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Once Upon A Time In America

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Once Upon A Time In America
Theatrical release poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Sergio Leone
Release Date 1984
Language English
Studio The Ladd Company
Rafran Cinematografica
Distributor Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
David 'Noodles' Aaronson Robert De Niro
Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz James Woods
Deborah Gelly Elizabeth McGovern
Frankie Manoldi Joe Pesci
Joe Burt Young
Carol Tuesday Weld
James Conway O'Donnell Treat Williams
Eve Darlanne Fluegel
Patsy Goldberg James Hayden
Cockeye William Forsythe

The following weapons were used in the film Once Upon A Time In America:


Smith & Wesson Model 10

In the beginning of the film, one of the Syndicate mobsters, Beefy (Frank Gio), searches for Noodles with a Smith & Wesson Model 10. Patrick "Patsy" Goldberg (James Hayden) also carries a Model 10 in addition to his P210, most notably using it to kill Joe Minoldi (Burt Young) with a bullet in the eye, and holding it to the head of Crowning (Gerard Murphy).

Smith & Wesson Model 10 - .38 Special
Beefy smashes Noodles' picture with his Model 10.
Beefy shows Eve the picture of Noodles, indicating with his Model 10.
Beefy investigates an amorous couple in the Chinese opium theater.
Patsy (eyes shut) shoots Joe and two other gangsters in his car.
Patsy holds his Smith & Wesson Model 10 to the back of Crowning's head.
Patsy keeps his Smith & Wesson Model 10 on Crowning.

Colt Police Positive

Bugsy (James Russo) uses a Colt Police Positive to kill Dominic (Noah Moazezi) just before Noodles stabs him to death in 1921.

Colt Police Positive - .38 Special.
Bugsy looks for Noodles and his gang.
Bugsy heads for Patsy, Colt in hand.

Colt Detective Special

David "Noodles" Aaronson (Robert De Niro), Max Bercovicz (James Woods), and Philip "Cockeye" Stein (William Forsythe) all carry Colt Detective Specials during the 1933 sequences. "Chicken Joe" (Richard Bright) also carries a Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special - .38 Special
Noodles pulls out his Detective Special during the diamond robbery.
Max intimidates one of the jewelers during the diamond heist with his Colt DS.
Max places his Detective Special next to the diamonds they are stealing.
Noodles looks for the escaped gangster from the massacre.
Noodles aims his Detective Special.
Chicken Joe hides with his Detective Special.
Max stands behind Patsy with a Detective Special.

Smith & Wesson Model 38 Bodyguard

In 1968, Secretary Christopher Bailey/Max Bercovicz (James Woods) gives David "Noodles" Aaronson a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard to exact his revenge with, but Noodles turns him down.

Smith and Wesson Model 38 - .38 Special
"Bailey" sets the revolver on the end of the table.
Noodles looks down at the revolver.
The S&W Bodyguard sits on Bailey's table.


SIG P210

One of the Syndicate mobsters, Trigger (Ray Dittrich) uses a suppressed SIG P210 to kill Eve (Darlanne Fluegel) while searching for Noodles. Patrick "Patsy" Goldberg (James Hayden) also carries one with his New Service on several occasions. This is a major anachronism as this sequence of the film takes place in 1933 and the P210 wasn't introduced until 1949.

SIG P210 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Trigger fixes a suppressor onto his P210.
Trigger aims at Eve.
Trigger shoots Eve.
Trigger puts away his P210.
Trigger uses his suppressed P210 to intimidate Fat Moe.
Patsy puts away his P210 during the diamond heist.
Patsy holds his P210 in his left hand as he talks with Crowning's henchmen. Max stands behind him with a Detective Special.

FN Model 1910

David "Noodles" Aaronson (Robert De Niro) draws and fires a FN Model 1910 to kill the mobster guarding Fat Moe in 1933.

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Noodles aims at the mobster.
Noodles approaches his kill.

Colt M1911A1

Philip "Cockeye" Stein (William Forsythe) uses an M1911A1 to shoot up Joe's car after the diamond heist.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Cockeye fires his 1911 at Joe's car.

Submachine Guns

M1928 Thompson

Max Bercovicz (James Woods) shoots up Joe's car with an M1928 Thompson after the diamond heist. "Chicken Joe" (Richard Bright) later uses one during the attempted assassination of James Conway O'Donnell (Treat Williams). Noodles and Max's hitmen subsequently uses Thompsons to kill Chicken Joe and one of his associates.

M1928 "Tommy Gun" - .45 ACP
Max shoots up Joe's car.
Chicken Joe aims at O'Donnell.
Chicken Joe firing his Thompson.


Winchester Model 1300

All of the New York Federal Reserve Bank guards are carryWinchester Model 1300 shotguns. This is a major anachronism as this sequence of the film takes place in 1933 and the Model 1300 wasn't introduced until 1964.

Winchester Model 1300 - 12 gauge
The bank guards line up with their Model 1300s.

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