Big Bad Mama

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Big Bad Mama (1974)

Big Bad Mama was one of a series of cheap gangster films produced by Roger Corman during the early 1970s with the intent to capitalize on the success of films such as Bonnie and Clyde and The Godfather. Since it doesn't have the cast or plot to draw audiences, the filmmakers often used gratuitous violence or nudity to draw crowds. The 1974 film was directed by Steve Carver and stars Angie Dickinson as a mother in charge of a bank robbing gang and William Shatner as a gambler, is set between Texas and California during the later months of 1932 and spawned a 1987 sequel Big Bad Mama II.


The following weapons were used in the film Big Bad Mama:

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Smith & Wesson Model 27

U.S. Prohibition Bureau agent William Bonney (Dick Miller) carries a large frame Smith & Wesson .357, likely an anachronistic Model 27, in a brown leather RHD shoulder holster. The appearance of a .357 Magnum revolver itself is anachronistic, as the round wasn't developed until 1934.

S&W Model 27-2 - .357 Magnum with 3.5" barrel.
Bonney checks his .357.
Bonney fires his .357.
Bonney's holstered .357.
Bonney draws his .357.
Bonney holds his .357 on Baxter.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Wilma McClatchie (Angie Dickinson) carries a nickel-plated Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver with white grips and a 6" long barrel, retrieved at Barney's warehouse by her daughter Billie Jean. Billie Jean (Susan Sennett) uses it herself once Wilma gets the Thompson.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Nickel - .38 Special
Wilma draws her Model 10.
Wilma with her Model 10 drawn.
Wilma fires her Model 10 through a pillow.
Billie Jean holds her mother's Model 10.
Wilma draws her Model 10 when the gang is holed up in a barn.

Thompson M1921AC

Oklahoma bank robber Fred Diller (Tom Skeritt) carries and fires a M1921AC Thompson fitted with a drum magazine during the Lubbock City Bank robbery. Wilma (Angie Dickinson) also uses the Thompson during later robberies of the race track, the California oil refinery payroll office, and the fancy party. U.S. Prohibition Bureau agent Dodds (Tom Signorelli) is handed one by his partner, agent Bonney (Dick Miller). Many California policemen fire Thompsons at the McClatchie house during the final gunfight. Wilma's daughters Billie Jean (Susan Sennett) and Polly (Robbie Lee) also get some time firing the Thompson.

Colt M1921AC Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP.
Diller (Tom Skerritt) fires his Thompson during a bank robbery.
Diller fires his Thompson at a Lubbock City Bank guard.
Diller fires from the back of Wilma's getaway car.
Dodds takes a number of weapons from Bonney.
Wilma fires her Thompson while riding in a car.
Wilma holds her Thompson on a payroll guard.
Wilma fires her Thompson from a truck.
Diller fires his Thompson at the police from the gang's hideout.
Diller (Tom Skerritt) fires at the police from the barn.

Colt New Service M1909

Diller carries a long-barreled Colt New Service M1909 revolver as his primary sidearm, which he refers to as "a .45" and carries in a black leather RHD shoulder holster. Billie Jean (Susan Sennett) handles it when Diller teaches her how to shoot.

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 LC. The military version of this revolver is the M1909 (also chambered for .45 Long Colt).
Diller spies on Wilma with his M1909 New Service.
Billie Jean confronts Diller.
Diller and Billie Jean wrestle over the Colt M1909.
Diller aims his New Service revolver.

Colt New Service M1917

Bank robber Charles Evans carries a Colt New Service M1917 revolver, picked up by the Lubbock City Bank guard. Billie Jean (Susan Sennett) later carries her own M1917 during the final gunfight.

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 ACP.
Evans carries his M1917 during the robbery.
The bank guard picks up Evans' M1917.
The bank guard fires Evans' M1917.
Billie Jean aims her M1917 during the final gunfight.

Colt Detective Special (1st Generation)

U.S. Prohibition Bureau agent Dodds (Tom Signorelli) keeps a Colt Detective Special as his issued sidearm, firing it primarily during the final gunfight. William J. Baxter (William Shatner), the Kentucky horse track gambler, begins carrying a Detective Special once he's recruited into the gang.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
Baxter draws his Detective Special.
Dodds fires his Detective Special.

Winchester Model 1892

A California sheriff's deputy fires a Winchester Model 1892 rifle at the house during the final gunfight. A Model 1892 rifle was also handed to Dodds (Tom Signorelli) by Bonney (Dick Miller).

Winchester 1892 -.32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Dodds holds a Thompson, a Winchester Model 1892, and a Winchester Model 1897 riot gun.
Police fire at Wilma's gang.

Winchester Model 1897 Riot

Agent Dodds (Tom Signorelli) hands a Winchester Model 1897 riot shotgun to Bonney (Dick Miller).

Dodds holds a Thompson, a Winchester Model 1892, and a Model 1897 riot gun.
The barrel of Dodds' Model 1897 riot gun is visible through the door window.

Winchester Model 1912 Riot

Several policemen fire Winchester Model 1912 riot shotguns at Wilma's gang.

Winchester M1912 Riot Gun
A policeman aims his shotgun as Bonney fires his revolver.
A policeman behind the surprised Bonney aims his shotgun.



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