I nearly hijacked Kevin's thread on the CW N&Vs board, when he started talking about a rifled 1842 musket, but then thought better of it and started this new thread on the correct board.
If anyone is familiar with the movie, Legends of the Fall, starring Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins, you will recall near the end of the movie the ranch hand fires a long gun from a highly elevated perch into and blows out a 3" diameter tire on a moving vehicle that might have been as much as 500 yards away.
I recall the weapon had a hexagonal shaped,long barrel, was a single shot, cartridge loaded (from the top) weapon with a pop-up rear sight. The shots fired from this weapon were fired about 1925 (movie time), but I suspect the weapon fired was made a good many years earlier.
From this description alone, do any of you who have seen this movie happen to know what make and model the long gun was?
By the way, if you haven't seen it, this movie is a real western saga, set on a Montana ranch in the last 20 year of the 19th century and the first 25 years of the 20th century. It has a haunting theme song that drifts in and out during the course of the movie. quite a good movie if I say so.