Beachhead

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Beachhead (1954)


The following weapons were used in the film Beachhead:

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Handguns

Colt M1911

Sgt. Fletcher (Frank Lovejoy) and Burke (Tony Curtis) can be seen with a Colt M1911. This is incorrect as the original M1911 was taken out of service in 1924.

Colt M1911 - .45 ACP
A Radioman with a Colt M1911.
The M1911 at the bottom. Note the diamond grips and the longer trigger.
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Burke (Tony Curtis) with the M1911 in the ending.

Rifles

Arisaka Type 99

Arisaka Type 99 rifles are seen "stacked" while their Japanese owners are in a swimming exercise. They are later seen used by the IJA. One soldier's Arisaka is seen with a scope.

Arisaka Type 99 - 7.7x58mm
Arisaka Type 99 rifles stacked on the left.
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Two Japanese soldiers with Arisaka rifles. The one in the foreground has a scope on it.
Closeup on the scope.

M1903 Springfield Mk 1

Bouchard (Eduard Franz) uses a M1903 Springfield Mk 1.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
Bouchard (Eduard Franz) with a M1903 Springfield Mk 1.
Bouchardwith a M1903 Springfield as he and Burke (Tony Curtis) explore the jungle.

M1 Garand

Marines in the film carry M1 Garand rifles. First using them to ambush a Japanese squad in the middle of a swimming exercise.

M1 Garand - .30-06
Burke (Tony Curtis) with an M1 Garand.
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Marines Burke (Tony Curtis) and Reynolds (Skip Homeier) aiming their M1 Garands at off screen Japanese soldiers.
Sgt. Fletcher's (Frank Lovejoy) squad with M1 Garands.
A Marine firing his M1 Garand.
Burke (Tony Curtis) looking up in the trees for a sniper with his M1 Garand.

Sporterized M1903 Springfield

Nina Bouchard (Mary Murphy) uses an Sporterized M1903 Springfield when the Marines first find her but drops it to escape the pursuing IJA at the radio shack.

Sporterized Springfield M1903 in a Mannlicher Schönauer Carbine stock - .30-'06
The Sporterized Springfield M1903 on the ground on the left.
Sgt. Fletcher (Frank Lovejoy) with the Springfield M1903.
Nina Bouchard (Mary Murphy) lifts up her M1903 as she crosses a river.

Explosive

Mk 2 Greande

Mk 2 Grenades are used by the Marines.

Mk 2 Grenade
An Mk 2 Grenade strapped onto a Marine.
Mk 2 Grenades on Burke (Tony Curtis).



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