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Movie guns: More than just weapons

Weapons have been a ubiquitous element throughout the history of cinema. Films based on violent events, war or otherwise, never go out of style. For this reason, movie guns are highly coveted accessories among movie buffs, especially in some genres, such as Westerns. Some of these firearms have even given their names to successful movies.

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The following are some of the firearms that have left their mark on the history of cinema.

Flintlock pistol

These firearms had a mechanism that produced the ignition thanks to a spark caused by the striking of the hammer against a part called the flint. Some of the films in which you can see some Flintlock pistols are A Man Called Horse , set in the American West in the first half of the 19th century, or Sharpe's Company, a film set during the Spanish War of Independence against the Napoleonic invasion.

The Colt revolver

Without a doubt, this is one of the most famous revolvers in the history of cinema. Its use spread rapidly in the United States in the second half of the 19th century, which is why it has appeared in numerous films about the conquest of the West. It is a very accurate weapon, with a capacity for 6 bullets. Some of the movies in which it can be seen are: Colt .45, 45, Kung Fu, , The Shootist or Cahill U.S. Marshal.All of them are set in the American West.

U.S. Cavalry revolver

Within the revolver line, the 1873 Colt Model caliber 45 revolver was commonly used by the U.S. cavalry. It differs from other models due to its longer barrel. It is the pistol that appears in the movie 7th Cavalry, which narrates the tragic end of this mythical regiment.