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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2011, 08:53:19 AM »
Indian Outlaw, Those are great ones.  ;)
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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2011, 04:27:54 PM »
                               I agree.

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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2011, 04:29:16 PM »
Speakin' of Indian Outlaw.....ET, go run that boy down. Find out where the hell he is.
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2011, 04:31:02 PM »
                                  Looked like an up and comer till he disappered.

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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2011, 11:05:36 AM »
Don't have any screen captures; but, there were bunches of them used in The Horse Soldiers.
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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2011, 11:29:53 PM »
Dustin Hoffman carries a '58 Remington in Little Big Man:

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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2011, 11:35:23 PM »
A Yankee officer fires off his Remington on Little Round Top in Gettysburg:

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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2011, 11:59:42 PM »
how do you guys do this film capture stuff?

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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2011, 12:03:21 AM »
Those are good, Berk! Thanks for posting!
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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2011, 06:02:57 PM »
Ben and Hoss had them in the early days of Bonanza. Little Joe does a pretty good cartridge reload on a 51 Navy. Ben's may have been a 75 but Hoss's is a converted 58.

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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2011, 10:09:54 PM »
Damn...good eye, Hawg!
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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2011, 10:20:41 AM »
Well, Pilgrim, here's somethin' ya might not know. The Duke's very first Western movie six-gun was - a '58 Remington New Model Army!

The movie was "The Big Trail", made in 1930. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020691/


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John Wayne played a wagon train scout heading west from Missouri to Oregon. At the start of the talkies, it was the first widescreen western epic.
Wayne’s pay was raised to $75 a week for the film. The studio’s stuntmen coached him in horseback riding and the ways of a cowboy, Wayne’s acting skills seemed instinctive.
“He stepped down off his horse and gave me that lopsided grin which was to become one of his trademarks. How did I do, Mr. Walsh? He was confident in himself by this time and looked as if he knew the answer,” Walsh said.
In the end, “The Big Trail” was a flop and it wasn’t Wayne’s fault.
The Great Depression was nearing. As the first widescreen release, theatres were reluctant to change over. There were only two theatres in the country at the time equipped with larger screens.
After the film and probably because of it, Wayne was demoted to cheap serials and low-budget westerns. It would be another nine years before he got another real break in “Stagecoach.”

The gun is now in the NRA National Firearms Museum. http://www.nrapublications.org/index.php/9689/john-waynes-remington-revolver/
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Remington New Army  revolver serial No. 17901 was used extensively by Wayne in "The Big Trail", his first starring western role. The revolver is nickeled, with a 7 1/2" bbl cartridge conversion model that has been sleeved for the use of .38 cal movie blanks. The barrel and grip backstrap are completely covered with diamond pattern file work and the frame bears the Stembridge Gun Rentals identifying seryphed "S" mark. The revolver, because of it's distinctive diamond pattern file work, is identified in freeze frame photos from various scenes in the movies. Additionally, this revolver is annotated in the 1982 Stembridge inventory along with verbal attributes to William S Hart's silent film days as well as a 1959 Paramount Pictures rental for use by Lorne Greene in the fifth episode of Bonanza.

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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2011, 10:23:38 AM »
Boy! I would love to have a gun like that one.  {?|
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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2011, 01:11:12 PM »
Not a movie I know but.

The TV series of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" with Jeremy Brett in the Holmes roll.

Specifically the episode where the American Woman is marrying a British Ex Pat who returned to England & is forcing a fake marriage overseen by an unfrocked alcoholic priest. Holmes has an 8" '58 Remmy which threw mew for a loop until I reconciled the Victorian England of Holmes & Watson with the Americas of the times. Hardly the "Pocket pistol" described unless you had really big pockets though.
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Re: The Remington New Model Army in Films
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2011, 03:10:33 PM »
Holmes has an 8" '58 Remmy
There's a lot of gunplay with 3 different guns in that scene of "The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist", so it's easy to get the guns mixed up. &j( Carruthers shoots the pretend groom Woodley with a Webley, the Reverend Williamson grabs the Remington he had concealed in his Bible during the mock wedding, but Holmes disarms Williamson with his own Webley and then points it at Carruthers.

Damn, that was hard enough to write out even after watching it on YouTube.  ^y%

No wonder you remembered Holmes with the Remington. ;)