Deathcheaters

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Deathcheaters (Renamed Death-Cheaters when released internationally) is a 1976 Australian film directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith (The Man From Hong Kong, Turkey Shoot) about two Vietnam soldiers turned television stuntmen Steve (John Hargreaves) and Rod (Grant Page) who are offered the opportunity to infiltrate a gangster's fortress in the Philippines and find secret documents and deliver them to an aging gangster named Mr. Culpepper (Noel Ferrier).

The following firearms were used in the film Deathcheaters:

Deathcheaters Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith

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L1A1

The Australian copy of the FN FAL, The L1A1 Battle Rifle, is used by Steve (John Hargreaves) and Rod (Grant Page) in the flashbacks to the Vietnam War. Many henchmen at Hernandez's warehouse in the Philippines also use them.

Australian copy L1A1 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Steve & Rod with their rifles in a flashback
Still in a flashback, another Aussie soldier fires the L1A1
Various henchmen hold their rifles on Rod
L1a1 4.jpg

MP40

Another weapon used by henchmen are German MP40 Submachine guns. One is taken by Rod and used in his raid on Hernandez's warehouse. One of Culpepper's (Noel Ferrier) men who take Rod to his facility uses one as well.

MP40 - 9mm
A gangster holds an MP40 on Rod while another holds a Luger P08
Guard with an MP40 before being taken out by Rod
Rod pulls the pin on a smoke grenade while holding an MP40 on a group of guards
Rod with the MP40

Beretta BM-59

A very common rifle used by henchmen is a Beretta BM59 rifle mocked up to look like an M14. They have a fake flash hider to emulate the look of an M14 rifle.

Beretta BM-59 Civilian Model - 7.62x51mm. The Grenade Launcher, Gas Cut off and Bipod were removed for civilian sales outside of the U.S. Within the U.S. the military characteristics (sans the select fire option) remained on the rifle for private sales.
Here, the M1 Garand style barrels (of the BM-59) are clearly seen
A henchman fires at Steve and Rod.

Gewehr 43

Some of the henchmen appear to be using Gewehr 43 rifles.

Gewehr 43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
M21 001.jpg
The henchmen towards the rear are using G43s.

F1

Another Australian issued weapon, the Lithgow F1 SMG is seen briefly being used by henchmen.

F1 - 9mm
Henchman with an F1 while Rod hides in bushes

Sten Mk II

A Sten variant, most probably a Mk II, is seen being used by henchmen.

Sten Mk II - 9mm

M60

An M60 Machine gun is seen being used by a henchman at the warehouse with it's flash hider removed.

M60 - 7.62x51mm NATO
M60 1.jpg

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is used by a gangster that takes Rod to Culpepper.

Luger P08 - 9mm
A gangster holds the Luger on Rod while another holds an MP40

Ithaca 37

An Ithaca 37 with an extended magazine tube is used by an actor in the commercial that Rod is starring in, an later by a henchman.

Ithaca 37 - 12 Gauge
An actor fires at Rod. Note: In this scene, the director of the commercial is played by the director of the film, Brian Trenchard-Smith
Ithaca 2.jpg

M16A1 Rifle

Seen being used by various soldiers in Vietnam war flashbacks.

M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
M16 1.jpg

Browning M1919A4

A Browning M1919A4 is seen is stock footage of the Vietnam War.

Browning M1919A4 - .30-06
Browning 1.jpg

Single Shot Shotgun

An unknown Single Shot Shotgun is seen being used by the robbers that Steve and Rod chase in the beginning.

A robber fires his shotgun at Steve and Rod
Rod with the Shotgun after stopping the criminals

Double Barreled Shotgun

Used by Rod when he and Steve go to The Farm for extra training.

Shotguns 2.jpg

Over and Under Shotgun

Used by Steve at The Farm.

Shotguns 2.jpg



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