Them!

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Them! (1954)


The following weapons were used in the film Them!:

Contents


Revolvers

Colt Official Police

The New Mexico State Police use Colt Official Police revolvers.

Colt Official Police - .38 Special
Trooper Ed Blackburn (Chris Drake) unholsters his Colt Official Police and turns the light out so the unknown assailant (unknown to him, a giant ant) won't see him emerging from the room.
Blackburn prepares to meet his maker courtesy of giant mandibles.
Trooper Sergeant Peterson shoots at the ant.
Peterson comes to the conclusion his service revolver isn't doing much good.

Colt Detective Special

A Colt Detective Special is found by Sgt. Peterson in the destroyed camper at the beginning of the movie. FBI Agent Robert Graham (James Arness) shoots at an ant with a Colt Detective Special of his own later.

Colt Detective Special - .38 Special
The Colt Detective Special lying on the floor.
Sliding a pencil into the barrel, Peterson picks the Colt Detective Special up to examine it.
Graham is told by an offscreen Dr. Medford to go for the antennae.
He does precisely that.

Submachine gun

M1928 Thompson

After his Colt Official Police service revolver fails to slay the giant ant, Peterson runs and gets a M1928 Thompson from his patrol car. Agent Graham and several soldiers use them in later scenes as well.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
Peterson locks and loads.
Peterson gets medieval on the ant's abdomen.
Graham firing an M1928 Thompson with his eyes shut at the film's climax.

Rifles

M1 Garand

The soldiers at the film's climax use M1 Garand Rifles Several are fitted with grenade launchers.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Two soldiers take aim, one with an M1 Garand.
More Garands including two grenade-firing ones.

Winchester Model 1892

A Winchester Model 1892 is found at Gramps Johnson's (Matthew McCue) store with the barrel bent in half. It was mistakenly said later that Gramps fired .30-30s at the ants but the Model 92 was never chambered for .30-30. You can tell it is a '92 by looking at the short receiver, loading gate, and saddle ring.

Winchester Model 1892
The rifle lying on the floor.
Peterson examines the weapon as Blackburn looks on.
Captain Edwards examines the gun.

Rocket launcher

M20B1 "Super Bazooka" (3.5" Rocket)

An M20B1 "Super Bazooka" fitted with a bipod is used by Sgt. Ben Peterson (James Whitmore) and Major Kibbee (Sean McClory).

M20B1 "Super Bazooka" - 3.5"
Peterson, enjoying himself a little too much, takes aim.
Another bazooka used by Kibbee.

Flamethrower

M2 Flamethrower

Peterson wears an modified M2 Flamethrower accompanying Pat and Graham into the nest.

M2-2 Flamethrower
Peterson (right) wearing the flamethrower as the group enters the nest.
Peterson roasts a giant ant that comes out of the wall.
Peterson prepares to torch the queen's chamber.



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