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100 Rifles

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100 Rifles
Cinema Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Tom Gries
Release Date 1969
Language English
Studio Marvin Schwartz Productions
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lyedecker Jim Brown
Sarita Raquel Welch
Joe Herrera Burt Reynolds
Gen. Verdugo Fernando Lamas
Steven Grimes Dan O'Herlihy
Lt. Franz von Klemme Eric Braeden
Humara Michael Forest
Sgt. Paletes Aldo Sambrell

100 Rifles is a 1969 Western directed by Tom Gries and adapted from the 1966 novel The Californio by Robert MacLeod. Set in 1912, Lyedecker (Jim Brown), a black bounty hunter out of Arizona, crosses into Mexico during his search for "Yaqui Joe" Herrera (Burt Reynolds), a bank robber that fled to Mexico after stealing six thousand dollars. Lyedecker finds Herrera held captive by the ruthless Verdugo (Fernando Lamas), a Mexican general who plans to slaughter the area's Yaqui Indians in order to gain control of their land. Herrera decides to use the stolen money to finance his Yaqui relatives' resistance against Verdugo's forces, Lyedecker also joins up with the Yaqui and along with the stunning Sarita (Raquel Welch) plans to give the Mexican Army the fight of their lives.

The following weapons were used in the film 100 Rifles:


Colt Model 1902

General Verdugo (Fernando Lamas) carries a pair of nickel-plated Colt Model 1902 pistols with pearl grips. Joe Herrera (Burt Reynolds) takes one when he becomes Verdugo's "successor".

Colt Model 1902 Sporting Model - .38 ACP
Steven Grimes (Dan O'Herlihy) (right) is terrified at the sight of Verdugo's sidearm.
A close-up of Verdugo's 1902.
Lyedecker (Jim Brown) diverts the General's gun away from Herrera's head, this provides a fantastic view of the pearl grips and the pistol as a whole.
Sgt. Paletes (Aldo Sambrell) appears to be armed with one of Gen. Verdugo's pistols.
Joe wears Verdugo's 1902 with pride, becoming the new commander.

Colt New Service

Lyedecker (Jim Brown) carries a Colt New Service as his primary sidearm.

Colt New Service M1917 - .45 ACP (in moon clips).

Single Action Army

Yaqui Joe Herrera (Burt Reynolds) and some of Verdugo´s men are seen with Single Action Army revolvers.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model. The most common of the SAA revolvers as it is just the right length. - .45 Long Colt
Joe Herrera (Burt Reynolds) seizes an SAA from Lyedecker (Jim Brown).
A man is shot with his Artillery SAA in hand.


Winchester Model 1892

Sarita (Raquel Welch) and many of the Yaquis are armed with Winchester Model 1892's. In the battle of the train Lyedecker (Jim Brown), Joe Herrera (Burt Reynolds) and some of the soldiers use 1892's as well.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.

Springfield M1903

Soldiers and Yaquis Indians are frequently equipped with Springfield M1903 rifles.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06

Krag-Jørgensen Model 1896

The consignment for the Indians, which bought Joe Herrera, consists Krag-Jørgensen Model 1896 rifles.

US Property Marked Krag-Jørgensen Model 1896 Rifle - .30-40 Krag
Sarita (Raquel Welch) among men of her tribe with a new rifle in hand.
Sgt. Paletes (Aldo Sambrell) is armed with this rifle.

M1 Garand

Yaqui Humara (Michael Forest) and some soldiers carry M1 Garand rifles, a rather grave anachronism considering the fact the M1 Garand wasn't designed until the late 1920's and production didn't start until 1936, almost 25 years after the film takes place.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Humara gestures with his Garand, quite a feat for this almost 2 ft. long block of wood and metal weighing in at anywhere from 9.5 to 10.6 pounds.

Berthier Model 1907-15 Rifle

Soldiers from the firing squads were equipped with Berthier Model 1907-15 rifles.

Berthier Model 1907-15 Rifle - 8x50Rmm


Winchester Model 1897

Sarita (Raquel Welch) uses a Winchester Model 1897 shotgun during the battle of the train.

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 gauge

Machine Guns

Vickers Machine Gun

The soldiers in train were equipped with Vickers Machine Guns, Maxim 1895s and Gatling Guns. This weapons are seized after the conquest of the train by Yaquis Indians.

Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun - .303 British

Maxim 1895

Maxim 1895 on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Also at the station the soldiers had several machine-gun nests.

Gatling Gun

The Indians hid behind dead soldiers at railway wagons.


Unidentified cannon

On the military train but also in the train station was also deployed artillery.



French poster

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