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Treasure of the Aztecs (Der Schatz der Azteken)
Treasure of the Aztecs (original German title Der Schatz der Azteken) is a 1965 Eurowestern directed by Robert Siodmak and based on the novel by Karl May. It is the first film of the dilogy, followed by Pyramid of the Sun God (also 1965). The story is set in 1864 during the French-Mexican war. A German adventurer Dr. Karl Sternau (Lex Barker) appears in Mexico and is involved in the affair of ancient Aztec treasure.
The following weapons were used in the film Treasure of the Aztecs (Der Schatz der Azteken):
Enfield No. 2 Mk.I
Heavily anachronistic Enfield No.2 Mk I revolver with custom pearl or ivory grips is Capt. Verdoja's (Rik Battaglia) personal sidearm. In one scene it is hold by Dr. Sternau (Lex Barker).
Smith & Wesson Military & Police
Equally anarchonistic Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolvers are used by several characters, including Dr. Sternau (Lex Barker) and Count Alfonso di Rodriganda (Gérard Barray).
Colt Official Police Target
Mexican Army Lt. Potoca (Gustavo Rojo) is armed with a Colt-style revolver with target sights, possibly Colt Official Police Target, also anachronistic for mid-19th century.
Single Action Army
Frank Wilson (Kelo Henderson) carries the Single Action Army-style revolver. It is some modern replica that differs in details from original gun.
Colt 1851 Navy revolvers (probably modern replicas) are used by several of Capt. Verdoja's soldiers and bandits.
During the duel between Count Fernando di Rodriganda (Friedrich von Ledebur) and Count Embarez (Djordje Nenadovic) both hold unknown revolvers.
In a continuity error in the final scene Capt. Lazoro Verdoja's (Rik Battaglia) Enfield No.2 Mk I switches to a different, unidentified revolver.
Percussion Cap Pistol
Andreas Hasenpfeffer (Ralf Wolter) is armed with a single-shot Percussion Cap Pistol. The pistol is seen more close in the second part, resembling Chatellerault Cavalry Model 1833.
Percussion Cap Carbine
Most Mexican soldiers, armed peasants and bandits carry percussion cap short muskets. These guns resemble 1862 Richmond Carbine but have differently placed barrel bands and the brass patch box on the buttstock, similar to the one seen on Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle. This gun may be carbine version of the Remington 1863 Zouave.
Remington 1863 Zouave
Some long-barreled percussion cap muskets are also seen, mostly used by French soldiers. They probably stand for French Minie rifled muskets but, it's most likely the Remington 1863 Zouaves, that also appeared in the second part of this dilogy..
Percussion Cap Musket
The unknown percussion cap musket can be seen in the hands of the French soldier.
A Napoleonic-style cannon is seen in Juarez' field camp.