The following weapons were used in the film The Book of Eli:
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Heckler & Koch HK45
Eli (Denzel Washington) carries a weathered Heckler & Koch HK45 pistol (an LEM variant as noted by the bobbed hammer and lack of external safety) as his sidearm throughout the film. Even though the pistol had just been out a year when the film was made, the filmmakers wanted it to look like an antique vintage firearm (as this film takes place in the future). The brand new HK45 was sanded and worn down to look very old for the film. In true movie fashion, Eli fires about twice as many rounds as the pistol can hold before reloading. The actual pistol is currently on display at the National Firearms Museum located at the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA.
Heckler & Koch HK45 (right side) - .45 ACP. This is the screen used firearm carried and fired by Eli (Denzel Washington
) in the movie. - .45 ACP
Eli racks the slide on his HK45 pistol.
The business end of the HK45 pistol.
Eli fires his HK45 while taking cover.
Carnegie (Gary Oldman) carries a Browning Hi-Power as his weapon of choice throughout the film.
Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power - 9x19mm
Carnegie holds his Hi-Power on Eli.
Carnegie holds his Hi-Power on Solara (Mila Kunis
Redridge (Ray Stevenson) is ordered at one point to shoot Eli with his two toned Beretta 92FS pistol.
Two-tone Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm. This has a stainless slide on a standard frame & barrel.
Redridge holds his Beretta on Eli.
Redrige kills one of his henchmen. Notice how the muzzle flash is CGi, as it is dangerous to fire blanks this close to the actor.
Redridge casually fires his sidearm at Eli.
After seemingly missing Eli, Redridge takes aim with his Beretta with two hands.
Colt New Service
What appears to be a Colt New Service revolver is seen at the beginning of the film, lying on the ground, unloaded, in the middle of the woods. It is never held or fired, however.
Colt New Service Revolver - .45 ACP. The Army adopted a version of the New Service, the Colt M1917
, with plain wooden grips and a lanyard ring in WWI.
A revolver on the ground, the cylinder swung out as if it was discarded in mid-reload. Note the long "tripartite" ejector rod knob, typical of those versions of the New Service.
Remington 870 "Witness Protection" Short Shotgun
Eli (Denzel Washington) carries a short barreled Remington 870 "Witness Protection" shotgun, with various weathering and a heavily taped handle. In the end of the film, Solara (Mila Kunis) can be seen with the shotgun, as she "inherits" it from Eli.
This is the screen used Remington 870 "Witness Protection" short barreled shotgun, carried and fired by Eli (Denzel Washington
) in the movie. - 12 Gauge
Eli hods his shotgun, as he clears a house near the beginning of the film.
The iconic shot that is replicated in the movie posters, Eli (Denzel Washington
) walks through a post apocalyptic wasteland with his Remington 870 shotgun on his back.
Eli fires his Remington 870. He chicken wings it a bit here, but at least he actually aims it, unlike most fictional characters when using a sawn-off weapon.
Eli tries the door of George's house with his 870.
Eli racks his shotgun prior to an attack on George's house by Carnegie's henchmen.
Eli sits to talk with Solara (Mila Kunis
) with the Remington near his side.
Solara holds the shotgun.
One of Carnegie's men uses another Remington 870 with mag tube extension and saddle shell holder. He is seen most notably at the end loading his shell holder as anarchy breaks out at Carnegie's bar near the end of the film. Other men are seen with different Remington 870's.
Remington 870 Police Magnum with Black Furniture - 12 Gauge
The man can be seen on the foreground with his shotgun.
The thug holds his Remington on the right.
The thug fires his Remington at Eli during the house shootout.
The same henchman loads his shell holder as anarchy breaks out at Carnegie's bar.
Another one of Carnegie henchmen uses a Mossberg 500 with wooden furniture.
Mossberg 500AT - 12 Gauge
One of Carnegie's men aims his Mossberg.
Winchester 1897 Riot Gun
George (Michael Gambon) keeps a Winchester Model 1897 shotgun in his home.
Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 gauge.
George holds the Winchester on Eli and Solara.
George with the Winchester.
