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Crossfire Trail

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Crossfire Trail
DVD Cover
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Simon Wincer
Release Date 2001
Studio Turner Network Television
Distributor Turner Network Television
Main Cast
Character Actor
Rafe Covington Tom Selleck
Ann Rodeny Virginia Madsen
Joe Gill Wilford Brimley
Rock Mullaney David O'Hara
J.T. Langston Christian Kane
Sheriff Walter Moncrief Barry Corbin
Beau Dorn Brad Johnson
Snake Corville Marshall R. Teague
Mike Taggart Patrick Kilpatrick
Bruce Barkow Mark Harmon

Crossfire Trail is a 2001 made for TV Western movie directed by Simon Wincer and starring Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, and Wilford Brimley. The plot is based on the 1954 novel by Louis L'Amour. Rafe Covington (Selleck) swears an oath to his dying friend to look after the latter's wife Anne (Madsen) who lives on a Wyoming ranch. Upon visiting the ranch, Covington finds out that local wealthy businessman desires both the ranch and the woman.

The following weapons were used in the film Crossfire Trail:


Smith and Wesson Schofield

Rafe Covington's (Tom Selleck) main sidearm is a Smith and Wesson Schofield revolver. He mostly carries this weapon in the first half of the film, but uses it along with his 1872 Colt in the final gunbattle.

Actual Hero Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 used by Tom Selleck in Crossfire Trail. Courtesy of NRA National Firearms Museum.
Rafe Covington carries his S&W Schofield in holster.
Rafe removes the safety loop of the holster from the hammer spur, freeing the revolver before talking to the hostile Snake Corville.
Rafe opens the revolver.
Rafe checks his revolver before leaving for the town.
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Rafe reloads his revolver while riding the horse.
Rafe holds the revolver in the climactic scene.
Rafe with the 1872 Colt in hand and Schofield in holster.
Rafe aims the Schofield revolver at Beau Dorn.

Colt 1872 Open Top

Another revolver that Rafe Covington (Tom Selleck) uses is a Colt 1872 Open Top with ivory grips that he forcibly takes from the captain of schooner Medusa Challenger Gorgan (Mark Achenson). Rafe carries this revolver mostly for the second half of the movie in a crossdraw holster, and uses it in the final gunbattle as well. According to the May 2002 issue of the NRA's publication American Rifleman, the revolver was built from parts for Tom Selleck by Ken Howell of R&D Gun Shop. Mr. Howell also provided custom firearms for Selleck in 1997's Last Stand at Saber River and Monte Walsh.

Actual Hero Colt Open Top revolver used by Tom Selleck in Crossfire Trail - .44 Colt. Courtesy of the NRA National Firearm Museum.
Capt. Gorgan draws the revolver from the drawer when Rafe breaks into his cabin.
Rafe presses Gorgan's hand with the revolver to the tabletop.
The revolver on the table.
Rafe's Colt Open Top is seen on the table on the ranch.
Rafe holds the Colt revolver during the final shootout. The Smith and Wesson Schofield is seen in the holster.
A close-up of the Colt.
During the final battle Rafe takes cover from Dorn while wielding his Colt.
Wounded Rafe plays dead...
...and then fires at Dorn.

Single Action Army "Civilian" Model

Single Action Army "Civilian" Model revolvers are used by a number of characters throughout the movie. Snake Corville (Marshall R. Teague) keeps an ivory handled "Civilian" SAA in a crossdraw holster; his revolver is supposed to be an Uberti 1873 Cattleman replica. Beau Dorn (Brad Johnson) carries a "Civilian" revolver in a shoulder holster as a backup to his Remington 1875 and dual-wields both revolvers in the final shootout. "Civilian" revolvers are also used by Mike Taggart (Patrick Kilpatrick) and Gene Thompson (Ken Pogue).

Uberti 1873 Cattleman Charcoal Blue New Model with 4.75" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Snake Corville's revolver in holster.
Judging by the length of the holster, Snake Corville's revolver is a "Civilian" model ("Artillery" model is possible but less likely).
A close-up of Mike Taggart's holstered revolver during his first confrontation with Rafe Covington. The safety loop on the hammer spur is seen.
Mike Taggart calls out Rafe Covington. Big mistake.
Taggart fires towards Rafe.
One of Beau Dorn's henchmen fires a revolver during the final shootout.
Gene Thompson runs to his store to take more ammo. The "Civilian" revolver is seen in his hand.
Beau Dorn dual-wields his "Civilian" SAA and nickel plated Remington 1875 when searching for Covington in the final battle.
A good view of Dorn's SAA revolver.
Another view of Dorn dual-wielding his revolvers.

