Quick and the Dead, The (1995)

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The Quick and the Dead (1995)

The Quick and the Dead is a 1995 Western starring Sharon Stone as a gunslinger who enters a small town's dueling competition in order to exact revenge on the town's leader, who was involved in the death of her father years earlier. The film was directed by Sam Raimi and co-starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio.


The following guns were used in the film The Quick and the Dead (1995):


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Single Action Army

As with most westerns, the Single Action Army is the most prominently used gun in the film, built by various replica companies such a Cimmaron and EMF Hartford. Not surprisingly, the 4 3/4" Quickdraw models are the most common models in the film, likely due to the Quickdraw contest which the film revolves around.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model. The most common of the SAA revolvers as it is just the right length. .45 Long Colt
Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
The EMF Hartford Single Action Army with an aluminum lightweight 4 3/4" barrel and nickel finish and holster used by Sharon Stone in the film. - .45 Long Colt. Source: Supplied by Long Mountain Outfitters.
The two Cimmaron Arms Single Action Army 4 3/4" Quickdraws with engraved nickel finishes and holsters used by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film - .45 Long Colt. Source: Supplied by Long Mountain Outfitters.
The Custom engraved Colt Single Action army used by "Ace Hanlon" (Lance Henriksen) in The Quick and the Dead (1995) - .45 LC. This is the actual live firing screen gun used in the film.
Ellen "The Lady" (Sharon Stone) fires her EMF Hartford Single Action Army to cut down Cort from being lynched.
The Lady holsters her SAA, which has Ivory grips.
People celebrate in the streets by firing their SAAs into the air. 7 1/2" Cavalries, 5" Artilleries, and 4 3/4" Quickdraws are seen.
Fee "The Kid" Herod (Leonardo DiCaprio) practices with his Cimmaron SAA for the duel against Gutzon (Sven-Ole Thorsen).
The Kid loads up his SAA. Note how it is clearly a Remington-Peters .45 Long Colt round, accurate to the time.
The Kid defeats Gutzon and like a nice guy, only wounds him till he gives up.
When Cort is brought to The Kid's gunshop to buy a gun for dueling, The Kid shows off a 7 1/2" Cavalry SAA with a nickel finish and solid ivory grips, which he calls "The Eagle Butt Peacemaker".
Cort (Russell Crowe) gets the feel for a Quickdraw SAA with a nickel finish and wood grips. They claim the gun is $110 dollars, which is ridiculously over priced for the time. A simple gun like that would be about $20.
John Herod (Gene Hackman) with his two Quickdraw SAAs with custom gold dragon grips after defeating Ace Hanlon (Lance Henriksen).
The Lady fires her SAA at Dog Kelly (Tobin Bell) and inaccurately knocks him off his feet from the shot.
John Herod kills Sgt. Clay Cantrell (Keith David) with his SAA.
Herod tells the town that if they have enough money to hire a professional gunfighter to kill him, some raised taxes wouldn't hurt them.
The Lady points her SAA at Eugene Dredd (Kevin Conway) during their unscheduled duel.
A close up of her SAA.
The Lady makes the mistake of letting Dredd live and when he tries to shoot her in the back, she whips around and puts five bullets into him.
Spotted Horse (Jonothon Gill) fires his Cavalry SAA at Cort.
Despite getting a bullet to the head, Spotted Horse still has enough left in him to raise his gun.
When The Kid faces of with his father, he manages to skim his neck with his SAA but his father more accurately hits his gut.
When John faces off with Cort, his hand quivers over his SAA.
John tries to fire his SAA at Cort but is interrupted by several explosions.
Cort draws a Cavalry SAA off of one of John's men.
The Lady shoots John and leaves a bullet hole so clean, light passes through it (this is impossible on several accounts but it's a movie).
The Lady puts a bullet in John's head and he is launched into a full body flip! I don't know why they chose to flip him, it is more hilarious than cool.
The Lady with her freshly fired SAA.

Colt 1851 Navy (with Richards-Mason Cartridge conversion)

When John Herod (Gene Hackman) forces Cort (Russell Crowe) to fight in a quickdraw duel, he takes him to his son's shop and tries to find a gun for him to use. After finding the guns in there too expensive, John ask for the most worthless piece of crap in the store. The Kid (Leonardo DiCaprio) pulls out a POS Colt 1851 Navy with a Richards-Mason cartridge conversion and slaps it on the table saying simply, "Five bucks." Cort uses it for the rest of the duels, but John only gives him one bullet, which they say is .38 Long Colt, for each duel so he can't shoot his way out of town. This proves troublesome when the mighty Spotted Horse (Jonothon Gill) comes up to fight him, and requires a second bullet to take him down.

