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The Bull of the West

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The Bull of the West
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Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Paul Stanley
Release Date 1972
Studio Revue Studios
Universal Television
Main Cast
Character Actor
Judge Garth Lee J. Cobb
Ben Justin Charles Bronson
Johnny Wade Brian Keith
Mary Justin Lois Nettleton
Bear Suchette George Kennedy
Man from Virginia James Drury
Trampas Doug McClure
Steve Hill Gary Clarke
Ben Tully DeForest Kelley

The Bull of the West is a 1972 Western movie directed by Jerry Hopper and Paul Stanley. Like The Meanest Men in the West (1974), the movie is a theatrical version of two episodes of "The Virginian" TV series, released in 1963 and 1965 and compiled together in 1972.

The following weapons were used in the film The Bull of the West:


Single Action Army

Single Action Army "Artillery" model revolvers are widely used throughout the movie, seen in hands and holsters of Johnny Wade (Brian Keith), Steve Hill (Gary Clarke), Man from Virginia (James Drury), Judge Garth (Lee J. Cobb), Trampas (Doug McClure), Bear Suchette (George Kennedy), and several lawmen.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Colt Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
Johnny Wade's disciple Steve Hill trains in quick draw. His revolver lacks the front sight but otherwise is a standard "Artillery" model.
Wade holds his revolver.
A sheriff's deputy (at the left) holds a blued revolver with white (likely ivory) grips.
Man for Virginia draws his revolver during the encounter with Ben Tully.
Judge Garth in same scene. His revolver is nickel plated with pearl grips.
Steve fires his revolver during his duel with his former mentor Johnny Wade.


Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Rancher Ben Justin (Charles Bronson) widely uses a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine. Winchesters are also seen in hands of Ben Tully (DeForest Kelley) and Bear Suchette (George Kennedy).

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Ben Justin's Winchester in saddle holster.
Ben confronts Man from Virginia and Judge Garth in the latter's house.
Ben Tully holds his Winchester during the encounter with Man from Virginia.
Suchette in confontation with Ben Justin.
Ben with Winchester in same scene.
Unfortunate Ben has to slaughter sick cattle, including his prize breeding bull.

Winchester Model 1892 Rifle

In one scene Judge Garth (Lee J. Cobb) gives a Winchester Model 1892 short rifle to Ben Justin's son Will (Robert Random) when the ranchers have to slaughter sick cattle.

Winchester 1892 - .38-40
Judge Garth hands a Winchester to Will Justin.
Will helps his father, shooting the cattle.

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