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Flaming Star

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Flaming Star
Flaming Star Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Don Siegel
Release Date 1960
Studio 20th Century Fox
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pacer Burton Elvis Presley
Roslyn Pierce Barbara Eden
Clint Burton Steve Forrest
Neddy Burton Dolores del Rio
Sam 'Pa' Burton John McIntire
Buffalo Horn Rodolfo Acosta
Dred Pierce Karl Swenson
Doc Phillips Ford Rainey
Angus Pierce Richard Jaeckel

Flaming Star is an American 1960 Western movie directed by Don Siegel and starring Elvis Presley as rancher Pacer Burton, born of a Kiowa mother and a Texan father. When tensions between Kiowa tribe and neighboring farmers raise to fighting, Pacer finds himself caught between the two worlds.

The following weapons were used in the film Flaming Star:


Single Action Army

Single Action Army Artillery Model

Clint Burton (Steve Forrest), Pacer's half-brother, carries a Single Action Army Artillery Model revolver.

Colt Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
Clint aims at Angus Pierce (Richard Jaeckel) when the latter makes an attempt to shoot Pacer.
Clint holds his revolver.
Clint's revolver in holster.
A closeup of Clint's revolver when he fires at Dred Pierce's accomplice.
Even when wounded, Clint has his revolver at hand.

Single Action Army Cavalry Model

Pacer Burton (Elvis Presley) carries a Single Action Army Cavalry Model revolver.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
Pacer holds his revolver.
Pacer's mother Neddy (Dolores Del Rio) takes the revolver in holster.
Pacer carries the revolver during the visit in Kiowa settlement.
Pacer fires at attacking Will Howard.
A close view of Pacer's revolver in said scene.
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Pacer takes hostage Doc Phillips's daughter Dottie (Barbara Beaird) to make Doc to go to wounded Neddy.
Pacer raises his revolver on Clint when brothers are in quarrel.
Pacer aims at Clint during Kiowas attack.

Single Action Army (Mocked Up as Remington 1858 New Army)

Will Howard (Douglas Dick) and Sam 'Pa' Burton (John McIntire) carry "Cavalry" model Single Action Army revolvers, that was visually modified to resembled the Remington 1858 New Army, with fake Remington's cylinder rods (possibly a single prop is reused). Similar mockups were seen in many Western movies of 1940s-1960s.

Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
Remington 1858 New Army - .44 caliber.
Will Howard waylays Pacer and Neddy Burtons and fires his revolver, killing Kiowa warrior Two Moons who escorted Burtons.
A good view of fake Remington. The socket for removed extrator rod of original SAA can be seen.
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Sam Burton fires at attacking Kiowas.
A good view of Sam's revolver from another side.
A view from the muzzle.
A good view of the revolver in Sam's dead hand.


Winchester Model 1892

Winchester Model 1892 Rifle

In one scene Pacer Burton holds an anachronistic Winchester Model 1892 rifle. Due to continuity error it switches to a Marlin Model 1889 (see below).

Winchester 1892 -.32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
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Pacer loads his rifle.
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Pacer runs to the door with Winchester in hands (next moment it switches to a Marlin). Note Sam Burton's Winchester Model 1866 leaning against the wall near the door.

Winchester Model 1892 Carbine

Tom Howard (L.Q. Jones) and Angus Pierce (Richard Jaeckel) are seen with anachronistic Winchester Model 1892 carbines.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
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Tom Howard with Winchester 1892 carbine.
A carbine of one of Howards, killed by Kiowas.
Angus Pierce (at the right) holds a Winchester 1892 carbine during the confrontation with Clint and Pacer Burtons.
The saddle ring of Angus' carbine is seen.
Another view of Angus' carbine.
One of Dred Pierce's ranch hands (at far right background) holds a Winchester Model 1892 Carbine.
Same man with his rifle is seen in center.

Winchester Model 1873

Winchester Model 1873 Rifle

Clint Burton holds a Winchester Model 1873 rifle in several scene. A pair of 1873 rifles are seen in gun rack in Pierce general store.

