An American Werewolf in London

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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

The Following guns were used in the movie:


Submachine Guns

Ingram MAC-11

During a nightmare sequence, David Kessler (David Naughton) dreams that a group of monsters who resemble werewolf like creatures dressed in distorted World War II German style uniforms massacre his family inside their home. (Trivia: the uniforms are not accurate for any group of the Third Reich, they are fantasy costumes). Two of the "Nazi" monsters carry Ingram MAC-11 submachine guns, chambered in .380 ACP, noted for their small side in the actor's hands. What is puzzling is that the rate of fire in the movie is about half the rate of a real MAC-11 (which is a very fast 1200 rounds per minute). The sound effect of the gunfire is about 450 rounds per minute (like an M3A1 "Grease Gun"), which is more probably due to the sound effect in editing, and not the actual rate of fire of the submachine gun.

RPB Industries MAC-11 - .380 ACP. RPB built and sold their licensed copy of the MAC-11 after Military Armament Corp. went out of business.
When David's father opens the door, he is greeted by several firing MAC-11 submachine guns .380 acp
A "Nazi" werewolf looking monster wields his MAC-11 submachine gun.
A detail shot of the MAC-11 Submachine gun, showing it's relative sized to the actor's gloved hands.


In David's nightmare sequence. When the Nazi zombie werewolf monsters open fire with their submachine guns at Davids father as he opens the door. The subgun being fired on the left is most likely an IMI Uzi based on its front sight. Ironic that a Nazi would be using an Israeli design.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
The attacker on the left seems to be firing an IMI Uzi Submachine gun at david's father when he opens the door.

Sterling Mk.IV Submachine gun

In David's nightmare sequence, one of the "Nazi/Werewolf" attackers uses a Sterling Mk.IV Submachine gun (also known as the L2A3).

Sterling Mk. IV Submachine Gun - 9mm
The monster attacker in the center fires his Sterling Mk.IV Submachine gun.
A closer shot of the Sterling Mk.IV being used by the center attacker.


L1A1 Self Loading Rifle

The British L1A1 Rifle was seen being used by Metropolitan Police to deal with a rampaging werewolf. Contrary to popular myth that British police of the period were unarmed, there were actually many roving armed units of the Force Firearms Unit in the British equivalent of SWAT Vans that were ready to meet threats with military firepower.

British L1A1 SLR (Self Loading Rifle) - 7.62x51mm
A Metropolitan police constable loads up his magazine with 7.62x51mm Full metal jacket rounds. One can see clearly by the front of the magazine that it is an "inch pattern" FAL magazine (which is correct for the L1A1 SLR) and not a metric pattern magazine.
A Metropolitan Police Force Firearms Unit team calmly loads their L1A1 SLRs (Self loading rifles) in their tactical van - 7.62x51mm
British Special Armed Response officers take positions while other constables try to hold back the crowd. Of course one wonders why a crowd would be so keen on rushing towards a rampaging werewolf?
Armed London Metropolitan Police with L1A1 rifles (British Inch Pattern FALs in Semi automatic only) - 7.62x51mm. They are outfitted with ART II scopes and somewhat surprisingly P37 Slings that have been 'blancoed' (i.e. whitish green treatment of WW2 era cotton slings). Though most of the FALS or L1A1 were being issued with the newer Nylon Green slings since the late 1960s.
London Metropolitan police armed with L1A1 rifles hesitate when Alex Price (Jenny Agutter) rushes past the police blockade - 7.62x51mm


Double Barreled Shotgun

North Yorkshire villagers at the beginning of the film use the ubiquitous double barreled Side by Side shotgun. A group of villagers use their side by side shotguns to kill the first werewolf.

L.C. Smith Side by Side hammerless Shotgun - 12 gauge.
North Yorkshire villagers, led by a character only identified as "Chess Player" (Brian Glover) (to the right) fire both barrels of their side by side shotguns at the werewolf.
Amidst the smoke of their black powder rounds, the villagers rush to help a wounded David Kessler (David Naughton), most of them holding double barreled shotguns on unknown make or model.

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