Machine Gun Preacher

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Machine Gun Preacher
MachineGunPreacher-Poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
RSA.jpg South Africa
Directed by Marc Forster
Release Date 2011
Language English
Arabic
Studio Relativity Media
Moonlighting Films
Distributor Relativity Media
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sam Childers Gerard Butler
Lynn Childers Michelle Monaghan
Paige Childers Madeline Carroll
Daisy Kathy Baker
Donnie Michael Shannon
Deng Souleymane Sy Savane
Crackhead Sean Patrick Leonard
Marco Mduduzi Mabaso


Machine Gun Preacher is a 2011 action-drama about the true story of Sam Childers, a drug-dealing biker, who found God and later became the savior of hundreds of Sudanese orphans and child soldiers. Gerard Butler stars as Childers, and the film is directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, World War Z).


The following weapons were used in the film Machine Gun Preacher:

Contents


Handguns

Smith & Wesson Model 36

A crackhead (Sean Patrick Leonard) pulls a Smith & Wesson Model 36 on Sam Childers (Gerard Butler).

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
The S&W-style cylinder release is seen here.
The five-shot cylinder is seen here.
A crackhead holds his revolver.

Shotguns

Sawn-off J.C. Higgins Model 20

Sam Childers uses a sawn-off J.C. Higgins Model 20 early in the film.

J.C. Higgins Model 20 - 12 gauge
Sam shoots the floor.
Sam holds his shotgun.

Sawn-off O/U shotgun

Sam's buddy Donnie (Michael Shannon) carries a sawn-off O/U shotgun in one scene.

Browning 5.25 O/U - 12 gauge
Donnie with his shotgun. This is the best shot of it in the film.

Mossberg 500

Sam grabs a Mossberg 500 from his personal collection.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 Gauge
A Mossberg 500 can be seen on the left in the cabinet.

Submachine Guns

PPS-43

Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) troops both are seen carrying PPS-43 submachine guns.

Soviet PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
An LRA member with a PPS-43 during the prologue.
The SPLA soldier on the left with a PPS-43.
The SPLA soldier in the middle with a PPS-43 with the stock extended.

Rifles

Norinco Type 56-1

Sam uses a Norinco Type 56-1 as his primary weapon for much of the film. Troops from both sides are seen using it as well.

Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
Sam fires his Type 56-1 during an ambush. Note the hooded front sight.
Sam with his rifle.
Sam with his rifle.
Sam holds his rifle.
Sam holds his rifle.

AKMS

William (Junior Magale) can be seen with a genuine AKMS.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
William with his AKMS. Note the narrow front sight, stamped stock and unported gas tube which distinguish this from the more common Norinco Type 56-1's seen in the film.
William's AKMS from the front. Note the open front sight.

Vektor R5 (Mocked up as Norinco Type 56C)

Deng (Souleymane Sy Savane) uses a Vektor R5 rifle mocked up as a Norinco Type 56C exclusively throughout the film. Sam examines it briefly.

Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
Norinco Type 56C (also known as the QBZ-56C) with 20-round magazine - 7.62x39mm
Deng's R5 on his bed. Note that for this non-firing scene, it would appear that a real bakelite AK-74 magazine has been shoved into the magazine well.
Sam checks the chamber, noting that it's dirty and needs cleaning.
Deng provides covering fire for Sam. Since this scene involves the rifle firing, a real R5 mag, which has been painted orange, is used.
This shows the cuts and shape of the R5 receiver.

Vektor R4 (Mocked up as AKMS)

Marco (Mduduzi Mabaso) uses a Vektor R4 mocked up as an AKMS for much of the film. Deng hands Sam one during the night attack on the orphanage.

Vektor R4 assault rifle of the South African forces with 50-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
Marco fires his R4.

Norinco Type 56

Various characters from both sides are seen using Norinco Type 56 rifles with pig-sticker bayonets.

Norinco Type 56 with under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Type 56 is seen at night.
A child soldier with a Type 56. His sling appears to be a braided leather belt.
The same child soldier surrendering his Type 56.
A wounded LRA member with his Type 56.

Vektor R4 (Mocked up as AKM)

Various characters from both sides are seen using Vektor R4 rifles mocked up as AKMs.

Vektor R4 assault rifle of the South African forces with 50-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
An LRA member fires blindly with his R4.
Nineteen (Percy Matsemela) with his R4. Note that his magazine are taped together "jungle-style".
Two SPLA soldiers fire on the LRA.

Zastava M70AB2

Various characters from both sides are seen using Zastava M70AB2 rifles.

Zastava M70AB2 folding stock rifle - 7.62x39mm
A child soldier with his M70AB2.
AJ (Ronnie Nyakale) with his M70AB2.

Vektor R5

Various characters from both sides are seen using unmodified Vektor R5 rifles.

Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
A child soldier with his R5.
An LRA member returns fire with his R5.
An LRA member returns fire with his R5.
The SPLA soldier on the right with an R5. The one on the left has a Type 56-1.

SKS

A sniper (Ikagene Mogotusi) opens fire on Sam with an SKS.

Russian Simonov Type 45 aka the Russian SKS rifle - 7.62x39mm
A sniper opens fire.
SKS is seen.

AKM

One of Dr. John Garang's (Fana Mokoena) soldiers appears to be armed with a real AKM.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
On the left, a soldier holding his AKM.

Colt Government Model HBAR

Sam picks up his personal Colt Government Model HBAR from his collection.

Colt Government Model HBAR, the A2 version of the AR-15 Civilian Rifle - 5.56x45mm (note the lack of a third position for burst mode for the selector switch)
Sam's rifle has a scope mounted.

Mauser 98 Sporter

Sam asks Deng to hand him a Mauser 98 Sporter when they are pinned down. He refers to it as "the Mauser".

Mauser 98 Sporter with scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Sam asks Deng to hand him a Mauser 98 Sporter.
Sam aims his Mauser.
Sam aims his Mauser.
The barrel of the rifle.
Sam with his Mauser.

Browning Automatic Rifle M1918A2

A member of the LRA fires a Browning Automatic Rifle M1918A2.

Browning Automatic Rifle M1918A2 - .30-06
On the jeep, the rebel is seen firing his BAR.
The rebel on the left fires his BAR. Note the carrying handle.

Heavy Weapons/Other

M79 Grenade Launcher

A member of the LRA fires an M79 grenade launcher during an attack.

M79 grenade launcher - 40x46mm
The rebel fires his M79.

RPK

A member of the LRA fires an RPK during an attack.

RPK light machine gun with 75-round drum magazine - 7.62x39mm
The rebel with the RPK (circled in red).

FN MAG 58

One of Sam's SPLA allies fires an FN MAG 58 during an ambush.

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
SPLA soldier fires the MAG 58.
SPLA soldier fires the MAG 58.

MG42

A member of the LRA fires an MG42.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92x57mm Mauser
MG42 is seen on the jeep.
The rebel fires the MG42.

RPG-7

Various characters, including Sam, are seen using RPG-7s.

RPG-7 - 40mm
Sam Childers aims the RPG-7.
Marco about to fire his RPG-7.
An LRA member grabs an RPG-7.
The same LRA member, incorrectly holding the RPG-7.

F-1 Hand Grenade

A child soldier has a F-1 hand grenade attached to his webbing.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
A child soldier has a F-1 hand grenade attached to his webbing.



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