Wanted: Dead or Alive … Steve McQueen

17 Sep


Wanted: Dead or Alive ... Steve McQueen

steve mcqueen 16

steve mcqueen 17

Steve McQueen‘s gun: A shortened version of the Winchester Model 1892 saddle ring carbine known affectionately as the “Mare’s Leg” is the main firearm used by Josh Randall
(Steve McQueen) throughout the duration of the show, chambered in .44-40
(despite the large .45-70 rounds on his belt).

Wikipedia:

Wanted: Dead or Alive – A Western television series starring Steve McQueen as the bounty hunter Josh Randall. It aired on CBS for three seasons from 1958–61. The black-and-white program was a spin-off of a March 1958 episode of Trackdown, a 1957–59 western series starring Robert Culp. The series launched McQueen into becoming the first television star to cross over into comparable status on the big screen.

2 Responses to “Wanted: Dead or Alive … Steve McQueen”

  1. Teepee12 September 17, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    We’ve been watching reruns of this for the last few weeks as they’ve started running them on the ME channel. It makes a nice counterpoint with The Untouchables 🙂

    • jcalberta September 17, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

      Way to go. I was watching some episodes of Have Gun Will Travel and Wanted Dead or Alive on YouTube. It’s free. They don’t have all the episodes, but a few. It sorta tells me something about the quality of modern TV shows when I would rather watch old TV Westerns from the 60’s instead.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: