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Minnesota Clay

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Minnesota Clay
Minnesota Clay.jpg
Minnesota Clay (1965)
Country ITA.jpg Italy
ESP 45-77.jpg Spain
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Release Date 1965
Language Italian
Studio Ultra Film-Sicilia Cinematografica
Jaguar Films
Franco London Film
Distributor Titanus
Main Cast
Character Actor
Minnesota Clay Cameron Mitchell
Fox Georges Rivière
General Domingo Ortiz Fernando Sancho
Jonathan Mulligan Antonio Casas
Scratchy Gino Pernice

Minnesota Clay is a 1965 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Cameron Mitchell in the role of "Minnesota Clay".

The following weapons were used in the film Minnesota Clay:


Colt Single Action Army

Minnesota Clay (Cameron Mitchell), Fox (Georges Riviére), Scratchy (Gino Pernice), and several of Ortiz's and Fox's henchmen carries a Colt Single Action Army throughout the film, both the "Artillery" variant and the "Quick-Draw".

Colt 1873 Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Clay arms himself with a Colt SAA when one of the Drunner labor camp guards is distracted, later he shoots a snake.
Clay hides from Fox's men armed with a Colt SAA.
Clay inspects the chambers of his Colt SAA before confronting Jubbs and Scratchy directly.
Note the brass handguard, indicating it is a replica (possibly Uberti).
Colt 1873 Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Clay takes the guard guarding him hostage, armed with a Colt SAA "Quick-Draw" even though in the previous shot he was armed with the "Artillery" variant.
Clay frees the labor camp guard to go directly to Mesa Encantada.
Minnesota Clay: "What are you looking at? This gun is like any other...".
Clay show his Colt SAA at Fox's henchmen.
During the ambush of Ortiz's gang, Clay use a Colt SAA to defend Mulligan's home. In this scene, Clay's gun varies between a Single Action Army and a New Service.
Fox is armed with a Colt SAA during the film's climax.

Colt New Service

General Domingo Ortiz (Fernando Sancho) carries a Colt New Service during the ambush at Mulligan's home. Minnesota Clay (Cameron Mitchell) and Fox (Georges Riviére) can be briefly seen using New Services instead of their Single Action Armys. Scratchy (Gino Pernice) carries a Colt New Service with ivory grips as his personal sidearm throughout the film.

Colt New Service - .45 ACP
In a continuity error, Minnesota Clay's Single Action Army is replaced by a New Service.
A good side shot of the New Service used by Minnesota Clay.
Domingo Ortiz fires his New Service at the Mulligan home.
A better shot of Ortiz's New Service, at the moment when the latter manages to hit one of his shots on Minnesota Clay.
Domingo Ortiz draw his New Service to execute a intoxicated Minnesota Clay...
...but his New Service is empty.
Wildly, Fox fires all the shots he had in the cylinder of his New Service at Estella.
In a scene exclusive to the European edition of the film, it is revealed that Minnesota Clay survived and is finally forgiven for the crime he did not commit.
Minnesota Clay throws away his glasses and uses a New Service to break them in the air.
Colt New Service w/ ivory grips - .38-40 WCF
Scratchy draw his New Service when he sees Minnesota Clay on the ground, waiting for the request from Fox to execute him.
Scratchy walks around the town armed with his New Service.
A close-up shot of Scratchy's New Service.


Winchester Model 1873

Andy Mulligan (Alberto Cevenini) and several of Ortiz's henchmen carry a Winchester Model 1873 in some scenes of the film, but it is not very common to see it as the Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine.

Winchester Model 1873 - .32-20 WCF
Andy Mulligan reloads his Winchester Model 1873 during the shootout with Mulligan's family (and Minnesota Clay) against Ortiz's gang.

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

The Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine can be seen from the beginning to the end of the film being used primarily by Ortiz's and Fox's henchmen. Jonathan Mulligan (Antonio Casas), Andy Mulligan, and Minnesota Clay (Cameron Mitchell) carry a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine during the ambush of Ortiz's gang at the Mulligan house.

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .44-40 WCF
One of Fox's men (presumably Jubbs' brother) sees a mysterious man on horseback approaching in the distance.
As the man gets closer and closer to him, he attempts to intimidate him with his Saddle Ring carbine.
Seeing that the stranger (Minnesota Clay) wants to intervene to save Estella, he aims his Saddle Ring carbine at him to keep him away from the place.
One of the two members of Ortiz's gang who arrive at the Mulligan house to take Minnesota Clay at the request of his boss is armed with a Saddle Ring Carbine to protect himself in case Minnesota Clay resists.
Jonathan Mulligan fires his Saddle Ring Carbine at Ortiz's henchmen to defend his home and protect Minnesota Clay at the same time.

Winchester Model 1892 "Mare's Leg"

Jubbs (Ferdinando Poggi) carries a Winchester Model 1892 Mare's Leg as his personal sidearm. During the film's climax, Fox (Georges Riviére) arms himself with Jubbs Mare's Leg.

Winchester Model 1892 "Mare's Leg" w/ standard lever loop and rounded barrel - .44-40 WCF
Jubbs draw his Mare's Leg to try and kill Clay, accusing him of killing his brother.
After receiving the order from Fox, Jubbs goes in search of Minnesota Clay around the town.
Jubbs has his Mare's Leg in a special holster.
Jubbs slowly draw his Mare's Leg...
...and finally he prepares to kill his brother's murderer.
Jubbs walks around town with his Mare's Leg looking for Minnesota Clay.
Jubbs pulls the lever of his Mare's Leg when he finds Minnesota Clay hiding, but the sound of the gun alerts Clay.
Fox arms himself with Jubbs Mare's Leg during the film's climax in an attempt to kill Minnesota Clay.

Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block

Minnesota Clay (Cameron Mitchell) uses a Remington Rolling Block against one of Fox's henchmen in defense of Estella (Ethel Rojo). One of Ortiz's henchmen can be briefly seen carring a Remington Rolling Block.

Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block w/ 37.4" barrel - .45-70 Government
A good shot of the Rolling Block on the ground before Minnesota Clay grabs it to kill one of Fox's henchmen.
One of Ortiz's men guards the entrance to the latter's gang lair.

Mauser Model 1893

What appears to be a 1893 Spanish Mauser is used by Ortiz's henchmen during the ambush at the Mulligan home in search of Minnesota Clay.

Spanish Mauser Modelo 1893 - 7x57mm Mauser
When Ortiz's gang goes in search of Minnesota Clay after being falsely accused by Estella of stealing the gang's gold, some arm themselves with M1893 Spanish Mausers.
Note that among the Spanish Mausers there is a Rolling Block trying to go unnoticed.
One of Ortiz's henchmen fires his Spanish 1893 Mauser at the Mulligan home, but he is injured by Andy Mulligan.

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