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The Three Stooges

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The Three Stooges


Sharps Carbine

Moe (Moe Howard) carries an unknown type of Sharps Carbine in the episode "Rockin' Thru the Rockies" (1940). Curly (Curly Howard) also uses the rifle to accidentally shoot three ducks with one shot.

Sharps 1869 Carbine - .52 caliber.
"You pick this thing up and down like that, pull back this gadget, and pull the trigger." Curly tries to work the action on his Sharps Carbine


Curly uses a Krag-Jørgensen rifle in the episode "Spook Louder" (1943).

US Property Marked Krag-Jørgensen Model 1896 Rifle - .30-40 Krag
Curly demonstrates the Krag-Jørgensen rifle, saying "This is the front end, this is the back end, this is the gimmick you pull." The Krag's unique side loading magazine is clearly visible in this scene.

Winchester 1894

The Winchester 1894 appears in both "Dizzy Pilots" (1943; used by Curly) and in "Guns-a-Poppin" (1957; used by Moe).

Winchester Model 1894 .30-30
Curly examines the Winchester 1894
Moe levels his Winchester 1894 at the two men

M1903 Springfield

Curly makes use of what looks like an M1903 Springfield rifle in "Three Pests in a Mess" (1945).

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
Curly as seen with the M1903 Springfield

Trapdoor Springfield Rifle

Larry, Curly and Moe are issued Trapdoor Springfield Rifles in "Boobs in Arms" (1940). The Springfield is also used heavily in "Uncivil War Birds" by just about everyone.

Original Springfield Model 1888 "Trapdoor Springfield" - .45-70
Larry, Curly and Moe are seen leaving the building with their Trapdoor Springfield rifles
Two union soldiers reloading their rifles. Obviously an anachronism because the Trapdoor didn't come around until 1873; nearly a decade after the Civil War came to an end.


Unidentified side-by-side shotgun

Curly uses an unidentified double barreled shotgun in "Dizzy Pilots" (1943) after Larry points out he might miss with the rifle. A couple are also used by Larry and Curly in "Idiots Deluxe" (1945) for trying to deal with a loose bear.

1960s-era Commercial Stevens hammerless side-by-side shotgun - 12 gauge
Moe's only hope of being on the ground again is about to go awry...
Larry, Curly and Moe load up their unidentified double barreled shotguns

Winchester Model 1897

Larry uses a Winchester Model 1897 in "Shot on the Frontier" (1954). Unfortunately he mistakenly loads hot dogs rather than shells when acquiring it. Moe also uses a Winchester Model 1897 in "A Ducking They Did Go" (1939).

Winchester Model 1897 - 12 gauge
Larry with his Winchester Model 1897 at the ready
Moe levels his Winchester Model 1897 as Curly nervously tries to get out of the way. In this scene Moe accurately defines the term "chicken-wing shooting", for the stock is not even resting on his shoulder


Single Action Army

A detective has a drawer full of five artillery model Single Action Army revolvers in "Dopey Dicks" (1950), along with a couple of others.

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
"This guy's expectin' a lot of trouble!"

Colt Police Positive

What looks like a Colt Police Positive is present in the detective's drawer in "Dopey Dicks" (1950).

Colt Police Positive - .38 Special.
Colt Police Positive - .38 Special.

Iver Johnson Revolver

A pearl gripped Iver Johnson Revolver is seen in the drawer guns in "Dopey Dicks" (1950) as well.

Iver Johnson - .32 S&W

An Iver Johnson Revolver is also seen wielded by a trained monkey in "Tricky Dicks" (1953).


Colt Lightning

Larry is seen trying to load a Colt Lightning in "Guns A-Poppin!" (1957) without much success.


Submachine guns

M1928A1 Thompson

Igor the Gorilla uses an M1928A1 Thompson in "A Bird in the Head" (1946). Igor fires the weapon semiautomatically.

M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
Igor fires an M1928A1 Thompson

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