Gun Frontier

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Gun Frontier (2002)

Gun Frontier is a thirteen episode anime series based on the manga by Leiji Matsumoto. It is the fifth animated adaptation of the Harlock franchise and is by far its most unusual entry, changing the setting and genre from a Space Opera set in the 30th century to an action-comedy set in the American Western Frontier.

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The following weapons were used in the anime series Gun Frontier:

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Handguns

Colt Single Action Army "Artillery" Model

The Colt Single Action Army "Artillery" Model, a weapon synonymous with the Old West, is by far the most prolific firearm in the series. Harlock usually carries at least one of these weapons at all times.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model. The most common of the SAA revolvers - .45 Long Colt
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A pair of corrupt deputies fire their Colt SAA "Artillery" Model revolvers at Harlock and Tochiro.
A would-be hired killer tries to draw his Colt SAA.
Harlock's Colt SAA revolvers.
Harlock ducks behind cover with his SAA drawn.
Harlock looks at his destroyed Colt SAA in dismay.


Colt 1851 Navy

In addition to a pair of SAAs, Harlock also carries a Colt 1851 Navy (for one episode, at least). Several other 1851 Navys also show up throughout the series.

Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber.
Harlock drops his Colt 1851 Navy next to one of his Colt SAAs. The artists appear to have placed a screw in the middle of the grip, a feature not present on any pre-cartridge Colt revolver.
A robber threatens a pawn shop owner with a Colt 1851 Navy.
Another angle of the Colt 1851's barrel.
Shinunora holds Harlock and Tochiro at gunpoint with a Colt 1851 Navy.

Lefaucheux Revolver

The stagecoach robber in episode 2 uses a rare 12 Shot Lefaucheux Revolver.

Lefaucheux Revolver - 7.65mm Pinfire
The bandit fires his Lefaucheux revolver.
Despite being held at gunpoint by a murderer, Tochiro can't resist asking the bandit about his weapon.
A close-up of the Lefaucheux's frame and cylinder.

Remington 1866 Derringer

Shinunora as well as several minor characters use Remington 1866 Derringer pistols.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber. Polished Steel with yellow pearl grips
The corrupt mayor in episode 1 fires his 1866 Derringer at Tochiro.
Maya pulls her 1866 Derringer on Tochiro.
Katerina thumbs back the hammer on her 1866 Derringer.
Shinunora reveals her 1866 Derringer..

Colt Open-Top

Dr. Surusky carries Colt Open-Top revolver.

Colt Open-Top - .22short
Dr. Surusky draws his revolver.
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Victor Collete Pepperbox

Baron De Noir F. Tat Endale leaves behind a custom-engraved gold-plated Victor Collete Pepperbox when he kidnaps Shinunora.

Victor Collete Pepperbox - 7mm Pinfire
Tochiro examines the discarded VC Pepperbox pistol.
Tochiro examines the engraving on the Pepperbox revolver.

Matchlock Hinawajyu Musket

The samurai that Tochiro and Harlock encounter in episode 10 all carry traditional Japanese matchlock musket pistols (also known as a "Hinawajyu" or Tanegashima).

Replica of a Japanese Hinawajyu matchlock pistol
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Borchardt C-93

Dark Myster uses a Borchardt C-93 pistol in episode 13.

Borchardt C-93 - 7.63 Borchardt
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Rifles

Winchester Model 1873

The most commonly seen long gun in the show is the Winchester Model 1873 lever-action rifle.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.
A depute informs Harlock and Tochiro that the robber they shot was a wanted man. Note the row of Winchester Model 1873 rifles behind him.
A corrupt lawman takes aim at Harlock with his Winchester Model 1873.
Shinunora with a Winchester Model 1873

Springfield 1861

The Springfield 1861 rifle makes occasional appearances throughout the series.

Springfield Model 1861 - .58 caliber minie ball.
A man enters a pawn shop with a Springfield 1861.
a wanted man shows the pawn shop owner his Springfield 1861.
A Native American on a somewhat tripped out horse raises his Springfield 1861.

Trapdoor Springfield Rifle

Dr. Surusky in episode 5 has a Trapdoor Springfield Rifle with a bayonet affixed to the end, which Tochiro refers to as a "converted Springfield 1861 Infantry Rifle".

Replica Springfield Model 1873 "Trapdoor Springfield" built by Uberti Arms - .45-70.
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Dr. Surusky presents the Trapdoor Springfield Rifle to Tochiro.
Tochiro finds the map Dr. Surusky has hidden in the rifle's chamber.
Sinunora aims the Trapdoor Springfield rifle.


Other

Gatling Gun

Shitalnen uses an early-style Gatling Gun attached to an auto-carriage during the final episodes. The weapon is described as being powered by the auto-carriage's engine (as opposed to being hand-cranked) and Shinunora speculates that it is "belt fed", despite the weapon's obvious box magazine.

An 1865 Gatling Gun.
Shitalnen loads a fresh magazine into the Gatling Gun.
A shot of the Gatling Gun and the auto-carriage.
Shitalnen aims the Gatling Gun at Harlock.

Railcar Howitzer

In the series's finale, Shitalnen reveals his newly-constructed Howitzer cannon which is hard-mounted to a railcar.

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