Favorite Clint Eastwood Movie and gun used


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Working Man
October 19, 2005, 04:33 PM
I have been a Clint Eastwood fan since watching Rawhide as a kid and
always enjoyed his westerns and cop movies.

What is your favorite Clint Eastwood movie and gun used? It does not have to
be from the same movie.

Mine has always been The Outlaw Josey Wales, although Two Mules for
Sister Sara was pretty good too (more comedic).

I have also been a big fan of that Smith .44 he had in Dirty Harry.

So what is your favorite?

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afasano
October 19, 2005, 04:48 PM
If used properly it will remove the fingerprints. It's the Auto-Mag. :)
What's the big deal, she was just getting even. :evil:

The Real Hawkeye
October 19, 2005, 04:58 PM
The Good the Bad and the Ugly, then Dirty Harry. Also like Unforgiven and Outlaw Josey Wales. Fist Full of Dollars and A Few Dollars More were also great. Hard to pick one, but I'd say The Good, Bad and Ugly was my favorite, then Dirty Harry, then Unforgiven. Hard to put them in order though. All great movies. All the guns were equally cool. I have a Dirty Harry Gun, so I'll say it's my favorite for the sake of this discussion.

Detritus
October 19, 2005, 05:08 PM
Outlaw Josey Wales, as for the gun, that heavy barrel sharps he uses to initiate "the missouri Boat ride" :D

Dr.Rob
October 19, 2005, 05:14 PM
Unforgiven and the Schofield and shotgun...

"We all go it comin' kid."

GlenJ
October 19, 2005, 05:37 PM
Heartbreak Ridge
"It's an AK-47 the weapon of choice of your enemies and it makes a distinct sound when fired at you"

How about the .458 Magnum he used on the rooftop scene in Dirty Harry? He should have had it scoped.

rudolf
October 19, 2005, 05:47 PM
Unforgiven! His shotgun!

After crawling out of the pig sty, he gets his revolver. He doesn't hit anything.
Then he gets his double barreled and blows away the can. Wise decision.

Hawkmoon
October 19, 2005, 05:58 PM
Pale Rider.

1858 Remington New Army

MechAg94
October 19, 2005, 06:08 PM
In the movie Pale Rider, I see him changing cylinders on his pistol apparently to reload it. Can someone enlighten me on what that pistol is? I have not heard of one that was reloaded by changing cylinders.

Also, Gone To Texas is the book that Outlaw Josey Whales was taken from. I bought is a while back and it also contained a 2nd story occuring after where he goes and kicks but in Mexico. Both stories were a good read. Written by Forrest Carter. Link below.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0826311687/qid=1129759684/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-0166437-7776603?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

GRB
October 19, 2005, 06:29 PM
Like it says above 1858 New Army Remington. A pretty close reproduction is available from Cabela's as are extra cylinders. It comes in .36 or .44 calibers.

As for my favorite movie with Clint, that is difficult to pin down. I really liked High Plains Drifter, I also really like Pale Rider. There was another I loved, only sen it once and it is not on the tube much about him as a wounded Union soldier that takes refuge (or so he thinks) in a finishing school for southern lasses - it too was a good flick. I'll have to think on it a while to pick a favorite.

The pick for favorite firearm he uses in his movies would be the Remington 1858 New Army. Not my favorite pick by far for me personally, just my favorite pick of one he uses in his movies.

mbs357
October 19, 2005, 06:37 PM
Outlaw Josey Wales, as for the gun, that heavy barrel sharps he uses to initiate "the missouri Boat ride" :D
100% ditto.

Sawdust
October 19, 2005, 06:39 PM
There was another I loved, only sen it once and it is not on the tube much about him as a wounded Union soldier that takes refuge (or so he thinks) in a finishing school for southern lasses - it too was a good flick.

"Beguiled" (or was it "The Beguiled"?).

Yes, good flick.

Sawdust

Agent P
October 19, 2005, 06:43 PM
I've only seen "Space Cowboys". :uhoh: It's one of my favorite movies, though.

I've seen guns similar to the one in "Dirty Harry", so I reckon I'd pick that one.

