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23-F Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country ESP.jpg Spain
Directed by Chema de la Pena
Release Date 2011
Language Spanish
Studio Lazona
Distributor Warner Bros Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Col. Antonio Tejero Paco Tous
Maj. Gen. Alfonso Armada Juan Diego
Juan Carlos I Fernando Cayo
Sabino Fernández Campos Mariano Venancio
Adolfo Suárez Ginés García Millán
Lt. Gen. Jaime Milans del Bosch Lluís Marco
Capt. Jesús Muñecas Aguilar Luis Zahera

23-F (full Spanish title 23-F: la pelicula (23-F: The Film)) is a 2011 Spanish historical drama movie directed by Chema de la Pena. The movie depicts the events of "23-F", an attempted coup d'état in Spain on 23-24 February 1981, performed by officers of the Guardia Civil.

The following weapons were used in the film 23-F:


Star Model BM

In full accordance with real events, Lt. Col. Antonio Tejero (Paco Tous), Capt. Jesús Muñecas Aguilar (Luis Zahera), Santiago Vecinos (Luis Callejo), Enrique Bobis González (Juan Alberto López), Carlos Lázaro Corthay (Tomás del Estal), and other Guardia Civil officers are armed with Star Model BM pistols.

Star Model BM - 9x19mm
Lt. Col. Antonio Tejero readies his pistol during the opening credits.
Tejero orders his people to assault the Congress.
An officer holds a security guard at gunpoint.
A pile of Star Model BM pistols and unidentified revolvers, taken from security guards.
An officer in the Congress of Deputies hall.
Tejero and his men in a standoff with Gen. José Aramburu Topete (Jesús Castejón), who tries to stop the coup.

M1911-style pistol

An officer, commanding the troops at the TVE broadcasting studio, hold an M1911-style pistol, probably a full-size Star model.

For comparison: Star Model B - 9x19mm
The officer draws his pistol.

Llama Pistol

When Lt. Gen. Jaime Milans del Bosch (Lluís Marco) surrenders his pistol when the coup fails, it appears to be a Llama, but the exact model is unknown.

The pistol resembles the late version of the Llama III, but lacks the ventilated rib along the barrel.

Unidentified Revolver

Some security guards at the Congress hall carry revolvers. These guns are most likely Spanish produced Astra or Llama models.

A security guard carries a revolver in holster.
A pile of Star Model BM pistols and unidentified revolvers, taken from security guards.

Submachine Guns

Star Z62

Some of Guardia Civil are armed with Star Z62 SMGs.

Star Z62
A Guardia Civil officer with a Star Z62 in a bus.
A Guardia Civil NCO holds a Star Z62.
Guardia Civil officers in the Congress hall.
A Guardia Civil officer at the background holds a Star Z62.



Most Guardia Civil personnel and Spanish Army soldiers are armed with CETME Model C rifles.

CETME Model C - 7.62x51mm NATO
Guardia Civil officers with CETME rifles in a bus.
The wooden handguard of the Model C is seen.
Guardia Civil officers threaten TVE cameramen in the Congress.
Guardia Civil officers on guard in the Congress.
A Guardia Civil aims his rifle at a member of Congress.
A closer view of the rifle.
Two soldiers with CETME Model C rifles in the TVE broadcasting studio.


Documentary footage of violence in post-Franco Spain shows various terrorists training with firearms (possibly the Basque separatist group ETA).

Smith & Wesson 59

A pistol with a slide-mounted safety that appears to be a Smith & Wesson 59 is seen in documentary footage.

Smith & Wesson 59 - 9x19mm

Parinco Model 3R

An SMG that is possibly a Spanish Parinco Model 3R is seen in documentary footage.

Parinco Model 3R - 9x19mm


An FN FAL with what appears to be wooden furniture is seen in documentary footage.

FN FAL "G Series" - 7.62x51mm NATO


M60 tanks and M113 APCs are seen when the Brunete Motorized Division under rebellious Gen. Jaime Milans del Bosch deploys the troops of the Brunete Motorized Division onto Valencia's streets. In reality, Brunete had M47 tanks that were unavailable during filming and replaced with roughly similar looking M60s of the Spanish Army Brigada Guadarrama XII.


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