Merrill's Marauders

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Merrill's Marauders (1962)

Merrill's Marauders was a 1962 World War II film that tells the true story of a special American unit that conducted raids deep inside Japanese-occupied territory in Burma during 1942. Directed by Samuel Fuller (The Steel Helmet, The Big Red One), the film co-starred Claude Akins and Peter Brown and was made with the cooperation of the United States military. Jeff Chandler starred as General Merrill and sadly passed away a year before the film was released.


The following weapons were used in the film Merrill's Marauders:

Contents


Rifles

M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is the main rifle carried by the Marauders.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
The M1 Garand is used by Bullseye (Peter Brown).

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is carried by several officers including Gen. Frank D. Merrill (Jeff Chandler). Sgt. Kolowicz briefly uses one when his M1928A1 Thompson jams.

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
The M1 Carbine is carried by Gen. Frank D. Merrill (Jeff Chandler).

Arisaka Type 99

The Arisaka Type 99 was one of the main battle rifles used by the Japanese Army.

Arisaka Type 99 battle rifle - 7.7x58mm
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Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

The M1928A1 Thompson is the main weapon used by Sgt. Kolowicz (Claude Akins).

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
The M1928A1 Thompson being fired by Sgt. Kolowicz (Claude Akins).

Machine Guns

Browning Automatic Rifle

The Browning Automatic Rifle is one of the weapons seen in the hands of the Marauders.

Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
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Browning M1917

The Browning M1917 water-cooled machine gun is the heavy machine gun used by the Marauders.

Browning M1917 machine gun with tripod and ammo box‎ - .30-06
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Browning M1919A4

The Browning M1919A4 machine gun is also used by the Marauders.

Browning M1919A4 on M2 tripod - .30-06
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Browning M2HB

The Browning M2HB machine gun is briefly seen used during the final battle.

Browning M2HB on M3 tripod - .50 BMG
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Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun

Japanese forces are also seen engaging the Marauders with Type 92 Heavy Machine Guns.

Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun - 7.7x58mm
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Type 99 Light Machine Gun

Japanese forces are seen firing the Type 99 Light Machine Gun.

Type 99 light machine gun - 7.7x58mm Arisaka
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Other

M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher with M9A1 Rifle Grenade

An M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher is used by the Marauders to launch M9A1 Rifle Grenades.

M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher
M9A1 Rifle Grenade
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