Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action

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Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action - .44 Russian
British Army issued Garate revolver - .455 Webley. This is distinguished by its round trigger guard and "skullcrusher" grip.
Spanish (Eibar) Copy S&W revolver - .455 Webley



The Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action was the first commercially successful US-made double-action, essentially a double action version of the earlier New Model No.3. There were numerous copies made in Belgium and Spain, including the Garate revolver in .455 caliber used by the British Army in World War One.


Date of manufacture: 1881 - 1913

Type: Revolver

Caliber: .44 Russian, .44-40 WCF-"Frontier" Model, .38-40 WCF, .455 Webley

Capacity: 6 round cylinder

Fire Modes: Single shot (Double Action Revolver)

The Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action has been used in the following films:


Title Actor Character Note Date
3:10 to Yuma Unknown Deputy Sherriff Spanish copy 2007
Sahara Lennie James General Kazim Nickle-plated and Engraved 2005
Last Days of Frank and Jesse James, The Darrell Wilks Bob Ford 1986
All the Way Boys (...Più forte ragazzi!) Terence Hill Plata 1972
Bud Spencer Salud
Companeros Tomas Milian El Vasco Spanish copy, visually modified 1970
A guerrilla fighter
Doctor Zhivago Tom Courtenay Pasha Garate .455 1965
Doctor Zhivago Julie Christie Lara Garate .455 1965
Our Agent Tiger (Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite) Roger Hanin Louis Rapière aka Tiger Eibar .455 1964
Michel Bouquet Jacques Vermorel
Dragnet Girl Kinuyo Tanaka Tokiko 1933
Jôji Oka Jyoji
The Pay-Off Lowell Sherman Gene Fenmore Garate .455 1930
The Pay-Off William Janney Tommy Garate .455 1930
The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks Boris Barnet Jeddy 1924
Vsevolod Pudovkin Shban

The Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action has been used in the following television shows:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Boardwalk Empire Billy Smith Davey Murdoch . 2010-2014

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