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Old Henry

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Old Henry
Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Potsy Ponciroli
Release Date 2021
Studio Hideout Pictures
Distributor Shout! Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Henry MacCarty Tim Blake Nelson
Sheriff Curry Scott Haze
Wyatt MacCarty Gavin Lewis
"Uncle" Al Hobbs Trace Adkins
Ketchum Stephen Dorff
Dugan Richard Speight, Jr.
Stilwell Max Arciniega
Deputy Branigan Brad Carter

Old Henry is a 2021 Western film written and directed by Potsy Ponciroli. It stars Tim Blake Nelson as the titular character, a widowed farmer in 1906 Oklahoma, with Scott Haze, Trace Adkins, and Stephen Dorff in supporting roles. One day, Henry gives shelter to an injured man with a satchel of cash. He claims to be the sheriff, wounded and pursued by a gang. But when a group of strangers comes for this person, they claim themselves to be the lawmen. Henry has to decide who to trust, but his decision leads to the disclosure of his own dark past.

The following weapons were used in the film Old Henry:


Single Action Army "Civilian" Model

Single Action Army "Civilian" Model revolvers are used by Henry MacCarty (Tim Blake Nelson), his son Wyatt (Gavin Lewis), Curry (Scott Haze), and Branigan (Brad Carter). Curry's revolver with the matte grey finish, brass backstrap and trigger guard, and plain wooden grips is an Uberti Cattleman Hombre New Model replica (the Old Model has a safety screw in the front section of the frame that is absent on Curry's revolver). Henry's revolver that he owns from his outlaw days also has plain wooden grips and brass parts but a different finish. It is probably another Uberti model, possibly the Cattleman Charcoal Blue.

Uberti 1873 Cattleman Hombre New Model with 4.75" barrel - .45 Colt
Branigan holds his revolver when he is pursued by the outlaws.
Henry picks up Curry's revolver.
Wyatt finds Curry's revolver, which his father hid.
Wyatt opens his father's chest where Henry's own revolver is seen among other belongings. The finish is different from Curry's revolver.
Henry holds Curry's revolver in his lowered hand while talking to Ketchum for the first time.
Henry holds the revolver when Dugan attack the farm.
Curry holds the revolver when the gang fires at Henry's house.
Wyatt holds the revolver that his father gave to him.
Henry loads his own revolver.
Henry holds his revolver after firing at Stilwell.
Henry loads his revolver during the shootout with Ketchum.
Curry holds Henry at gunpoint. In this scene, his revolver is not the gun with grey finish that he used earlier, but rather a color case hardened one, like Henry's revolver.

Single Action Army "Artillery" Model

One of Ketchum's hired guns is armed with a Single Action Army "Artillery" Model revolver. Judging by the matte grey finish and brass backstrap and trigger guard, this revolver is probably another Uberti replica.

Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel aka "Artillery" model with wooden grips - .45 Long Colt. This is an Uberti/Cimarron reproduction, and an actual movie gun.
Ketchum's henchman aims his revolver.

Single Action Army "Artillery" Model Non-Firing Replica

Non-firing replicas of SAA "Artillery" revolver, likely Denix production, are also seen in the hands of Ketchum's hired guns.

For reference: Denix "Cal.45 Peacemaker 5 1/2", USA 1873" (model 1106/G) replica of Single Action Army "Artillery" Model. Note the grey surface and thick wooden grips with large screw. Screen guns are similar but have different finish.
A revolver is seen in the dead hand of a hired gun whom Henry killed with an axe. Such a glossy black surface is more common for non-firing replicas.
Another view of the same scene.
A hired gun, credited as Cowardly Gunslinger (Kent Shelton, who is also the film's armorer), holds his revolver.
The shape of the firing pin reveals this gun to be a non-firing replica.

Colt New Service

Dugan (Richard Speight, Jr.) is armed with a Colt New Service revolver with rich blue finish and white, possibly ivory, grips.

Colt New Service Revolver with Ivory Grips - .38-40
Dugan carries his revolver in a holster.
Dugan's revolver is seen in darkness when he gets under Henry's house and shoots through the plank floor.
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Another view of Dugan's revolver.

Colt Official Police

One of Sam Ketchum's (Stephen Dorff) guns is a Colt Official Police revolver. The film is set in 1906, a little early even for the Colt Army Special, the direct predecessor of the Colt OP.

Colt Official Police Revolver - .38 Special. This is the actual screen used gun carried by Robert Stack in the TV series The Untouchables.
Ketchum aims his revolver when the gang fires at Henry's house.
Another view of Ketchum's revolver in the same scene.
During the climactic shootout, Ketchum carries the Colt OP revolver in a shoulder holster while firing the Remington 1875.
A wounded Ketchum draws the Colt.
He loads the revolver.
A good view of the Colt in Ketchum's hand.

Colt 1851 Navy

Two of Ketchum's hired guns are armed with Colt 1851 Navy revolvers, heavily archaic for 1906. Only one of these revolvers is seen firing, and the muzzle flame is obviously a CGI effect. This particular revolver has the brass frame that can be seen on a number of replicas, both firing (Pietta) and non-firing (Denix).

For reference: original Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber
A hired gun holds his Colt 1851 Navy revolver in center.
Another hired gun (at the background center) holds a Colt 1851 Navy.
He fires his revolver at Henry's house.
A slightly blurry view of the same man's Colt. Note the brass frame.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model

Stilwell (Max Arciniega) carries two Smith & Wesson revolver, one of those is an anachronistic Smith & Wesson Victory Model with 4" barrel.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model - .38 S&W
Stilwell puts the Victory revolver to the head of the beaten Al (Trace Adkins), Henry's brother-in-law.
Another view of the same scene.
During the shootout at the farm, Stilwell holds the Victory revolver in his left hand.
Another view of Stilwell's Victory revolver in the same scene.
Stilwell holsters the Victory revolver.

Smith & Wesson Military & Police 2nd Model

Stilwell's second revolver is a Smith & Wesson Military & Police. Judging by the combination of the early grip and the supported ejector rod, the revolver is the 2nd Model of 1902.

Smith & Wesson Model of 1899 M&P (1899-1902) - .38 Special. The 2nd Model of 1902 has a supported ejector rod but retains the same grip.
Stilwell holds both revolvers during the shootout. The Military & Police revolver is in his right hand, and the Victory revolver in the left hand.
Stilwell fires the M&P revolver while the Victory revolver is partially seen in his left hand.
A good view of the M&P revolver.
Stilwell puts the M&P revolver into its holster.
A close-up of the early pattern grip.

Remington 1875 Short Barrel

A short-barreled version of the Remington 1875 is used by Ketchum (Stephen Dorff). It is likely a Uberti/Cimarron 1875 "Outlaw" or "Frontier" with 5.5" barrel.

Cimarron 1875 "Outlaw" with 5 1/2" barrel - .44 WCF
A good view of Ketchum's revolver. Judging by the shape of the bottom blade aka "sail", this is a short-barreled "Outlaw" rather than a "Frontier".
Another view of the same scene.
A wounded Ketchum holds his Remington during the climactic shootout.
Another view of the same scene.
The Remington is partially put into the holster, while the half-dead Ketchum holds the Colt Official Police revolver.
The grip of the Remington is seen better.
The Remington 1875 is seen on the art from the film's poster.

Remington 1858 New Army

Another archaic handgun is the Remington 1858 New Army, used by one more hired gun. It may be a cartridge conversion model, although it cannot be said for sure.

Remington 1858 New Army (Cartridge Conversion) - .45 Long Colt.
A Remington 1858 is seen at the background.
The same revolver is seen at the background left.
A hired gun aims his Remington 1858 revolver behind Ketchum.
The revolver is seen when the hired gun is shot by Henry.


Winchester Model 1894 Carbine

Henry MacCarty (Tim Blake Nelson) owns a Winchester Model 1894 carbine which he retrieves and uses during the final shootout. The exact screen gun is an Angle Eject Carbine version that was introduced only in 1982. It is identified by the configuration of the receiver top.

Winchester 1894 - .30-30
Henry takes the Winchester.
He appears from the house with the carbine in hands.
Henry holds the Winchester.
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Close-up of Henry's Winchester.
Henry operates the lever of the carbine during the shootout with the gang.

Winchester Model 1892 Carbine (Denix)

A Denix replica of the Winchester Model 1892 Carbine, identified by the dull grey receiver, is seen in the field camp of the gang. Possibly the same gun is later seen in Ketchum's saddle holster.

Denix "Mod.92 carbine" non-firing replica (model 1068/G)
A Winchester Model 1892 leans against the tree at the right. Note the dull grey receiver and barrel and the bright orange furniture.
A close-up of the gun.
What may be the same gun is seen in Ketchum's saddle holster.

Sharps 1874 Long Range

In the opening scene, Stilwell (Max Arciniega) carries a Sharps 1874 Long Range rifle that he hands to Ketchum (Stephen Dorff).

Sharps 1874 Long Range rifle w/ 34" barrel, Vernier peep sight, and Lyman Beach front sight - .45-70 caliber
Stilwell draws the rifle from the saddle holster.
He hands the rifle to Ketchum.
The Sharps rifle in Ketchum's hands.
Ketchum adjusts the sight.
He snipes a fleeing target.
Another view of Ketchum taking aim.


Winchester Model 1897

Farmer "Uncle" Al Hobbs (Trace Adkins) owns a Winchester Model 1897 pump action shotgun. It is a long-barreled Field Gun version.

Winchester Model 1897 Field shotgun - 12 gauge
Al carries his shotgun during a bird hunt early in the morning.
Al operates the pump.
He fires.
Al eyes his Winchester when Ketchum threatens him.
A close-up of the gun.
Al holds the Winchester 1897 on a promotional image.

Single Barreled Shotgun

Dugan's (Richard Speight, Jr.) long gun is a Single Barreled Shotgun with exposed hammer. An Iver Johnson "Champion" seems to be a good guess.

Iver Johnson "Champion" - .410 bore
Dugan holds the shotgun when he finds out that someone is hiding in the tall grass.
He fires.
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Duggan holds the shotgun. The ivory grips of his revolver can be seen.

Double Barreled Shotgun

Henry MacCarty (Tim Blake Nelson) holds a Double Barreled Shotgun in several scenes. In the final scene, the gun is used by Wyatt (Gavin Lewis). In 1906, a shotgun with exposed hammers would be a more suitable choice for a simple farmer.

For reference: 1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 gauge
The shotgun hangs on the wall in Henry's house.
Henry aims the shotgun at Curry, who tried to attack Henry's son.
Henry gets close to Dugan as he creeps under Henry's house.
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Wyatt holds the shotgun in the final scene.

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