Bullet Vanishes, The

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The Bullet Vanishes
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Film poster
Country CHN.jpg China
HKG.jpg Hong Kong
Directed by Chi-Leung Law
Release Date 2012
Language Mandarin
Cantonese
Studio Emperor Motion Pictures
Le Vision Pictures
Film Unlimited
Distributor China Lion Entertainment
Main Cast
Character Actor
Captain Guo Zhui Nicholas Tse
Inspector Song Donglu Lau Ching-Wan
Boss Ding Liu Kai-Chi
Xiaowu Jing Boran
Chief Jin Wu Gang


The Bullet Vanishes is a 2012 Chinese-Hong Kong detective drama directed by Chi-Leung Law. 1930s China. Captain Guo Zhui and Inspector Song Donglu investigate series of strange murders at a bullet factory when the bullets used in this murders seemingly disappear.

This movie also known as Ghost Bullets and Disappeared Bullets

The following weapons were used in the movie The Bullet Vanishes

Contents


Handguns

Webley .455 Mk V

Webley .455 Mk V is a Guo Zhui's and Boss Ding personal weapon. Song Donglu also used it.

Webley MK. V - .455 Webley
Film opening scene. Bullet factory female worker commits God's judgment (Russian roulette variant)
Guo Zhui fires his Webley .455 Mk V
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Webley .455 Mk V open for loading
Revolver open and loaded
Note the cartridges are not .455 caliber. They are much smaller and visible gap between shells and revolver cylinder chamber
Song Donglu holds a Webley .455 Mk V
Guo Zhui commits God's judgment

Enfield No.2

Enfield No.2 Wang Hai's personal weapon. Guo Zhui also used this revolver during chase through the city (probably continuity error)

Enfield No. 2 Mk I. Original configuration with spurred hammer - .38 S&W
Guo Zhui fires an Enfield No.2
Wang Hai fires nikel plated Enfield No.2 at his arm
Note a muzzle-sight is missing

Colt M1911A1

Colt M1911A1 is Xiaowu's and Chief Jin's personal weapon

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Jin puts his Colt M1911A1 to a Boss Ding's abdomen

Pieper Bayard M1889

Robber pianist can be seen armed with the Pieper Bayard M1889 revolver.

Belgian Pieper Bayard M1889 revolver.
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Mauser C96

A lot of policemen carry holstered Mauser C96 pistols

Mauser C96 - 7.63x25mm Mauser
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Percussion Pistol

Boss Ding aims a percussion pistol at Wang Hai

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

Boss Ding and some his mobs use M1928A1 Thompson submachine guns without Cutts compensators and with smooth barrels

M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine, smooth barrel, and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP. The in-movie version does not have a Cutts compensator.
Boss Ding fires his Thompson
Note this Thompson has blank fire adapted barrel smaller than .45 caliber
Boss Ding's mob fires his M1928A1 Thompson. Note simplified rear sight
Same episode. But SMG is other (rear sight is not simplified)

Sten Mk II

Boss Ding's mobsters use Sten Mk II submachine guns with lengthened barrels. The Sten was not available in China until at least a decade after the film took place.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
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Shotguns

Single Barreled Shotgun

Boss Ding, some his business partners and his factory's guards can be seen with the single barreled shotguns

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Muzzleloading Double Barreled Shotgun

Chief Jin used muzzleloading double barreled shotgun in birds hunting episode

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Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Chief Jin holds a Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Chief Jin used a grenade

Other

Type 41 75mm mountain gun

Type 41 75mm mountain gun was a Japanese license-built copy of the Krupp M.08 mountain gun. This gun can often be seen in the bullet factory territory



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