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North and South: Book II (also known as North and South Book 2: Love and War, after the title of the original novel) is a 1986 6-part miniseries, the second part of a trilogy adapted from the trilogy of novels North and South by John Jakes. It depicts the story of two large families: Mains, planters from South Carolina, and Hazards, industrialists from Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War. The main characters are Orry Main (Patrick Swayze) and George Hazard (James Read), who became friends while attending the United States Military Academy at West Point. While fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War, they still struggle to maintain their friendship.
The following weapons were used in the miniseries North and South: Book II:
A Colt Dragoon revolver is seen in hands of a Confederate Army sergeant during the Battle of Antietam.
Original Colt Dragoon 1st Model - .44 Cal.
The revolver is seen not very clearly, but its size and shape allow to identify it as Dragoon.
Colt 1851 Navy revolvers are widely used throughout the series, notably by Union Brigadier General George Hazard (James Read), 1st US Sharpshooters regiment Lt. Stephen Kent (Whip Hubley), and Confederate officers Maj. Joshua Dupree (Patrick Dollaghan), Capt. Charles Main (Lewis Smith), Capt. Thomas Turner (Wayne Newton), Lt. Ambrose Pell (James Houghton), and Lt. Jimmy Pickles (Gary Grubbs). These revolvers mostly can be identified as cap and ball guns (see below for cartridge version).
Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber.
South Carolina Militia Capt. Durham (uncredited) holds a Colt Navy revolver when he assists Justin LaMotte in kidnapping Madeline LaMotte from the Main's estate, Mont Royal. The cylinder matches the original cap and ball version.
Lt. Pell, Charles Main's fellow officer, holds a Colt Navy.
A Colt Navy in the hand of a Confederate soldier during the Battle of Antietam. A Remington 1858 New Army
is seen at the background.
Maj. Dupree fires his revolver at Union cavalrymen attacking the food wagon train.
Pvt. Raymond (Robert Englund
), a deserter of the Confederate Army, holds a Colt Navy revolver in the close combat with Billy Hazard. In the previous moment, Raymond had a Colt 1860 Army
Brigadier General George Hazard holds a Colt Navy during the attack of Confederate Mosby's Rangers on the train.
Lt. Kent holds a Colt Navy revolver and Sharps Rifle
, the main weapon of the 1st US Sharpshooters. Note the percussion cap on the cylinder of his revolver.
Capt. Charles Main holds a Colt 1851 Navy and a Colt 1860 Army
revolver when he fires at Union cavalrymen in Augusta Barclay's house. In previous scenes, Charles had two Remington 1858 New Army
Capt. Thomas Turner, the commandant of Libby Prison in Richmond, holds a Colt Navy when he tries to prevent Orry and Charles Main from saving George Hazard from prison.
Lt. Pickles, another of Charles Main's fellow officers, holds a Colt Navy revolver during the interrogation of a captured Union cavalryman.
Cartridge Colt 1851 Navy revolvers are also seen. They may be converted original cap and ball guns or modern replicas. Either way, they are anachronistic for the events of the Civil War.
Salem Jones (Tony Frank
), the dismissed overseer of Mont Royal's plantation, holds a cartridge Colt 1851 Navy.
Note the lack of a part of the loading lever.
Another view of Jones' revolver.
Colt 1851 Navy revolvers are seen among the firearms smuggled by Elkanah Bent for the plot against the President of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis. Most revolvers are cartridge models, except for the second from the left gun with an angular rear part of the trigger guard (a sign of early versions of the Colt Navy) that has slots for percussion caps on the cylinder.
Elkanah Bent (Philip Casnoff
) holds one of these revolver when he meets his lover Ashton Huntoon (Terri Garber).
Another view of Bent's armory.
Bent holds his revolver during the shootout with Orry Main, who came to arrest him.
A compact version of the Colt 1851 Navy, known as the "Sheriff's", with nickel finish is used by Rafe Beaudeen (Lee Horsley), a former Confederate Army officer turned gambler. A blued revolver of the same model is seen in hands of a Confederate soldier during the Battle of Antietam Creek.
