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Jonah Hex

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Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Jimmy Hayward
Release Date 2010
Language English
Studio Legendary Entertainment
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jonah Hex Josh Brolin
Lilah Megan Fox
Quentin Turnbull John Malkovich
Burke Michael Fassbender
Ulysses S. Grant Aidan Quinn
Lt. Grass Will Arnett
Adleman Lusk Wes Bentley
Smith Lance Reddick
Jeb Turnbull Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Jonah Hex is a 2010 supernatural Western starring Josh Brolin as a scarred bounty hunter who possesses the power to bring people back from the dead. He is asked by President Ulysses S. Grant to try to stop a vengeful ex-Confederate general-turned terrorist (who also is responsible for the death of Hex's family) from destroying the U.S. with a stolen "superweapon." The film was adapted from the DC Comic book series and the character was also adapted into the CW series Legends of Tomorrow.

The following weapons were used in the film Jonah Hex:


Single Action Army Cavalry

Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) carries two Single Action Army Cavalry revolvers as his sidearms. Lilah (Megan Fox) also uses dual Single Action Army revolvers as she and Hex fight to escape Turnbull's Confederate ironclad.

Colt Single Action Army with 7 1/2" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model. .45 Long Colt
A publicity still of Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) with his Colt SAA Cavalry.
Another publicity still of Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex carrying dual SAA's.
Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) aims his Single Action Army Cavalry revolver.
Hex (Josh Brolin) reveals that he had a revolver under his hat after shooting a thug though a window.
Lilah (Megan Fox) fires a Single Action Army revolver.
Lilah with the Single Action Army revolver.
Lilah uses dual Single Action Army revolvers.
Hex dual-wields two Single Action Army revolvers during the final firefight aboard Turnbull's ship.
Lilah checks the chambers on a fallen bad guy's Single Action Army, only to find that they are all empty.

Colt 1851 Navy

During the opening flashback to Jonah Hex's (Josh Brolin) years with the Confederate Army, Hex is seen wielding a Colt 1851 Navy from horseback.

Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber
Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) fires his Colt 1851 Navy revolver from horseback during a raid on a Union encampment.
Hex firing his 1851 Navy.

Colt Theur Derringer

Lilah (Megan Fox) keeps a Colt Theur Derringer in her room for protection. She pulls it to get rid of her obsessed client, Grayden Nash (Rio Hackford), who later sneaks it from its hiding place and fires it at her. Missing once, he puts it to her head and fires again, but she informs him that it is a single-shot weapon.

Colt 4th Model "Lord" Derringer - .22 Short
A shot of the Colt Theur Derringer in Lilah's (Megan Fox) vanity drawer as she reaches for it.
Grayden Nash (Rio Hackford) futilely tries to shoot Lilah with the now-empty pistol.

LeMat 1861

Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich) carries a LeMat 1861 revolver as his sidearm. He carries and uses it throughout the film.

LeMat 1861 - .36 or .44 caliber with 16 or 18 gauge single barrel.
Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich) aims his LeMat 1861 revolver at a survivor of the train explosion.
Turnbull executes the only survivor of their attack on a U.S. armory.
Turnbull points his revolver at Lilah's head.

Remington 1858 New Army

Hex also is seen pulling a Remington 1858 New Army on Lt. Evans in the film.

Remington 1858 New Army - .44 caliber.
Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) aims his Remington 1858 New Army revolver at Lt. Evans for daring to speak Turnbull's name aloud.
Hex with his Remington pointed in Lt. Evans's face.

Remington 1866 Derringer

In the imagined fight in Hell between Hex and Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich), Turnbull is seen using dual Remington 1866 Derringers. Hex then picks up one of these and shoots Turnbull twice with it. Lilah (Megan Fox) also poses with the Remington for the theatrical release poster.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber. Polished Steel with yellow pearl grips
Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich) fires two Remington 1866 Derringers.
Hex aims one of Turnbull's derringers at him.


Stevens 12 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Burke (Michael Fassbender) critically wounds Hex by giving him both barrels from his 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

J. Stevens and Company 1878 - 12 gauge.

Winchester 1887

One of the guards outside Col. Slocum's fight ring appears to be holding a Winchester Model 1887 shotgun (which is an anachronism when the film is supposed to take place in 1876, the year of the national centennial).

