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Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The - Civil War Pistols Don't Use Cartridges
After surviving the desert, Tuco comes to a gun store. He assembles a Colt Navy revolver, a Civil War era cap and ball pistol, which fires using loose powder and a lead ball. He then proceeds to place cartridges in this pistol which would not be available for ten more years after the Civil War. This mistake is repeated throughout the movie, including the final gunfight. In the final gunfight, Angel Eyes is wearing a Remington cap and ball pistol, on a gun belt loaded with cartridges which, again, would not be in use for another decade. Also, it would be virtually impossible for Blondie to have unloaded Tuco's cap and ball gun during the night, since he would have to dig out the ball and powder.
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tomshark writes:
Actually, the Colt revolver was first introduced in 1837...over 20 years before the Civil War. Here is some interesting reading on the subject:
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bgeipel writes:
Regardless, during the Civil War, there were no conversions available, and indeed, the metallic cartridge for a revolver in common use was still a decade away.
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klem writes:
The pistols were cap n' ball conversions. People couldn't always buy new cartridge pistols, so they had their old black powder pistols converted to fire the new rounds.
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