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Duck, You Sucker!
Duck! You Sucker! is a 1971 Western directed by Sergio Leone and stars James Coburn as a fugitive Irish explosives expert who escapes to Mexico to only find himself mixed up in another revolution. This film was released in the US under the title "Duck, You Sucker!", which is the literal English translation of the Italian title (which is "Giù la testa, coglione!"). However, it was subsequently re-released under the title A Fistful of Dynamite in order to capitalize on Leone's previous films. MGM would later release the film on DVD under the original title. Duck! You Sucker! was Leone's last western as well as his most overlooked film, mostly due to the movie being marketed as a comedy/satire of westerns, especially his earlier 'Man With No Name' trilogy.
The following weapons were used in the film Duck, You Sucker! aka A Fistful of Dynamite:
Single Action Army
Juan (Rod Steiger) uses a Single Action Army Cavalry throughout the film, most notably to threaten John. It is also used by revolutionaries and the soldiers. A shorter SAA with a 4.75" barrel is also shown.
A Mexican police officer with a Steyr 1912 tries to arrest Juan after he sees him kill his comrade.
One of Juan's children is seen armed with an Astra 400 when they rob the stagecoach, John is also seen having it holstered various times through out the film. This weapon is anachronist, as the Astra 400 was made in 1921, 8 years after the movie took place.
Col. Gunther Reza (Antoine Saint-John) uses an anachronistic (see below) Walther P38, seen after the train is derailed.
Browning Hi Power
A Browning Hi-Power pistol is seen taken by John (James Coburn) from the Mexican governor. This is an anachronism, since the HP was introduced in 1935, and this film takes place in 1913.
Remington 1866 Derringer
Dr. Villega (Romolo Valli) threatens a conductor with a Remington 1866 Derringer.
Winchester Model 1894
The Winchester Model 1894 is Used by Mexican revolutionaries, as well as Juan's children.
At least one bandit and later the Mexican troops can be seen carrying Spanish Mauser M1943 rifles throughout the film, likely as it was filmed in Spain. The M43 is likely meant to stand in for the Steyr-made M1912 short rifle used during the Mexican revolution.
Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE)
The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) is seen in the hands of a British soldier in the Irish pub.
Unknown Sawed-Off Lever-Action Rifle
It could be a shortened Winchester lever action rifle, a.k.a. "Mare's Leg" but it is difficult to confirm due to lack of exposure in the film.
Used by a young John to shoot the British soldiers in the pub.
Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block Carbine
One of Juan's kids are seen with a carbine version of the Remington 1867 rifle.
John uses what appears to be an MG42 machine gun with the buttstock removed to fire upon Ruiz's army column while they're on the bridge to great effect. However, this is an anachronism, since the MG42 was introduced in 1942, and this film takes place in 1913, 29 years earlier.
Juan uses a Maxim MG08 machine gun alongside John during the canyon battle. When John gives him the command to fire, the weapon does not. He tries to tell John, but then it goes off and surprises him. When he regains control, he uses it to great effect. The weapon is also used in the film by revolutionaries and Mexican soldiers. Also used in Reza's armored car.
ZB-53 / Vz.37
The anachronistic ZB-53 / Vz.37 is seen (but never used).
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
A 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is used by Juan to shoot the cart containing his recent robbery victims, sending it careening down the hill and sending its occupants flying. It's also seen used by one of the bandits.
Brixia Model 35
The rebels are seen using a Italian Brixia Model 35 light mortar (45mm).