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Cobra (1986)

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Cobra (1986)

Cobra is a 1986 action film starring Sylvester Stallone as Lieutenant Marion "Cobra" Cobretti, a Los Angeles police detective who is assigned to protect a witness from a cult gang of murderers on the streets of Los Angeles. The film was directed by George Pan Cosmatos, who was just coming off directing Stallone in the blockbuster sequel Rambo: First Blood Part II. While opening at number one at the box office, the film ultimately proved to be a critical and financial disappointment. Sylvester Stallone adapted the screenplay from the Paula Gosling novel Fair Game (which was adapted again into a 1995 action film starring William Baldwin and Cindy Crawford).

The following weapons were used in the film Cobra (1986):



Colt Gold Cup National Match (Custom)

Lt. Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti (Sylvester Stallone) carries a customized Colt Gold Cup National Match as his sidearm throughout the film. According to armorer Steve Karnes, the weapon was special-ordered and built-up by Colt for Stembridge Gun Rentals to provide for the film. The weapon was fitted with custom grips and a converted 9x19mm barrel and slide. Special thanks to Mr. Karnes for providing info on this weapon.

Photoshop mockup of Cobra's pistol using an image of the Western Arms airsoft grips superimposed onto an image of a real Mark IV Series 70 Colt Gold Cup National Match (.45 ACP).
Perfect airsoft replica of Cobra's Colt Gold Cup NM made by Western Arms.
Cobra's Colt Gold Cup National Match. Note the markings and barrel.
The film's opening has Lt. Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti narrate while the Colt Gold Cup turns toward the camera. Note '9mm Conversion Unit' on the slide.
"You're a disease. And I'm the cure."
Cobra (Sylvester Stallone) aims his Colt at the Supermarket Killer.
Best view of the grips.
Note magazine loaded with Glaser Safety Slugs.
Cobra prepares to clean his custom Colt Gold Cup National Match.
Note the tapered barrel.
Note the flat top of the slide.
Cobra with his Colt before for making the escape to his truck.

Colt Government Model

Sergeant Tony Gonzales (Reni Santoni), Cobretti's partner, carries a Colt Government Model near the end of the film. His Gov't Model appears to have a stainless hammer and trigger. He is previously seen with what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Colt Government Model (Pre-Series 70 Commercial M1911A1) blued with stainless hammer - .45 ACP
Sgt. Gonzales checks his Colt Gov't Model M1911A1, before going to sleep. Note stainless trigger.
Gonzales fires his Colt Government.
Gonzales continues firing his Colt.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Captain Sears (Art LaFleur) and Detective Monte (Andrew Robinson) are seen carrying Smith & Wesson Model 36s at the beginning of the film. Nancy Stalk (Lee Garlington) is also seen using one towards the end of the film.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 'Chief's Special' - .38 Special
Cpt. Sears & Det. Monte with their S&W Model 36s as they try to figure out a plan to stop the supermarket killer.
Stalk shoots a guard with a Model 36.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

In the opening scenes the Smith & Wesson Model 15 is used by several of the cops. A security guard uses one when Ingrid is first attacked by the Night Slasher after a modeling shoot.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 'Combat Masterpiece' - .38 Special
A uniform police officer with a S&W Model 15.
Another officer with a Model 15.
The security guard fires his Smith & Wesson Model 15.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

A Smith & Wesson Model 10 is seen being used by one of the gang members.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 - .38 Special
The gang member wields what appears to be a S&W Model 10.
The gang member with the revolver.

Submachine Guns

Jatimatic SMG

The Jatimatic SMG is used by Cobra in the movie. In several scenes the Jatimatic is seen fitted with an early model Laser Products Corp. (today known as Surefire) laser sight - most likely a LPC Model 7.

The Jatimatic is a Finnish 9mm submachine gun developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s by Jali Timari, making its debut in 1983, manufactured (initially) by Tampereen Asepaja Oy (TAO) and later by Oy Golden Gun Ltd (as the GG-95 PDW, re-introduced unsuccessfully in 1995). Cobra marked one of the few prominent appearances of the weapon in media.

