Sitting Target

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Sitting Target
Sitting Target Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Douglas Hickox
Release Date 1972
Language English
Studio MGM
Peerford Ltd.
Distributor MGM
Main Cast
Character Actor
Harry Lomart Oliver Reed
Pat Lomart Jill St. John
Birdy Williams Ian McShane
Inspector Arthur Milton Edward Woodward
MacNeil Freddie Jones
Marty Gold Frank Finlay
Maureen Jill Townsend


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:

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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) Rifle

In the final scene a police sniper fires a bolt action rifle that appears to be a No.4 Mk.I(T).

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I(T) with magazine and scope - .303 British
A police sniper fires from the rooftop. The general view of the rifle resembles Lee-Enfield.



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