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We just did a Top 5-er on them Spaghetti Westerns chosen by movie Director Quentin Tarantino.
Well, why not we go on a little bit more with this Western Movie thing? Just a li’l bit and feature them guns used by Clint Eastwood in them “Dollars Trilogy” of his.
So, shall we?
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and For A Few Dollars More (1965)
COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY 45 “Peacemaker”
For starters, in A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Clint used just one: A Colt 45 Single Action Army. More famously known as the Peacemaker, it is a single-action revolver holding six metal cartridges. Designed for the U.S. government service revolver trials of 1872 by Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company. It was adopted as standard military service revolver until 1892. This was also one of the guns Clint Eastwood used in the sequel, For A Few Dollars More (1965).
For A Few Dollars More (1965)
Aside from the Peacemaker making a comeback in this sequel to A Fistful of-, Clint also used a Volcanic Repeater Arms Company Repeating Rifle. Originally designed in 1848 and named the Volition Repeating Rifle by Walter Hunt, it was far from perfect. But so revolutionary it was! With the introduction an early iteration of the lever action repeating mechanism and the tubular magazine still common today.
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)
COLT 1851 (Cartridge Conversion)
Much lighter than its contemporary Colt Dragoon Revolvers, it accommodates 6 rounds of 36 caliber ammunition. It is a mechanically improved and simplified descendant of the 1836 Paterson revolver.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 “Yellow Boy” (mocked-up as a Henry 1860)
A lever-action rifle. Fires 13 tubular rounds of .44 RF caliber for the Carbine version and 17 tubular rounds for the Musket and Sporting Rifle versions. Was mocked-up to look like a Henry 1860 for the movie.
A line of large bore single-shot rifles known for their long-range accuracy designed by Christian Sharps in 1848. Has become one of most iconic guns of the Wild West.
I hope you folks enjoyed this little article as well as the guns featured in them Clint Eastwood Classic Spaghetti Westerns.
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May y’all be Safe and Well and…