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The Iron Commissioner (Il commissario di ferro)

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The Iron Commissioner
(Il commissario di ferro)
Il commissario di ferro Poster.jpg
Original Italian Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Stelvio Massi
Release Date 1978
Language Italian
Studio Belma Cinematografica
Main Cast
Character Actor
Comissioneer Mauro Mariani Maurizio Merli
Vera Mariani Janet Agren
Claudio Mariani Walter Di Santo
Inspector Ingravallo Ettore Manni
Sergio Conforti Massimo Mirani
Chief Comissioneer Crivelli Chris Avram

The Iron Commissioner (original title Il commissario di ferro) is a 1978 Italian crime thriller directed by Stelvio Massi and starring Maurizio Merli as Comissioneer Mauro Mariani. While Mariani hunts for a group of kidnappers, his own family is in grave danger.

The following weapons were used in the film The Iron Commissioner (Il commissario di ferro):


Beretta M1951

Beretta M1951 pistols are service sidearms of police detectives, including Comissioneer Mauro Mariani (Maurizio Merli) and his partner Inspector Ingravallo (Ettore Manni).

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
Inspector Ingravallo holds a Beretta during the night shootout.
Comissioneer Mauro Mariani holds a Beretta.
Two police detectives (Mario Granato and Franco Odoardi) put down their pistols during the scene in police precinct.
Another view of the same scene.
A close view of the business end of Mariani's pistol.

Llama pistol

When Sergio Conforti (Massimo Mirani) appears in the police precinct, he is armed with an compact, heavily ornate pistol. It appears to be some version of Llama pistols, supposedly in .380 or .32 caliber. The exact model is still unknown.

An ornate compact Llama pistol, similar to the screen one, except for the grips.
Sergio holds Det. Buranelli (uncredited) at gunpoint.
A close view of Sergio's pistol.
Sergio threatens police detectives.
Vent rib is seen. It is the main feature that allows to identify the pistol as Llama.
The grip is seen when Sergio threatens Mariani's wife and son.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

Bruno (Franco Garofalo), the leader of kidnappers, is armed with a revolver that resembles a Smith & Wesson Model 19. A similar revolver is used by Comissioneer Mauro Mariani (Maurizio Merli) in the flashback scene.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
Bruno draws his revolver, surprised by police.
Bruno fires during the shootout in the warehouse.
Another view of the same scene.
Mariani holds his revolver in the flashback scene.

Unidentified revolvers

During the shootout in the shop a criminal is armed with a snub nose revolver. It is seen very briefly but its general shape resembles a Colt Detective Special.

A shot ciminal drops his revolver.

During the night shootout one of the kidnappers (Augusto Funari) carries a snub nose revolver.

A kidnapper holds his revolver in darkness.

Submachine Guns

Thompson M1A1

In the flashback scene Sergio's father (uncredited) is armed with a Thompson M1A1.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
Sergio's father fires his Thompson.
A closer view of the SMG.

Beretta M12

A Beretta M12 is seen in hands of a plainclothes police detective in one scene.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
A detective next to white car holds a Beretta M12.


Unidentified Sniper Rifles

During the arrest of Bruno several police snipers are seen with rifles.

Two snipers with rifles.

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