Rango

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Rango (2011)

Rango is a 2011 CG animated film directed by Gore Verbinski and centers around a pet chameleon (voiced by Johnny Depp) who decides to pass himself off as a tough drifter in order to become the sheriff of a desert town. The film would go on to receive the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The film is included in the IMFDB as the firearms depicted in the film have been depicted in detail and readily identifiable.



The following weapons were used in the film Rango:

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Single Action Army

Rango (voiced by Johnny Depp) and many of the town’s folk carry Colt Peacemaker revolvers which is erroneously depicted as having a swing-out cylinder.

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
Bill hands Rango a Colt SAA.
Rango checks the one bullet in his gun. Note the swing-out cylinder that appears intended for left-handed use.

Colt 1851 Navy

Many of the townsfolk carry Colt 1851 Navy revolvers.

Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber.
The citizens of Dirt show Rango their arsenal, including several Colt 1851 Navy revolvers.

Colt 1860 Army

Several Colt 1860 Army revolvers are seen throughout the movie.

Colt 1860 Army - .44 caliber.
"Can I gut-shoot someone?" Priscilla (voiced by Abigail Breslin) reveals the twin Colt 1860 Armies stored in her book bag.
Furgus (voiced by Lew Temple) with a pair of Colt 1860 Army revolvers.

Colt 1849 Pocket

Spoons (voiced by Alex Manugian) carries a Colt 1849 Pocket revolver.

Colt 1849 Pocket - .31 caliber.
Spoons fires a shot into the air.

Allen & Thurber Pepperbox

Waffles (voiced by James Ward Byrkit) uses a pair of Allen & Thurber Pepperbox revolvers.

Allen & Thurber Pepperbox revolver.
Rango pepperbox.jpg

Remington Derringer

Ambrose (voiced by Ian Abercrombie) carries a single Remington 1866 Derringer.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber. 4th model - Blued with black grips.
Ambrose showing his Remington 1866 Derringer to Rango (top-center).

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy"

Buford (voiced by Blake Clark) is seen with a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" rifle during the posse's search for the stolen water.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF.
Rango winchester.jpg

Henry 1860

Buford's rifle switches to a Henry 1860 rifle during the posse's confrontation with the moles. It was, most likely, done intentionally to homage live action western movies, which often have such continuity mistakes (as CGI animating processes use models and it's high unlikely that a model of Henry 1860 was done, scrapped and accidentally used).

Henry 1860 brass-frame - .44 Rimfire (RF).
Rango henry and colt.jpg

Gatling Gun

The mole clan is seen riding bats with hand-cranked belt-fed Gatling Guns attached to their saddles. Rattlesnake Jake (voiced by Bill Nighy) is shown using a Gatling Gun attached to his tail in place of a rattle. How this works exactly is never addressed.

An 1865 Gatling Gun.
A mole fires at Rango's posse. Note the belt fed ammunition as opposed to a box magazine.
Rattlesnake Jake readies the Gatling Gun attached to his tail.

Double Barrel Shotgun

Many of Dirt's citizens carry Side-by-Side double-barreled shotguns with exposed hammers, likely modeled after the Colt 1878.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
Beans (voiced by Isla Fisher) aims her shotgun at Rango.
The town's residents show Rango their firearms, including several double-barreled shotguns.

Winchester model 1887

The gun rack in the Sheriff's office holds several Winchester Model 1887 shotguns.

Winchester 1887/M1901 shotgun - 10 Gauge.
Rango 1887.jpg



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