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The Jackal (1997)

The Jackal is the 1997 action thriller starring Richard Gere as a former IRA sniper who is recruited by the FBI to track down a professional assassin known as "The Jackal" (Bruce Willis), who has been hired by a Russian mobster to eliminate a major American political figure. The film is a loose remake of the 1973 thriller The Day of the Jackal.

The following weapons were used in the film The Jackal:

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Pistols

SIG-Sauer P228

SIG-Sauer P228 pistols are used by FBI Agents T. I. Witherspoon (J.K. Simmons) and McMurphy (Richard Lineback) in the film. Declan Mulqueen (Richard Gere) uses one at the end of the film when facing The Jackal (Bruce Willis), as does Isabella Zanconia (Mathilda May) when she saves Declan.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9mm.
Agent Witherspoon points his SIG-Sauer P228 while in Moscow.
Agent Witherspoon shuts off the radio blasting "Red Tape" by Agent Provocateur while holding his SIG P228.
Declan chambers his SIG P228 while following The Jackal in the train station.
Jackal jumps past the train to get some distance between he and Declan. Here he is holding a SIG P228 but later he is seen using a Glock 17 until the end of the film.
Declan fires his SIG P228 at Jackal, and does an awful job faking the recoil. He's about a second late and over-doing it too much.
Declan points his SIG P228 at Jackal as he holds a girl hostage.
Isabella shoots Jackal in the neck with a flashpaper SIG P228.
Isabella hugs Declan while holding the SIG P228.
Declan grabs her SIG and finishes off the Jackal with several shots to the chest. Since his last disguise was a cop's uniform, he would be wearing a bulletproof vest, and this typical bloody Hollywood death would not have happened.

SIG-Sauer P229

FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston (Sidney Poitier) uses a SIG-Sauer P229 as his sidearm in the film.

SIG-Sauer P229 - 9x19mm.
Deputy Director Preston with his SIG P229 in an FBI-canted holster.
Deputy Director Preston points his SIG P229 at Declan.
Preston with his SIG P229 drawn during the assassination attempt on the First Lady.

Beretta 84FS "Cheetah"

Major Valentina Koslova (Diane Venora) uses a Beretta 84FS "Cheetah" as her sidearm in the film. The Jackal (Bruce Willis) also carries one fitted with a suppressor.

Beretta 84FS "Cheetah" - .380 ACP.
Jackal aims his suppressed Beretta 84FS "Cheetah" at Declan at the Marina.
Jackal fires his Beretta Cheetah at Major Koslova (Diane Venora).
Koslova with her Beretta Cheetah at the Marina.
Koslova aims her Beretta Cheetah outside Isabella's house.
Koslova searches the house for Jackal.
Jackal kills Douglas (Stephen Spinella) with his Beretta Cheetah when he sees his face on a news report.

Makarov PM

Major Valentina Koslova (Diane Venora) uses a Makarov PM during the arrest in Moscow, using it to shoot Ghazzi Murrad (Ravil Isyanov) in the head when he tries to knife her.

CZ-83 with square trigger - .380 ACP.
Koslova draws her Makarov PM from her holster.
Koslova after shooting Politovsky in the head.

Smith & Wesson 6906

One of the Secret Service Agents is seen using a Smith & Wesson 6906.

Smith & Wesson 6906 - 9mm.
Circled in red.

Glock 17

The Jackal (Bruce Willis) uses a Glock 17 at the end of the film, which he acquired along with his police uniform disguise.

Glock 17 2nd Generation - 9mm.
Jackal waits to ambush Declan while holding his Glock 17.
Jackal taunts Declan by forcing his hostage Maggie (Maggie Castle) to scream for help.
Jackal prepares to shoot Declan with the Glock 17 before being shot in the neck by Isabella.


Beretta 92FS

While Declan (Richard Gere) is under watch by the FBI, he tries to find a shaver in one of the desks but also finds a Beretta 92FS, which he doesn't pick up despite the opportunity.

Beretta 92FS - 9mm.
Declan stares at the Beretta 92FS in the desk drawer.

Beretta 92SB

After The Jackal (Bruce Willis) fails to kill the First Lady (Tess Harper), the Secret Service Agents are seen armed mainly with Beretta 92SB pistols, as noted by their rounded trigger guards.

