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The Quick and the Dead (1995)

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The Quick and the Dead (1995)

The Quick and the Dead is a 1995 Western starring Sharon Stone as a gunslinger who enters a small town's dueling competition in order to exact revenge on the town's leader, who was involved in the death of her father years earlier. The film was directed by Sam Raimi and co-starred Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. Not to be confused with the 1987 Western that starred Sam Elliott.This film marked Woody Strode's final acting role (the movie is dedicated to his memory).

The following weapons were used in the film The Quick and the Dead:



Single Action Army

As with most westerns, the Single Action Army is the most prominently used gun in the film, built by various replica companies such a Cimmaron and EMF Hartford. Not surprisingly, the 4 3/4" Quickdraw models are the most common models in the film, likely due to the Quickdraw contest which the film revolves around.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model. The most common of the SAA revolvers as it is just the right length. .45 Long Colt
Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
The EMF Hartford Single Action Army with an aluminum lightweight 4 3/4" barrel and nickel finish and holster used by Sharon Stone in the film. - .45 Long Colt. Source: Supplied by Long Mountain Outfitters.
The two Cimmaron Arms Single Action Army 4 3/4" Quickdraws with engraved nickel finishes and holsters used by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film - .45 Long Colt. Source: Supplied by Long Mountain Outfitters.
The Custom engraved Colt Single Action army used by "Ace Hanlon" (Lance Henriksen) in The Quick and the Dead (1995) - .45 LC. This is the actual live firing screen gun used in the film.
Ellen "The Lady" (Sharon Stone) fires her EMF Hartford Single Action Army to cut down Cort from being lynched.
The Lady holsters her SAA, which has Ivory grips.
People celebrate in the streets by firing their SAAs into the air. 7 1/2" Cavalries, 5" Artilleries, and 4 3/4" Quickdraws are seen.
Fee "The Kid" Herod (Leonardo DiCaprio) practices with his Cimmaron SAA for the duel against Gutzon (Sven-Ole Thorsen).
The Kid loads up his SAA. Note how it is clearly a Remington-Peters .45 Long Colt round, accurate to the time.
The Kid after defeating Gutzon.
When Cort is brought to The Kid's gunshop to buy a gun for dueling, The Kid shows off a 7 1/2" Cavalry SAA with a nickel finish and solid ivory grips, which he calls "The Eagle Butt Peacemaker".
Cort (Russell Crowe) gets the feel for a Quickdraw SAA with a nickel finish and wood grips. The Kid in this scene claims that the gun is $110 dollars, which is ridiculously over priced for the time. A simple SAA like that would've been about $20.
John Herod (Gene Hackman) with his two Quickdraw SAAs with custom gold dragon grips after defeating Ace Hanlon (Lance Henriksen).
The Lady fires her SAA at Dog Kelly (Tobin Bell) and inaccurately knocks him off his feet from the shot.
John Herod during the duel with Sgt. Clay Cantrell (Keith David).
Herod intimidating the townspeople.
The Lady points her SAA at Eugene Dredd (Kevin Conway) during their unscheduled duel.
A close up of her SAA.
The Lady fanning her SAA in the bar.
Spotted Horse (Jonothon Gill) fires his Cavalry SAA at Cort.
Another shot of Spotted Horse's Cavalry SAA.
The Kid's SAA during the duel with Cort.
John's SAA in the holster.
Another shot of John's SAA.
Cort draws a Cavalry SAA off of one of John's men.
The Lady with her freshly fired SAA.

Colt 1851 Navy (with Richards-Mason Cartridge conversion)

When John Herod (Gene Hackman) forces Cort (Russell Crowe) to fight in a quickdraw duel, he takes him to his son's shop and tries to find a gun for him to use. After finding the guns in there too expensive, John asks for the "most worthless piece of crap" in the store. The Kid (Leonardo DiCaprio) pulls out a POS Colt 1851 Navy with a Richards-Mason cartridge conversion and slaps it on the table saying simply, "Five bucks." Cort uses it for all the duels, but John only gives him one round, which (mentioned in a later scene by Cort) is .38 Long Colt (In reality, authentic Colt 1851 Navy conversions were chambered for .38 Short Colt), for each duel so he can't shoot his way out of town. This proves troublesome when Cort duels the mighty Spotted Horse (Jonothon Gill), who refuses to go down after one shot.

