|The Left Handed Gun
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The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 Western that marked the directorial debut of Arthur Penn. The film was a retelling of the Billy the Kid story and starred Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett. The film's cast also happened to include James Best and Denver Pyle, who would later co-star in the CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard.
The following weapons were used in the film The Left Handed Gun:
Single Action Army "Artillery"
The "Artillery" model of the Single Action Army revolver is carried by several characters in the film, including Billy the Kid (Paul Newman ) and Pat Garrett (John Dehner).
Billy the Kid (Paul Newman
) takes aim with the Single Action Army.
Colt New Service
Several characters in the film are seen carrying the anachronistic Colt New Service revolver. The use of these revolvers was not uncommon in films of the earlier era.
Colt New Service M1917 - .45 ACP.
The Winchester Model 1892 rifle is seen in the hands of Tom Folliard (James Best) at the film's beginning.
Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine.
Double Barreled Shotgun
Bob Ollinger (Denver Pyle) keeps a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun when Billy is apprehended. The shotgun is later seen in the hands of Billy.
Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge. The Parker Gun Company was absorbed into Remington in 1934.
Springfield Model 1861
While at Pat Garrett's wedding, Billy is seen posing for a picture while holding a Springfield Model 1861 rifle.
Springfield 1861 - .58 caliber minie ball.
Billy poses for a picture while holding the rifle.