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No Country for Old Men

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No Country for Old Men
Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Release Date 2007
Language English
Studio Garret Dillahunt
Scott Rudin Productions
Distributor Miramax
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ed Tom Bell Tommy Lee Jones
Anton Chigurh Javier Bardem
Llewelyn Moss Josh Brolin
Carson Wells Woody Harrelson
Carla Jean Moss Kelly Macdonald
Wendell Garret Dillahunt
Ellis Barry Corbin

No Country for Old Men is the 2007 feature film adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. The film follows Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), who finds a large suitcase of cash in the aftermath of a busted drug deal and subsequently goes on the run while pursued by sadistic hitman Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem). The cast included Woody Harrelson and Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by the Coen Brothers, the film would subsequently be nominated for eight Academy Awards and would receive four, including the Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for Bardem.

The following weapons were used in the film No Country for Old Men:



Colt Government Model

Llewelyn (Josh Brolin) takes a nickel plated Colt Government Model off a dead drug dealer, a .45, according to the book.

Nickel Plated M1911A1 Pistol with black grips - .45 ACP
A promotional image of Josh Brolin as Llewelyn with the Colt Government Model.
Llewelyn picks up the shiny Colt and takes the magazine out. Note the extended slide release. While not entirely visible in this screencap the rampant Colt and Government Model markings are shown.
Llewelyn puts the hammer up after removing the chambered round.
Llewelyn frantically trying to make sure the gun is dry enough to fire a shot, as a pit bull approaches.
Llewelyn fires the Colt at the pit bull.

Colt Series 70 Combat Government Model

Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) carries a Colt Series 70 Combat Government Model. This was the only model in that time frame that would have had black grips with the gold medallions, and combat style hammer. The Series 70 Combat Government Model was the forerunner to the Combat Elite. It is notable that in the novel, Bell remarks in an internal monologue that he still likes "the old Colt's .44/40" and that if that fails to stop an attacker the best one can do is throw the gun and run. Later in the book he draws, but does not fire, a single action revolver presumably loaded with tried and true .44/40s.

Standard Colt MK IV Series 70 - .45 ACP
Bell's holstered Government Model while searching Llewelyn's trailer, note the black grips with gold medallions.
Closeup of the sidearm being drawn.
Bell with his sidearm drawn.
Sheriff Bell brandishing his sidearm.

Smith & Wesson Model 13

Deputy Wendell (Garret Dillahunt) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 13 with Pachmayr rubber grips as his sidearm.

Smith & Wesson Model 13 with 4-inch barrel - .357 Magnum
Deputy Wendell: "We going in?"
Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: "Gun out and up."
Deputy Wendell: "What about yours?"
Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: "I'm hiding behind you."
Deputy Wendell brandishing the S&W Model 13 before entering Moss's Trailer.
Deputy Wendell with his S&W Model 13 as he checks the rest of the trailer.

Glock 19

When Anton Chigurh first goes to the trucks with the "mind riding bitch" guy, he executes both him and his partner with what appears to be a Glock 19 pistol. Although identified as a Glock in the book, a Glock would be an anachronism as they were not produced until 1982, with the Glock 19 not being available until 1988 (the film takes place in 1980).

Glock 19 2nd Generation - 9x19mm
Chigurh pulls out a Glock 19 pistol.
Chigurh racks the slide on the Glock.

Star Model BM

When Llewelyn first finds the trucks, he opens the door to a red truck, and beside the driver you can see a Star Model BM.

Star Model BM - 9x19mm
The Star Model BM is lying next to the dead Mexican. Note the trigger guard is rounded and 1911 style trigger. The bottom of the grip's front strap appears raised like the Star series pistols and it has a 4 inch barrel indicative of a BM.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch SP89

A Heckler & Koch SP89 is picked up by Llewelyn Moss at the scene of a drug exchange gone wrong. As this film takes place in 1980, the SP89 is anachronistic, since the gun was not manufactured until 1989. This is a substitute for the MP5K, which is the weapon that Llewelyn picks up in the book.

