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Major Dundee

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Major Dundee
Major Dundee-DVD.jpg
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Release Date 1965
Language English

Studio Jerry Bresler Productions
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Major Amos Charles Dundee Charlton Heston
Captain Benjamin Tyreen Richard Harris
Lieutenant Graham Jim Hutton
Samuel Potts James Coburn
Arthur Hadley L.Q. Jones
Teresa Santiago Senta Berger
Sergeant Gomez Mario Adorf
Wiley Slim Pickens
Sergeant Chillum Ben Johnson
Captain Waller Karl Swenson

Major Dundee is a 1965 action film set during the time of the Civil War and directed by Sam Peckinpah. The cast included Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, and James Coburn.

The following weapons were used in the film Major Dundee:


Colt 1860 Army

Richards Cartridge Conversion

Major Amos Charles Dundee (Charlton Heston) and Capt. Benjamin Tyreen (Richard Harris) use Richards Cartridge Conversion Revolvers.

Colt 1860 Army with Richards Conversion.
Major clutching a prepared gun in a military prison ...
...and also in bed in the house of his Mexican nurse.
Capt. Tyreen aims his sidearm at Major Dundee.
Also the bugler Tim Ryan (Michael Anderson Jr.) at nights shootout drew this weapon from the holster.

Remington New Army (mocked up Single Action Army)

Sgt. Gomez and Sgt. Chillum are seen carrying what are supposed to be Remington New Army revolvers. In reality, these revolvers appear to be Colt Single Action Army revolvers with a mock cylinder rod added to resemble the Civil War era handgun. (The Colt SAA did not enter service until 1873). Similar mockups were seen in such films as John Wayne's Rio Lobo and The Horse Soldiers.

Remington 1858 New Army
Single Action Army
The French commander captain Jacques Tremaine (Albert Carrier) shoots at Dundee´s men who tried to break through over the border´s river.
Dundee's solid right-hand man Sergeant Gomez (Mario Adorf) in fight with the French lancers in river ...
... drew his revolver from a holster.
Tyreen's right-hand man Sergeant Chillum (Ben Johnson) shoots after a French riders during the battle for the river from his revolver.


Winchester Model 1892

Many characters in the film are armed with the handguardless Winchester Model 1892s, which is mocked as Henry 1860 rifles.

Henry Model 1860 - .44 Rimfire.
Winchester 1892 -.32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Sergeant Gomez (Mario Adorf).
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen (Richard Harris). Note that his collar shows the rank of a 2nd. LT. due to his temporary demotion. He is also (unusually) wearing the shoulder straps used by the Union.
Sergeant Chillum (Ben Johnson).

Trapdoor Springfield 1873

In the hands of a few soldiers in movie are also Trapdoor Springfield 1873's.

Trapdoor Springfield 1873 - .45-70.
The black soldier Aesop (Brock Peters) (3rd from left) and his men are armed with this rifle.

Trapdoor Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine

The U. S. cavalry and also Apaches riders are equipped with "Trapdoor" Springfield Model 1873 cavalry carbines.

Replica Springfield Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine "Trapdoor Springfield" built by Aldo Uberti - .45-70
Charriba's right-hand man (Woody Strode) carries in his hand this carbine.

Maynard Single Shot Percussion Carbine

Some soldiers from Dundee´s unit carry Maynard Single Shot Percussion Carbines.

Maynard Single Shot Percussion Carbine- .50 caliber
Arthur Hadley (L.Q. Jones) (2nd from left) holds this weapon in hand.

Unidentified rifle (mocked as Charleville Musket)

French guards at the fort are armed with unknown rifles, which are modified as Charleville Muskets.

Charleville Musket - .69 caliber


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Hunters and hitchhikers use 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
The half-breed Samuel T. Potts (James Coburn) has constantly on hand their shortened shotgun.
Major Dundee (Charlton Heston ) in one scene is also seen with this weapon in hand.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Reverend Dahlstrom (R.G. Armstrong) (left) and horse thief Priam (Dub Taylor) carry a long shotguns.
Also the Indian scout Riago (José Carlos Ruiz) has a shotgun with a decorative gun-stock.



Lieutenant of artillery Graham (Jim Hutton) supplies for Dundee´s military unit the one lightweight howitzer.


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