Byron Quick
October 19, 2005, 06:52 PM
Unforgiven is my favourite.

The gun would be the S&W Model 29 in Dirty Harry.

TrafficMan
October 19, 2005, 06:56 PM
i'm torn between Outlaw Josey Wales and Unforgiven...both are outstanding films....i espescially like the Spencer rifle in Unforgiven.

Kurush
October 19, 2005, 07:08 PM
I'm gonna go against the grain here and pick his newer films. Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby were way better than his action movies.

Lucky
October 19, 2005, 07:11 PM
Unforgiven! And it was filmed near where I live.

Favorite gun? The shotgun he has when he confronts them in the bar. Favortite thing with the shotgun? When it FTFs and he throws it at them. That was awesome.

nfl1990
October 19, 2005, 07:18 PM
Unforgiven, and Space Cowboys.
Now if we are talking small-arms I'd say the rifle in Unforgiven, otherwise the Russian Nuclear missle launching space platform in Space Cowboys.

Rob1035
October 19, 2005, 07:21 PM
Firefox and the plane that runs by a neuralink:p

The Man with No Name series, all of them.

Jim PHL
October 19, 2005, 07:53 PM
For a movie/gun combo then it's Kelly's Heroes with a Thompson and 1911 or The Gauntlet and his stainless snubby. (S+W 66?)

mustanger98
October 19, 2005, 08:23 PM
I think that 1858 Remington is my favorite weapon Clint used on-screen. Thing about it is it was a conversion to .45Colt.

Here's a link to a version of it.

http://www.riverjunction.com/kirst/konverteracc.html

http://www.kirstkonverter.com/image_2/revolver_1_t.jpg

The top revolver is an original conversion, the lower being the new version.

StopTheGrays
October 19, 2005, 09:45 PM
Where Eagles Dare...MP40.

MountainPeak
October 19, 2005, 09:49 PM
Unforgiven and the Schofield and shotgun...

"We all go it comin' kid." Ditto here!

MudPuppy
October 19, 2005, 11:51 PM
Unforgiven is my all time favorite movie--the good guys are murdering, whore mongoring drunks, the bad guys are the the sheriff and the law. It just twists everything into the way the real world tends to be--not the hollow-wood crap.
Favorite Eastwood gun? The AK from Heartbreak Ridge.

Wife's favorite is Outlaw Josey Wales and his Walker 44s.(hah--and that from a "Soccer Mom"!!)

kjeff50cal
October 20, 2005, 12:13 AM
Dirty Harry's 6 1/2" Mod 29 S&W (I had a 6" 629... I traded it :what: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ) .... & The shotgun he uses on Jack Cassidy's 'friend'/bodyguard in the Eiger Sanction.

kjeff50cal

Rob1035
October 20, 2005, 12:37 AM
the Eiger Sanction.



That is probably my single most favorite Clint movie...

Wasz
October 20, 2005, 12:52 AM
Outlaw Josey Wales is my favorite, no specific gun, but the scene at the end where he draws something like 5 or 6 pistols from his person and they are all empty, that was pretty cool. Some great quotes in that movie: "Buzzards gotta eat same as the worms." also "If you get hit yell out and we'll slap iron to it; its the fastest way to stop the bleeding." Another favorite is in Unforgiven where he says "Any man I see, Ill kill. Any man takes a shot at me, Ill kill em and his family... and burn his house down."

Razor
October 20, 2005, 02:09 AM
Favorite Eastwood gun? The AK from Heartbreak Ridge.

Beat me to it..:)

My favorite movie is Unforgiven, but Heartbreak Ridge is just so fun to watch.

71Commander
October 20, 2005, 05:26 AM
His 1860 from Josey Wales. I had to go buy one. The thing is huge.:what: Shoots a heavy ball. Makes a big hole and exceeds 1,000 FPS.:p

Camp David
October 20, 2005, 07:56 AM
I went to check and Clint's character in "Josey..." uses a .44 Walker. As a southern cavaryman during the Civil War he might have had access to such a 1847 Mexican (Western Indian) War weapon but it was extremely unlikely... Further, since the Walker's nipples on the cyliinder needed a different wrench than other smaller pistols, he would have had to have the specific wrench to go with it, also unlikley, but not impossible. Lastly, that particular Walker had the nasty habit of the cylinder plunger rod falling during recoil, since no lockup was provided on original Walker (it was later designed in by Colt on the Army and Navy models). Good movie... but in my estimation bad choice of weapon from a historical perspective...

