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Funeral in Berlin

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Funeral in Berlin
Film poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Release Date 1966
Distributor Paramount
Main Cast
Character Actor
Harry Palmer Michael Caine
Johnny Vulcan Paul Hubschmid
Colonel Ross Guy Doleman
Samantha Steel Eva Renzi
Hallam Hugh Burden
Colonel Stock Oskar Homolka

Funeral in Berlin is the 1966 sequel to 1965's The Ipcress File. The film was directed by Guy Hamilton and produced by Harry Saltzman, both veterans of the James Bond film series. Michael Caine returns as Harry Palmer. This was the second of three consecutive Harry Palmer films, which concluded with 1967's Billion Dollar Brain (Caine would return for two more television films that were not adapted from the Len Deighton novels).

The following weapons were used in the film Funeral in Berlin:



Korth Blank Firing Revolver

Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) uses a Korth blank firing revolver in the exterior scenes in Berlin. See the discussion page for extra details.

Korth blank/gas-firing revolver. Over 20,000 were made from 1956 to 1964.
Harry with Korth revolver in a publicity still.
The details of the Korth are clearer, including the ring hammer and pronounced sights.

Colt Detective Special

In a continuity error, Harry’s revolver becomes a Colt Detective Special when he checks it in his hotel room. This could be due to the interior scenes being filmed in Britain, where the German props were unavailable.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special


Frommer Stop

One of Kreutzman’s henchmen uses a Frommer Stop.

Frommer Stop - .380 ACP
Close up of the pistol

Mauser HSc

One of the Israeli agents is armed with a Mauser HSc.

Mauser HSc with plastic grips - .32 ACP
Note the distinctive shape of the trigger guard.

Walther PP

Several characters use the Walther PP during the film.

Walther PP - 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP)
Johnny Vulcan with his Walther PP.
A close up of Johnny's Walther PP.
Sam carrying her Walther PP.

Unidentified pistol

One on the Israeli agents is seen briefly carrying an automatic pistol of some form. The scene is very quick so identification is tricky.


Submachine Guns

Sterling Mk. IV

Several characters use the Sterling Mk. IV.

Sterling Mk. IV - 9x19mm
An Israeli agent with a Sterling.
An East German policeman with a Sterling. Given his occupation and nationality, a PPSh-41 would be a more likely weapon of choice.

Sten Mk II

A Sten Mk II is used by the Israeli agent and is briefly used by an East German border guard. This is a Mk II as it has a metal T-stock and no pistol grip, but is fitted with a Mk V sight (see discussion for extra notes).

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Sten Mk II, note the lack of pistol grip. Just visible is the metal T stock.
The bottom of the stock is clearer in this image.
The Mk V sight is clearer in this image.
East German Border Guard firing the Sten.


Sturmgewehr 44

The Sturmgewehr 44 is used by East German Border Guards and police.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92 Kurz


One of the East German Guards carries a folding-stock AKS-47 rifle. In a continuity error this becomes a standard fixed stock version of the AK rifle, but as most of the weapon is not visible, identification is impossible.

AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
An East German border guard armed with an AKS-47.
The wooden stock of the AK rifle is visible.

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