A Fistful of Dollars

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A Fistful of Dollars (1964). It should be noted that Clint is seen armed with a Colt 1860 Army on this DVD cover, yet never uses one throughout the Leone series.

A Fistful of Dollars is a 1964 Western film starring Clint Eastwood as a stranger who finds himself entering a small Mexican town in the midst of a battle for control between two warring families. He then sees an opportunity to make some money by working both sides. The film was directed by Italian western Sergio Leone and his reinvention of the genre came to be known as the "spaghetti western". The plot appeared to resemble the Kurosawa film Yojimbo and the production was a subject of a lawsuit (which was settled out of court). The film was the first in what came to be known as the "Dollars/Man with No Name" trilogy, which includes 1965's For a Few Dollars More and 1966's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

All the firearms in this film were supplied by Aldo Uberti Inc. of Italy.


The following weapons were used in the film A Fistful of Dollars:

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Revolvers

Single Action Army

Joe (Clint Eastwood), aka "The Man With No Name" uses a Single Action Army 5 1/2" Artillery with a color case hardened frame as his weapon of choice in the film. The infamous "Silver Rattlesnake Grips" were first seen in Rawhide, the 1959 television series he starred in, in which an outlaw used the same SAA and his character, Rowdy Yates, killed him and took the gun for himself. Multiple other characters are also seen using SAAs.

Uberti Replica of Colt Single Action Army 5 1/2" Artillery with rattlesnake grips carried by "The Man with No Name".
"Joe" (Clint Eastwood), aka "The Man with No Name", raises his Single Action Army revolver. His revolver is the one he had carried in the 1959 television series Rawhide.
Joe single-handedly takes out the four men with his SAA.
Joe holsters his SAA. Note the snake grips. "My mistake, four coffins"
Joe taps the butt of his SAA on a wine barrel.
Joe fires his SAA while in the compound.
Close up on Joe's SAA after he takes down all of the Rojo thugs.
Joe shoots down Silvanito (José Calvo) as he hangs from a rope by his arms.
Joe rushes to load his SAA when facing Ramón.
"When a man with a .45 meets a man with a rifle, you said the man with the pistol is a dead man. Let's see if that's true."
Colt Single Action Army 5 1/2" Artillery - .45 Long Colt.
One of the men who "insults Joe's mule" reaches for his single action revolver - possibly made in the 1950's by Hawes, judging by the brass backstrap.
Joe plants an SAA on a dead soldier to trick the Rojo's into thinking the graveyard is guarded.
Colt Single Action Army 7.5" Cavalry
When Joe tries to inspect the Mexican Army cart, he is greeted by a 7.5" Cavalry Model.
One of the Rojo members fires his SAA at the Baxters in the graveyard.
One of the Baxters fires his SAA.
One of the Rojo thugs reaches for his SAA after Joe attacks their compound to frame the Baxters.
A beaten-up Joe practices shooting a Cavalry SAA when preparing to face the Rojos.
A close up on the Cavalry as Joe fires it.
Another shot of the same scene.

Rifles

Winchester 1892

Ramón Rojo (Gian Maria Volontè) uses a Winchester 1892 rifle throughout the film, although it tends to switch to a Winchester 1894 rifle and a '92 Saddle Ring Carbine in some scenes.

Winchester 1892 - .38-40.
Ramón armed with his Winchester 1892 in the graveyard.
Ramón fires his Winchester '92 at the Baxters.
Ramón fires his Winchester '92 rifle at Joe.
Note how in this particular scene the rifle is a saddle ring carbine with the ring removed. This particular sequence was also seen on a television set in the film Back to the Future Part II.
Ramón rushes to load his '92 rifle when facing Joe.
Ramón chambers his '92 rifle.

Winchester 1894

Ramón can also be seen using a Winchester 1894 in some scenes, taking the place of his Winchester '92 rifle. Some nameless thugs are also seen armed with '94 rifles as well.

Winchester 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine - .30-30.
One of the Rojo thugs disguised as a Union soldier armed with a Winchester 1894 rifle.
One of the Baxter thugs armed with a Winchester '94 rifle.
Ramon cocks his Winchester '94 rifle when coming to retrieve Marisol (Marianne Koch).
Ramón fires a Winchester '94 rifle at an armored suit.
Ramón talks to Joe with his '94 rifle in hand.
Ramón uses his rifle to shoot at the Baxters as they exit the flaming building.

Mauser 1895

Some of the soldiers at the meeting are armed with Mauser 1895 rifles, which are anachronistic to the film, like most of the guns featured.

Mauser M1895.
A soldier armed with a Mauser 1895.

Shotguns

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

A 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is seen several times in the film, most notably used by a Rojo thug to try to shoot Joe after he defeats Ramón, before he is killed by the bartender, Silvanito (José Calvo), who is using a sawed-off shotgun.

J. Stevens & Company 1878 shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Silvanito (José Calvo) points his sawed-off shotgun at the Rojo thugs when they gather outside his bar.
Esteban Rojo prepares to shoot Joe with his shotgun.
Silvanito fires his sawed-off shotgun at Esteban Rojo.

Other

Fake Mitrailleuse Machine Gun

Ramón uses what appears to be a Mitrailleuse Machine Gun to mow down soldiers during the meeting. In reality, the machine gun appears to be a cross between a Mitrailleuse and a Maxim gun, but it is meant to imitate a Mitrailleuse machine gun which was in use in French army in 1860s and 1870s. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the same gun that was used in Django, as evidenced by muzzle end. This prop has way more holes in the muzzle end than one used by Franco Nero. Unlike Django, in Companeros Franco Nero uses a gun that looks very similar to this one.

Mitrailleuse machine gun. The machine gun in the film appears to be a mockup.
Ramón fires the fake Mitrailleuse machine gun at the soldiers.
Ramón continues to fire the faux Mitrailleuse machine gun
The machine gun appears to be a cross between a Mitrailleuse and a Maxim gun.
Mitrailleuse machine gun's front end is seen.
The machine gun is finished being fired.

See Also

The Dollars/Man With No Name Trilogy
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)  •  For a Few Dollars More (1965)  •  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)



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