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Westward the Women (1951) Poster

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Jump to: Anachronisms (2)  | Continuity (3)  | Crew or equipment visible (1)  | Factual errors (1)  | Miscellaneous (2)  | Revealing mistakes (2)

Anachronisms 

In the movie, which was supposed to be set in 1851, Buck is using, what appears to be, a Colt 45 Peacemaker. Only problem is, this type of revolver was not invented until the 1870's.
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All the rifles used in the film are single shot, M1867 Remington Rolling Blocks. As the model number suggests, they hadn't been invented until 16 years AFTER the year (1851) the film portrays. All Pistols used are the Colt SAA 1873 (Single Action Army) in various barrel lengths (4.5" - 6.5"). The only pistols available at that time were single shot percussion (cap & ball) and Colt percussion revolvers such as the Colt 1851 Navy.
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Continuity 

At the very end, when the women are riding in the wagons going to meet their husbands, the Italian woman is seen in two different places on the same wagon.
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At dusk there is one fire which lights the camp. A man is shot by one of the women and falls right onto it, more or less putting it out or certainly lessening the blaze by a lot. Yet right afterwards the visibility in the camp remains as good as before instead of being somewhat darker.
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When Ito returns to Tony's grave to look for the dog, the grave headstone is different than in earlier scenes.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Marks on the ground from a vehicle with tires visible when the wagon train first starts out.
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Factual errors 

After their long desert trek, everyone runs for the water. None of the animals drink.
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Miscellaneous 

During a shooting lesson one of the men tells one of the women to "aim low that will make up for the recoil". When shooting a gun the bullet has long left the barrel, before the barrel begins to move in recoil. Aim low and you'll miss low.
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After the second Indian meetup the first they left without fighting. But the second Buck is asking to account for the dead "how many did we lose?" Susan Brewster, Then the camera cuts to Susan just as she is taking a deep breath. She is suoppose to be dead.
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Revealing mistakes 

Laurie is seen grabbing a couple of the women's arms after they remove her dead body out of the wagon during the thunderstorm.
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A couple of the dead women are still seen breathing heavily after the second Indian attack.
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