Caboblanco

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Caboblanco
Caboblanco Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Release Date 1980
Studio Arco Films
Cabo Blanco Production Inc.
MVS TelevisiĆ³n
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gifford Hoyt Charles Bronson
Gunther Beckdorff Jason Robards
Marie Claire Allesandri Dominique Sanda
Police Captain Terredo Fernando Rey
Lewis Clarkson Simon MacCorkindale
Hera Camilla Sparv
Dr. Rudolfo Ramirez Gilbert Roland
Horst Denny Miller


Caboblanco is an American 1980 adventure movie directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring (Charles Bronson). This is the third collaboration between Bronson and J. Lee Thompson, following St. Ives (1976) and The White Buffalo (1977). The story is set in a fishing village Cabo Blanco in Peru after World War 2. An innkeeper Gifford Hoyt (Bronson) confronts a Nazi refugee Gunther Beckdorff (Jason Robards) who is seeking to uncover sunken treasure.


The following weapons were used in the film Caboblanco:

Contents


Revolvers

Colt New Service

Cabo Blanco Police Captain Terredo (Fernando Rey) carries a Colt New Service revolver. One of his subordinates also carries a revolver that is supposed to be same model.

Colt New Service - .45 Colt
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Capt. Terredo carries his revolver in holster. The grip looks more like a commercial version that a military one.
A policeman holds his revolver.
Terredo holds Giff Hoyt at gunpoint.
Another view of the scene.
A closeup of Terredo's revolver.
Another view of Terredo's revolver.

Pistols

M1911

An M1911 pistol is a personal handgun of Gifford Hoyt (Charles Bronson).

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Giff Hoyt aims at Beckdorff who holds a Luger P08.
Another view of the scene.
One more view of Hoyt's pistol.
Same scene on a promotional image.

Luger P08

A Nazi refugee Gunther Beckdorff (Jason Robards) and his henchman Horst (Denny Miller) use Luger P08 pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Horst holds a Luger.
He cocks the pistol.
Another view of Horst's Luger.
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Beckdorff readies his pistol.
Beckdorff aims at Giff Hoyt.
Beckdorff holds his Luger.
Now Beckdorff is under the threat of Hoyt's pistol.

Submachine Guns

Thompson M1

Gunther Beckdorff (Jason Robards) uses a Thompson M1, fitted with additional foregrip, during the massacre of the sailors.

M1 Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP
Beckdorff holds a Thompson with 20-round magazine.
He fires at survivors in a lifeboat. The Thompson lacks rear "L type" sight (it was prone to damage and possibly was broken on this item) and is fitted with a custom foregrip that never appeared on standard M1s.
A close view of the submachine gun.

Rifles

Winchester Model 1892 Carbine

Most Beckdorff's henchmen are armed with Winchester Model 1892 carbines.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
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Two guards at the entrance of Beckdorff's villa hold Winchester 1892 carbines.
Beckdorff's henchmen, mostly armed with Winchester 1892 carbines, fire at Lewis Clarkson (Simon MacCorkindale), the captain of sunk British ship who tries to escape on a boat.
One of these men reloads his rifle (in center).
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More Winchesters are seen during the hunt for Clarkson.
A good view of a Winchester in hands of a henchman (at the foreground) while pursuers approach to Clarkson's boat (rifles at the background are Marlin Model 1881 and sporterized Mauser 98, see below).
One of two Beckdorff's divers, sent after wounded Clarkson, holds a Winchester.
A closer view of the rifle of said character.

M1 Carbine

What appears to be an M1 Carbine is briefly seen in hands of a guard at the gates of Beckdorff's villa.

M1 Carbine (Post-War) - .30 Carbine
A guard holds what appears to be an M1 Carbine.

Marlin Model 1881

One of Beckdorff's henchmen uses a lever action rifle that appears to be a Marlin Model 1881.

Marlin Model 1881 - .45-70 Govt.
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When Beckdorff's henchmen fire at Lewis Clarkson's boat, one of them is armed with a Marlin 1881 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

Several policemen carry Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles of Infantry model. Gifford Hoyt (Charles Bronson) disarms a policeman and uses his rifle.

Trivia: The movie was filmed in Mexico that purchased in 1920s about 5,000 Mosin Nagants, produced by New England Westinghouse and Remington under Russian contract and not delivered to Russia due to Russian revolution 1917. In 1920s-1930s Mexican Mosin Nagant rifles were mostly used by various paramilitary organisations, and in 1936-1937 a number of these guns were delivered to Spanish Republicans, but some rifles, as we can see, remained in Mexico until 1980s.

Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle in original configuration - 7.62x54mm R
Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle, 1910 modification - 7.62x54mm R
One of Terredo's policemen carries an M91 rifle. Straight bolt handle can be seen.
Another view of the rifle of same character.
Policeman Hernandez (Jose Carlos Ruiz) carries an M91 rifle.
An unnamed policeman (Aldo Sambrell) carries an M91 rifle.
A policeman fires after escaping Giff Hoyt.
Giff Hoyt with a rifle, captured from a policeman. Unlike other M91 rifles, seen in the movie, it has closed-top handguard that appeared on 1910 modification.
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Giff Hoyt aims at Capt. Torredo.
Typical magazine is seen.
A policeman carries an M91 rifle.

Mauser Sporterized Rifle

One of Beckdorff's henchmen is armed with a Mauser 98 style sporterized rifle that appears to be a converted military gun rather than purpose-built sporting/hunting. The base gun seems to be a Karabiner 98k though it's not for sure.

Karabiner 98k Sporter - 7.92x57mm
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A man at the foreground fires his rifle at Lewis Clarkson, escaping on a boat. Note that the handguard is longer than on common sporter rifles, that most likely is a sign of converted military weapon.
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The henchman reloads. His companions are armed with lever action rifles.
Same looking rife (likely this is the same gun) is seen at the background.

Bolt action rifles

Bolt action hunting/sporting rifles of unclear model(s) are used by Beckdorff's henchmen and police.

A henchman aims a sporter rifle at Lewis Clarkson, escaping on a boat.
A policeman carries a sporter rifle.

Trivia

A movie poster features a Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver that doesn't appear in the film.



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