amous American lawman and frontiersman Wyatt Earp has been a part of American cinema almost since its inception. Over the decades he has been depicted a number of times on the screen, both big and small, and the man himself consulted on some of film’s earliest westerns starring Tom Mix in the early 1900s. The fact that Earp and his brothers were involved in one of the most famous and most often dramatized shootouts in history hasn't hurt his popularity as a larger-than-life film character—from Henry Fonda’s portrayal in the 1940s up to Kevin Costner's take on Wyatt in the 1990s. While westerns are seeing a bit of a resurgence thanks to HBO's sci-fi show Westworld and rumors of a Deadwood movie, Wyatt Earp hasn’t seen a big-screen depiction in some time. Since everything old is new again, we’ll probably see one come down the pike in fairly short order. So, in preparation for the inevitable, let’s take a look at the guns the fictional Wyatt Earps have carried on-screen over the years. But first... Colt or Smith & Wesson at the O.K. Corral? Most movies show Earp carrying a Colt Single Action Army revolver, with varying barrel lengths, when he stepped into the street with his brothers Virgil and Morgan along with gambler and outlaw Doc Holliday and faced off against Billy Claiborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury. More recently, it was believed Earp carried a Smith & Wesson Model 3 Schofield top-break revolver during the 30-second gun battle that has resonated to the present day, and this has been debated back and forth.