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Stewart brings real flavor and appeal to the role of Lin, in a lean, concentrated portrayal. Variety Staff. Mann's first film with James Stewart, with whom he was to make a series of classic Westerns, this offers the clearest example of Mann's use of the revenge plot.
Phil Hardy. A frisky, fast-moving, funny Western in which a rifle is the apple of a cowboy's eye. Bosley Crowther. The final shoot-out remains a classic study in mise-en-scene, as Mann transforms a jagged landscape into a highly charged psychological battleground.
Dave Kehr. It's a lively Western with some humor, lots of action and few noticeably dull moments. Harry MacArthur.Seen in the hands of countless cowboys and Indians in countless Westerns, the Winchester rifle is often hailed as one of the guns that "won the West. The rifle that became the Winchester had a long, tortuous development that involved some of the era's most influential businessmen and inventors.
Its famed lever action fought the American Civil War and many other battles long before the Winchester became a favorite of the likes of Buffalo Bill, sharpshooter Annie Oakley, and even President Teddy Roosevelt.
The Winchester's technological family tree runs through the Henry Rifle, used during the Civil War, and on back towhen inventor Walter Hunt patented the Volition Repeating Rifle. Hunt's rifle incorporated the two key features that would define the Winchester: a tube magazine under the barrel and a lever action that loaded rounds into the chamber.
Hunt's original Volition Rifle was ingenious but cumbersome, so he sold the design to a businessman who hired gunsmith Lewis Jennings to improve it. Jennings patented numerous improvements and sold thousands of rifles by His gun could hold an impressive 24 rounds, though these were small and underpowered.
Both rifles used an ingenious form of ammunition called the Volition or rocket ball, which had a propellant charge in its base. These new bullets were fed from a tube magazine under the barrel. Like most rifles of the period, Hunt's and Jenning's guns needed percussion caps to ignite the ammunition.
But here the Jennings rifle took a leap forward. He had a magazine of caps built into its receiver, and as the weapons action cycled, a round loaded into the chamber and a percussion cap went into position automatically. Only when the trigger ring was pulled fully would the rifle fire. Loading, priming, and firing were accomplished with just one trigger pull—a revolutionary improvement over earlier rifles. Even so, the gun didn't sell, in part because it was underpowered and expensive to manufacture.
But two new investors you may have heard of, Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson, saw promise in the rifle and formed the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company in This time the rifle took on the iconic appearance of the Winchester, dispensing with the Jennings' trigger ring and introducing the instantly recognizable lever. The Volcanic was offered as both a pistol and a rifle and enjoyed some limited commercial success. But the Volcanic's rocket ball, which evolved from Hunt's initial ammunition, proved to be the gun's Achilles heel, undermining the Volcanic rifle's promising design.
Henry abandoned the rocket ball ammunition and converted the rifle to fire the more powerful and more reliable. Henry won a patent for his improvements in October It was the war to follow that sealed his gun's reputation. Troops on both sides of the American Civil War prized the Henry rifle. While it was predominantly Union soldiers who carried the Henry, Confederate President Jefferson Davis armed his bodyguards with captured Henry repeating rifles.
Now, this was a tiny number in comparison to the 94, Spencer repeaters that the Union bought, but the Henry with its round tubular magazine gained a reputation for firepower.
Confederates allegedly declared it "that damn Yankee rifle you can load on Sunday and shoot all week. Inthe Henry Rifle played a pivotal role at the Battle of Allatoona Pass when an outnumbered and surrounded Union force beat back Confederate attacks. During one of these skirmishes, one company of the 7th Illinois, made up of just 52 men, crushed an attacking Confederate battalion.
After the war, the Henry headed to the Western Frontier. Archaeological evidence shows that the Indians were armed with as many as or more repeating rifles, which greatly outmatched the single-shot carbines carried by Custer's men. The Model came about after Oliver Winchester once more renamed his company, this time after himself. The Winchester Repeating Arms Company's Model was a refinement of the Henry that used a new loading gate in the receiver and a wooden hand guard.
No longer would the rifle have to be loaded under the muzzle. Plus, the rifleman's hand was now protected from the heat generated in the barrel. Seven years later, Winchester unveiled Model that used the same basic toggle-link action as the Henry but was chambered in new center-fire ammunition.
It proved to be a huge commercial success. Winchester continued manufacturing it until Sign In. Edit Winchester '73 Lin McAdam Shelley Winters Lola Manners Dan Duryea Dutch Henry Brown as Stephen Mc. High Spade Charles Drake Steve Miller John McIntire Joe Lamont Will Geer Wyatt Earp Jay C.
