Hostiles

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Hostiles
Hostiles.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Scott Cooper
Release Date 2017
Studio Grisbi Productions
LeWaypoint Entertainment
Distributor Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Joseph J. Blocker Christian Bale
Rosalee Quaid Rosamund Pike
Chief Yellow Hawk Wes Studi
Lt. Rudy Kidder Jesse Plemons
Black Hawk Adam Beach
Master Sgt. Thomas Metz Rory Cochrane
Lt. Col. Ross McCowan Peter Mullan
Cyrus Lounde Scott Wilson


Hostiles is a 2017 Western movie directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass) and starring Christian Bale as Captain Joseph Blocker, a legendary veteran of the Civil War who is ordered by the Army to escort Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi), an aging Cheyenne war chief, back to his homeland in Montana due to his terminal illness. Along the way, they take along Rosalee Quaid (Rosamund Pike), whose family was massacred by Comanches.


The following weapons were used in the film Hostiles:

Contents


Revolvers

Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model

Single Action Army "Cavalry" model revolvers are the sidearms of many US Army cavalrymen, notably Captain Joseph J. Blocker (Christian Bale), Lt. Rudy Kidder (Jesse Plemons), Master Sgt. Thomas Metz (Rory Cochrane), and Cpl. Henry Woodson (Jonathan Majors). In one scene, Rosalee Quaid (Rosamund Pike) is seen with a "Cavalry" revolver, taken from a killed Comanche warrior (she also holds a revolver on the movie poster but an "Artillery" model). "Cavalry" revolvers are also used by landowner Cyrus Lounde (Scott Wilson), one of his sons Silas Lounde (Brian Duffy), and by Comanche war chief Buffalo Man (David Midthunder) and Yellow Hawk's son Black Hawk (Adam Beach).

Colt Single Action Army 7 1/2" Cavalry model - .45 Long Colt
A close-up of Capt. Blocker's revolver. This is a screenshot from the film's trailer; in the movie itself the scene is dark, and the gun is not seen clearly.
Cpl. Woodson holds his revolver when the party investigates the burned down Quaid farm.
Master Sgt. Metz holds his revolver in the same scene.
Blocker fires his revolver during the battle with the Comanches.
Buffalo Man fires his revolver at Cpl. Woodson.
Blocker fires at retreating Comanches. Note that he carries three revolvers: two are in his hands and one more in holster.
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Rosalee Quaid picks up a revolver and fires at the dead body of a Comanche.
Blocker holds his revolver.
Silas Lounde (at the right) holds a "Cavalry" revolver.
Cyrus Lounde (at the left) holds a "Cavalry" revolver.
Black Hawk during the shootout with the Lounde brothers.

Single Action Army "Artillery" Model

Single Action Army "Artillery" model revolvers are used by two of the Lounde brothers - Ezekiel (Richard Bucher) and Virgil (Luce Rains).

Colt Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
Ezekiel Lounde (at the left) holds an "Artillery" revolver.
Virgil Lounde (at the right) holds an "Artillery" revolver.
Ezekiel holds his revolver.

Rifles

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle

Rosalee's husband Wesley Quaid (Scott Shepherd) uses a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" rifle when firing at Comanches.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle - .44 RF
Wesley Quaid takes the "Yellow Boy" rifle from the wall.
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Quaid holds his rifle.
Quaid fires at Comanches.
He reloads the rifle.

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine

A Comanche warrior is armed with a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" carbine.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF
A Comanche holds a "Yellow Boy" carbine.
A skirmish between the Comanche warrior and revolver-wielding Cpl. Woodson.
The carbine is seen better when both are grappling.

Winchester Model 1873 Carbine

Captain Joseph J. Blocker (Christian Bale) carries a Winchester Model 1873 Carbine (he is also seen with this gun on a film poster). Later, Rosalee Quaid (Rosamund Pike) takes up Blocker's carbine.

