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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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The Assassination of Jesse James
by the Coward Robert Ford
Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Andrew Dominik
Release Date 2007
Language English
Studio Virtual Studios
Scott Free Productions
Plan B Entertainment
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jesse James Brad Pitt
Frank James Sam Shepard
Bob Ford Casey Affleck
Charley Ford Sam Rockwell
Ed Miller Garret Dillahunt
Sheriff Timberlake Ted Levine
Capt. Henry Craig Michael Parks
Zerelda James Mary-Louise Parker
Dorothy Evans Zooey Deschanel
Wood Hite Jeremy Renner

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a 2007 Revisionist Western film directed by Andrew Dominik and chronicles the relationship between the impressionable Robert Ford (Casey Affleck) and his hero, the outlaw Jesse James (Brad Pitt) and the events that would lead up to the fateful confrontation. Adapted from Ron Hansen's 1983 novel of the same name, the film would garner two Academy Award nominations, including a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Affleck.

The following weapons were used in the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford:

The following weapons were used in the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford:


Remington 1875

Frank James (Sam Shepard) carries a nickel-plated Remington 1875 throughout the film. Frank James had carried Remington revolvers since the Civil War and was in fact carrying a Remington 1875 when he turned himself in September 1882.

Ubertl replica of a Remington 1875 - .45 Long Colt
Frank (Sam Shepard) cocks his revolver when he hears Bob (Casey Affleck) approach.
Frank walks through the train with his Remington '75.
Frank aims his Remington at a passenger.
Frank threatens a foreign passenger.
Frank lays in bed with his revolver.

Colt Single Action Army

Two .45 Colt Single Action Armys are used by Jesse James (Brad Pitt) with 5.5" and 7.5" barrel lengths, made by USFA. Charley Ford (Sam Rockwell) also carries a 4.75" barrel "Quick-Draw" model, which Bob uses during the Wood Hite shootout. Wood Hite (Jeremy Renner) carries an SAA during his shootout with Dick.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
Charley (Sam Rockwell) and Jesse (Brad Pitt) draw their SAAs on the train conductor.
Bob holds Charley's SAA nervously.
Bob with Charley's Colt after firing at Wood (Jeremy Renner).
Bob eyes Jesse's SAA on the nightstand.
Jesse places his two SAAs on the couch before dusting the picture on the wall.
Charley draws his SAA.
Bob aims an SAA during a stage re-enactment of Jesse's death.
Charley's SAA sits on a table before he turns it on himself.

Colt Paterson

Bob Ford (Casey Affleck) carries an old "grandaddy Colt Paterson", which Jesse replaces with a S&W.

Colt Paterson with loading lever - .36 caliber.
Dick (Paul Schneider) threatens Bob with his own "six-gun" (the Paterson only holds 5 rounds).

Colt 1851 Navy

Dick Liddil (Paul Schneider) carries a Colt 1851 Navy, most notably seen during his shootout with Wood Hite and during his arrest. It looks like it might have a brass frame, so could be a Confederate copy of the Colt.

Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber.
Dick aims the revolver at the door.
Dick fires at Wood.
Dick hands over his Colt upon his arrest.

Smith & Wesson New Model No.3

Jesse gives Bob Ford (Casey Affleck) a nickel-finish , Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 which Bob later uses to infamously shoot him in the back.

Smith & Wesson New Model No.3
Bob Ford takes the Smith & Wesson from Jesse.
Bob holsters the Smith & Wesson.
Bob Ford uses his Smith & Wesson to kill Jesse James.
Bob stands shocked after firing at Jesse.

Smith & Wesson Schofield

Sheriff Timberlake (Ted Levine) carries a blued Smith & Wesson Schofield while arresting Dick.

Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 with nickel finish - .45 Schofield.
Sheriff Timberlake (Ted Levine) points his Smith & Wesson at Dick.


Winchester Model 1873

Some of the gang members during the James Gang's train robbery use Winchester Model 1873 rifles.

Winchester Model 1873 - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.

Winchester Model 1866

One of the posse members out to arrest Dick Liddil carries a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" rifle.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" - .44 Rimfire (RF).
A lawman aims his Yellow Boy.


Double-barreled shotgun

Ed Miller (Garret Dillahunt) uses a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun during the opening train robbery. Some of the lawmen who arrest Dick Liddil also carry shotguns, as well as Edward O'Kelley (Michael Copeman) who in the films final scene is seen using one, but he is seen loading like a muzzleloading shotgun with a ram rod.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
Ed (Garret Dillahunt) sits with Charley and his shotgun.
Ed with his shotgun.
A lawman with a shotgun is seen next to the lawmen with a Yellow Boy.
O'Kelley (Michael Copeman) enters the bar in Creede with his shotgun.
O'Kelley aims his shotgun.

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