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1883 is a Paramount+ original streaming series that is a prequel to the Paramount Network series Yellowstone. The series follows an earlier generation of the Dutton family as they make the dangerous trek from Fort Worth, Texas to Montana and to what will eventually become the Dutton family ranch. Like Yellowstone, 1883 was co-created by Taylor Sheridan, the director/screenwriter responsible for such screenplays as Sicario, Hell or High Water and Those Who Wish Me Dead, and who also wrote and directed several episodes of the series. The cast includes Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Isabel May as well as cameo appearances from Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and Billy Bob Thornton. The series premiered on December 19, 2021, on the streaming service Paramount+.
The following weapons were used in the television series 1883:
Single Action Army "Civilian" Model
Single Action Army "Civilian" Model revolvers are used by Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott), a Pinkerton agent and a former Captain of the Union Army, Marshal Jim Courtright (Billy Bob Thornton), rancher Charles Goodnight (Taylor Sheridan), and numerous bandits, including their leader (Russell Rakestraw). Most, if not all, revolvers can be identified as Uberti replicas.
Uberti 1873 Cattleman Charcoal Blue New Model with 4.75" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Shea Brennan holds his gun while contemplating suicide. This "Civilian" revolver is an Uberti 1873 Cattleman Charcoal Blue New Model (note the cylinder-pin retainer on the side of the frame while on the Old Model this detail is positioned in the front of the frame, below the barrel).
Shea Brennan aims his revolver at a bouncer in the Fort Worth saloon.
Marshal Jim Courtright fires at bandits in the Fort Worth saloon.
Shea Brennan fires at bandits during the shootout in the saloon.
Marshal Courtright fires at bandits in the saloon.
Immigrant Darius (Sacha Seberg) reaches for his holstered revolver when he is exposed as a thief. This is a nickel plated revolver with engraved frame and dark brown grip, common for a number of Uberti models.
Brennan aims his revolver point-blank at Darius.
A bandit holds a revolver with blued frame and ivory grips.
A bandit fires a "Civilian" revolver at cowboy Ennis who tried to block the way.
A catcalling man (Alan Heitz) aims his revolver at Elsa Dutton during the incident at Doan's Crossing.
Charles Goodnight draws his revolver with brass frame when Comanches appear in the vicinity of the wagon train.
A nickel plated revolver with dark brown grips is seen in hands of a Lakota warrior during the shootout with settlers. This is likely the same prop that is seen earlier in Darius' holster.
Single Action Army "Artillery" Model
Single Action Army "Artillery" Model revolvers are used by James Dutton (Tim McGraw), his daughter Elsa (Isabel May), Thomas (LaMonica Garrett), a Pinkerton agent and veteran U.S. Army sergeant from a Buffalo Soldier regiment, as well as a number of minor characters. These revolvers also appear to be Uberti replicas of several models.
Uberti Outlaws & Lawmen "Jesse" 1873 Single Action Cattleman with 5.5" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Uberti Cattleman Old Model with Old West Patina finish, 5.5" barrel. The screen gun is of the same model but with Charcoal Blue finish.
Thomas carries an "Artillery" revolver in holster.
A good view of the grip of Thomas' holstered revolver. Judging by this grip, the revolver can be identified as an Uberti "Jesse" 1873 Single Action Cattleman model, one of the guns of the "Outlaws and Lawmen" series, named after the famous gunfighters of the Old West from both sides of the law.
Wade and James Dutton pursue bandits with "Artillery" revolvers in hands.
James Dutton and Thomas fire their "Artillery" revolvers during the shootout in the saloon.
Dutton fires into the air to stop a quarrel.
Risa (Anna Fiamora), the wife of the leader of the immigrants Josef, fires at the gang boss.
A close-up of Dutton's revolver when he aims his gun at the catcalling man. This revolver is an Uberti Cattleman Charcoal Blue Old Model, with the typical case-hardened frame and the cylinder-pin retainer below the barrel.
Dutton fires at the rustlers.
A close-up of the frame of Dutton's revolver.
Arrow-impaled Elsa Dutton (Isabel May
) takes a revolver from a dead settler and fires at Lakota warriors.
