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Wild Wild West

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Wild Wild West
Cinema poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Release Date June 30, 1999
Language English
Studio Warner Bros.
Distributor Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. James West Will Smith
U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordon / Ulysses S. Grant Kevin Kline
Dr. Arliss Loveless Kenneth Branagh
Rita Escobar Salma Hayek
Coleman M. Emmet Walsh
General 'Bloodbath' McGrath Ted Levine
Amazonia Frederique Van Der Wal
Munitia Musetta Vander
Miss Lippenreider Sofia Eng
Miss East Bai Ling

Wild Wild West is the 1999 feature film adaptation of the 1960's Western television series that starred Robert Conrad as James West. The adaptation was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) and stars Will Smith as James West and Kevin Kline as Artemus Gordon. In the United States in 1869; the two government agents Jim West and Artemus Gordon are fundamentally different. While ladies' man West is usually too quick to use his weapons and fists, Gordon is often characterized by brazenness and an almost inexhaustible repertoire of bizarre inventions. Together, the unlikely duo are now tasked by US President Grant with investigating the sudden disappearance of America's top scientists. The two are supported by a special train, its driver Coleman, and Rita Escobar, whom they pick up as a stowaway and whose father is also one of the missing.

The following weapons were used in the film Wild Wild West:


Colt 1860 Army

The main sidearm of U.S. Army Captain James "Jim" West (Will Smith) is a Colt 1860 Army revolver with a two-tone finish and custom "JW" grips. Several other persons use the same.

Colt 1860 Army with Prototype Cartridge Conversion - .44 RF
A quasi-Mexican standoff between Jim West (Will Smith) and Deputy U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordon (Kevin Kline), West pointing his Colt 1860 Army, Gordon pointing a perfume atomizer.
"That'd be an awful career decision, darling."
West points his Colt 1860 Army in a prostitute's face as she is reaching for her john's pistol hanging off the bedpost. Note the "JW" on the handle.

Colt 1861 Navy

When West fires his sidearm into the roof of the White House to convince a disguised Gordon that he is impersonating the President, the gun is the subtly different Colt 1861 Navy.

Colt 1861 Navy - .36 caliber
West fires his sidearm into the ceiling. This is actually a Colt Blackpowder Signature Series 1861 .36 Navy converted to .38 by Kenny Howell. Two guns were sent and converted, they were later sold at the Stembridge Auction - Regards, Tecolote

Colt 1862 Police (with Richards-Mason conversion)

When an impertinent and not-too-sharp Pinkerton detective reaches for Captain West's main sidearm, West speedily draws his backup gun, a Colt 1862 Police with Richards-Mason conversion and nickel finish.

Colt 1862 Police with Richards-Mason conversion - .38 RF
"Now give me that gun!"
"What, that one? What about that one?"
West draws his back-up Colt Police.

Colt Single Action Army Cavalry

General McGrath (Ted Levine) carries a Single Action Army as his main sidearm. He uses it to casually gut-shoot an irate patron at Fat-Can's brothel, and threatens Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh) with it as his men are slaughtered.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
McGrath: "You go straight to hell, sir!"
Loveless: "After you, sir."

Remington 1875

A nickel Remington 1875 is seen pulled on West during Loveless's ball.

The custom Remington 1875 handled by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Quick and the Dead.
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Colt Theur Derringer

Artemus Gordon (Kevin Kline), despite his professed dislike for firearms, keeps a single-shot Colt Theur Derringer on a spring-loaded catch inside a belt buckle. West later slips it to him in Loveless's hideout, and Gordon conceals it on his wrist spring (which appears to be a modified holdout device). The pistol is actually a modern reproduction known as the 4th Model Derringer, as opposed to the time period appropriate 3rd Model derringer and can be distinguished by its smaller .22 bore rather than the .41 bore of the original pistol.

Colt 4th Model Derringer - .22 Short
Gordon's belt buckle. Note the small size of the bore and the spare .22 Short cartridge.
Gordon pulls the Derringer from a wrist mechanism.

Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3

Munitia (Musetta Vander) carries a nickel-plated Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 as her sidearm. One of the guests at Loveless' party also pulls one on Jim West

Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 with nickel finish - .45 Schofield
A publicity still of Munitia (Musetta Vander) holding her Model 3 to West's (Will Smith) chest.
Munitia holds her Model 3 to President Grant's (Kevin Kline) head, seconds before she is knocked over the side by West and Gordon's glider.
The man behind Jim aims his Model 3.


Single Barreled Shotgun

An assassin hiding in a painting uses a Single Barreled Shotgun in a failed attempt to kill West.



Winchester Model 1873

West removes a cut-down "Mare's Leg" style Winchester Model 1873 from the arms cache in The Wanderer and cocks it one-handed as he and Gordon ride to confront Loveless.

