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Wild Wild West
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. The cast also includes Kenneth Branagh and Ted Levine.
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.
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 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 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.
A nickel Remington 1875 is seen pulled on West during Loveless's ball.
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 (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.
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
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.
Equipped with telescopic sight, carried by Munitia (Musetta Vander).
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.
Amazonia (Frederique Van Der Wal) fires a Gatling Gun mounted aboard the Tarantula. Gatling Guns are also mounted on Loveless's armored tank.
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.
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 film takes place in 1869, which actually predates several of the firearms that appear in it, including:
- McGrath's (Ted Levine) Colt Single Action Army revolver (1873);
- The Remington 1875 revolver drawn on West at Loveless's ball (1875);
- Gordon's (Kevin Kline) Colt Theur Derringer (1875);
- Munitia's (Musetta Vander) Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 revolver (1875); and
- West's (Will Smith) Winchester Model 1873 rifle (1873).