Sergeants 3

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Sergeants 3 (1962)

Sergeants 3 is the 1962 remake of Gunga Din starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, and Sammy Davis Jr., directed by John Sturges. The film transplants the story from British India to the American West, with Sinatra, Martin and Lawford playing a trio of US Cavalry NCOs and Davis as an ex-slave longing to join them. This was the last film to star the five members of the Rat Pack, Sinatra, Martin, Lawford, Davis, and co-star Joey Bishop, prior to Sinatra's public falling out with Lawford.



The following weapons were used in the film Sergeants 3:

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Colt New Service

Calvary troops, including First Sgt. Mike Merry (Frank Sinatra), Sgt. Chip Deal (Dean Martin), and Sgt. Larry Barrett (Peter Lawford) are armed with Colt New Service revolvers mocked up to resemble Single Action Army revolvers. (Note that even if they had real SAAs, it'd still probably be anachronistic, as the setting is June 1873.)

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 LC. The military version of this revolver is the M1909 (also chambered for .45 Long Colt)
Sgt. Chip Deal (Dean Martin) with his Colt New Service. Note the fake ejector rod shroud.
Note the Colt-style cylinder latch.
First Sgt. Mike Merry (Frank Sinatra), dropping any pretense that he's carrying an SAA, reloads his revolver via a swing-out cylinder.
Jonah Williams (Sammy Davis Jr.) holding Sgt. Deal's revolver.
An even better shot of the Colt-style cylinder latch as Sgt. Deal clubs a brave in the head with his revolver.

Winchester Model 1892

Cavalry troopers are also armed with anachronistic Winchester Model 1892 repeating rifles.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Cavalry troopers shoulder their Winchester rifles.
Sgt. Larry Barrett (Peter Lawford) and Willie Sharpknife (Buddy Lester) with their Winchesters.
Merry with his Winchester.
Deal with his Winchester.
Sgt. Maj. Roger Boswell (Joey Bishop) with a Winchester.

Sharps Carbine

A barfly uses a Sharps Carbine.

Sharps 1874 Cavalry Carbine - .45-70 caliber
A barfly takes aim with his Sharps.

Trapdoor Springfield Rifle (cut down)

Jonah Williams (Sammy Davis Jr.) drills with a cut down Trapdoor Springfield Rifle. Sammy wears the hat John Wayne gave him that Wayne wore in Rio Bravo and his John Ford Cavalry trilogy.

Replica Springfield Model 1873 "Trapdoor Springfield" built by Uberti Arms - .45-70
Jonah drills with his cut down Trapdoor Springfield.
Deal inspects Jonah's rifle.

Cannon

Cavalry troops are equipped with a pair of field guns.

Ghost Dancers charging the American guns.



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