The Colt 1851 Navy with a Richards-Mason cartridge conversion made to look like a POS used by Russell Crowe in the film.
The Kid slaps the Colt 1851 Navy with the Richards-Mason conversion on the counter for Cort to buy.
Comparing the quality of the gun to the quality of the holster, I'd assume the holster cost $4, the gun cost $1.
Cort holding the still smoking Colt Navy conversion after the first duel.
Ratsy (Raynor Scheine) gives Cort the Colt Navy conversion for the second duel.
Cort loads a .38 Long Colt round into the Colt Navy conversion. The fact that it uses .38 Long Colt seems to indicate the gun is a reproduction that has been altered to look like a worn and used original.
Cort loads a cartridge into his Colt Navy conversion during the duel against Spotted Horse.
Close up of Cort's Colt Navy conversion firing.

Colt 1860 Army (with Richards-Mason Cartridge conversion)

Several characters in the film are seen with Colt 1860 Army revolvers with Richards-Mason cartridge conversions. The most notable of these users is Dog Kelly (Tobin Bell) when he duels with The Lady.

Colt 1860 Army with Richards-Mason cartridge conversion.
John's men, who is armed with a Colt 1860 Army with an R-M conversion.
The Lady wakes up to see a Colt Army cartridge.
Another shot of the same scene.
Dog Kelly checks his Colt Army Cartridge.
Picture of The Kid as a kid holding two Colt Army Cartridge revolvers.

Colt 1851 Navy

In The Lady's flashback to when her father The Marshal (Gary Sinise) is hanging by a noose, John Herod is seen using a percussion Colt 1851 Navy with ivory grips. He hands the gun to Young Ellen "The Lady" (Stacy Linn Ramsower) and says she has three shots to shoot the rope of the hangman's noose wrapped around her father's neck. Her lack of experience, training and hand strength leads to tragic consequences.

Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber.
John with his Colt 1851 Navy.
Young Ellen with the Colt Navy.
Young Ellen aims the gun way above her eyeline.

LeMat 1861

Gutzon (Sven-Ole Thorsen) keeps a LeMat 1861 revolver, which he is seen loading up for his duel with The Kid. He never gets to fire it though due to how fast The Kid is compared to him. It appears he keeps the gun cocked on an unloaded chamber, which would make things very difficult for him. It is confusing why he wouldn't just use the shotgun barrel for the draw, since it is a larger round with a better chance of hitting.

LeMat 1861 - .36 or .44 caliber with 16 or 18 gauge single barrel.
Gutzon opens up his pistol case with a LeMat 1861 revolver in perfect condition.
Gutzon loads powder into the chambers of his LeMat 1861 revolver.
Gutzon packs .36 caliber balls into his LeMat.
Gutzon wipes beeswax on the chambers of his LeMat to prevent a chain fire in the cylinder. This means the explosion in one chamber setting off the powder in others, pretty much blowing the gun up.
Note how the hammer is cocked on an unprimed chamber, which would make firing the gun in a quickdraw duel even harder. Also note how the shotgun primer nipple is not primed.
Gutzon holsters the LeMat with the hammer cocked. If the gun did have a primed chamber, this would be considered both poor sportsmanship and unsafe.
Gutzon's gun on the ground.

Remington 1875

John Herod (Gene Hackman) is seen using a Remington 1875 with an engraved brass frame which he uses to shoot the legs off of a chair as Cort (Russell Crowe) stands on it with a noose around his neck before The Lady (Sharon Stone) shoots him down. The Kid (Leonardo DiCaprio) is also seen showing off a Remington, which he inaccurately refers to as "A Remington Army .44" (which is its percussion predecessor the 1858 New Army) with silver grips.

The custom engraved Remington 1875 used by John Herod (Gene Hackman) in The Quick and the Dead (1995) This it the actual revolver used in the film.
John shoots out the legs of the chair to hang Cort with his Remington 1875. Note how the flame coming out of the gun is clearly that of a blank.
John with the Remington 1875.
Extreme close up on the cylinder as John cocks his Remington 1875.
Side view of the gun.
The custom Remington 1875 used in the film, handled by Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Kid shows off a beautiful nickel finish Remington 1875 with silver grips.
The Kid shows off the 1875. He spins the cylinder in this scene. This looks and sounds cool but creates drag marks on the cylinder, which cuts the value down.

