The Mare's Leg is the name given to a customized shortened rifle used by Steve McQueen's character on the television series Wanted: Dead or Alive. (1958-1961) This is essentially a cut down Henry Lever Action Rifle. This non-firing replica is based on the famous gun used in the series and features a 10 inch barrel, a working lever action and genuine wood stocks. The total length is 21 inches. This historical reproduction firearm couldn’t be anymore realistic unless it actually shot a bullet!
Back in the heyday of the TV Western, Steve McQueen, the star of “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” rode across black-and-white screens toting a sidearm like nothing any lawman or outlaw had carried before. A cut-down, modified version of repeating rifle, this recognizable shootin’ iron could be holstered like a pistol but fired with the speed of lever-action rifle. Nicknamed the Mare’s Leg, this innovative weapon swiftly brought outlaws to justice every week and rose to fame as the real star of the short-lived show. Now fans of those classic westerns and collectors of innovative firearms can holster this lever action pistol manufactured in the spirit and style of the original made for TV classic.