A good view of Dutton's holstered revolver in a promotional image.
Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model
One of Shea Brennan's (Sam Elliott) revolvers is a Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model. "Cavalry" revolvers are also used by several bandits.
Uberti Cattleman Charcoal Blue New Model with 7.5" barrel - .45 Long Colt
One of the bandits, pursuing James Dutton's wagon, holds a "Cavalry" revolver.
After the gang leader (Russell Rakestraw) is wounded, he falls from the horse and drops his "Civilian" revolver (see above) and then tries to draw a "Cavalry" revolver.
Another view of the same character's revolver.
Brennan holds his "Cavalry" revolver during the shootout with rustlers.
Brennan finishes off a wounded man after the shootout.
Brennan draws his "Cavalry" revolver and cocks the hammer.
Single Action Army "Sheriff's" Model
When Elsa Dutton (Isabel May) becomes a cowgirl, her father gives her a Single Action Army "Sheriff's" Model revolver.
Colt Sheriff's Model Single Action Army w/ 3.5" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Elsa draws her short-barreled revolver from the saddle bag, preparing for a possible encounter with bandits.
A close-up of the revolver.
Elsa holds the revolver, sitting over the grave of her beloved man.
Elsa aims the revolver at a catcalling man.
James Dutton (Tim McGraw
) takes the revolver from Elsa and tucks it into his belt.
Dutton returns the revolver to Elsa.
Elsa holds her revolver after having killed a buffalo with a single well-aimed shot.
A Lakota warrior holds a "Sheriff's" Model revolver.
Single Action Army Non-firing Replicas
During the confrontation with Lakota, James Dutton (Tim McGraw) holds a Single Action Army "Civilian" Model revolver that can be identified as a Denix Peacemaker non-firing replica, judging by the painted silumin surface and thick wooden grips with a screw. In most scenes, Dutton is armed with a live-firing "Artillery" revolver, and the reason for using a non-firing replica in this scene is unclear.
Denix Peacemaker with 4.75" barrel and "blue" finish
Dutton draws his revolver.
He aims the revolver. The chambers of the cylinder are empty.
Another view of the revolver.
Dutton's revolver can be seen in a promotional image. Note the screw on the grip.
Many characters carry holstered revolvers that are non-firing replicas of the SAA. They have light brown grips without screws, and a distinctly silumin surface which is black or silver, imitating bluing or nickel finish, respectively.
Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott
) hits an exposed thief with an "Artillery" revolver that is most likely a kind of non-firing replica. This is the only scene when Brennan holds an "Artillery" revolver; in other scenes he carries a "Civilian" and a "Cavalry" revolvers.
James Dutton carries a non-firing replica revolver in holster.
Colton's (Noah Le Gros) revolver in his left-hand holster is a real gun (it is even seen firing) while the revolver in the right-hand holster is a non-firing replica. The difference between the guns can be seen quite well.
Colt 1860 (Richards Conversion)
One of the bandits who attacked the immigrants' camp is armed with a Colt 1860 (Richards Conversion) revolver. The screen gun is probably an Uberti 1860 Richards Army replica.
Colt 1860 Army with Richards conversion.
A bandit raises his revolver.
A view from the other side.
Colt 1860 Army "Avenging Angel" (Richards-Mason conversion)
Claire Dutton (Dawn Olivieri), James Dutton's widowed sister-in-law, holds a "belly gun" version of Colt 1860 Army, commonly referred as "Avenging Angel" or sometimes "1860 Civilian". Judging by the cylinder, this is a Richards-Mason conversion. The screen gun is probably built upon an Uberti replica.
Uberti replica of 1860 Army "Avenging Angel" with Richards-Mason conversion
Claire Dutton picks up the revolver when she sits on her daughter Mary's grave.
The revolver is seen from another side.
The cylinder with Richards-Mason conversion is seen.
Claire puts the revolver to her head.
Smith & Wesson Schofield
A Smith & Wesson Schofield is used by Thomas (LaMonica Garrett) during the confrontation with the evildoing members of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. He carries the Schofield revolver together with the SAA "Artillery" revolver as a left-hand gun (although in several scenes Thomas carries a mockup SAA revolver instead of Schofield in the left-hand holster).
Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 with blued finish - .45 Schofield
Thomas' holstered Schofield revolver is seen.
Thomas holds his Schofield revolver at the background. Shea Brennan's SAA "Civilian" and James Dutton's SAA "Artillery" revolvers are also seen.
Thomas' holstered revolver is seen in a promotional image.
Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle
Thomas (LaMonica Garrett) is armed with a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle in several scenes. A Lakota warrior holds a "Yellow Boy" rifle during the attack on the settlers.
Uberti replica of a Winchester 1866 rifle - .45 Long Colt
A Lakota warrior holds a "Yellow Boy".
Another view of the same scene.
Thomas holds his rifle in the scene in Fort Worth.
Another view of Thomas' rifle in the same scene.
Thomas holds his rifle during the shootout with rustlers.
Another view of Thomas' rifle.
Winchester Model 1873 Carbine
Three Winchester Model 1873 Carbines are seen in Marshal Courtright's office in Fort Worth. Comanche Sam (Martin Sensmeier) also carries a Winchester Model 1873 carbine.
Uberti replica of a Winchester 1873 carbine
The gun rack is seen at the far left in the Marshal's office. Three guns at the left are Winchester 1873 carbines while three other guns are 1866 and 1873 Winchester rifles.
Sam holds his Winchester 1873 carbine.
The receiver of Sam's carbine is seen.
Another view of Sam's carbine. The saddle ring is seen.
Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifle
In several scenes, James Dutton (Tim McGraw), cowboys Wade (James Landry Hébert) and Colton (Noah Le Gros), and a number of settlers are armed with Winchester Model 1873 Short Rifles.
Uberti 1873 Short Rifle with 20" barrel and Charcoal Blue finish - .45 Long Colt/.357 Mag
Dutton cleans his Winchester. The case hardened receiver matches an Uberti replica.
Mounted Dutton holds his rifle.
Dutton fires at the rustlers.
A close-up of Wade's Winchester 1873 rifle.
Wade aims his rifle during the attack by Lakota warriors.
Colton operates the lever of his rifle in the same scene.
Two settlers fire their rifles at attacking Lakota warriors.
A close-up of the receiver of a settler's rifle.
A spent cartridge stuck in the rifle.
A poster art shows James Dutton holding a Winchester 1873 Short Rifle.
Winchester Model 1873 Long Rifle
In one scene, James Dutton (Tim McGraw) holds a Winchester Model 1873 Long Rifle that later switches to a Short Rifle. Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott) uses a Winchester 1873 Long Rifle during the shootout with the rustlers. In this scene his rifle several times switches between this gun and a version of Winchester 1873 with half-magazine due to a row of continuity errors. Comanche and Lakota also are seen with such rifles. Most of the screen guns are replicas by Uberti.
Uberti 1873 Sporting Rifle with 24 1/4" barrel and Charcoal Blue finish - .45 Long Colt/.357 Mag
Dutton with the Winchester 1873 Long Rifle.
Comanche warrior Two Feathers (David Midthunder
) holds a decorated Winchester 1873 Long Rifle.
Brennan readies his rifle during the shootout with the rustlers.
Lakota war chief (Tokala Black Elk) holds a decorated Winchester 1873 Long Rifle. His gun has a rounded, not octagon barrel, and the finish is different from Uberti rifles seen in hands of other characters.
Another view of the Lakota war chief's rifle.
Winchester Model 1873 Rifle (Half-magazine)
James Dutton (Tim McGraw) is originally seen with a Winchester Model 1873 rifle with half-magazine that is later replaced with a 1873 Long Rifle. Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott) is seen with a Winchester 1873 with half-magazine in Fort Worth. During the shootout with the rustlers, Brennan's rifle several times switches between this gun and a Winchester 1873 Long Rifle due to a row of continuity errors.
Winchester 1873 Rifle with with 26" barrel and round button half magazine - .38-40. Manufactured in 1883.
Dutton holds a rifle that he took from one of the killed bandits.
Another view of the same rifle.
