Beneath the Planet of the Apes

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The following weapons were used in the film Beneath the Planet of the Apes:

Blu Ray cover for Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

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Rifles

Apes Rifle (modified M1 Carbine)

As in the original Planet of the Apes, the main rifle used in the film is a visually modified M1 Carbine. This time, the wood casing was not painted black and for some scenes a bayonet was attached. Both Taylor (Charlton Heston) and Brent (James Franciscus) are seen using the rifle. For the background extras, wooden replicas were used.

Prop version of the Apes rifle (from YourProps.com)
The Modern Manufactured version of the M1 Carbine, with standard stock, from Auto-Ordnance (affiliated with Kahr Arms and Thomson Arms). Chambered in .30 Carbine
Ape soldiers armed with their modified M1 Carbine Ape rifles.
The Apes engage in bayonet training.
The apes smash the mutant statues.
Taylor (Charlton Heston) holds the rifle.
Brent (James Franciscus) fires the rifle.
The gorillas fire their rifles.
Brent (James Franciscus) fires the rifle.

Submachine Gun

Apes Submachine Gun (modified Madsen M50)

An Ape SMG was added to the Apes' arsenal of weapons for the film. It is seen in the hands of several Gorillas, most prominently in General Ursus (James Gregory) hands in the final scene. The Ape SMG appears to be a modified Madsen M50. Like the modified M1 Carbines, the Madsen is concealed in a wooden case.

Prop of the Ape SMG
Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
The Gorilla soldier on the right with an Apes SMG.
General Ursus (James Gregory) leads his soldiers.
General Ursus (James Gregory) opens up with his submachine gun.
The Gorilla soldier in the middle has an Apes SMG.

Handguns

Apes Handgun (modified Smith & Wesson Model 32)

In addition to the Ape SMG, an Ape Handgun was introduced in the film. One suspecting Gorilla chases Brent and Nova into the woods until firing a couple warning shots. It is later seen in the hands of General Ursus (James Gregory). The handgun appears to be a modified Smith & Wesson Model 32.

Actual prop of the Ape Handgun used by James Gregory in the film.
Smith and Wesson Model Terrier - .38 S&W
A Gorilla with the Ape Handgun.
Firing the Ape Handgun.

See Also

The Planet of the Apes Franchise
Original Series Planet of the Apes (1968)   •  Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)  •  Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1972)  •  Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Television Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
Tim Burton Planet of the Apes (2001)
2011 Reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)  •  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)  •  War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)



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