The Colt 1851 Navy with a Richards-Mason cartridge conversion made to look like a POS used by Russell Crowe in the film.
The Kid slaps the Colt 1851 Navy with the R-M conversion on the counter for Cort to buy.
Comparing the quality of the gun to the quality of the holster, I'd assume the holster cost $4, the gun cost $1.
Cort holding the still smoking Colt Navy Cartridge after the first duel.
Ratsy (Raynor Scheine) gives Cort the Colt Navy cartridge for the second duel.
Cort loads a .38 Long Colt round into the Colt Navy Cartridge.
Cort loads a bullet into his Colt Navy during the duel against Spotted Horse.
Cort fires his Colt Navy at The Lady during their duel, although they fake her death as to trick John into thinking they really duelled.

Colt 1860 Army (with Richards-Mason Cartridge conversion)

Several characters in the film are seen with Colt 1860 Army revolvers with Richards-Mason cartridge conversions. The most notable of these users is Dog Kelly (Tobin Bell) when he duels with The Lady.

Colt 1860 Army with Richards-Mason cartridge conversion.
The Lady has a dream in which one of John's men is armed with a Colt 1860 Army with an R-M conversion.
The Lady wakes up in the kid's bed to see a Colt Army cartridge facing her.
Another shot of the same scene.
Dog Kelly checks his Colt Army Cartridge before the duel with The Lady.
After The Kid is killed by his father, The Lady looks at a picture of him as a kid holding two Colt Army Cartridge revolvers.

Colt 1851 Navy

In The Lady's flashback to when her father The Marshal (Gary Sinise) is hanging by a noose, John Herod is seen using a percussion Colt 1851 Navy with ivory grips. He hands the gun to Young Ellen "The Lady" (Stacy Linn Ramsower) and says she has three shots to shoot the rope of the hangman's noose wrapped around her father's neck. Her lack of experience, training and hand strength leads to tragic consequences.

Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber.
John with his Colt 1851 Navy.
Young Ellen with the Colt Navy.
Young Ellen aims the gun way above her eyeline.

LeMat 1861

Gutzon (Sven-Ole Thorsen) keeps a LeMat 1861 revolver, which he is seen loading up for his duel with The Kid. He never gets to fire it though due to how fast The Kid is compared to him. It appears he keeps the gun cocked on an unloaded chamber, which would make things very difficult for him. It is confusing why he wouldn't just use the shotgun barrel for the draw, since it is a larger round with a better chance of hitting.

LeMat 1861 - .36 or .44 caliber with 16 or 18 gauge single barrel.
Gutzon opens up his pistol case with a LeMat 1861 revolver in perfect condition.
Gutzon loads powder into the chambers of his LeMat 1861 revolver.
Gutzon packs .36 caliber balls into his LeMat.
Gutzon wipes beeswax on the chambers of his LeMat to prevent a chain fire in the cylinder. This means the explosion in one chamber setting off the powder in others, pretty much blowing the gun up.
Note how the hammer is cocked on an unprimed chamber, which would make firing the gun in a quickdraw duel even harder. Also note how the shotgun primer nipple is not primed.
Gutzon holsters the LeMat with the hammer cocked. If the gun did have a primed chamber, this would be considered both poor sportsmanship and unsafe.
The gun loses its perfect condition once he decides to chuck it away when he surrenders.

Marlin-Ballard No. 4 Perfection

Dog Kelly (Tobin Bell) seen at the beginning of the film digging in the ground. He spots the lady riding up on her horse towards him and pulls out a Marlin-Ballard No. 4 Perfection sharpshooter's rifle noted by its receiver and Rocky Mountain front blade sight. Luckily for her, he misses and puts a hole through her hat brim.

Dog Kelly (Tobin Bell) takes aim with his Marlin-Ballard No. 4 Perfection rifle.
1st person view of Dog Kelly firing his Marlin-Ballard No. 4 rifle.
Dog Kelly approaches The Lady with his Marlin-Ballard in hand.

