Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The
All the guns in this film were supplied by Aldo Uberti Inc. of Italy.
The following weapons were used in the film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:
Allen & Thurber Pepperbox
After Tuco horribly throws all the guns off the table, an Allen & Thurber Pepperbox with a ring trigger becomes visible.
Tuco picks up an Italian Bodeo M1889 revolver before discarding it. A major anachronism as the film takes place over twenty years before the revolver was introduced.
Blondie (Clint Eastwood) carries a Colt 1851 Navy revolver with a loading gate cartridge conversion kit (which is an anachronism as the first Colt cartridge guns in the form of the Theur conversion was not patented until 1868, using a front loaded, slightly tapered, centerfire cartridge, with no rim of any kind.) throughout the film, his being outfitted with wooden grips inlaid with silver rattlesnakes, with which all his revolvers were fitted in the Leone trilogy. It is based on the same grips used by Clint as Rowdy Yates in the television series Rawhide. Tuco (Eli Wallach) also carries a Cartridge converted Navy, his being fitted with a lanyard loop, which instead of a holster, is stuck in his pocket (because Eli Wallach had trouble holstering a revolver without looking at the holster.) Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef) also used a Navy Cartridge to murder a sickly old man towards the beginning of the film, firing it through his pillow. He keeps this Navy when serving in the Union, but carries a Remington 1858 for his own use. Throughout the film, it becomes obvious that if they have a cartridge revolver, they are going to fire it in the scene. In any other scene, the revolvers change to unloaded percussion models (with the exception of Blondie's).
This side-by-side shows how Tuco's revolver switches from a cartridge revolver to a percussion revolver in the scene. A goof also worth noting is how his revolver is capable of firing under water, while he is in the bathtub. Well, it wasn't in the water per-se, just under the bubbles.
Colt 1860 Army
One of the Bounty Hunters trying to capture Tuco is armed with a Colt 1860 Army revolver.
Tuco inspects a Galand Revolver in the gunstore. It is an anachronism for this gun to be in Tuco's hands as the gun was invented in 1868, this film takes place in 1862.
Remington 1858 New Army
Angel Eyes/Sentenza (Lee Van Cleef) carries a Remington 1858 New Army as his personal sidearm. It seems it's dual toned, with a blued or black cylinder and barrel, and a grey cylinder housing. When not carrying his 1858, he is carrying his Union issued Colt Navy. He uses it to kill Stevens, on behalf of Baker, and moments later, Stevens oldest son. After that he's not seen firing it again, instead using his colt Navy. It is a somewhat notable goof that he keeps a cartridge belt despite using a percussion revolver. Also, a common continuity error is the that the gun is loaded or unloaded with percussion caps.
Remington Rolling Block Cavalry
A pistol version of the Remington Rolling Block, known as the Cavalry model is seen on the table in the gunshop.
Some type of Sawed-Off double-barreled gun is seen on the table in the gun shop, perhaps a sawed-off shotgun or more likely a Howdah .577 pistol.
Victor Collete Pepperbox
Tuco inspects a Victor Collete Pepperbox revolver in the gunshop, apparently disliking it for its smell. This is a pun on the term "pepperbox".
On the table in the gunshop, a few revolvers are difficult to identify, and require a keener eye than mine.
Remington 1858 "Cattleman's Carbine"
One of Angel Eye's thugs tries to shoot Tuco with a Remington 1858 "Cattleman's Carbine", a rifle version of the Remington 1858 revolver before being shot by Blondie. This gun actually appears to be one of the few percussion guns actually fired in the film as opposed to cartridge guns.
As Tuco hangs from a rope in the graveyard, Blondie is seen firing a Sharps 1874 rifle with a ladder elevated sight. While it could be an older, more accurate depiction of a Sharps rifle for the time, it is most likely a cartridge model 1874 so it could fire blanks, making it yet another anachronism.
Springfield Model 1863
The Union and Confederate soldiers are seen mainly armed with Springfield Model 1863 rifles throughout the film.
Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" (mocked up as a Henry 1860)
Blondie (Clint Eastwood) uses a Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" rifle with a side folding scope. He is prominently seen using it as a means to con law officials by giving up Tuco, a wanted criminal, for a bounty. He then uses the rifle to shoot the rope before Tuco is hanged, and they split the reward. He also is seen with it when a man named "Shorty" is to be hung, but Tuco doesn't allow him to shoot the rope, and poor Shorty hangs. A bounty hunter is also seen using one to shoot out Tuco's horse towards the beginning of the film. It should be noted that while the gun is anachronistic to the time, it is made to look like a Henry 1860 rifle by removing the wooden forend. The dead giveaways are the loading gate on the right side, the lack of a magazine tube loading break switch, and the lack of slits in the mag tube which allows the user to see bullets left in the gun.
Remington 1863 Zouave
The Union soldier is seen with a short Remington 1863 Zouave. This is historically inaccurate: though 20,000 Remington 1863 Zouave were produced, none were ever issued.
Colt Gatling Gun
Union soldiers are seen utilizing Colt Gatling Guns during the battle scene, some fitted with 20 round vertical magazines, some fitted with 100 round drum magazines. This is an anachronism because the film is actually set in 1862 and Gatling guns were developed in 1861 and patented in 1862. The Union army only first bought this weapon in 1866.
What appears to be a Dalhgren Cannon is used by the Union during the battle scene.
Howitzer Cannons are seen several times during the battle scene and Blondie (Clint Eastwood) uses one to fire on Tuco as he attempts to run away on his horse.
Krupp field gun
The Union troops use a Krupp field gun of unknown model.
Spanish 10 inch siege mortar
Union troops use an archaic (from late 18th century) Spanish 10 inch siege mortar throughout the film, most prominently seen used during the battle scene, and one manages to interrupt Tuco from hanging Blondie when a Mortar ball destroys the floor, allowing Blondie to escape. The movie was filmed mostly in Spain.