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Last Days of Frank and Jesse James, The
The following guns were used in the film The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James:
Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3
Jesse James (Kris Kristofferson), uses a Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 as his sidearm in the film. The Schofield was also the real Jesse's preferred sidearm along with the Colt Single Action Army.
Smith & Wesson Model 1881 Double Action
Bob Ford (Darrell Wilks) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 1881 Double Action Revolver with a nickel finish as his sidearm in the film. This gun is likely standing in for the Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Ford really used, possibly because the actor had difficulty cocking the hammer and so a double action gun was chosen instead.
Griswold & Gunnison 1860
Frank James (Johnny Cash) is seen carrying a Griswold & Gunnison 1860 in some scenes.
Remington 1858 New Army
In some scenes Frank James (Johnny Cash) is seen using a Remington 1858 New Army revolver. The real Frank James had used Remington revolvers since his service in the civil war. To quote Frank: "The Remington is the hardest and the surest shooting pistol made." Frank did carry a Remington New Model Army during his career, but he was better known to carry a Remington Model 1875 revolver chambered in .44-40 Winchester Center Fire.
Single Action Army
Single Action Army revolvers are used by the James' gang including Frank (Johnny Cash) and Jesse (Kris Kristofferson) themselves. None of them are genuine Colts. Frank's SAA in particular is either a copy by the Great Western Arms Company, or J.P. Sauer & Sohn (imported by Hawes) as revealed by looking at the hammer when he cocks it (see the caption in the fifth picture below for more information).
Colt Walker 1847
A showman offers people to shoot candles while holding a Colt Model 1847 Walker. This is likely a copy and it isn't exactly historically correct. It isn't anachronistic, but it isn't perfectly historically accurate either. In the real Old West very few people had ever even seen a Walker. The reason for this is that there were only 1,100 of them made during the Mexican-American War and 500 of them were lost when one of the ships delivering them to the army sank.
Winchester 1894 rifles are seen a few times in the film. This is anachronistic, as the film is set in 1877-1892, but this model (along with the Winchester Model 1892) was readily available from armorers because they were the most recent Old West rifle produced and were cheaper to get than the earlier models such as the Winchester Model 1866 "Yellowboy" and the Winchester Model 1873.
Single Barreled Shotgun
Many of the townspeople trying to fight the James gang fire at them with Single Barreled Shotguns.
Double Barreled Shotgun
A 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is used to gun down Bob Ford (Darrell Wilks) at the end of the film.
Colt Lighting Shopkeeper
A Colt Lightning Shopkeeper is used by Wood Hite before being killed by Bob Ford (Darrell Wilks).
Charley Ford is seen holding a Colt 1851 Navy.
Charley Ford also is seen with a Colt 1862 Navy revolver.
Table of Guns
Outside the courthouse people pile up their guns before heading in, most of which are too difficult to identify.