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Maverick (1994)

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Maverick (1994)

Maverick is the 1994 feature film adaptation of the 1957 Western television series of the same name that starred James Garner. Directed by Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon) and written by William Goldman (Marathon Man, A Bridge Too Far, Misery), the film stars Mel Gibson as Bret Maverick, a card-playing gambler and con artist intent on making enough money to enter a high-stakes poker tournament. The film also co-stars Jodie Foster, Alfred Molina, and original television series star James Garner as Marshal Zane Cooper.

The following weapons were used in the film Maverick (1994):


Single Action Army "Quick Draw"

Bret Maverick (Mel Gibson) carries a Single Action Army "Quick Draw" model with a 4 3~4 inch barrel and wooden grips as his sidearm. Maverick evidently keeps it with all six loaded, as opposed to many actual Old West gunfighters, evident in the scene in which Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster) accidentally discharges his revolver when she falls on his holster, and when Maverick tells she and Coop that he has "six bullets" when facing off against the bandits. Several characters, most notably the bank robbers who hold up Maverick, carry the "Quickdraw" model of the Single Action Army revolver.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model - .45 Long Colt
Bret Maverick (Mel Gibson) demonstrates his quickdraw talents with his SAA inside the Crystal River saloon when he meets Mrs. Bransford.
Bret Maverick (Mel Gibson) with his SAA drawn against Johnny Hardin (Max Perlich) (Most likely a reference to Old West gunfighter John Wesley Hardin).
A boy in the street holds Maverick's SAA during Maverick's first major fight.
The bank robber (Danny Glover) holds a nickel Quickdraw model during the robbery when Maverick discovers Eugene (Geoffrey Lewis) was holding out on him. Glover's appearance is a nod to the Lethal Weapon series (also directed by Richard Donner) (as is the music playing when they "recognize" each other). That may be the funniest thing I've ever seen.
One of the men Maverick paid to fight him holds a nickel Quickdraw SAA in his face.
Maverick holds a nickel Quickdraw SAA when he counts his money .
Commodore Duvall (James Coburn) tries to shoot the SAA tossed by Maverick.
One of Angel's men holds his SAA on Maverick.

Single Action Army "Artillery"

In some scenes, Maverick holds instead the Artillery model of the Single Action Army.

Maverick draws his SAA on Annabelle and Coop. This appears to be an Artillery instead of Quick Draw.
Maverick de-cocks his SAA while hanging on the cliff.

Single Action Army (Bird's Head Grip)

Marshal Zane Cooper (James Garner) keeps what appears to be a Single Action Army with white Bird's Head grips as his backup weapon, which Maverick (Mel Gibson) grabs and fires during the confrontation aboard the Lauren Belle after the poker game.

Single Action Army .45 Long Colt with nickel finish, pearl "Bird's Head" grips, and custom muzzle brake. This is the actual screen-used pistol seen in the film Kill Bill Vol. 2. The revolver in Maverick lacks the muzzle brake.
Marshal Zane "Coop" Cooper (James Garner) draws his Remington and Colt outside the outlaw camp.
Coop shows his guns off to the poker players.
Maverick fires Cooper's Colt at Angel's men.
Cooper's Colt is visible in his holster.

Remington 1866 Derringer

Angel (Alfred Molina) keeps a Remington 1866 Derringer up his sleeve on a device similar to the one used by Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber. Polished Steel with yellow pearl grips
Angel draws the Derringer from his forearm rig at Maverick.
Angel falls, with his Derringer-concealing device exposed.

Colt 1851 Navy (Richards-Mason Conversion)

Commodore Duvall (James Coburn) confronts Marshal Cooper with a Colt 1851 Navy with a Richards-Mason cartridge conversion. Maverick takes the revolver when he comes across them.

Colt 1851 Navy with Richards-Mason cartridge conversion - .38 Long Colt.
Duvall with his Colt Navy.

HJS Frontier Four Derringer

Mrs. Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster) keeps an engraved HJS Frontier Four Derringer, a modern version of Sharps Pepperbox, which she lends to Maverick (Mel Gibson) to use during his battle with the outlaws. A woman ejected from the poker game on the Lauren Belle also has a Frontier Four in her purse, which falls out. Two engraved Frontier Four derringers were specially made for the movie by HJS Arms Incorporated (see The HJS Frontier Four Derringer by Ed Buffaloe).

A pair of engraved HJS Frontier Four Derringers used in the movie Maverick.
Annabelle shows Maverick her Frontier Four.
Maverick takes the Frontier Four.
Maverick fires the Frontier Four at the outlaws.
The Frontier Four lands on the ground.
Coop picks up the lady's Frontier Four before ejecting her and her husband.

Remington 1875

Marshal Zane "Coop" Cooper (James Garner, who played Bret Maverick in the original TV series) carries a nickel Remington 1875 as his primary sidearm.

The custom Remington 1875 handled by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Quick and the Dead (1995).
Cooper draws his Remington when Annabelle accidentally discharges Maverick's SAA.
Cooper holsters his Remington.
A boy reaches for Cooper's holstered Remington.
Coop shows off his guns to the poker players.
Cooper draws and fires his Remington.
Cooper fires his Remington at Angel's men aboard the Lauren Belle as Maverick fires Coop's Bisley.
Maverick is surprised with the Remington in the bath.


Henry 1860

Angel (Alfred Molina) loads a Henry 1860 onto his horse before he fights Maverick's cronies.

Henry 1860 brass-frame - .44 Rimfire (RF).
Angel loads his Henry onto his horse.

Sharps 1874

Commodore Duvall (James Coburn) uses a Sharps 1874 with a telescopic sight when chasing after Coop.

Sharps 1874 - .45-70.
Duvall takes his Sharps from one of his men.
Duvall runs aft with his Sharps to look for Cooper's lifeboat.
Duvall aims at Cooper's boat.
Duvall prepares to fire at Cooper before Maverick intervenes.

Kentucky Flintlock Rifle

The Russian Grand Duke (Paul L. Smith) has a Kentucky Flintlock Rifle when Joseph tells him to go hunting for an "Injun'" (Maverick in disguise) in order to get back the money to pay Maverick.

Kentucky Rifle - .50, .45, or .36 caliber.
Joseph holds the The Russian Grand Duke's flintlock when insisting he use a bow and arrow.
The Russian Grand Duke (Paul L. Smith) with his flintlock.

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle

Joseph (Graham Greene), the Indian tribal chief, holds a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle - .44 RF.
Joseph (Graham Greene) rides up with a Winchester '66.
Joseph raises his Yellow Boy in the air as per Maverick's orders.
Joseph, Winchester in hand, spots Annabelle.

Winchester Model 1873

One of the outlaws Maverick fights and one of the women robbed by the outlaws each have a Winchester Model 1873.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.
The outlaw holds his Winchester '73.
A woman aims her Winchester at the Indians.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Some of the outlaws and one of Angel's men carry 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns.

The outlaw grabs his shotgun.
The outlaw empties the water out of his shotgun after Maverick shoots it from his hand.
One of the men in the archduke's camp holds a shotgun.
One of Angel's men is shot while holding his shotgun.

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