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The Old Gun (Le vieux fusil)

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Le vieux fusil
The Old Gun-poster.jpg
Cinema poster
Country FRA.jpg France
GER.jpg Germany
Directed by Robert Enrico
Release Date 1975
Language French, German
Studio Les Productions Artistes Associés
Distributor Surrogate
Main Cast
Character Actor
Julien Dandieu Philippe Noiret
Clara Dandieu Romy Schneider
François Jean Bouise
SS-sturmbanführer Joachim Hansen
SS-lieutenant Robert Hoffmann

The Old Gun (Le vieux fusil) (in U.S. known also as Vengeance One by One) is a 1975 French war drama directed by Robert Enrico. Starring Philippe Noiret and Romy Schneider as spouses Julien and Clara Dandieu. He is an elderly doctor in the occupied part of France. At the end of the war, he sends his wife with her daughter to the countryside to be safe. They have no idea that their house was occupied by SS troops. His family and other people from the village are brutally murdered. Julien, with the help of an old rifle he inherited from his father, takes justice into his own hands.

The following weapons can be seen in The Old Gun (Le vieux fusil):


Luger P08

SS-lieutenant (Robert Hoffmann) fire his Luger P08 pistol.

Luger P08 9x19mm



Mauser Pocket Pistol

SS-sturmbanführer (Joachim Hansen) holds a Mauser Pocket Pistol.

1934 Mauser Pocket Pistol - 6.35mm

Mle 1892 Revolver

Group commander maquisards wears Mle 1892 Revolver.

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver



Submachine guns

MAS-38 submachine gun

The Milice française are armed with a MAS-38 submachine guns.

MAS-38 Submachine gun - 7.65mm

The militiaman on the left holds an MAS-38 submachinegun.


SS soldiers are armed with a MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 - 9mm.

The soldier (Antoine Saint-John), whom Julien killed in the kitchen.


The partisans had at the end of the war a large number the Sten submachine guns.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm



Lebel 1886

Vichy militia and also the partisans armed with a Lebel 1886 rifles.

Lebel Model 1886 - 8x50mmR Lebel

Berthier Mle 1916 Carbine

Militiamen also wore Berthier Mle 1916 carbines.

Berthier Model 1916 Carabine - 8x50mmR
The militiaman on the right has a carbine over his shoulder.

Gewehr 1898 rifle

German soldier carries a Gewehr 98 rifle on his back. Partisans also are seen with Gewehr 98 rifles.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 7.92x57mm Mauser

Karabiner 98k

Some SS men also have a Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Julien Dandieu (Philippe Noiret) takes an 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun he used as a child while hunting with his father and starts to kill them one by one.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Julien's father was a good shooter and used to take his son hunting.
Stored in wax paper even after many years, the ammunition is still usable.
Julien with his old shotgun now hunting the "vermin".

Machine Guns

MG131 Machine Gun

On armored fighting vehicle Sd.Kfz. 251 "Hanomag" was mounted a MG131 machine gun.

MG131 Machine Gun - 13x64mm B

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

SS troops and also partisans were equipped with a Model 24 Stielhandgranates.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade

F1 hand grenade

Maquisard has a F1 hand grenade on his belt hung.

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle1935 fuse.


M2 Flamethrower

The M2 Flamethrower is used by SS soldier and Julien Dandieu (Philippe Noiret).

M2 Flamethrower

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