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Sing, Cowboy, Sing

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Sing, Cowboy, Sing
Sing Cowboy sing Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country GDR.jpg East Germany
Directed by Dean Reed
Release Date 1981
Language German
Studio DEFA
Main Cast
Character Actor
Joe Dean Reed
Beny Václav Neckár
Susann Kerstin Beyer
Maria Violeta Andrei
Dave Arnold Iurie Darie
Sheriff of Hiddenjunction Helena Ruzicková
Deputy Sheriff of Hiddenjunction Jirí Ruzicka
Sheriff of Rosecity Siegfried Seibt

Sing, Cowboy, Sing is a 1981 East German comedy Western movie directed by Dean Reed who also starred as a rodeo-rider and singer Joe who together with his companion Beny (Václav Neckár) travel across the Wild West with performances.

The following weapons were used in the film Sing, Cowboy, Sing:


Reichsrevolver M1879

A Reichsrevolver M1879 is a personal handgun of Joe (Dean Reed). M1879s are also used by the Sheriff of Lidwell (Vlad Radescu), one of Dave Arnold's henchmen (Miron Murea) and several townspersons of Rosecity and Liebenthal.

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Reichsrevolver M1879 - 10.6x25R
A close view of Joe's revolver.
Arnold's henchman (at the left) holds a Reichsrevolver.
Ned's mother (Elena Sereda) holds a Reichsrevolver during the bandits' attack on Liebenthal.
A townsman fires at bandits.
Joe holds his revolver during the defence of Liebenthal.
The final showdown between Joe and the sheriff of Lidwell. Sheriff's revolver in holster.
Joe's revolver in holster.
The sheriff drops his revolver.

Reichsrevolver M1883

Reichsrevolver M1883 revolvers are used by Dave Arnold's henchman (Dan Dobre) and one of the bandits, attacking the town of Liebenthal.

Reichsrevolver M1883 - 10.6x25R
A henchman holds a revolver.
Same character carries his revolver in holster. Later his Reichsrevolver switches to a Mle 1892 Revolver.
A riding bandit holds a Reichsrevolver.

MAS Mle 1892

Mle 1892 Revolvers are used by Dave Arnold's henchman (Dan Dobre) and the Sheriff of Rosecity (Siegfried Seibt).

Modèle d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8x27mm SR
A henchman fires his revolver. In previous scene he was armed with a Reichsrevolver M1883.
Another view of the henchman's revolver.
Sheriff of Rosecity with his revolver.
A closeup of the gun.

Colt 1851 Navy Cartridge

One of the bandits, attacking Liebenthal, is armed with a Colt 1851 Navy revolver. It appears to be a cartridge versions, often seen in DEFA Western movies. The lack of the pin that fixes the barrel with the frame on original Colt 1851 allows to guess that this screen gun is a replica, originally made for metallic cartridges, likely of European production.

For comparison: Colt 1851 Navy with a cartridge conversion. This is a reproduction of the gun used by Eli Wallach in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and imported by Cimmaron Arms.
A bandit with Colt Navy revolver.
The bandit aims his gun at Beny. Note the lack of the cover of loading gate.

Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Model

The Sheriff of Rosecity (Siegfried Seibt) carries a Single Action Army revolver of Cavalry model.

Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
The revolver in holster.
The sheriff holds his revolver. In next moment his handgun switches to an Mle 1892 Revolver.

Mockup Single Action Army

Revolvers in holsters of the Sheriff of Hiddenjunction (Helena Ruzickova) and her brother, the Deputy Sheriff (Jirí Ruzicka) resemble Single Action Army but more likely are painted wooden mockups.



Em-Ge Model 320

Beny (Václav Neckár) carries a Derringer-style pocket pistol. It appears to be a German blank- and gas-firing pistol Em-Ge Model 320.

Em-Ge Model 5 blank firing pistol - .320 blank. Em-Ge Model 320 looks nearly same except for angular shape of rear part, slightly different grip and smaller release button.
Beny holds his Derringer.
A good view of the pistol.
Beny fires.
Beny, in clown clothes and makeup, fires at Dave Arnold who hides on rooftop.
The muzzles of the pistol are seen.

Flintlock Pistol

A pair of Flintlock Pistols is used as a decoration in Dave Arnold's house.


Rifles and Muskets

Winchester Model 1892 Carbine

In one scene Joe (Dean Reed) is seen with a Winchester Model 1892 carbine. This rifle has sling swivel below the magazine and lacks a saddle ring. Another Winchester Model 1892 that has a saddle ring is used by a townsman of Liebenthal.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Joe's Winchester in saddle holster.
Joe holds his Winchester.
Joe fires.
A townsman with a Winchester. Saddle ring is seen.

Schuetzen Rifle or Shotgun

What appears to be a single shot Schuetzen rifle of unclear model (or possibly but less likely a Single Barreled Shotgun) is used by a townsman of Liebenthal against the bandits.


Flintlock Musket

A pair of Flintlock Muskets is used as a decoration in Dave Arnold's house.



Double Barreled Shotgun

Double Barreled Shotguns are used by the Sheriff of Hiddenjunction (Helena Ruzicková) and her brother, the Deputy Sheriff (Jirí Ruzicka), and also by townspersons of Liebenthal.

Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff hold their shotguns.
Sheriff holds hammerless shotgun while Deputy Sheriff has a shotgun with exposed hammers.
Liebenthal townswoman (Elena Sereda) gives a shotgun to her son Ned (Cristian Sofron).
Ned carries a shotgun.
A townsman fires at bandits.
Ned with a shotgun.

Triple Barreled Shotgun/Rifle

One of townspersons of Liebenthal, Augusta Brown alias "Python" (Gertraud Last) uses a Drilling, three-barreled combination shotgun/rifle with exposed hammers, against attacking bandits. This gun seems to be the same prop, used in other DEFA movies, Osceola and Kit & Co..

Three-barreled Drilling combination gun with exposed hammers - 16 gauge & 9.3x57mm
The gun on the wall.
Augusta Brown holds the gun.
Hammers are seen.
Augusta aims. Three barrels are seen.
A good side view of the gun.

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