My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Whiskey in the Jar / Krisenka Finley A nice country interpretation. These are the last of guns I’m going to profile from The Legend of Ben Hall. There are others, but this particular firearm called the Tranter Revolving Rifle This seems to be a very rare gun. In fact, it was hard to find any …

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Whiskey in the Jar / The Seekers The legendary Aussie Folk Group does the Honors. Cap and Ball Revolvers Ben (Jack Martin) with his .38 calibre Tranter revolver and a .36 calibre Colt Navy. Don’t know how Ben acquired this. It likely wasn’t borrowed. Let’s make some Bullets Ingredients: Lead; bullet moulds; fire. Method: Melt the lead. Pour …

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Whisky in the Jar / The Brothers Four Many versions of the great folk song. This one is good. Guns Westerns have guns. Lotsa guns. In fact, along with horses, it’s questionable whether it’s really a Western if it doesn’t have guns in it. Or even worth watching. Yet I don’t often profile Guns in the …

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Bob Dylan Streets of Laredo contains most your standard Western gunfare: Yer Colt 45, Yer Winchester ’73, and Yer double barrel shotgun …. But it also has 2 unique weapons – plus another that’s fairly uncommon. I was not able to locate any resources that specifically itemized the Guns in Streets of Laredo. It took …

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knocking-on-heavens-door-roger-waters  NO HUMANS OR HORSES WERE HARMED IN THE PRODUCTION OF THIS POST. – The Management When I initially started My Favorite Westerns, I had intended to include a page/section on the Guns that appear in each movie I profiled. Certain things have evolved however, to make me adjust or re-think this intention. The first …

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Hombre … more posters  Hombre – the Guns

The Gunfight – Part 3 No … it’s not the Earps … … but there is a corral. OK?

The Guns Winchester’s 1873 rifle was the “Rifle that Won the West.” It was chambered in a new, more powerful cartridge, the .44-40—a .44 caliber bullet, propelled by 40 grains of black powder. However, a factor that really insured the success of the 1873 Winchester rifles was that Colt quickly offered its Peacemaker chambered in …

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  “A Cowboy’s word is his sacred bond, a handshake is more binding than a contract.” http://www.topspine.ch/html/code_of_the_west.html Corny as it may sound there truly was a ‘Code’ in the Old West. And it was very important. Break your “Word” and no one would deal with you. It truly threatened your survival. Too bad not many …

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