Purgatory (also released as Purgatory West of the Pecos) is a 1999 Western fantasy made for TV movie directed by Uli Edel. A gang of outlaws flees after the bank robbery. Overcoming a sandstorm, they find the way to a peaceful town of Refuge in a hidden valley. The residents of Refuge don't carry guns and shun violence. Even more strange, many of them resemble already dead notorious gunfighters - Wild Bill Hickok, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday... After a time Sonny, the youngest member of the gang, finds out that the town is a form of Purgatory. When the gang plans to rob the town, Sonny decides to oppose his former companions. But the residents of Refuge hesitate to help him as only resisting the temptations of former live will open the way to Heaven. Nevertheless, the four gunfighters join Sonny to protect the people, even in the cost of the future of their souls.
The following weapons were used in the film Purgatory:
Single Action Army "Civilian" Model
The youngest gang member Leo "Sonny" Dillard (Brad Rowe) carries a Single Action Army "Civilian" Model revolver. During the final shootout, Deputy Glen (Donnie Wahlberg) who turns out to be Billy The Kid, carries a matched pair of engraved nickel plated "Civilian" revolvers with ivory grips.
Colt Single Action Army with 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model - .45 Long Colt
Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model, custom engraved with ivory grips - .38 Special
Sonny holds his revolver during the bank robbery. This is a common blued model with hardened black rubber grips.
Sonny perform a mercy killing on mortally wounded bandit Badger.
During the confrontation with the gardener Lamb in Refuge, an unnamed bandit draws his revolver. His revolver has wooden grips.
Sonny draws his revolver during the final shootout.
Billy The Kid fires his nickel plated revolvers during the final shootout.
Billy, pretending to be dead, covertly loads one of his revolvers...
...taking ammo from the belt of a dead bandit.
A close-up of Billy's revolver.
A good view of the muzzle and loaded cylinder.
Sonny holds his revolver in action.
Billy holds both revolvers.
Sonny fires at Cavin Guthrie, defending Rose (Amelia Heinle).
Single Action Army "Artillery" Model
During the final shootout, Doc Woods (Randy Quaid) who turns out to be Doc Holliday, carries a nickel plated, ivory gripped Single Action Army "Artillery" Model revolver (the real life Doc's choice was a nickel Cavalry model). Some gang members are also armed with "Artillery" revolvers.
Colt Single Action Army Artillery Model w/ 5.5" barrel, nickel plated with pearl grips - .38-40 Winchester.
During the bank robbery, bandit Euripides (Richard Edson
) holds an "Artillery" and a "Cavalry" (in the lowered hand) revolvers, both with nickel finish and wooden grips.
An unnamed bandit holds a blued "Artillery" revolver with pearl or ivory grips during the bank robbery.
During the final shootout, Doc Holliday dual wields a nickel plated "Artillery" revolver (in his right hand) and a equally nickel plated Colt Lightning
Doc Holliday fires his revolvers.
Another view of his revolvers.
Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model
The gang boss Jack "Blackjack" Britton (Eric Roberts) carries a pair of Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model revolvers. Some other gang members are also armed with "Cavalry" revolvers. During the final shootout, local grocer Brooks (JD Souther) who turns out to be Jesse James is armed with a pair of "Cavalry" revolvers with staghorn grips.
Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
Blackjack holds both revolvers, firing one of the guns at the bank client who draws a revolver, also a "Cavalry" model.
A nickel plated "Cavalry" revolver is seen in hands of a bandit.
Blackjack fires at the local sheriff during the bank robbery.
Bandit Badger (John Diehl
) holds a pair of "Cavalry" revolvers (the one in his right hand is seen only partially) with deep blue finish and black grips.
Blackjack's revolver is seen on the ground during the confrontation with Sheriff Forrest. The Colt logo is seen on the grip.
Blackjack aims at Sheriff Forrest.
Another view of Blackjack's revolver.
Blackjack fires both his revolvers during the final shootout.
Bandit Euripides (Richard Edson
) holds a nickel plated "Cavalry" revolver with wooden grips.
A bandit fires a "Cavalry" revolver.
Jessy James holds both his revolvers at the foreground.
Another view of Jessy James' revolvers.
Another revolver, used by Doc Holliday (Randy Quaid), is a nickel plated Colt Lightning with pearl grips. In reality Colt Lightning was one of the favored guns of Doc Holliday.
Nickel plated, pearl-gripped Colt Lightning, similar to the one used by Val Kilmer
as Doc Holliday in Tombstone
, with a full-length ejector rod housing - .38 Long Colt. The screen gun in Purgatory
has shorter ejector rod housing but otherwise it is the same.
Doc Holliday carries the Colt Lightning revolver in shoulder holster.
Doc Holliday fires both Single Action Army "Artillery" and Colt Lightning revolvers.
The difference in size between the .45 and .38 revolvers is clearly visible.
Sheriff Forrest (Sam Shepard) who turns out to be Wild Bill Hickock carries a pair of Colt 1851 Navy revolvers with cartridge conversion. These guns are replicas by Pietta, judging by the typical yellow smooth grips. In the real life, Hickok's favorite guns were a pair of ornately engraved, nickel plated Colt 1851 Navy cap and ball revolvers with ivory grips.
