Colt 1878 Double Action

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Colt 1878 Double Action with 4.75" barrel - .45 Colt



(1878 - 1907)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber(s): .45 Colt, .44-40 WCF, .38-40 WCF, .44 Russian, .476 Ely, .32-20 WCF, .41 Colt, .38 Colt
  • Barrel length(s): 3 in (7.6 cm) - 7.5 in (19.1 cm)
  • Capacity: 6
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The "Colt 1878 Double Action" has been used by the following actors in the following movies, television series, anime, and video games:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Great Train Robbery Bandit 1903
The Hound of the Baskervilles Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes 1939
Nigel Bruce Dr. Watson Standard and 1878-1902 Philippine Model
Richard Greene Sir Henry Baskerville
Morton Lowry Stapleton 1878-1902 Philippine Model
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes 1878-1902 Philippine Model 1939
George Zucco Professor Moriarty Standard with 5" and 7.5" barrels and 1878-1902 Philippine Model
Alan Marshal Jerrold Hunter
E.E. Clive Inspector Bristol
Drum Beat Charles Bronson Kintpuash aka Captain Jack 4" or 5" barrel 1954
Robert Keith Bill Satterwhite 7.5" barrel
Little Big Man Jeff Corey Wild Bill Hickok 1970
Joe Kidd John Saxon Luis Chama 1972
The White Buffalo Charles Bronson Wild Bill Hickok 1977
High Road To China Tom Selleck Patrick O'Malley 1983
High Road To China Bess Armstrong Eve Tozer 1983
The Sign of Four David Healy Dr. Watson 1878-1902 Philippine Model 1983
Project A Part II Secret police agent 1987
Tombstone Kurt Russell Wyatt Earp 1993
The Hateful Eight Channing Tatum Jody Domingre 2015


Title/Episode Actor Character Note Date
Reilly: Ace of Spies Sam Neill Sidney Reilly . 1983
Rough Riders Gary Busey Major General Joe Wheeler . 1997
Sherlock Natasha O'Keeffe Emilia Ricoletti "The Abominable Bride" (SO4E00) 2016

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Note Release Date
Call of Juarez "Border Gun" 2007

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