Winchester 1873 "Short Rifle" model with octagon barrel
Clint's rifle is seen over the door.
Guns in rack in Pierce general store. Two of them are Winchester Model 1873 rifles (and the one to the right of these rifle is a Winchester 1873 carbine, see below).
Winchester 1873 rilfes (at the left) are seen in Pierce general store.
Clint holds his rifle.
Clint with his own 1873 (in right hand) and his father's 1866 Winchesters.

Winchester Model 1873 Carbine

A Winchester Model 1873 carbine is seen in gun rack in Pierce general store.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Winchester
Guns in rack in Pierce general store. The one at the right is a Winchester Model 1873 Carbine (the saddle ring is seen).

Winchester Model 1866

Sam Burton uses a Winchester Model 1866 rifle throughout the movie.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle - .44 RF
Sam Burton with his "Yellow Boy".
The rifle is seen near the door.
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Sam readies his rifle during the night visit of Kiowa chief Buffalo Horn.
Winchester 1866 is seen over the door (in previous scenes Clint's Winchester 1873 was seen in this place).
Sam takes his rifle when armed mob of local settlers, led by Dred Pierce, appear at Burtons' house.
Sam with Winchester 1866 and Pacer with Marlin Model 1889 confront Dred Pierce and his mob.
Sam briefly hands his rifle to Clint.
Sam holds his rifle.

Marlin Model 1889

Out of time Marlin Model 1889 rifles are seen in hands of Pacer Burton, several of Dred Pierce's ranchers, and local blacksmith Ben Ford (Monte Burkhart). In one scene Clint Burton's Winchester Model 1873 rifle switches to a Marlin due to continuity error.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Marlin Model 1889 - .44-40 WCF
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A good view of Pacer's Marlin in the scene when Dred Pierce's men appear at Burton's house.
The rifle is seen from another side.
A close view of a Marlin that belongs to one of Pierces' ranch hands (credited as "Man#1 at Crossing" (Tom Fadden)).
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A good view of Ben Ford's rifle.
A close view of the barrel and tube magazine of Ben Ford's rifle.
Clint Burton fires at Kiowas. In this scene his Winchester Model 1873 is replaced with a Marlin.

Springfield 1873 Trapdoor Carbine

Several Kiowa warriors are armed with Springfield 1873 Trapdoor Carbines.

Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine, replica by Uberti Arms - .45-70
A Kiowa warrior holds a carbine during the attack on Howards farm.
A carbine is seen in hands of Kiowa warrior at the right.
The said Kiowa warrior fires at Sam Burton's horse.
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A Kiowa warrior (Rodd Redwing) with a Trapdoor carbine.

Remington Rolling Block

A pair of Remington Rolling Block rifles is seen in gun rack in Pierce general store.

Springfield Model 1870 Remington-Navy - .50-70 Government
Guns in rack in Pierce general store. Two long guns at the left appear to be Remington Rolling Block.

Unidentified long guns

An unidentified long gun is seen in gun rack in Pierce general store.

Guns in rack in Pierce general store. 1 is unidentifed while 2 is a Harrington & Richardson Pardner; 3 and 4 - Winchester Model 1873 rifles; 5 - Winchester Model 1873 Carbine; 6 - Remington Rolling Block rifle.
Unidentified long gun (far left).


Double Barreled Shotgun

Double Barreled Shotguns are used by Angus Pierce and Clint Burton.

A double barreled shotgun on the wall in Pierce general store.
Angus Pierce raises the shotgun on Pacer Burton...
...but he is stopped by Clint's revolver.
Clint rapidly grabs the shotgun from saddle holster (it is even seen blurry due to violent motion).
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He fires at a Kiowa.

Harrington & Richardson Pardner

What is supposed to be Harrington & Richardson Pardner single barreled shotgun is seen in Pierce general store.

Harrington & Richardson Pardner - 12 gauge
Guns in rack in Pierce general store. The one at the left is supposed to be an H&R Pardner.
Another view of same gun (far left).

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