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Are my eyes failing, or is that a 1858 (with caps) on Lee Van Cleef's gun belt (with cartridges). None the less, STILL one of my favorites.
Love the scene where Tuco demands the gun shore owner show him revolvers (and cartridges) - taking place around 1862 or 63...

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Are my eyes failing, or is that a 1858 (with caps) on Lee Van Cleef's gun belt (with cartridges). None the less, STILL one of my favorites.
Love the scene where Tuco demands the gun shore owner show him revolvers (and cartridges) - taking place around 1862 or 63...

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Just another “Hollywood misque.”
How many times have we seen Mexican banditos with bandoliers of large caliber ammo (30-06, .30 Krag, etc.) draped across their chests, while toting Winchester carbines chambered for pistol cartridges.
 
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Found a website on the guns of the movie.
Lee switches from shooting a '51 to a '58 during the movie.
Tuco and Clint carry '51's that at various times lose the loading lever. Tuco changes pistols during the shooting scene where he's taking a bath.
As for Lee's missing finger tip, it apparently happened while he was making a tree-house for his kid.
 

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Are my eyes failing, or is that a 1858 (with caps) on Lee Van Cleef's gun belt (with cartridges). None the less, STILL one of my favorites.
Love the scene where Tuco demands the gun shore owner show him revolvers (and cartridges) - taking place around 1862 or 63...

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Tuco, requesting to see cartridges for a c&b revolver as paper cartridges were widely used during this period,
 

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Just another “Hollywood misque.”
How many times have we seen Mexican banditos with bandoliers of large caliber ammo (30-06, .30 Krag, etc.) draped across their chests, while toting Winchester carbines chambered for pistol cartridges.
Once talked to an 'old time' propman about oversized bullets carried in movies. 'They are more impressive looking.' he told me.
 
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Are my eyes failing, or is that a 1858 (with caps) on Lee Van Cleef's gun belt (with cartridges). None the less, STILL one of my favorites.
Love the scene where Tuco demands the gun shore owner show him revolvers (and cartridges) - taking place around 1862 or 63...

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Good eye. Those early Westerns (of the modern era) set the tone for the likes of Tombstone and Open Range. I really grit my teeth at the older B&W B-Westerns that take place during the Civil War, but they just can't get away from having everyone using a cartridge conversion. Thanks! Josie Wales is an example, but people really love it.
 
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