Pietta Colt 1851 Navy Sheriff's with brass frame - .44 caliber
A Confederate soldier holds a blued revolver with brass frame.
A closeup of Beaudeen's revolver after he killed the boss of the thugs who attacked Madeline LaMotte-Main. The lack of the firing pin on the hammer and visible slots on the cylinder allow to guess that this is a percussion cap model rather than cartridge one.
Colt 1860 Army
Colt 1860 Army revolvers are widely used throughout the series, notably by 1st US Sharpshooters regiment Lt. Billy Hazard (Parker Stevenson), Confederate Gen. Orry Main (Patrick Swayze) (one of two of his usual revolvers, together with a Remington 1858 New Army) and Capt. Charles Main (Lewis Smith), Southern volunteer Augusta Barclay (Kate McNeil), former slave turned gang boss Cuffey (Forest Whitaker), and dismissed overseer of Mont Royal estate Salem Jones (Tony Frank). These revolvers are mostly cap and ball guns.
Colt 1860 Army - .44 caliber.
Augusta Barclay holds a Colt Army revolver. The cylinder looks like cap and ball model.
Orry Main carries a Colt Army in an open holster and a Remington 1858 in a closed holster.
Orry Main holds a Colt Army when he rescues Madeline from Justin LaMotte's house.
Orry Main holds a Colt Army during the defense of a food wagon train against Union cavalry.
Raymond (Robert Englund
), a deserter of the Confederate Army, holds a Colt Army revolver when he threatens Billy Hazard. In the following scene, Raymond's gun switches to a Colt 1851 Navy
The lack of firing pin on the hammer allows to identify the revolver as a percussion cap gun.
White seals on the cylinder chambers are also signs of a cap and ball revolver.
Billy Hazard holds a Colt Army revolver during the Battle of the Wilderness. Again, note the lack of the firing pin on the hammer. In most scenes, Billy is armed with a cartridge version of Colt Army (see below).
Capt. Charles Main holds a Colt 1851 Navy
and a Colt 1860 Army revolver when he fires at Union cavalrymen in Augusta Barclay's house. In previous scenes, Charles had two Remington 1858 New Army
Cuffey carries a Colt Army revolver.
Salem Jones picks up a Colt Army revolver during the night attack on the Main estate.
Colt 1860 Army (Cartridge)
Two versions of cartridge Colt 1860 Army revolvers are seen.
- The first model, mostly used by Lt. Billy Hazard (Parker Stevenson), lacks the loading lever under the barrel. Gen. Orry Main (Patrick Swayze) briefly holds this revolver instead of his usual common Colt Army.
- The second model has a standard construction, cartridge cylinder, and silver finish; it is seen in the hands of the boss of street thugs in Charleston (uncredited). This revolver has nothing in common with Richards or Richards-Mason conversions and is most likely is a modern replica, made for cartridge loading with keeping the looks of a cap and ball Colt Army.
Billy Hazard draws his revolver.
Billy Hazard holds his revolver during the First Battle of Bull Run.
Orry Main fires a similar looking Colt Army (likely the same prop reused) when he encounters a Union cavalry patrol.
Billy Hazard with a Colt Army revolver and a Sharps Rifle
during the Battle of Gettysburg.
A closer view of Billy's revolver during the Battle of Petersburg.
Colt 1860 Army with Prototype Cartridge Conversion - .44 RF. The screen gun looks very similar to this sample.
The gang boss holds his revolver when the thugs assault Madeline LaMotte-Main. Unlike Billy's gun, this one has the loading lever in place.
Another view of the revolver.
A closer view of the cartridge cylinder.
Remington 1858 New Army
Original percussion cap Remington 1858 New Army revolvers are used by Confederate Gen. Orry Main (Patrick Swayze) (one of two of his usual revolvers, together with a Colt 1860 Army) and Capt. Charles Main (Lewis Smith), as well as Union Col. George Hazard (James Read).
Remington 1858 New Army - .44 caliber
Orry Main holds a Remington revolver when he escapes from a Union patrol and suddenly meets with George Hazard.
A closer view of Orry Main's revolver. It seems to be a cap and ball version.
George Hazard holds a Remington revolver in the same scene.
