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Eastwood is not a stickler for accuracy

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I watched Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" this afternoon. It's too bad Eastwood isn't a stickler for accuracy the way Tom Selleck is in his westerns. "Unforgiven" takes place in 1881, so why are some of the characters carrying Winchester 1892s? And why is one character complaining that the store won't sell them any more "30-30" shells when the 30 WCF (aka 30-30) wasn't introduced until 1895 for the Winchester 1894 lever action?

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Is Unforgiven a true story?

No, I don't think so. But even in fiction, the screenwriter, producer, and director should get the historical details correct on the firearms.

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Oh yah they muck it up a lot. I read cheap dime store Western novels and believe or not many of them are written with historical correctness in mind. And 99.9% of the time the stories are better.

Very rarely do I watch television or movies.

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