|Death Rides a Horse
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Death Rides a Horse (original title Da uomo a uomo ("Man to man")) is a 1966 Italian Spaghetti Western movie directed by Giulio Petroni and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law. Fifteen years ago Bill Meceita's (Law) family was massacred by a gang of outlaws. Bill who is now a skilled gunslinger suddenly finds a trail that leads him to the murderers. But old grizzled Ryan (Van Cleef) also hunts for the same men, and he plans to be the first.
The following weapons were used in the film Death Rides a Horse:
Single Action Army
Single Action Army revolvers are seen in hands of numerous characters, including Ryan (Lee Van Cleef), Bill (John Phillip Law), Walcott (Luigi Pistilli) and his henchmen. The revolvers are mostly of Artillery model, but some Cavalry revolvers are also used. Like in many other European western movies, the revolvers are modern replicas, most likely Uberti.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 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
Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
Bill trains in quick firing.
Ryan examines his revolver.
Ryan with the revolver in hand.
Cavanaugh's henchman (Jeff Cameron
) aims his revolver during the encounter in casino.
Cavanaugh's revolver on the gambling table.
Walcott's henchman holds a revolver during the shootout in El Viento.
Walcott holds a Cavalry revolver in the climactic scene.
Bill holds his revolver in the climactic scene.
When Ryan (Lee Van Cleef) enters Burt Cavanaugh's (Anthony Dawson) apartments, the latter tries to draw a Derringer from the table, but Ryan prevents it. Cavanaugh holds his derringer in another scene. Bartender (Bruno Corazzari) in casino is also seen with a derringer.
Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber. Polished Steel with yellow pearl grips
Ryan takes the derringer away from Cavanaugh.
He aims the gun at Cavanaugh.
Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy"
Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" rifles are widely used in the movie. They appear to be modern replicas, most likely Uberti.
Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF
A guard of the gold-transporting vagon holds a Winchester in the opening scene.
A Winchester Model 1866 is seen on the wall in Meceita's house.
A sheriff's deputy (Romano Puppo
) in Lyndon City holds a Winchester 1866.
A pair of Walcott's henchmen carry Winchesters during the shootout in El Viento. The one at the left is armed with a Model 1866.
Winchester Model 1894
Bill (John Phillip Law), Ryan (Lee Van Cleef) and other characters also use Winchester Model 1894 rifles. They also appear to be modern replicas, most likely Uberti.
Bill trains with a Winchester 1894.
A close view of Bill's rifle.
Walcott's henchman holds a Winchester.
Barrels of Winchester 1894 and unidentified rifle are seen when Ryan and Bill arm Mexican peasants in in El Viento.
A pair of Walcott's henchmen carry Winchesters during the shootout in El Viento. The one at the right is armed with a Model 1894.
Ryan hits a thug with a buttstock of discharged Winchester.
Springfield Model 1863
During the shootout in El Viento several Mexican peasants use rifles that appear to be percussion cap guns, very similar to Springfield 1863 but seemingly having shorter barrel. Possibly it's a modern replica that differs from the original gun.
Springfield Model 1863 - .58 caliber Minie ball
Barrels of Winchester 1894 and unidentified rifle are seen when Ryan and Bill arm the peasants.
A peasant holds the rifle.
A yound peasant fires at Walcott's henchmen. Note the distance between upper and lower barrel bands that is smaller than on Springfield rifle.
A peasant with a rifle. This screenshot allows to see the barrel length.