Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The

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The following guns were used in the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)


M1903A3 Springfield

The M1903 Springfield rifles is seen in the hands of American troops during the World War I battle that runs backwards at the beginning of the film.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
A U.S. soldier comes back alive with an M1903A3 Springfield.
Martin Gateau with a slung M1903A3 Springfield as his father Monsieur Gateau (Elias Koteas) says goodbye to him.

Colt M1911A1

One of Captain Mike (Jared Harris)'s tugboat crewmen is seen holding an M1911A1 pistol during the battle with the U-boat. The one in the movie is fitted with wooden grips.

World War 2 issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP.
The crewman aims his M1911A1 at the U-boat.
Captain Mike gives his M1911A1 to a crewman.

Browning M2 Water Cooled

The water cooled version of the Browning M2HB machine gun is seen used on the tugboat when Button (Brad Pitt) and the crew engage the German U-boat.

Browning M2 Water Cooled - .50 BMG
A crewman gets to a Browning M2 Water Cooled.
A crewman fires his Browning M2 Water Cooled at the U-boat.
An FPS view of the Browning M2 Water Cooled. Note how the weapon is obviously loaded with blank rounds.


The MG42 is used by the German U-boat crew when they engage Button's tugboat.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92mm Mauser
A German U-boat crewman loads up his MG42.
The German crewman guns down many of the tugboat crewman with his MG42.

Oerlikon 20mm Cannon

A Oerlikon 20mm Cannon is also seen on the German U-boat.

Oerlikon Cannon - 20mm
An Oerlikon 20mm Cannon on a U-boat.

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