1941

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1941 (1979)

1941 is the 1979 World War II comedy directed by Steven Spielberg that follows the chaos surrounding a possible Japanese invasion off the coast of Los Angeles in the days following Pearl Harbor. Loosely inspired by an actual event, the film features an all-star cast which includes John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Warren Oates, Ned Beatty, Tim Matheson, Slim Pickens, Toshirô Mifune, Christopher Lee, Treat Williams, and Jaws veterans Murray Hamilton and Lorraine Gary. The film received mixed reviews and its box office results did not meet studio expectations.



The following weapons were used in the film 1941:

Contents



Handguns

M1911A1

The M1911A1 is carried by several characters in the film including Capt. "Wild Bill" Kelso (John Belushi), Col. "Madman" Maddox (Warren Oates) and Captain Loomis Birkhead (Tim Matheson).

M1911A1 - .45 ACP.
Capt. "Wild Bill" Kelso (John Belushi) firing his M1911A1.
Capt. "Wild Bill" Kelso (John Belushi) with his M1911A1 drawn
Col. "Madman" Maddox (Warren Oates) holds the M1911A1 as he and his men encounter Kelso.
Captain Loomis Birkhead (Tim Matheson) opens fire with the M1911A1 from his airplane.
Dennis DeSoto (Perry Lang) holding the M1911A1.
Dennis rides the tank while holding the M1911A1.

Smith & Wesson Model 27

Herbie Kazlminsky (Eddie Deezen) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 27 while on the ferris wheel.

Model28g.jpg
On the left, Herbie Kazlminsky (Eddie Deezen) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 27 while on the ferris wheel.

Walther P38

Captain Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt (Christopher Lee) pulls his Walther P38 pistol while on the sub.

Walther P38 with black grips - 9mm
Closeup of the Captain's Walther.

Webley "WG" Model 1889

While cleaning her house, Joan Douglas (Lorraine Gary) finds a Webley "WG" M1889 revolver under a couch cushion.

Webley "WG" M1889 (left side) - .455 Webley/.476 Enfield
While cleaning her house, Joan Douglas (Lorraine Gary) finds a Webley "WG" M1889 revolver under a couch cushion.
Joan Douglas (Lorraine Gary) holds the Webley "WG" M1889 revolver.

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson submachine gun

The M1928A1 Thompson machine gun is used by US troops defending Los Angeles.

M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
US troops fire on a suspected enemy aircraft with their M1928A1's.
The soldier on the left is armed with the Thompson.
The soldiers armed with the Thompson.

Rifles

Arisaka Type 38 rifle

Arisaka Type 38 rifles fitted with bayonets are seen in the hands of Japanese sailors that capture Hollis Wood (Slim Pickens).

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Arisaka Type 38 rifles fitted with bayonets are seen in the hands of Japanese sailors that capture Hollis Wood (Slim Pickens).

Remington 700

A Remington 700 is used by Claude Crumn (Murray Hamilton) to take potshots at the Japanese sub from the ferris wheel. This was anachronistic for World War II.

Remington 700
On the right, a Remington 700 is used by Claude Crumn (Murray Hamilton) to take potshots at the Japanese sub from the ferris wheel. This was anachronistic for World War II.

Springfield M1903

U.S. soldiers are also armed with M1903 Springfield bolt-action rifles in the film.

M1903 Springfield .30-06
The soldier on the right is armed with the Springfield.

Winchester Model 1894

A Winchester Model 1894 is used by Herbie Kazlminsky (Eddie Deezen) to take potshots at the Japanese sub from the ferris wheel.

Winchester Model 1894 - .30-30 Winchester
On the left, a Winchester Model 1894 is used by Herbie Kazlminsky (Eddie Deezen) to take potshots at the Japanese sub from the ferris wheel.

Shotguns

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

A 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is seen carried by Ward Douglas (Ned Beatty).

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge.
A Double Barreled Shotgun is seen carried by Ward Douglas (Ned Beatty).

Machine Guns

Browning M2 Aircraft Heavy Machine Gun

The Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine gun is seen used by US troops defending Los Angeles. These machine guns are also as well supposed to be the primary armament of Wild Bill's P-40, but when fired these appear to be mockups.

Browning M2 aircraft heavy machine gun .50 BMG
A soldier mans the M2 Aircraft.
The Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine gun is seen used by US troops defending Los Angeles
Wild Bill (John Belushi) fires the guns mounted in the wing of his P-40. While these guns are supposed to be Browning M2's, the ones seen here appear to be acetylene-firing mock-ups.

Browning M1917 machine gun

Sgt. Frank Tree (Dan Aykroyd) fires the Browning M1917 freehand and when mounted on his tank. Later, Wally Stephens (Bobby Di Cicco) is seen using the tank's machine gun. Other Browning M1917 machine guns are manned by soldiers opening fire on the planes flying over Los Angeles.

Browning M1917 machine gun .30-06 with tripod and ammo box‎
Sgt. Frank Tree (Dan Aykroyd) fires the Browning M1917.
A soldiers readies the M1917.
Frank holds the Browning M1917 while addressing the soldiers and sailors fighting.
Sgt. Frank Tree (Dan Aykroyd) fires the Browning M1917 mounted on his tank.
US Army soldier fires the Browning M1917 at a target flying over Los Angeles.
Wally Stephens (Bobby Di Cicco) fires the Browning.
Pvt. Ogden Johnson Jones (Frank McRae) next to the Browning M1917.

Nambu Type 99 Light Machine Gun

A Japanese sailor prepares to use a Nambu Type 99 Light Machine Gun on Wild Bill's plane, but forgets to load it.

Nambu Type 99 light machine gun 7.7x58mm Arisaka
The unloaded Nambu Type 99.
The Nambu Type 99 with the magazine.

Other

Bofors 40mm L/60

The Bofors 40mm Anti Aircraft gun is seen used by US troops defending Los Angeles as well as Ward Douglas (Ned Beatty). The latter is using the towed version.

Bofors 40mm L/60 AA gun in a Boffin mounting - 40×311mmR
Willy and Joe, the soldiers manning the Bofors 40mm, are actors Michael McKean and David Lander, better known for their portrayals of "Lenny" and "Squiggy" in the ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley.
Bofors 40mm L/60 AA gun in a wheeled trailer mounting - 40x311mmR
Ward prepares to use the gun.



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