Monte Walsh (2002)
Monte Walsh (2002) is the 2002 remake of the 1970 Western which starred Lee Marvin as Monte Walsh and Jack Palance as Chet Rollins. The remake was helmed by Lonesome Dove director Simon Wincer and stars Tom Selleck as Walsh and Keith Carradine as Rollins. Despite the presence of firearms and gunfights, the film is actually a melancholy story about the end of the open range cattle days in Montana in the 1890's. This remake, which marked the third Western film collaboration between Wincer and Selleck, first aired in the US on TNT in 2002 and subsequently released on DVD.
The following weapons were used in the film Monte Walsh (2002):
Colt Single Action Army
The Single Action Army is carried and used by multiple characters, notably by Monte Walsh (Tom Selleck) and Shorty (George Eads). The actual Colt SAA (serial number # 4562, Mfd. 1874) used in the film by Monte Walsh (Tom Selleck) was manufactured at the beginning of the model's manufacturing history. This specimen was restored by Kenny Howell of R&D Gun Shop.
Colt 1877 "Lightning"
What appears to be a Colt 1877 "Lightning" Double Action Revolver is seen several times in the holster of Chet (Keith Carradine). The revolver is identified as the Colt 1877 due to the distinctive "Bird's Head" grip.
Monte Walsh (Tom Selleck) uses a Winchester Model 1886 Carbine throughout the movie. The Winchester used in the movie was manufactured in 1891. It has a 22 inch barrel and is chambered in caliber 50-110. It was restored by Kenny Howell of R&D Gun Shop. Kenny Howell also did restoration work on some of the firearms used in Crossfire Trail.
Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy"
Throughout the movie one can get brief glimpses of the Winchester Model 1873 being carried by other cowboys.
The Winchester Model 1887 is used by Shorty (George Eads) throughout the movie. He carries a shorter version with the 22" barrel. This version was available from Winchester and was usually called the "Messenger" or "Guard" Model. A very imposing weapon indeed.