Hell On Wheels
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The following firearms were used in AMC's Hell On Wheels:
Griswold & Gunnison
Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) carries a Confederate-made Griswold & Gunnison Revolver, by which he is recognised in Episode 1. The correct Griswold & Gunnison is visible for a split second at 34:20 in Episode 3, "A New Birth of Freedom."
Colt 1860 ArmyDuring the opening credits sequence, Bohannon is seen with a Colt 1860 Army instead of his usual Griswold & Gunnison. The 1860 was the most common handgun in the United States at the time, most had a brass trigger guard (see photo), they were not manufactured with a brass frame like the Griswold above. The brass framed pistol Bohannon uses in the opening episode is neither an 1860 nor a Griswold but is an amalgam reproduction that was likely used as a stop gap piece for filming.
Remington 1858 New Model Army
Former Union soldier Daniel Johnson (Ted Levine) carries a Remington 1858 New Army in Episode 1. This gun appears to be a modern and unauthentic replica, known as "Texas Model", because brass-framed remingtons were never manufactured.
In the episode 4 of the second season Bohannon shoots a railroad worker tortured by the Sioux with this rifle. He calls it the long rifle. This is again a problem of dating since the railroad was completed in 1869 and the 1874 model came . . . well . . . later.
Winchester 1866 "Yellowboy"
Prevalent in many scenes, especially "Timshel" (Season 1, Episode 9), this weapon, while period correct, would not have been issued to the US Cavalry as portrayed in the show.