Castle Keep

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Castle Keep (1969)


The following weapons were used in the film Castle Keep:

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Rifles

M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is the battle rifle carried by US troops in the film including Private Allistair Piersall Benjamin (Al Freeman Jr.) and Sgt. Rossi (Peter Falk). Major Abraham Falconer (Burt Lancaster) is seen going on a hunt armed with the M1 Garand.

M1 Rifle - .30-06
Private Allistair Piersall Benjamin (Al Freeman Jr.) carries an M1 Garand and several grenades.
Major Abraham Falconer (Burt Lancaster) takes aim with his Garand.
The M1 Garand is carried by Private Allistair Piersall Benjamin (Al Freeman Jr.).

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is seen primarily in the hands of Lieutenant Amberjack (Tony Bill).

Late Model M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
On the left, The M1 Carbine is used by Lieutenant Amberjack (Tony Bill).

Mauser Gewehr 1898

German troops are also armed with the Mauser Gewehr 1898.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92 x 57mm
A distorted view of Germans armed with the rifle during the final siege.

Handguns

M1911A1

The M1911A1 is used primarily by Major Abraham Falconer (Burt Lancaster).

M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Major Abraham Falconer (Burt Lancaster) hands off his pistol to the Count of Maldorais (Jean-Pierre Aumont).
Major Abraham Falconer (Burt Lancaster) pulls his pistol during a confrontation with Lieutenant Billy Byron Bix (Bruce Dern).


Springfield Armory M1911

Lieutenant Amberjack (Tony Bill) uses a similar M1911-type pistol that resembles the Springfield Armory M1911. Private Allistair Piersall Benjamin (Al Freeman Jr.) also uses the pistol.

Springfield Armory M1911-A1 - .45 ACP
Lieutenant Amberjack (Tony Bill) uses a similar M1911-type pistol that resembles the Springfield Armory M1911.
Private Allistair Piersall Benjamin (Al Freeman Jr.) also uses the pistol.

Walther P38

A German soldier pulls out a Walther P38 during a confrontation with Sgt. Rossi (Peter Falk).

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
A German soldier pulls out a Walther P38 during a confrontation with Sgt. Rossi (Peter Falk).

Machine Guns

Browning M2 Aircraft

A Browning M2 Aircraft machine gun is the main weapon used to defend the castle. The machine gun is fitted inside an M63 anti-aircraft mount and is used by Major Abraham Falconer (Burt Lancaster) and Captain Lionel Beckman (Patrick O'Neal).

Browning M2 Aircraft Version - .50 cal
The M2 is seen on the side of the jeep.
The M2 fitted inside an M63 AA mount is operated by Captain Lionel Beckman (Patrick O'Neal) when confronting an enemy plane.
Sideview of the M63 mount as Major Abraham Falconer (Burt Lancaster) fires the machine gun.
Pvt. Benjamin uses the weapon.
Major Abraham Falconer (Burt Lancaster) fires the weapon during the final siege.

Browning M1919A4

Browning M1919A4 machine gun is first seen on a US jeep, then mounted on a M2 tripod and primarily used by Sgt. DeVaca (Michael Conrad).

M1919A4 - .30-06
The M1919 is seen on the hood of the jeep.
The M1919 is used by Sergeant DeVaca (Michael Conrad).

Browning Automatic Rifle

The Browning Automatic Rifle is the weapon mainly used by Corporal Clearboy (Scott Wilson). The BAR also is used by Lieutenant Amberjack (Tony Bill).

Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
The BAR on the right is used by Corporal Clearboy (Scott Wilson).
The BAR is fired by Corporal Clearboy (Scott Wilson).

MG42

German soldiers are also armed with the MG42. A captured MG42 is used by Sgt. Rossi (Peter Falk).

MG42
A captured MG42 is used by Sgt. Rossi (Peter Falk).
A German soldier fires his MG42 during the final siege.

Submachine Guns

M1A1 Thompson SMG

The M1A1 Thompson is seen briefly in the hands of several US soldiers.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
An American soldier on the near right has the Thompson slung.

MP40 SMG

German troops are armed with the MP40 throughout the film.

German MP40 SMG - 9mm
Soldiers armed with the MP40 walk alongside German armor.

Shotguns

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

The Count of Maldorais (Jean-Pierre Aumont) carries 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun while hunting.

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.
The Count of Maldorais (Jean-Pierre Aumont) carries 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun while hunting.

Other

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

The Mk 2 Hand Grenade is also carried by several of the men in the outfit, notably Private Allistair Piersall Benjamin (Al Freeman Jr.).

Mk 2 Hand Grenade.
Several Mk 2 Hand Grenades are carried by Private Allistair Piersall Benjamin (Al Freeman Jr.).

M20B1 "Super Bazooka"

The anachronistic M20B1 "Super Bazooka" is seen used by Elk (James Patterson).

M20B1 "Super Bazooka" - 3.5inch
The anachronistic M20B1 "Super Bazooka" is seen used by Elk (James Patterson).



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