Winchester 1873 - .44-40
Capt. Blocker carries a Winchester 1873 carbine.
A closer view of the receiver.
Blocker's carbine in the saddle holster.
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Blocker holds the carbine.
Blocker aims the carbine during the scene at the buffalo hunters' camp.
Rosalee Quaid holds Blocker's carbine.
She aims the carbine.
She holds the carbine while defending Little Bear.
Captain Blocker (Christian Bale) holds his Winchester 1873 carbine in a promotional image.

Winchester Model 1886

Buffalo hunter Muny (Scott Anderson) carries a Winchester Model 1886 during the night encounter in the buffalo hunters' camp.

Winchester 1886 - 45-70 Govt
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Muny aims his Winchester 1886 while investigating a disturbance.
Muny holds the rifle.

Winchester Model 1873 Rifle

Due to a continuity error, Muny's (Scott Anderson) Winchester Model 1886 switches to a Winchester Model 1873 Long Rifle for a moment. It may also be a (Winchester Model 1876 "Sporting", but the top of the receiver looks more like a Model 1873).

Winchester 1873 "Long Range"
Muny aims a Winchester 1873 Long Rifle. The receiver is quite different from the Winchester 1886 rifle that the character holds on screenshots above.
The barrel is seen better.
The rifle is seen from another side. In the next moment, Muny is again seen with a Winchester 1886.

Sharps 1859 Carbine

Cpl. Henry Woodson (Jonathan Majors) carries a Sharps 1859 Carbine in a saddle holster. In reality, the Sharps 1859 was phased out in 1864 while the film is set in 1892. The later Sharps 1874, or even more appropriately, the Sharps 1874 Cavalry Carbine, would have been a better choice.

Sharps Model 1859 - .54 caliber
The Sharps carbine is seen in the saddle holster.
Woodson carries the carbine. The top of the breech is seen.
The trigger guard is seen.
The hammer is seen.
It is seen how the carbine is attached to Woodson's shoulder belt.

Spencer 1860 Carbine

Several US cavalrymen are armed with Spencer 1860 Carbines, notably Lt. Rudy Kidder (Jesse Plemons), Sgt. Paul Malloy (Ryan Bingham), and Cpl. Molinor (Stafford Douglas). Unlike Sharps carbines, Spencer carbines were still in use in the late 19th century.

Spencer Model 1860 Carbine - .56-56 Spencer rimfire
A close-up of Lt. Kidder's Spencer carbine (at the left).
A sentry in Fort Winslow, Colorado holds a Spencer carbine.
Sgt. Malloy guards an arrested deserter.
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Malloy holds his carbine during the confrontation at the buffalo hunters' camp.
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Kidder with a Spencer carbine.
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Cpl. Molinor fires his carbine.
Lt. Kidder (Jesse Plemons) with a Spencer carbine and a holstered Single Action Army revolver in a promotional image.

Springfield 1873 "Trapdoor" Carbine

Some cavalrymen are armed with Springfield 1873 "Trapdoor" Carbines.

Replica Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine "Trapdoor Springfield" built by Uberti Arms - .45-70
Sentries in Fort Berringer, New Mexico hold Trapdoor carbines. The Trapdoor breech and the saddle ring of the carbine at the left are seen quite well.
Another view of a sentry's Trapdoor carbine. The sword on his belt is likely an M1832 Foot Artillery Sword, due to the visible brass hilt and crossguard.
Another view of the sentry's Trapdoor carbine.
Several of the cavalrymen in formation hold Trapdoor carbines (marked with red arrows). They differ from Spencers that are seen in hands of several other cavalrymen by the fully wooden handguard and more rounded trigger guard.

Trivia

Two 12 pounder M1841 mountain howitzers are seen in Fort Winslow, Colorado. These artillery pieces were phased out in mid-1860s and replaced with 1.65-inch M1875 mountain guns.

Civil War Era Mountain Howitzer
The barrel is seen at the right.
A general view of the howitzers.
Another view of the howitzers.


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