Colt .45

Colt .45 (1950)

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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.

Steve Farrell: The first Colt repeating pistols in this territory, Sheriff. The finest guns ever made. Here's law and order in six-finger doses. Yes, sir, easy to load and as durable as your mother-in-law.

Redrock sheriff: A pistol don't make a man. It's the gent before the gun that counts.

Squaw: White man crazy.

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.

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