Most Wanted

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Most Wanted (1997)

The following weapons were used in the film Most Wanted:

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Colt M1911A1

A M1911A1 with a Laser Products 310R flashlight (now SureFire) and wooden diamond grips (usually mounted on pre-1924 1911s) is the handgun used by James Dunn (Keenen Ivory Wayans) many times in the film. He steals from a SWAT officer during a raid. The LAPD SWAT used these guns for the reason explained in the Speed page. Dr. Victoria Constantini (Jill Hennessy) is seen pointing this weapon when Dunn returns to the hiding place after being chased by a running mob. To support his interpretation of a Marine, the actor keeps an excellent trigger discipline throughout the film. The handgun is unusually a military 1911A1 chambered in .45 ACP, a rare choice for a movie since 1911s used often are commercial versions converted in 9mm. In some minor scenes the pistol changes into a commercial Government Model with spur hammer, which anyhow retains the parkerized finish of the military version.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1.
During the initial contention, Dunn's senior officer points a M1911A1 at his head to force him to execute the order during the operation Desert Storm. This is a mistake since the Marines in 1991 had already replaced the old Colt with Beretta M9s, including in STA platoons (with the only exception of some units specially customized for the MEU).
Dunn changes clothes in a restaurant restroom.
Dunn does a brass check on his M1911A1 before entering the police headquarters. As it's rare to see in the movies, he keeps his finger away from the trigger.
Dunn confronts the general in the elevator.
Dunn shoots in the air...
...and terrorizes the shopping center's customers.
Colt Commercial/Miltary converted M1911A1 - .45 ACP. This is a rare collectors item.
Dunn is ready to use the weapon when a police officer is likely to get too close. Commercial marks are slightly visible.
Dunn holds the weapon when a security guard calls him.
Note the commercial marks.

Beretta 92FS

Beretta 92FS makes many appearances in the movie, since at the time of the film it was the standard issue of the U.S. Army and LAPD. Gen. Adam Woodward (Jon Voight) is seen using a Beretta 92FS in the final scene.

Beretta 92FS.
The security guard brings his hand close to the gun.
The general's men run to protect him.
Kenny Rackmill (Paul Sorvino) give a Beretta to Gen. Woodward (Jon Voight) to kill Dunn.
Gen. Woodward points the weapon at Dunn...
...and shoots.

Beretta 92SB

When Dunn disarms General Woodward (Jon Voight) in the elevator he pulls out from his M12 holster a Beretta 92SB.

Beretta 92SB.
Note the lack of finger step.

Smith & Wesson 39

Assistant Deputy Director Spencer (Eric Roberts) carries a nickel plated Smith & Wesson 39 in his shoulder holster. The weapon is most noticeable when CIA Deputy Director Kenny Rackmill (Paul Sorvino) disarms him.

Smith & Wesson 39-2, nickel finish - 9x19mm
Spencer carries the gun in his holster.
Rackmill draws Spencer's Smith & Wesson 39.
Rackmill holds Spencer's Smith & Wesson 39.

Glock 17

During the raid in the mall one of the CIA agents is armed with a Glock 17.

Glock 17.
G17CIA1.jpg

SIG-Sauer P225

During the opening scene Dunn's lieutenant pistol switches from a M1911 to a SIG-Sauer P225 in a continuity error.

SIG-Sauer P225 - 9x19mm.
The gun is clearly a SIG.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

CIA Deputy Director Kenny Rackmill (Paul Sorvino) points a nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36 at Spencer.

Nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
The gun looks smaller in the massive hands of the actor.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

LAPD SWAT officers use Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and Navy trigger group.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and Navy trigger group - 9x19mm
SWATs examine the hole.
Dunn fires the MP5.
Note the Colt Series 70 in an early Safariland holster.

Colt M16A1 with A2 Style Handguards

Soldiers use M16A1 with A2 Style Handguards. Capt. Steve Braddock (Wolfgang Bodison) is seen several times use this weapon. In the final sequence, Dunn (Keenen Ivory Wayans) is seen to use one of these with laser and scope (in a typical Hollywood sniper rifle configuration).

Colt M16A1 with A2 Style Handguards.
Note the A1 style upper.
Woodward's men ambush Dunn. Despite the absence of the silencer the sound is attenuated.
A soldier shoots on the roof of the police station.
Dunn comes from the dark.
Dunn with the sniper M16.
Note the magazine marks.

Benelli M1 Super 90 SBS

Some of the LAPD SWAT officers are armed with Benelli M1 Super 90 SBS with Laser Products (now SureFire) 617FG flashlight while looking for Dunn.

Benelli M1 Super 90 SBS with pistol grip and SureFire 617FG. This version fabricated between 1993 and 1997 was produced under license by H&K. It was often used by SWAT. - 12 gauge
SWAT officers enter the kitchen.
Note the profile of the weapon. Is clearly absent the presence of improved sights.

Suppressed Sako M995 TRG-S

During the first part of the film a take-down Sako M995 TRG-S is used by several characters, including Dunn (Keenen Ivory Wayans). In a typical Hollywood inventive, the rifle uses an ice ammunition. This is impossible and has been debunked on the tv program Mythbusters. Since there is no information of a take-down version of this rifle (a separation is notable in the half of the stock and the barrel) it is presumed that it is rare and is available in the film production armamentarium. Therefore this is probably the same rifle used in movies like Absolute Power, All About the Benjamins and many TV series.

Sako M995 TRG-S.
The ice bullet.
A good view of the rifle.
Dunn prepares to execute the order.
Dunn poits at Donald Bickhart (Robert Culp).
Note the detachable stock.
One of Woodward's men tries to find Dunn in the crowd.

Remington M40A1

Gunnery Sergeant James Dunn (Keenen Ivory Wayans) uses a Remington M40A1 with bipod in the starting scene.

M40A1 sniper rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
Dunn sets the scope.
Note the bipod.
Note the camo finish.

M83 Smoke Grenade

SWAT team uses M83 Smoke Grenade.

M83 smoke grenade
Note the groove in the upper part, typical of the M83 and not present on M18 or AN/M8.

Unknown Sniper Rifle

One of Woodward's man on the roof carries a unknown sniper rifle. The rifle seems silenced and the stock has a complete profile, like a military bolt action.

Note the stock.
Note the suppressor.



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