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The Shootist is the 1976 Western that marked the final acting role for John Wayne, who portrays an aging gunfighter dying of cancer who faces one last duel. The film was directed by Don Siegel and co-starred Ron Howard, Bill McKinney, and Harry Morgan.
The following weapons were used in the film The Shootist:
Great Western Revolver
The Great Western revolver is the main handgun of J.B. Books (John Wayne). These Single Action Army Replicas were made in the 50's to be used by Wayne. These were a set of 2 engraved revolvers presented to him by the defunct Great Western company. According to the well known gunwriter John Taffin, the revolver that is thrown through the saloon by Gilliam Rogers (Ron Howard), is not one of the Great Westerns, but a movie prop, made using a Ruger Blackhawk, modified to look like a SAA.
Colt Single Action Army
The Colt Single Action Army is used by several characters in the film including Jack Pulford (Hugh O'Brian), Jay Cobb (Bill McKinney) and Mike Sweeny (Richard Boone).
Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless
Jack Pulford (Hugh O'Brian) carries what appears to be a nickel-plated Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless break-top revolver with a 6" barrel.
Remington 1866 Derringer
J.B. Books (John Wayne) carries a hidden Remington 1866 Derringer, and uses it at the beginning of the movie.
Winchester Model 1892
Books also carries a Winchester Model 1892 rifle with a large loop lever, just like the one he carried in most of his other Westerns such as True Grit. The rifle is never seen fired.
A Hammerless Coach Shotgun is used by the bartender in the final shootout.
Charlie Parker Double Barreled Shotgun
A Charlie Parker Double Barreled Shotgun is used at the beginning of the film.