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The following guns were used in the movie Nighthawks:

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Theatrical release poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Bruce Malmuth
Release Date 1981
Language English
Studio Martin Poll Productions
The Production Company
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Detective Sergeant Deke DaSilva Sylvester Stallone
Heymar "Wulfgar" Reinhardt Rutger Hauer
Detective Sergeant Matthew Fox Billy Dee Williams
Shakka Holland/Shakka Kapoor Persis Khambatta
Detective Inspector Peter Hartman Nigel Davenport
Lieutenant Munafo Joe Spinell
Police Commissoner Walter Mathews



NYPD Detectives Deke Dasilva (Sylvester Stallone) and Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams) use M1911A1s as their sidearms in the film.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Detective Deke Dasilva (Sylvester Stallone) draws his M1911A1 in the subway.
Det. Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams) holds his M1911A1 as he urges DaSilva to shoot.‎
The business end of DaSilva's M1911A1.

Walther P38

Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) uses a Walther P38 when being chased by Dasilva and Fox from a dance club into the subway tunnels.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
Wulfgar draws the Walther.
Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) fires his Walther.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) fires what looks like a S&W Stainless-Steel Model 629 in the indoor shooting range. He later uses in the final scene of the film.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 with 4" Barrel - .44 magnum.
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DaSilva draws his revolver, concealed in a plastic bag.

Astra Constable

During the hostage crisis on the sky-tram, Shakka (Persis Khambatta) is seen holding an Astra Constable.

Astra Constable - .22 LR, .32 ACP, .380 ACP
Shakka takes aim with the Astra Constable.


Remington 870

DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) uses a Remington 870 Police Folder with a sawed off barrel to make a high-risk arrest.

Remington 870 Police Magnum with stock folded - 12 gauge
DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) holds his Remington 870 with folding stock and sawed off barrel.

Winchester Model 1897

Det. Fox (Billy Dee Williams) uses a Winchester Model 1897 shotgun during the raid.

Winchester Model 1897 - 12 gauge. This is an imported copy of the non-take down version of the Winchester 1897 Shotgun (a Norinco 97W shotgun, imported by IAC).
Fox and DaSilva prepare to raid the apartment.
Fox (Billy Dee Williams) with the Winchester shotgun.‎

12 Gauge Double Barrel shotgun

Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) keeps a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun in another suitcase, along with several hand grenades and an Ingram submachine gun.


Submachine Guns


The MAC-10 is used both by Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) and Shakka (Persis Khambatta) as they hold hostages on the Roosevelt Island Tramway. Wulfgar also uses a MAC-10 earlier, when evading arrest in London. DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) uses a MAC-10 during the climactic showdown with Wulfgar at the city bus.

Ingram MAC-10 open bolt submachine gun - .45 ACP

‎Wulfgar keeps two MAC-10's in a suitcase (and several boxes of Remington and Winchester ammo).
‎‎Wulfgar holds the MAC-10 on hostages.
DaSilva has the MAC-10 put in his face.‎
Shakka points a MAC-10 at the hostages.

PM Wz. 63 RAK

Two PM Wz. 63 RAK submachine guns can be seen in a film that is running while Interpol agent Peter Hartman (Nigel Davenport) gives a lecture to NYPD officers on terrorism.

PM wzór 63 RAK - 9x18mm Makarov
Two Polish PM Wz. 63 RAK submachine guns is seen on a table in a video shown to the NYPD officers by Interpol agent Peter Hartman (Nigel Davenport).



Two NYPD officers can be seen with M16 rifles when the police arrive at the scene of the Roosevelt Island tram hijacking.

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider, used to imitate the M16A1 in many Vietnam era movies. This version has a 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A NYPD of the fictional A.T.A.C. (Anti-Terrorist Action Command) squad runs by with a M16.

Bolt action rifle

NYPD snipers use unidentified bolt action rifles. It can be seen clearly that it is being loaded with blanks

Remington Model 700 (1970s Production)Representing the style of rifle.
A sniper loads rounds into his rifle. The crimped ends of the blank rounds can be clearly seen.
A NYPD sniper takes position.


Mk 2 Hand Grenade

Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) has a suitcase full of Mk 2 hand grenades that are among the arsenal of weapons he brings to New York City. He later holds one of the grenades in his hand while leading hostages from the tram to a getaway bus.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Wulfgar opens the suitcase full of grenades.
Wulfgar brandishes a grenade as he leads the hostages towards the bus.

Gun Poster

When Hartman is giving a lecture to NYPD officers, we can see a poster behind him that shows a S&W 39, a S&W 59, several revolvers (they look like Colt and S&W), and what seems to be a Star model S.


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