Winchester 1887/M1901 shotgun - 10 Gauge. This is the hero gun for Paul Newman in the film The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.
The guard on the left outside Slocum's fight ring holding what appears to be a Winchester Model 1887 shotgun.


Colt Model 1855

In the opening flashback, a Confederate sniper is armed with a scoped Colt Revolving Rifle.

Colt 1855 Revolving Rifle (percussion) - .44 caliber.
A Confederate sniper with his Colt Model 1855 revolving rifle.
The Confederate sniper takes down a Union soldier.

Enfield Pattern 1853

The Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle is seen used by both Union and Confederate Troops in the opening of the film.

an original Enfield Pattern 1853.
Union troops arresting soldiers from Hex's old unit hold them at bay with their Enfield Pattern 1853 rifles.
Union soldiers on the train aim their Enfield Pattern 1853 rifles at Turnbull's men.

Sharps 1874 Buffalo Rifle

When Hex is double-crossed in Stunk Crick by the local authorities, a deputy hiding in the church's bell tower tries to snipe him with a Sharps 1874 Buffalo Rifle.

Sharps 1874 Buffalo Rifle
The Stunk Crick deputy aims his Sharps 1874 Buffalo Rifle.
Missing once, he works the falling block action to reload.

Springfield 1873 "Trapdoor" Carbine

Union soldiers who confront Jonah are seen carrying the Springfield 1873 "Trapdoor" Carbine.

Replica Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine "Trapdoor Springfield" built by Uberti Arms - .45-70
Union Cavalry troopers arrayed behind Lt. Evan, left (John Gallagher, Jr.) and Lt. Grass (Will Arnett) aim their Springfield 1873 "Trapdoor" Carbines at Hex.
Cavalry troopers flanking Lt. Evans aim their rifles at Hex in the brothel.

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy"

The Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" is seen in the hands of both Jonah Hex and Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich).

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Saddle Ring Carbine - .44 RF.
Hex lifts a "Yellow Boy" from a crate.
Hex wheels around holding the "Yellow Boy" across his chest.
Hex aims a borrowed "Yellow Boy" at Turnbull...
But is himself taken prisoner by one.

Winchester Model 1873

Hex and a few of Turnbull's men are seen using the Winchester Model 1873 rifle.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.
The guard on the right outside Slocum's fight ring holding what appears to be a Winchester Model 1873.


Colt 1874 Gatling Gun

Hex also carries dual hand-cranked Gatling Guns on the saddles of his horse.

An 1865 Gatling Gun.
Close-up of one of the Gatling guns mounted to the right of Hex's horse.
Hex opens fire with his Gatlings.

Pistol Crossbows

Two pistol-gripped crossbows are given to Jonah Hex as well. The crossbows are magazine fed and shoot sticks of dynamite.


Flame Thrower

While on the Confederate ironclad, Jonah also is seen using a flame thrower as well to take a few of Turnbull's men.

While on the Confederate ironclad, Jonah also is seen using a flame thrower as well to take a few of Turnbull's men.
A sniper shoots the Flame Thrower, making it useless. Here we can see that it's clearly been built on the body of some sort of rifle.

Dynamite Bundles

Turnbull's men hijacking the train give the Union soldiers an excellent reason not to shoot back at them.
Burke (Michael Fassbender) playfully tosses a bundle of dynamite with a lit fuse in one hand.

Revolving Cannons

The "superweapon" that is the focus of the film's plot is a belt-fed Gatling-style cannon (similar to an oversized, clunkier CIWS system) supposedly invented by Eli Whitney (the father of the cotton gin). The weapon is designed to blanket an area with a volley of explosive shells, which are then detonated simultaneously by firing a glowing orange "trigger" shell from the central barrel. Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich) mounts the weapon on an ironclad and plans to use it to level Washington, D.C.

Blueprints of the "nation-killer" weapon.
Detail of the belt-feed mechanism.
Detail of the multiple barrels. Note the design seems to assume a cannonball works the same way as a modern artillery shell; there is no system for replacing propellant charges behind the cannonballs, and nowhere for charges to actually go even if there was such a system.
The ironclad-mounted "superweapon" opens fire.

Wall of Guns


When Jonah visits Smith (Lance Reddick), the guns displayed in his secret workshop include:

  • Remington 1858 Cattleman's Carbine;
  • Colt Model 1855 Revolving Rifle;
  • the previously-used Gatling guns;
  • Nock Gun;
  • and some very steampunk-looking rifles

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