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The Gypsy (Le gitan)

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The Gypsy (Le gitan)
Le gitan Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by José Giovanni
Release Date 1975
Language French
Studio Adel Productions
Lira Films
Mondial Televisione Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Hugo Sennart aka "The Gypsy" Alain Delon
Yan Kuq Paul Meurisse
Comissioneer Blot Marcel Bozzuffi
Inspector Mareuil Bernard Giraudeau
Ninie Annie Girardot
Jo Amila Renato Salvatori
Jacques Helman Maurice Barrier
Marcel Michel Fortin

The Gypsy (Le gitan) is a 1975 French crime drama directed by José Giovanni and starring Alain Delon as a criminal Hugo Sennart aka "The Gypsy".

The following weapons were used in the film The Gypsy (Le gitan):


Mle 1892 Revolver

During the bank robbery The Gypsy (Alain Delon) takes an Mle 1892 Revolver from a guard.

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8x27mm SR
The Gypsy threatens the guard with his own revolver.

Nagant M1895

In the same scene another guard carries a Nagant M1895 revolver. The shape of the front sight matches the original Belgian version of Nagant revolver.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N. The front sight of the screen revolver differs a little from the sample and matches the original Belgian version.
The Gypsy holds his Browning Hi-Power and the Nagant, taken from the guard.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Comissioneer Blot's (Marcel Bozzuffi) personal handgun is a Smith & Wesson Model 36. In one scene he is disarmed by The Gypsy (Alain Delon).

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
The Gypsy prevents Blot from using the revolver.
He holds his Beretta M1951 and Blot's revolver.

Unidentified revolvers

Most police detectives, including Inspector Mareuil (Bernard Giraudeau), carry snub nose revolvers. They are seen only in distance or partially.

A detective fires at escaping Gypsy.
A snub nose revolver is seen at the left.
Several detectives hold their revolvers.


Browning Hi-Power

Throughout most of the movie The Gypsy (Alain Delon) carries a Browning Hi-Power. Hi-Power pistols are also used by The Gypsy's partners Jo Amila (Renato Salvatori) and Jacques Helman (Maurice Barrier) and by Rinaldi Brothers' henchman during the shootout in Rinaldi's bar.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
The Gypsy holds a guard at gunpoint during the robbery of the armoured van.
Jo holds a Hi-Power in the same scene.
The Gypsy makes a guard to drive a motorcycle.
The Gypsy fires at his old enemy.
The Gypsy holds his Hi-Power during the bank robbery.
Rinaldi's henchman fires his Hi-Power.

An unknown version of Hi-Power is seen in hands of Jo Amila (Renato Salvatori) during the bank robbery. It has a raised rear sight like Inglis Hi-Power but different in shape. Same pistol is used by The Gypsy during the shootout in Rinaldi's bar.

For comparison: Inglis Hi-Power - 9x19mm
Jo cocks the pistol.
A good view of Jo's pistol.
The Gypsy fires Hi-Power with raised rear sight.

Beretta M1951

The Gypsy (Alain Delon) uses a Beretta M1951 pistol in several scenes in the final part of the movie.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
The Gypsy aims his pistol at Dr. Weiss (Jacques Rispal).
The Gypsy takes Comissioneer Blot (Marcel Bozzuffi) as hostage.

MAC Mle 1950

MAC Mle 1950 pistols are seen in hands of policemen and security guards. During the robbery of the armoured van The Gypsy (Alain Delon) and Jacques Helman (Maurice Barrier) take pistols from guards.

MAS Mle 1950 - 9x19mm
Jacques takes the pistol from a guard. He also carries a Sterling SMG.
The Gypsy holds his Browning Hi-Power and a MAC Mle 1950, taken from a guard.
A policeman, shot by The Gypsy, drops his pistol.

Star Model B

During the ill-fated car chase Jo Amila (Renato Salvatori) carries a Star Model B.

Blued Star Model B - 9x19mm
Jo tries to leave a crashed car.
Another view of Jo's pistol. Note the external extractor that allows to identify the pistol as Star.
One more view of the same scene.

M1911-style pistol

During the shootout in Rinaldi's bar Jo Amila (Renato Salvatori) uses an M1911A1-style pistol. It can be the same Star that Jo used during the car chase but this pistol seems to have a shorter barrel.

Jo smiles as he shoots at Rinaldi's henchman.

Wz. 35 Vis

A nickel plated Wz. 35 Vis is Jacques Helman's (Maurice Barrier) gun.

Wz. 35 Vis - 9x19mm - Left side
Jacques holds his pistol.
Jacques threatens a bank cashier during the robbery.

Walther P38

In one scene a safe cracker Yan Kuq (Paul Meurisse) holds a Walther P38. Then he gives it to Ninie (Annie Girardot) who quickly hids the pistol. P38s are also used by police.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
Yan Kuq takes the pistol...
...and cocks it.

Unidentified pistols

A pistol is seen on the floor during the arrest of a criminal.
During the police raid in attempt to arrest The Gypsy an unidentified pistol is seen in hands of a gendarme officer.
Le gitan-Pistol-3.jpg
The same pistol.

Submachine Guns


Jacques Helman (Maurice Barrier) uses a Sterling SMG in several scenes.

Sterling Mk. IV Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Jacques holds the Sterling during the armoured van robbery.
The folding stock is seen.
The barrel and magazine are seen.
Jacques fires at pursing police cars in another scene.


MAT-49 SMGs are used by police in several scenes.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
A police detective fires at Joe's and Jacques' car during the chase.
A gendarme holds a MAT-49.
A policeman holds a MAT-49 during the the eviction of the gypsy camp in the final scene.

In one scene a policeman holds a MAT-49/54.

MAT-49/54 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm. This is the Gendarmerie Nationale variant of MAT-49 with extended barrel, fixed stock, and double trigger for semi-auto and full auto fire.
A policeman with MAT-49/54 is seen at the background.
A policeman cocks his SMG.
The double trigger is a distinctive feature of MAT-49/54.


M1 Carbine

In one scene a police detective holds what appears to be an M1 Carbine with sniper scope.

The Modern Manufactured version of the M1 Carbine, with standard stock, from Auto-Ordnance - .30 Carbine
A rifle with sniper scope is partially seen at the right.
Another partial view of the rifle.

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