Single Action Army "Civilian" Bird's Head Model

Bruce Barkow (Mark Harmon) carries a Single Action Army "Civilian" Model revolver with Bird's Head grip concealed in a shoulder holster. Supposedly this revolver is also an Uberti replica.

Uberti 1873 Cattleman with the Bird's Head grip and 4 3/4" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Bruce Barkow fires at Dewey the bartender (William Sanderson) who tries to prevent the forced marriage of Barkow with Anne Rodney.
Bruce Barkow wields his revolver during the final battle.
Another view of Bruce Barkow's revolver in the same scene.
A view from the muzzle.
The shape of the grip can be seen.
Bruce Barkow shoots Rafe in the back.
Bruce Barkow aims his revolver on a promotional image.

Single Action Army "Artillery" Model

Single Action Army "Artillery" Model revolvers are used by Rock Mullaney (David O'Hara), Joe Gill (Wilford Brimley) and J.T. Langston (Christian Kane). Most if not all of these revolvers are supposed to be Uberti replicas.

Uberti/Cimarron Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel aka "Artillery" model with wooden grips - .45 Long Colt. This is an actual movie gun. Note lack of 4th screw on revolver frame in front of cylinder. The Colts all have this.
Joe Gill and J.T. Langston draw their SAA "Artillery" revolvers when Rock Mullaney enters suddenly, while Rafe Covington draws his Smith and Wesson Schofield.
J.T. holds his revolver.
Rock Mullaney readies an "Artillery" revolver. Mullaney's main weapon is a "Cavalry" SAA revolver, while the "Artillery" revolver may be taken from already dead J.T.
Joe Gill fires his revolver during the final shootout.
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One of the gang members fires an "Artillery" revolver in the final shootout.
Rock Mullaney holds an "Artillery" revolver, taken from Gene Thompson's store.
Mullaney fires.
A gang member (Daniel Parker) with the "Artillery" revolver in hand is gunned down by Joe Gill.
J.T. Langston (Christian Kane) carries the revolver in holster on a promotional image.

Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model

For the most of the movie, Rock Mullaney (David O'Hara) is armed by a Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model revolver. A "Cavalry" revolver is also briefly held by Luke Taggart (Rex Linn).

Uberti Cattleman Charcoal Blue New Model with 7.5" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Luke Taggart holds a "Cavalry" revolver.
Rock Mullaney covers under fire, revolver in hand.
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Rock Mullaney holds his revolver during the final shootout.
Gene Thompson (Ken Pogue) takes a short-barreled Remington 1875 and a "Cavalry" Single Action Army revolvers from his store.
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Deadly wounded Luke Taggart manages to fire his revolver.

Remington 1875

Beau Dorn (Brad Johnson), the bounty hunter, uses a nickel-plated Remington 1875 revolver as his main sidearm. He dual-wields his Single Action Army "Civilian" Model and nickel-plated Remington 1875 revolvers while searching for Rafe.

Remington 1875 - .45 Long Colt.
Beau Dorn on the horseback, revolver in hand.
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Beau Dorn dual-wields his SAA "Civilian" revolver and nickel-plated Remington 1875.
Dorn holsters the SAA revolver and goes with his Remington, right before the shootout with Rafe.
Another view of Dorn's revolver.

Remington 1875 (short-barreled)

A short-barreled Remington 1875 revolver is one of two handguns that Gene Thompson (Ken Pogue) takes from his store during the final shootout. This revolver may be a Cimarron 1875 "Outlaw" or an Uberti 1875 "Frontier" replicas.

Cimarron 1875 "Outlaw" with 5 1/2" barrel - .44 WCF
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Gene Thompson takes a short-barreled Remington 1875 and a "Cavalry" Single Action Army revolvers. When used in action, these guns switch to a "Civilian" and an "Artillery" SAA revolvers due to a continuity error.


Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine

The general store owner, Gene Thompson (Ken Pogue) brings a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" carbine for the final gunbattle. He uses the carbine himself, and then it falls in hands of Rock Mullaney (David O'Hara).

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF
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Gene Thompson takes a pair of Winchesters from his store: a 1866 and a 1873 carbines.
Gene Thompson with a Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" carbine.
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Gene Thompson fires his Winchester in center.
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After gunning down Luke Taggart, Rock Mullaney continues to operate the lever and press the trigger, despite his carbine ran out of ammo.
Another view of Winchester 1866 carbine in hands of Rock Mullaney.

