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Legends of the Fall

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Legends of the Fall
Cinema poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Edward Zwick
Release Date 1994
Language English
Studio Bedford Falls Productions
Distributor TriStar Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Tristan Ludlow Brad Pitt
Col. William Ludlow Anthony Hopkins
Alfred Ludlow Aidan Quinn
Susannah Fincannon Ludlow Julia Ormond
Samuel Ludlow Henry Thomas
One Stab Gordon Tootoosis
Decker Paul Desmond
Samuel Decker Ludlow David Kaye
James O'Banion John Novak
Sheriff Tynert Kenneth Welsh

The following weapons were used in the film Legends of the Fall:


Revolvers & Pistols

Single Action Army

Both Col. William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) and Tristan Ludlow (Brad Pitt) keep Single Action Army revolvers as their sidearms while working on the ranch.

Colt Single Action Army 5 1/2" Artillery - .45 Long Colt.
A 5 1/2" Artillery Single Action Army is seen tucked in Col. Ludlow's belt. You'd think if he bought the bullet holding belt, he'd buy a holster too.
Tristan is forced to shoot a cow trapped in barbed wire with his nickel Single Action Army.
Tristan holds his SAA on a bartender when he refuses to serve One Stab (Gordon Tootoosis) for being an Indian.

Webley Mk VI

The issued British soldier sidearm is the Webley Mk VI revolver, though Canadian troops were never issued Webleys. Historically in 1915 they would have been carrying Colt M1911s or Smith & Wesson Hand Ejectors, depending on which division they belonged to.

Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley.
Alfred Ludlow (Aidan Quinn) fires his Webley Mk VI.
Alfred Ludlow (Aidan Quinn)is wounded while holding a Webley Mk VI.
A Webley Mk VI is seen firing in the line up.
An officer blows his whistle while holding his Webley.

Luger P08

Tristan (Brad Pitt) takes a Luger P08 off of a German soldier and uses it to dispatch the German machine gunners after they shoot Samuel (Henry Thomas).

Luger P08 - 9mm.
Tristan firing the Luger P08.

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless

A nickel Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless is the sidearm of James O'Banion (John Novak) in the film.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Nickel - .32 ACP
James O'Banion draws his Colt 1908 when Tristan attacks the officer.
O'Banion holsters his Colt 1908.
O'Banion draws and chambers his Colt 1908 while searching for Tristan in the Moonshine warehouse.
O'Banion with his Colt 1908 before being jumped by Tristan.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model

John T. O'Banion (Robert Wisden) shows Tristan's son, Samuel Decker Ludlow (David Kaye), his sidearm, which is a nickel plated Smith & Wesson 4th Model revolver in .32 caliber. It could also be the 5th model but the front sight appears to be integrated to the barrel ribbing, a distinct trait of the 4th Model.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model DA - .32
O'Banion shows Samuel a "Gentleman's pistol".
A better shot of the Smith & Wesson 4th Model revolver

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Susannah Fincannon Ludlow (Julia Ormond) is seen with a nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver. This is incorrect since the Model 36 wasn't released yet in the 1920's. It was released in 1950.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38spl.
Susannah picks up the Smith & Wesson Model 36.
The gun appears to be empty.

Colt Police Positive

Sheriff Tynert (Kenneth Welsh) tries to shoot the Colonel with a nickel Colt Police Positive.

Colt Police Positive - .32/38spl.
Sheriff Tynert (Kenneth Welsh) tries to fire his Colt Police Positive.


Winchester 1873

The Ludlow family keeps a Winchester 1873 as a hunting rifle, and several of the Ludlows use it, most notably Tristan Ludlow (Brad Pitt).

Winchester 1873 - .44-40 WCF.
Col. William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) teaches Susannah Fincannon Ludlow (Julia Ormond) how to fire a Winchester 1873 rifle at a can. She appears to be left eye-dominant, which is rather inconvenient since she is a right handed shooter.
Tristan (Brad Pitt) chambers his Winchester 1873 rifle while hunting the Grizzly bear. A smart hunter would have the gun already chambered since animals have sharp hearing and it would likely spook the bear (or anger it).
Tristan taking aim at the bear.
For unknown reasons, he doesn't kill it.
Alfred Ludlow (Aidan Quinn) with a Winchester 1873 after killing the last O'Banion thug.
Tristan takes the Winchester. The location of his finger is not good.
At least he blocks the hammer with his thumb.

Henry 1860

Samuel Ludlow (Henry Thomas) is seen holding a Henry 1860 rifle when watching his wife shoot.

Henry 1860 - .44 Rimfire.
Samuel with a Henry 1860.

Winchester 1895

Decker (Paul Desmond) is handed a Winchester 1895 rifle by Col. Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) when he aids Teen Tristan (Eric Johnson) after he is attacked by a bear.

Winchester 1895 - .30-06.
Decker to the left is briefly seen with a Winchester 1895.

