In the 1971 movie Dirty Harry , actor Clint Eastwood introduced the world to the double-action Smith & Wesson Model 29 . 44 -cal. Magnum revolver—”the most powerful handgun in the world.” It was a crown S&W wore proudly, albeit briefly.
|Popwell in Dirty Harry (1971)|
|Born||July 15, 1926 New York City, New York, United States|
|Died||April 9, 1999 (aged 72) Los Angeles, California, United States|
357 Magnum ( Magnum Force ). In the first film, Harry Callahan is first seen using the Model 29 to stop a bank robbery. Well do you, punk?” The robber says he must know if Harry had fired five or six. With that, Harry pulls back the hammer and clicks the trigger to show the robber that he had fired all six of his rounds.
In Dirty Harry , several explanations are suggested for his nickname. After being called to talk down a jumper, Callahan states he is known as Dirty Harry because he is assigned to “every dirty job that comes along”.
At the time of its introduction the Model 29 was the most powerful production handgun , although it was later overtaken by handguns chambered for the even larger . 454 Casull and . 50 Action Express cartridges. It was made famous worldwide by association with the fictional character ” Dirty Harry” Callahan.
For a bear cartridge anything equal to or more powerful than a . 41 Magnum or . 44 Magnum will be fine. 357 Magnum or other similar-caliber load, a well-placed shot with a good bullet will certainly kill a bear , but it’s not recommended.
Harry Callahan: You’ve Got To Ask Yourself One Question: ‘Do I Feel Lucky? ‘ Well, Do Ya, Punk? Harry Callahan: Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
Reni Santoni, the American film and TV actor who played Clint Eastwood’s young partner in Dirty Harry and recurred as the pizza maker Poppie on Seinfeld, has died after a long illness. He was 81.
After dispatching Scorpio in the film’s final moments, Harry takes out his badge and tosses it into the nearby water. Siegel argued that it instead meant that Callahan was simply frustrated with the policing system that made it so hard for him to get rid of the killer in the first place, but decided to compromise.
The original movie script called for Dirty Harry to carry a nickel finish Model 29, but with a four-inch barrel . Early screen tests in different lighting and actor Clint Eastwood’s own test-firing of a Model 29 revolver led to the consideration of using longer barrels .
357 Magnum long-gun brings this cartridge into a whole other realm. The longer barrel boosts the bullet’s velocity by a substantial amount over the shorter barrels found on handguns. This allows a shooter or hunter to carry a compact rifle and a handgun which share common ammunition.
Thus, we can lay to rest the recurring myth that because Model 29s were unobtainable during the filming of the first Dirty Harry film, the look-alike . 41 Mag. Model 57 was used instead. As the facts attest, that simply is not true.
44 Magnum which Eastwood calls , “ the most powerful handgun in the world,” (no longer the case).
Contents 1.1 Dirty Harry (1971 ) 1.2 Magnum Force (1973 ) 1.3 The Enforcer (1976 ) 1.4 Sudden Impact (1983 ) 1.5 The Dead Pool (1988 )