71Commander
October 20, 2005, 08:19 AM
Eastwood did use a 1860. He had the Walker as well. I believe he carried 5 pistols. The smallest being a 1851 in .36. At least that's what it looks like. But i've been wrong before.:p

The Real Hawkeye
October 20, 2005, 08:26 AM
Unforgiven is my all time favorite movie--the good guys are murdering, whore mongoring drunks, the bad guys are the the sheriff and the law. It just twists everything into the way the real world tends to be--not the hollow-wood crap.If you think about it, almost all of Eastwood's good guy roles (Has he ever played a villain?), roughly fits this description. Dirty Harry, from the standpoint of a goody-two-shoes, was a bad cop. He tortured confessions out of suspects and cared little for the Fourth Amendment, but we still loved him because he got the murdering slime balls off the streets. Blondie, from the The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was hardly a classic good guy in his daily conduct, but you still loved him because deep down you knew he was on the right side of things, and would never do something truly "low down," unless the guy had it coming to him. All of his characters were sort of like that, I think. The closest he ever got to a truly bad guy was in High Plains Drifter, but even then he was sort of on the right side of things in the big picture. The whole town sort of had it coming, after all, and he let them off pretty light.

P.S. Has everyone forgotten about Hang 'em High? That was a great flick too.

Camp David
October 20, 2005, 08:36 AM
The closest he ever got to a truly bad guy was in High Plains Drifter...

He was in an early movie called, "Call Me Misty" about radio... if he wasn't bad he was certainly flawed!

BigG
October 20, 2005, 08:52 AM
The Diamondback in http://www.epinions.com/content_60189085316 Brannigan. Oops - sorry - wrong actor! :p

TexasRifleman
October 20, 2005, 09:53 AM
There was a Walker used in Josey Wales, though not the most used.

The Walker may have been a bad choice of weapon, but at the time it was considered
a very "prestigious" thing to own. If you had a Walker, that showed the people around
you that you were a person of "means". Maybe that's why it was there, it was a status
symbol of the day.

That is what started me down the blackpowder trail. Just last month
I was watching the movie in a hotel while I was travelling on business.
Then it hit me, you can buy black powder online and have it shipped directly to your house. So here I am in a hotel in Chicago watching Josey Wales and ordering this thing from Texas Jacks.

Don't watch gun movies and surf, it's a dangerous combination :evil:

http://homepage.mac.com/jayc67/walker.jpg

Bwana John
October 20, 2005, 11:34 AM
While my favorite movie is "The Eiger Sanction" my favorite "gun" would be the LAW Rocket that he uses at the end of one of the Dirty Harry flicks.

Wasz
October 20, 2005, 11:47 AM
John Wayne was interviewed entering the premier for High Plains Drifter saying that it was good to have a new actor working in westerns and that maybe he would have to do a movie with this Clint Eastwood fellow. On the way out of the movie The Duke was heard to say that the movie was a disgrace and it was not what americans wanted to see. I disagree with The Duke on that one, but hey to each his own.

k_dawg
October 20, 2005, 11:59 AM
High Plains Drifter is definately my favorite Clint movie. I just love how he comes into town, just wanting a drink and a bath. He ends up getting dragged into the town's own problems; and ends up screwing over everyone.
He gets the whole town to paint itself red, throw a huge "welcome party".. and then right when the "bad guys" are coming... he rides out of town, making the locals fend for themselves.

There is alot of discussion on if he really was the re-incarted spirit of the Sheriff. Maybe he is, maybe he isn't.

TexasRifleman
October 20, 2005, 12:38 PM
There is alot of discussion on if he really was the re-incarted spirit of the


Of course he is. There is no discussion on that part. When he's leaving, he is asked his name. "You know my name" is his reply to the man carving the headstone for the slain sheriff.

