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Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Coen Brothers
Release Date 2018
Studio Annapurna Pictures
Mike Zoss Productions
Distributor Netflix
Main Cast
Character Actor
Buster Scruggs Tim Blake Nelson
The Kid Willie Watson
Cowboy James Franco
Impresario Liam Neeson
Prospector Tom Waits
Alice Longabaugh Zoe Kazan
Mr. Arthur Grainger Hines
Billy Knapp Bill Heck
Mrs. Betjemen Tyne Daly
Thigpen Jonjo O'Neill


The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a 2018 Western comedy written, directed, and produced by the Coen Brothers. It's an anthology that consists of six segments: "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs", "Near Algodones", "Meal Ticket", "All Gold Canyon", "The Gal Who Got Rattled", and "The Mortal Remains". The film was released primarily on Netflix.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs won the Golden Osella Award for Best Screenplay at the 75th Venice International Film Festival and earned three nominations at the 91st Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design and Best Original Song.


The following weapons were used in the film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs:


Revolvers

Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model

Single Action Army "Cavalry" model revolvers are used by gamblers Curly Joe (Clancy Brown) and his brother (Danny McCarthy), and one of the bandits (all of those are credited as "Cantina Scum") (Matthew Willig) in the segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs", Cowboy (James Franco), Posse Leader (Ralph Ineson), one of his men (credited as Posse #2) (Brian Brown), and the drover (Jesse Luken) in the segment "Near Algodenes".

Colt Single Action Army 7 1/2" Cavalry model - .45 Long Colt
Curly Joe draws one of his revolvers. The grip of another revolver is seen in holster.
He aims at Buster Scruggs.
Another view of Curly Joe's revolver. In the next scene the "Cavalry" revolver switches to an "Artillery" model due to a continuity error.
Curly Joe's Brother readies to draw his revolver during the standoff with Buster Scruggs. The revolver is seen better on a promotional image below.
Cowboy holds his revolver during the bank robbery.
Cowboy hides behind the well.
Posse Leader holds a "Cavalry" revolver during the attack of Comanches.
A posse member holds a "Cavalry" revolver.
The drover fires his revolver.
The "Cavalry" revolver of a bandit in center is seen on a promotional image. In the film this revolver is seen blurry due to fast motion. The bandits at the left and at the right are armed with "Artillery" revolvers.
Curly Joe's Brother's revolver is seen on a promotional image.
The drover's revolver is seen on a promotional image.

Single Action Army "Artillery" Model

Buster Scruggs (Tim Blake Nelson) carries a nickel plated Single Action Army "Artillery" model revolver with lacquered wooden grips in the segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs". The Kid (Willie Watson) carries a pair of "Artillery" revolvers with deep blue finish and silver grips in the same segment. Standard revolvers are used by Curly Joe (Clancy Brown) and three of "Cantina Scum" (J.J. Dashnaw, Jesse Youngblood and Clinton Roberts).

Colt Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
Buster Scruggs guns down the leader of the bandits.
Another view of the same scene.
Curley Joe's "Cavalry" revolver switches to an "Artillery" model.
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Buster Scruggs holds his revolver during the showdown with Curley Joe's Brother. He fires across the shoulder, using a hand mirror for aiming.
Buster Scruggs loads his revolver, preparing for the duel with The Kid.
The Kid carries his revolvers in shoulder holsters. These guns are seen better on promotional images.
Buster Scruggs' revolver is seen on a promotional image that depicts the scene in the saloon.
Buster Scruggs' revolver is seen on a promotional image that depicts the duel with Curley Joe's Brother.
Revolvers of several of the bandits are seen on a promotional image.
The Kid's revolver is seen on a promotional image.
Buster Scruggs (Tim Blake Nelson) and The Kid (Willie Watson), revolvers in hands, together with the movie armorer Joey Rocketshoes Dillon.

Single Action Army "Civilian" Model

Due to a continuity error, Curly Joe's (Clancy Brown) revolver switches once more, this time into a Single Action Army "Civilian" model.

Colt Single Action Army with 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model - .45 Long Colt
When Curly Joe falls dead, his revolver switches from an "Artillery" to a "Civilian" model.

Colt 1871-72 Open Top

A Colt 1871-72 Open Top revolver is seen on the table of the Judge (Michael Cullen) in the segment "Near Algodenes". This is a modern replica, with blue finish and brass parts of the frame. In the segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled", the guide of the settlers Mr. Arthur (Grainger Hines) carries two Colt Open Top revolvers, also replicas but different from the Judge's revolver. During the attack of Sioux warriors, one of Mr. Arthur's revolvers is used by Alice Longabaugh (Zoe Kazan).

Cimarron 1872 Open Top Navy - .38 Colt/Special. The screen gun looks similar to this replica of Colt Open Top.
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A Colt Open Top revolver is seen on the Judge's table. This revolver may be a Cimarron 1872 Open Top Navy replica.


A modern replica of Colt 1871-72 Open Top - .44 Colt. The screen gun looks similar to this replica of Colt Open Top.
Mr. Arthur's revolvers in saddle holsters.
Mr. Arthur gives one of his revolvers to Alice Longabaugh.
Mrs. Longabaugh holds the revolver.
Mr. Arthur with a Colt Open Top revolver and a Henry rifle.
He performs a mercy kill on a wounded horse.
The revolver in Mrs. Longabaugh's dead hand.
Mr. Arthur holds his revolver after the battle with Sioux.
Mr. Arthur gives the revolver to Mrs. Longabaugh on a promotional image.
Mr. Arthur fires at a Sioux warrior on a promotional image.

