The Wild Bunch (1969) - WILLIAM HOLDEN’S SHOTGUN

William Holden’s Shotgun

This Prop Winchester Model 1897 slide-action shotgun was used by the character Pike Bishop (William Holden) in the climatic showdown of THE WILD BUNCH. Sam Peckinpah’s classic western also starred Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson and Strother Martin, alongside William Holden. THE WILD BUNCH received 2 Oscar nominations (Best Writing and Best Music).

Movie Madness purchased this wonderful prop from the April 2005 Profiles in History auction.

William Holden with the shotgun, in a scene from THE WILD BUNCH.