He didn't stop there just for a drink :evil:

Working Man
October 20, 2005, 01:06 PM
about him as a wounded Union soldier that takes refuge (or so he thinks) in a finishing school for southern lasses

Didn't they poison him at the end?

Jubei
October 20, 2005, 01:32 PM
How about "Paint Your Wagon". His most dangerous weapon in that movie was his voice.

"I talk to the trees, but they don't listen to me..."

Jubei

TexasRifleman
October 20, 2005, 01:35 PM
Didn't they poison him at the end?


Yeah, after he does the nasty with just about all of them :what:

And some amputation too if memory serves.

He sorta had it coming.

A kind of Stephen King meets Hugh Hefner sort of weird thing.


It's called "The Beguiled" and hard to find. I have it on VHS somewhere.

Working Man
October 20, 2005, 01:43 PM
A kind of Stephen King meets Hugh Hefner sort of weird thing.


LOL... I almost choked on my lunch.

Bridger
October 20, 2005, 03:58 PM
Gotta love the Spencer in Unforgiven. Too bad there don't seem to be any reproductions in a more modern caliber. I guess it's just too niche.

TexasRifleman
October 20, 2005, 04:23 PM
Gotta love the Spencer in Unforgiven. Too bad there don't seem to be any reproductions in a more modern caliber. I guess it's just too niche.

Armi-sport makes one in .45 Schofield, which is sort of obtainable at least.

The last one I saw for sale though was like $2500. :what:

20cows
October 20, 2005, 04:32 PM
Was that a Walker in Josey Whales? I thought he carried one of the dragoons.

This morning I caught just alittle of the "Unforgiven." What was that revolver he carried in the bar scene? It looked like some full-frame cap and ball, but it didn't look like a Remington.

TexasRifleman
October 20, 2005, 04:38 PM
Was that a walker in Josey Whales? I thought he carried one of the dragoons.


Heck, he carried just about everything in Josey Wales :D

On a Walker, the takedown wedge is inserted from the right side of the weapon, on all the Dragoons it goes in from the left side.

That and the 9 inch barrel on the Walker vs the 7.5 on the Dragoons.

Look REALLLLLLLY close, and use pause :D

Catbird
October 20, 2005, 08:14 PM
He was in an early movie called, "Call Me Misty" about radio... if he wasn't bad he was certainly flawed!
I believe you're referring to "Play 'Misty' For Me".

TrafficMan
October 20, 2005, 10:00 PM
Gotta love the Spencer in Unforgiven. Too bad there don't seem to be any reproductions in a more modern caliber. I guess it's just too niche.


Taylor's and Armi Sport makes a spencer replica in 56-50 centerfire...certainly not a modern caliber, but I would sure as hell like to have one!

Stevie-Ray
October 20, 2005, 10:40 PM
Favorite gun? Probably the Automag, just cuz I'd like to own one now.

Favorite Clint movie? Toss-up between his 2 bare-knuckled films Every Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can, which I loved for the action/comedy, and Heartbreak Ridge.

It means be advised, I'm mean, nasty, and tired. I eat concertina wire, and piss napalm, and I can put a round through a flea's ass at 200 meters.

JGR
October 20, 2005, 11:05 PM
I really liked him in Back to the Future III, though for some reason he was a lot shorter and younger in it...

Hardware
October 21, 2005, 02:30 AM
Darn it late to the thread again.

The Thompson from Kelly's Heroes. "Make a deal." ROFL!

But I really liked Play Misty for me.

The Real Hawkeye
October 21, 2005, 08:52 AM
Didn't you all think the choice of a .458 Win Mag a bit odd in Dirty Harry? That's an elephant rifle, after all. He was looking to shoot a perp with it from a roof top. I wonder how much the screenplay writer knew about guns.

Jiml3
October 21, 2005, 09:12 AM
1st choice- UNFORGIVEN.
2nd choice - JOSEY WALES
3rd choice - PALE RIDER

Pilot
October 21, 2005, 09:19 AM
He was in an early movie called, "Call Me Misty" about radio... if he wasn't bad he was certainly flawed!

