Enforcer, The (1976)

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The Enforcer (1976)

The Enforcer is the third installment in the Dirty Harry film franchise. Clint Eastwood returns in the 1976 sequel, which finds Dirty Harry partnered with a rookie Inspector who happens to be a woman (Tyne Daly). The duo must stop an ultra-leftist terrorist organization that threatens to wreak havoc on the city. Of note is one of the earliest appearances in a film of the M72 LAW.


The following weapons were used in the film The Enforcer:

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Smith & Wesson Model 29

Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) continues to carry as his sidearm his ".44 Magnum", the Smith & Wesson Model 29 with an 6 1/2" barrel. He comments in the film to his partner Insp. Kate Moore (Tyne Daly) that he particularly favors this gun due to penetration power, since he claims he's seen a .38 ricochet off a car windshield.

Smith & Wesson Model 29 - .44 Magnum. This is the Screen-Used Model 29, carried and fired by Clint Eastwood in the movie The Enforcer.
Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) takes out his Smith & Wesson Model 29 during the hostage situation at the beginning of the film.
Callahan fires at the hostage-takers with his Smith & Wesson Model 29.
Callahan fires his Model 29 at the police station bomber as he chases him on the rooftops.
Callahan holds his Model 29 on the bomber after finally catching him in the church.
Callahan blind fires his Model 29 at terrorists at Alcatraz island.

Colt Diamondback

The 2" barrel version of the Colt Diamondback is carried by Callahan's partner, Inspector Kate Moore (Tyne Daly), who keeps it in her purse. This revolver is also carried by many members of the San Francisco Police Department, including Harry's Homicide Lieutenant, Al Bressler (Harry Guardino). The way to identify it is by comparing the trigger guards of the Python and the Diamondback.

Colt Diamondback Snubnose Revolver - .38 Special
"Alright, Nobody Move!" Insp. Moore holds her Colt Diamondback at the ready after finally catching up with Callahan and the bomber.
Plainclothes SFPD officers, including Lt. Bressler, aim their Colt Diamondbacks while outside "Big" Ed Mustapha's (Albert Popwell, in his third different role of the Dirty Harry series) place.
Insp. Moore nervously holds her Colt Python after killing the shotgun-wielding nun in the church.
Moore fires her Colt Diamondback from the trolley as she approaches Alcatraz island.
Moore searches Alcatraz with her Colt Diamondback at the ready.
Moore cocks the hammer on her Colt Diamondback.
"You laugh at me you bastard, and I'll shoot you where you stand."

M72A1 LAW

The M72A1 LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon) rocket launcher is first seen in the film being demonstrated at an Army testing range. The US Army instructor, Sergeant Carrillo (Glenn Leigh Marshall), refers to the launcher as a "L.A.W.S.", which is the alternate acronym used for this weapon, standing for Light Anti-Armor Weapons System. The LAW is also among the weapons taken from the depot by Maxwell (DeVernen Bookwalter) and his men. During the final battle on Alcatraz, Maxwell drops his LAW and it is picked up by Insp. Callahan (Clint Eastwood), who uses it to destroy an Alcatraz guard tower.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm
Maxwell's men uncover an M72A1 LAW.
The US Army instructor shows off the M72A1 LAW.
The US Army instructor pulls the safety pin on the back cover.
The US Army instructor opens the back cover, which flips up the front sight.
The US Army instructor fully extends the LAW, which flips up the rear sight.
Insp. Moore leans in to watch the US Army instructor fire the launcher, but he fails to mention the back blast is lethal. Luckily, Callahan pulls her aside before he fires.
Maxwell destroys a truck, thereby blocking the Mayor's car.
Maxwell drops his LAW when fleeing from Callahan with the Mayor.
Callahan prepares the LAW as Maxwell climbs the watch tower.
Callahan takes out the top of the tower with the LAW.

Colt Trooper MK III

A uniformed SFPD Sergeant is seen aiming his Colt Trooper Mk III during the robbery at the beginning of the film. Indeed the Colt Trooper was the sidearm of the SFPD in the 1970s.

Colt Trooper MK III - .357 Magnum
The SFPD Sergeant next to Callahan with his Colt Trooper MK III at the ready.
The Sergeant aiming his Colt Trooper. Note that the right hand is badly placed, since it is prone to be burned by the blast gases exiting from the cylinder-barrel gap.

Smith & Wesson Model 28

Callahan's first partner in the film, Insp. Frank DiGiorgio (John Mitchum), carries a large N-Frame Smith & Wesson Model 28 with a 4" barrel as his sidearm.

Smith & Wesson Model 28 w/ 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
DiGiorgio draws his Smith & Wesson Model 28 during the robbery at the start of the film.
A good shot of DiGiorgio's Model 28.
DiGiorgio holds his Model 28 on the group of terrorists.
DiGiorgio is snuck up on by Bobby Maxwell (DeVeren Bookwalter) and stabbed in the back by his modernized WWI trench knife. However, Digiorgio ends up shooting and lethally injuring Miki (Jocelyn Jones) in the process.
DiGiorgio drops his Model 28.
Maxwell coldly finishes off Miki (Jocelyn Jones) with DiGiorgio's Model 28 after she becomes dead weight to them from being shot.

