Theatrical Release Poster
Sitting Target is a 1972 British-American crime drama directed by Douglas Hickox and starring Oliver Reed as Harry Lomart, an escaped convict who wants to kill his treacherous wife.
The following weapons were used in the film Sitting Target:
Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer
Harry Lomart (Oliver Reed) uses a detachable magazine-fed, select-fire Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer pistol with holster-stock and sniper scope. The gun dealer (Robert Beatty) who sells the pistol describe it as "Mauser pistol carbine, caliber 9 mm" which isn't correct as Schnellfeuer (and its Spanish full-auto counterparts) appeared only in 7.63 mm caliber. Mauser is also seen in hands of Birdy Williams (Ian McShane). The scope and the mount, mated to a right-hand-side bracket, would later reappear in Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope on Han Solo's (Harrison Ford) DL-44 blaster - which was manufactured from a Mauser C96.
Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The gun dealer attached the hoster-stock to the pistol.
Harry Lomart fires his Mauser.
A close view of the Mauser is seen when Harry threatens Maureen (Jill Townsend).
Birdy holds Harry's pistol.
Harry holds the pistol with attached holster-stock and sniper scope in the final scene.
Another view of the same scene.
Production image of Harry (Oliver Reed
) holding Mauser712 with stock and scope attached.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T)
In the final scene a police sniper fires a bolt action rifle that appears to be a Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T).
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T) - .303 British
A police sniper fires from the rooftop. The general view of the rifle resembles Lee-Enfield.