Hornets' Nest

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A World War II thriller about a group of Italian children who enlist the assistance of a wounded American officer to help them get revenge against the SS for the massacre of their hometown.

Hornets' Nest (1970)

The following guns were used in the film Hornets' Nest:



The MP40 is used frequently throughout the film by many characters. The SS massacre the town with them, and the children have a cache of them which they persuade Captain Turner (Rock Hudson) to teach them how to use.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
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Turner (Rock Hudson) shows the boys an MP40.
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The boys with their MP40's as they prepare to practice reloading.
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A German soldier with an MP40 searches the woods.
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Aldo (Mark Colleano) talks to Turner while holding his MP40.
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German doctor Bianca (Sylva Koscina) wields an MP40 against attacking soldiers.

M3 "Grease Gun"

Although seen only fleetingly, the US paratroopers led by Captain Turner (Rock Hudson) are armed with M3 "Grease Guns."

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP

Luger P08

Captain von Hecht (Sergio Fantoni) carries a Luger P08 as his personal sidearm. Aldo (Mark Colleano) also uses one at the end of the film.

Luger P08 9mm
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Von Hecht (Sergio Fantoni) pulls his Luger on SS officer Major Taussig.
A crazed Aldo (Mark Colleano) with a Luger prepares to shoot von Hecht.
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Aldo with his Luger, having wounded von Hecht.

Beretta Model 38

The Italian Partisans are armed with Beretta Model 38's.

Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm


Captain Turner (Rock Hudson) has a suppressed M1911A1 as his primary sidearm.

World War 2 issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
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Turner with his suppressed M1911 in the German field headquaters.
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Turner exchanges fire with German soldiers in von Hecht's office.
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Turner crouches in the bushes with his M1911.

Mauser Karabiner 98k

Some of the Germans use Mauser Karabiner 98k's. At the end of the film, von Hecht (Sergio Fantoni) uses one to try and hunt down Turner and the kids.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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An SS soldier fires his Mauser.
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Von Hecht stalks through the forest with his Mauser.
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Von Hecht with his Mauser.

Walther P38

An SS corporal is seen with a Walther P38 briefly.

Walther P38 pistol World War II date of production
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The corporal draws his P38 as he prepares to enter the German headquarters.
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Turner knocks the P38 out of the corporal's hand as he enters von Hecht's office.

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