himself facing down a evil land baron and his band of gunslingers. The film would later be nominated for 7 Academy Awards, winning the award for Best Cinematography. Shane would later be referenced in later media as well including 1997's The Negotiator and the series Everybody Hates Chris.

The following weapons were used in the film Shane:


Single Action Army

Shane (Alan Ladd) carries a 7 1/2" Single Action Army Cavalry with a nickel finish and ivory grips as his sidearm in the film. Jack Wilson (Jack Palance) carries two Colt SAA's, and several characters use them as well.

Colt Single Action Army 7 1/2" Cavalry - .45 Long Colt.
Good shot of the ivory (actually plastic) grips.
Shane draws his SAA.
Shane empties his SAA.
Good side shot of the SAA. Note front sight is missing.
Jack Wilson (Jack Palance) carries two Colt SAA's in dual holsters as he confronts Stonewall.
Wilson kills Stonewall.
Shane shoots it out with Ryker.

Colt 1872 Open Top Revolver .44 Caliber

During a confrontation with Jack Wilson, Stonewall (Elisha Cook Jr.) pulls out a revolver that appears to be a Colt 1872 Open Top Revolver as his sidearm in the film.

Colt 1872 Open Top - .44 RF
Stonewall (Elisha Cook Jr.) pulls out a revolver that appears to be a Colt 1872 Open Top Revolver.
Stonewall (Elisha Cook Jr.) with his revolver during his confrontation with Jack.

Colt 1877 Double Action

Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) takes out an ivory handled Colt double-action when he's about to go after Ryker. The revolver Joe appears to be a Colt 1877 DA Lightning/Thunderer revolver.

1877 Colt Lightning in .38 Long Colt with 6" bbl.
Closeup Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) loading up his Colt 1877 double action in .38 Long.

Winchester Model 1873

Ryker's brother is seen walking upstairs to stay hidden and armed with a Winchester Model 1873.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.
Ryker's brother is seen armed with a Winchester Model 1873.

Stevens Crackshot

Joey Starrett (Brandon De Wilde) carries a .22 rimfire Stevens Crackshot around to play with, but his father won't give him any rounds for it because he is too young. When Joey works the lever while Shane is there, he whips around, ready to draw his pistol before realizing the situation.

Stevens Crackshot Rifle - .22LR
Joey aims his Stevens Crackshot rifle at a deer.
Joey works the lever.
Good shot of the rifle.

12 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

When Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) talks to Morgan Ryker about meeting his brother Rufus he is seen carrying a double barrel shotgun.


Flintlock Rifles

Several Flintlock rifles are hung up in the town bar.

Better shot of the rifle shown above.

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