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle

A Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" rifle is used by Snake Corville (Marshall R. Teague) when he attempts to snipe Rafe Covington from a rooftop. Luke Taggart (Rex Linn) is armed with a Winchester 1866 rifle during the final shootout.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle - .44 RF
Snake Corville hides on the rooftop with the Winchester 1866 rifle in hands.
Snake Corville attempts to snipe Rafe. Big surprise he fails miserably.
Luke Taggart's rifle is seen.
Luke Taggart (at the right) fires his Winchester 1866 rifle.
Rock Mullaney (David O'Hara) holds a Winchester 1866 rifle on a promotional image. He doesn't use the "Yellow Boy" rifle in the movie, only the carbine.

Winchester 1873 Carbine

The Winchester Model 1873 carbines are used by J.T. Langston (Christian Kane), Joe Gill (Wilford Brimley) and several villains.

Model 1873 carbine with 20" barrel - .44-40 WCF
J.T. Langston with a Winchester 1873 carbine. Next to him the distinctive stock of the Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" can be seen in Rock Mullaney's (David O'Hara) rifle scabbard.
Another view of the same scene.
Beau Dorn's henchman (uncredited) holds a Winchester 1873 carbine.
He takes aim at Rafe Covington who prepares to ride to the town.
A gang member at the left (Daniel Parker) aims a Winchester 1873 carbine.
Joe Gill holds a Winchester 1873 carbine that Gene Thompson brought from his store.
Joe with the carbine in hands.
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During the final gunbattle a multitude of Winchesters are used. From front to back: Joe Gill (Wilford Brimley) with a Winchester Model 1873, Gene Thompson (Ken Pogue) with a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" and Rafe Covington (Tom Selleck)with his Winchester Model 1876.
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J.T. Langston (Christian Kane) holds a Winchester Model 1873 carbine on promotional images.

Winchester Model 1873 Rifle

In one scene a Henry 1860 rifle of the Sioux warrior Bear Killer (Glen Gould) switches to a Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle due to a continuity error. The rifle is seen very briefly, and there is possibility that this is a mockup gun, like the one listed just below.

Uberti 1873 Short Rifle with 20" barrel and Charcoal Blue finish - .45 Colt/.357 Mag
Bear Killer with the rifle in hands rides after Rafe Covington.
Another view of Bear Killer's rifle.

Winchester Model 1873 Rifle (mockup)

During the final shootout, Joe Gill's (Wilford Brimley) Winchester Model 1873 carbine switches to a 1873 rifle that turn out to be a mockup.

Joe holds a Winchester 1873 rifle. Judging by the crude and simplified front part of the gun, this is a mockup.
Joe's rifle falls on the ground which is probably a reason of replacing of the real gun with a mockup.

Winchester 1876 Centennial

Charles Rodney ordered a Winchester Model 1876 full-stocked carbine, as used by the Canadian North West Mounted Police (the mounties), but died before he could claim it. Rafe Covington (Tom Selleck) purchases it and uses it to dispatch a multitude of bad guys. It is used at the end of the movie by Anne Rodney (Virginia Madsen) to kill Bruce Barkow (Mark Harmon).

Actual Hero Winchester Model 1876 musket-carbine used by Tom Selleck in Crossfire Trail. Courtesy of the NRA National Firearms Museum.
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Rafe Covington examines the Winchester 1876 in Gene Thompson's store.
The initials of the late Charles Rodney are engraved on the receiver.
Rafe Covington confronts a very drunk Taggart. The newly purchased Winchester 1876 in his hand.
After having literally blown Taggart out of his boots Rafe prepares to ride off.
Rafe has just knocked Snake Corville off the rooftop and watches him with the Winchester at the ready, ensuring that Snake is no longer a threat.
Rafe attaches a bandolier to the stock of the Winchester.
Rafe loads the Winchester.
Rafe holds the Winchester during the final shootout.
Anne Rodney standing triumphant, having dispatched the killer of her husband and saving the new man in her life.
Rafe Covington (Tom Selleck) holds the Winchester 1876 with the custom bandolier on the stock on a promotional image. The ivory grips of his holstered Colt Open Top revolver is seen.

Winchester 1876 Ammunition

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Henry 1860

The Sioux warrior Bear Killer (Glen Gould) is armed with a Henry 1860 rifle.

Henry 1860 brass-frame - .44 Rimfire (RF)
Bear Killer, accompaniying Chief Red Cloud, holds a Henry 1860 rifle.
Bear Killer holds his Henry rifle in another scene. The decorated buttstock is seen.

Remington-Keene Repeating Rifle

Beau Dorn (Brad Johnson) uses a bolt-action sniper rifle to shoot and kill J.T. Langston (Christian Kane). It's a Remington-Keene Deluxe Sporter Bolt Action Rifle in .40-60 Marlin. Remington manufactured the rifle from 1880 - 1885 with only around 5,000 rifles produced. Also according to the May 2002 issue of American Rifleman, the Remington-Keene used by Brad Johnson was overhauled by Ken Howell of R&D Gun Shop.