This is the screen-used Winchester 1873 cut-down "Mare's Leg" as seen on the panel wall in the film.
West cocks the Winchester Model 1873 one-handed. (You can tell it's a '73 rifle rather than an '87 shotgun because of a number of identifiers, the most noticeable of which are the shape of the receiver and the brass loading block seen from the bottom.)

Henry 1860

A Henry 1860 equipped with a telescopic sight is carried by Munitia (Musetta Vander).

Henry 1860 - .44 Rimfire (RF)
Munitia (Musetta Vander) cocks her Henry 1860.

Remington 1858 "Cattleman's Carbine"

A Remington 1858 "Cattleman's Carbine" is seen in the cabinet aboard The Wanderer, and Amazonia (Frederique Van Der Wal) also carries one (equipped with a telescopic sight) aboard the Tarantula, before she is ordered at gunpoint to toss it over the side.

Remington 1858 "Cattleman's Carbine" - .44 caliber
Amazonia with her Remington 1858, before tossing it over the side at Gordon's order.

Springfield 1861

US soldiers at the "Golden Spike" ceremony appear to be armed with Springfield 1861 rifled muskets.

Springfield Model 1861 - .58 caliber Minie ball

Remington 1863 Zouave

At least, one of the US soldiers carries a shorter rifle with a sword bayonet which appears to be a Remington 1863 Zouave.

Remington 1863 Zouave - .58 Minie ball


Gatling Gun

Amazonia (Frederique Van Der Wal) fires a Gatling Gun mounted aboard the Tarantula. Gatling Guns are also mounted on Loveless's armored tank.

Colt 1865 Gatling Gun - .44 Rimfire.
Amazonia (Frederique Van Der Wal) fires a Gatling Gun mounted aboard the Tarantula.

Panel of guns

Aboard The Wanderer, Jim West opens a wall panel to reveal a cache of guns (need some ID'ing).

Colt 1861 Navy with shoulder stock , at top
Remington 1858 "Cattleman's Carbine"-Dead center
Remington Model 1875 Revolver-bottom left, gold plated
Rossi Overland Double barrel sawed-off - right, above Cattleman's carbine
Pearl-handled Smith & Wesson Model 2 Revolver.
Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 - to the left of the Schofield.
Brass Under-Hammer Pistol (presumably a prop). - Under the Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2
Rossi Overland Double barrel sawed-off right from Desperado above green ammo box.
Winchester Model 1873 Cut down to Mare's Leg style - .45 LC - to the left of the Rossi Overland from Desperado.

The other panel has some "steampunk" weapons, most of which are actual 19th-century weapons (or custom, non-firing replicas) fixed up to look that way. Some of the guns are in their original configuration, but others are heavily modified which makes them difficult to identify.

Customized LeMat Revolver fitted with what appears to be a scope, an adjustable shoulder stock, and a brass attachment to the under barrel. - At the top, second one down from the bayonets.
Customized Lefaucheux Model 1858 Pinfire Revolver revolver with a gold-washed cylinder and fitted with a scope. - Below the LeMat.
Lefaucheux Model 1854 Pinfire Revolver fitted with what appears to be a fluted cylinder and mocked up to look like some kind of fictional steampunk gun. - Above the LeMat
Two Sharps Pepperbox Derringers, one with ivory grips. - Below the LeMat, to the right of the Lefaucheux.
Something slightly identical to the Joseph Lang Transitional Revolver (this one is probably a prop or some kind of toy). - Under the pepperboxes.
James Reid "My Friend" Knuckleduster Revolver - Under the Transitional Revolver
Pepperbox revolver - The first gun under the LeFaucheux.
Flintlock Pistol - The second gun under the Lefaucheux.
Stevens Lord Single Shot Pistol fitted with a strange prop cylinder-like attachment to look like some odd, fictional steampunk revolver-type contraption of a handgun. - To the left of the bayonets.

I can't identify the last one. I don't recognize it. I'll try, but anyone who can see good enough and can identify it, please do.

      • Update: The last, unidentified pistol is a Protector Palm Pistol in .32 Rimfire. Often referred to as "Turbiaux Le Protector" or the "Turbiaux Disc Pistol" after the designer, Jacques Turbiaux and originally built in France in 1882. An American version was made in 1883 and marketed under "The Protector" by Minneapolis Firearms Co.
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Wheelchair Gun(s)

For self-defense, Dr. Arliss Loveless's (Kenneth Branagh) wheelchair is equipped with twin barrels at the front of the left arm and rear of the right arm, to deliver twin loads of double-aught buckshot. He uses the rear-facing guns to kill General McGrath (Ted Levine), and attempts to use the front-facing guns to shoot West.

The rear-facing barrels pop out of the right arm of Loveless's wheelchair and fire.
Shot of the front-facing barrels on the left arm.


The film takes place in 1869, which actually predates several of the firearms that appear in it, including:

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