Charles Main holds his revolver during the Battle of Antietam. Note that the chambers are sealed, a feature of cap and ball revolvers (in most scenes Charles has a cartridge version of the Remington 1858).
Confederate soldiers with Remington revolvers during the Battle of Antietam.
Charles Main holds a Remington (again with sealed chambers) in the scene at Augusta Barclay's house. In next moment, he is seen with two Colts, Army and Navy, instead of the Remington.
Remington 1858 New Army (Cartridge)
Capt. Charles Main (Lewis Smith) mostly carries an anachronistic cartridge version of the Remington 1858 New Army revolver. The same version of this revolver (and possibly the same prop) is also used by Justin LaMotte (David Carradine) and Orry Main (Patrick Swayze).
Remington 1858 New Army (Cartridge Conversion) - .45 Long Colt.
Charles Main fires his revolver, saving Augusta Barclay from pursuing Union cavalrymen. Note the presence of the firing pin on the hammer and the lack of slots for percussion caps on the cylinder.
A good view of Justin LaMotte's revolver when he sneaks into Mont Royal to kidnap Madeline.
Justin LaMotte with a revolver in hand.
Charles Main fires his revolver during the Battle of Antietam. In the next moment, his revolver switches to a cap and ball version of the Remington 1858 and then back to a cartridge version.
Charles holds his revolver when he interrogates a wounded Union cavalryman.
Orry Main holds a cartridge version of Remington (instead of his usual percussion cap version) when he encounters Elkanah Bent near the barn with smuggled guns.
Charles Main fires at Cuffey's gang during their attack on Mont Royal.
Remington 1858 New Model Police
Elkanah Bent (Philip Casnoff) uses a Remington 1858 New Model Police to kill Rafe Beaudeen (Lee Horsley).
Remington 1858 New Model Police - .36 cap and ball
Allen & Thurber Pepperbox
Virgilia Hazard (Kirstie Alley) kills her lover, Congressman Sam Greene (David Ogden Stiers), with an Allen & Thurber Pepperbox.
Allen & Thurber Pepperbox revolver
Vigrilia Hazard holds a pepperbox.
She aims the gun at Greene...
Another view of the pepperbox.
Colt Thuer Derringer
A nickel plated single barreled Derringer pistol, most likely an anachronistic Colt Thuer Derringer, is seen in hands of Burdetta Halloran (Morgan Fairchild) when she threatens her former lover and business partner Elkanah Bent. Derringers are confiscated from captured Union officers at Libby Prison in Richmond; one of them looks like a similar nickel plated Colt Thuer, while another one has more common finish.
Colt 3rd Model Derringer - .41 RF
Nickel plated Colt 4th Model Derringer - .22 Short
Burdetta Halloran aims her derringer at Elkanah Bent.
Items confiscated from captured Union officers. A nickel plated Colt Thuer is seen at the right.
A derringer at the left (red arrow) appears to be a plain Colt Thuer; a nickel one with pearl grips is seen at the right (yellow arrow).
One more derringer, confiscated from captured Union officers in said scene, is a Sharps Pepperbox with pearl grips.
Sharps Model 2A - .32 Rimfire
A Sharps Pepperbox derringer is seen at the left.
The pearl grip of the Sharps is seen at the left.
What appears to be a kind of Philadelphia Derringer is hold by Clarissa Main (Jean Simmons) when she confronts the commander of the Union cavalry who plan to burn the Main estate.
Philadelphia Derringer - .44 Cal
Clarissa Main holds a derringer. The large exposed hammer matches a percussion cap pistol.
A Union soldier carries a Henry 1860 rifle during the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House in April 1865.
Henry 1860 brass-frame - .44 Rimfire (RF).
Sharps 1859 Rifle
Sharps 1859 Rifles are used by 1st US Sharpshooters personnel, notably Lts. Billy Hazard (Parker Stevenson), Rudy Bodford (Michael Dudikoff), and Stephen Kent (Whip Hubley). Unlike genuine Sharps 1859 rifles, the screen guns lack patchboxes on their buttstocks.
Berdan Sharps 1859 Rifle - .54 caliber
Sharpshooters train with their Sharps rifles.
