Death Wish 3
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Death Wish 3 is the third installment in the Death Wish film series. In this 1985 sequel, following the rape and / or murder of pretty much everyone he has ever associated with, Paul Kersey, aka "The Vigilante", finds himself battling street punks in order to bring peace back to a once quiet New York neighborhood. Despite the New York setting, the film was actually made in England.
The following weapons were used in the film Death Wish 3:
Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes delivery of a mail-order Wildey Hunter with an 8" barrel and uses it as his main weapon for the remainder of the film: in real life, the gun was Bronson's personal pistol. The gun is said to be chambered for .475, which, in line with the action movie arms race of the 80s, is specifically pointed out to be larger than .44 Magnum to show that Kersey is packing more heat than Dirty Harry. The round is said to be "a shorter version of the African big game cartridge" implying it is not a pistol cartridge, which isn't particularly true: while the parent case of .475 Wildey is indeed a rifle case (.284 Winchester) this is not a cartridge that sees much use in big game hunting in Africa (it was used primarily for hunting deer and elk in the US and Canada, and never really caught on), and the .475 round itself is the same length as a .45 Winchester Magnum and very much a pistol cartridge.
Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) carries a Colt Cobra during the film. He slays several punks with it during the film. Several other gang members use this gun at the finale shoot-out at the end of the movie.
Colt New Service
A Colt New Service revolver is seen used by gang members.
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose
Smith & Wesson Model 15
A Smith & Wesson Model 15 revolver is seen in the hands of a civilian during the final shootout.
A Walther P38 is seen used by several gang members.
A M1911 pistol is seen in the hands of a civilian during the final shootout.
Manny uses a MAC-10 submachine gun as his main weapon in most of the film.
Sterling submachine gun
At least one gang member uses the gun during the finale shoot out.
Browning M1919 machine gun
Paul Kersey and his neighbor Rodriguez use a Browning M1919 machine gun to kill several gang members before it runs out of ammo. Both the Browning 1919 and MG42 belonged to Kersey's late Korean War buddy Charley, who apparently acquired the weapons during his stint in the Military.
MG-42 Machine Gun
A Remington 870 with Folding Stock and Extended Magazine tube is used by a Hermosa (Alex Winter) in the final firefight.
A Police Officer is seen using a Ithaca 37 with extended magazine-tube during the final shootout.
Winchester Model 1200/1300
A Winchester Model 1200/1300 shotgun is seen being used by gang members. It seems that this shotgun was specially used for scenes where a weapon needed to be dropped, such as the scene when Hermosa is killed and his Remington 870 changes to this weapon: it may well be a replica or rubber stunt gun.
A M16 is seen used by several punks towards the end of the movie. The rifle is hard to identify because there is never a real clear shot or close-up of it. It is unknown whether this is an actual M16 or just a replica such as an MGC M16.
Several Ruger Mini-14 rifles are seen being used by gang members. This includes models with folding butt stocks, as well as rifles fitted with aftermarket stocks.
Mk 2 Hand Grenade
A Mk 2 hand grenade is seen being tossed around by a gang member.
Schermuly Training Grenade
British Schermuly Training Grenades fitted with Soviet-style fuzes are also seen in the hands of gang members.
At the end of the movie Kersey makes use of a rocket launcher which appears to be an M72 LAW fitted with a fake pistol grip and trigger. He rather comically managed to fire it in the same room as his target with the back of the tube up against a wall, which should probably have killed everyone in the room. Kersey is also shown loading a rocket into the weapon.
Rodriguez carries a zip gun that fires shotgun shells during the riots.