Jatimatic SMG - 9x19mm
Cobra (Sylvester Stallone) returns fire from his Jatimatic SMG.
The dissembled Jatimatic SMG.
Cobra assembles his Jatimatic SMG.
Cobra fires his Jatimatic SMG, as he and Ingrid make their escape. Note the shoulder holster worn by Stallone which carries the SMG and several spare mags.

Heckler & Koch HK94

Two SWAT members are seen with Heckler & Koch HK94s on top of the supermarket roof at the beginning of the film.

Heckler & Koch 94 carbines (HK94A2 at top, HK94A3 at bottom) with front pistol grip & barrel shroud - 9x19mm
A SWAT member with an HK94A3.
Another SWAT officer with an HK94A2.


Remington 870 'Witness Protection'

The Supermarket Killer (Marco Rodríguez) uses a Remington 870 'Witness Protection' shotgun when he goes on a rampage at the start of the film.

Remington 870 'Witness Protection' - 12 Gauge
Side view of the 870, before the killer goes on the rampage. Note the small blade sight, indicating it as a 'Witness Protection' variant rather than a sawed-down standard 870.
The Supermarket Killer (Marco Rodríguez) with his 870.
The Supermarket Killer fires his shorty 870.

Sawed-Off Double Barrel Shotgun

The 'Night Slasher' (Brian Thompson) uses a Sawed-Off 12 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun when he and his gang go after Ingrid (Brigitte Nielsen) after she's released from the hospital.

Remington Spartan Sawed Off shotgun - 12 Gauge
Night Slasher (Brian Thompson) shoots at Cobra and Ingrid during the first chase.
Night Slasher fires his shotgun at two tankers causing them to explode.
Night Slasher with his shotgun at the climax of the film.

Ithaca 37

Nancy Stalk (Lee Garlington) carries a pistol-gripped Ithaca 37 with an extended magazine tube when chasing after Cobra and Ingrid at the end of the film.

Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube and pistol grip - 12 Gauge
Stalk with her Ithaca as she goes through the orchard.
"Die bitch!"
Stalk (Lee Garlington) pumps her Ithaca.

Remington 870

A gang member uses a Remington 870 at the motel shootout.

Remington 870 Police Folder with extended magazine tube (stock extended) - 12 Gauge
A gang member fires his 870 at the motel shootout.

Over/Under Shotgun

An Over/Under Shotgun is used by one of the gang members.

Browning Over/Under Shotgun - 12 Gauge
The gang member fires his O/U shotgun.

Rifles / Carbines

Ruger AC556

One of Night Slasher's gang members uses a Ruger AC556 when trying to take out Cobra (Sylvester Stallone) and Ingrid (Brigitte Nielsen) after she's released from the hospital.

Stainless Steel Ruger AC556 with Factory Folding Stock - 5.56x45mm
A gang member fires his AC556.
The gang member with his Ruger AC556.

Winchester Model 70

What appears to be a scoped Winchester Model 70 is seen twice in the film - First in the hands of one of the SWAT officers during the supermarket indicent, and later in the hands of one of Night Slasher's gang members.

Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 with scope - .30-06
A SWAT sharpshooter with a scoped Winchester Model 70.
The gang member aims the scoped Model 70.
The gang member with the Winchester Model 70.

M16 Rifle

A gang member is seen with an M16 Rifle (likely an AR-15 SP1) with three-prong flash hider.

Original M16 Rifle with 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash hider. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
A gang member with an M16 as they take over the town. Note the flash hider.


MK 2 Hand Grenade

When Cobra is getting prepared at the motel the night before the shootout, he takes three MK 2 Hand Grenades out of his bag.

MK 2 Hand Grenade
Cobra sets down three MK 2 Hand Grenades.

See Also

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