Help identifying guns (pics)


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Inebriated
May 31, 2012, 05:06 AM
Well, as some of you may or may not know, the Hatfield & McCoys was on History, so I watched it, and for a gun guy, there was a lot of cool scenes... So I started looking at some of the actual facts to see how accurate the show was... Well, I ran across a picture (Supposedly of Anderson Hatfield, Jim Vance, and someone else who's name I can't remember)...
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/Name890/vance.jpg
So can anyone tell me what these guns might be? Here are close-ups... well, as close as possible while retaining some level of clarity.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/Name890/vance1.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/Name890/vance2.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/Name890/vance3.jpg

I know these are probably too messy to really tell anything, but hey, might as well see if anyone more familiar with guns of the period than myself would be able to tell. Thanks!

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mnrivrat
May 31, 2012, 05:46 AM
The rifle on the right is a Winchester. Likely a 1873 but possible it could be the larger frame 1876 ,

The lever gun on the left is likely a Marlin 1893 but possible it is a Winchester as well. I say Marlin because of the flatter nose of the forearm end cap.

The revolver in the middle is a top break and could be one of a number of period guns with Smith & Wesson, Iver Johnson, and Harrington Richardson being sort of the top three candidates.

Ryanxia
May 31, 2012, 10:50 AM
It's a bit tough with those pictures, but mnrivrat seems to be on the right track.

You're doing the same thing I'm going to, after watching the Hatfield & McCoys (and loving it!) now I want to read up some more facts/history on the fued.

Franco2shoot
May 31, 2012, 11:02 AM
I started another thread on the same subject, sorry. Actually, I'm curious as to the weapons that were used in the History channel's portrayal. The pictures are a little sharper, but I think some of the guns in the show are little more than Movie props.

My Remington Conversion revolver has a very distinct loading gate, and it's all steel, not a brass/steel conglomeration. (I think the brass version might have been percussion cap only, yet Anse is shown loading cartridges in his belt.)

Should make for good conversational thread.

KKKKFL

Inebriated
May 31, 2012, 01:13 PM
The rifle on the right is a Winchester. Likely a 1873 but possible it could be the larger frame 1876 ,

The lever gun on the left is likely a Marlin 1893 but possible it is a Winchester as well. I say Marlin because of the flatter nose of the forearm end cap.

The revolver in the middle is a top break and could be one of a number of period guns with Smith & Wesson, Iver Johnson, and Harrington Richardson being sort of the top three candidates.

You're the type I was looking for! Great info, thanks!

It's a bit tough with those pictures, but mnrivrat seems to be on the right track.

You're doing the same thing I'm going to, after watching the Hatfield & McCoys (and loving it!) now I want to read up some more facts/history on the fued.
It's really pretty interesting, and History, from what I can tell, seemed to do an excellent job portraying it accurately.

I started another thread on the same subject, sorry. Actually, I'm curious as to the weapons that were used in the History channel's portrayal. The pictures are a little sharper, but I think some of the guns in the show are little more than Movie props.

My Remington Conversion revolver has a very distinct loading gate, and it's all steel, not a brass/steel conglomeration. (I think the brass version might have been percussion cap only, yet Anse is shown loading cartridges in his belt.)

Should make for good conversational thread.

KKKKFL
Ah, I didn't see it man... Yeah, I'm pretty certain they're all props. They looked good, whatever they were though.

c0nspire
May 31, 2012, 06:11 PM
It kept driving me nuts to see Vance running around with a Henry rifle that was clearly unloaded as you could see the exposed magazine follower parked right in front of the receiver.

wv109323
June 1, 2012, 11:22 AM
If it helps any some time after the fued began Devil Anse ordered a qty. of 25 Winchester rifles. I never seen model numbers but I remember that the guns were shipped to Ashland,Ky where the Hatfields picked them up.

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