Beretta 92SB - 9mm.
Secret Service Agents armed with Beretta 92SBs.

M1911A1

One of the Secret Service Agents is seen using an M1911A1 pistol of unknown make.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP.
Circled in red.

Glock 19

Some of the Secret Service Agents are seen using Glock 19s.

Glock 19 1st Generation - 9mm.
A Secret Service Agent with a Glock 19.

Walther PPK

As a last ditch effort to kill Declan (Richard Gere), The Jackal (Bruce Willis) produces a Walther PPK from his coat pocket before being shot again.

Walther PPK - .32 ACP.
Jackal draws his Walther PPK from his coat pocket.
Jackal fires his PPK behind his back.

Makarov PM

An empty Makarov PM is seen lying on the ground during the opening credits. An unknown person is also seen holding one during the credits.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov.
An empty Makarov PM during the opening credits.
An unknown man holding a Makarov during the opening credits.

Unknown Pistol

An unknown pistol is seen during the opening credits.

An unknown pistol during the opening credits.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch HK94SD

The Jackal (Bruce Willis) uses a Heckler & Koch HK94 chopped and converted to resemble a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 fitted with a fake "integral" suppressor to make it an MP5SD3. He uses it to dispatch the FBI agents in Isabella Zanconia's (Mathilda May) house.

Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 - 9mm.
Heckler & Koch HK94 chopped and converted - 9mm.
Jackal uses his Heckler & Koch "HK94SD" to finish off Agent McMurphy (Richard Lineback).
Jackal readies his "HK94SD" before shooting Major Koslova (Diane Venora) through the couch. The SD grips are missing from the suppressor.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

One of the Secret Service Agents is seen using a Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with a slimline forend.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with slimline forend - 9mm.
Circled in red.

Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW

One of the Secret Service Agents is seen using a Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW.

Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW - 9mm.
Circled in red.

Assault Rifles

M16A2

Members of the US Marine recon team Declan (Richard Gere) is paired with use M16A2 rifles. The prison guards at Declan's prison use them as well.

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm.
Prison guards use what appear to be M16A2s.
A recon Marine armed with an M16A2.
Marine to the left with an M16A2.

CAR-15

Some of the FBI SWAT teams use CAR-15 rifles of unknown variation.

Bushmaster HBAR Carbine - listed in the Bushmaster Sales catalog as "Bushmaster 16" Heavy Barrel Carbine" - 5.56x45mm.
An FBI SWAT member with a CAR-15.
Another shot of the rifle.

AKS-74U

The Russian MVD SOBR team during the bust in Moscow are all armed with AKS-74U assault rifles. Some are also seen during the film's opening credits.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm.
An AKS-74U seen during the opening credits.
MVD SOBR in Moscow armed with AKS-74Us.
Seen right holding an AKS-74U.

Unknown AK Variant

Two disassembled AK variants are seen during the opening credits.

Input? - Gunmaster45
Disassembled AKs.
Another shot.

One looks like an underfolder to me, the upper one is an AMD-65,with the stock folded.

AKS-74

A side-folding stock AKS-74 rifle is seen during the opening credits.

AKS-74 - 5.45x39mm.
An AKS-74 being picked up during the credits.

Look at the curvature of the magazine, it's a 7.62 mag not a 5.45. The forearm also lacks palm swells. Could be an AKM with a new plastic 7.62x39mm mag. Cause if you take a close look at the end of the barrel it doesn't have the AK-74's flash suppressor/compensator. Also to my knowledge there was newer an AK-74 in 7.62x39mm caliber there is an AK-103, but it is totally black finish (material like on the AK-74M, modernized).

Rifles

Mosin-Nagant rifle

Bayonet-fixed Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifles were seen in the hands of Bolshevik revolutionaries in the opening credits of the movie.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R

Sniper Rifles

Remington 700PSS

The Police Snipers protecting The First Lady (Tess Harper) are seen with Remington 700PSS rifles slung over their backs.

Remington 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod - .300 Win Mag.
A Remington 700PSS slung over a police sniper's back, circled in red.
Circled in red.

One of the police snipers is also seen using what appears to be a standard Remington 700 when viewed through Declan's scope.