Double Barrel Shotgun
The Engineer (Tom Waits) holds a sawed off double barrel shotgun when Eli comes into the store. Eli quickly disarms him of it, but returns it as a sign of trust. One of Carnegie's men also uses one after the fight at Carnegie's bar.
12 Gauge Double Barrled Shotgun - 12 Gauge
Eli holds The Engineers shotgun.
One of Carnegie's men holds his shotgun on Eli on the left.
Some of Carnegie's thugs carry AK-47 variants, most likely Norinco Type 56 rifles.
Norinco Type 56 - 7.62x39mm
A thug with an AK variant.
A couple of Carnegie's henchmen hold their AKs after the shootout at George's house.
Redridge (Ray Stevenson) carries an FN FAL paratrooper as his main firearm in the film. Also one of Carnegie's other thugs uses one during the shootout at George's house.
FN FAL 50.63 "Paratrooper" with 18" barrel - 7.62x51mm NATO
One of Carnegie's henchmen aims his FAL at Eli (second from right).
George uses an M4A1 assault rifle fitted with a foregrip and Aimpoint sight at one point during the assault on his house. Also, the guards at Alcatraz use Colt M4A1 Carbines fitted with red dot sight.
Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
George wields his M4A1 during the shootout at his house.
An Alcatraz guard holds his M4A1 at Eli and Solara.
Some of Carnegie's men wield M16A2 rifles several times in the film.
One of Carnegie's men goes down holding his rifle.
George fires at one of Carnegie's men, whos holding an M16A2.
M1903 in a Mannlicher Schönauer Carbine stock
When Eli is walking through the town the camera pans on a man on a roof with a bolt action rifle. This rifle is a sporterized Springfield M1903 Rifle with a Lyman peep sight and fitted into a Mannlicher Schönauer Carbine (Stutzen) stock. The military stock had been replaced, as well as the sights, and likely the parkerized finish was replaced with a blued finish. This was common practice at a time when surplus military rifles were cheaper than sporting rifles. It is the same prop featured in the film A Boy and His Dog, noting the heavy stylistic and atmospheric homage already paid, as well as featuring a poster of the movie.
One of Carnegie's men holds an M1 Carbine during the standoff outside the bar and the shootout at George and Martha's house.
The Modern Manufactured version of the M1 Carbine
, with standard stock, from Auto-Ordnance (affiliated with Kahr Arms and Thomson Arms) - .30 Carbine
One of Carnegie's henchmen aims his M1 Carbine at Eli (first on the right).
The man on the left holds his M1 Carbine.
Blaser R93 Sporter
What appears to be a Blaser R93 in sporting configuration is held by one of Carnegie's men.
Blaser R93 Semi Weight Sporting Rifle - .308 Winchester
One of Carnegie's thugs holds his Blazer as Eli walks into town.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2
George's wife Martha (Frances de la Tour) uses a Heckler & Koch MP5A2 while defending the home from Carnegie and his men. We can see a MP5K-PDW and a SIG-Sauer P22X pistol in the case.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Navy trigger group - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP7A1
Solara (Mila Kunis) is seen firing a Heckler & Koch MP7A1 while she and Eli are defending George and Martha's house.
Heckler & Koch MP7A1 - 4.6x30mm
Solara holds her MP7 as Carnegie's henchmen prepare for an assault.
Solara reloads the MP7A1.
Type 69 RPG
Redridge (Ray Stevenson) attacks George and Martha's house with a Chinese Type 69 RPG with a PGO-7 scope.
Chinese Type 69 RPG - 40mm
Redridge prepares to fire the RPG.
MK II Hand grenade
Eli uses a Mk 2 hand grenade during the shootout at the house. Solara (Mila Kunis) also spies a Mk 2 hand grenade and throws it to destroy a pursuing car.
Mk 2 dummy grenade (this is a movie prop)
The hand grenade spotted by Solara and later thrown by her at a car.
Solara prepares to throw the grenade.
At one point, Carnegie's men use a hand-cranked Gatling Gun on George's house.
1865 Gatling Gun - .45-70
Carnegie's men prepare the Gatling Gun.