Brennan holds a Winchester 1873 with half-magazine in the scene in Fort Worth.
Brennan (at the background) fires at the rustlers.
Winchester Model 1885 High Wall
A Winchester 1885 High Wall rifle that is fitted with a Hi-Lux Optics Malcolm 6X 30" long rifle telescopic sight is seen used by James Dutton (Tim McGraw) when dispatching three bandits. The rifle is anachronistic for the time the show is based on since the High Wall didn't come into production until 1885. The rifle is also seen in the hands of Margaret Dutton (Faith Hill). A visually and mechanically similar rifle that would have fit for the 1883 setting is the Sharps 1874.
Winchester Model 1885 - .45-70
James Dutton aims the Winchester 1885 rifle with a telescopic sight.
A good view of the breech.
Dutton holds his rifle while hunting.
James Dutton, accompanied by his son John Dutton Sr. (Audie Rick), is seen hunting with his Winchester 1885 High Wall rifle with a telescopic sight. Note the distinctive mount of the Hi-Lux Optics Malcolm scope
, which is a modernized replica of mid-19th century Malcolm scopes.
Margaret Dutton fires at attacking Lakota warriors. The case-hardened finish allows to identify this gun as an Uberti replica.
Another view of the rifle in Margaret's hands.
James Dutton holds his rifle while hunting.
Margaret Dutton aims the rifle in a promotional image.
Winchester Model 1892 Carbine
In one scene, Wade's (James Landry Hébert) Winchester 1873 rifle switches to an anachronistic Winchester Model 1892 carbine due to a continuity error.
Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Wade holds a Winchester Model 1892 carbine during the shootout with Lakota.
Remington Rolling Block Rifle
Sentry #2 (Seth Lee) in Fort Caspar holds a Remington Rolling Block rifle. US military adopted two models of the Remington Rolling Block rifle, both produced by Springfield Armory under license: a US Navy Model 1870 and a US Army Model 1871. Both models had two barrel bands, while the screen gun has three barrel bands, so this is likely a Spanish or Egyptian model.
Remington Rolling Block Militarized - .45 caliber. This is a three-band musket, similar to the screen gun.
A sentry at the left holds a Remington Rolling Block rifle.
A good view of the barrel.
The same character holds his rifle at the left.
Trapdoor Springfield Rifle Model 1888
Sentry #1 (Will Spencer) in Fort Caspar holds a Trapdoor Springfield Rifle Model 1888.
Original Springfield Model 1888 "Trapdoor Springfield" - .45-70 Government
A sentry at the right holds a Springfield Trapdoor rifle. This is a two-band musket
The same character stands in center with his rifle.
The same character holds his rifle at the right. The shape of the front section of the barrel matches Model 1888.
Enfield Pattern 1853
In the flashback scene that depicts the Battle of Antietam, Union soldiers of Capt. Shea Brennan's unit are armed with a large number of different rifles and muskets (most likely, some reenactors' club was involved in this scene). One of the most widely used guns is an Enfield Pattern 1853 rifled musket.
Union infantry in bayonet charge. Judging by the shape of the ramrod heads and the brass furniture, most rifles are Enfield 1853 (specifically, Chiappa or Pedersoli replicas).
Another view of the rifles used by the Union soldiers.
Soldiers in the front rank are mostly armed with Enfield 1853 rifles. These are standard infantry three-band guns.
An Enfield 1853 rifle is seen in the hands of a soldier at the foreground center.
Enfield Pattern 1861 Musketoon
At least one soldier is armed with an Enfield Pattern 1861 Musketoon.
Modern replica of Enfield Pattern 1861 Musketoon, manufactured by Pedersoli.
A soldier at the left holds an Enfield 1861 Musketoon (5
). The shape of the head of the ramrod and the space between the muzzle cap and the top barrel band allow to differ it from a similar looking 1862 Richmond Carbine.
Springfield Model 1861/1863
Springfield Model 1861/1863 rifles are also seen in the flashback scene.
Springfield Model 1861 - .58 caliber Minie ball. Note curved hammer and conventional priming.
Springfield Model 1863 - .58 caliber Minie ball. Note straight hammer and screw-retained barrel bands.
