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The Desperado Trail

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The Desperado Trail
The Desperado Trail.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
ITA.jpg Italy
YUG.jpg Yugoslavia
Directed by Harald Reinl
Release Date 1965
Language German
Studio Rialto Film Preben-Philipsen
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Winnetou Pierre Brice
Old Shatterhand Lex Barker
Rollins Rik Battaglia
Sam Hawkens Ralf Wolter
'Quick Panther' Slobodan Dimitrijevic
'White Buffalo' Dusan Antonijevic
Kid Aleksandar Gavric
Clark Ilija Ivezic
Brown Dragomir Felba

The Desperado Trail (German title: Winnetou – 3. Teil) is a 1965 German Western film directed by Harald Reinl on based the novel of Karl May. Starring Lex Barker as Old Shatterhand, Pierre Brice as Winnetou, chief of the tribe of the Mescalero Apaches, and Ralf Wolter as Sam Hawkens. Against them stands Rik Battaglia in the role Rollins bandits.

The following weapons were used in the film The Desperado Trail:

Röhm RG34

The gunslingers in the movie are armed with Röhm RG34 revolvers.

Röhm RG34 - .22 LR
Bandit´s boss Rollins (Rik Battaglia) with his weapons.
Hitman Brown (Dragomir Felba) pointing by his gun at Vermeulen.
The bandits in the barn aims at Old Shatterhands their revolvers.
Gunman 'Kid' (Aleksandar Gavric) (middle) holding a gun ready to fire.
Winnetou (Pierre Brice) outwits the bandits and disarmed their boss ...
... the boss then ordered the others bandits to lay down arms.
Rollins (Rik Battaglia) treacherously fired by his gun at Winnetou.

Winchester Model 1894

Bandit´s chief Rollins (Rik Battaglia) and his assistant Clark (Ilija Ivezic) used a Winchester Model 1894 rifles.

Winchester 1894 - .30-30.
Clark (left).
Rollins (left).

Martini-Henry Rifle

Woodman Sam Hawkens (Ralf Wolter) and also most Indians wear a Martini-Henry modified rifles.

Martini-Henry Mk. I (1871-1876) .577-.450 caliber.
Sam Hawkins wins in the shooting at the targets over bandit´s chief Rollins.
Tribe´s chief 'White Buffalo' (Dusan Antonijevic) carries his rifle in the fight.

Harrington & Richardson Pardner

Various characters in movie are armed also a Harrington & Richardson Pardners.

Harrington & Richardson Pardner - 12 Gauge
Son of tribe´s chief 'Quick Panther' (Slobodan Dimitrijevic).

Special "Henry´s 25-wounds rifle"

Old Shatterhand (Lex Barker) is armed with one of his signature weapons, "Henry 25-shot Carbine" (Henrystutzen, as it is called in original novels), made by Mr. Henry, a fictional gunsmith from St. Louis. The screen gun is a custom prop, made specially for the movies, apparently built around Gasser M1870.

Old Shatterhand's "Henry 25-shot Carbine", as it appears on screen
Old Shatterhand (Lex Barker) wore special custom-made rifle with a magazine "for 25 bullets".

"The Silver Gun", a double-barrel rifle

From left to right: Winnetou's "The Silver Gun" and Old Shatterhand's "The Bear Killer" and "Henry's 25-shot" in Karl May Museum.
Winnetou (Pierre Brice) is armed his legendary "The Silver Gun".

Original poster

Origial German poster for the movie.

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