Movie Spotting the Belgian Colt/Centaure/Centennial Army

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Movie Spotting the Belgian Colt/Centaure/Centennial Army

Postby Long Johns Wolf » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:40 am

Please share with us when you spot one of these pistols. Since many were allegedly purchased by US prop houses during the early 1970s there should be a couple in Westerns movies from that period featuring the "1960 NEW MODEL ARMY"
Hey, Major, are you out there? We need you expertise and advice.
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Postby Major » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:54 pm

Yep... Just signed in

The first film I personally saw Belgians used as props was
a 1982 Mini Series " The Blue and The Gray "
There were several in the prop trailer , and were from Western Costume
an LA rental house.
These were mostly worn by Stuntmen and usually not fired or even removed from the holster on camera.
That's not to say they were weren't handled, fiddled with, dropped and dry fired by the same stunt guys.
This , I'm sure the reason most were rather beat and a few were inoperative, this leads me to believe they had seen many years of prop service.

I recall one with Ivroy looking grips, upon closer examanation the grips were from a Hubley Cap gun model 45 Colt !

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Postby Long Johns Wolf » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:54 am

Welcome Major. Good to have you.
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Re: Movie Spotting the Belgian Colt/Centaure/Centennial Army

Postby Smokin' Gun » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:11 am

Major where do I get a Hubley Cap gun?... :)
I could use a couple 3 of them ...for my Centaure, I'm kinda fond of the Ivory Grips.
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Re: Movie Spotting the Belgian Colt/Centaure/Centennial Army

Postby ARENAMAN » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:03 pm

Somewhere I read that in the movie, "OUTLAW JOSIE WALES", Josie Wales "C. Eastwood" carried an 1860 Colt Army in his waistband. I then happened to see the DVD at walmart and bought it. He does carry the 1860 Colt in his waistband, and two Walker Colts on his belt, and another Colt it think, like a sherrif's model in a sholder sling or somthin. Don't know if his 1860 Colt Army is a replica or the real thing. Would love to find out. I've heard that the Walker Colt that Gus McCrea carried in "LONESOME DOVE" was the real thing, and that Robert Duvall carried it home with him after production of the movie. Anybody know about that? What other movies have the 1860 Colt Army in a leading role? :)
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Re: Movie Spotting the Belgian Colt/Centaure/Centennial Army

Postby Long Johns Wolf » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:01 am

Arenaman: you will find details regarding "The 4 Guns of Josey Wales" in the journal GUNS OF THE OLD WEST, 2007, 10-11, 17. Enjoy reading this Dennis Adler article.
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