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Bone Tomahawk

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Bone Tomahawk
Cinema poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by S. Craig Zahler
Release Date 2015
Language English
Studio Caliber Media Company
Distributor RLJ Entertainment
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sheriff Franklin Hunt Kurt Russell
Arthur O'Dwyer Patrick Wilson
John Brooder Matthew Fox
Deputy "Chicory" Kory Richard Jenkins
Samantha O'Dwyer Lili Simmons
Deputy Nick Evan Jonigkeit
Purvis David Arquette
Buddy Sid Haig
Lorna Hunt Kathryn Morris
Mrs. Porter Sean Young

Bone Tomahawk is a 2015 Horror-Western directed by S. Craig Zahler (Dragged Across Concrete) and stars Kurt Russell as Sheriff Franklin Hunt, Patrick Wilson as Arthur O'Dwyer, Richard Jenkins as Chicory, and Matthew Fox as John Brooder. Of particular interest for Western enthusiasts is the fact that Peter Sherayko (who provided weapons for Russell's 1993 film Tombstone) was brought on as armorer and producer for this film.

The following weapons were used in the film Bone Tomahawk:


Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army

In addition to the Winchester Model 1873, John Brooder (Matthew Fox) also uses a nickel plated Colt 1873 Single Action Army Cavalry.

Colt Single Action Army 1873 Cavalry, nickel plate
John Brooder (Matthew Fox) has the SAA holstered.
Brooder holds the revolver in his left hand.

Remington Model 1890

Buddy (Sid Haig) and Purvis (David Arquette) both carry Remington 1890 pistols in the opening of the film, distinguishable by the lanyard rings on the butts and the grip shape (distinct from Colts).

Remington 1890 - .45 Long Colt.
Buddy with his Remington cocked.
Buddy's Remington on the ground. Lanyard ring clearly visible.

Smith & Wesson Schofield

Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) uses two different Smith & Wesson Schofields during the movie. First he carries a blued 5" barrel Schofield similar to the "Wells Fargo" variations. Later he carries a full-length nickel-plated Schofield with ivory grips.

Smith & Wesson Schofield with nickel finish - .45 Schofield.
Smith & Wesson "Wells Fargo" Schofield with barrel cut down to five inches - .45 Schofield
Hunt with his Schofield approaching the barn.
Hunt with his Schofield approaching the sheriff's office.
Hunt with his Schofield investigating the sheriff's office.
Hunt with his nickel Schofield confronting Brooder.
Hunt with his nickel Schofield.
Hunt with his nickel Schofield.

Merwin, Hulbert & Co. First Model Frontier Army

Arthur O'Dwyer (Patrick Wilson) uses a Merwin, Hulbert & Co. First Model Frontier Army throughout the movie. It is differentiated from other later models by the lack of a top strap. It is nickel plated. Rare to see these in movies, and even more rare to see one reloaded in a movie, which O'Dwyer does towards the end!

Merwin Hulbert SA First Model Frontier. Early production. Manufactured c. 1876
O'Dwyer with his Merwin & Hulbert. Best view I could find of the gun.
O'Dwyer with his Merwin & Hulbert in his holster. This version has the earlier "square butt" rather than the "skull-crusher."
O'Dwyer with his Merwin & Hulbert, visible in its holster at the bottom of the frame.
O'Dwyer with his Merwin & Hulbert. Oddly, in this screen cap it looks like it has a top strap over the cylinder and looks blued rather than nickel. Maybe a different gun used for the shot, or simply a trick of the lighting.
O'Dwyer reloading his Merwin & Hulbert. The static screen cap doesn't do it justice; it's the only time I've seen one of these reloaded in a film. Pretty cool.


Winchester Model 1873

John Brooder (Matthew Fox) carries a very distinct engraved and nickel-plated Winchester Model 1873 carbine in the film. It is another choice that I am sure was influenced by Peter Sherayko. Very unique version of the gun, very fitting of Brooder's high-falutin' character.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.
Brooder carrying his 1873 Winchester.
Brooder carrying his 1873 Winchester.
Brooder's 1873 Winchester on the ground.

Winchester Model 1892

Sheriff Hunt also carries what appears to be a Winchester Model 1892 carbine while they are out tracking. Since the film takes place in the 1890s (at least, according to the tombstones seen earlier), this is one of the rare instances of the appropriate use of an 1892. It is never fired.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Hunt carrying his 1892 Winchester.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Chicory (Richard Jenkins) carries a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun throughout the movie.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge. The Parker Gun Company was absorbed into Remington in 1934.
Chicory with his shotgun over his shoulder.
Chicory fires his shotgun from the hip.

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