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The Unforgiven (1960)

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The Unforgiven (1960)
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The Unforgiven (1960)
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by John Huston
Release Date 1960
Language English
Studio Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ben Zachary Burt Lancaster
Rachel Zachary Audrey Hepburn
Cash Zachary Audie Murphy
Johnny Portugal John Saxon
Charlie Rawlins Albert Salmi

The following weapons were used in the film The Unforgiven (1960):


Colt 1873 Single Action Army

At various points in the film, primarily during the climax, members of the Zachary family use the Colt Single Action Army to defend themselves against the Kiowa tribe.

Colt 1873 Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Ben Zachary fires his Colt SAA into the sky to yell at a Keiwa native, who was actually Charlie Rawlins.
Colt 1873 Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Cash Zachary throws a vase and uses his Colt SAA to break it in the air, only to impress Georgia Rawlins (Kipp Hamilton).
Ben Zachary makes some ammunition for the rifles the family uses against the Kiowa tribe.
Note that his Colt SAA is on the table.
Ben inspects the cylinder of his Colt SAA.
Rachel Zachary uses a Colt SAA to defend his injured brother during the climax.


Sharps 1863 Carbine

One of the most used rifles in the film is a Sharps 1863 Carbine, the most notable moment being at the beginning, when Mattilda Zachary (Lillian Gish) uses it to threaten Abe Kelsey (Joseph Wiseman).

Sharps 1863 Carbine - .52 caliber
Noticing that Abe Kelsey is outside her house, Mattilda Zachary (Lillian Gish) arms herself with her Sharps 1863 Carbine.
Mattilda Zachary aims her Sharps 1863 Carbine at Abe Kelsey (Joseph Wiseman).
Mattilda ultimately decides not to shoot Kinsey, believing that her story that her adopted daughter is of Indian blood is a lie.
Ben Zachary with a Sharps 1863 carbine outside his home after the Kiowa tribe invaded the family's home.

Sharps 1874

One of the Zachary family's rifles is a Sharps 1874, which is primarily used during the final battle against the Kiowa tribe.

Sharps 1874 Special (Uberti replica) - .45-70 Government
Ben Zachary cleans his Sharps 1874 at his home, after the Kiowa tribe begins to claim Rachel.
Ben Zachary on the roof of his house, watching over the place until he spots the Kiowa tribe.
Ben Zachary holds his Sharps 1874.
Ben Zachary cocks the hammer of the Sharps 1874 rifle during the battle against the Kiowa tribe.
Ben Zachary leaves his Sharps 1874 hanging in the window as he remains silent so he can hear the tribe's arrival.
Rachel Zachary cocks the hammer and fires the Sharps 1874...
...After firing, Rachel inserts a new cartridge.
Much to Rachel's chagrin, Ben shoots the Kiowa natives.
A close-up shot of the Sharps 1874.
A front shot of the Sharps 1874 being fired by Rachel.

Winchester Model 1892 (Mocked-up as a Henry 1860)

The film uses a Winchester Model 1892 rifle with the forend removed. Considering the film is based on 1870, it was probably some kind of mock-up of the Henry 1860.

Winchester Model 1892 - .38-40 WCF
The model used in the film has the forend removed.
For comparison:Henry 1860 w/ iron frame (Modern replica) - .44 Henry/Rimfire (RF)
Ben Zachary reloads his Winchester Model 1892 without a forend...
...and then pull the lever to have it ready in case the Kiowa Indians invade your home.
The Zachary family notices that some natives of the Kiowa tribe are outside their house.
Ben Zachary points his Winchester Model 1892 at the Kiowa tribe to scare them away.
Cash Zachary savagely fires his brother's Winchester Model 1892 at a member of the Kiowa Native Tribe.
Ben Zachary fires his Winchester Model 1892 during the climactic battle.
Mattilda Zachary uses another Winchester Model 1892 against the Kiowa natives.
Ben stops firing his Winchester Model 1892 upon noticing that one of his family members was wounded by the natives.


J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun

A J. Stevens and Company Shotgun is seen during the Rawlins family's visit to the Zacharys' house, but is never used.

J. Stevens and Company Double-Barreled Shotgun - 12 gauge
Charlie Rawlins passes a J. Stevens and Company shotgun to his father, Zeb Rawlins (Charles Bickford).
Zeb Rawlins holds the J. Stevens and Company shotgun and then stores it in the float.

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