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Alamo, The (1960)
The Alamo is a 1960 historical war film produced, directed, and starring John Wayne as Davy Crockett. The film also stars Richard Widmark as Colonel Jim Bowie and Laurence Harvey as Lieutenant Colonel William Travis. The film is a dramatization of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, depicting the valiant attempt by Texan volunteers to defend an old Spanish mission known as the Alamo from a much larger Mexican army during the Texas Revolution.
The following weapons were used in the film The Alamo:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Kentucky Flintlock Rifle
The Kentucky Flintlock Rifle is prominently seen in the hands of the defenders of The Alamo, and is one of the only identifiable flintlock rifles used in the film.
French 1766 Charleville Infantry Muskets
Charleville Muskets are used by multiple defenders of the Alamo. Like the Kentucky Rifles, this is one of the few long guns in the film that can be positively identified.
Officers in the film keep dress officer's Flintlock Pistols in cross draw holsters throughout the film. Jim Bowie (Richard Widmark) holds a smaller model on Colonel Davy Crockett (John Wayne) before he takes it from him. Bowie is also seen wielding two pistols during the last stand. Colonel William Travis (Laurence Harvey) also wields one during the fighting.
Jim Bowie (Richard Widmark) carries a 7-barreled Nock Gun as his main weapon in the film.
Trapdoor Springfield 1873
Some soldiers defending The Alamo use Trapdoor Springfield 1873 rifles mocked up as flintlock rifles, likely due to the ease of using metallic blank cartridges instead of blank shot.