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A Professional Gun (Il mercenario) (USA DVD Title: The Mercenary) is a 1968 Italian western of the Mexican Revolution directed by Sergio Corbucci. Starring Franco Nero as a Polish mercenary, who arrive in the Mexico, Tony Musante as Paco Roman, boss of the Mexican revolutionary bunch and Jack Palance as the casino owner Ricciolo alias 'Curly'. Their paths cross, when they desires to get the treasure of García brothers, owners of silver mines.
The following weapons were used in the film A Professional Gun (Il mercenario):
Mercenary Sergei "Polish" Kowalski (Franco Nero) carries an Astra 400 pistol.
Astra 400 (9 mm Bergmann-Bayard caliber)
Single Action Army
Numerous characters use Single Action Army revolvers.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
A Mexican officer pulls his gun on Paco and Kowalski when he arrests them.
Paco´s wife Columba (Giovanna Ralli
) conceals a handgun in a her poncho.
Columba opens fire and saves Paco and Kowalski.
Ricciolo 'Curly' (Jack Palance), the casino owner, carries a Webley Bulldog.
A Belgian version of Webley Bulldog with folding trigger - .320
Sharps Model 4 "Bulldog" Pepperbox
Several characters are equipped with a Sharps Model 4 "Bulldog" Pepperbox pistol.
Sharps Model 4 "Bulldog" Pepperbox - .32 Rimfire
Studs (Franco Ressel
) receives a Pepperbox from Curly to kill Kowalski.
Curly (Jack Palance
) uses the same gun to shoot the owner of a silver mine.
Smith & Wesson .44 Double action
Studs (Franco Ressel) and also Garcia's Cousin (Tito García) own a Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action revolver.
Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action
Garcia's Cousin (Tito García), the silver mine superintendent, carries a .44 Double action.
Studs (Franco Ressel) tries to kill "Polish" a second time with his nickel plated .44 Double Action.
Curly (Jack Palance
), who has another plan, stops him. Note the double action, showing that this is not a New Model No. 3 as previously mentioned.
All the main characters use Winchester Model 1894s.
Winchester 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine - .30-30.
Sergei Kowalski (Franco Nero) fires a Winchester Model 1892 at the plane.
Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
1916 Spanish Mauser
Mexican soldiers and several characters are armed with 1916 Spanish Mausers.
Spanish M1916 Guardia Civil Short Mauser Rifle - 7x57mm
Paco Roman (Tony Musante
)(middle) and his men, armed with Mauser rifles, capture Kowalski.
The Mexican soldiers carry Mauser rifles.
Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun
Paco´s bunch widely use a Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun.
Hotchkiss M1914 kulomet se stativem
Vickers MK1 Machine Gun
A modified Vickers MK1 Machine Gun is seen at the climax.
A soldier guards the condemned men.
Kowalski (Franco Nero
) grabs the Vickers and covers his escaping friends..
F1 hand grenade
Ricciolo 'Curly' (Jack Palance) used F1 hand grenades.
F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle1935 fuse.
Col. Alfonso Garcia (Eduardo Fajardo) deployed against rebels the artillery.