A Professional Gun (Il mercenario)

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Il mercenario
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Country ITA.jpg Italy
ESP 45-77.jpg Spain
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Release Date 1968
Language Italian
Studio Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA)
Profilms 21
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sergei Kowalski alias 'Polish' Franco Nero
Paco Roman Tony Musante
Ricciolo alias 'Curly' Jack Palance
Columba Giovanna Ralli
Col. Alfonso García Eduardo Fajardo


A Professional Gun (Il mercenario) (USA DVD Title: The Mercenary) is a 1968 Italian western of the Mexican Revolution directed by Sergio Corbucci. Starring Franco Nero as a Polish mercenary, who arrive in the Mexico, Tony Musante as Paco Roman, boss of the Mexican revolutionary bunch and Jack Palance as the casino owner Ricciolo alias 'Curly'. Their paths cross, when they desires to get the treasure of García brothers, owners of silver mines.



The following weapons were used in the film A Professional Gun (Il mercenario):

Contents


Astra 400

Sergei "Polish" Kowalski (Franco Nero), a mercenarry, carries a Astra 400 pistol.

Astra 400 (9 mm Bergmann-Bayard caliber)
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Single Action Army

Numerous characters use Single Action Army revolvers.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
Paco (Tony Musante) aims a revolver at the prison warden.
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A Mexican officer pulls his gun on Paco and Kowalski when he arrests them.
Paco´s wife Columba (Giovanna Ralli) conceals a handgun in a her poncho.
Columba opens fire and saves Paco and Kowalski.

Webley Bulldog

Ricciolo 'Curly' (Jack Palance), the casino owner, carries a Webley Bulldog.

A Belgian version of Webley Bulldog with folding trigger - .320
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Sharps Model 4 "Bulldog" Pepperbox

Several characters are equipped with a Sharps Model 4 "Bulldog" Pepperbox pistol.

Sharps Model 4 "Bulldog" Pepperbox - .32 Rimfire
Studs (Franco Ressel) receives a Pepperbox from Curly to kill Kowalski.
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Curly (Jack Palance) uses the same gun to shoot the owner of a silver mine.

Smith & Wesson .44 Double action

Studs (Franco Ressel) and also Garcia's Cousin (Tito García) own a Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action revolver.

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action
Garcia's Cousin (Tito García), the silver mine superintendent, carries a .44 Double action.
Studs (Franco Ressel) tries to kill "Polish" a second time with his nickel plated .44 Double Action.
Curly (Jack Palance), who has another plan, stops him. Note the double action, showing that this is not a New Model No. 3 as previously mentioned.

Winchester 1894

All the main characters use Winchester Model 1894s.

Winchester 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine - .30-30.
Paco Roman (Tony Musante).
Ricciolo 'Curly' (Jack Palance).
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Columba (Giovanna Ralli).
Colonel Alfonso García (Eduardo Fajardo).

Winchester 1892

Sergei Kowalski (Franco Nero) fires a Winchester Model 1892 at the plane.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
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1916 Spanish Mauser

Mexican soldiers and several characters are armed with 1916 Spanish Mausers.

Spanish M1916 Guardia Civil Short Mauser Rifle - 7x57mm
Paco Roman (Tony Musante)(middle) and his men, armed with Mauser rifles, capture Kowalski.
The Mexican soldiers carry Mauser rifles.
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Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun

Paco´s bunch widely use a Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun.

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Kowalski (Franco Nero) purchased a machine gun.
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Poman Roman (Tony Musante) buy it from him.

Vickers MK1 Machine Gun

A modified Vickers MK1 Machine Gun is seen at the climax.

Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun
A soldier guards the condemned men.
Kowalski (Franco Nero) grabs the Vickers and covers his escaping friends..
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F1 hand grenade

Ricciolo 'Curly' (Jack Palance) used F1 hand grenades.

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle1935 fuse.
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Cannon

Col. Alfonso Garcia (Eduardo Fajardo) deployed against rebels the artillery.

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Trivia

USA movie poster



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