Heckler & Koch SP89 pistol with factory 15 round magazine - 9x19mm
Llewelyn takes the Heckler & Koch SP89 off one of the dying drug dealers.
Llewelyn Moss pointing the Heckler & Koch SP89 at the last man standing - Now dead sitting against a tree.

Intratec TEC-9

Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) uses a suppressed Intratec TEC-9 pistol when he is chasing Llewelyn Moss in Eagle Pass. Although TEC-9s are mentioned by name in the book, they are anachronistic because the TEC-9 was not manufactured until 1985 and the film takes place in 1980.

Intratec TEC-DC9 - 9x19mm
Anton fires the TEC-9 at a crow, as he drives around waiting for the locator to beep.
The TEC-9 on the seat of the RamCharger
Llewelyn Moss holding Chigurh's TEC-9 after the gun battle.
Another shot of Llewelyn with the TEC-9 and his Winchester 1897. He has just been through one hell of a gunfight.


A MAC-10 can be seen next to the dead drug dealer on the left.

MAC-10 - 9x19mm
A MAC-10 is seen in the hands of a dead drug dealer. The other is on the ground.
The Mexican reaches for his MAC-10 on the nightstand but is shot by Chigurh.


When Sheriff Ed Tom Bell and Deputy Wendell are checking out the drug deal gone bad. An IMI Uzi is seen lying next to a drug dealer.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
An Uzi lying next to a drug dealer.

Cobray M11/9

In the motel a drug dealer is seen using a Cobray M11/9. As with numerous other guns depicted, the M11/9 is an anachronism for the film's date of 1980, as it was first manufactured in 1983.

Cobray M11/9 - 9x19mm
A Mexican jumps out and fires at Chigurh...
..but is hit by his shotgun and is knocked back into the bathroom wall.


Norinco Type 56

Several Norinco Type 56 copies of the AK-47 assault rifle (both the fixed stock Type 56 and folding stock Type 56-1) can be seen on the ground next to dead drug dealers at the site of the failed exchange.

Norinco Type 56 (fixed stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
A Norinco Type 56 (AK-47) next to a dead drug dealer.
Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
A Type 56-1 (AKS-47/AKMS) next to a dead drug dealer.

Remington 700 VLS

Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) uses a Remington 700 VLS variant rifle when hunting a Pronghorn. The rifle is most likely chambered for .243 Winchester or 308 Winchester, though for pronghorn a .223 Remington or .22-250 Remington could work. The 700 VLS is anachronistic, as it was first produced in 1995.

According to the novel [1], the rifle Llewelyn uses to hunt Pronghorn is a "heavy barreled .270 on a '98 Mauser action with a laminated stock of maple and walnut. It carried a Unertl telescopic sight of the same power as the binoculars [10x]". This description closely matches the Parker Hale 1200 series rifles [2], although the movie prop is a Remington 700 variant, based on the appearance of the action and the placement of the safety.

Remington Model 700 VLS with the Varmint Laminated Stock - .308 Winchester
Llewelyn holds his Remington Model 700 as he's adjusting the scope. The stock appears to be that of a 700 VLS.
Llewelyn fires his Remington 700 VLS at the Pronghorn. While he hits the Pronghorn, it's in the upper hind leg (non vital). He uses his boot to stabilize his rifle's shot.
Llewelyn holds his rifle up as he picks up the empty casing and gets ready for his walk down from the boulder, to search for a blood trail.

Winchester Model 70

Several Winchester Model 70 rifles with either wood or synthetic stocks can be seen in Tina's Range Gear on rifle shelves. Some have scopes as well.

Winchester Model 70 Alaskan - various calibers
Pre-64 Winchester Model 70. Note the shape of the stock.
Three Winchester rifles can be seen on the left of the gun clerk (Matthew Posey).