Remington-Keene Repeating Rifle in carbine configuration - .45-70 Government
Beau Dorn readies his rifle.
A close-up of the bolt.
Dorn loads the rifle.
Dorn readies to shoot at J.T.
A nice close up of the Remington-Keene. Note the custom offset mounts holding possibly a Wm. Malcolm or John W. Sidle full length scope.
Dorn holds his rifle.
Dorn prepares to snipe Rafe Covington from the belfry.
Dorn takes aim... but Joe Gill (Wilford Brimley) already has Dorn in his crosshairs. The first bullet from Gill's rifle hits the church bell.
A close-up of the muzzle and the sniper scope.
The eyepiece of the scope is closed with a lid. The next moment, a pyrotechnic charge is triggered, simulating Gill's second bullet hitting the scope of Dorn's rifle.
The scope is "damaged with the bullet hit".
Beau Dorn (Brad Johnson) aims his Remington-Keene rifle on a promotional image. The grip of his holstered revolver is seen.

Evans Repeating Rifle

The 28 shot Evans Repeating Rifle is used by Joe Gill (Wilford Brimley). When asked why he doesn't get rid of it he states "Well, it holds twenty-eight bullets...and I ain't a very good shot...I'm going to town." In the middle of the gunbattle, the rifle runs out of rounds, and Gill switches to a Winchester 1873 that is brought out to him by the owner of the general store (Ken Pogue). The version that Gill uses is the carbine with the twenty-two inch barrel.

Evans Repeating Carbine with 22" barrel - .44 Evans
Joe Gill holds the Evans carbine.
A close-up of the barrel.
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Joe trains in shooting at empty cans... and misses.
Joe holds the Evans carbine during the final battle.
Another shot of Joe with his Evans carbine in hands.
Joe reloads the carbine.
He runs out of ammo.

Sharps Model 1874

In the beginning of the film, Rafe Covington (Tom Selleck) obtains a scoped Sharps 1874 from Captain Gorgan (Mark Achenson) who murdered Charles Rodney. Covington uses it to kill a buffalo, and Joe Gill (Wilford Brimley) uses it at the beginning of the final gunbattle to shoot Dorn. Gill isn't a very good shot with the Sharps either, and hits Dorn's rifle instead.

Sharps 1874 with sniper scope - .45-70
The Sharps hanging on the wall in the captain Gorgan's cabin, just before Rafe beats him to a pulp and takes the gun.
Another view of the Sharps rifle on the wall.
Rafe fires at a buffalo.
Joe Gill uses the Sharps in a counter-sniper role against Beau Dorn who is in a church belfry.
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Joe with the Sharps rifle.

Springfield 1873 Trapdoor Carbine

What is supposed to be a Springfield 1873 Trapdoor Carbine is seen in hands of a Sioux warrior.

Replica Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine "Trapdoor Springfield" built by Uberti Arms - .45-70 Government
A Sioux warrior at the far right background aims what seems to be a Springfield Trapdoor carbine.
Another view of the gun.
The Sioux warrior with the supposed Trapdoor carbine is seen at the background.

Rifles in Gene Thompson's Store

A number of rifles stands in gun rack in Gene Thompson's store.

From right to left: a Springfield 1873 Trapdoor Carbine (1), a Remington Rolling Block rifle or carbine (2), and a Winchester Model 1876 (3) - the rifle ordered by Charles Rodney.
When Thompson takes a Winchester 1866 carbine from the gun rack, the Springfield Trapdoor is seen better.
Here the Rolling Block rifle is seen better.
Both rifles at the right are seen. The long gun at the left is seen very marginally and cannot be identified, as well as the revolvers on the shelf below the rifles.

Sawed-off Rifle

A sawed-off rifle is used by one of Beau Dorn's henchmen. This gun seems to be a sawed-off Trapdoor Springfield Rifle but not for sure.

A mounted man at the right holds a sawed-off rifle.
Same henchman holds his sawed-off gun. The breech is seen unclear but what is seen allows to make a guess that this is a Springfield Trapdoor gun.
The sawed-off gun lies on the table.


Colt Model 1878

A Colt Model 1878 double barreled shotgun is used by Sheriff Walter Moncrief (Barry Corbin).

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
Sheriff Moncrief sits in the armchair with the shotgun at hand.
Sheriff holds his shotgun.
The exposed hammers are seen.


Screen Guns Collection

The Winchester 1876 and the Colt 1860 Army, used by Tom Selleck in Crossfire Trail and in Last Stand At Saber River respectively.

Additional Source

Originalprop.com is a website that provided some background information for firearms used onscreen by Tom Selleck in Crossfire Trail, Monte Walsh (2002) and Last Stand At Saber River.

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