Steve McQueen Wanted Dead or Alive

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Steve McQueen Wanted Dead or Alive

Postby Reese-Mo » 08 May 2021 17:38

Can someone tell me why he had a mare's leg, probably in 44-40, but the cartridges on his gunbelt are 45-70?
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Re: Steve McQueen Wanted Dead or Alive

Postby Mad Trapper » 08 May 2021 19:46

the 45-70 on the belt was just for prop.
Make it look like he was carrying a powerful cannon on his hip.
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Re: Steve McQueen Wanted Dead or Alive

Postby Reese-Mo » 08 May 2021 20:17

Well that's the obvious answer, I thought maybe there was some backstory...
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Re: Steve McQueen Wanted Dead or Alive

Postby mr surveyor » 08 May 2021 20:29

just the plain old usual hollywierd BS


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Re: Steve McQueen Wanted Dead or Alive

Postby Arroyoshark » 17 May 2021 16:12

I sense the entire firearm concept used by McQueen character is nothing much more than a prop.

Seems It sort of represents the 1950's Hollywood version of what emerged as today's AR 15 pistol
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Re: Steve McQueen Wanted Dead or Alive

Postby Archer » 17 May 2021 23:50

Here is where I sort of asked a variation of your last observation...
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Just my two cents but I see a whole lot more utility in a cut down pistol caliber rifle than I do in a cut down 3000 FPS .22 since the latter looses about 1/2 to 1/3rds of it's V and it starts with not much mass.
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