Remington 1875

John Herod (Gene Hackman) is seen using a Remington 1875 with an engraved brass frame which he uses to shoot the legs off of a chair as Cort (Russell Crowe) stands on it with a noose around his neck before The Lady (Sharon Stone) shoots him down. The Kid (Leonardo DiCaprio) is also seen showing off a Remington, which he inaccurately refers to as "A Remington Army .44" (which is its percussion predecessor the 1858 New Army) with silver grips.

The custom engraved Remington 1875 used by John Herod (Gene Hackman) in The Quick and the Dead (1995) This it the actual revolver used in the film.
John shoots out the legs of the chair to hang Cort with his Remington 1875. Note how the flame coming out of the gun is clearly that of a blank.
John with the Remington 1875.
Extreme close up on the cylinder as John cocks his Remington 1875.
John prepares to finish Cort before The Lady intervenes.
The custom Remington 1875 used in the film, handled by Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Kid shows off a beautiful nickel finish Remington 1875 with silver grips.
The Kid shows off the 1875. He spins the cylinder in this scene, which looks and sounds cool but creates drag marks on the cylinder and cuts the value down.

Smith & Wesson Model 3

The Kid (Leonardo DiCaprio) shows off a Smith & Wesson Model 3 revolver in his shop with a nickel finish. The front of the trigger guard is removed to decrease draw time, but The Kid warns not to wear it while drunk or he is liable to blow his foot off. Smith & Wesson Model 3 with nickel finish - .45 Schofield.

Smith & Wesson Model 3
The kid shows off his Smith & Wesson model 3 in its display case.
The kid breaks open the model 3 and closes it somewhat indelicately.

Roger & Spencer revolver (with cartridge conversion)

Sgt. Clay Cantrell (Keith David) keeps a cartridge converted Roger & Spencer .44 cal revolver which is attached to a Bridgeport Device pivotal turning system on his hip so instead of pulling it from a holster, he simply twists the gun to the ready position.

Roger & Spencer .44 percussion revolver
Sgt. Cantrell fires his Roger & Spencer cartridge revolver, although here it is not attached to his belt.
Sgt. Cantrell fires his Roger & Spencer cartridge by pivoting it at his hip.
Before killing Cantrell, John shoots his Roger & Spencer, causing it to spin on his belt.

James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster

When The Lady (Sharon Stone) goes to meet John Herod (Gene Hackman) for dinner, she ties a James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster to a string on her dress and draws it under the table, using the sound of the hammer cocking to intimidate him. The sound of a hammer cocking is then heard from him, so she leaves, only to see the sound was produced from him opening a match holder.

James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster 7 shot - .22 RF.
The Lady lays out her dress and Knuckle Duster to meet John.
She unties the Knuckle Duster from a string on her dress.
The Knuckle Duster falls and almost hits the ground once she unties it. She then pulls it back up.
She readies the Knuckle Duster.
She sticks the Knuckle Duster under the table and cocks the hammer.

Sawed-Off Double Barreled Shotgun

A Sawed-Off Double Barreled Shotgun is seen hanging in The Kid's (Leonardo DiCaprio) shop.

Sawed-Off shotgun used in the film The Untouchables. Source: Long Mountain Outfitters.
A Sawed-Off shotgun is seen hanging in The Kid's shop.

Remington 1866 Derringer

John Herod (Gene Hackman) draws a Remington 1866 Derringer on Cort (Russell Crowe) when he tries to attack him for forcing him to duel with The Lady (Sharon Stone).

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 RF Short.
John points his Remington 1866 Derringer at Cort.
John's Remington Derringer looks like a .22 RF model.

Winchester 1873

John Herod's (Gene Hackman) deputies use Winchester 1873 rifles as their weapons in the film. Herod himself uses one of these rifles to kill Ratsy (Raynor Scheine) as he flees town for smashing Cort's hand, ruining their duel. Cort (Russell Crowe) also uses one of their rifles to take down one of the deputies.

Winchester 1873 - .44-40.
After The Lady shoots Cort down from the rope, John's men aim their Winchester 1873 rifles at her.
One of John's deputies cocks his Winchester 1873 rifle as he oversees a duel.
After John slaps The Lady, she tries to attack him and his men raise their '73 rifles.
John fires a '73 rifle at Ratsy as he runs from town.
John prepares for the duel with Cort with his two deputies next to him armed with '73 rifles.
Cort fires a '73 rifle over his shoulder at one of the deputies.


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