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    Lee Marvin's peculiar pearl handled SAA

    This was a strange but nice surprise when watching "The Killers" with Lee Marvin. He's a modern (1964) hitman using an 8 3/8" S&W to do his hits, but then when his coat was off this surprising gun was on him. He never uses it. I wonder if the Hemingway story the film was based on mentioned this gun. Or if gun guy Lee Marvin chose it.

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    At first I thought 'what a short barrel' but upon blowing up the photo a bit, it looks like the holster is tucked into the back pocket.
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    It's probably a movie "prop" gun that Marvin was handed just before filming started,
    and then immediately taken away after the scene was shot.

    They don't want actors walking around with or even handling guns without close supervision.

    A few actors are "gun people", but most don't even know which end the bullet comes out of.
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    Lee Marvin was a marine, a hunter in the unchartered everglades and he knew guns all to well. One of my favorite actors.
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    He was also buried at Arlington

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    Lee Marvin was a Marine in the Pacific Theater during WW II. He was wounded, injuring his sciatic nerve, which required many surgeries. I remember reading the comments of Michael Callan, who played the part of Clay Boone in the film Cat Ballou. Callan was traveling with Marvin by car after the film was finished. He talked about Marvin using a Colt S.A.A. to shoot holes in road signs as they were in the boonies. Marvin was very familiar with the Colt S.A.A.

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    There is a video on You Tube of an interview with Lee Marvin from January 1984. It is quite humorous. He was the "real deal" the likes of which we don't see today.
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    forget JD and SMcQ ....... Lee Marvin defined cool
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    Lee Marvin?s 44 Magnum ? John S. Wilson

    This article was taken off the Smith and Wesson Forums. I am posting this, because after reading the article I think this SAA he is carrying in the post above may have been his own personal gun. He used a pair of SAA's in Cat Ballou and as I remember they were nickle with pearl grips. Just though all of you might enjoy the article and possible connection.
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    Though he left us relatively young, he certainly earned his rest
    amongst all the other American heroes in Arlington.
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