Originally Posted by Dog Soldier
Eastwood was not using a Mdl. 29 S&W .44 Mag in that movie. That was a Mdl 57 S&W .41 Mag. dedicated hand gunners spotted that small bore right away. They said they were unable to find a Mdl.29 at that time. The props dept. rented the Mdl.57 from a private gun owner.
Yes I do believe that a Mod 57 was used in the movie. I read that in an article about movie guns and Hollywood prop houses (G&A or Shooting Times quite a few years back).
But, I would like to meet the person that could tell the difference in a .410" and a .429" muzzle diameter off of a film frame.
I have a heck of a time sorting .41 and .44 brass out of the tumbler...and that's with them in hand.