Smith & Wesson 76

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Smith & Wesson M76 - 9x19mm‎
Smith & Wesson M76 with stock extended - 9x19mm‎

The Smith & Wesson 76 is an American submachine gun developed by S&W in 1967. It was originally developed for the U.S. Navy SEALs, who had been using the Carl Gustaf m/45 as their weapon of choice in Vietnam, but needed a replacement after Sweden imposed an arms embargo on the United States and stopped supplying the m/45. The Model 76 was developed in response to a list of requirements provided by the Navy SEALs.

The Model 76 was produced in small nubmers and saw limited combat service in Vietnam, and eventually S&W ceased its production in 1974. Although the Model 76's military service was brief, it saw some popularity among Law Enforcement and civilian markets. Until the early 1980s, Smith & Wesson also made a 16" barreled semiautomatic only carbine version of the same weapon for over the counter sales.

Though heavily inspired by the m/45, the Model 76 is not an exact clone, and featured several changes. Explicitly designed to be inexpensive, the M76 was primarily made of rolled and stamped metal parts.

In the 1980s, two firms MK Arms and Global Arms made variants of the M76 called the Mk760 with minimal commercial success.

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Specifications

(1967 - 1974)

  • Type: Submachine Gun
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm
  • Weight: 7.25 lbs (3.29 kg)
  • Length: 30.5 in (77.5 cm) with stock extended
  • Barrel length: 8 in (20.3 cm)
  • Capacity: 14, 25, 36
  • Cyclic Rate: 600 rds per/minute
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The Smith & Wesson 76 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Omega Man Charlton Heston Robert Neville 1971
Rosalind Cash Lisa
Hickey & Boggs Tom Signorelli Nick 1972
The Getaway Jim Kannon Cannon 1972
Prime Cut Lee Marvin Nick Devlin 1972
Across 110th Street Paul Benjamin Jim Harris 1972
Shaft's Big Score! A Gangster 1972
The Stone Killer Stuart Margolin Lawrence 1973
Hunter von Leer Graham
Cleopatra Jones Thug 1973
The Laughing Policeman Albert Paulsen Henry Camerero 1973
Magnum Force Kip Niven Officer Alan "Red" Astrachan 1973
Walking Tall Kenneth Tobey Augie McCullah 1973
Arch Johnson Buel Jaggers
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Robert Shaw Mr. Blue 1974
Martin Balsam Mr. Green
Hector Elizondo Mr. Grey
Earl Hindman Mr. Brown
Mr. Majestyk Mobsters 1974
Coonskin Prison guard 1974
Dog Day Afternoon John Cazale "Sal" With chopped barrel 1975
Breakout Mexican police 1975
Shadows in an Empty Room (Una Magnum Special per Tony Saitta) Robbers 1976
The Gauntlet Hitmen 1977
Black Sunday Robert Shaw Major David Kabakov 1977
Fritz Weaver FBI agent Sam Corley
Power Play Terrorists and soldiers 1978
The Survivors survivalist school students 1983
Exterminator 2 A thug 1984
Invasion USA Various terrorists Some with shortened barrels 1985
Hold-Up Montreal police 1985
Miami Supercops Terence Hill Doug Bennet 1985
Delmann's henchmen
Band of the Hand Al Shannon Dorcy . 1986
Last Action Hero Mobster at funeral 1993
Hollow Point Chinese Mafia 1996
We Own the Night NYPD ESU officers 2007
Street Kings Cle Shaheed Sloan Fremont 2008
The Dark Knight Heath Ledger The Joker 2008
Black Dynamite Michael Jai White Black Dynamite 2009
Henchmen
Elephant White in weapons cache, said to be used by Lee Marvin in Prime Cut 2010
Sinners and Saints A gangster 2010
Sicario A cartel gunman 2015

Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Miami Vice 1985
Miami Vice Sonny Landham Toad "Viking Bikers From Hell" 1986
The A-Team 1984-1989
Tour of Duty Ramon Franco Pvt. Ruiz 1989-1990
Hawaii Five-0 Thugs "La O Na Makuahine" (S3E01), "Hookman" (S3E15) 2012-2013

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Grand Theft Auto IV Unusable 2008
Mafia III 2016

See Also

  • Smith & Wesson - A list of all firearms manufactured by Smith & Wesson.


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