Journey Southwest (Cesta na jihozápad)

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Journey Southwest (Cesta na jihozapad)
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Czech Poster
Country Czech-republic-flag.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Zdenek Sirový
Release Date 1989
Language Czech
Studio Filmove Studio Gottwaldov
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ben Jirí Strach
"Grandfather" Jones Milan Sandhaus
Chett Jirí Schmitzer
Tony Zdenek Podhurský
Bill Oldrich Vlach
Jeff Ivan Palúch
O'Brien Petr Cepek
Fitzpatrick Jan Preucil


Journey Southwest (Cesta na jihozapad) is a 1989 Czechoslovak Western movie directed by Zdenek Sirový and losely based on short stories by Jack London. Teenage boy Ben (Jirí Strach) after the tragic death of his father lives in the camp of gold prospectors. Chett Adams (Jirí Schmitzer) who recently appears in the town wants to help the boy and uses the money he won to send Ben to school south-west (hence the title of the movie). But the journey for a better life becomes the hard school of life and makes Ben a grown man.


The following weapons were used in the film Journey Southwest (Cesta na jihozápad):

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Revolvers

Colt Dragoon

"Grandfather" Jones (Milan Sandhaus) carries a Colt Dragoon revolver. The gun has a finger spur on trigger guard that is uncommon for genuine Colts; possibly this is a sign of European copy. Also the revolver has a rear sight that was used on carbine version (with detachable shoulder stocks) of Dragoon.

Colt Dragoon 3rd model - .44 cal
Jones raises his revolver on too curious customer in Fitzpatrick's general store.
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Jones threatens O'Brien who tries to get Ben back as a servant. Note the finger spur on the trigger guard and the sight on the frame.
The barrel of holstered revolver is seen.
The grip of holstered revolver is seen.
Ben holds the revolver.
Another view of the revolver in Ben's hands.
Slots for percussion caps on cylinder are seen.
Another view of the revolver.

Single Action Army "Civilian" model

Bill (Oldrich Vlach), one of the trio of bandits, carries a Single Action Army "Civilian" model revolver. Hexagonal barrel and smooth base pin, both uncommon for original Colts, are likely signs of European copy.

Colt Single Action Army with 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model - .45 Long Colt
Bill holds his revolver.
Bill's SAA is seen at the left. Note the hexagonal barrel and smooth base pin.
Bill's revolver is seen at the right.
Bill's revolver in holster.
Revolver in hand of mortally wounded Bill.

Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873

Tony (Zdenek Podhurský), the leader of bandits trio, carries a Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873 revolver.

Chamelot-Delvigne Mle. 1873 (factory bare finish) - 11x17.8mmR
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Tony twirls his revolver on finger.
The grip on holstered revolver is seen.
Annoyed Tony blindly fires his revolver in night scene.
Tony with Chamelot-Delvigne revolver and Jeff with Gasser Montenegrin revolver (see below).
Tony aims his revolver at Jones.
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Tony fires at Jones.

Gasser M1870/74 Montenegrin

The third bandit, one-handed Jeff (Ivan Palúch) carries a Gasser M1870/74 Montenegrin revolver.

Gasser M1870/74 Montenegrin - 11.25x36mmR Gasser
The grip of Jeff's revolver is seen at the left.
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Bill loads Jeff's revolver.
Jeff holds his revolver.
Another view of the revolver.
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Jeff fires.

Smith & Wesson Military & Police (Spanish version)

Noble gunslinger Chett (Jirí Schmitzer) carries a revolver in Smith & Wesson Military & Police style. Such details as the shape of lanyard ring and its swivel allows to guess the gun to be a Spanish copy, like Trocaola Aranzabal Y Cia or Orbea.

Trocaola Aranzabal Y Cia revolver - 8x27mm French M1892
Orbea Revolver 1892 Espagnol - 8x27mm FrenchM1892
Chett holds his revolver.
He fires in air to draw attention of deaf store owner Fitzpatrick.
Another view of Chett's revolver in the scene in Fitzpatrick's store.
Chett shows Ben his fast draw ability.
The grip of Chett's holstered revolver is seen.
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Chett fires at Tony, defending Ben.
Jeff picks up Chett's revolver after he killed Chett by a knife in back.

Rifles

Winchester Model 1906

In one scene Jeff is seen with a pump-action gun that appears to be a small caliber rifle. Winchester Model 1906 seems to be a decent guess.

Winchester Model 1906 - .22
Jeff's gun leans against a stone.
Jeff grabs his gun.
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Jeff holds the gun.
Another view of the pump action rifle. The shape of the pump is more similar to Model 1906 than to other pump action small caliber Winchesters.

Winchester Model 1895 Sporter

Bill uses a Winchester Model 1895 Sporter. A closeup of the receiver allows to see the marks of removed loading bridge, a sign of Russian contract version.

Winchester Model 1895 Sporter
A Russian contract Model 1895 in 7.62x54 Russian. Note the loading bridge over the receiver
Bill sleeps with his rifle at hand.
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Jeff cleans the lever of the rifle. The receiver is seen.
The forend of sporterized stock of the Winchester is seen.
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Bill fires at Ben who escapes on a boat.
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A closeup of the receiver. The marks of removed loading bridge are seen.

Winchester Model 1907

Tony carries a Winchester Model 1907 with 5-round magazine. The movie preciously shows the maintainence and assembling of this self-loading rifle.

Winchester Model 1907 with 5-round magazine - .351 Winchester
Tony cleans disassembled rifle. Some cartriges are seen, they generally resemble .351 Winchester ammo.
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Tony cleans the rifle.
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Tony assembles the rifle.
Tony holds his Winchester.
Tony on horseback with Winchester in hands.
Winchester is seen next to gunned Tony.

Shotguns

Winchester Model 1897

"Grandfather" Jones' long gun is a Winchester Model 1897 pump-action shotgun.

Winchester Model 1897 Field shotgun - 12 gauge
Jones holds his shotgun.
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Ben with Jones' shotgun.
A good view of the pump and magazine tupe cap.
Ben holds the Winchester.
A good general view of the shotgun.
Jones holds his Winchester.
The shotgun on ground next to Jones.



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