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Red Mountain

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Red Mountain
Red Mountain Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by William Dieterle
John Farrow
Release Date 1951
Studio Hal Wallis Productions
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Brett Sherwood Alan Ladd
Chris Lizabeth Scott
Lane Waldron Arthur Kennedy
Gen. William Quantrill John Ireland
Sgt. Skee Jeff Corey
Dr. Terry James Bell
Sgt. Randall Bert Freed

Red Mountain is a 1951 Western film directed by William Dieterle and John Farrow and starring Alan Ladd as Confederate officer Brett Sherwood. In 1865, Brett Sherwood heads to Colorado to join General Quantrill's guerrilla movement. He saves Lane Waldron (Arthur Kennedy) who was unjustly sentenced to death by a lynch mob for the killing of a gold assayer.

The following weapons were used in the film Red Mountain:


Colt 1851 Navy (Cartridge Conversion)

Capt. Brett Sherwood (Alan Ladd) carries a nickel plated Colt 1851 Navy with a cartridge conversion (while anachronistic for 1865, this revolver decently substitutes for an original Colt 1851 Navy). Lane Waldron (Arthur Kennedy) holds Brett's Colt in several scenes.

Note: see additional screenshots and promotional images on the talk page.

Colt 1851 Navy with a cartridge conversion. This is a reproduction of the gun used by Eli Wallach in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and imported by Cimmaron Arms.
Lane Waldron takes Brett's revolver.
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Lane tries to threaten Brett with the revolver but the gun turns out to be unloaded. Note that the front end of the lever is attached to the barrel by a rope; supposedly the piece was damaged.
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Lane with Brett's revolver when he and Chris find Brett at Red Mountain.
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Brett holds his revolver during the shootout with Quantrill. Note that the lever is permanently fitted to the barrel, instead of fixing it with a rope as seen in an earlier scene.
A wounded Brett reaches for his revolver...
...and fires at Quantrill.
A cover of a German cinema magazine shows Brett Sherwood holding the revolver. Here it can be seen that the gun is a cartridge conversion version.

Colt 1851 Navy (Richards-Mason Conversion)

Colt 1851 Navy revolvers with Richards-Mason Conversion are used by the gold assayer Jim Braden (Dan White), Marshal Roberts (Francis McDonald), and Gen. William Quantrill (John Ireland) (in reality, Quantrill never had General rank- he was a Captain). A single prop is reused in all cases; this revolver also has a shortened faceted barrel.

Note: see additional screenshots and promotional images on the talk page.

Colt 1851 Navy with Richards-Mason cartridge conversion - .38 Long Colt.
Jim Braden draws his revolver.
The revolver near the dead Braden. A paper cartridge with lead bullet is seen on the floor near the scales; it was intentionally left by the murderer.
Marshal Roberts' revolver in a holster.
Quantrill, disguised as a US cavalryman, threatens to kill Lane Waldron. The rifle holstered on his saddle is most likely a Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine (see below).
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Quantrill fires after the escaping Brett Sherwood.
Quantrill holds his revolver during the final duel with Brett.

Single Action Army

Single Action Army revolvers, also anachronistic, are briefly seen in several scenes. Marshal Roberts (Francis McDonald) carries a Cavalry model revolver (in an earlier scene, he had a Colt 1851 Navy). Posse members have Cavalry, Artillery, and Civilian revolvers (no good screenshot with a Civilian revolver can be taken).

Colt Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
One of the posse members, an aged man at the right, holds an Artillery model revolver.
One of Roberts' men holds an Artillery model revolver during the final battle.
Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
One the posse members holds a Cavalry revolver; the barrel is seen below Roberts' hand.
Marshal Roberts stops a settler who tries to shoot Brett Sherwood.

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

Lane Waldron (Arthur Kennedy) and Chris (Lizabeth Scott) use Single Action Army revolvers, visually modified to resemble the Remington 1858 New Army, with a fake Remington cylinder rod. Similar mockups were often used in Western movies.

Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
Remington 1858 New Army - .44 caliber.
Lane Waldron picks up Sgt. Skee's revolver. In the previous moment, this revolver was a genuine Remington, but it is replaced with a visually modified SAA due to the need for shooting.
Lane fires the revolver at Sgt. Skee, who molests Chris.
During the battle at Red Mountain, Lane fires at Quantrill's men and Ute warriors.
A closer view of the revolver.
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Chris holds a visually modified SAA revolver.
Lane and Chris with the revolvers.

