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The Last Hard Men

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The Last Hard Men
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Cinema Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Release Date 1976
Studio 20th Century Fox
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Captain Sam Burgade Charlton Heston
Zach Provo James Coburn
Susan Burgade Barbara Hershey
Cesar Menendez Jorge Rivero
Sheriff Noel Nye Michael Parks
Mike Shelby Larry Wilcox
George Weed Thalmus Rasulala
Portugee Shiraz Morgan Paull
Will Gant John Quade
Hal Brickman Christopher Mitchum

The Last Hard Men is a 1976 Western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and based on the novel by Brian Garfield (Hopscotch, Death Wish). Charlton Heston stars as Captain Sam Burgade, a retired Arizona Ranger, and James Coburn co-stars as Burgade's old enemy Zach Provo, who was sent to prison by Burgade, but manages to escape and now seeks revenge.

The following weapons were used in the film The Last Hard Men:


Single Action Army Revolver

Single Action Army revolvers are used by most of Provo's men and various deputies and posse members. They are both of "Artillery" and "Quick-Draw" models.

Colt Single Action Army Artillery Model w/ 5.5" barrels - .38-40 Winchester.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model. The most common of the SAA revolvers as it is just the right length. - .45 Long Colt
A deputy holds an "Artillery" SAA revolver when Burgade and Sheriff Nye search the boxcar.
Cesar Menendez (Jorge Rivero) carries a nickel plated SAA with pearl grips in his holster. The barrel of his revolver is never seen so the model cannot be identified.
Mike Shelby (Larry Wilcox) aims his SAA revolver.
Another view at Shelby's revolver.
Shelby holds his SAA in the final scene. Here we can see that his revolver is of "Quick-Draw" model.

Colt New Service Revolver

Colt New Service revolver is a personal sidearm of Captain Sam Burgade (Charlton Heston). Sheriff Noel Nye (Michael Parks), some deputies and several of Provo's men also carry Colt New Service revolvers.

Colt New Service Revolver with lanyard ring and plain walnut grips.
A deputy holds Colt New Service revolver when Burgade and Sheriff Nye search the boxcar.
Sam Burgade (Charlton Heston) readies his Colt New Service.
A close view at Burgade's revolver.
George Weed (Thalmus Rasulala) holds his Colt New Service.
Weed tries to get back his revolver.
Burgade with two Colt New Service revolvers in the final scene.

Colt M1911 Pistol

Zach Provo (James Coburn) takes a Colt M1911 pistol in general store and uses it as his personal sidearm. The story takes place in 1909 so the appearance of M1911 is anachronistic.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Provo examines M1911 pistol.
A close view at M1911 in Provo's hand.


Winchester Model 1897

Winchester Model 1897 shotguns are seen in hands of prison guards in the opening scene. Later these shotguns, taken from killed guards, are used by Zach Provo (James Coburn) and his second-in-command Cesar Menendez (Jorge Rivero).

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
A prison guard holds his Winchester Model 1897.
Provo fires a shotgun.
A close view at the barrel and the pump.
Provo holds a Winchester Model 1897.

Double barreled shotgun

Sam Burgade (Charlton Heston) carries a double barreled shotgun in the scene when he guards a box of gold.



Winchester Model 1892

Winchester Model 1892 rifles are used by various characters including Sam Burgade (Charlton Heston) and Zach Provo (James Coburn). Mostly these rifles belong to Saddle Ring Carbine model, except Hal Brickman's (Christopher Mitchum) rifle.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20
Winchester 1892 - .38-40
Sheriff Noel Nye (Michael Parks) with Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring carbine.
Burgade holds a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring carbine. At the foreground another Model 1892 is seen closely.
A deputy with Winchester guards a box of gold.
Burgade teachs the proper handling of a rifle to Hal Brickman (Christopher Mitchum). Brickman's rifle is a standard model, not a Saddle Ring carbine.
Zach Provo (James Coburn) and Cesar Menendez (Jorge Rivero) with Winchesters in the final scene.
Provo fires his Winchester in the final scene.
Hal Brickman reloads his Winchester in the final scene.

Remington Model 8

Susan Burgade (Barbara Hershey) tries to take a Remington Model 8 when Zach Provo (James Coburn) appears in the house.

Remington Model 8 semiautomatic rifle - chambered in .25, .30, .32, and .35 Rem.
A Remington Model 8 is seen among Burgade's guns, second from the right.
Susan Burgade (Barbara Hershey) tries to take a rifle when Zach Provo (James Coburn) appears in the house.

Burgade's long guns

A collection of several rifles and shotguns are seen in Burgade's house.

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
Remington Model 8 semiautomatic rifle - chambered in .25, .30, .32, and .35 Rem
Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 with engraving
Winchester 1886
Sam Burgade (Charlton Heston) takes a shotgun (at the right). A Remington Model 8 is seen second from the right. What appear to be a Winchester Model 1873 is seen in center. The rifle at the left seems to be a Winchester Model 1886. Two more rifles stand between Model 73 and Model 86, the left one is bolt action and the right one is lever action.

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