Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, The
The following firearms can be seen in the film The Great Northfield Minnesota raid:
Winchester Model 1892
Winchester Model 1892 rifles tend to be the rifle of choice on both sides of the law, carried by Pinkerton detectives, vigilantes Allen (Dana Elcar), A.R. Manning (Donald Moffat), and Wilcox (Robert H. Harris), as well as Cole Younger (Cliff Robertson) and Frank James (John Pearce). Jim Younger (Luke Askew) and Clell Miller (R.G. Armstrong) carry them when posing as bank guards two days before the robbery.
Manning was said to have carried a breech-loading single-shot Winchester from his hardware store when fighting against the actual robbers in 1876.
Single Action Army
Most of the characters carry variations of the Single Action Army.
Single Action Army Artillery Model (5.5" barrel)
Frank James (John Pearce) is referred to in the narration as carrying two "Navy Colts" but in fact carries two stag-gripped Artillery SAAs in his holsters. Jim Younger (Luke Askew) carries two in his holsters. Bob Younger (Matt Clark) carries one. Cole Younger (Cliff Robertson) has a nickel SAA Artillery and Jesse James (Robert Duvall) carries one in a shoulder holster in addition to his two Cavalry SAAs. Pinkerton (Herbert Nelson) carries one in his shoulder holster; it is also the sidearm of choice of Pinkerton's detectives.
In real life, Jim was said to prefer top-break Smith & Wesson models and Frank was known for the Remington revolvers he carried, having carried a .44-40 Model 1875 on the day of the Northfield raid. Cole's weapon of choice on the day of the Northfield raid has led to more speculation, either a Colt 1860 Army Richards-Mason or a long-barreled SAA with a Moore .32 rimfire revolver as his backup.
Single Action Army Cavalry Model (7.5" barrel)
Jesse James (Robert Duvall) keeps two Cavalry Model SAAs as his main sidearms. Like the others, Jesse was actually believed to be carrying a Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 on the day of the Northfield robbery, as was his custom.
Colt Lightning Shopkeeper
In real life, the weapon was recalled to be a small .32-caliber Smith & Wesson, which Charley Pitts took away from him.
Trapdoor Springfield 1873 Cavalry Carbine
Henry Wheeler (Barry Brown), a young to-be vigilante, carries a Springfield 1873 "Trapdoor" Cavalry Carbine as his rifle. It had been slightly modified for accuracy by Cole Younger (Cliff Robertson) for Wheeler. In reality, Wheeler found a Sharps Carbine in the Dampier Hotel and used it against the robbers, rather than a Cavalry Carbine modified by Cole Younger just for him.
Trapdoor Springfield 1873 Rifle
Colt 1874 Gatling Gun
Pinkerton's men carry a Gatling Gun aboard the train.