You'd think Declan would know better than to point his rifle at an ally, but no.

Heckler & Koch SR9(TC)

US Marine sniper Akashi (Daniel Dae Kim) carries a customized Heckler & Koch SR9(TC), which like most Hollywood SR9 rifles is in fact a Heckler & Koch HK91 rifle mocked up as SR9 and fitted with a Swarovski LRS 3 (Laser Rangefinding Scope). He gives the rifle to Declan Mulqueen (Richard Gere), who uses the rifle to shoot the scope off of The Jackal's (Bruce Willis) automated machine gun. Akashi then uses the rifle to shoot the gas tank and ignite the fuel, blowing up the SUV housing the gun.

"Faux" Heckler & Koch SR9(TC) (in reality a mocked up HK91) - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Akashi shows Declan the Heckler & Koch SR9(TC). Note the forward assist, indicating a more realistic mock up than most "faux" SR9s in films.
Declan checks the LRS 3 scope on the Heckler & Koch SR9(TC).
Declan takes aim with the SR9(TC).
Declan flicks the safety off before firing. The Trigger pack looks like a modified G3 lower with S-F settings. The metal trigger packs for HK91s usually have 0-1 as the factory setup and HK91s were commonly used to impersonate SR9 rifles in Movies
Akashi shoots out the fuel tank on the SUV.

Launchers

WZ.83 Pallad D

A man in Porvoo uses a WZ.83 Pallad D to fire a less lethal round to stun a man before kidnapping him. In the typical Hollywood fashion, he is knocked off his feet and thrown back when hit, defying the laws of physics.

WZ.83 Pallad D - 40x46mm.
The kidnapper takes his WZ.83 Pallad D out of his van.
The kidnapper shoots the man with a less lethal ball from his WZ.83 Pallad D.

Heavy Weapons

"Polish ZSU-33 14.5mm" (Browning M2HB mocked up as KPV heavy machine gun)

For his job, The Jackal (Bruce Willis) purchases a heavy machine gun via online contacts. The weapon is identified in the film as a "Polish ZSU-33 14.5mm", which is in reality a Browning M2HB mocked up as a KPV heavy machine gun in 14.5mm. Both guns have a cyclic rate of 600 rounds per minute, but the Polish gun is said to have a rate of 1400RPM. The rounds Jackal uses are Depleted Uranium rounds, which he claims he uses for better "spall" on impact, even though in reality they are used because of their density and ability to penetrate armor. He notably uses it twice in the film, once to kill Ian Lamont (Jack Black), the man who built the automated mount for him, and again in the assassinate attempt. The mocked up weapon was supplied by Stembridge Gun Rentals.

Browning M2HB on M3 tripod - .50 BMG.
The readout for the Polish ZSU that the Jackal purchases. From the readout, it appears that the weapons cyclic rate is too fast for an actual Browning M2 and the Jackal asks for a MINIMUM caliber of 7.62x51mm NATO and the computer says it's 14.5mm.
Jackal unveils the Browning M2HB mocked up as a KPV heavy machine gun.
Jackal prepares to test the fake KPV as Lamont looks on.
Jackal aims the fake KPV at Lamont.
Close up on the muzzle of the fake KPV as it follows Lamont.
Jackal destroys Lamont and his vehicle.
Jackal sets up the fake KPV in his SUV.
The fake KPV ready to open fire.

Special

Note how when the Jackal turns the to Browning to Lamont the belt fed falls because it is not fixed to the guide.

Browning M2HB

A standard non-mocked up Browning M2HB is seen mounted on a humvee in US Marine base.

Browning M2HB on vehicle pintle mount - .50 BMG.
A soldier mans a Browning M2HB mounted on a humvee at a Marine base.

GE M134 Minigun

While never actually seen in the film, The Jackal (Bruce Willis) is offered a GE M134 Minigun by his contacts while purchasing a weapon on the computer for his assassination. It was the most obvious choice since he requested a weapon with a high cyclic rate, no lower in caliber than 7.62mm. Jackal claims he prefers non-American made weapons, and thus settles for the 14.5mm machine gun.

General Electrics M134 Minigun - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Jackal is offered a GE M134 Minigun by his contacts.


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