Remington Rolling Block

Whenever hunting bears, Col. Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) and One Stab (Gordon Tootoosis) use military style Remington Rolling Block rifles.

Military Remington Rolling Block - .45 Caliber.
One Stab behind Colonel with a Remington Rolling Block.
Colonel with a Remington Rolling Block.
Colonel and One Stab hunt the bear with their Remington Rolling Blocks.

Sharps 1874 Long Range

Decker (Paul Desmond) uses a Sharps 1874 Long Range rifle fitted with a Vernier peep sight as his main weapon throughout the entire film.

Sharps 1874 Long Range rifle w/ 34" barrel, Vernier peep sight, and Lyman Beach front sight - .50-90 Sharps.
Decker (Paul Desmond) in the background aiming his Sharps 1874 Long Range at the bear.
Decker aiming down his Sharps.
Decker (Paul Desmond) loads his Sharps rifle when preparing to snipe a police official in his car.
Decker (Paul Desmond) shoots the car's tire out to make the official leave his car.
Decker cocks the hammer on the Sharps. Nice shot of the Vernier peep sight.
Decker loads a 3rd round into his Sharps after the second round only wounds the official.

Marlin-Ballard No. 1-1/2 Hunters Rifle

One of the hunters in Africa is seen using a Marlin-Ballard No. 1-1/2 Hunters rifle fitted with an enlongated scope.

A hunter with a Marlin-Ballard No. 1-1/2 Hunters rifle.

Unknown Rifle

One Stab (Gordon Tootoosis) is seen holding an unknown rifle during the scene of the trail of tears at the start of the film.

One Stab confronts Young Tristan (Keegan MacIntosh) while holding an unknown rifle.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*

When the Ludlow boys join the Canadian Expeditionary Force to fight the Germans in WWI, they are issued Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) rifles like the other soldiers. It should be noted that Canadian issued rifle was still the Ross rifle in 1915.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* SMLE - .303.
Samuel (Henry Thomas) with a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* SMLE.
Canadian soldiers with SMLE rifles, fitted with bayonets.
Tristan picks up an SMLE and fires it at a cavalryman.
Tristan firing an SMLE.
The extractor appears to grab a faulty shell and locks up.

Ross Mk III

At least, one Ross Mk III rifle can be seen over the back of Tristan's adjutant.

Ross Mk III Model 1910 - .303 British

Mauser Gewehr 1898

The Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifle is used by the German troops in service during WWI.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm.
Germans fire their Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles.

Karabiner 98K

A German cavalryman is seen firing a WWII-era Karabiner 98k at Tristan while on horseback before Tristan kills him, instead of the period-correct Kar 98 or Kar 88.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
A German cavalryman fires his Kar98K at Tristan.

Submachine Gun

Thompson M1921

Some of the police who work with the O'Banions use M1921 Thompson submachine guns fitted with 50 round drums.

Colt M1921A Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
The police officer fires his M1921 Thompson into the air when blocking the car Tristan and his family are in. One of the rounds ricochets off the stone canyon and causes a tragic accident.
The officer with his M1921 Thompson.
Tristan takes the Thompson from the officer and beats him almost to death with it.
An officer on the Ludlow's lawn with a Thompson.
The officer cocks his Thompson after Colonel kills John T. O'Banion (Robert Wisden).
The officer wildly fires his Thompson after Colonel shoots him.

Double Barreled Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

Tristan (Brad Pitt) brings Colonel (Anthony Hopkins) back a decorative Double Barreled Shotgun after traveling most of the world. He uses it to kill the last of the O'Banion thugs on his lawn when they come to kill Tristan.

L.C. Smith case hardened hammerless side by side Field shotgun - 12 Gauge.
The shotgun disassembled in a presentation case.
Colonel tries to assemble the shotgun, but has difficulty due to the paralysis from his stroke.
Colonel produces the shotgun from under his coat to shoot John T. O'Banion (Robert Wisden).
Colonel shoots O'Banion with the shotgun, which practically destroys his chest with buckshot and then throws him off his feet to the ground, because Hollywood believes a shotgun is capable of knocking someone down.
Colonel shoots the thug next to him.

Holland and Holland Paradox

Tristan (Brad Pitt) is seen using a Holland & Holland Paradox while hunting big game in Africa. This gun's unique feature is the smooth bore barrels with rifling only at the end of the barrels.

Holland & Holland Paradox - 10ga.
Tristan with a Holland and Holland Paradox over his shoulder. On his bandoleer are old brass 10 gauge rounds.

Machine Gun

Maxim MG08

Maxim MG08 machine guns are used by the German troops.

Maxim MG08 - 7.92x57mm.
Germans mow down British soldiers with Maxim MG08.
Germans load up a Maxim MG08.
Germans shoot Samuel (Henry Thomas) with the MG08 when he is blinded by toxic gas and trapped in barbed wire.
Tristan kills two Germans manning an MG08 with his knife.

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