Colt Paterson 1836

A venerable Colt Paterson 1836 is used by the Young Man (Sam Dillon) during the confrontation with the old prospector (Tom Waits) in the segment "All Gold Canyon".

Colt Paterson 5th Model - .36 caliber.
The young man fires at the prospector.
Another view of the same scene.
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Close-ups of the revolver.
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The prospector fires the revolver.
The revolver is seen on a promotional image.

Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian Model

One of the posse members, credited as "Posse #4" (Richard Bucher) carries a Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian Model revolver in the segment "Near Algodenes". A revolver of same model is seen in the gun storage in the saloon in the segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs".

Uberti No 3 New Model Russian Top Break - replica of the Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian Model - .44 Russian/.45 Long Colt
A Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian Model revolver in holster is seen among the guns in the storage. Note the typical shape of the grip and the spur on the trigger guard. Other revolvers in the storage seem to be various versions of Single Action Army.
The posse member carries a Smith & Wesson revolver in holster. The grip and the finger spur can be seen.
Another view of the grip of the holstered revolver.
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The posse member holds his revolver.

Remington 1875

A Sioux warrior holds a Remington 1875 revolver in the segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled". This gun appears to be a Cimarron 1875 "Outlaw" or Uberti 1875 "Frontier" replica with 5 1/2" barrel.

Cimarron 1875 Outlaw with 5 1/2" barrel, a replica of Remington 1875 - .44 WCF
A revolver wielding Sioux warrior is gunned down.
The revolver is seen much better on a production still.

Pistols

Remington 1866 Derringer

Buster Scruggs (Tim Blake Nelson) leaves a pair of nickel plated, pearl gripped Remington 1866 Derringer pistols in the gun storage in the saloon in the segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs".

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber. Polished Steel with yellow pearl grips
Buster Scruggs carries two Derringers that he calls "my senoritas".
He takes the guns...
...and hands them to the Gun Check Man (Thomas Wingate).

Rifles

Henry 1860

Henry 1860 rifles are seen in the segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled", used by Mr. Arthur (Grainger Hines) and a Sioux warrior.

Henry 1860 brass-frame - .44 Rimfire (RF).
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Mr. Arthur with a Henry rifle.
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He fires at Sioux warriors.
A Henry rifle is seen in hands of a Sioux warrior at the far left.
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Mr. Arthur readies his Henry rifle for repelling the second attack of the Sioux. The Colt Open Top revolver is seen tucked into his belt.
Mr. Arthur reloads his rifle on a promotional image.
A Henry rifle in hands of a Sioux warrior at the far left can be seen on a promotional image.

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle

In the segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled" one of Sioux warriors is armed with a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" rifle.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle - .44 RF
A Sioux warrior raises a "Yellow Boy" rifle.
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The "Yellow Boy" rifle can be seen on promotional images.

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine

One more Sioux warrior is seen with a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" carbine. This gun can be identified only on a promotional image.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF
The "Yellow Boy" carbine is seen at the far left.

Winchester Model 1873 Rifle

The Sioux Chief (Rod Rondeaux) is armed with a Winchester Model 1873 rifle.

Winchester Model 1873 "Short Rifle" with octagon barrel - .44-40 WCF
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The Sioux Chief holds a Winchester 1873 rifle.
The rifle is seen on a promotional image.

Winchester Model 1873 Carbine

One more Sioux warrior is seen with a Winchester Model 1873 carbine.

Winchester 1873 - .44-40
A Sioux warrior behind the chief holds what appears to be a Winchester 1873 carbine.

Winchester Model 1876

Posse #4 (Richard Bucher) is armed with a Winchester Model 1876 rifle during the battle with Comanches in the segment "Near Algodenes". What appear to be a Winchester 1876 is also seen in the gun storage in the saloon.

Winchester Model 1876 "sporting" configuration with 26 inch barrel - .45-60 WCF
A Winchester 1876 rifle is seen among the guns in the storage. Other rifles are mostly Winchester carbines of unclear model(s).
The posse member draws his rifle.
He holds the gun.
He fires at Comanches.

Spencer 1860

A Spencer 1860 carbine is seen in the gun storage in the saloon.

Spencer Model 1860 Carbine - .56-56 Spencer rimfire
A Spencer carbine is seen in center.

Hawken rifle

A percussion cap long gun is seen among the belongings of the old prospector in the segment "All Gold Canyon". Most likely it's a kind of Hawken rifle.

Hawken Rifle - .50 caliber
The gun is visible among the belongings loaded on the mule.
The percussion cap lock is seen.
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The faceted barrel and the long ramrod are seen.

Shotguns

Colt Model 1878

Three short double barreled shotguns that seem to be Colt Model 1878 are seen below the bank counter in the segment "Near Algodenes". The bank teller (Stephen Root) holds one of these guns. A promotional image allows to see that the shotgun has the barrles plugged; possibly the gun is a mere dummy.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
Three shotguns are seen below the bank counter.
The bank teller, clad in makeshift armor made of frying pans and other kitchen utensils, runs towards the Cowboy with the shotgun in hands.
Another view of the same scene.
A good view of the shotgun on a promotional image. Note that the barrels are plugged.

Double Barreled Shotgun

A Double Barreled Shotgun with long barrels are used by Cantina Bartender (Alejandro PatiƱo) in the segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs".

For reference: J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
The shotgun is seen on the wall.
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The bartender grabs the shotgun. Despite the powder horn hangs near the shotgun, this is definitly a break action weapon, not a muzzleloading one.

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