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Black Caesar

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The following firearms were used in the film Black Caesar:

Black Caeser
Theatrical poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Larry Cohen
Release Date 1973
Language English
Studio Larco
Distributor American International Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Tommy Gibbs Fred Williamson
Mr. Gibbs Julius Harris
Helen Bradley Gloria Hendry

Bergmann 1896 (customized Walther P38)

The customized Walther P38 from Big Jake, made to resemble a Bergmann Model 1896, is used by the mob hitman in the opening 1953 sequence.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
Bergmann 1896 - 5mm Bergmann
The mob hitman shoots the target (Andrew Duggan) as he gets his shoes shined.
The mob hitman shows young Tommy (Omer Jeffrey) his pistol.

Mauser C96

Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson) uses a Mauser C96 "Red 9" pistol throughout the film. At one point, Capt. McKinney (Art Lund) takes it from him and pistol-whips him with it.

Mauser C96 "Red 9" - 9mm
Tommy Gibbs draws his C96 on Grossfield (Patrick McAllister).
Gibbs tells Grossfield's barber to give him a better shave.
Gibbs with his C96 as he looks for the three men with the incriminating ledgers.
Gibbs's C96 in his waistband. The "9" on the grip proves it to be the "Red 9" version chambered in 9x19 mm Parabellum.
Gibbs holds his C96 on his father (Julius Harris).
Gibbs draws his C96 as Helen (Gloria Hendry) enters his apartment.
Gibbs with his C96 before McKinney knocks it out of his hand with his Official Police.

Winchester Model 1897

During a montage sequence, Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson) pumps and fires a Winchester Model 1897. Some of his men are later seen using them during the shootout with the Italian mobsters in California. Some of the mobsters are also outfitted with Winchester '97s.

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun 12 gauge
Tommy Gibbs with the Winchester Model 1897.
A Mafioso aims his Winchester Model 1897.
One of Gibbs' soldiers fires his Winchester Model 1897.

Walther P38

Several of Gibbs' henchmen use Walther P38 pistols, some are handled (but not fired) by Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson) himself. On the DVD cover, Fred Williamson holds a P38.

Walther P38 with black grips - 9x19mm
Gibbs takes a Walther P38 from one of his men.

Madsen M50

Gibbs (Fred Williamson) and some of his men fire Madsen M50 submachine guns sideways throughout the film.

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
Tommy Gibbs fires the Madsen M50 during a montage.
One of Gibbs' men, smuggled into the Italian Mafia's California safe house in the trunk of a Mercedes, kills the two guards with a Madsen M50.
One of Gibbs' men fires a Madsen M50 from the roof of the Italian Mafia's house.

Smith & Wesson Model 39

The Smith & Wesson Model 39 is carried by one of the men with the ledgers and one of the men chasing Gibbs .

Smith & Wesson Model 39-2 9x19mm
A S&W Model 39 on the desk next to the man typing receipts for the ledgers.
A man chasing Gibbs down the street in Manhattan tries to fire a S&W Model 39 through the back of the window of Gibbs' taxi but never fires.

double barreled shotgun

Both of the Italian Mafia's bodyguards in front of their California safe house carry hammerless double barreled shotguns.

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.
A guard drops his shotgun as he is mowed down by a Madsen M50.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

One of Gibbs' men uses a Smith & Wesson Model 10 during the Mafia massacre.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with long barrel and Gold Medallion grips - .38 Special
Gibbs' soldier fires at the Mafioso soldiers.

Colt New Service

A hitman sent by Coleman uses a Colt New Service to kill one of Gibbs' men.

Colt New Service M1917 - .45 ACP.
Gibbs' man is shot by a Colt New Service while in a restaurant.

Colt Official Police

Capt. McKinney (Art Lund) and Coleman's assassin (who at one point dresses as a policeman) use pre-War Colt Official Police revolvers with four inch barrels. At one point, Gibbs (Fred Williamson) gets ahold of McKinney's Official Police and beats him to death with it.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel
The assassin checks his Official Police.
The assassin, dressed as a policeman, shoots Gibbs in the gut on a Manhattan street. Gibbs later identifies the weapon used as a .38.
McKinney holds his Official Police on Gibbs. Note the Colt emblem grips.
McKinney holds the Official Police on Gibbs' head. The revolver looks to be in poor condition with a misshapen trigger guard and bent ejector rod.

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