Sharpshooters train with their Sharps rifles.
A closeup of the igniting percussion cap.
A sentry behind Col. Hiram Berdan (Kurtwood Smith
) holds a rifle with fixed bayonet.
Billy carries a Sharps rifle when he meets the officers of the regiment.
Lt. Kent aims his rifle during the First Battle of Bull Run.
Lt. Bodford aims a Sharps rifle with attached bayonet during the Battle of Antietam.
A closer view of Billy's rifle.
Sharps 1863 Carbine
Both Union and Confederate cavalrymen use Sharps carbines, most likely Sharps 1863 Carbines. These guns are also seen in hands of Cuffey (Forest Whitaker) and one man of his gang.
Sharps 1863 Saddle Ring Carbine - .52 caliber
Union cavalrymen with Sharps carbines.
A soldier holds a Sharps carbine while guarding arrested Main household servant Semiramis.
A Confederate soldier uses a Sharps carbine in close combat with a Union cavalryman.
One of Cuffey's men holds a Sharps carbine.
Cuffey holds a Sharps carbine during the attack on the Main estate.
M1841 Mississippi Musket
Some Confederate soldiers carry M1841 Mississippi Muskets. These guns are also seen among weapons smuggled by Elkanah Bent.
M1841 Mississippi rifled musket - .58 Minie ball
Most soldiers of Col. Justin LaMotte's South Carolina Militia are armed with M1841 muskets.
Closer view of the barrels and bayonets. Unlike real Model 1855 sword bayonets, the prop bayonets have straight blades instead of curved ones.
One more view of the rifles.
Some Mississippi Muskets are seen among the rifles of Confederate soldiers during the First Battle of Bull Run.
A Confederate corporal holds an M1841 musket.
Most of the smuggled weapons are M1841 muskets.
Springfield 1861 and 1863
Springfield 1861 rifled muskets are widely used by Union and Confederate soldiers. Some of them appear to be Model 1863s as well.
Springfield Model 1861 - .58 caliber Minie ball. Note curved hammer and conventional priming.
Springfield Model 1863 - .58 caliber minie ball. Note straight hammer and screw-retained barrel bands.
Union soldiers march on the streets of Washington. They carry Springfield rifles, most if not all M1861s, with M1855 bayonets.
A rifle at the left in the hands of a soldier of the 79th New York Volunteer Infantry (this regiment was unique in wearing Glengarry caps) can be identified as a Springfield 1861.
Union soldiers during the First Battle of Bull Run with a mix of Springfield 1861 and Enfield 1853 rifles.
Confederate soldiers are also armed with a mix of Springfield and Enfield rifles.
Union soldiers fire Springfield rifles.
Union soldiers on the march. They are mostly armed with Springfield 1861 rifles.
Union soldiers with Springfield rifles during the Battle of Gettysburg. The shape of the hammer on the rifle in center looks more like a Model 1863.
Union soldiers with Springfield 1861 rifles during the Third Battle of Petersburg.
Confederate soldiers before the surrender at Lynchburg. A Springfield 1861 is seen in hands of a man in a red shirt at the foreground.
A Confederate soldier at the far right holds a Springfield 1861.
Enfield Pattern 1853
Enfield Pattern 1853 rifled muskets are also used by both sides. They can be identified by the position of the sling swivel on the top barrel band, as opposed to Springfield muskets with sling swivel on the second barrel band.
Enfield Pattern 1853 - .577 Ball
Union soldiers during the First Battle of Bull Run are armed with Enfield Pattern 1853 rifles. Their bright red uniform indicates a volunteer regiment.
Union soldiers reload their muzzleloading rifles.
Many Union soldiers during the First Battle of Bull Run are armed with Enfield 1853 rifles.
Confederate soldiers are mostly armed with Enfield 1853 rifles.
A Union soldier with an Enfield 1853 rifle is seen at the left.
Maj. Dupree's soldier fires at Union cavalrymen. An Enfield 1853 rifle is seen at the left and a Springfield 1861 rifle in center.
Confederate soldiers with Enfield 1853 rifles in the Battle of the Wilderness.
