Great Train Robbery, The (1903)

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The Great Train Robbery (1903)

The Great Train Robbery is the 1903 short film that is widely considered the movie that began the motion picture industry. The film depicted an outlaw gang robbing a train and was one of the first to use the motion picture medium and editing techniques to actually tell a story. It is currently the oldest film documented on IMFDB.

The following firearms were used in the film The Great Train Robbery:

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Colt 1878 Double Action

Justus Barnes, the outlaw leader uses what appears to be a Colt 1878 Double Action revolver to fire several shots straight at the camera in the now infamous ending to the picture.

Colt 1878 Double Action - .45 Colt
Justus Barnes, the outlaw leader uses what appears to be a Colt 1878 Double Action revolver to fire several shots straight at the camera in the now infamous ending to the picture.
The revolver is fired. The shot was later paid homage to in the Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas.

Remington 1875

One of the outlaws is seen using what appears to be a Remington 1875 first in the holdup of the railroad telegraph office.

Remington 1875 - .45 Long Colt.
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Single Action Army Cavalry Model (7.5" barrel)

The Single Action Army Cavalry Model also appears to be used by one of the outlaws.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
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Colt Lightning Shopkeeper

During the gunfight in the train car, a railroad messenger uses what appears to be a Colt Lightning Shopkeeper revolver.

Colt Lightning, Shopkeeper model
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Rifles

The posse that chases the outlaws carry rifles that are very difficult to identify. These do not appear to be lever action and are seen being reloaded from the top.


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