Ithaca 37

Bobby Maxwell (DeVeren Bookwalter) uses a sawed off Ithaca 37 shotgun to kill one of the gas company workers at the beginning of the film. Later, an SFPD officer is seen using a full sized Ithaca while outside the liquor store being robbed.

Ithaca 37 - 12 Gauge
Maxwell (DeVeren Bookwalter) holding his sawed off Ithaca 37.
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Maxwell (DeVeren Bookwalter) blows away the gas station driver with his Ithaca 37.
An officer outside the liquor store aims his Ithaca 37.

M16 (SP1)

M16 (SP1) rifles (with both birdcage and three-prong flash hiders) are used by the SFPD officers that arrest the Uhuru group, and later are seen among the weapons stolen from the Hamilton Firearms warehouse by Bobby Maxwell (DeVeren Bookwalter) and his terrorist group, The People's Revolutionary Strike Force. They later use the guns to abduct the Mayor (John Crawford) and hold him on Alcatraz.

M16 (SP1) with three-prong flash hider - 5.56x45mm
M16 (SP1) with Birdcage flash hider - 5.56x45mm
Police armed with M16s prepare to arrest the Uhuru group.
Police armed with M16s.
Lalo (Michael Cavanaugh) and Maxwell with three-prong flash hider M16s.
Tex fires his M16 (with three-prong flash hider) at The Mayor's (John Crawford) car.
A stash of The People's Revolutionary Strike Force's M16s.
Lalo with an M16 in Alcatraz.
Maxwell fires his M16 at Callahan.

Armalite AR-18

Several Armalite AR-18 rifles are used by the members of The People's Revolutionary Strike Force on Alcatraz Island.

Armalite AR-18 - 5.56x45mm
Tex (Ronald Manning) keeps lookout with an Armalite AR-18.
Another one of his men, Karl (Dick Durock), with an AR-18.
The AR-18 jams on Tex and he is knocked off the watch tower by a high pressure water hose.
Karl fires his AR-18 at Callahan.

Remington 870 Folding Stock

As Insp. Callahan (Clint Eastwood) goes to to investigate the priest in the church, People's Revolutionary Strike Force member Wanda (Samantha Doane), disguised as a nun, tries to fire a Remington 870 Folding Stock on him before being killed by Inspector Kate Moore (Tyne Daly).

Remington 870 Police Folder with extended magazine tube - stock extended - 12 gauge
Wanda readies her Remington 870 Folder.
Callahan picks up Wanda's Remington 870.
Callahan inspects the Remington 870.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

A robber in the liquor store at the start of the film holds a woman hostage and holds up Insp. Callahan (Clint Eastwood) with a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

Stoeger/IGA Coach Gun - 12 Gauge
The robber holds a woman hostage while armed with a shotgun.
The robber holds his shotgun on Callahan.
Different shot of the same scene.
"Son of a bitch!" The robber fires his shotgun at Callahan's car when he drives into the store.

Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless

One of the robbers in the liquor store is seen armed with a Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless during the robbery.

Colt 1903 - .32 ACP
The robber guards hostages armed with a Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

One of the robbers, Mitchell (Joe Spano in an uncredited role), in the liquor store is seen using a Smith & Wesson Model 15 revolver. Later, Wanda (Samantha Doane) is seen holding up a bridge operator with one before killing him with it, and putting a sticker star on him.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
Mitchell holds his Smith & Wesson Model 15 on Callahan.
Wanda draws her Smith & Wesson Model 15.
Wanda holds the bridge operator at gun point with the Model 15.

Colt Detective Special

As Maxwell and his men leave the Hamilton Firearms warehouse, a police detective fires his Colt Detective Special at their vehicle before being run over.

Colt Detective Special - .38 Special
A detective fires his Colt Detective Special at the group's vehicle.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

One of Maxwell's men, Tex (Roland Manning), is seen holding a Smith & Wesson Model 10 while waiting in the van to enter the Hamilton Firearms warehouse. Later, the Mayor's driver and bodyguard, Dave, draws a snub nose version in defense of the Mayor.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 - .38 Special
One of Maxwell's men checks his Smith & Wesson Model 10.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub - .38 Special
Dave aims his Model 10 Snub.

M1911A1

Henry Lee (Tim Burrus), the man who bombs the police station and flees from Insp. Callahan (Clint Eastwood) on the rooftops, is seen armed with an M1911A1.

M1911A1 - .45 ACP
The bomber on the roof with his M1911A1.

Unknown Pistol

While in the Hamilton Firearms warehouse, Miki (Jocelyn Jones) tries to draw an unknown pistol from her waist before being ordered to drop it by Insp. DiGiorgio (John Mitchum).

Miki tries to draw her pistol.

Federal M201-Z Grenade Launcher

Insp. Frank DiGiorgio (John Mitchum) fires a gas canister from a Federal M201-Z Grenade Launcher into the liquor store during the robbery.

Federal M201-Z Gas Gun - 37mm.
Insp. DiGiorgio fires a Federal M201-Z Grenade Launcher into the liquor store.

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