Severino

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Severino
Severino Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country GDR.jpg East Germany
ROU-com.jpg Romania
Directed by Claus Dobberke
Release Date 1978
Language German
Studio DEFA
Buftea-Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Severino Gojko Mitic
Maruja Violeta Andrei
Nicolas Mircea Anghelescu
Sergeant Leon Niemczyk
Blas Constantin Fugasin
Domingo Emanoil Petrut
"Quarter of a Litre" Zephi Alsec
Juan Cortinez Helmut Schreiber


Severino is a 1978 East German-Romanian Western ("Red Western") movie directed by Claus Dobberke and based on the novel "Severino von den Inseln" by Eduard Klein. Unlike other DEFA Western movies, the story is set in Argentina. Manzeneros Indian tribe lives on the edge of the Argentinian Andes. Severino (Gojko Mitic) returns home after being gone for ten years and finds out that his father Raymondo was recently found dead. The white ranchers claim Raymondo to be a livestock thief. In turn, old Nicolas is convinced that the ranchers steal cattle from Manzeneros and calls for war against the Whites. Severino tries to find out who foments enmity between Indians and ranchers.


The following weapons were used in the film Severino:

Contents


Revolvers

Single Action Army

Severino (Gojko Mitic) carries a Single Action Army revolver in several scenes. It is most likely Cavalry model.

Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
Severino carries a SAA revolver in holster.
Another view of the grip of Severino's revolver.
A closer view of the revolver in holster.
Severino hands his revolver to a Manzeneros warrior who guards the mountain trail to Nicolas' camp. The barrel length matches Cavalry model.

Unidentified revolvers

Bandits chieftain (Ion Dichiseanu) carries a revolver that appears to be some Colt cap and ball revolver, like Colt 1851 Navy. Police Sergeant (Leon Niemczyk) carries same looking revolver in holster.

For comparison: Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber.
Sergeant carries his revolver in holster.
Bandits chieftain carries his revolver tucked in his belt. Open top frame can be seen.
Another view of same character's revolver.
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Sergeant's revolver in holster in some more scenes.

Rifles

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbines are used by Severino (Gojko Mitic), his brige Maruja (Violeta Andrei), old Nicolas (Mircea Anghelescu) and police Sergeant (Leon Niemczyk).

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
A good view of the barrel of Severino's Winchester.
Severino with a Winchester.
Sergeant holds a Winchester when he tries to stop the conflict between Manzeneros and ranchers posse. His rifle is fitted with a braided cord instead of usual leather rifle sling.
A good view of Sergeant's Winchester.
A closeup of the receiver of Nicolas' rifle.
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Nicolas fires and reloads.
Maruja raises a Winchester on her grandfather Nicolas who threatens to kill Severino.

Karabiner 1888

Many Manzeneros warriors, including Severino's yound brother Blas (Constantin Fugasin), and ranchers are armed with Karabiner 1888s. They probably stand for similar looking Argentine Mauser 1891 or Mauser 1909 carbines.

Karabiner 1888 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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A rancher holds Karabiner 88 during the attack on Manzeneros village.
A rancher holds a Karabiner 88 at the background.
Blas (at the right) holds a Karabiner 88.
Domingo (Emanoil Petrut) carries a carbine.
An Indian warrior with Karabiner 88.
A rancher at the left holds a Karabiner 88.

Custom Karabiner 1888

In several scenes Karabiner 88 guns with a straight bolt handle, unlike the standard model, are seen (probably a single prop reused). Possibly this is a result of a repair when the bolt of the carbine was replaced with the one of infantry Gewehr 88.

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A Manzeneros warrior holds a Karabiner 88. Straight bolt handle in infantry rifle style can be seen.
A rancher holds a Karabiner 88 with straight bolt handle.
An old Indian holds a Karabiner 88 with straight bolt handle.
An Indian warrior holds a Karabiner 88 with straight bolt handle. This carbine features a hole in the bottom of the magazine, so it appears to be original 1888 with Mannlicher-style en-bloc loading; 88/05 and 88/14 versions, converted for using Gewehr 98 type stripper clip, had this hole closed with a lid.

Gewehr 1888

Full-length Gewehr 1888 rifles are also seen in hands of ranchers.

Gewehr 1888/05 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two ranchers at the left carry Gewehr 88 rifles.
A typical barrel of Gewehr 88 is seen at the background.
A rancher at the left holds a Gewehr 88.
A rancher holds a Gewehr 88. The magazine has a lid at the bottom, closing the hole for Mannlicher style charger clips, so this rifle appears to be 88/05 or 88/14, convered for using Gewehr 98 style stripper clips.
A rancher at the background carries a Gewehr 88.

