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Back to the Future Part III

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Back to the Future Part III
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Release Date 1990
Language English
Studio Universal Pictures
Distributor Universal Pictures
Amblin Entertainment
Main Cast
Character Actor
Marty McFly / Seamus McFly Michael J. Fox
Dr. Emmett Brown Christopher Lloyd
Maggie McFly / Lorraine McFly Lea Thompson
Clara Clayton Mary Steenburgen
Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen / Biff Tannen Thomas F. Wilson
James Strickland James Tolkan
Jennifer Elisabeth Shue

Back to the Future Part III is the third and final installment in the Back to the Future trilogy. In the 1990 sequel, Marty McFly travels back to 1885 Hill Valley to try and prevent Doc Brown's death. This movie was filmed back-to-back with 1989's Back to the Future Part II.

The following weapons were used in the film Back to the Future Part III:



Colt Single Action Army

Various models of the famous Single Action Army are carried by various characters throughout the film. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) receives a blued SAA Peacemaker from the Colt dealer after he stands up to Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) at the clock dedication celebration. Before he and Emmett "Doc" Brown (Christopher Lloyd) leave, Marty gives his Colt SAA to Seamus McFly (also played by Michael J. Fox). Mad Dog Tannen himself carries a nickel SAA, as do his gang members (Christopher Wynne, Sean Sullivan, and Mike Watson), as does Doc in 1955.

Cimarron Model P (Copy of the Single Action Army) with Nickel Finish - .45 Long Colt. This has the 'Quick-Draw'/'Civilian' length (4.75") barrel.
In 1955, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) prepares to fire his SAA to help Marty start off the Delorean. The revolver doesn't appear to be the same model that Doc uses in the original Back to the Future to defend himself from the Libyan terrorists, as this pistol appears to be a 'Civilian' model with a 4.75in barrel and different grips instead of the 'Artillery' model with a 5.5in barrel that was seen in 1985.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model - .45 Long Colt
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) prepares to fire a Colt SAA Peacemaker.
Several models of the SAA are displayed in the Colt salesman's shooting gallery as Marty shows off his skills with the Colt SAA Peacemaker.
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) imagines he's in the movie Taxi Driver while pointing his Colt Peacemaker in the mirror.
Closeup of Marty's holster with the revolver.
The revolver in the holster during a showdown.
Seamus McFly (also portrayed by Michael J. Fox) receives the gunbelt holding the Peacemaker from Marty.
"Is this a hold-up?"
"...It's a science experiment!"
Doc uses his SAA to commandeer the locomotive from the Engineer (Bill McKinney, another veteran Western actor).
Screen-used Colt Single Action Army and holster that was carried by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) in Back to the Future Part III. Image from ScreenUsed.com.
In 1885, Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) carries his nickel SAA.
Tannen fires his SAA to make Marty dance.
Closeup of the ornate holster.
Front of the holster.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
A SAA 'Cavalry' model is on the table of the three saloon old-timers. The three old-timers are the well-known Western movie actors (from left to right) Dub Taylor, Harry Carey Jr. and Pat Buttram.

Iver Johnson Eclipse Derringer

Mad Dog Tannen hides a Iver Johnson Eclipse Derringer in his hat at the town party as his other guns were checked in front of the town.

Iver Johnson Eclipse Derringer - .32 Rimfire
Mad Dog (Thomas F. Wilson) pulls a Derringer hidden in his hat to try and shoot Doc.
Tannen holds the Eclipse on Doc Brown.
Mad Dog with his Derringer right before he's hit with Marty's pie tin.


Winchester Model 1866 Yellow Boy Rifle (Custom)

Doc Brown is seen using a modified Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle with a custom built scope (with exposed optics), custom sights, and large-loop lever. The design of the scope suggests that Doc customized the rifle himself. Armed with this weapon, he demands that Mad Dog Tannen's gang release Marty McFly after shooting through the rope of the noose around his neck. The rifle in the film is actually a reproduction by Cimarron Firearms.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle - .44 RF
In 1885, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) holds his custom Winchester 1866.
Sideview of the Winchester shows the large loop lever.
"It'll shoot the fleas off a dog's back at five hundred yards, Tannen, and it's pointed straight at your head!" Closeup of Doc's custom scope shows the exposed optics.
A view of the Winchester shows his custom front sight.

Winchester Model 1873

Another famous weapon seen in this film is the Winchester Model 1873 rifle. One such rifle is seen next to one of Buford's thugs as he is sleeping. It's prominently seen later carried by the deputies that arrest Buford Tannen and his cohorts.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - .44-40 Cal.
The rifle is seen next to one of Buford's thugs sleeping.
The Deputy (Donovan Scott) and some of his posse are armed with the Winchester when they come to arrest Tannen. The reason it is a deputy that arrests Tannen is because he was originally supposed to have killed Marshall Strickland at some point, but this scene was removed as it was felt to make the film too dark. This is why the Deputy is wearing a Marshall's badge in this scene.


Stevens 12 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Several 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns are seen in the film. One is seen carried by Seamus McFly (Michael J. Fox) when he returns from a hunting trip. Another is carried by Chief Marshal James Strickland (James Tolkan) when confronting Mad Dog Tannen at the festival.

J. Stevens and Company 1878 Side-by-Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge
A Double Barreled shotgun is carried by Seamus McFly (Michael J. Fox) upon returning with the night's supper.
"You can't read the sign, Tannen, I presume you can read this."
Chief Marshal James Strickland (James Tolkan) points his Stevens Double Barreled Shotgun at Mad Dog when he refuses to check his weapons.
Marshal Strickland with his shotgun. That's the musical group ZZ Top behind him.

Colt Model 1878

When Marty enters Hill Valley, a Colt Model 1878 Shotgun appears to be carried by the guard riding on a Wells Fargo stagecoach.

Colt 1878 Side-by-Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge
The guard 'riding shotgun' on the stagecoach is armed with what appears to be a Colt 1878 Side-by-Side.


Colt Firearms Display

During the clocktower celebration, a salesman is seen presenting a display of Colt revolvers for purchase.

The Colt Gun Salesman (Burton Gilliam) shows off a display of various Colt revolvers.
The revolvers seen as Marty shows off his skills.

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