Winchester '73

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Winchester '73 (1950)


The following weapons were used in the film Winchester '73:

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Winchester Model 1873 ("One of a Thousand")

The rifle of the film's title is a custom engraved Winchester Model 1873 which is mentioned as a very rare rifle that is so perfect that it's named "One of a Thousand". In the film, the town of Dodge City in celebration of the country's Centennial, puts on a shooting contest to win the prized rifle. Several of the main characters are seen holding the rifle including Lin McAdam (Jimmy Stewart), 'Dutch Henry' Brown (Stephen McNally), Young Bull (Rock Hudson), Steve Miller (Charles Drake) as well as Pvt. Doan (Tony Curtis).

Winchester Model 1873 "Short" rifle with octagonal barrel. - .44-40.
The custom Winchester rifle rests on a bar wall.
During the Dodge City competition, Wyatt Earp (Will Geer) displays the prized "One of a Thousand" Winchester 1873 rifle.
Lin McAdam (Jimmy Stewart) takes aim with the custom Winchester.
'Dutch Henry' Brown (Stephen McNally) takes aim with the Winchester.
Young Bull (Rock Hudson) raises the Winchester.
Pvt. Doan (Tony Curtis) takes up the Winchester.
Closeup of the custom plate on the Winchester's stock.

Winchester Model 1873

Both Lin and Frankie Wilson (Millard Mitchell) uses other Winchester Model 1873 rifles in the film as well.

Winchester Model 1873 - .44-40.
Lin McAdam (James Stewart) takes aim with a different Winchester during the competition.
Frankie Wilson (Millard Mitchell) holds the Winchester.
Lin and Frankie fire their rifles.

Winchester Model 1892

Another competitor uses a Winchester Model 1892 during the competition.

Winchester Model 1892 - .38-40 WCF
Another competitor uses a Winchester Model 1892 during the competition.


Springfield 1861

Another competitor uses a Springfield 1861 during the competition.

Springfield 1861 - .58 caliber Mini-ball.
A Springfield 1861 is used during the competition.

Single Action Army

Several characters use the Colt Single Action Army as well.

Colt Single Action Army "Cavalry" model
A card dealer pulls his SAA.
Lola Manners (Shelley Winters) is given an SAA by Lin.

Springfield 1873 Trapdoor Carbine

US Cavalry troops including Doan (Tony Curtis) and Crater (James Best) carry Trapdoor Springfield 1873 Carbine rifles.

1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine - .45-70 Cal.
Doan (Tony Curtis) on the left and Crater (James Best) in the middle ready their Springfield carbines.

Henry 1860

Steve Miller (Charles Drake) carries what is supposed to be a Henry rifle that he uses as Lin and the US Cavalry defend themselves from the Indian charge. Although he referred to it as a "Henry", it is obvious, from the sideplate and forearm, that it is also an 1873.

Henry 1860 - .44RF
Steve Miller (Charles Drake) carries what is supposed to be a Henry rifle that he uses during the Indian charge. Note that the rifle is seen with the sideplate of the 1873.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

A 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is brandished by the bartender Riker.

Stevens12GaugeShotgun.jpg
Riker (John Alexander) pulls the double barreled shotgun.

Winchester Model 1876

A member of Young Bull's tribe is armed with a Winchester Model 1876.

Winchester Model 1876 musket-carbine
On the right, a member of Young Bull's tribe is armed with a Winchester Model 1876.


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