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Question by Del in KS. Uploaded on November 30, 2009
It was a side by side shotgun
A double barrel of some sort or another. Didn't care too much for that one, not some of Clint's better work.
You been watching DVD's while the visitors are there...?
I think he shot him with a shotgun. Seems like Little Bill carried the Schofield... I beleive Lil' Bill used the .44 to shoot the fellow in the outhouse... been a long time since I've seen it... Probably all wrong, decent flick, probably more realistic of the times than most glamorized westerns.
Little Bill (Gene Hackman) was shot twice in the final scene. The first time with a six-shooter which failed to kill him but put him down, and the coup de grace with a rifle bullet betwixt the eyes while he was lying on the floor. The side-by-side shotgun had misfired after killing the tavern-owner with the first barrel. I can't recall what make of guns were used because everything happened so fast. Somebody must have this on DVD.
It was just on TV the other night. I believe the first shot was with the kid's Schofield (.44?) revolver, which he took from the drunk kid before sending him off to ride south, and the final shot was with a Spencer rifle which he loaded while talking to the writer.
Regardless, I hope Clint has at least one western left in him...would be nice...though hard to ever top the "Outlaw Josey Wales" my personal favorite of all time...."I didn't surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender. They have him pulling a wagon up in Kansas I bet."...."Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is. "
Was a Spencer rifle i reckon
Since Clint is big into alegory, I bet it's his last. He wore the same boots he wore in Rawhide again in Unforgiven. Perhaps fitting bookends. He also dedicated the film to Sergio (Leone) and Don (Siegel?). It was also one of only 3 westerns to win Academy Awards for Best Picture. Hard to top that.
I have no real idea, but it seems that the croud says it was some kind of double-barrel.
Good to see ya postin' these trivias again....
The first shot was with the kid's Smith and Wesson .45 cal Scofield revolver. The finishing shot was a 56 cal Spencer lever action carbine. moments earlier Clint walked into the saloon with a rabbit eared double barreled shotgun. He shot Skinny the store owner with the first barrel for "decorating this shithole with my friend". The second barrel snapped when he tried to shoot little Bill, then Clint threw the shotgun at Bill and drew the Schofield. Bill drew and missed Clint but Clint didn't miss Bill or the others. This is from memory didn't know it was on tv recently. It's one of my favorites for the realism.
great flick. "It Ain't Bent!"
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