(Deep Rising) - M1-L1 Triple-Pulse Rifle

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An M1-L1 Triple-Pulse rifle lying on the floor of an elevator in Deep Rising.
Calico M955A Submachine gun - 9mm

The M1-L1 Triple-Pulse Rifle was a fictional assault rifle first seen used by a crew of pirates led by Hanover (Wes Studi) in the 1998 film Deep Rising. This rifle consisted of a rotating cluster of 5 barrels and was described by Hanover as being water-tight, air-cooled, and feeding from a 1,000-round magazine. The weapons' caliber is never stated, but during one scene where the guns are fired by the pirates, 5.56x45mm (.223 Remington) brass is shown dropping at their feet. The weapon was also described as being manufactured in the People's Republic of China (the crates containing the weapons were adorned with Mandarin characters).

In reality, the prop M1-L1 rifles were built upon Calico M955A submachine guns (chambered in 9x19mm) and outfitted with 100 round helical magazines, and the rotating barrels on the weapons were not functional (they were fitted around the real barrel of the Calico, and were rigged to spin when the trigger was pulled, hence giving the illusion that the weapon fired through them).

Besides Deep Rising, the M1-L1 was also re-used in the movie Wrongfully Accused (1998) and also appeared in at least one episode of Stargate: SG1, Smallville (Season 4, Episode 2 - "Gone") and the pilot episode of Sanctuary, sitting on a work bench in a science lab.


The "M1-L1 Triple-Pulse Rifle" has been used in the following:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Deep Rising Wes Studi Hanover 1994
Deep Rising Clifton Powell Mason 1994
Deep Rising Treat Williams Finnegan 1994
Deep Rising Kevin J. O'Connor Joey Pantucci 1994
Wrongfully Accused Aaron Pearl Sean Laughrea 1998

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Stargate: SG1
Smallville Erica Durance Lois Lane "Gone" 2002
Sanctuary "Pilot" (S1E01)



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