Wilkes Rock Hudson Young Bull John Alexander Jack Riker Steve Brodie Wesley James Millican Wheeler Abner Biberman Latigo Means Tony Curtis Doan as Anthony Curtis James Best Crater Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Victor Adamson Townsman uncredited Robert Anderson Basset uncredited Mel Archer Bartender uncredited Ray Bennett Charles Bender uncredited Chet Brandenburg Townsman uncredited Ralph Bucko Townsman uncredited Roy Bucko Townsman uncredited Frank Chase Cavalryman uncredited Edmund Cobb Target Watcher uncredited Frank ConlanCredit: Image copyright www.
The Model was one of the early legends of the burgeoning American firearms industry and a model product by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. In fact, the Sharps Model is oft-noted as a better candidate for the weapon that tamed the Wild West.
The legacy of the Winchester rifle was further reinforced by Hollywood's application of the Model and its interpretation of events related to the Wild West and American Indian wars.
Horace Smith, Daniel B. Wesson and C. Winchester - a New England clothing manufacturer - as a shareholder of the firm. Volcanic produced the "Volcanic rifle" which found some commercial success but was dogged by poor performance from its cartridge. Wesson set about in designing a new.
Two years later, Winchester had become the primary shareholder in the company and changed its name to the New Haven Arms Company. An talented engineer at the company, Benjamin Tyler Henry, secured a patent on October 16th,for a lever-action repeating rifle aptly titled the "Henry rifle".
The gun was to use a new improved form of the. The Henry rifle was produced under the New Haven Arms Company brand and went on to see some limited use by Union Army soldiers in the American Civil War culminating in a six-year production run and 12, units.
However, it was the new. After the war inOliver Winchester had the company name changed once again, this time to the "Winchester Repeating Arms Company", to which the bureau released their first product - a lever-action repeating rifle known as the Winchester Model "Yellow Boy" - essentially a redesigned and improved Henry rifle. Inthe company would unveil its new-and-improved form, the Winchester Model While the Henry Rifle and similar Model used a double firing pin for their rimfire cartridges, the Model introduced the.
The Winchester Model The Winchester Model was made in three distinct forms - a rifle, carbine and musket the musket form represented a small portion of the Model total, approximately 5 percent based on sources. The rifle group varied between its own sub-variants whilst the carbine and musket forms stayed true to their base forms. That is, the rifle could feature differing wood furniture, special engravings, an octagon or rounded barrel, varying barrel lengths and so on.
Typical rifles featured 24" inch barrel lengths while the carbines generally measured in at 20" and muskets at 30". Other shorter barrel lengths eventually appeared for both the rifle and carbine types.
The rifle was noted for its crescent-shaped buttstock while the carbine and muskets both featured their own identical buttstocks sporting only a slight curvature. Each basic Winchester form could also be customized with a seemingly endless supply of barrel, butt, furniture and trigger options available.
The Model became the first gun to feature the centerfire cartridge and also the first to utilize "ferrous" iron along the gun body. The first Model receivers were made of iron but this was later substituted for steel sometime in the s. The Model was debuted in late with just 18 in circulation.
Had the weapon been delayed a few weeks more, the gun model would be known to history as the "Model ". The First Model s and early production forms of the Second Model s all featured a screw-in plug for their magazines.
It was only later that a new plug-and-screw type assembly was introduced into production. All First Model guns were made to the. These rifle calibers were of note for many-a-pistol of the day made use of them. This meant that an individual need only stock a single type of ammunition to power his many different guns - be them pistols or rifles or a combination of the two.
Certainly a benefit to any traveling frontiersman. A pair of magazine hangers were featured in some rifles sporting the full-length magazine. Early Model carbines were fitted with front sights though this later gave way to a post-type sight with blade arrangement. The receiver, or gun body, housed all of the major internal components of the rifle. Chief among these was the finger lever, the assembly that made the Model 's "repeating" action possible.Written by Borden Chase and Robert L.
Richardsthe film is about the journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another and a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive. Inthe United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registryfinding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Lin confronts the man but backs down once he learns that he is standing up to Sheriff Wyatt Earp Will Geer. Earp informs the two men that firearms are not allowed in town and they must check them in with Earp's brother Virgil. Lin and Dutch lay eyes on each other in the saloon, but are unable to fight due to the persuasive presence of Earp.
Lin enters a shooting contest, competing against Dutch, and many others. They end up the two finalists for a highly coveted "One of One Thousand" Winchester rifle.
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Lin wins by betting that he can shoot through a stamp placed over the hole of a round piece from an Indian necklace. After losing, Dutch claims that he is leaving town, but instead goes to Lin's room at the boarding house, ambushes him and steals the rifle. Dutch and his two cohorts leave town with Lin and High-Spade in hot pursuit. Dutch and his compatriots ride to Riker's Bar.
