This weapon is used by Hector Escaton. It appears to be Josh Randall's "mare's laig", used by Steve McQueen in CBS's 1950s TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive.


It is a special, a custom weapon, based upon the Winchester Model 1873. An anachronistic weapon from a historical standpoint, it was first customised in the 1950s for use in television Westerns, and quickly became a popular custom prop, mostly for films and TV series within the Western genre.

Some of the productions that have used the original Mare's Leg or its replicas since the 1950s:

  • Trackdown (TV series, 1957-1959) - used by bounty hunter Josh Randall (Steve McQueen)
  • Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV series, 1958-1961) - used by bounty hunter Josh Randall (Steve McQueen)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - used by Stony (Woody Strode)
  • My Name Is Nobody (1973)
  • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (TV series, 1993–1994) - used by Crystal Hawks (Sheena Easton)
  • The Magnificent Seven (TV series, 1998–2000) - used by Vin Tanner (Eric Close)
  • Wild Wild West (1999) - used by Jim West (Will Smith)
  • Firefly (TV series, 2002) and Serenity (2005) - used by Zoe Washburne (Gina Torres)


The weapon appears as many times as Hector does, since they seem inseparable.


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