Southern Comfort

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Southern Comfort (1981)

Southern Comfort is a 1981 thriller directed by Walter Hill (48 Hrs.) that centers around a National Guard patrol who find themselves being hunted by a group of Cajun locals in the swamps of Louisiana.

The following weapons are used in the film Southern Comfort:


M16 Rifle Colt Model 602

Most of the National Guardsmen in the film including Cpl. Hardin (Powers Boothe) and Pfc. Spencer (Keith Carradine) are seen carrying the M16 rifle, which have been modified to fire blanks as well as live ammunition.

The original M16, the first version, firing in a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Army in Vietnam. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1 - 5.56mm
Pfc. Stucky (Lewis Smith) fires the M16. Note the lack of a forward assist.
Pfc. Spencer (Keith Carradine) opens fire with the M16.

MGC Replica M16 rifle

A number of characters were seen carrying MGC M16 Replica rifles for scenes where they didn't carry the blank-firing M16 rifles.

The MGC M16 Assault rifle: a non firing metal replica built by the Model Gun Corp of Japan and one of the most used non firing replicas of the M16 in movies and television
Cpl. Lonnie Reece (Fred Ward) holds the MGC replica.
Closeup of Reece's M16 replica. Note the fake forward assist.
Spencer is seen with a bayonet fixed to the rifle.

M60 machine gun

Pfc. Stucky (Lewis Smith) uses his M60 to fire blanks at the Cajun locals in a joke which sparks the backlash for the rest of the movie.

M60 machine gun with bipod folded - 7.62x51mm NATO
"Let 'em have it! Take no prisoners!" Pfc. Stucky (Lewis Smith) uses his M60 to fire blanks at the Cajun locals.

Hopkins & Allen Scheutzen Rifle

Several Cajun hunters use what Hopkins & Allen Scheutzen Rifles while hunting down the National Guard members.

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Remington Rolling Block

The Cajun Hunter (Sonny Landham) holds what appears to be a Remington Rolling Block rifle as Hardin is wounded during the finale.

The Cajun Hunter (Sonny Landham) holds the rifle.
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Winchester Model 1886

A Winchester Model 1886 is found in the Cajun Trapper's shack - .45-70.

Winchester 1886 - 45-70 Govt
Cpl. Lonnie Reece (Fred Ward) holds the Winchester Model 1886 in his left hand. Note the handguard, handguard endcap and the octagonal barrel.

Marlin Model 1895

A Marlin Model 1895 is used by the Cajun Trapper (Brion James) near the end to threaten Pfc. Spencer and Cpl. Hardin, It's either a .444 or a .45-70.

Marlin 336A Carbine - .30-30 Carbine
A Marlin Model 1895 is used by the Cajun Trapper (Brion James).

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