Hatfields & McCoys

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Hatfields & McCoys (2012)


The following weapons were used in the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys:

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Handguns

Remington 1858 New Army

The Remington 1858 New Army is seen carried by several characters including Jim Vance (Tom Berenger) and "Devil" Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner). The particular Remington that "Devil" Anse carries throughout the miniseries is a brass-framed model. This is not historically correct, as there were never any brass-framed Remingtons manufactured. The gun in question is a modern unauthentic replica of the Remington by Pietta of Italy known as the "Texas Model". Furthermore, as is revealed in a close up of the gun in Episode 3, the gun appears to have been converted to fire metallic cartridges, as it lacks percussion nipples and has a relief cut into the recoil shield to facilitate the loading of cartridges. This is yet another goof on the filmmakers' part as it was never done in the 19th century. Converting brass-framed percussion revolvers to fire cartridges is generally impractical and discouraged due to the weakness of the brass frame and it's inability to even withstand the pressure of repeated use of stout loose powder and ball loads, let alone from a metallic cartridge, which would cause the gun to shoot loose rather quickly, thus decreasing the shooting life of the firearm immensely. Such conversions on brass framed firearms, however, are feasible when using more anemic, lower-powered cartridges such as .38 S&W (which is what this gun appears to be converted to use) and when using blank cartridges, as the pressure generated by blanks is negligible, which explains how this particular gun made it through filming intact.

Remington Model 1858 .44 caliber.
Remington 1858 New Army (with a brass frame) - .44 Percussion
"Devil" Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) draws his Remington. Note the brass frame.
"Devil" Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) cocks the Remington. Note the lack of percussion nipples, the modified hammer, and the relief cut into the recoil shield, indicating that the gun has been converted to fire cartridges.
Jim Vance (Tom Berenger) pulls his Remington on some Union soldiers.
Jim Vance (Tom Berenger) with the Remington, which is evidently a cartridge conversion. Unlike the gun wielded by Devil Anse, this Remington is steel framed, and therefore historically correct.

Single Action Army Cavalry Model (7.5" barrel)

In the later years of the feud, Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton) carries a Cavalry Model of the Single Action Army.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton) pulls a Cavalry Model of the Single Action Army.

Single Action Army Artillery Model (5.5" barrel)

The Single Action Army Artillery Model with 5.5" barrel is also carried by both sides of the feud, notably by "Bad" Frank Phillips (Andrew Howard).

Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
The Single Action Army Artillery Model with 5.5" barrel is pulled by "Bad" Frank Phillips (Andrew Howard).

Rifles

Enfield Pattern 1853

At the miniseries' beginning, the Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle is seen used by Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War. Both "Devil" Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) and Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton) are seen using the rifle.

Original Enfield Pattern 1853.
"Devil" Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) along with other Confederate troops carry the rifle during a battle.

Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block Carbine

Also used is the Remington Rolling Block rifle.

Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block Carbine - .50-45
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Sharps 1859 Carbine

The Sharps 1859 carbine is carried by "Devil" Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner).

Sharps Model 1859 - .54 caliber
The Sharps 1859 carbine is carried by "Devil" Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner).
The Sharps 1859 carbine is carried by Jim Vance (Tom Berenger).

Winchester Model 1873

The Winchester Model 1873 rifle is a prominent rifle used by members of both families.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.
The rifle is fired.
Devil holds the rifle.

Shotguns

12 Gauge Double-barreled Side-by-Side Shotgun

The 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is another firearm used by members of both families.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge. The Parker Gun Company was absorbed into Remington in 1934.
Ellison "Cotton Top" Mounts (Noel Fisher) holds the shotgun.


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