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Chino (Valdez, il mezzosangue)

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(Valdez, il mezzosangue)
Chino Poster.jpg
USA Release Theatrical Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
ESP.jpg Spain
FRA.jpg France
Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by John Sturges
Duilio Coletti
Release Date 1973
Language English
Studio Produzioni De Laurentiis International Manufacturing Company
Coral Producciones Cinematograficas
Universal Productions France
Main Cast
Character Actor
Chino Valdez Charles Bronson
Catherine Jill Ireland
Maral Marcel Bozzuffi
Jamie Wagner Vincent Van Patten
Cruz Fausto Tozzi
Sheriff Ettore Manni

Chino (original Italian title Valdez, il mezzosangue ("Valdez, the Halfbreed"), also released in English as Valdez the Halfbreed and The Valdez Horses) is a 1973 co-production Italian-Spanish-French-American Western movie directed by John Sturges and Duilio Coletti and starring Charles Bronson as Chino Valdez, a half-breed horse breeder. The movie is based on the novel "The Valdez Horses" by Lee Hoffman.

Note: Jill Ireland's character is called Louise in non-English releases.

The following weapons were used in the film Chino (Valdez, il mezzosangue):


Single Action Army

Single Action Army "Artillery" revolvers are used by landowner Maral (Marcel Bozzuffi) and his men, and also by local sheriff (Ettore Manni). As usually in European filmed Western movies, the revolvers are probably Italian made replicas.

Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel aka "Artillery" model with wooden grips - .45 Long Colt. This is a Cimarron reproduction - and an actual movie gun.
One of Maral's men carries a revolver in holster.
Ricardo (uncredited), one of Maral's men, holds his revolver during the confrontation with Chino Valdez.
Another view of Ricardo's revolver.
Sheriff's revolver in holster.
One of Maral's men who attacked Chino in the church holds a revolver.
Maral carries a revolver in holster.


Winchester Model 1873

Chino Valdez (Charles Bronson) uses a Winchester Model 1873 carbine in several scenes. The carbine has both saddle ring and underbarrel sling swivel, more common for European replicas rather for original American rifle.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Winchester
Winchester Model 1873 and a double barreled Coach Gun in Valdez' house.
Chino holds his Winchester before he shoots a dying mare.
Chino takes the carbine when he hears a suspicious noise outside the house.
Chino waylays Maral's men...
... and fires. In next moment the gun switches to a Winchester Model 1892 due to a continuity error.
Chino fires Winchester 1873 on a promotion still.

Winchester Model 1892

During the confrontation with Maral's men Chino's Winchester Model 1873 switches to a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine. His rivals also carry Winchester 1892 carbines.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Chino's Winchester 1873 switches to a 1892 model.
Chino fires at Maral's men.
Chino shoots to disperse his herd of horses.
Maral's men with Winchesters.
Chino's carbine lacks the saddle ring but the mounting bracket can be seen.
Maral's men aim at leaving Chino.
Chino rides away, carbine in hand.
Chino holds Winchester 1892 on a promotion still.

Remington Rolling Block

Several Indian warriors carry Remington Rolling Block rifles and carbines. As the movie was filmed in Spain, these guns are very likely of Spanish military patterns.

Remington Rolling Block Short Rifle - .43 Spanish
Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block Carbine - .50-45
A Remington Rolling Block in hand of galloping Indian.
A man in center holds a Remington Rolling Block short rifle.
What appear to be a Remington Rolling Block carbine is seen in hands of a man at the left.


Coach Gun

A short barreled Coach Gun with exposed hammers is seen in Valdez' house. In various scenes the gun is used by Chino and by his young apprentice Jamie Wagner (Vincent Van Patten).

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge. An example of coach gun with exposed hammers.
Winchester 1873 carbine and double barreled shotgun in Chino's house.
Jamie holds the shotgun in night scene.
Jamie with the shotgun.
Chino holds the shotgun.
The shotgun on the wall.
Chino holds the open shotgun on a promotion still.


Original Italian poster.

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