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There's a John Wayne movie - OK, TWO John Wayne movies, in which he plays cops instead of cowboys or soldiers or an American boxer hiding out in Ireland or Genghis Kahn or whatever. In one, he plays a detective - they're ALWAYS detectives, aren't they? Anyway, a detective from what American city and on special assignment in London. In this one, he uses a Colt ______. In the OTHER John Wayne cop show, he's again, of course, a detective but now in ________, and is seen using a Colt ______, an S&W ______, a Browning _______ and a _______________. If this is too sissy for a gun column, forgive me ... seemed like a good idea at the time.
 

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In one, he plays a detective - they're ALWAYS detectives, aren't they? Anyway, a detective from what American city (CHICAGO) and on special assignment in London. In this one, he uses a Colt (DIAMONDBACK). In the OTHER John Wayne cop show, he's again, of course, a detective but now in (SEATTLE), and is seen using a Colt (DETECTIVE SPECIAL), an S&W (COMBAT MAGNUM), a Browning (HIGH POWER) and an (INGRAM MAC-10 SMG). (You forgot the Luger he was going to use as a "throw-down!")

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Gotcha rcw!
Now there's a man that knows his John Wayne movies! Dick
 

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I know the first movie referenced was Brannigan (only because I watched part of if a couple of weeks ago and would like to see the whole thing). What was the second one? Sounds like something I would like!

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In McQ he used a Colt Python also. (The scene on the dock where he shoots a bad guy running away).

In the gunshop where he picks up the MAC 10, he's buying a Colt 1911 Government Model.
Loads it, cocked and locked, and into his belt.

Can you just SEE Wayne in a cop movie with the current crop of wimpy poseurs?
He'd EAT them.
 

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Uh-oh. I WAS ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE of the answers to my own questions before I posted them ... now, I'm not so sure! Oh well, here goes - "Brannigan," is the one where, "The Duke," plays an American detective from Chicago on assignment in London. I'm thinking - as our own Mr. Diamonback says, he uses a Colt Diamondback. In, "McQ," which is set in Seattle, we have a difference of opinion and I certainly won't dispute anything with Mr. Wheel. I THOUGHT he used, in order of appearance, a Diamondback, an S&W model #10, 2" blue, buys a Browning Hi-Power and then the Mac 10 Ingram. (Or is it an Ingram Mac-10?) I don't recall the Luger at all? I must've gone for popcorn! And let me ad to the confusion - a friend and I are not in agreement about guns in, "The Shootist." (A John Wayne western, his last film and my own favorite.) I think he has a pair of all blue, engraved Colt SAA's with ivory grips. BUT, one is 4 5/8th and the other 5 1/2. My friend says I'm nuts and blind and they're both 4 5/8th. I claim in the scene where he's unpacking in the boarding house and again after their, "shootin' lesson," it's plain to see ONE of 'em is definitely a 5 1/2" barrel. OK, gents ... fire when ready!
 

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I'd have to check the movie again.

I'm fairly sure in the prologue at the very beginning of the movie, the narrator is telling the history of "The Shootest" and each era begins with two six guns being fired.
Both are blued, engraved, ivory stocked 4 3/4" Single Actions.

In "McQ" a bad guy tries to kill Wayne on his boat. He grabs a 4" Python and makes a nice long range shot. I seem to remember a by-stander complementing Wayne on his long range marksmanship.

In "Brannigan" he is using a Colt Diamondback, which is correctly identified by the British Inspector when he meets Wayne at his club.
 

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OK, Dr. Wheel, OK! Go to the head of the class. Now, if you can tell me what, "The Duke," orders for breakfast in, "Brannigan," you win the keys to a new Cadillac. (Not the car, just the keys. Ha!) I looked through my videos yesterday to review McQ, but it's gone. "The Shootist," I've still got and first chance I get, I'll watch it again. Say, I guess John Wayne's holster outfit from El Paso and Bianchi and probably others isn't news, but what kind of rig has he got in, "The Shootist?" (I like it better, anyway.
 
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