Colt 1851 Navy with a cartridge conversion. This is a reproduction of the gun used by Eli Wallach
in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
and imported by Cimmaron Arms. Screen guns look neary the same except for the grips.
The belt with two revolvers in holsters and half a dosen cartridges in Sheriff's drawer. The grips of the revolvers are seen perfectly.
Wild Bill Hickock takes the revolvers.
Wild Bill Hickock in action.
He readies one of his revolvers.
Hickock fires his revolvers one at a time.
A good view of Hickock's revolvers.
Blackjack's second in command Cavin Guthrie (Peter Stormare) carries a pair of Remington 1875 revolvers (he holds only a single gun at a time but both are seen in holsters).
Remington 1875 - .45 Long Colt.
Guthrie holds one of his revolvers during the bank robbery.
Another view of the same scene.
Guthrie holds a revolver in his left hand.
Guthrie takes a local woman as hostage.
Guthrie holds one of his revolvers in a scene in Refuge.
Guthrie fires one of his revolvers during the final shootout.
Guthrie holds a revolver on a promotional image.
Smith & Wesson "Wells Fargo" Schofield
One of the gang members carries a Smith & Wesson "Wells Fargo" Schofield revolver.
Smith & Wesson "Wells Fargo" Schofield with barrel cut down to five inches - .45 Schofield
A bandit holds a Schofield revolver during the bank robbery.
Same bandit is gunned down during the final shootout. Judging by the length of the holster, his revolver is short "Wells Fargo" model.
Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine
Both outlaws and posse members carry Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" carbines.
Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF
During the bank robbery, a bandit fires from the rooftop at the cavalrymen.
The bandit's carbine is seen when the gang gets away from the chase.
The local sheriff at the head of the chase holds a "Yellow Boy" carbine.
Another view of the sheriff's carbine.
A posse member holds a "Yellow Boy" carbine.
A bandit readies his carbine when the gang plans to rob Refuge.
Another bandit fires towards Doc Holliday.
Winchester Model 1873 Carbine
During the bank robbery, a sheriff's deputy is armed with a Winchester Model 1873 carbine. A Winchester 1873 carbine is briefly seen in hands of Cavin Guthrie (Peter Stormare) during the final shootout (in earlier scenes, Guthrie is seen with a Winchester 1892).
Winchester Model 1873 carbine - .44-40 WCF
A sheriff's deputy fires at bandits.
Cavin Guthrie holds a Winchester 1873 carbine when he is gunned down.
Winchester Model 1892 Short Rifle
Cavin Guthrie (Peter Stormare) and several minor characters are seen with Winchester Model 1892 short rifles.
Winchester 1892 Short Rifle - .38-40
During the bank robbery, one of the Sheriff's deputies fires a Winchester 1892 short rifle at bandits.
Another view of the deputy's rifle.
A posse member in center holds a Winchester 1892 short rifle.
Guthrie sits on a chair with the Winchester in hands.
Guthrie holds his Winchester at the background.
The receiver of Guthrie's rifle is seen.
A close-up of the receiver of the Winchester of a gang member.
A Winchester wielding bandit is gunned down.
Springfield 1873 Trapdoor Carbine
US Army Cavalrymen are armed with Springfield 1873 Trapdoor Carbines.
Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Cavalry Carbine, a replica by Uberti Arms - .45-70
Two cavalrymen hold Springfield Trapdoor carbines. They also carry "Cavalry" Single Action Army
revolvers in holsters.
The cavalrymen fire at bandits running out of the bank building.
Winchester Model 1887
In several scenes, Winchester Model 1887 lever action shotguns are used by outlaws (very likely a single prop is reused). As the genuine Winchester 1887 guns are somewhat difficult to find, the screen gun is supposed to be an Uberti replica.
A gang member loads his Winchester 1887 during the bank robbery in the opening scene.
Another view of the bandit loading the shotgun. The bandolier with shells is seen.
The bandit holds his Winchester. The barrel is seen good while the receiver is blurry.
The receiver is seen better.
The bandit fires from the rooftop at the cavalrymen.
Another bandit fires a Winchester 1887 during the final shootout in Refuge.
Colt Model 1878
Colt Model 1878 double barreled shotguns with short barrels are used by Jesse James (JD Souther) and Doc Holliday (Randy Quaid). The latter dual-wields a standard Coach Gun and a shotgun with sawed-off buttstock. It's worth noting that in real life Doc Holliday's preferred shotgun was a Colt model in 10 gauge. An outlaw holds a similar shotgun although in this case the barrel length is unknown.
Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
An outlaw loads a shotgun, when the gang prepares to rob Refuge.
Jesse James holds the shotgun.
Another view of Jesse James' shotgun.
Doc Holliday holds one of his shotguns.
Doc Holliday blindly but effectively fires a sawed-off shotgun at a bandit behind him.
Another view of Doc Holliday's shotguns.
Doc Holliday dual-wields his shotguns.
Jesse James holds the shotgun in action. The stag horn grip of his holstered revolver is seen.
Billy The Kid (Donnie Wahlberg
) alias Deputy Glen holds a shotgun on a promotional image. This character doesn't use such gun on screen.
A promotional image shows all four gunfighters and Sonny firing their weapons.
What appears to be a Colt Walker
is seen on a poster in Sheriff's office.