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The Exterminator is a 1980 action film directed by James Glickenhaus. The story tells about John Eastland (Robert Ginty), a Vietnam veteran turned vigilante. The movie was followed by sequel four years later.
The following weapons were used in the film The Exterminator:
Smith & Wesson Model 29
The main weapon used by John Eastland (Robert Ginty) in his vigilante business is a Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver. This revolver is correctly identified as ".44 Magnum" in the movie.
Smith & Wesson Model 29 - .44 Magnum
A part of John Eastland's armory: a S&W Model 29 revolver, a combat knife and a walkie-talkie.
Eastland inspects his revolver.
Six revolver cartridges stand in row. Eastland drilled holes in the bullets and filled them with mercury. Such "mercury bullets" are common in action books and movies as a kind of wunderwaffe.
Eastland holds his revolver.
Eastland holds his revolver in the final scene.
Smith & Wesson Model 10HB
A revolver is seen in John Eastland's (Robert Ginty) weapon box (except the forementioned Smith & Wesson Model 29). It is supposed to be a Smith & Wesson Model 10HB with 3" barrel but this is only a guess based on the shape and length of the ejector rod. This revolver was not used in action.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 with 3-inch barrel - .38 Special
A revolver (1) is seen among other firearms.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
What appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 10 is seen carried by both uniformed officers and detectives, including Det. James Dalton (Christopher George).
A police officer carry a revolver in holster.
Dalton fires his revolver in the final scene.
The food warehouse owner (this character is supposedly credited as Mr. Hoffman (John L. Fitzgerald)) is seen with a Colt Python (supposedly 3" barrel) revolver in one scene.
Colt Combat Python 3" in Royal Blue finish - .357 Magnum
The revolver is seen on the table.
The character holds his revolver.
In the opening scene one of Vietcong fighters carries a pistol that resembles M1911A1 (its slide seems to be longer than typical M1911). John Eastland (Robert Ginty) captures this pistol and uses it himself. An M1911-style pistol is also seen in Eastland's weapon box (it can be the same Colt MK IV Series 70 that appeares later in James Dalton's weapon box). This pistol was not used in action.
World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
A pistol is seen tucked at the belt of a Vietcong fighter.
An M1911-style pistol (2) is seen among other firearms.
A Luger P08 is seen in John Eastland's (Robert Ginty) weapon box. Due to the length of the barrel, it is a Marine version of the pistol with a 150 mm barrel (shorter than Artillery model with a 200 mm barrel). It was not used in action.
Marine Luger P08 with 150 mm barrel - 9x19 mm
A long-barreled Luger (3) is seen among other firearms.
Colt MK IV Series 70
A Colt MK IV Series 70 pistol is one of Det. James Dalton's (Christopher George) weapons. Dalton carries it in the final scene (then this pistol switches to a revolver).
Colt MK IV Series 70 - .45 ACP
Dalton readies his pistol.
Dalton with his pistol in the final scene.
An MP40 is seen in John Eastland's (Robert Ginty) weapon box. It was not used in action.
An MP40 (4) is seen among other firearms.
High Standard Model 10B
A High Standard Model 10B shotgun is one of Det. James Dalton's (Christopher George) weapons.
High Standard Model 10B - 12 Gauge
High Standard Model 10B shotgun, Colt MK IV Series 70
pistol and a combat knife are seen in Dalton's weapon box.
Dalton loads his shotgun.
The shotgun lies on sofa while Dalton reads infamous The Anarchist Cookbook
found in Eastland's apartments.
Winchester Model 1897
Winchester Model 1897 is seen in hands of a plainclothes police officer.
Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
A plainclothes police officer holds a Mosin Nagant M1938
carbine with sniper scope and a Winchester Model 1897.
A Winchester Model 1897 and another shotgun can be seen.
Winchester Model 1912
Another shotgun can also be seen in hands of a plainclothes police officer. It appears to be Winchester Model 1912.
Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
A muzzle and a pump can be seen.
A plainclothes cop at the background holds a shotgun. It is a hammerless gun.
Double barreled coach gun
One of plainclothes police officers carries a double barreled coach gun.
Stoeger/IGA Coach imported side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge
An original M16 is used by John Eastland (Robert Ginty) during the attack on Ghetto Ghouls clubhouse. It can be identified due to the 3-prong flash hider.
The original M16, the first version, firing in a 20-round magazine. This has the original 3-prong flash hider
John Eastland attacks Ghetto Ghouls.
A close view at the 3-prong flash hider.
In the opening scene that takes place in Vietnam US Army sodiers are armed with M16/SP1s.
M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider - 5.56x45mm
Soldiers with M16s and M60
machine gun in the opening scene.
A "birdcage" flash hider can be seen.
Valmet M71S assault rifles are seen in hands of Viet Cong fighters in the opening scene. These are meant to stand in for the AK-47 or Norinco Type 56 rifles that the Viet Cong would have used in real life (since there were few AK pattern firearms available in the U.S. at the time this movie was filmed).
Valmet M71S with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45 mm
A Vietcong fighter (Bill Saito
) with Valmet M71S assault rifle in ambush.
A man at the left holds a Valmet M71S. At the right a Vietcong leader (George Cheung
) holds a machete.
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine
A Mosin Nagant M1938 carbine with sniper scope is seen in hands of a plainclothes police officer. Later it switches to another sniper rifle.
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A plainclothes police officer holds an M38 carbine with sniper scope and a Winchester Model 1897
Unidentified sniper rifle
A sniper rifle is used by one of plainclothes police officers. It has a sporterized stock and a straight bolt handle; such combination is rarely seen.
A straight bolt handle can be seen.
A sniper with his rifle on the rooftop. He is also armed with a revolver or pistol in a shoulder holster.
A sniper aims. Next to him another plainclothes cop holds a shotgun.
In the opening scene Michael Jefferson (Steve James) carries an M60 machine gun. M60s are also seen in hands of other US Army soldiers and Vietcong fighters.
M60 machine gun with bipod folded - 7.62x51mm NATO
Soldiers with M16
rifles and M60 machine gun in the opening scene.
Michael Jefferson strangles a Vietcong fighter (Phil Chong
) who holds an M60.
Michael Jefferson with M60.
M8 Flare Pistol
In the opening scene Michael Jefferson (Steve James) fires a flare pistol to signal the resque helicopter. It is supposed to be an M8.
Mk 2 Hand Grenade
Two Mk 2 hand grenades are seen in John Eastland's (Robert Ginty) weapon box. They were not used in action.
Mk 2 "Pineapple" World War II-made High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade (sometimes written Mk II)
Two Mk 2 grenades (5) are seen among other firearms.
A custom flamethrower is one of the weapons used by John Eastland (Robert Ginty). Eastland uses it to intimidate one of Ghetto Ghouls thugs.
M9A1 Rifle Grenade
Two chrome plated M9A1 Rifle Grenades (red number 6) are seen in John Eastland's (Robert Ginty) weapon box.
Unidentified Item 2
Three unidentified items (red number 7) are seen in John Eastland's (Robert Ginty) weapon box. They resemble small anti-personnel mines, like Russian POMZ-2.