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Jesse James (1939)

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Jesse James
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Jesse James (1939)
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Henry King
Release Date 1939
Language English
Studio 20th Century Fox
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Frank James Henry Fonda
Jesse James Tyrone Power
Marshal Will Wright Randolph Scott
Bob Ford John Carradine
Charlie Ford Charles Tannen


Jesse James is a 1939 Western film directed by Henry King and starring Tyrone Power as the titular Jesse James. After the success of the film, a sequel titled The Return of Frank James was released a year later, directed by Sam Hellman



The following weapons were used in the film Jesse James (1939):


Revolvers

Colt 1860 Army

Jesse James (Tyrone Power) briefly its seen carring a Colt 1860 Army in the film's beginning to defend his family of Barshee the railway (Brian Donlevy) and his men.

Colt 1860 Army - .44 caliber
While the Barshee and his men blackmail and threaten his family, Jesse James appears with a Colt 1860 Army in hand to defend his brother and mother.
Jesse James and his mother, Mrs. Samuels (Jane Darwell), watch Frank James as he fights Barshee's men.

Colt Single Action Army

Jesse James (Tyrone Power), Frank James (Henry Fonda) and their gang of outlaws use Colt Single Action Army in several of their robberies. Law enforcement officers also carry Colt Single Action Armies to try to stop the James brothers and their gang of outlaws.

Colt 1873 Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Jesse James is armed with a Colt SAA during one of his many robberies of a moving train.
After having stolen the belongings of all the passengers on the train, Jesse James, his brother and his men abandon the train.
Jesse James shows his Colt SAA to his brother, so he can later give it to him.
Colt 1873 Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel - .45 Long Colt
After having stolen the belongings of all the passengers on the train, Jesse James, his brother and his men abandon the train.
Frank James interrogates the prison warden with a Colt SAA in hand to free his brother.
A good shot of Frank James' SAA aiming at the prison werden.
Colt 1873 Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Frank James attacks and threatens the train passengers with a rare Colt SAA without an ejector rod.

Colt New Service

In a continuity error, The Colt Single Action Army of Frank James (Henry Fonda) is replaced by a Colt New Service. This is an anachronism, since Colt New Service began production in 1898, and the film is based on the criminal life of the James brothers (1860-1882).

Colt 1898 New Service w/ 5" barrel - .45 ACP
During the bank robbery, Frank James realizes that there is an unknown shooter attacking him, so he takes out his anachronistic Colt New Service to defend himself.
One of the men in the James brothers' gang fires a Colt New Service during the Ford brothers' ambush.
In the scene the revolver is fired in double action, showing that it is a New Service.

Remington 1858 New Army

In a continuity error, the Colt 1860 Army of Jesse James (Tyrone Power) is replaced by a Remington 1858 New Army.

Remington Model 1858 New Army - .44 caliber
Suddenly and without explanation, the Colt 1860 Army is replaced by a Remington 1858 New Army.
A slightly different shot of the Remington 1858 New Army.

Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3

Jesse James (Tyrone Powers) uses a Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 as his main sidearm throughout the film. It is known that one of the last weapons that Jesse James used in his lifetime was a Smith & Wesson .45, so the Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 seen on the film is historicaly correct.

Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 w/ pearl grips - .45 Schofield
After the train robbery, Jesse and Frank meet again to discuss what they stole. Meanwhile, Jesse shows his Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 to his brother.
Jesse hands his Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 to Frank, and the latter opens the revolver to inspect the weapon.

Rifles

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Bob Ford (John Carradine) and several Ford's henchmen uses a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine to ambush the James brothers' gang in one of his bank robberies.

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .44-40 WCF
Several Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbines are seen in a gun store.
A good shot of the barrel of one of the Ford henchmen's Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine.
Bob Ford pulls the lever of his Winchester Model 1892 carbine and shoots the Ford brothers' men.
A distant shot of Bob Ford's Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine.

Springfield Model 1866 "Trapdoor Springfield"

One of the guards at the prison where Jesse James (Tyrone Powers) is imprisoned, is armed with a Springfield Model 1866 "Trapdoor Springfield".

Springfield Model 1866 "Trapdoor Springfield" - .50-70 Government
Pinkie (Ernest Whitman) appears outside of the police station to visit Jesse James, but is stopped by one of the prison guards.

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