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Big Trouble in Little China

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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

The following weapons were used in the film Big Trouble in Little China:



Beretta 92SB

Two members of the Chang Sing use the Beretta 92SB pistol in the standoff with the Wing Kong. It is noted as an SB model by the rounded trigger guard and ambidextrous safety.

Beretta 92SB - 9x19mm
A Chang Sing aims his Beretta 92SB.
He fires his Beretta 92SB at the Wing Kong.
Another Chang Sing fires a Beretta 92SB at the three storms.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

The Wing Kong Hatchet Man (Gerald Okamura) is seen with two custom Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolvers in cowboy style holsters. The revolvers are gold plated with ivory grips.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
The Wing Kong Hatchet Man (Gerald Okamura) with his two gold plated Smith & Wesson Model 19's.
Close up of the gun has he plays with it.
The Hatchet Man fires at the Chang Sing.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

A Smith & Wesson Model 29 is presented to Jack (Kurt Russell) by Egg Shen (Victor Wong) just before the final battle with Lo Pan. When explaining guns will do no good against Lo Pan, Egg removes the weapon (which had a 10⅝" barrel which was offered on the Model 29) to Jack saying "Here. This will make you feel better... like Dirty Harry" (the joke being that the movie also takes place in San Francisco).

Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver with 8 3/8" barrel - .44 Magnum
Egg Shen (Victor Wong) offers Jack the Smith & Wesson Model 29, but he opts to keep the TEC-9.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chiefs Special"

Eddie (Donald Li) ends up getting stuck with the Smith & Wesson Model 36 during the escape from Lo Pan's prison. Wang Chi (Dennis Dun) first tries to give it to Jack Burton. Jack trades it back to Wang for the TEC-9. Wang Chi then trades it to Eddie and gets the shotgun.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Wang Chi with the Smith & Wesson Model 36.
Eddie now with the Smith & Wesson Model 36, after trading the shotgun to Wang Chi.
Eddie with the Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Webley "WG" Army Model

A Webley "WG" Army Model revolver is used by one of the Wing Kong gang members in the alley fight against the Chang Sings.

Webley "WG" Army Model - .455 Webley
A Wing Kong draws the Webley.
He fires, starting the Chinese standoff.

Submachine Guns

Intratec TEC-9

Jack Burton's (Kurt Russell) main weapon during the movie is a 1984-1987 "button" sight Intratec TEC-9 (aside from his Gerber TAC boot knife). He recovers it from one of the Wing Kong in Lo Pan's underground dungeon when Jack knocks two of them out when flying back in the wheelchair he's in. Burton acquires the weapon after trading Wang Chi (Dennis Dun) the Smith & Wesson Model 36 given to him by Wang. Wang then trades the S&W Model 36 to Eddie for the Double Barreled shotgun.

Allegedly, a rubber stunt prop was also used, but it is unknown in which scene in particular given that the gun seen in most scenes is genuine.

Intratec TEC-9 (post-1987 version with stamped sight different from the version in the film) - 9x19mm‎
A Wing Kong with a TEC-9 before being taken out by Jack flying back in a wheelchair.
Wang Chi with the TEC-9.
Jack Burton now with the TEC-9, after swapping the S&W Model 36 back to Wang Chi for it.
Jack fires the TEC-9. Note the look Kurt Russell pulls, while he has handled firearms before. Jack Burton is a shit talker and it's probably the first time shooting at someone.
Eddie: "First time you ever plugged somebody?"
Jack: "Of course not."
Jack looks on in amazement at what he just did.
Jack now more comfortably fires the TEC-9.

Heckler & Koch HK94A3

One of the Chang Sings uses a Heckler & Koch HK94A3 chopped and converted to resemble a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 during the funeral shoot out with the Wing Kong. Later, a Wing Kong member uses a full-length HK94.

Chopped and converted Heckler & Koch HK94A3 - 9x19mm
Good side shot of the gun before he turns and fire.
He fires his Heckler & Koch HK94 at the Wing Kong.
Close up of the receiver.


One of the Chang Sings uses a MAC-10 during the shootout at their gang leader's funeral procession.

Ingram MAC-10 - 9x19mm
One of the Chang Sings fires a MAC-10.

Micro Uzi

When the three storms show up, one of the Chang Sings uses a Micro Uzi but it's no use. Since he fires only single shots it should be assumed he is armed with an Uzi pistol instead.

IMI Micro Uzi with 32 round magazine - 9x19mm
(center) A Chang Sing fires a Micro Uzi at the three storms.

M1928 Thompson

An M1928 Thompson is used by one of the Wing Kong to attack the Chang Sing funeral procession.

M1928 Thompson - .45 ACP
A Wing Kong fires the "Tommy Gun".
Close up.

Assault Rifles

Type 56

Several Type 56 assault rifles are seen being used by Wing Kong gang members. They can be identified as Type 56s given the smooth receivers and unique hooded front sights, but feature AKM slant muzzle brakes as did most American Imported Chinese AKs. Also seen in the hands of Lo Pan's security men during the initial escape from his underground lair.

Type 56 - 7.62x39mm.
Note the AKM slant muzzle brake and smooth top receiver.
He fires his Norinco Type 56.
Note the hooded front sight.
He fires his Norinco Type 56.


Remington Model 870

One of the Wing Kong uses a Remington 870 when the trio are trying to escape from Lo Pan's warehouse.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 gauge
A Wing Kong with a Model 870.
He fires at Wang Chi (Dennis Dun), but Wang does several somersaults dodging the bullets.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

One of the other weapons acquired from the Wing Kong during the escape from Lo Pan's prison is a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

Stoeger IGA 20" Coach side-by-side Shotgun - 12 gauge
Eddie with the Double Barrel Shotgun.
Wang Chi now with the shotgun, after sticking Eddie with the Smith & Wesson Model 36.
Wang Chi (Dennis Dun) with shotgun has they try to find where the women are being held.
Wang Chi holds the shotgun on Eddie creating a distraction, while Jack gets the women released.



What appears to be a Sterling Mk 6 carbine is visible to the right.
S&W Model 10's? - and what looks like a HK94 chopped longer than the usual MP5 length (or not at all)?


When escaping to his truck in the climax of the film, Kurt Russell came very close to losing his right eye and part of his face, when a squib went off too early.

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