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Gang War in Naples

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Gang War in Naples (Camorra)
Camorra Poster.jpg
Original Italian Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
FRA.jpg France
Directed by Pasquale Squitieri
Release Date 1972
Language Italian
Studio Mondial Televisione Film, Europa Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Tonino Russo Fabio Testi
Mario Capece Raymond Pellegrin
Nicola Cafiero aka "Gimpy" Enzo Cannavale
Anna Germana Carnacina
Luisa Jean Seberg
Don Mimo De Ritis Charles Vanel
Pietro Russo Ugo D'Alessio

Gang War in Naples (original title Camorra) is a 1972 Italian crime movie directed by Pasquale Squitieri and starring Fabio Testi as Tonino Russo who starts as a petty criminal and ascends through the ranks of Camorra crime syndicate in Naples.

The following weapons were used in the film Gang War in Naples:


Riva Esterina Black Widow

During the encounter with Pietravalle Tonino Russo (Fabio Testi) is armed with a revolver that appears to be a Riva Esterina Black Widow, an Italian 5 shot .22 LR revolver with a 4" barrel.

Riva Esterina Black Widow - .22 LR
Tonino holds opened revolver.
Tonino appears in Pietravalle's hideout with revolver in hand.
A close view of the revolver.
Tonino finishes a wounded Pietravalle's henchman.

Pocket revolver

In one scene a moneylender Ciccillo Cotrufo (Marcello Filotico) is seen with a nickel plated Bulldog-style pocket revolver.

Webley 'British Bull Dog' - .45 caliber - 1870s
The revolver is seen in the drawer.
Ciccillo Cotrufo aims his revolver.

Beretta M1951

Beretta M1951 pistols are used by both police and criminals.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
One of Pietravalle's henchmen holds a Beretta M1951 during the shootout with Tonino Russo.
He fires.
Capece's henchman holds Tonino Russo at gunpoint.

Beretta Model 70

Inspector Capezzuto (Salvatore Puntillo) carries a Beretta Model 70.

Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
Inspector Capezzuto (Salvatore Puntillo) holds his Beretta Model 70 in the final scene.
Inspector Capezzuto (at the right) and his assistant (Francesco D'Adda) (at the left) hold their Model 70 pistols in the final scene.

Mauser C99

In the final scene Tonino Russo (Fabio Testi) is armed with a Mauser C99 (variation of the Mauser C96) that his father Pietro Russo (Ugo D'Alessio) kept from the war.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A Mauser C99 "Regia Marina", designed for the Italian Royal Navy in late 19th century, and first semiautomatic pistol to be ever issued to an Italian armed force (even before the Glisenti 1910). It is distinguished for the typical "slab side" and generally less-refined outlook
Pietro Russo gives his Mauser to Tonino.
Tonino readies to fire. NOTE: the flat side of the pistol identifies it as a Mauser C99 "Marine"
He fires.
Tonino holds the pistol.


A nickel plated M1911A1 is used by Mario Capece (Raymond Pellegrin) in the final scene.

Nickel Plated Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Capece readies his pistol.
Capece fires.
He holds empty pistol.


In the scene on Capri island Tonino Russo (Fabio Testi) is armed with a TOZ-35 single shot target pistol with sniper scope. Later on, wit the scope removed, it is handed by Don Mimo De Ritis (Charles Vanel).

TOZ-35 target pistol - .22 LR
Tonino opens the case with the pistol.
He attaches the sniper scope.
Another view of the pistol.
Tonino holds his pistol.
Don Mimo De Ritis inspects the pistol taken from Tonino.
Another view of the same scene.

Various handguns

Some handguns that aren't seen clear enough appear in various scenes.

Pietravalle fires a snub nose revolver after his Beretta M12 became empty.
A guard in illegal casino draws his pistol during the brawl. It seems to be a Beretta but the actual model is hard to identify.
A customs officer holds his pistol.
Inspector Capezzuto (Salvatore Puntillo) disarms an arrestee.
The same pistol is seen a little better.

Submachine Guns

Beretta Model 38/44

Beretta Model 38/44 SMGs are used by both police and criminals.

Beretta Model 38/44 - 9x19mm
Customs officials with Model 38/44 SMGs on board of the customs boat.
One of Pietravalle's henchmen holds a Model 38/44 during the shootout with Tonino Russo.
A close view of his gun.
De Ritis' bodyguard with Model 38/44 (at the right) holds at gunpoint Capece's henchman.
Carabiniers with Model 38/44 in the final scene.

Beretta Model 38/42

In the final scene Beretta Model 38/42 are also carried by carabiniers.

Beretta Model 38/42 - 9x19mm
A fluted barrel allows to identify Model 38/42.

Beretta M12

Beretta M12 submachine guns are used by criminals in several scenes.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
Pietravalle (uncredited) fires at customs officers during the night interception of smugglers boat.
Pietravalle readies his Beretta in another scene.
Capece's bodyguard with Beretta M12 in the final scene.
He cocks the SMG.

M3 "Grease Gun"

One of Pietravalle's henchmen (Vincenzo Falanga) is armed with an M3 "Grease Gun".

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
A close view of the SMG.
The henchman fires.
Next moment he is shot.

Sten Mk II

One of Pietravalle's henchmen is armed with a Sten Mk II. Later his Sten switches to Beretta Model 38/44.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
The henchman draws his Sten, previously wrapped in newspaper.
He loads the gun...
...and fires.

Other Weapons

No.2 Mk. V Signal Pistol

A custom officer fires a flare pistol in the scene on the night interception of smugglers boat. It appears to be a Webley & Scott No.2 Mk V (some details allow to distinguish the original British flare pistol from its postwar Uberi version).

Webley & Scott No.2 Mk. V Signal Pistol

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