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Mackenna's Gold

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Mackenna's Gold
Mackenna's Gold-Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Release Date 1969
Language English
Studio Highroad Productions
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Marshal Sam MacKenna Gregory Peck
John Colorado Omar Sharif
Inga Bergerman Camilla Sparv
Sgt. Tibbs Telly Savalas
Hesh-Ke Julie Newmar
Hachita Ted Cassidy
Sanchez Keenan Wynn
Monkey Robert Phillips
Ben Baker Eli Wallach
Prairie Dog Eduardo Ciannelli

Mackenna's Gold is a 1969 Western movie directed by J. Lee Thompson and adapted from the 1963 novel by Heck Allen. The film stars Gregory Peck as Marshal MacKenna, Omar Sharif as Mexican outlaw John Colorado and Telly Savalas as US Cavalry Sergeant Tibbs. The plot revolves around the gold, hidden in on Apaches territory. MacKenna takes a treasure map from dying shaman Prairie Dog (Eduardo Ciannelli) who was already stalked by Colorado's gang. As events unfold, more and more people become involved in the treasure hunt, including Inga Bergmann (Camilla Sparv), kidnapped by Colorado, and treacherous Sgt. Tibbs.

The following weapons were used in the film Mackenna's Gold:


Single Action Army

Single Action Army Civilian Model

Single Action Army "Civilian" Model revolvers are used by Marshal Sam MacKenna (Gregory Peck), John Colorado (Omar Sharif), members of his gang Sanchez (Keenan Wynn), Avila (Dick Peabody), Laguna (Pepe Callahan) and Hesh-Ke (Julie Newmar), a gambler from the town of Hadleyburg Ben Baker (Eli Wallach) and a wandering Englishman (credited as "Older Englishman") (Anthony Quayle). Colorado's paired revolvers have a deep blue-black finish and pearl grips; other characters have more common versions of SAA.

Note: see additional screenshots and promotional images on talk page.

Colt Single Action Army with 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model - .45 Long Colt
McKenna holds a "Civilian" Single Action Army during the encounter with Prairie Dog. In this scene his revolver switches to an "Artillery" model (see below) and then back to a "Civilian".
Another view of McKenna's revolver.
Avila aims his revolver at McKenna.
Sanchez holds his revolver at McKenna's back (at the right). The pearl grip of Colorado's revolver can be seen in center.
Colorado with McKenna's own revolver.
Ben Baker holds a revolver.
Colorado holds his revolvers during the encounter with Ben Baker and his men. Pearl grips are seen.
Colorado with a revolver in hand.
A good view of the pearl grip of Colorado's revolver in holster.
Colorado with a Single Action Army and Sgt. Tibbs (Telly Savalas) with a Single Action Army, mocked up as Remington 1858 New Army fire at Apache scout.

Single Action Army Artillery Model

During the encouter with Prairie Dog, MacKenna's revolver switches from "Civilian" to "Artillery" model due to a continuity error. "Artillery" model revolvers are also seen in hands of two men of Ben Baker's motley crew.

Colt Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
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McKenna's "Civilian" revolver switches to an "Artillery" model.
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Baker's men with "Artillery" revolvers.

Single Action Army (Mocked Up as Remington 1858 New Army)

Sergeant Tibbs' (Telly Savalas) revolver is a Single Action Army "Cavalry" model, visually modified to resembled the Remington 1858 New Army, with fake Remington's cylinder rod. Same looking revolver is also used by the Lieutenant (Duke Hobbie) in charge of the cavalry unit. Similar mockups were often used in Western movies.

Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
Remington 1858 New Army - .44 caliber.
The Lieutenant holds his fake Remington revolver.
Another view of his revolver.
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Tibbs holds his revolver when he takes Inga Bergemann as hostage.
A close view of Tibbs' fake Remington revolver.
Tibbs fires from the ferry at Apaches on the shore.
Colorado with a Single Action Army and Tibbs with a fake Remington fire at Apache scout.
Another view of Tibbs' revolver in same scene.


Winchester Model 1892

Winchester Model 1892 Rifle

Winchester Model 1892 short rifles are used by John Colorado (Omar Sharif) and his gang members Sanchez (Keenan Wynn), Besh (Rudy Diaz), Monkey (Robert Phillips), Avila (Dick Peabody), and Hesh-Ke (Julie Newmar). Winchester Model 1892 rifle is also seen in hands of Old Apache Woman (Madeleine Taylor Holmes). These rifles have octagonal barrels.

Note: see additional screenshots and promotional images on talk page.

Winchester 1892 -.32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Besh (at the left) and Monkey (at the right) hold Winchester 1892 rifles in the scene in Judge Bergeman's house.
Besh with Winchester 1892 rifle. Note that cartridges in his bandolier doesn't fit for the Winchester rifle due to spitzer bullets.
Colorado's gang (from left to right): Avila and Monkey with Winchesters, Colorado who just took a Winchester from Sanchez, Hachita with a Winchester 1892, mocked up as Henry rifle (see below), Sanchez with a revolver, and Besh with a Winchester.
A good view of a Winchester in hands of Colorado.
Colorado shoot horses of two of Baker's men who are chased by Apaches.
Hesh-Ke fires from the ferry at Apaches.
Colorado's rifle is seen on the ground during the rest.

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbines are used mostly by various townsmen from Baker's group.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Several of Baker's men hold Winchester Model 1892 carbines.
The Preacher (Raymond Massey) with a carbine.
Adams' Boy (David Garfield) with a carbine. The Preacher's carbine is also seen at far left.
Hachita (Ted Cassidy) with Winchester Model 1892 carbine. Before and after this moment, Hachita is armed with a fake Henry rifle (see below), but in this scene his gun swithces to a carbine due to a continuity error.
An Apache aims his Winchester 1892 carbine at The Storekeeper (Burgess Meredith).
Inga Bergemann (Camilla Sparv) holds a Winchester Model 1892 carbine on a promotional image (although she doesn't use any gun in the movie).

Winchester Model 1892 (Mocked Up as Henry 1860)

Henry 1860 rifles, seen in the movie, actually are visually modified Winchester Model 1892, with removed handguards. Such rifle is seen in Judge Bergerman's (Trevor Bardette) house, and later it is used by Hachita (Ted Cassidy) who personally killed the Judge. Sergeant Tibbs (Telly Savalas) and his cavalrymen also use such rifles.

Note: see additional screenshots and promotional images on talk page.

Winchester 1892 - .38-40
Henry 1860 - .44 Rimfire (RF)
Judge Bergerman tries to take the rifle from the wall...
...but he is killed by Hachita's tomahawk.
Hachita with a fake Henry rifle.
US Cavalrymen fire their rifles.
Hachita raises his rifle, signalling to Apaches.
Tibbs fires, killing two of his soldiers.
Hachita fires from the ferry.

Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine

Shaman Prairie Dog (Eduardo Ciannelli) and some US cavalrymen are armed with Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbines.

Replica Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine "Trapdoor Springfield" built by Uberti Arms - .45-70
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Prairie Dog fires at McKenna.
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Prairie Dog with his rifle.
Springfield carbines are seen in the camp of cavalry unit.
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A cavalryman in ambush.
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Cavalrymen fire their carbines.
Prairie Dog holds his rifle on a promotional image.

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