Mauser Karabiner 98a

Several ranchers, notably Juan Cortinez (Helmut Schreiber), the leader of the attack on Manzeneros village, and some Indian warriors are armed with Karabiner 98a short rifles.

Mauser 98AZ (98a) Artillery Carbine - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Juan Cortinez holds a Karabiner 98a at the background. In next moment his rifle switches to a different one.
A rancher (Willi Schrade) holds a Karabiner 98a.
A Manzeneros warrior at the right holds a Karabiner 98a.
Another view of the rifle of same character.
He aims. The guarded front sight and stacking hook are seen.
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An old rancher waits for the attack of Indians with a Karabiner 98a in hands.
Three 98a are seen in gun rack in police precinct.
A rancher (Willi Schrade) at the right carries a Karabiner 98a.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Gewehr 1898 rifles are also used by ranchers and Indians.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A mounted rancher at the right holds a Gewehr 98 during the attack on Manzeneros village. Lange-Visier rear sight is seen.
The barrel of same rifle is seen.
A rancher with Gewehr 98.
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Nicolas' warriors fire at livestock of ranchers.
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A rancher at the right holds a Gewehr 98.

Spanish Mauser M1895 Carbine

Carbines, similar to Karabiner 88 but without protruding magazine, are supposedly Spanish Mauser M1895 Carbine. Possibly a single prop is used.

1895 Spanish Mauser Carbine - 7x57mm Mauser
Juan Cortinez (Helmut Schreiber) holds a carbine.
A closer view of Juan Cortinez's carbine.
It can be seen that Cortinez' carbine lacks the protruding magazine, that differs it from Karabiner 88. The attachment of rifle sling is also seen.
Four carbines of Manzeneros warriors. Two in center are Karabiner 1888s, the one at the right is Spanish Mauser M1895 Carbine, and the one at the left is Serbian Mauser M1908 Carbine.
The barrel and guarded front sight of a carbine is seen (this carbine may be not Spanish M1895 but Serbian M1908, see below).
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An Indian warrior carries a carbine.

Serbian Mauser M1908 Carbine

One more carbine with similar outlook appears to be Serbian Mauser M1908 Carbine. It can be identified by the pistol grip stock, contrary to straight grip stock of Karabiner 88 and Spanish M1895 carbines, and large grasping grooves. Possibly a single prop is used.

Serbian Mauser M1908 Carbine - 7x57mm
Four carbines of Manzeneros warriors. Two in center are Karabiner 1888s, the one at the right is Spanish Mauser M1895 Carbine, and the one at the left is Serbian Mauser M1908 Carbine.
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A rancher with gray mustaches holds a M1908 Carbine.
Blas (Constantin Fugasin) with a M1908 Carbine.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

Some ranchers and Indians are armed with Double Barreled Shotguns.

An Indian warrior at the left holds a double barreled shotgun.
An Indian warrior at the right carries a double barreled shotgun.
Saloonkeeper, nicknamed "Quarter of a Litre" (Zephi Alsec), holds a shotgun.
A rancher at the right holds a shotgun.
Another view of the shotgun of said character.
A shotgun is seen among confiscated guns on the porch of the police precinct.

Coach Gun

Several short-barreled Coach Guns are also seen.

Stoeger Coach Western side by side shotgun with exposed hammers - 12 gauge. A modern version of classic coach gun.
A warrior, accompanying Severino, carries a short-barreled shotgun.
A rancher at the right holds a coach gun.
Another view of same character's gun.

Unidentified long guns

Several unidentified long guns are seen. Maybe these are Over and Under Shotguns.

A long gun in hands of a rancher at the left.
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Another rancher carries an unidentified long gun.

See Also

DEFA Studio Westerns
Starring Gojko Mitic The Sons of Great Bear (Die Söhne der großen Bärin) (1966)  •  Chingachgook, the Great Snake (Chingachgook, die große Schlange) (1967)  •  Trail of the Falcon (Spur des Falken) (1968)  •  White Wolves (Weisse Wölfe) (1969)  •  Fatal Error (Tödlicher Irrtum) (1970)  •  Osceola (1971)  •  Tecumseh (1972)  •  Apaches (Apachen) (1973)  •  Ulzana (1974)  •  Blood Brothers (Blutsbrüder) (1975)  •  Severino (1978)  •  The Scout (Der Scout) (1983)  •  Prairie Hunters in Mexico (Präriejäger in Mexiko) (1988)
Others Kit & Co (1974)  •  Blue Bird (Blauvogel) (1979)  •  Sing, Cowboy, sing (1981)  •  Atkins (1985)



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