Blowing Wild

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Blowing Wild
Blowing Wild Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
MEX.jpg Mexico
Directed by Hugo Fregonese
Release Date 1953
Language English
Spanish
Studio Warner Bros.
United States Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jeff Dawson Gary Cooper
Marina Conway Barbara Stanwyck
Ward 'Paco' Conway Anthony Quinn
Sal Donnelly Ruth Roman
Dutch Peterson Ward Bond
El Gavilan Juan Garcia


Blowing Wild is a 1953 American-Mexican adventure movie directed by Hugo Fregonese and starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck and Anthony Quinn.


The following weapons were used in the film Blowing Wild:

Contents


Handguns

Smith & Wesson 44 Hand Ejector

Jeff Dawson's (Gary Cooper) handgun is a Smith & Wesson 44 Hand Ejector revolver with pearl grips. Due to a continuity error, it switches to Colt Official Police during the final shootout.

S&W 44 Hand Ejector "Triple Lock". Nickle finish. Pearl grips.
The grip of the revolver is seen.
Jeff draws his revolver during the attack on the oil rig.
Jeff fires at bandits.
Another view of Jeff's revolver.
Jeff fires again.
A bandit at the right holds revolvers, taken from Paco and Jeff.
Jeff draws his revolver during the final shootout.

Colt Official Police

Paco Conway (Anthony Quinn) carries a Colt Official Police while on his oil rig. In the final scene Jeff Dawson's (Gary Cooper) Smith & Wesson switches to Colt OP in a continuity error.

Colt Official Police. 6" Barrel. 32-20 WCF. Manufactured 1929
Paco's revolver is seen in holster.
Paco draws his revolver during the attack of the bandits on the oil rig.
A closer view of Paco's revolver.
Paco reloads his revolver.
A bandit at the right holds revolvers, taken from Paco and Jeff.
Drunken Paco fires in the night scene.
Jeff's revolver switches from Smith & Wesson to Colt.

Unidentified revolver

El Gavilan (Juan Garcia) carries an unidentified nickel plated revolver. It resembles Smith & Wesson top-break revolvers.

For comparison: Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 with 5 inch barrel and nickel finish - .44 Russian
The revolver is partially seen in holster.
Another view of the revolver in holster.
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El Gavilan holds his revolver during the chase.

Various revolvers

Various characters carry revolvers that are seen only in holsters.

Henderson (Richard Karlan) carries a revolver in holster.
A worker on oil rig carries a revolver with pearl grips in holster.

M1911A1

Paco Conway (Anthony Quinn) draws an M1911A1 pistol when Dutch Peterson (Ward Bond) tries to mug him. M1911s are also seen in holsters of local policemen.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
Paco draws his pistol.
He holds the 1911. The ejection port looks large enough for A1 version.
Police captain carries a 1911 in holster.
Policemen fire M1936 Mexican Mausers. M1911s are seen in holsters.

Submachine Guns

M1921A Thompson

A M1921A Thompson with drum magazine is seen among El Gavilan's weapons. It isn't used in action.

Colt M1921A Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
The unloaded Thompson and the drum magazine are seen on the table.

Rifles

M1936 Mexican Mauser

M1936 Mexican Mauser rifles are widely used by El Gavilan's bandits, police and Conway's workers.

Mexican M1936 Mauser - 7x57mm Mauser
El Gavilan's bandits aim their Mausers at Jeff and Dutch during the attack on their oil rig in the opening scene.
Bandits search Jeff.
Another view of the same scene.
A bandit fires at the truck on the road.
A mounted bandit with a Mauser.
Bandits with Mausers escort Jeff and Paco to their chief. The man at the right holds revolvers, taken from the duo.
El Gavilan (Juan Garcia) himself with the Mauser in hands.
Policemen fire at bandits during the final shootout.
El Gavilan fires his rifle in the final shootout.
Jeff Dawson (Gary Cooper) holds an M36 Mauser on promotion still. He doesn't use this gun on screen.

Mauser M1895 Carbine

When Jeff Dawson (Gary Cooper) and Dutch Peterson (Ward Bond) deliver nitroglycerin, Jackson (Ian MacDonald) gives them a Mauser carbine that appears to be a Mexican M1895 model.

Chilean Mauser 1895 Carbine - 7x57mm Mauser. Mexican M1895 carbine is nearly identical.
Jackson hands the rifle to Jeff.
A good view of the barrel.
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Dutch fires at pursuing bandits.
A policeman at the right holds a M95 carbine.

Springfield M1903

Original Springfield M1903 rifles are seen in hands of local police. During the chase of the bandits after the truck Dutch's Mauser M95 Carbine switches to an M1903 in a continuity error.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
A policeman at the left holds a Springfield rifle.
Dutch Peterson (Ward Bond) holds a Springfield instead of Mauser.

Springfield M1903 Training Rifle

What appears to be a training version of M1903 is used during the final close combat between Jeff and El Gavilan.

Parris-Dunn Training Rifle, Mark I Navy model
El Gavilan's rifle switches from Mauser M36 to Springfield-like one when he throws his discharged gun at Jeff.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919A2

During the final shootout local policemen use a Browning M1919A2 machine gun. A2 model is identified by the relatively short barrel with slotted shroud.

Browning M1919A2 on M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield
Two gunners carry M1919A2 machine gun on position.
They prepare the machine gun for battle.
The machine gun in action.

Mendoza RM2

In the same scene a policeman fires a Mendoza RM2 light machine gun.

Mendoza RM2 Light Machine Gun - .30-06
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