Category Archives: Old West

Early reconnaissance- the spyglass

Recon equipment for pirates, Civil War soliders, cowboys and steampunkers… More stylish than binoculars, of course! Most recently seen in the westerns “True Grit” and “Cowboys and Aliens”, the spyglass was an important piece of intelligence-gathering equipment. Replica Armory features this fully functional spyglass, along with many other stage props.

Schofield non-firing replica revolver – Denix

A quick video of the Denix Schofield non-firing replica revolver.  Originally manufactured from 1875-1878,  the revolver took its name from Major George W. Schofield of the 10th Cavalry.  They were quite popular in the American West among Wells Fargo agents, outlaws, and of course, the Cavalry.   I was happy to see this awesome gun show up…

True Grit’s LaBoeuf Wouldn’t Recognize Sharps Rifle Of Today

One thing the Coen brothers do well is making sure the guns are portrayed accurately in their movies.  This is kinda a big deal, in my opinion.  Here is an article that also does a great job of describing some of the guns in ‘True Grit’, and highlighting the magnificent history of the legendary Sharps…

Henry 1860 non-firing replica rifle -Denix

Here’s a classic old rifle found in a multitude of westerns.  Most recently, it is seen in the 2010 True Grit.  Tom Chaney carries the brass-finish version of this rifle..(it actually belonged to Mattie Ross’s father, before Chaney stole it off him). -(correction, Chaney stole Ross’s horse, and his money, but the gun actually belonged…

Punishment comes one way or another

The Coen brothers’ True Grit opens today.  Yep, I am a John Wayne fan, but am also a big Coen brothers fan.  I have to admit, I am super anxious to see what the Coens do with this classic movie.  I’m glad to hear that they paid attention to historic accuracy on the set. “The…

For when ya got 2 guns…one for each of ya

Not super interesting, but here’s a look at the basic dual tone, double rig holster.   Bullet loops are fitted to the standard Denix size replica bullets….(not .45 cal).   Old western holsters are fun to wear.  Now if I could just spin my six shooter like Doc Holliday, I’d be happy. For many more styles, please…

Beautiful six shooter replica for those special occasions

Here’s the standard Denix non-firing replica single-action Army, except that this one is a lot more fancy than usual!  It has antiqued gold finish, elaborate leaf engraving, and wooden grips.   Check out this close-up video…. I’m pretty stoked about recently discovering my camera settings for “close-up” shots!!    More non-firing single action army revolvers.

A tough gun for rough saloons

Old West saloons were, needless to say, pretty rough places. You combine whiskey, poker, cowboys, saloon girls, and situations could sometimes get pretty ugly. Tough times called for tough guns. The double barrel pistol, or the cut-down coach gun, was the perfect weapon to take care of business. In one of my favorite western movies,…

Denix M1873 Single Action Army- the “Peacemaker”

Here’s a couple of Denix single-action Army’s… the gun that tamed the West…and they’re  fun to hold, spin, and play with.   These little six-shooters have the shorter ’gunfighter’ length barrel of 4.75″, but they also come in 5.5″ (Artillery), and 7.5″ (Cavalry).   The Denix non-firing replicas also seem to be chambered for a .38 cal round.  Check out…