Hunter, The (1980)

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The Hunter (1980)

The Hunter is the 1980 action film that marked the final film role for Steve McQueen. The film dramatized the real life exploits of bounty hunter Ralph Thorson.

The following weapons were used in the film The Hunter:

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Handguns

M1911A1

The main handgun of bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson (Steve McQueen) is an M1911A1.

M1911A1 - .45 ACP.
Ralph 'Papa' Thorson (Steve McQueen) holds an M1911A1 to the head of Tommy Price (LeVar Burton).
Thorsen with his pistol.

Colt New Service

When Thorson goes to the sheriff's office, Sheriff Strong (Ben Johnson) pulls a Colt New Service revolver with custom grips in order to warn off the bounty hunter.

Colt New Service 1935-1936 - .357 magnum.
When Thorson goes to the sheriff's office, Sheriff Strong (Ben Johnson) pulls his Colt New Service revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Det. Spota (Richard Venture) is seen waving around his Smith & Wesson Model 36 when Thorson finds him at his home drunk.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 special - 5 shot
Spota (Richard Venture) waves around his Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Walther P38

Bernando (Thomas Rosales Jr.) holds a young girl hostage with a Walther P38 while confronting Thorson on the elevated train.

Walther P38 with black grips - 9mm
Bernando (Thomas Rosales Jr.) holds the Walther P38 on the young hostage.

Beretta Jetfire

Thorson (Steve McQueen) is seen carrying a nickel-plated Beretta Jetfire that is strapped to his ankle during the school confrontation.

A nickel Beretta 950BS Jetfire (.25 ACP‎) as used in The Spirit. The weapon pictured here was Eva Mendes actual pistol in the film.
Thorson (Steve McQueen) is seen carrying a nickel-plated Beretta Jetfire that is strapped to his ankle.

Shotguns

Ithaca 37

An Ithaca 37 shotgun with an extended mag tube is seen in Thorson's trunk when he goes to apprehend a bail jumper. Los Angeles police also are seen handling a 3-shot Ithaca.

Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
An Ithaca 37 shotgun with an extended mag tube is seen in Thorson's trunk when he goes to apprehend a bail jumper.
Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 Gauge
SWAT officer on the right handling a 3-shot Ithaca.

Remington 870

In Chicago, Thorson finds out that Bernando (Thomas Rosales Jr.), the bail jumper he's after, has a Remington 870 shotgun on his couch.

Remington 870 Police Magnum with stock extended and extended magazine - 12 gauge
Bernando (Thomas Rosales Jr.) sits on a couch next to a Remington 870 with extended magazine and factory pistol grip - 12 gauge.

Rifles

Winchester Model 70

A Los Angeles SWAT police sniper uses a Winchester Model 70 rifle.

Winchester Model 70 - .30-06
A Los Angeles SWAT police sniper uses a Winchester Model 70 rifle.


M16A1

In the climax of the film, Rocco Mason (Tracey Walter) uses an M16A1 fitted with a night scope to hold Thorsons wife hostage. SWAT officers are also seen with the M16A1.

M16A1 with 30 Round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Rocco Mason (Tracey Walter) uses an M16A1 fitted with a night scope.
At the bottom left, a SWAT officer is armed with the M16A1.

Other

Bean Bag Launcher

Thorson is seen using a launcher that fires bean bags to subdue the bail jumper.

Thorson is seen using a launcher that fires bean bags.



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