One of the rifles (1
) is likely a Springfield 1861 or 1863.
A soldier at the left holds a Springfield 1861 rifle (1
). Note the curved hammer.
A Springfield 1863 (1
) is seen at the right. Note the straight hammer.
Springfield Model 1842
Springfield Model 1842 smoothbore muskets are also seen in the flashback scene.
Palmetto Armory produced Springfield Model 1842 with brass furniture - .69 Smoothbore
One of the guns (2
) is probably a Springfield Model 1842. The brass furniture can be seen on some modern replicas of the M1842.
Another view of an M1842 rifle (2
M1841 Mississippi Musket
M1841 Mississippi Muskets are also seen in the flashback scene.
M1841 Mississippi rifled musket - .58 Minie ball
Some soldiers are armed with Mississippi muskets (3
), identified by the shape of the muzzle cap and the front section of the barrel that is longer than on the Springfield M1842 that has similar muzzle cap.
Two soldiers at the background center hold Mississippi muskets (3
Another view of the Mississippi muskets (3
) in hands of the same soldiers.
A close-up of the barrel of a Mississippi musket.
A Mississippi musket (3
) is seen at the left.
Several Union soldiers in the flashback scene are armed with Sharps Carbines.
For reference: Sharps 1859 Carbine - .52 caliber
A soldier at the far left holds a Sharps carbine (4
Another view of the same Sharps carbine (4
The breech of the Sharps (4
) is seen better.
A Sharps carbine (4
) is seen at the far left.
Colt Model 1878
James Dutton (Tim McGraw) holds a Coach Gun with exposed hammers, probably a Colt Model 1878, when his wagon is attacked by bandits. Later, James' shotgun is seen in the hands of Margaret Dutton (Faith Hill).
Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 gauge
James Dutton rides his wagon, holding a shotgun.
Dutton fires the shotgun single-hand.
A close-up of the shotgun.
A good view of the hammers.
Margaret Dutton threatens the gang boss.
Margaret holds the shotgun.
She fires at bandits, riding toward the settlers' camp.
Margaret rides with the shotgun in hand.
Margaret fires at a wounded rustler.
Margaret readies the shotgun before she meets with the Lakota.
Mockup Coach Gun
When James Dutton (Tim McGraw) encounters two pickpockets in Fort Worth, his shotgun switches to a different gun that turns out to be some kind of mockup.
James Dutton holds a shotgun.
A close-up reveals the gun as a mockup.
Another view of the mockup shotgun.
Cookie (James Jordan), the wagon train cook, holds a Coach Gun during the shootout with Lakota warriors. His shotgun turns out to be a Rossi Overland.
Rossi Overland Shotgun - 12 gauge
Cookie fires at Lakota warriors.
He is hit with two arrows.
He still tries to open the shotgun.
Double Barreled Shotgun
Many settlers, including their leader Josef (Marc Rissmann) and the Romani woman Noemi (Gratiela Brancusi), carry Double Barreled Shotguns with exposed hammers. Thomas (LaMonica Garrett) uses a full-length shotgun during the confrontation with the evildoing members of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association.
For reference: J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
Immigrant Ravi (Josef Bette), banished from the wagon train, holds a shotgun in the night scene.
Josef readies his shotgun, preparing for the bandits' attack.
Josef fires at the gang boss.
A good view of Josef's shotgun.
Josef fires at bandits who ride toward him.
A close-up of Noemi's shotgun.
Noemi with the shotgun in hands.
Immigrant Klaus (Konstantin Melikhov) holds a shotgun.
Thomas holds his shotgun.
Thomas fires. Judging by the shape of the hammers, this shotgun may be a pinfire gun converted to centerfire.
During the attack by Lakota warriors, a settler holds a shotgun at the right. Noemi's shotgun can be seen at the bottom.
Noemi fires at Lakota warriors.
Noemi holds a shotgun in a promotional image.
Confederate artillery is seen in the flashback scene.
Civil War Era Mountain Howitzer
A Dahlgren 12-pounder howitzer (at the foreground) and several M1841 12-pounder mountain howitzers on position.
The crew serves the howitzer.