Marlin Model 336

What appears to be a Marlin Model 336 lever action rifle can be seen just behind the gun clerk (Matthew Posey) as he hands the Winchester Model 1897 to Llewelyn.

Marlin Marlin 308MX Carbine based on the Marlin 336 but chambered for the .308 Marlin Express
The lever action rifle can be seen just behind the gun clerk hands the Winchester Model 1897 to Llewelyn.


Winchester 1897 Field (Sawed-off)

Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) uses a 12 gauge Winchester Model 1897 pump shotgun for a large part of the film, and uses it to wound Anton. He originally buys a long barreled 'Field' shotgun, and subsequently saws off the stock and saws down the gun barrel to roughly the length of a 'Riot' version.

Winchester no longer makes this model, and those still in circulation are considered collector's items. The actual firearm used in the film was a clone of the Winchester 1897 made by Norinco. In the DVD special features, the armorer mentions that the fact that in the book it says that Moss cocks the hammer on the shotgun, clued him into the fact that it was a Winchester Model 1897.

Winchester Model 1897 Field Shotgun - 12 gauge
The gun clerk (Matthew Posey) hands the Winchester Model 1897 to Llewelyn.
Llewelyn Moss checking the Winchester Model 1897, while the clerk gets 00 Buck shells.
Llewelyn Moss sawing the barrel of the Winchester Model 1897.
Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
The now sawed down Winchester Model 1897 in Llewelyn's bag, as he sets the tent poles up to retrieve the money from the air duct.
Llewelyn fires his Winchester Model 1897 at Anton.
Llewelyn with his Winchester Model 1897 as he flees the motel.
Llewelyn Moss fires his sawed-off M1897 in a promotional image.

Remington 11-87

Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) uses a suppressed Remington Model 11-87 shotgun with a short barrel in four shooting scenes in the movie. According to Independent Studio Services armorer Larry Zanoff, the suppressor is a custom-made non-functional prop, with the suppressed sound effect being added in post.

As with many other firearms, this gun is also anachronistic because the Remington 11-87 was not designed until 1987 and the film takes place in 1980.

The screen-used suppressed Remington 11-87 shotgun carried by Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) in the film No Country for Old Men, from Independent Studio Services. (Video from Vickers Tactical).
Promo image of Chigurh with his suppressed Remington 11-87.
Chigurh aims his Remington 11-87 at the Mexican lying on the bed reaching for his MAC-10.
Chigurh aims his Remington 11-87 at the closet.
Chigurh fires his Remington 11-87, note how the supposed "suppressor" does little to dampen the muzzle flash. It's also worth noting how Javier Bardem does a good job of keeping his eyes open, despite the massive muzzle flare in a dark, enclosed space.
Chigurh fires at the Mexican in the bathroom.
Chigurh aims his Remington 11-87 at the last man hiding in the bathtub. Note 11-87 on the receiver.


Captive Bolt Pistol

Chigurh seems to prefer to use a Captive Bolt Pistol on his victims when he can. He also uses it to blow out door locks. The Captive Bolt Pistol is a pneumatic gun that fires a bolt into the brains of cattle to stun them before slaughter. Like the name suggests the bolt never entirely leaves the gun, it is shot out by air (or a blank) and then retracts back into the gun by return springs. Though not a "firearm" it is a gun and does play a big role in several scenes. Anton most likely chose this weapon because it requires no ammunition, is almost completely silent, and leaves no physical evidence (bullets and/or empty casings).

Chigurh's captive bolt pistol

Tina's Range Gear

When Llwelyn goes to buy supplies and a gun to protect himself, there are several bolt action rifles on gun racks behind the gun clerk (Matthew Posey) and also a gun rack seen behind Llewelyn at Tina's Range Gear.

Several bolt action rifles and a lever action are seen behind the gun clerk (Matthew Posey) as he hands the Winchester Model 1897 to Llewelyn.
A few more bolt action rifles are seen on the clerk's left side. There is also some rifles on a gun rack behind Llewelyn, though not visible in this picture.

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