The Professionals is a 1966 Western directed by Richard Brooks (In Cold Blood & Bite The Bullet) and stars Lee Marvin as the leader of a group of specialists who are hired to rescue the kidnapped wife (Claudia Cardinale) of a wealthy Texas millionaire during the time of the Mexican Revolution. The cast included Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, and Jack Palance.
The following weapons were used in the film The Professionals:
Rico (Lee Marvin) carries two handguns in the movie, the first one is a Colt M1911, which he carries in a military-style holster (he also carries a double magazine pouch.)
Colt Official Police
In addition to the M1911, Rico (Lee Marvin) also carries an early Colt Official Police .38 double action revolver.
- This Official Police is an anachronism, as production did not begin until 1927, and the Mexican Revolution is generally considered to have ended in 1920. However, the very similar Army Special was in production at the time, and could have been carried at the time the picture is set.
Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel
Colt New Service
Hans Ehrengard (Robert Ryan) and Jesus Raza (Jack Palance) carry Colt New Service double action revolvers.
Colt New Service -Colt .45
Jesus Raza (Jack Palance
) has his wounds tended to as the Colt lies near his side.
Colt Single Action Army
A Colt Single Action Army is used by Bill Dolworth (Burt Lancaster).
Winchester Model 1897
The Winchester Model 1897 pump-action shotgun is the main gun used by Henry "Rico" Fardan (Lee Marvin) throughout the movie.
Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
Henry "Rico" Fardan (Lee Marvin
) holds a Winchester 1897 shotgun.
Bill Dolworth (Burt Lancaster) uses a Winchester Model 1887 shotgun when he and the other professionals are ambushed.
Bill Dolworth (Burt Lancaster
) on the left opens fire with the Winchester 1887 as Rico Fardan opens fire with the Winchester 1897.
Winchester Model 1892
The Winchester Model 1892 rifle is used by several characters including Hans Ehrengard (Robert Ryan), Bill Dolworth (Burt Lancaster), and Jake Sharp (Woody Strode).
Winchester Model 1892 Carbine - .44-40
Hans (Robert Ryan
) uses a Winchester 92 in "The Professionals"
Most of Raza's men carry the M1903 Springfield rifle.
Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
One of Raza's men holds a M1903 Springfield on Rico.
The Browning M1917 machine gun is first seen being demonstrated by Rico to the US Army at the beginning of the film. It's later used by the Mexican army when Raza's men ambush the train.
Browning 1917 Machine Gun - .30-06
Rico demonstrates the M1917 to the US Army soldiers.
Mexican soldiers fire the Browning M1917 on Raza's men.
Another machine gun used by the Mexican army and by Rico (Lee Marvin) is the Lewis gun.
A Mexican soldier opens fire with the Lewis machine gun.