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The Terrorists

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The Terrorists
Terrorists poster1.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Caspar Wrede
Release Date 1974
Language English
Studio Lion International
Rawley Film & Theatre
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Col. Nils Tahlvik Sean Connery
Ray Petrie Ian McShane
Martin Shepherd John Quentin
Ambassador Palmer Robert Harris
Captain Denver Norman Bristow
Mike Colin Prockter
Joe Richard Hampton
Pete Christopher Ellison
Eva Karen Maxwell
Colonel Donner Kaare Kroppan

The Terrorists (Original British title: Ransom) is a 1974 drama directed by Caspar Wrede starring Sean Connery and Ian McShane. Set in the fictional Scandinavian country of "Scandinavia" (actually Norway, but everyone speaks with British accents,) it deals with two hostage situations that are connected.

The following guns were used in the film The Terrorists (1974):


Beretta 76

Two of the terrorists on the plane are armed with Beretta 76 pistols.

Beretta 76 - .22 LR.
Beretta 76 with gray body, black grip and barrel - .22 LR.
Joe (Richard Hampton) with his pistol.
A soldier taken down by a terrorist.
In this shot, you can see that it has a gray body, but a black barrel attached.
The fake Shepherd holds a Beretta 76 on the fake Ambassador Palmer, while another fake terrorist with another Beretta 76 is behind them.


M1911-type pistols are seen a various points. There's not enough detail to see which type it is.

Colt Government Model M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Tahlvik grabs for an M1911.

Walther PP

Various characters, from terrorists to military personnel, are seen with Walther PP pistols.

Walther PP Pistol - .32 ACP
Mike (Colin Prockter) holds a Walther PP on Col. Tahlvik (Sean Connery) in the beginning.
A commando (uncredited) loads his Walther PP.
Colonel Donner (Kaare Kroppan) with his Walther PP.
The fake Shepherd with his Walther PP. This is a continuity error, as he had a Beretta 76 earlier.


Colt Detective Special

Ray Petrie (Ian McShane) carries a third generation Colt Detective Special in the film. Captain Denver (Norman Bristow) briefly takes it away.

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Petrie draws his DS on a stewardess.
Petrie greets Shepherd's group... or so he thinks.
Captain Denver points the DS at Petrie.

Colt Official Police

Martin Shepherd (John Quentin) and Eva (Karen Maxwell) carry Colt Official Police receivers with 6" barrels. Colonel Nils Tahlvik (Sean Connery) later takes from the terrorists.

Colt Official Police - 6" Barrel - .38 Special
A terrorist holds an Official Police on Ambassador Palmer (Robert Harris).
Shepherd with his Official Police during the traffic accident.
Eva fires her Official Police.
Tahlvik picks up the dropped revolver.
Terrorists COP 05.jpg

Colt Python

One of the terrorists, Pete (Christopher Ellison), pulls a Colt Python in the end.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
Terrorists Python 01.jpg


M1 Carbine

Scandinavian police and soldiers are armed with M1 Carbines.

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - .30 Carbine - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
Scandinavian police prepare their M1 Carbines.
Some of the commandos with M1 Carbines.


British Inch Pattern L1A1 SLR (Self Loading Rifle) chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO - Variation of the FN FAL rifle.
British soldier holds the L1A1 self loading rifle. He can be seen in documentary footage

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk II

Commandos are armed with Sten Mk II submachine guns.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
The commandos with the Stens as they try to locate the hidden observer.
Terrorists Sten 02.jpg

Machine Guns

Browning M2HB

The commandos have Browning M2HBs mounted on their M3 Scout Cars.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
Colonel Donner (Kaare Kroppan) next to the scout car's M2.
Terrorists M2 02.jpg

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