It was "Play Misty for Me". Good movie, ahead of its time. Kinda of the "Fatal Attraction" of its day. In the movie the girl is certainly flawed, not Clint. He's got a Jag XK140 in that if memory serves. It was the first movie he directed.

Pilot
October 21, 2005, 09:22 AM
I like the "Man with No Name" series also. Although he really did have a name. In "Fistfull of Dollars" (my favorite) he is "Joe", in "For a Few Dollars More" he is "Manco", and "The Good the Bad and the Ugly" he's "Blondie" :)

PCGS65
October 21, 2005, 09:57 AM
Outlaw Josey Wales, as for the gun, that heavy barrel sharps he uses to initiate "the missouri Boat ride" :D

Wasn't that the Hawkins .50cal ?

This is very tough. I've seen all his movies but I like the westerns the best.

I'll have to give the tie breaker to "The Outlaw Josey Whales" I love it at the end when he finally gets revenge buy stabbing Capt red legs with his own sword!!!:cuss: Also because in the begining redlegs betrayed Fletcher by disarming his men them mowing them down with that gatling gun. It reminds me of what the government wants to do today(the disarming part)that is.

Remander
October 21, 2005, 11:38 PM
What revolver did Clint "the stranger" use while in the barber chair in High Plains Drifter?

One of my favorite scenes, other than the showdown with Little Bill in Unforgiven.

Eastwood: I've killed women and children. I've killed everything that walks or crawls at one time or another. And I'm here to kill you, Little Bill...

TexasRifleman
October 28, 2005, 05:41 PM
So in Good, Bad, and Ugly, it appears to be a Colt Dragoon in the general store when the Ugly takes pieces of various Colts and assembles them into his "perfect" one. But he's loading metallic cartridges in and the thing has a swing out gate like a SAA, but also takes down like a Dragoon and has the loading lever. It has
a round barrel, so might be an Old Army.

Same with the scene where Clint is in the hotel room cleaning his Colt. He manages to get it loaded as the 3 guys come in the door. Again, takes down like a Dragoon but swingout gate like a SAA and metallic cartridges.

Is that an Old Army 1860 with some kind of conversion cylinder?
It seems to be more like a Dragoon because of the hex barrel and takedown wedge.
It has a swing out loading gate like a SAA.

Anyone know what these are?

Anyone know what the heck it is?

horge
October 29, 2005, 04:48 PM
I really liked him in Back to the Future III, though for some reason he was a lot shorter and younger in it...

:D :D :D

Thanks for that! I'd already forgotten.

f4t9r
October 29, 2005, 10:20 PM
I like Outlaw Josey Wales and Unforgiven
the other one slips my mind but its where he shows up and paints the town red and gets revenge for the Sheriff the towns people had killed. is it
High Plains Drifter ?

mustanger98
October 29, 2005, 11:25 PM
The sixgun in question in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly... To me that appears to be an 1851 Navy converted to .38 Colt with a loading gate like just prior to the model of 1872. I noticed it didn't have an ejector rod and did have the ball rammer and I have no clue as to why. It seems the unnecessary weight would have been removed. Cartridges would have been ejected with a nail or something.

Detritus
October 30, 2005, 12:06 AM
I noticed it didn't have an ejector rod and did have the ball rammer and I have no clue as to why. It seems the unnecessary weight would have been removed.

on a colt style (open topped, barrel pinned/wedged to cylinder post) C&B revolver, the rammer can be used to facilitate take down of the gun if the barrel assembly becomes difficult to remove due to fouling etc, hammer at half cock you rotate the cylinder so that one of the chamber walls lines up under the ram and then pulling the lever pushes the barrel away from cylinder/frame assembly. the lever was retained on some of the earliest cartridge conversions for exactly this reason

Autolite
October 30, 2005, 09:51 AM
Remember Clint's 20mm cannon? That's my favourite. I understand that it was actually a cobbled-up Oerlikon. Also, remember George Kennedy chasing Clint and Jeff Bridges around with an M1 carbine (IIRC)? That was an excellent movie ...

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