Remington 1858 New Army

Genuine Remington 1858 New Army revolvers are also seen, hold by Lane Waldron (Arthur Kennedy), Chris (Lizabeth Scott), Gen. William Quantrill (John Ireland) (in most scenes, he carries a Colt 1851 Navy revolver), and Sgt. Skee (Jeff Corey) and Sgt. Randall (Bert Freed) of Quantrill's unit. In firing scenes, genuine Remingtons are replaced with visually modified SAA revolvers (see above).

Remington 1858 New Army - .44 caliber
Lane Waldron holds a Remington revolver when he escapes from pursuing posse.
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Marshal Roberts examines the revolver, taken from the arrested Lane, and checks for similarities with the cartridge that was found near the murdered body of Braden.
Quantrill puts a Remington revolver in holster.
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When Sgt. Skee molests Chris, she manages to grab his revolver. In the next moment, Skee disarms Chris, and the genuine Remington switches to a visually modified SAA (see above).
Sgt. Randall aims his revolver at Dr. Terry.
A Remington is seen in a bundle of guns that Brett Sherwood brings for Lane and Chris.

Remington 1858 Pocket

Chris (Lizabeth Scott) carries a Remington 1858 Pocket in several scenes. Her revolver lacks the trigger guard and seems to be a cartridge conversion version rather than an original cap and ball gun.

Remington 1858 Pocket Percussion - .31 Caliber.
Chris holds her revolver.
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Another view of Chris' revolver.
Brett Sherwood holds Chris' revolver.
The firing pin on the hammer can be seen, so the revolver appears to be a cartridge conversion version.
A good view of Chris' revolver on a promotional image.

Unidentified Pocket Revolvers

When Chris (Lizabeth Scott) is initially seen with a revolver, she holds not an abovementioned Remington 1858 Pocket, but a different pocket revolver with open-top frame.

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Chris aims her revolver at Brett. In the next moment, her gun switches to a Remington 1858 Pocket.

Sgt. Randall (Bert Freed) takes a nickel plated spur-trigger pocket revolver from Dr. Terry's saddle bag.

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Randall holds the Doctor's revolver. Note the wide grip, uncommon for such pocket revolvers.
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The barrel is seen.
Chris holds a nickel plated revolver on a movie poster. In the same scene in the movie when she is disarmed by Brett, the revolver is a Remington 1858 Pocket.


Maynard Single Shot Percussion Carbine

Brett Sherwood (Alan Ladd) carries a Maynard Single Shot Percussion Carbine. Due to continuity errors, this rifle switches to a Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine and back again several times.

Maynard Single Shot Percussion Carbine- .50 cal.
Brett Sherwood holds Lane Waldron at gunpoint.
Brett holds the carbine during the scene in the cave.
The carbine next to a sleeping Brett. The saddle bracket is seen.
Brett Sherwood (Alan Ladd) holds the Maynard carbine in a promotional image.
Lane Waldron (Arthur Kennedy) holds the Maynard carbine in a promotional image. He doesn't use this gun in the movie.

Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine

Brett Sherwood's (Alan Ladd) Maynard carbine switches to an anachronistic Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine several times. Trapdoor carbines are also used by Lane Waldron (Arthur Kennedy), Chris (Lizabeth Scott), one of Quantrill's officers Lt. Morgan (Carleton Young), and Ute tribe warriors, including their war chief Little Crow (Jay Silverheels).

Note: see additional screenshots and promotional images on the talk page.

Replica Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine "Trapdoor Springfield" built by Uberti Arms - .45-70
Little Crow and one of his warriors (on horseback) hold Trapdoor carbines.
Lt. Morgan with a Trapdoor carbine.
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Chris fires at Ute warriors.
Brett holds a carbine in same scene.
A wounded Lane holds Brett's carbine.
Chris fires at Little Crow's son.
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An Ute warrior fires a carbine.
Little Crow fires at Marshal Roberts' men.

Springfield Model 1873 Rifle

In one scene, Brett Sherwood examines a Springfield Model 1873 rifle, captured by Quantrill's men from Union troops. Quantrill calls this gun a "brand new Springfield rifle" (excessively new for 1865, so to say). It may be intended to stand-in for the more appropriate Springfield 1861.

Replica Springfield Model 1873 "Trapdoor Springfield" built by Uberti Arms - .45-70
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Brett Sherwood examines the rifle.

Winchester Model 1892 Carbine

Anachronistic Winchester Model 1892 carbines are briefly seen in several scenes, including the final battle.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
The typical barrel of a Winchester 1892 carbine is seen at the right during the final battle.

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