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Duck, You Sucker!

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Duck, You Sucker!
Duck You Sucker.jpg
DVD Cover
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Sergio Leone
Release Date 1971
Language English/Spanish
Studio Rafran Cinematografica
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Mallory James Coburn
Juan Miranda Rod Steiger
Dr. Villega Romolo Valli
Col. Gunther Reza Antoine Saint-John

The theatrical re-release poster with the new title A Fistful of Dynamite

Duck! You Sucker! is a 1971 Western directed by Sergio Leone and stars James Coburn as a fugitive Irish explosives expert who escapes to Mexico in 1913 only to find himself mixed up in another revolution. This film was released in the US under the title "Duck, You Sucker!", which is the literal English translation of the Italian title (which is "Giù la testa, coglione!"). However, it was subsequently re-released under the title A Fistful of Dynamite in order to capitalize on Leone's previous films. MGM would later release the film on DVD under the original title. Duck! You Sucker! was Leone's last western as well as his most overlooked film, mostly due to the movie being marketed as a comedy/satire of westerns, especially his earlier Man With No Name trilogy.

The following weapons were used in the film Duck, You Sucker!:


Single Action Army

Juan (Rod Steiger) uses a Single Action Army Cavalry throughout the film, most notably to threaten John. It is also used by revolutionaries and the soldiers. A shorter SAA with a 4.75" barrel is also seen.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel - .45 Long Colt.
A Colt Single Action Army Cavalry is seen poking through the window near the man in the middle.
In his first encounter, Miranda aims his Single Action Army at Mallory.
Miranda sees the opportunity to make his dream true with the help of Mallory.
Miranda fires his Single Action Army at John's motorcycle.
A furious Miranda aims his Single Action Army at Mallory after he blows up his coach.
During the robbery of the Mesa Verde bank, Miranda uses his Single Action Army to open the bank vaults, receiving an unpleasant surprise in turn.
Close-up view of Miranda's Single Action Army.
Juan with his Single Action Army just after the bank hit. He aims his gun at John because he didn't explain to him that the bank was a political prison.
"But you know this bank is my life, this is my dream..."
Miranda explains to Mallory that there was no money in the bank (production photo).
Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" Barrel - .45 Long Colt
a close-up view of the Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel.
One of Juan children's is armed with a Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel.

Steyr M1912

A Mexican police officer (Luigi Pistilli) is armed with a Steyr 1912 when he tries to arrest Juan after seeing him kill his fellow officer.

Steyr M1912 - 9x23mm Steyr
A close-up view of the Steyr M1912.
The officer aims his Steyr M1912 at Juan (production photo).
To Miranda's surprise, the officer suddenly goes completely still.
The Mexican officer (Luigi Pistilli) gives up after the threat of never seeing his family again.

Astra 400

One of Juan's children is armed with an Astra 400 when they rob the stagecoach. John is also seen having it holstered various times through out the film. This weapon is anachronistic, as the Astra 400 was made in 1921, 8 years after the movie took place.

Astra 400 - 9x23mm Largo
The sneering, racist Americans traveling in Mexico are held up by Juan and his family in the opening. His youngest son can be seen with an Astra.
John fires his Astra 400 at a Mexican soldier during the battle at Mesa Verde.
John contemplates the chaos that is occurring in Mesa Verde.
Once John reunites with Miranda, he remains armed with his Astra 400.
Mallory aims with what is presumably an Astra 400 (production photo).

Walther P38

Col. Gunther Reza (Antoine Saint-John) uses a Walther P38 as his sidearm. Gunther can barely be seen holding a Walther P38 after the Mallory ambush and after the train is derailed. This is an anachronism, as the Walther P38 was introduced in 1938 and the film takes place in 1913, 25 years earlier.

Walther P38 w/ black grips - 9x19mm Parabellum
Gunther Reza (Antoine Saint-John) survives the derailment of his train and is armed with a Walther P38.
Reza fires his Walther P38 at John.

Browning Hi-Power

A Browning Hi-Power is taken by John (James Coburn) from the governor Jaime (Franco Graziosi). This is an anachronism, since the Browning Hi-Power was introduced in 1935, and this film takes place in 1913, 22 years earlier.

Browning Hi-Power - 9x19mm Parabellum
Jaime arms himself with a Hi-Power when his train is ambushed by the Mexican revolutionaries.
John aims the Browning Hi-Power at Jaime.
Juan Miranda holds the Browning Hi-Power that John throws to him.
Jaime offers Miranda a fortune to save his life, but Miranda will have a lot of money regardless of whether he lets the governor live or not.

Remington 1866 Derringer

Dr. Villega (Romolo Valli) threatens a Mexican officer with a Remington 1866 Derringer.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 RF
Dr. Villega (Romolo Valli) aims his Remington 1866 Derringer.
The Remington 1866 Derringer seen from behind.


Winchester Model 1894

The Winchester Model 1894 is used by Mexican revolutionaries, as well as Juan's children.

