Colt .45

Colt .45 (1950)

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Factual error: This Warner film concerns a pair of post-Mexican War, new-style percussion revolvers stolen from a travelling arms dealer and used in a crime spree. The criminal was unbeatable because of the overwhelming firepower of the guns compared to the single-shot handguns used by everyone else in the film. The title guns used throughout the film were a pair of Colt Dragoon revolvers, in caliber .44. Colt didn't manufacture a .45 revolver until the metallic cartridge era, in 1873.

Mark Schroeder

Factual error: Everyone in the film is carrying metallic cartridge fed revolvers, mostly Colt Single Action Army (which was often chambered in Colt .45) or theatrical imitations of Single Action Army models. Every long gun is also metallic cartridge fed, mostly variants of Winchester 73's and also capable if rapid fire. Since none of the guns in the film pre-date the Colt .45, and all are repeating revolvers or lever action rifles using metallic cartridges, all the awe expressed over the stars' repeating side arms makes no sense. Ironically, the guns that are the object of such awe predate metallic cartridges and specifically the Colt .45 cartridge, and are Colt Dragoons that were .44 caliber percussion revolvers.

Prologue: A gun, like any other source of power, is a force for either good or evil, being neither in itself, but dependent upon those who possess it.

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