What kind of rifle was Bull Harris using in 1966’s El Dorado?

atm-logoWhat kind of rifle was Bull Harris using in 1966’s El Dorado?

Robert C. Tignor
Independence, Missouri

Bull Harris (played by Arthur Hunnicutt) carried an 1855 Colt Revolving carbine. Although Colt manufactured fewer than 5,000 of these revolving rifles between 1856-1864, the 1855 model was the most widely produced of the revolving rifles.

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