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The Train (1964)

The Train is a 1964 World War II film starring Burt Lancaster as a French railway inspector who joins the French Resistance effort to stop a German train carrying stolen works of art from returning to Germany. The film was directed by John Frankenheimer.


The following weapons were used in the film The Train:

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MP 40 Submachine Gun

Both the German Army and the French Resistance use the MP40 throughout the movie. Paul Labiche (Burt Lancaster) uses it during a nighttime raid and at the end when he confronts Colonel von Waldheim (Paul Scofield).

MP40 - 9x19mm
German soldier with a slung MP40.
Labiche (Burt Lancaster) stands aghast with his MP40.
Labiche (Burt Lancaster) with his MP40 as he stares down von Waldheim.


Mauser 98k Rifle

It appears that both the German Army and the French resistance use the Karabiner 98k rifles throughout the movie.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two Resistance members disguised as German soldiers pretend to guard Labiche (Burt Lancaster) and Didont.
A German soldier gets shot by Labiche.

MG42 Machinegun

The German Army uses the MG42 throughout the movie.

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
German gunners on top of the train prepare to execute French hostages in the film's climax.
Another shot from the same scene.

Maxim MG08 Machine Gun

It appears at the beginning of the movie the German sentries outside of the museum have a Maxim MG08 Machine Gun.The lighting is not very good unfortunately.

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two Germans manning a Maxim outside the art museum.

Beretta M1934

Pilzer (Arthur Brauss) uses a Beretta M1934 to shoot young French Resistance member Robert during the fake air raid blackout. It's only seen very briefly in the darkened train station before Labiche (Burt Lancaster) kills him. Von Waldheim (Paul Scofield) also has what appears to be one in a holster.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
Pilzer (Arthur Brauss) moves into position to shoot Robert on the roof.
Another shot of Pilzer (Arthur Brauss) getting into position.
Pilzer (Arthur Brauss) prepares to fire.
Von Waldheim (Paul Scofield) tries to draw his sidearm.



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