A look at the type of gun used in the deadly movie set shooting – KOAT New Mexico

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On Wednesday, Target 7 learned a lot more about what guns and ammo were on the set of the movie 'Rust'. "That firearm was a F.lli Pietta long Colt 45 revolver," said Sheriff Adan Mendoza, at a news conference on Wednesday. That is the type of gun Alec Baldwin fired on the set of the movie 'Rust'. Related: What we know about the 'Rust' shootingThis type of Colt 45 was designed in 1873, and we found one at a gun shop in Albuquerque. "It was a big advancement over the past firearms, which are percussion, firearms," said Robert Theige, at Ron Peterson Firearms. Theige specializes in antique guns. "They use this more than any other firearm for Western movies. There's a single action army perfect," Theige said. Related: Legal experts talks potential charges against Baldwin, crewHe explained how to load the gun. "You go to halfcocked right there. Open your gate. Turn your firearm up. And this right here is the ejector. You push it down and it would knock out the cartridge,” Theige said.Theige also showed Target 7 the type of ammunition it uses. "It's a very powerful handgun. Forty-five Colt is a powerful round," Theige said. Court documents show that normally film crew members spin the gun's cylinder to determine if there are blanks in it. Theige explained it is not easy to check this gun for blanks. “The only way they could check it would be to open it. And you cannot really tell without dropping the rounds and looking at them,” Theige said.Sheriff's officials Wednesday acknowledged there was some complacency on the set that led to the shooting. Related: Former camera man said there were 2 previous accidental shootings on set

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —

On Wednesday, Target 7 learned a lot more about what guns and ammo were on the set of the movie 'Rust'.

"That firearm was a F.lli Pietta long Colt 45 revolver," said Sheriff Adan Mendoza, at a news conference on Wednesday.

That is the type of gun Alec Baldwin fired on the set of the movie 'Rust'.

Related: What we know about the 'Rust' shooting

This type of Colt 45 was designed in 1873, and we found one at a gun shop in Albuquerque.

"It was a big advancement over the past firearms, which are percussion, firearms," said Robert Theige, at Ron Peterson Firearms.

Theige specializes in antique guns.

"They use this more than any other firearm for Western movies. There's a single action army perfect," Theige said.

Related: Legal experts talks potential charges against Baldwin, crew

He explained how to load the gun.

"You go to halfcocked right there. Open your gate. Turn your firearm up. And this right here is the ejector. You push it down and it would knock out the cartridge,” Theige said.

Theige also showed Target 7 the type of ammunition it uses.

"It's a very powerful handgun. Forty-five Colt is a powerful round," Theige said.

Court documents show that normally film crew members spin the gun's cylinder to determine if there are blanks in it.

Theige explained it is not easy to check this gun for blanks.

“The only way they could check it would be to open it. And you cannot really tell without dropping the rounds and looking at them,” Theige said.

Sheriff's officials Wednesday acknowledged there was some complacency on the set that led to the shooting.

Related: Former camera man said there were 2 previous accidental shootings on set

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