Near Dark

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Near Dark (1987)


The following weapons were used in the film Near Dark:

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Pistols

Desert Eagle Mark I

Jesse Hooker (Lance Henriksen) carries a Desert Eagle Mark I along with a Single Action Army in the film.

Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I - .357 Magnum. First model of Desert Eagle put into production. Note the "teardrop"-shaped safety, the most distinctive feature of the Mark I compared to later Eagle models.
Jesse fires his Desert Eagle at the surrounding police.
Jesse with his Desert Eagle while telling Caleb that he fought for the south and lost when asked how old he was
Note the Millet adjustable sights.

Walther PPK

Mae (Jenny Wright) arms herself with what appears to be a stainless Walther PPK during the shootout.

Walther PPK stainless - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP
Mae checks the PPK's load.
Mae (Jenny Wright) chambers the pistol.

Revolvers

Single Action Army

In the shootout with the Kansas police, Diamondback (Jenette Goldstein) uses Jesse's Single Action Army.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model.
Diamondback fires the Single Action Army at the police
Jesse reloading his Single Action Army, note the custom grips.
Jesse prepares to shoot Caleb in the back.

Colt New Service

A Highway Youth (Tony Pierce) uses a Colt New Service when trying to hold up Jesse and Diamondback. Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) uses what appears to be the same gun in the shootout.

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 LC. The military version of this revolver is the M1909 (also chambered for .45 Long Colt)
The Highway Youth (Tony Pierce) puts his Colt New Service down Diamondback's shirt.
Caleb with the Colt while taking cover.
Caleb fires the Colt at the police.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

Loy Colton (Tim Thomerson) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 15 towards the end of the film.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 .38 Special
Loy draws his Smith & Wesson Model 15.
Jesse gives the bullet back that Loy shot him with.
Jesse continues to crush Loy's hand.

Smith & Wesson Model 60

The Smith & Wesson Model 60 is the weapon of choice for Homer (Joshua John Miller) in the film.

Smith & Wesson Model 60, stainless variant of the model 36 - .38 Special.
Homer sticks his Model 60 to Caleb's head.
Homer prepares to shoot a bar patron.
Homer fires his Model 60.
Close up of the Model 60.

Ruger Redhawk

A Ruger Redhawk with a 5.5" barrel is used by Severen (Bill Paxton) during the shootout with the police.

Ruger Redhawk with stainless steel finish - .44 Magnum
Severen's Ruger Redhawk by his side as he wakes up.
Severn draws his Redhawk after being blown back by a light burst.

Shotguns

Ithaca 37

Severen uses an Ithaca 37 at the beginning of the shootout with the police and later while fleeing in the van.

Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
Severen loads up the Ithaca
Servern gets ready to shoot the officer at the door.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

The bartender (Thomas Wagner) uses a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun to shoot Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) in the stomach.

Stoeger/IGA Coach imported side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge
The bartender loads up his shotgun.
The bartender shoots Caleb in the stomach.
The bartender is finally able to reload his shotgun, but isn't quick enough.
Severen with the bartenders shotgun.


Rifles

M16 (SP1)

The M16 is used by all but one Kansas Highway Patrol officers in the shootout at the motel.

The original M16, the first version, firing in a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash hider. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
An officer gets his M16 ready.
Another officer gets his ready.
Close up of a receiver.
An officer fires his M16, note the 3-prong flash hider.
An officer fires his M16, note the A1 flash hider.
An officer firing his M16.
An officer firing his M16, note the lack of forward assist..

Steyr SSG 69 PI

A scoped Steyr SSG 69 is used by one of the officers to shoot Caleb several times while trying to get to the van.

Steyr SSG 69 PI - 7.62x51mm
The officer with a Steyr SSG
The officer shoots Caleb several times.



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