Duck, You Sucker!

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Duck, You Sucker!
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DVD Cover
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Sergio Leone
Release Date 1971
Language English/Spanish
Studio Rafran Cinematografica
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Mallory James Coburn
Juan Miranda Rod Steiger
Dr. Villega Romolo Valli
Col. Gunther Reza Antoine Saint-John


The theatrical re-release poster with the new title A Fistful of Dynamite

Duck! You Sucker! is a 1971 Western directed by Sergio Leone and stars James Coburn as a fugitive Irish explosives expert who escapes to Mexico to only find himself mixed up in another revolution. This film was released in the US under the title "Duck, You Sucker!", which is the literal English translation of the Italian title (which is "GiĆ¹ la testa, coglione!"). However, it was subsequently re-released under the title A Fistful of Dynamite in order to capitalize on Leone's previous films. MGM would later release the film on DVD under the original title. Duck! You Sucker! was Leone's last western as well as his most overlooked film, mostly due to the movie being marketed as a comedy/satire of westerns, especially his earlier 'Man With No Name' trilogy.



The following weapons were used in the film Duck, You Sucker! aka A Fistful of Dynamite:

Contents


Handguns

Single Action Army

Juan (Rod Steiger) uses a Single Action Army Cavalry throughout the film, most notably to threaten John. It is also used by revolutionaries and the soldiers. A shorter SAA with a 4.75" barrel is also shown.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
Juan (Rod Steiger) with his SAA Cavalry just after the bank was hit.
The kid on the left is armed with a SAA (4.75" barrel).
Closeup of above.
A SAA Cavalry is seen poking through the window near the man in the middle.

Steyr M1912

A Mexican police officer with a Steyr 1912 tries to arrest Juan after he sees him kill his comrade.

Steyr M1912 - 9x23mm
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The officer aims his Steyr M1912 at Juan.(Production still)
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Astra 400

One of Juan's children is seen armed with an Astra 400 when they rob the stagecoach, John is also seen having it holstered various times through out the film. This weapon is anachronist, as the Astra 400 was made in 1921, 8 years after the movie took place.

Astra 400 (9mm Bergmann-Bayard caliber)
The sneering, racist Americans traveling in Mexico are held up by Juan and his family in the opening. His youngest son can be seen with an Astra.
John fires his Astra during the final battle

Walther P38

Col. Gunther Reza (Antoine Saint-John) uses an anachronistic (see below) Walther P38, seen after the train is derailed.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
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Browning Hi Power

A Browning Hi-Power pistol is seen taken by John (James Coburn) from the Mexican governor. This is an anachronism, since the HP was introduced in 1935, and this film takes place in 1913.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
John aims the Hi-Power at the governor.

Remington 1866 Derringer

Dr. Villega (Romolo Valli) threatens a conductor with a Remington 1866 Derringer.

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Rifles

Winchester Model 1894

The Winchester Model 1894 is Used by Mexican revolutionaries, as well as Juan's children.

Winchester 1894 - .30-30.
Juan's children pop up from behind him to rob the coach

Mauser M43

At least one bandit and later the Mexican troops can be seen carrying Spanish Mauser M1943 rifles throughout the film, likely as it was filmed in Spain. The M43 is likely meant to stand in for the Steyr-made M1912 short rifle used during the Mexican revolution.

Mauser M43 - 8 x 57mm Mauser
A bandit fires his mauser from underneath the carrige they just ambushed.
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Guards at the Mesa Verde National Bank with their mausers.
Newly liberated rebels with captured mausers.

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE)

The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) is seen in the hands of a British soldier in the Irish pub.

.303 SMLE Mk. III.
A British soldier takes a round from John's hidden rifle, Enfield in hand.

Unknown Sawed-Off Lever-Action Rifle

It could be a shortened Winchester lever action rifle, a.k.a. "Mare's Leg" but it is difficult to confirm due to lack of exposure in the film.

A Mare's Leg cut down from a Winchester Model 1873 rifle with octagonal barrel. This has the tear drop shaped lever loop and case hardened receiver. This original Winchester rifle was cut down for the film Wild Wild West (1999) and was the screen used gun by Will Smith in the movie.

Used by a young John to shoot the British soldiers in the pub.

John (James Coburn) swings a rifle wrapped in newspaper at the soldiers sent to arrest him back in Ireland. This might be a .22 long version of the Mare's Leg.

Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block Carbine

One of Juan's kids are seen with a carbine version of the Remington 1867 rifle.

Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block Carbine - .50-45
The kid in the center carries the 1867 Remington carbine.

Machine Guns

MG42

John uses what appears to be an MG42 machine gun with the buttstock removed to fire upon Ruiz's army column while they're on the bridge to great effect. However, this is an anachronism, since the MG42 was introduced in 1942, and this film takes place in 1913, 29 years earlier.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92mm Mauser
Closeup of the anachronistic MG42.
View down the barrel of the MG42 at the bridge.
John fires the MG42.
John after firing his MG42 in the famous scene. Note that he's putting cotton in his ears after he's been using the machine gun.

Maxim MG08

Juan uses a Maxim MG08 machine gun alongside John during the canyon battle. When John gives him the command to fire, the weapon does not. He tries to tell John, but then it goes off and surprises him. When he regains control, he uses it to great effect. The weapon is also used in the film by revolutionaries and Mexican soldiers. Also used in Reza's armored car.

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Juan tries to tell John of the weapon malfunction. (Production still)
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Juan fires his Maxim MG08 at the column.
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Rebel gunner with a Maxim.
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ZB-53 / Vz.37

The anachronistic ZB-53 / Vz.37 is seen (but never used).

ZB 53 / Vz.37 machine gun on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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Two ZB's are seen in the Governors private train car.

Shotguns

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

A 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is used by Juan to shoot the cart containing his recent robbery victims, sending it careening down the hill and sending its occupants flying. It's also seen used by one of the bandits.

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 Gauge
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A bandit during the opening scene's ambush.

Mortar

Brixia Model 35

The rebels are seen using a Italian Brixia Model 35 light mortar (45mm).

Loading a grenade. The mortar fired it's round via a lever which the man is seen handling with his right hand.
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