Slow West

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Slow West
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Original Theatrical Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
New Zealand.jpg New Zealand
Directed by John Maclean
Release Date 2015
Studio DMC Film
Film4 Productions
New Zealand Film Commission
Distributor Lionsgate
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jay Cavendish Kodi Smit-McPhee
Silas Selleck Michael Fassbender
Payne Ben Mendelsohn
Rose Ross Caren Pistorius
John Ross Rory McCann
Victor the Hawk Edwin Wright
The Kid Michael Whalley


Slow West is a British 2015 western film directed by John Maclean and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee as young Scotsman Jay Cavendish in search for his lost love in the Wild West and Michael Fassbender as bounty hunter Silas Selleck who accompanies Cavendish. The film was awarded the Sundance Institute's World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic Winner at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.


The following weapons were used in the film Slow West:

Contents


Revolvers

Single Action Army "Civilian" Model

Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) carries a Single Action Army "Civilian" Model revolver throughout the movie. The revolver is definitely a modern replica.

Single Action Army "Civilian" Model - .45 Long Colt.
Jay Cavendish holds his revolver.
Jay aims his revolver during the confrontation between him, Silas Selleck, and a group of former soldiers.
A perfect view of Jay's revolver on a stool in the shop.
Jay nearly blindly fires at robbers.
Jay rests with the revolver near him.
A promotional image shows Jay aiming his revolver during said confrontation.
Jay holds his revolver in a promotional image.

Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model

Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender) carries a Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model revolver throughout the movie. SAA Cavalry revolvers are also seen in hands of Rose Ross (Caren Pistorius), bounty hunters Payne (Ben Mendelsohn), The Kid (Michael Whalley), Marimacho (Madeleine Sami) and Skelly (Eddie Campbell), Swedish robber Johan (Karl Willetts), and two former Union soldiers (Hayden Frost and Kieran Charnock). Unlike other Cavalry revolvers in the film, The Kid's gun has a nickel plated frame and barrel and blued cylinder. All the revolvers are most likely modern replicas.

Single Action Army "Cavalry" model. Replica by Armi San Marco.
Silas holds the Union Officer at gunpoint.
A close-up of Johan's revolver during the robbery of a trader.
Silas holds his revolver during the encounter with Payne.
Skelly holds a revolver in a flashback scene.
Payne, the leader of bounty hunters, fires at a weather vane on the roof of the Ross' house.
The Kid fires his revolver in a shootout at the Ross' house.
Rose reloads her revolver.
Rose fires.
A wounded Silas holds The Kid's revolver.
Rose cocks the hammer of the revolver.
A wounded Jay (Kodi Smit-McPhee) fires Rose's revolver.
Silas holds his revolver in a promotional image.
Silas holds his revolver in a promotional image.
Johan holds his revolver in a promotional image.

Pistols

Remington 1866 Derringer

During the robbery committed by the Swedish couple, Johan's spouse Maria (Brooke Williams) is armed with a Remington 1866 Derringer.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber. 4th model - Blued with black grips.
Maria fires at the trader.
Maria aims at Silas.
Maria is gunned down.

Rifles

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy"

Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender) carries a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" carbine. While in the film itself the Winchester is seen briefly, promotional images perfectly show this gun.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF
The Winchester leans against a tree in a night scene.
Silas' rifle in a saddle holster.
Silas holds the Winchester in a promotional image.
A perfect view of the "Yellow Boy" in a promotional image.
Another promotional image shows Silas holding his rifle.

Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle

Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifles are seen in hands of the Union Officer (Jeffrey Thomas) and the adventurer/thief Werner (Andrew Robertt).

Winchester Model 1873 "Short Rifle" model with octagon barrel - .44-40 WCF
The Union Officer with a Winchester 1873 and two soldiers (Hayden Frost and Kieran Charnock) with Single Action Army revolvers during the confrontation with Jay Cavendish.
The Union Officer aims his rifle.
Werner with his Winchester 1873.

Winchester Model 1892 Short Rifle

In the scenes in Ross' house, Rose Ross (Caren Pistorius) takes an anachronistic Winchester Model 1892 Short Rifle. This rifle is also seen in hands of a Native American named Kotori (Kalani Queypo) who protects the Ross house.

Winchester 1892 - .38-40
The Winchester hangs on the wall over the door.
Kotori takes the Winchester.
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Kotori fires at the bounty hunters.
Rose fires at attackers.
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Rose in action.
Rose holds a Winchester in a promotional image.

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Kotori's (Kalani Queypo) own rifle is a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine with half-magazine (a feature more common for M1892 short rifles than for carbines but this particular gun has the saddle ring).

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine, half magazine - .25-20 W.C.F.
Kotori carries his Winchester.
Kotori's Winchester leans against the shelf. The saddle ring can be seen. A makeshift rifle sling is tied to the saddle ring and the barrel.
Kotori carries the Winchester in a promotional image.

Sharps 1874 Long Range

A Sharps 1874 Long Range rifle is used by the bounty hunter Victor the Hawk (Edwin Wright).

Sharps 1874 Long Range rifle w/ 34" barrel, Vernier peep sight, and Lyman Beach front sight - .45-70 caliber
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Victor takes the rifle out of its case.
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He readies the rifle.
Victor takes aim.
Another view of the same scene.
Victor holds his rifle on a promotional image.
A good view of the breech and the Vernier sight of Victor's rifle in a promotional image.

Enfield Pattern 1853

Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) holds a military-style percussion cap musket or rifled musket in a number of production images of the set of Jay's flashbacks in Scotland. An Enfield Pattern 1853 seems to be the best guess. These scenes were probably cut from the final theatrical version of the film (and the director's cut is unavailable).

Enfield 1853 - .577 Ball
Jay carries a musket.
A close-up of the barrel and the ramrod. The head of the ramrod matches an Enfield 1853.

Shotguns

Single Barreled Coach Gun

The trader Josh McKenzie (Ken Blackburn) uses a Single Barreled Coach Gun when confronting Johan and Maria. A similar looking gun is seen in Werner's wagon.

Montgomery Ward Texas Ranger - 16 gauge. The screen gun looks very similar, minus the short barrel.
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Josh McKenzie fires at Johan.
The shotgun is seen near the dead Josh.
A shotgun is seen in Werner's wagon.

Double Barreled Shotgun

Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) holds a Double Barreled Shotgun in a production image of the set of a scene that wasn't included in the theatrical release.

Jay holds a double barreled shotgun (two hammers are seen).


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