Winchester 73 ready to ship movie hat – Pure beaver (100X) in size 6 7/8
The Winchester Hat was one of the favorite cowboy hat styles of James Stewart’s. This great looking cowboy movie hat has a modified Canadian shaped crown with a hand shaped brim with a bound edge. Final sale.
Winchester 73 Ready to Ship Movie Hat – Our take on a Jimmy Stewart movie hat
Jimmy favored this hat design in several of his westerns – and it sure suited him. Classic western’s like, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Winchester ’73 (1950), The High Country, and The Naked Spur in 1953 are just a few.
The gist of the story is that Lin McAdam (James Stewart) pursues notorious outlaw Dutch Henry Brown (Stephen McNally) into Dodge City, Kansas. McAdam enters a sharp-shooting contest, and the competition includes, Dutch Henry.
Macadam and Dutch Henry shoot in the final and Lin walks away with the top prize: the legendary 1-in-a-1000 Winchester ’73 lever action rifle. Dutch Henry, desiring the rifle for himself, sneaks into McAdam’s room and steals this special firearm. Finding the rifle missing, McAdam chases Brown across the state. He encounters assorted wayward women, thieves and killers. The the two men face off in a classic western confrontation. Look for accomplished character actor John McIntire as lying, cheating gun runner, Joe Lamont. He was one of those great cinema villains that you just love to hate.
1969 was an interesting year for the western movie. It has become some what of a benchmark because of the contrasting films True Grit and the Wild Bunch. True Grit was one of the last western spectacles made by the Marion Morrison generation. Compare that to the Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah’s ultra violent tribute to the Mexican Revolution.