|Violent Province (Provincia violenta)
Original Italian Poster
Provincia violenta (never released in English; Violent Province is a direct translation of the Italian title ) is a 1978 Italian crime movie directed by Mario Bianchi. Franco Sereni (Calogero Caruana), credited as Lino Caruana), a captain of carabiniers, is dismissed from service for being the proponent of "the law of the gun". He is asked to hold a private investigation of several cases of blackmailing wealthy women. Soon Sereni finds out that there is much more then just blackmailing.
The following weapons were used in the film Violent Province (Provincia violenta):
Riva Esterina Dobermann
Numerous characters, including Franco Sereni (Calogero Caruana), use snub nose five-shot revolvers. They resemble Smith & Wesson Model 36, but the high profile of the front sight allows to identify them as Riva Esterina Dobermann.
Riva Esterina Dobermann - .38 Special
Franco Sereni fires his revolver in the opening scene.
A side view of Sereni's revolver during the shootout in supermarket.
A robber with snub nose revolver.
Mauri also owns snub nose revolver.
One of Augusto's henchmen holds a nickel plated snub nose revolver.
In one scene Augusto's henchman carries a Beretta M1934 pistol. In a flashback scene uniformed Capt. Sereni (Calogero Caruana) holds a pistol that also appears to be an M1934.
Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
Augusto's man fires his pistol.
Capt. Sereni fires at kidnappers in the flashback scene.
In the final scene Franco Sereni (Calogero Caruana) uses an M1911A1 pistol.
World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
Augusto examines the pistol after his men disarmed Sereni.
Bernardelli Model 69
In one scene crime boss Augusto (Richard Harrison) holds a Bernardelli Model 69 pistol.
Bernardelli Model 69 - .22LR
Beretta Model 38/44
In several scenes criminals use Beretta Model 38/44 SMGs.
Beretta Model 38/44 - 9x19mm
An escaping robber fires at pursuing police car in the opening scene.
A robber fires his SMG during the heist in a flashback scene.
In the final scene Beretta M12 SMGs are seen in hands of criminals and police.
Two Augusto's henchmen hold Beretta M12 SMGs.
A plainclothes detective and a uniformed policeman leave the car with Beretta M12s in hands.