Because they left town in a hurry, they did not retrieve their guns from Earp. This puts them in a bad position because of the Indians in the area. When Indian trader Joe Lamont John McIntire sees the perfect Winchester rifle, he is determined to get it and raises the price of his supply of purchasable weapons high enough that Dutch and his men cannot afford them. Dutch's only option is to trade the perfect rifle for Lamont's three hundred dollars in gold and their choice of weapons from the pile that Lamont is going to sell to the Indians.
Dutch has been consistently losing to the trader playing cards, but decides to lay down one more bet - the three hundred in gold - in a last-ditch attempt to regain the rifle. He loses.
Gun Review: The new Winchester 73 is a sight to behold!
Lamont takes his guns to meet his Indian buyers, but their leader Young Bull Rock Hudson doesn't like the old, worn-out merchandise he is offered; he wants the guns that Crazy Horse used at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Young Bull sees the perfect Winchester and wants it. When Lamont refuses to sell, he is robbed and scalped. The left rear wheel of the wagon is squeaking loudly because Steve forgot to grease it back in town.
As they are pursued by Young Bull and his warriors, the wheel slows the wagon to the point where it becomes clear they will not be able to outrun the Indians. Panicking, Steve jumps on his horse and rides off, claiming he is going ahead to find help; Lola is stranded.
Not far along, however, Steve sees a small encampment of soldiers and goes back to retrieve her. Lin and High-Spade, chased by the same Indians, ride into the encampment that night.Friends call him Jimmy, but you call him Mr. To celebrate, the company reintroduced the iconic rifle to the masses with the original design but with a few improvements thanks to modern machining. So many love it and for good reason. It carried my numerous actors in countless films.
And anyone who likes lever action rifles will like the new Winchester Model The new 73 is a classic in its own right, but with modern improvements.
The lever safety button is located on the bottom of the wrist of the stock and is activated with the lever fully depressed upward. The gun does not have the unsightly safety button, which plagued other newer Winchester lever guns and it does not have the ugly safety device on top either. Do not let the hammer rest in the full forward position, resting against the firing pin. And, of course, do not carry the loaded gun with the hammer fully cocked.
The fit of the wood to the metal on the gun is nearly perfect, the deep, dark blue of the gun is perfect. The action is surprising smooth straight from the box as new. The sights are user friendly, and the gun is chambered in a caliber that make it affordable to shoot for fun.
Mine came as a very pleasant surprise because it arrived about two months earlier than predicted. If the gun storeowner had had a camera pointed on me that day, a photo of me smiling like a boy at Christmas would have been a sure thing. The Winchester 73 in all its glory.
Photo credit: Guns Holsters and Gear. The new Winchester 73 felt, looked and shouldered like the classic model. The smooth walnut stock and forearm were inviting and warm to the touch.
The deep, dark bluing of the receiver and barrel is shiny but not glossy. The crescent shaped steel butt plate fits the buttstock perfectly. Turning the lever lock degrees readies the gun for action, and the action is very smooth while the sound of the brass follower moving up and down inside the receiver tickles the eardrums. With visions and fantasies of yesteryear this gun is a dream come true. As a Cowboy Action Shooter, this gun will be the envy of many friends.
After diligently reading the owners manual; which everyone should do after purchasing a firearm, running a swab down the barrel, peeling the Winchester decal off the barrel, with two boxes of 38s, I headed to the range. It was a Tuesday about noon and because of the timing and the ammunition crunch, I had the range to myself.We're watching " Tiger King " on Netflix for sure.
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Gannon while driving cattle to Dawson. Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner. A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years. When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.
When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men. Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son. During the Civil War, a Virginia farmer and his family vow to remain neutral, but one of the sons is captured by Union soldiers, sending the farmer to his rescue.Winchester Leverguns
This "story of a rifle" then follows McAdams' pursuit, and the rifle as it changes hands, until a final showdown and shoot-out on a rocky mountain precipice.
I was very impressed with this film. I would have to rate it as one of the better classic-era westerns. I say that for the whole thing: the acting, mature dialog, no- nonsense story and excellent cinematography. Director Anthony Mann, who did several well-photographed film noirs around this same era, also made some westerns such as this one. It has that same film-noir look.
Mann and Jimmy Stewart collaborated on several westerns during this period. It is then stolen and passed on from villain to villain. All of those villains are interesting characters.
All of them are fun to watch. It was a bit of a stretch, however, to see Rock Hudson playing an Indian "Young Bull"but you can't have everything. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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