Smith & Wesson New Model No.3

The Kid (Leonardo DiCaprio) shows off a Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 with nickel finish revolver in his shop with a nickel finish. The front of the trigger guard is removed to decrease draw time, but The Kid warns not to wear it while drunk or he is liable to blow his foot off.

Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 - .45 Schofield
The Kid shows off his Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 in its display case and erroneously calls it a Schofield.
The Kid breaks open the model 3 and closes it somewhat indelicately.

Roger & Spencer revolver (with cartridge conversion)

Sgt. Clay Cantrell (Keith David) keeps a cartridge converted Roger & Spencer .44 cal revolver which is attached to a Bridgeport Device pivotal turning system on his hip so instead of pulling it from a holster, he simply twists the gun to the ready position.

Roger & Spencer .44 percussion revolver
Sgt. Cantrell fires his Roger & Spencer cartridge revolver, although here it is not attached to his belt.
Sgt. Cantrell fires his Roger & Spencer cartridge by pivoting it at his hip.
Before killing Cantrell, John shoots his Roger & Spencer, causing it to spin on his belt.

James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster

When The Lady (Sharon Stone) goes to meet John Herod (Gene Hackman) for dinner, she ties a James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster to a string on her dress and draws it under the table, using the sound of the hammer cocking to intimidate him. The sound of a hammer cocking is then heard from him, so she leaves, only to see the sound was produced from him opening a match holder.

James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster 7 shot - .22 RF.
The Lady lays out her dress and Knuckle Duster to meet John.
She unties the Knuckle Duster from a string on her dress.
The Knuckle Duster falls and almost hits the ground once she unties it. She then pulls it back up.
She readies the Knuckle Duster.
She sticks the Knuckle Duster under the table and cocks the hammer.

Remington 1866 Derringer

John Herod (Gene Hackman) draws a Remington 1866 Derringer on Cort (Russell Crowe) when he tries to attack him for forcing him to duel with The Lady (Sharon Stone).

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 RF Short.
John points his Remington 1866 Derringer at Cort.
John's Remington Derringer looks like a .22 RF model.


Marlin-Ballard No. 4 Perfection

Dog Kelly (Tobin Bell) seen at the beginning of the film digging in the ground. He spots the lady riding up on her horse towards him and pulls out a Marlin-Ballard No. 4 Perfection sharpshooter's rifle noted by its receiver and Rocky Mountain front blade sight. Luckily for her, he misses and puts a hole through her hat brim.

Marlin-Ballard No.4 Perfection
Dog Kelly (Tobin Bell) takes aim with his Marlin-Ballard No. 4 Perfection rifle.
1st person view of Dog Kelly firing his Marlin-Ballard No. 4 rifle.
Dog Kelly approaches The Lady with his Marlin-Ballard in hand.

Winchester 1873

John Herod's (Gene Hackman) deputies use Winchester 1873 rifles as their weapons in the film. Herod himself uses one of these rifles to kill Ratsy (Raynor Scheine) as he flees town for smashing Cort's hand, ruining their duel. Cort (Russell Crowe) also uses one of their rifles to take down one of the deputies.

Winchester 1873 - .44-40.
After The Lady shoots Cort down from the rope, John's men aim their Winchester 1873 rifles at her.
One of John's deputies cocks his Winchester 1873 rifle as he oversees a duel.
After John slaps The Lady, she tries to attack him and his men raise their '73 rifles.
John fires a '73 rifle at Ratsy as he runs from town.
John prepares for the duel with Cort with his two deputies next to him armed with '73 rifles.
Cort fires a '73 rifle over his shoulder at one of the deputies.


Sawed-Off Double Barreled Shotgun

A Sawed-Off Double Barreled Shotgun is seen hanging in The Kid's (Leonardo DiCaprio) shop.

Sawed-Off shotgun used in the film The Untouchables.
A Sawed-Off shotgun is seen hanging in The Kid's shop.

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