Chato's Land

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Chato's Land
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Theatrical Release Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Flag of the United States.jpg USA
ESP 45-77.jpg Spain
Directed by Michael Winner
Release Date 1972
Language English
Native American
Studio Scimitar Films
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
Chato Charles Bronson
Capt. Quincey Whitmore Jack Palance
Jubal Hooker Simon Oakland
Elias Hooker Ralph Waite
Earl Hooker Richard Jordan
Joshua Everette James Whitmore
Nye Buell Richard Basehart
Gavin Malechie Roddy McMillan
Martin Hall Victor French
Harvey Lansing William Watson

Chato's Land is a 1972 co-production western movie directed by Michael Winner and starring Charles Bronson as Chato, half-breed Apache who killed the lockal lawman in self-defence and now is pursued by the posse lead by former Confederate officer Quincey Whitmore (Jack Palance). This is the first film out of six that Charles Bronson and Michael Winner made together.

Note: the movie was filmed in Spain so most if not all guns are probably Italian produced replicas.

The following weapons were used in the film Chato's Land:



Colt 1851 Navy (Cartridge Conversion)

In the opening scene Chato (Charles Bronson) and the lawman Eli Sanders (uncredited) both draw Colt 1851 Navy revolvers, and Chato is the quick one. All members of posse, except for Earl Hooker, also carry Colt Navy revolvers.

Colt 1851 Navy with a cartridge conversion. This is a reproduction of the gun used by Eli Wallach in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and imported by Cimmaron Arms.
Chato draws his Colt in the opening scene.
Elias Hooker (Ralph Waite) breaks into Chato's house with the Colt in hand.
Quincey Whitmore (Jack Palance) holds the Colt Navy.
Jubal Hooker (Simon Oakland) aims his Colt at Gavin Malechie (Roddy McMillan).
Jubal Hooker holds the revolver.
A close view of Elias Hooker's revolver.
Elias' revolver on ground.

Single Action Army

Earl Hooker (Richard Jordan), one of all, carries the Single Action Army revolver.

Colt Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model. The most common of the SAA revolvers as it is just the right length. - .45 Long Colt
Earl Hooker appears from the house with his revolver in hand.
A close view of Earl's revolver.
Earl aims.


Double Barreled Shotgun

In several scenes Double Barreled Shotguns are seen in hands of Jubal Hooker (Simon Oakland) and Ezra Meade (Peter Dyneley).

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge
Jubal Hooker holds the double barreled shotgun when the posse reaches his rancho.
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Ezra Meade "greets" uninvited guests. Next to Ezra is his son Jacob (Clive Endersby) who has the Colt 1851 Navy revolver in holster.


Percussion Cap Rifled Musket

Chato (Charles Bronson) and all members of posse - Capt. Quincey Whitmore (Jack Palance), Joshua Everette (James Whitmore), brothers Jubal, Elias and Earl Hookers (Simon Oakland, Ralph Waite and Richard Jordan), Nye Buell (Richard Basehart), Martin Hall (Victor French), Harvey Lansing (William Watson), Gavin Malechie (Roddy McMillan), George Dunn (Lee Patterson) and the Mexican scout (Raúl Castro) - are armed with percussion cap short rifles. They are of two different models. They have differnet upper barrel bands, and patch box on the buttstock is a feature of one model. When the guns fire, their hammers doesn't move.

Percussion Cap Rifled Musket 1

Several characters uses percussion cap muskets, that may be carbine version of the Remington 1863 Zouave.

Remington 1863 Zouave carbine.
The patch box of Quincey Whitmore's musket.
Elias Hooker with the musket.
Earl Hooker holds his gun at the right.
Quincey Whitmore holds his musket.
Joshua Everette holds his "second model" musket at the left while Nye Buell (at the right) is armed with "first model" musket.
Gavin Malechie and George Dunn on rest.
Jubal and Elias Hookers with their guns.
Harvey Lansing on guard.

Percussion Cap Rifled Musket 2

The Mexican scout holds the gun. Note that he has modern cartridges in his bandolier that doesn't fit to his muzzleloader.
Chato aims. Note the strange pin in front of the trigger guard that doesn't exist on real rifled muskets of mid-19th century.
Jubal Hooker returns fire.
Joshua Everette holds his "second model" musket at the left while Nye Buell (at the right) is armed with "first model" musket.
Chato holds his musket and picks up the gun of wounded Martin Hall.
Nye Buell holds the "second model" musket instead of previously seen "first model".
Elias Hooker cocks the hammer. In this scene he has "second model".
Elias aims and fires. When the gun fires, the hammer remains motionless.
Elias rams the musket.

Remington Rolling Block

Several Remington Rolling Block rifles are seen in various scenes.

Remington No. 1 Rolling Block - .22 rimfire
Ezra Meade's farmhand holds the Remington Rolling Block rifle.
Apache hunter at the left holds the Remington Rolling Block.
Another view of the same gun.

Trapdoor Springfield Rifle

When Quincey Whitmore (Jack Palance) appears on Hooker's ranch, he is armed with what appears to be the Trapdoor Springfield Rifle. Later he, like others, carries the percussion cap carbine. The Trapdoor Springfield is also seen in hands of an Apache hunter.

Replica Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine "Trapdoor Springfield" built by Uberti Arms - .45-70
Whitmore holds his rifle at the left.
An Apache at the left holds the Trapdoor Springfield carbine.

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