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)
- Season One
- Season Two
The weapon appears as many times as Hector does, since they seem inseparable.