Hour of the Gun

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Hour of the Gun (1967)

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:

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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.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
Wyatt and Doc run outside the saloon with their guns drawn after Morgan is ambushed.
Wyatt re-holsters his gun after his meeting with Pete Spence.
Wyatt re-holsters his gun after his gunfight with Andy Warshaw.
Wyatt aims his Single Action Army at Ike Clanton.
Wyatt with his Single Action Army drawn.

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.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
Morgan's and Virgil's Single Action Army revolvers lie in the sand after dropping it during the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Doc with his Single Action Army drawn at the train station.
Doc confronts "Curly Bill" Brocius outside a saloon.
Doc fires two shots from his Single Action Army at Brocius's goons.
Doc reveals his holstered Single Action Army when talking to Wyatt on the train.
Doc holds his Single Action Army on one of Clanton's Mexican cattle rustlers.

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).

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
The shotgun remains in Doc's left hand as Wyatt tends to his brothers after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Doc holds his shotgun as the sheriff confronts Wyatt outside the O.K. Corral.
Stillwell fires his shotgun at Virgil as Brocius stands behind him.
A gunman sent by Clanton to assist Stillwell at the train station prepares to ambush Wyatt.
Stillwell aims his shotgun at Wyatt.
Pete Spence reaches for his shotgun when Wyatt confronts him.

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.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.
McMasters holds his Winchester '73 at the train station when Wyatt introduces him to John Clum.
Wyatt enters the posse's cabin with his Winchester '73.
A Winchester '73 on Wyatt's horse as he talks to Doc and the others after dealing with Andy Warshaw.

unidentified rifle

A Mexican soldier walks through the headquarters with a rifle over his shoulder as Wyatt and Doc speak with the commander.

The soldier with his rifle.


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