The following guns were used in the film High Plains Drifter:
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Single Action Army
The Stranger (Clint Eastwood) carries a 7 1/2" Cavalry Single Action Army as his sidearm in the film. Many other characters carry 5 1/2" Artillery models, such as Stacey Bridges (Geoffrey Lewis) and his gang. Mordecai (Billy Curtis) buys himself a nickel plated Cavalry model once Stranger makes him the new Mayor of the town.
Colt Single Action Army 7 1/2" Cavalry - .45 Long Colt.
Colt Single Action Army 5 1/2" Artillery - .45 Long Colt.
Stranger kills the three men in the barber shop with his Single Action Army.
Stranger holsters his Single Action Army.
Mordecai picks out a Nickel Cavalry Single Action Army.
Stranger decapitates the human figurines with his Single Action Army as the town trains firing at them.
FPS view of one of Bridge's thugs shooting a man in the woods.
Stranger uses his Single Action Army to kill the men trying to kill him in the hotel.
Stacey Bridges aims his Single Action Army as Stranger uses dynamite to spook him and his gang in the valley. Note how the rounds loaded are early 1960-70s blanks, which look similar to modern hollow point rounds.
Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine
As Stranger (Clint Eastwood) trains the town to become a fighting militia to combat Stacey Bridges (Geoffrey Lewis) and his gang, he arms many of them with Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbines. Stranger uses one himself to shoot off one of Bridges' men's ears while in the valley.
Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .38-40 WCF.
Stranger examines a rack of Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbines in the gun shop.
Towns people holding Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbines.
A Town Member fires a Winchester 1892 at is what quite possibly the most unsafe training system ever.
A Town Member fires a Winchester 1892.
Stranger fires a Winchester 1892 at Bridges' gang.
Town Members prepare to face Bridges and his gang.
A Town Member in the bell tower with a Winchester 1892.
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns are used by many characters in the film, mainly the townspeople.
J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 Gauge.
The warden (John Mitchum
) holds a shotgun on Bridges and his gang after releasing them from prison. It seems rather foolish to face three men with a two shot weapon.
The barber with a shotgun.
A Town Member readies his shotgun.
One of Bridges' thugs with a shotgun.
The thug with the shotgun.
Callie Travers (Marianna Hill) uses a Webley Bulldog to try and shoot Stranger (Clint Eastwood) in the bath tub after he "rapes" her.
Webley Bulldog - .32 caliber.
Sarah fires her Webley Bulldog at Stranger in the tub.
Stranger takes Sarah's Webley Bulldog from her as he kisses her.
Remington 1863 Pocket Pistol
The gun shop owner offers Mordecai (Billy Curtis) a Remington 1863 Pocket Pistol to match his size, but Mordecai chooses the larger Single Action Army instead.
The gun shop owner offers Mordecai a Remington 1863 Pocket Pistol.
Smith & Wesson 4th Model
A Smith & Wesson 4th Model is seen hanging in the gun shop.
Smith & Wesson 4th Model - .32 caliber.
Two Winchester 1873 rifles are seen on a rack in the gun shop, noted by their brass dropping blocks.
Winchester 1873 - .44-40.
Two Winchester 1894 rifles are seen in the gunshop, but based on their brass finish it is assumed they are the commemorative 1964 models, which would have been relatively easy to acquire at the time.
Winchester 1894 - .30-30.
Gun Shop Pistol Case
In the gun shop, there are several pistols seen in the glass presentation case. Unfortunately they are seen at an angle which makes single identification difficult. Most of them appear to be cap-and-ball Colt revolvers such as Colt Dragoons and Colt 1851 Navy revolvers, and some appear to be Single Action Army revolvers.
The pistol case in the gun shop.