Midnight Express

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Midnight Express (1978)

Midnight Express is a 1978 drama that tells the true story of Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), a young American who is sentenced to a Turkish prison for drug smuggling and the harrowing conditions he must endure while incarcerated there. The film was directed by Alan Parker (Mississippi Burning) and was based on a novel that was adapted for the screen by Oliver Stone.

The following guns were used in the film Midnight Express:


Sterling L2A3

Turkish soldiers are seen carrying the Sterling L2A3 notably at the airport.

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M1928A1 Thompson

An M1928A1 Thompson is briefly seen held by a Turkish soldier at the airport.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
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A full size Uzi is also seen carried by Turkish soldiers at the airport.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm.
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M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is briefly seen carried by a Turkish guard while Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) is in the courtroom.

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WW2, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
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Smith & Wesson Model 28

Tex (Bo Hopkins) is seen pulling a Smith & Wesson Model 28 on Billy.

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Beretta M1934

A Turkish officer is seen pulling a Beretta M1934 when Billy is caught with the drugs.

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Colt M1911 (Replica)

An M1911 is carried by the Istanbul Prison warden Hamidou (Paul L. Smith). It is taken from his holster by Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) and held on the warden. At one point, the "SM" logo is seen on its slide indicating a PFC Replica.

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