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Another movie gun ID question...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Clipper, Mar 4, 2009.

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  1. Clipper

    Clipper Member

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    ...I was watching the late late late (or maybe early early early) movie this morning, 'The Sons of Katie Elder'. Again. The bad guy is shooting a bolt action rifle with what looks like a tube magazine and a hammer which he cocks like a revolver for one shot. I can find no similar rifles in my references, and I have always wondered if it's real, or a hollywood dreamed-up prop.
     
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    Maybe a Remington Lee Repeater????

    There was a TV series back 20 years ago or so called "Guns of Paradise" in which one episode featured this rifle.
    They did not see a lot of use, but IIRC the military did purchase a few which were issued to Indian Scouts for the cavalry.
     
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    Yes, that was a very cool looking rifle in The Sons of Katie Elder. It was a Remington-Keene sporting rifle in .45/70 Govt. The picture below shows one in carbine configuration.

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    ARG! Remington Keene! Yes!

    Blast my feeble ol' memory!
    Bonza is right, of course.
     
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    That's ok Tommygun, my first instinct was to say Winchester-Hotchkiss. I did a google & my memory got jogged!
     
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    Thanks bonza, I'd have never suspected Remington. I assumed it was one of the many goofy European designs of the time...
     
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