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Moonrunners (1975)

Moonrunners is a 1975 B-movie starring James Mitchum and Kiel Martin based on the life of moonshine runner Jerry Rushing, who also had a brief role in the film. Moonrunners was the precursor to The Dukes of Hazzard, featuring two cousins in the South who run moonshine for their Uncle Jesse despite a corrupt opposition in cahoots with Sheriff Rosco Coltrane. The film, like the show, also featured a plethora of car chases (and crashes) and the narration and music of outlaw country star Waylon Jennings. Most of the weaponry in the film is shotguns, with the exception of the cousins' bows.

Moonrunners was also considered to be an unofficial follow-up to the 1958 film Thunder Road, also starring James Mitchum and his father Robert Mitchum about moonshine drivers in the face of a larger syndicate and revenue agents. Compared to The Dukes of Hazzard and Thunder Road, Moonrunners was the most raw, featuring the most profanity and references to the cousins stepping outside the law to achieve their means. Filmed completely on location in Georgia and with the direct input of former "moonrunner" Jerry Rushing, it is considered to be a relatively accurate portrayal of moonshine running in the 1970s.

The following firearms can be seen in the film Moonrunners:

Browning Auto-5

Revenue agents, including Fred (Ben Jones, later to play Cooter on The Dukes of Hazzard) fire Browning Auto-5 shotguns at the Hagg boys when raiding their still.

Browning Auto 5 (pre WW2) - 12 gauge. Sporting/Field configuration
A revenue agent fires his Browning Auto-5.

single-barreled shotgun

Grady Hagg (James Mitchum) carries a single-barreled shotgun when Uncle Jesse haggles with Jake Rainey.

Harrington & Richardson Topper Model 158 Shotgun with case hardened receiver - 12 gauge
Grady holds his shotgun in the background.
Grady with his shotgun.


Like their counterparts Bo and Luke on The Dukes of Hazzard, Bobby Lee Hagg (Kiel Martin) and Grady Hagg (James Mitchum) use bows with dynamite-tipped arrows to bring down their opposition, citing their use in the opening scene due to being probation. However, unlike the Dukes, Bobby Lee and Grady are not opposed to using shotguns for more illegal operations.

Bobby Lee aims his bow at one of Jake Rainey's stills.
Bobby Lee and Grady destroy Jake Rainey's warehouse with bows.

Winchester Model 1912

Jake Rainey's bodyguard (technical advisor Jerry Rushing) cradles a Winchester Model 1912 when Jake gives orders to the Pettigrew brothers in his office.

Winchester Model 1912 - 12 Gauge
Jake's bodyguard with his shotgun.

double-barreled shotgun

Double-barreled side-by-side shotguns with exposed hammers are the weapons of choice for Rainey's men, including his guard (Jerry Rushing) at the warehouse. Zeebo (Pete Munro) takes the guard's sawed-off shotgun and uses it during the finale.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge. The Parker Gun Company was absorbed into Remington in 1934.
A hooded Rainey thug holds up the Hagg brothers' Plymouth.
One of Rainey's thugs stands guard with a shotgun.
Rainey's bodyguard paces outside the warehouse with a shotgun and a Budweiser.
Zeebo reloads the bodyguard's shotgun.

Mossberg 500

Bobby Lee Hagg (Kiel Martin) destroys Rainey's whiskey in the finale with a Mossberg 500 with wooden furniture.

Mossberg 500 Combo Shotgun with slug and smoothbore barrels - 12 gauge
Bobby Lee, Grady, and Zeebo break into the warehouse.
Bobby Lee looks to Grady, shotgun in hand.
Bobby Lee tosses his Mossberg from hand to hand.

Remington 870

Grady Hagg (James Mitchum) takes a Remington 870 when preparing to ambush Rainey's moonshine warehouse.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge
Grady aims at the moonshine.

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