Winchester 1894 - .30-30 WCF
One of the coach guards aim his Winchester Model 1894 at Miranda.
Juan's children pop up from behind him to rob the coach
The Miranda family takes cover after one of Mallory's explosions.
When Miranda opens one of the bank vaults, his brother protects him with a Winchester Model 1894 in case any threat appears.
During the ambush by the Mexican revolutionaries, they use two types of rifles, including several Winchester Model 1894s.

Mauser M43

At least one bandit and later the Mexican troops carry M43 Spanish Mausers throughout the film, likely as it was filmed in Spain. The M43 is likely meant to stand in for the Steyr-made M1912 short rifle used during the Mexican Revolution.

Mauser M43 - 8x57mm Mauser
Bully fires his Mauser M43 from underneath the carriage they just ambushed.
A disgusting close-up view of Bully's Mauser M43
Bully with his Mauser M43 at the moment when his father decides get rid of the racist American.
Several Mauser M43s placed in a curious way.
One of the Mesa Verde bank guards take cover after Miranda kills another guard.
Newly liberated rebels with captured Mausers.
Several Mauser M43s are used by Mexican revolutionaries during the ambush.

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE)

A variant of the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) is seen in the hands of a British soldier in the Irish pub.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
A British soldier takes a round from John's hidden rifle, Enfield in hand.
Sergio Leone holds the SMLE on the filming set of the Irish pub scene. (Production photo)

Winchester Model 1892 "Mare's Leg"

A "Mare's Leg" Winchester Model 1892 is used by a young John to shoot the British soldiers in the pub and his friend Nolan (David Warbeck).

Winchester Model 1892 "Mare's Leg" with standard lever loop and rounded barrel – .44-40 WCF
John (James Coburn) swings the Winchester Model 1892 "Mare's Leg" wrapped in newspaper at the soldiers sent to arrest him back in Ireland.

Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block Carbine

One of Juan's kids is seen with a carbine version of the Remington Rolling Block.

Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block Carbine - .50-70 Government
Chulo ask his father if he can kill them all now, but his father scolds him for saying that.

Machine Guns

MG 42

John uses an MG 42 with the buttstock removed to fire upon Ruiz's army column while they're on the bridge to great effect. However, this is an anachronism, since the MG 42 was introduced in 1942, and this film takes place in 1913, 29 years earlier.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Mallory grabs the MG 42 to put on a tripod.
Mallory adjusts his MG 42.
Mallory puts the ammunition belt on the MG 42.
Mallory leaves his MG 42.
Mallory fires his MG 42 at the bridge.
John calms down after finishing the ambush.
John after firing his MG 42 in the famous scene. Note that he's putting cotton in his ears after he's been using the machine gun.
Juan Miranda is willing to avenge his family with MG 42. Mallory tries to convince to not do it, but he won't listen.
Miranda fires his Maxim MG08 at the Mexican soldiers when the train is derailed. John arms himself with the MG 42 at the left.

Maxim MG08

Juan uses a Maxim MG08 alongside John during the canyon battle. When John gives him the command to fire, the weapon does not. He tries to tell John, but then it goes off and surprises him. When he regains control, he uses it to great effect. The weapon is also used in the film by revolutionaries and Mexican soldiers. It is also used in Reza's armored car.

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Col. Reza and two Maxim MG08s behind in his first scene in the film.
Col. Reza reads Mallory's book upon arriving in the Mexican camp.
Juan tries to tell John of the weapon malfunction (production photo).
Juan Miranda waits for Mallory (James Coburn) to give the order to attack Reza's troops.
Miranda tries to start firing his Maxim MG08, but his machine gun suffers a malfunction.
Juan fires his Maxim MG08 at the bridge.
Col. Reza order to the artillery counterattack the ambush of Miranda and Mallory, but his request is not heard in time.
Miranda prepares himself to see the explosion at the bridge.
Right side view of the Maxim MG08 while Miranda confirms to Mallory that everything is okay.
The Maxim MG08 is used by the revolutionaries during the ambush of the governor's train.
Miranda fires his Maxim MG08 at the Mexican soldiers when the train is derailed.
A revolutionary gunner with a Maxim MG08 during the battle at Mesa Verde.

ZB-53 / Vz.37

An anachronistic ZB-53 / vz. 37 is seen in the Mexican camp and on the governor's train, but is never used.

ZB-53 / vz. 37 on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The ZB-53 / vz. 37 in the revolutionaries' camp.
Two ZBs are seen in the governor's private train car.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

A 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is used by Juan to shoot the cart containing his recent robbery victims, sending it careening down the hill and sending its occupants flying. It's also used by one of the bandits.

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 Gauge
One of Juan's sons is armed with a double barreled shotgun during the Miranda family ambush.
Thank you, for everything.
Another of Juan's sons is armed with a double barreled shotgun during the bank robbery.
Miranda's family when they get rid of the racist American (production photo).


Brixia Model 35

The rebels are uses an Italian Brixia Model 35 light mortar.

Loading a shell. The mortar fires its rounds via a lever, which the man is seen handling with his right hand.
Another view of the Brixia Model 35.

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