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Hondo (1953)

Hondo is a 1953 Western starring John Wayne as Hondo Lane, a stranger who befriends a homestead wife and her son and then finds himself defending them from Apache raids. The film was adapted from a short story by Louis L'Amour, who would later write the novelization for the movie. While John Farrow was credited as the director of Hondo, several of the film's battle scenes were directed by an uncredited John Ford.

The following weapons were used in the film Hondo:


Colt Single Action Army

Hondo Lane (John Wayne) carries the Colt Single Action Army throughout the movie. It's also used by other characters.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
Hondo Lane (John Wayne) pulls his Colt Single Action Army.
US cavalry also carry the revolver.

Rifles & Carbines

Winchester 1892

As in a great many of John Wayne Western films, the Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine with large lever loop is the rifle used by Hondo Lane (John Wayne).

The Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine with large lever loop used by John Wayne in the film True Grit. Serial #501892. Pictured with .44-40 shells. (Source: Photocopied from book "The Peacemakers: Arms and Adventure in the American West" written by R.L. Wilson.)
Hondo with his Winchester.
The large lever loop is visble on Hondo's rifle.

Sharps 1863 Saddle Ring Carbine

The Sharps Saddle Ring carbine appears to be the firearm carried by members of the US Cavalry in the film.

Sharps 1863 Saddle Ring carbine - .52 caliber.
The Sharps Saddle Ring carbine is carried by members of the US Cavalry .

Springfield 1861

One US Cavalry soldier is armed with a Springfield 1861.

Springfield 1861 - .58 caliber Mini-ball.
The Springfield 1861 is used.

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