Last Grenade, The

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The Last Grenade
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Film poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Gordon Flemyng
Release Date 1970
Language English
Distributor Lockmore, Cinerama Releasing Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Maj. Harry Grigsby Stanley Baker
Kip Thompson Alex Cord
Katherine Whiteley Honor Blackman
Gen. Charles Whiteley Richard Attenborough
Gordon Mackenzie Andrew Keir
Terry Mitchell John Thaw


The Last Grenade is a 1970 mercenary war film starring Stanley Baker as Maj. Harry Grigsby who is double-crossed by his comrade Kip Thompson (Alex Cord). Harry’s chance for revenge comes when he is unofficially employed by the British government to hunt down Alex, who is wreaking havoc on the Chinese border with Hong Kong. Matters are complicated further when Harry falls in love with Katherine Whiteley (Honor Blackman) the wife of British General Whiteley (Richard Attenborough). Despite boasting a cast of famous actors the film is fairly obscure.
The following weapons were used in the film Last Grenade, The:

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Handguns

Single Action Army

Kip Thompson (Alex Cord) carries a Single Action Army as a secondary sidearm.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
Alex about to fire his Single Action Army. Gotta love that t-shirt!
Another view of Alex’s Single Action Army.

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* Signal Pistol

Harry carries a Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* Signal Pistols on the first infiltration operation.

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* Signal Pistol - 1 inch
Harry with flare pistol in hand.

Submachine Guns

Sterling L2A1

Several mercenaries carry Sterling L2A1 guns in the film.

Sterling Submachine Gun - 9mm
Harry carrying his Sterling.
One of Harry’s unit carrying his Sterling (apparently camouflage was optional in the 70’s).

Sa.23 submachine gun

Kip uses a Czechoslovakian Sa.23 Submachine Gun with a fixed wooden stock.

Czechoslovakian Sa.24 Submachine gun - 7.25 Tokarev
Kip firing his Sa.23 Submachine gun. Chinese mercenaries use No. 5 rifles in the background.
A good view of Kip’s Sa.23 Submachine gun.

Rifles

FN FAL

Gordon Mackenzie (Andrew Keir), Andy Royal (Julian Glover) and Terry Mitchell (John Thaw) all carry FN FAL rifles. All have synthetic furniture and wooden stocks.

FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm
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Terry firing his FAL.
Another view of Terry’s FAL.

Lee-Enfield No. 5 Jungle Carbine

The Lee-Enfield No. 5 Jungle Carbine rifle is the main weapon of the Chinese troops, it is also carried by mercenary troops in Africa.

Lee-Enfield No.5 Jungle Carbine .303 British
Chinese mercenary with No. 5.
Mercenaries with No. 5 rifles in the opening scene.
Harry in disguise with a No. 5 rifle.

Dummy Rifles

In the opening scene several mercenaries carry dummy rifles that resemble Lee Enfield No.4s. They lack detail and from the way they are handled it is apparent they are much lighter than real rifles.

The best screen-cap I could get. Still blurred.
Another view of the dummy guns. The dummy guns are only used in brief action scenes so getting a good screencap is tricky.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919 machine gun

Kip uses a Browning M1919 machine gun in the opening scene.

Browning M1919 - .30-06 on M2 tripod
Front view of the gun.
A rear view of the weapon, notice the spade grips.

Bren Gun

A Bren light machine gun is mounted on the British Landrover escort vehicle.

Bren Mk I light machine gun - .303 British
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Grenades

Mills Bomb

Harry carries several Mills Bomb grenades in his webbing.

Mills Bomb - High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
A close up of one of Harry’s Mills Bombs.

Heavy Weapons

Mortar

Andy (Julian Glover) uses a light mortar in one scene. This appears to be a British Ordnance SBML 2 inch Mortar, but is never seen properly so identification is impossible.

The mortar in action.



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