Confederate soldiers before the surrender at Lynchburg. The soldier second from the foreground holds an Enfield 1853.
Confederate soldiers with Enfield 1853 (two in center) rifles.
Confederate soldiers with Enfield 1853 rifles.
Springfield Model 1842
Springfield Model 1842 muskets are also seen in war scenes.
Springfield Model 1842 - .69 Smoothbore
What appears to be a Springfield Model 1842 is seen at the right.
Percussion Cap Muskets
Various percussion cap muskets of unclear models are seen.
A musket of unidentified model in hands of a Confederate soldier during the Battle of Antietam. The shape of the hammer matches both the Springfield 1863 and Enfield 1853.
Confederate snipers in action against Col. Berdan's sharpshooters. They are armed with rifles that resemble Enfield 1853s
, but the shape of the hammer is different. These guns are also not Whitworth Rifles
, which were popular among Confederate sharpshooters, as Whitworth rifle have distinctive hooded front sights).
A Confederate soldier fires a percussion cap rifle during the Battle of the Wilderness. The shape of the hammer matches both the Springfield 1863 and Enfield 1853.
Percussion Cap Carbine
Various percussion cap carbines of unclear models are seen.
A Confederate soldier of Maj. Dupree's unit fires a carbine at Union cavalrymen.
A Confederate sniper in action against Col. Berdan's sharpshooters. The forearm of his short rifle extends nearly to the muzzle.
A Confederate soldier fires a percussion cap carbine during the Third Battle of Petersburg.
Kentucky rifles are seen in several scenes. Most, if not all, of these guns have percussion cap locks.
Traditions Kentucky Percussion Muzzleloading Rifle - .50
Washington (John Nixon), a farmhand on Augusta Barclay's farm, holds a percussion cap Kentucky rifle.
A closer view of Washington's rifle.
A Confederate sniper with a Kentucky rifle, fitted with a sniper scope.
Another view of the sniper rifle.
Farmhand Ezra (Beau Billingslea
) holds a Kentucky rifle during the attack by Cuffey's gang on the Main's estate.
Brett Main-Hazard (Genie Francis
) takes Ezra's rifle and fires at Salem Jones.
Double Barreled Percussion Shotgun
Double Barreled Percussion Shotguns, differentiated from break-action shotguns by the ramrod below the barrels and solid construction, are seen in several scenes. They are used by Confederate Capt. Charles Main (Lewis Smith) and Lt. Ambrose Pell (James Houghton), Brett Main Hazard (Genie Francis), former slaves at Mont Royal - Ezra (Beau Billingslea) and Semiramis (Erica Gimpel), and members of Cuffey's gang.
Double Barreled Percussion Shotgun - 10 gauge
Pell aims a shotgun. The saddle ring is seen.
Charles fires at Union cavalrymen. The saddle ring of his shotgun is seen.
Charles Main holds a shotgun during the First Battle of Bull Run. The ramrod is seen under the barrels.
Some soldiers of Gen. Orry Main's escort are armed with short-barreled shotguns.
Ezra grabs a shotgun when a horseman in Confederate uniform approaches Mont Royal.
Semiramis chases away Salem Jones.
Charles aims his shotgun at Lt. Pickles, who tried to desert from the army.
Cuffey's gang member with a shotgun.
A closer view of Charlie's shotgun during the surrender of Confederate troops at Lynchburg.
Brett defends the estate against Cuffey's gang.
Numerous field cannons are seen in battle scenes. These guns are mostly M1857 12-Pounder "Napoleon" and 10 lb. Parrott Rifles.
12-pounder smoothbore cannon
A 10 lb. Parrott Rifle used in an American Civil War reenactment
A cannon of an artillery battery assigned to the defense of Washington. It seems to be a 12-pounder "Napoleon".
Union artillery, mostly 12-pounder "Napoleon" guns, during the Battle of Bull Run.
Union Parrot guns during the Battle of Antietam.
Confederates capture Union artillery.
Confederate Parrot guns during the Battle of Gettysburg
Union artillery during the Battle of Gettysburg. These are short barreled howitzers, possibly M1841 12-pounder Mountain Howitzers.
Confederate artillery during the Battle of Petersburg.