Hell on Wheels - Season 1

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Hell On Wheels - Season 1
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Country Flag of the United States.jpgUSA
Channel AMC
Genre Western
Period drama
Broadcast 2011 - 2012
No. of Episodes 10
Main Cast
Character Actor
Cullen Bohannon Anson Mount
Elam Ferguson Common
Thomas "Doc" Durant Colm Meaney
Thor "The Swede" Gundersen Christopher Heyerdahl



The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Hell on Wheels:

Contents


Handguns

Griswold & Gunnison

Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) carries a Confederate-made Griswold & Gunnison Revolver in "Pilot" (S1E01), by which he is recognized. This weapon is only mainly seen in the pilot episode, after which Cullen Bohannon carries a Colt 1860 Army revolver as his main sidearm for the rest of the season. The Griswold & Gunnison revolver is also seen firing during a continuity error in "A New Birth of Freedom" (S1E03).

Griswold & Gunnison revolver - .36 Percussion.
Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon holds his "Griswold & Gunnison" after murdering a Union soldier who raped his wife in "Pilot" (S1E01).
Cullen fires his Griswold & Gunnison revolver in "A New Birth of Freedom" (S1E03). This is a continuity error, as he has carried a Colt 1860 Army revolver since the second episode.

Colt 1860 Army

Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) carries a Colt 1860 Army revolver as his sidearm after the pilot.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. Several other characters carry and use the Colt 1860 Army revolver throughout the season, including Elam Ferguson (Common). Bolan (Ian Tracey) also uses a Colt 1860 Army in "A New Birth of Freedom" (S1E03), instead of his usual sidearm, the Remington 1858 New Model Army.

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.

Colt 1860 Army - .44 Percussion
Bohannon holds a Colt 1860 in the opening credits.
In "Pilot" (S1E01), Bohannon holds his "Griswold & Gunnison" (obviously a Colt 1860 Army).
Bohannon holds the revolver in "A New Birth of Freedom" (S1E03).
Bolan (Ian Tracey) fires a Colt 1860 Army revolver in "A New Birth of Freedom" (S1E03).
A confederate soldier holds his Colt during a flashback in "A New Birth of Freedom" (S1E03).
Elam Ferguson (Common) fires Bohannon's Colt as he learns how to shoot in "Revelations" (S1E07).
One of Gregory Toole posse members holds his Colt 1860 Army in "Revelations" (S1E07).
Elam holds the Colt 1860 on Gregory Toole (Duncan Ollerenshaw) in "Revelations" (S1E07).
A close-up of a Colt 1860 Army revolver, as a US Cavalry soldier fires his revolver in "Timshel" (S1E09).
Cullen hods his revolver on The Swede in "God of Chaos" (S1E10).

Colt 1851 Navy (Brass Frame)

Gregory Toole (Duncan Ollerenshaw) uses a Colt 1851 Navy revolver as his sidearm throughout the season. Elam Ferguson (Common) also carries on as his sidearm after he becomes the Chief of Railroad Police. Several other people carry these revolvers as well. Most of these appear to be brass-framed copies of the Colt 1851 Navy revolver, which did not exist until the Italians started making them during the 1960s.

Pietta "Colt 1851 Navy" with case hardened steel frame - .44 caliber
A construction worker holds his Colt 1851 Navy on several freedmen in "Revelations" (S1E07).
A close-up of a Colt 1851 Navy in "Revelations" (S1E07).
Gregory Toole (Duncan Ollerenshaw) holds his Colt 1851 Navy on Elam Ferguson in "Revelations" (S1E07).
A wounded US Cavalry soldier fires his Colt in "Timshel" (S1E09).
Elam aims his revolver at Toole in "Timshel" (S1E09).
Former Union Sergeant Harper (Ian Kilburn) fires his Colt 1851 Navy at Cullen in "God of Chaos" (S1E10).
Elam holds his Colt 1851 Navy revolver after plinking in "God of Chaos" (S1E10).

Remington 1858 New Army

Former Union soldier Daniel Johnson (Ted Levine) carries a Remington 1858 New Army in "Pilot" (S1E01). Bolan (Ian Tracey), and other characters also carry Remington 1858 New Armys as their sidearms during the season. Most of the Remingtons appear to be modern and unauthentic replicas, known as "Texas Models", because brass-framed Remingtons were never manufactured.

Remington 1858 New Army (with a brass frame) - .44 Percussion
"That is my Remington pointed at your gut". Former Union soldier Daniel Johnson holds his Remington 1858 New Army in "Pilot" (S1E01).
Johnson holds his revolver on Bohannon during a confrontation in "Pilot" (S1E01).
A construction worker holds his Remington 1858 New Army on several freedmen in "Revelations" (S1E07).
Remington 1858 New Model Army - .44 Percussion
Bolan (Ian Tracey) holds his New Army on Bohannon in "Immoral Mathematics" (S1E02).
Bolan aims his Remington 1858 New Army revolver during a confrontation in "Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai" (S1E04).
Bolan decocks his New Army in front of The Swede in "Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai" (S1E04).

Allen & Thurber Pepperbox

Thomas Durant (Colm Meaney) pulls out an Allen & Thurber Pepperbox revoler in "Immoral Mathematics" (S1E02) when he converses with Cullen Bohannon.

Allen & Thurber Pepperbox revolver - .32 caliber
Durant's Pepperbox lies on a book in "Immoral Mathematics" (S1E02).

Flintlock Pistol

A Flintlock pistol is visible on Thomas Durant's wall in "Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai" (S1E04).

British 1756 Light Dragoon Pistol - .68 caliber
A Flintlock pistol is visible on Durant's wall in "Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai" (S1E04).

Rifles

Winchester 1866 "Yellowboy"

The Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" rifle is prevalent in many episodes, especially in "Timshel" (S1E09). The rifle, while period correct, would not have been issued to the US Cavalry as portrayed in the series. It is used by many characters throughout the series, and Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) carries one on his saddle throughout the season.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle - .44 RF
A Yellowboy rifle rests against a tree in "Immoral Mathematics" (S1E02).
A settler aims his Winchester in "Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai" (S1E04).
Cullen Bohannon racks the action of his Model 1866 in "Revelations" (S1E07).
Cullen scans his surroundings, his Winchester Model 1866 in hand in "Revelations" (S1E07).
A US Cavalry soldier reloads his "Yellowboy" rifle in "Timshel" (S1E09).
Cullen and Elam fire their Winchester "Yellowboy" rifles in "Timshel" (S1E09).
A Cheyenne warrior aims his "Yellowboy" on horseback in "Timshel" (S1E09).
Elam fires his "Yellowboy" at attacking Cheyenne warriors in "Timshel" (S1E09).

Shotguns

Double Barreled Percussion Shotgun

Thor "The Swede" Gundersen (Christopher Heyerdahl) uses a sawed-off double barreled percussion shotgun named "Beauty" in "Immoral Mathematics" (S1E02).

Double Barreled Percussion Shotgun - 10 Gauge
Closeup of the shotgun in "Immoral Mathematics" (S1E02).
Thor "The Swede" Gundersen holds the "Beauty" on Cullen Bohannon in "Immoral Mathematics" (S1E02).
Note the "Beauty" on the barrel in "Immoral Mathematics" (S1E02).


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