The Homesman is a 2014 historical drama that is a feature film adaptation of the Glendon Swarthout novel of the same name. The film was produced and directed by Tommy Lee Jones, who also stars in the film as George Briggs, a man who is saved from hanging by an unmarried woman (Hilary Swank), and then together they attempt to take three mentally ill women across the harsh land to a church that will take care of them. The film's cast also includes Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, William Fichtner and James Spader.
The following weapons were used in the film The Homesman:
Aloysius Duffy (James Spader) carries a pair of compact pistols that resemble the Colt 1862 revolver with a Richards-Mason conversion. When his hotel catches fire, he is seen racing down the stairs with the pistols drawn.
Lyman Plains Pistol
When Briggs is smoked out of his house at the film's beginning, some of the men who confront him are armed with what appear to be Lyman Plains Pistols.
An Enfield 1858 is the rifle kept by Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) in her coach. This rifle is anachronistic due to the fact that it was not produced until 4 years after the movie is set. The 1858 is easily identified from the 1853 by its 2 bands(instead of 3) and the longer barrel past the stock, with the bayonet lug on the side instead of the front sight doubling as the bayonet lug.
One of the men appears to be carrying a Hawken rifle.
Enfield Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine
A Native American tribesman carries a weapon that resembles the Enfield Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine.