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Kit & Co.

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Kit & Co.
Kit and Co DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country GDR.jpg East Germany
Directed by Konrad Petzold
Release Date 1974
Language German
Studio DEFA
Main Cast
Character Actor
Christopher 'Kit' Bellew Dean Reed
Shorty Rolf Hoppe
Joy Gastell Renate Blume
Wild Water Bill Manfred Krug
Lucille Arral Monika Woytowicz
Louis Gastell Siegfried Kilian
Colonel Bowie Hans Lucke
Captain Consadine Hannjo Hasse


Kit & Co. is a 1974 East German adventure movie directed by Konrad Petzold and based on the short stories collection Smoke Bellew by Jack London, set during the Alaska gold fever in late 19th century.


The following weapons were used in the film Kit & Co.:


Revolvers

Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Model

One of Kit Bellew's (Dean Reed) revolvers is a Colt Single Action Army, supposedly Cavalry model. Captain Consadine (Hannjo Hasse) of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (at that time it was named Royal North-West Mounted Police) also carries a SAA Cavalry revolver.

Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
Kit carries an SAA revolver in holster. The length of the holster matches Cavalry model.
Capt. Consadine carries an SAA revolver in holster.
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Capt. Consadine fires in air, starting the sled dog race.

MAS Mle 1892

Another one of Kit Bellew's revolvers is an Mle 1892 Revolver. It is seen only in holster.

Modèle d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8x27mm SR
A general view of the revolver in holster.
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Closeups of the revolver in holster.

Rifles and Muskets

Winchester Model 1892 Carbine

Kit Bellew (Dean Reed) and Shorty (Rolf Hoppe) both carry Winchester Model 1892 carbines. These rifles have sling swivel below the magazine and lacks saddle ring.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Shorty carries a Winchester.
A closer view of Shorty's Winchester.
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Kit cleans his rifle.
Shorty aims.
Kit aims.
A close view of the muzzle of Shorty's rifle.

Custom Martini Schuetzen Rifle

Several gold prospectors, notably Shunk Wilson (Gerry Wolff), carry rifles (doubtless a single prop reused) that appear to be custom Martini Schuetzen rifle. It has a tube under the barrel that can be a tube magazine (maybe a mockup) or some construction detail.

Martini-Stahl system Schuetzen Rifle - 8.15x46mm R
A gold prospector leaves a wessel with a rifle on sling. Martini breech is seen.
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Shunk Wilson holds his gun.
Buttstock and lever are seen.
Martini breech is seen.
A view of the barrel and the tube under the barrel.
A general view of the gun.

Martini Rifle

A Martini rifle is seen in hands of gold prospector. It has a full-length stock. Some Swiss Martini rifles have same configuration.

For comparison: Swiss military style Martini Schuetzen rifle by Schlaepfer - .41 Swiss RF
A general view.
A closer view. The shape of the trigger guard and lever looks similar to the Swiss Martini, gived as sample.

Mauser Schebenbüchse Rifle

A Schuetzen bolt action rifle is seen in hands of gold prospector. It appears to be a Mauser Scheibenbüchse, bolt-action target rifle based on Mauser Gewehr 1871 system.

Mauser Schebenbüchse target rifle - 9.3x57R
A long gun seen in center appears to be a Mauser Schebenbüchse.
Same gun is seen at the right.
Same gun is seen in center.

Hunting Musket

Louis Gastell (Siegfried Kilian) owns a long barreled hunting musket of unclear model. This prop is seen in several other DEFA movies.

The long gun is seen at the background in Gastell's tent.
Another view of the gun at the background.
Louis Gastell carries his gun on sling.
Another view of the gun. Its shadow reveals somewhat that looks like a hammer of percussion cap lock.
A closer view of the barrel and long thin ramrod.
The buttstock is seen.
A general view of the gun. Again what appears to be a hammer can be seen.

Various Rifles

A gold prospector carries a rifle. It has a top barrel band, similar to the one of Karabiner 98k "Kriegsmodell" rifle.
A rifle is seen at the right.
A rifle is seen at the left.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

Some gold prospectors carry Double Barreled Shotguns.

Colt Model 1878 - 12 Gauge. Used as a sample of exposed hammers shotgun.
Kit and Co-Shotgun-1.jpg
A gold prospector at the left takes a shotgun of his killed companion and checks it.
He holds the shotgun.
He carries the shotgun on sling together with his own unidentified long gun (second in Various Rifles section).
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Hunson (uncredited) carries a shotgun.

Triple Barreled Shotgun/Rifle

Gold prospector Hartley (Willi Schrade) carries a Drilling, three-barreled combination shotgun/rifle with exposed hammers, against attacking bandits. This gun seems to be the same prop, used in some other DEFA movies, like Osceola and Sing, Cowboy, Sing.

Three-barreled Drilling combination gun with exposed hammers - 16 gauge & 9.3x57mm
Hartley (at the right) holds a Drilling.

See Also

See Also

DEFA Studio Westerns
Starring Gojko Mitic The Sons of Great Bear (Die Söhne der großen Bärin) (1966)  •  Chingachgook, the Great Snake (Chingachgook, die große Schlange) (1967)  •  Trail of the Falcon (Spur des Falken) (1968)  •  White Wolves (Weisse Wölfe) (1969)  •  Fatal Error (Tödlicher Irrtum) (1970)  •  Osceola (1971)  •  Tecumseh (1972)  •  Apaches (Apachen) (1973)  •  Ulzana (1974)  •  Blood Brothers (Blutsbrüder) (1975)  •  Severino (1978)  •  The Scout (Der Scout) (1983)  •  Prairie Hunters in Mexico (Präriejäger in Mexiko) (1988)
Others Kit & Co. (1974)  •  Blue Bird (Blauvogel) (1979)  •  Sing, Cowboy, Sing (1981)  •  Atkins (1985)

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