Theatrical Release Poster
The Hunter is the 1980 action film that marked the final film role for Steve McQueen. The film dramatized the real life exploits of bounty hunter Ralph Thorson.
The following weapons were used in the film The Hunter:
The main handgun of bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson (Steve McQueen) is an M1911A1.
Colt New Service
When Thorson goes to the sheriff's office, Sheriff Strong (Ben Johnson) pulls a Colt New Service revolver with stag grips in order to warn off the bounty hunter.
Colt New Service 1935-1936 - .357 magnum.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Det. Spota (Richard Venture) is seen waving around his Smith & Wesson Model 36 when Thorson finds him at his home drunk.
Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 special - 5 shot
Bernando (Thomas Rosales Jr.) holds a young girl hostage with a Walther P38 while confronting Thorson on the elevated train.
Walther P38 with black grips - 9mm
Thorson (Steve McQueen) is seen carrying a nickel-plated Beretta Jetfire that is strapped to his ankle during the school confrontation.
A nickel Beretta 950BS Jetfire (.25 ACP) as used in The Spirit
. The weapon pictured here was Eva Mendes
actual pistol in the film.
An Ithaca 37 shotgun with an extended mag tube is seen in Thorson's trunk when he goes to apprehend a bail jumper. Los Angeles police also are seen handling a 3-shot Ithaca.
Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
An Ithaca 37
shotgun with an extended mag tube is seen in Thorson's trunk when he goes to apprehend a bail jumper.
Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 Gauge
SWAT officer on the right handling a 3-shot Ithaca.
In Chicago, Thorson finds out that Bernando (Thomas Rosales Jr.), the bail jumper he's after, has a Remington 870 shotgun on his couch.
Remington 870 Police Magnum with stock extended and extended magazine - 12 gauge
Bernando (Thomas Rosales Jr.
) sits on a couch next to a Remington 870 with extended magazine and factory pistol grip - 12 gauge.
Winchester Model 70
A Los Angeles SWAT police sniper uses a Winchester Model 70 rifle.
Winchester Model 70 - .30-06
In the climax of the film, Rocco Mason (Tracey Walter) uses an M16A1 fitted with a night scope to hold Thorsons wife hostage. SWAT officers are also seen with the M16A1.
M16A1 with 30 Round magazine - 5.56x45mm
At the bottom left, a SWAT officer is armed with the M16A1.
Bean Bag Launcher
Thorson is seen using a launcher that fires bean bags to subdue the bail jumper.
Thorson is seen using a launcher that fires bean bags.