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Sniper: Reloaded

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Sniper: Reloaded (2011)

Sniper: Reloaded is a 2011 American action thriller that is the fourth installment in the Sniper film series. Billy Zane returns as Richard Miller, the former NSC sniper who was the protégé of Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger) in the original film . In Sniper: Reloaded, Miller travels to the Congo to track down a rebel sniper being hunted down by Brandon (Chad Michael Collins), a young Marine sergeant who happens to be Beckett's son. The film was produced in South Africa, so many of weapons seen in the film are of that country's origin. Collins would return as Brandon in three more sequels: 2014's Sniper: Legacy, the fifth installment in the series (which also featured the return of Tom Berenger), 2016's Sniper: Ghost Shooter and 2017's Sniper: Ultimate Kill.

The following weapons were used in the film Sniper: Reloaded:


Sniper Rifles

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. 3

Sergeant Brandon Beckett (Chad Michael Collins) uses what appears to be a sporterized model of the Lee-Enfield rifle during his mission to take down the rebel sniper.

Sporterized Lee-Enfield SMLE No. 1 Mk. 3 - .303 British
Sergeant Brandon Beckett (Chad Michael Collins) holds the Lee-Enfield. Note the cocking piece and iron sight under the scope. These features likely make this a No. 1 Mk. 3 rifle, the original Lee-Enfield model, built from before World War I to the present day.
Beckett armed with the rifle.
A view down the barrel of Beckett's rifle.

Mauser 98 Sporter

A Mauser 98 Sporter is used by Martin Chandler (Patrick Lyster) and then Sgt. Beckett. A different Mauser is used by Richard Miller (Billy Zane) as well as a few of US Marine snipers whom Miller trains at Camp Lejeune.

German-style Mauser 98 Sporter, similar to the one used in the film, which doesn't have the "butterknife" style bolt action - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Mauser 98 Sporter is used by Martin Chandler (Patrick Lyster).
Beckett holds the rifle.
Chandler raises his rifle on the right.
A Marine sniper is seen using the Mauser in the background.
A Mauser rifle in the background.
Richard Miller (Billy Zane) holds the rifle.

Truvelo CMS

A US Marine sniper whom Miller trains at Camp Lejeune is seen using what appears to be Truvelo CMS sniper rifle. Later Miller also uses this rifle, which appears to be missing the plastic panels on the sides of the receiver, exposing the chassis of the rifle.

Truvelo CMS - .50 BMG
The Truvelo is used by a Marine sniper in the foreground.
A Marine sniper aims the rifle while training with Richard Miller (Billy Zane).
Miller provides cover with the rifle.

M24 Sniper Weapon System

The M24 Sniper Weapon System is supposed to be the weapon used by an enemy sniper Vincent "The Italian" Masiello (Justin Strydom) who attacked Beckett and his fellow Marines. Beckett mentions that one of the rounds found has the twist of the M24.

M24 Sniper Weapon System with Harris bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
The M24 Sniper Weapon System is used by an enemy sniper Vincent "The Italian" Masiello (Justin Strydom) who engages Beckett.
Masiello with his rifle.



CAR-15 carbines fitted with scopes and R.I.S. handguards in order to resemble the M4A1 Carbine are used by Sgt. Brandon Beckett (Chad Michael Collins) as well as other Marines in Congo.

Late 1970s model AR-15 Sporter 1 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
Beckett and another Marine are armed with CAR-15 carbines. These are not M4s as they don't have the removable carry handle.
Beckett fires his carbine.

A&K SPR Mod 0 Carbine

Another Marine is seen carrying an A&K SPR Mod 0 Carbine airsoft gun. This gun is a fictitious carbine variant of the Mk 12 Mod 0 SPR.

Airsoft A&K SPR Mod 0 Carbine
A Marine holds his carbine. Note 4 vent holes in the handguard, indicating a carbine-length barrel, unlike the Mark 12 SPR.


Some rebels are armed with M16A1 rifles.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A rebel on the right has an M16A1 on his back.

M16A1 with A2 handguard

Marines who train with Miller as well as other Marines in Congo are seen with the M16A1 with A2 handguard.

M16A1 with A2 style handguard - 5.56x45mm
A Marine fires his M16 as he comes under fire. This is an A1 model with A2 handguard.
Marines fire their rifles while training.

Vektor R5 (modified to resemble AKS-47)

The rebels use what appear to be at first glance AKS-47 rifles. However, based on their 5.56mm magazines and angled Valmet-style receiver design, these rifles are actually Vektor R5 rifles modified to resemble Kalashnikov rifles. Similar weapons have appeared in other films made in South Africa, such as District 9 or Strike Back.

Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
Type I AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
Some young militias are armed with the rifles.
A corrupt soldier fires what is supposed to be an "AKS-47" rifle, but the charging handle resembles the Vektor.

Vektor R5

Other unmodified Vektor R5 rifles are used by UN Forces.

Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
Three UN soldiers fire their Vektor rifles while under attack.

Vektor R6

What is referred to as an "AKS" being displayed to UN Forces appears to be a Vektor R6 rifle modified to resemble an AKS-74.

Vektor R6 - 5.56x45mm
AKS-74 - 5.45x39mm
Beckett holds what he says is an "AKS" rifle, but this is actually a modified Vektor R6.


Vektor Z88

Due to the film's production in South Africa, the Vektor Z88, the South African copy of the Beretta 92FS, appears to be the handgun used throughout the film in lieu of the Beretta.

Vektor Z88 - 9x19mm
Close-up of the pistol is held by Lieutenant Ellen Abramowitz (Annabel Wright).
Brandon fires the pistol.

LAR Grizzly Mk I

The LAR Grizzly Mk I is given to Sgt. Beckett by Miller. Miller says that it was a gift from Beckett's father as this was supposed to be the pistol seen at the end of Sniper.

LAR Grizzly Mk I - .45 Win Mag
The LAR Grizzly Mk I is given to Sgt. Beckett by Miller. Miller says that it was a gift from Beckett's father (this was supposed to be the pistol seen at the end of Sniper).

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is carried by military police at the end of the film.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is carried by military police while arresting Colonel Ralf Jäger (Richard Sammel).

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