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« : April 14, 2003, 06:51:05 PM »

Here is a post from over at the Eastwood Webboard that talks about Tucos Gun:

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The whole reason Tuco puts together his gun in the store is so it is capable of fireing metal catridges.  As the owner of the store starts pulling out several guns, Tuco simply takes the best part of each gun and puts together his own.  Tuco's gun from GBU.  Navy colt trigger, Smith and Wesson cylinder, and a Ferrote barrel.  BTW that Smith and Wesson model Tuco takes the cylinder from did in fact fire metal cartriges (Very rare for the time.)
You see Tuco looking though the holes of the cylinder of the Smith and Wesson.  You would not be able to do that with any cap and ball model...  It's a point to establish, yes breechloaders were rare back then, but not non-existent.  

I think Smith and Wesson came out with that model in 51 or 52.  

Now at the time you could convert Navy Colts (1851 models) to fire metal cartidges(Blondys gun), very expensive like cigar joe said, but for people whose whole lives depended on rapid fire succession, that was the ticket.

-But after that scene, all the other shots of Tuco with his gun, it looks to me as if he has a Remmington...  But it's all good...

What do you think? ???


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« #1 : April 14, 2003, 08:34:56 PM »

coincidence I just earlier posted something similar on Blondie and his gun thread below, though when Tuco listens to the cylinder clicking it looks like a cap and ball cylinder I'll have to watch it again  :)

« : April 14, 2003, 08:36:06 PM cigar joe »

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« #2 : April 13, 2009, 06:40:23 PM »

i also wondered just how Tuco gets his gun back for the fianle. Lanyard and all. He throws away Mario Brega's gun.

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« #3 : April 14, 2009, 04:00:56 AM »

I think the lanyard was just Tuco's preferred way of carring it. O0


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« #4 : April 14, 2009, 12:29:52 PM »

You mean, regardless of what gun he was carrying, he would, as a matter of course, attach a lanyard to it?



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« #5 : April 14, 2009, 01:08:11 PM »

Yeah but, as we've seen in the movie, he wasn't one of those who'd just take any gun--

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« #6 : April 14, 2009, 08:54:52 PM »

Wallach also wasn't experienced in quick draw or twirling. So he had the lanyard.

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« #7 : April 15, 2009, 05:47:18 AM »

Wallach himself (on Magnificent Seven DVD) states that in 1960 he was very inexperienced with horses, guns, etc.  I'd guess he was substantially better by 1966, having done How the West Was Won, maybe others.  I think the lanyard was the Leone touch, just like Van Cleef apparently never wore his gun in front until FDM as Mortimer, but kept that throughout most of his later films.

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« #8 : April 15, 2009, 03:20:50 PM »

Wallach himself states he could never do those things with a gun. He didn't do much twirling or anything too fancy in How the West

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« #9 : April 15, 2009, 05:41:44 PM »

You mean, regardless of what gun he was carrying, he would, as a matter of course, attach a lanyard to it?

Sure. He was a sneak thief, not a quick draw artist.



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« #10 : April 15, 2009, 09:12:46 PM »

But he was pretty fast.

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