Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the third installment in the Indiana Jones film series. Steven Spielberg once again directs this installment and Harrison Ford returns as Indy, who is unexpectedly reunited with his estranged father and fellow archaeologist Henry Jones, Sr. (Sean Connery) on a quest for what is believed to be the legendary Holy Grail. Indiana Jones would not return to the big screen until 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
The following weapons were used in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade:
Webley "WG" Army Model
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is seen with a Webley "WG" Army Model revolver that he takes it out of his waistband to shoot at an oncoming German fighter plane, only to find it with no ammo. Indy is later seen firing it when chasing the German tank that holds his father and Marcus Brody.
Walter Donovan (Julian Glover) carries a Walther PPK as his sidearm. He first holds the pistol on Indiana and then on Henry Jones, Sr. (Sean Connery), in order to get Indy to retrieve the Holy Grail for the Germans. It has been said that the use of a PPK to shoot Connery's character was intentional as a nod to the James Bond films (in which he carried a PPK). Another weapon of this model is used by the female German Communications Officer (Nicola Scott) that spots Indy and his father when they are tied up in the room that's set on fire.
The Walther P38 is a very common weapon in this film, used by a large majority of the German Soldiers and Officers. It is also seen used by Indy during the tank chase, using one to shoot three German Soldiers in a row. Later in the caves, Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) is seen armed with the Walther P38.
Single Action Army
A 4 3/4 inch Colt Single Action Army revolver is carried by "Rough Rider" (Vince Deadrick) during the circus train chase. He points it at young Indy after he is pulled from the lion's boxcar. It is also known as a Colt 1873 "Peacemaker".
The German Soldiers in the Castle all use MP40 SMGs as their weapon of choice. Indy takes one from a German Officer and uses it to gun down the German Soldiers that threaten him and his father, he later drops it when Vogel holds Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody) at gunpoint. As the film is set in 1938, this would be an anachronism, but artistic license "could" be claimed by saying they are meant to depict the earlier MP38 (which would be less available as a prop). At least the use of MP28 & MP35 SMGs lends more accuracy than the universal use of MP38/40's in Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was set in 1936.
Beretta Model 38/42 (mocked up as a Villar Perosa M1915)
In the scene where Indy and his father escape the Zeppelin, they are attacked by 2 German fighter airplanes. Indy's father uses a Villar Perosa M1915 SMG mounted on the biplane to try and hold off the fighters, but accidentally shoots the biplane's tail. While the gun is clearly SUPPOSED to be a Villar Perosa Mod 15, the actual prop used was built by mating two upside-down Beretta Model 38/42 submachine guns. This explains the straight magazines (though, to be fair, such were also available for Villar Perosa) and why it really doesn't look too much like a Villar Perosa.
When the Brotherhood members attack the German Convoy looking for the Holy Grail, the German Soldiers are seen using Bergmann MP35/Is.
Another weapon used by the German Soldiers throughout the Film is the Karabiner 98k. K98 rifles are also used by several Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword members that attack the German convoy.
M43 Spanish Mauser
Several M43 Spanish Mausers are used by German soldiers. Later, at the film's climax, when the Turkish soldiers flee the Grail temple, Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) snatches up one of their dropped rifles and uses it to disarm the few remaining German soldiers.
M1916 Spanish Mauser
Kazim (Kevork Malikyan) uses an M1916 Spanish Mauser when the Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword attack the German convoy. Previously identified incorrectly as a Karabiner 98k, it differs in its handguard (extends behind rear sight), bayonet lug (located below stock), and forward sling mount (flexible). The K98 has a shorter handguard, bayonet lug between the barrel and the cleaning rod, and a fixed sling mount.
Czech vz. 24
A member of the Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword fires a Czech vz. 24 rifle at the Germans. Sometimes incorrectly identified in this scene as a Karabiner 98k. It has a straight bolt handle, a handguard that extends behind the rear sight, and two different forward sling mounts, one under and one at the side. That fits the profile of the Czech vz. 24. The Kar98k does not have any of these features.
Several soldiers of the Republic of Hatay are armed with what appear to Ottoman muskets.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
German Soldiers use the Model 24 Stielhandgranate (Potato Masher) stick grenades against the members of the Brotherhood.
Fighter Plane Machine Guns
A German fighter plane opens fire on the biplane carrying Indy and his father. In reality, the plane was a Pilatus P-2, a Swiss-manufactured training aircraft flown primarily by the Swiss Air Force, but widely seen used in productions as a substitute for German fighters.
Republic of Hatay
While the "Republic of Hatay" did exist from 1937 to 1939, the country was wrongly portrayed as an Arab Monarchy with a Sultan rather than Turkish as it was.
Replica WWI Tank
A Mark VIII Liberty Tank was built from a 28 ton excavator chassis and fitted with a top mounted turret containing a "6-pound gun" (57mm) according to Indy.
Cinematography Goof: Position of the Sun
When Indy is watching the German column in Hatay, they spot him when the sun glints off of his binoculars (an amateur mistake that Dr. Indiana Jones would probably not make), but when the camera goes to closeup of Indiana, his father and Sallah, the sun is to their backs, ergo, light reflecting off of Indy's binoculars would be impossible.