Hour of the Gun
Hour of the Gun is a 1967 Western starring James Garner as Wyatt Earp and Jason Robards as Doc Holliday. The film was the second time director John Sturges visited the saga of Wyatt Earp (the first being 1957's Gunfight at the O.K. Corral with Burt Lancaster as Earp). James Garner also starred as Earp in the 1988 comedy Sunset.
The following weapons were used in the film Hour of the Gun:
Single Action Army
As in most Westerns of the period, almost every character carries a Single Action Army as their sidearm.
Cavalry Model (7.5" barrel)
Wyatt Earp (James Garner) carries a Cavalry model as his primary sidearm in a black leather thigh holster while serving as city marshal of Tombstone and his subsequent vendetta ride. In real life, Wyatt Earp most likely carried a nickel .44-caliber Smith & Wesson No. 3 "American" revolver with an 8" barrel during the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Artillery Model (5.5" barrel)
The Artillery model is the sidearm of almost every other character in the film, including "Doc" Holliday (Jason Robards), Morgan Earp (Sam Melville), Virgil Earp (Frank Converse), Ike Clanton (Robert Ryan), Billy Clanton (Walter Gregg), "Curly Bill" Brocius (Jon Voight), Frank Stillwell (Robert Phillips), Andy Warshaw (Steve Ihnat), "Texas Jack" Vermillion (William Windom), John Clum (Larry Gates), and the Mexican soldiers at the end. Doc's model is a nickel Artillery with ivory grips, both reflecting the real life Doc's choice (a nickel Cavalry model) and making the flashy character stand out from the rest of the characters.
Double Barreled Shotgun
Double Barreled Shotguns are seen throughout the film, beginning with Doc Holliday (Jason Robards) at the O.K. Corral gunfight. Other characters with shotguns include Frank Stillwell (Robert Phillips), "Curly Bill" Brocius (Jon Voight), Andy Warshaw (Steve Ihnat), "Turkey Creek" Johnson (Lonny Chapman), and Pete Spence (Michael Tolan).
Winchester Model 1873
Wyatt Earp (James Garner) and "Doc" Holliday (Jason Robards) keep Winchester Model 1873 carbines on their horses, as does Andy Warshaw (Steve Ihnat), one of Clanton's men. Tucson sheriff Sherman McMasters (Monte Markham) also provides one when he joins Wyatt's posse.
A Mexican soldier walks through the headquarters with a rifle over his shoulder as Wyatt and Doc speak with the commander.