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Eraser (1996)

The following weapons were used in the film Eraser:



EM-1 Railgun

The EM-1 Railgun (EM standing for "Electro Magnetic"), a fictional railgun, is the film's prominent weapon. The weapon is described as being able to "fire caseless aluminum rounds at close to the speed of light", which is dubious for all manner of reasons; power consumption and heating would both be impossible to deal with in an infantry weapon, but the main issue would be how a C-fractional bullet would interact with the air around it. The projectile would be superheated almost instantly and burn up before it left the barrel, with the gun effectively firing a stream of plasma that would rise and dissipate; the result would be more like a hot steam gun than a projectile weapon. If it didn't, the projectile would interact with the atmosphere like a large meteor, creating a massive superheated trail that behaved like a directional nuclear explosion, including wake radiation in the area behind it. Far from throwing victims into the air, it would drill a hole through them so cleanly and quickly they'd barely notice in the instant before they and the entire surrounding area were obliterated by the wake. The shooter would likely end up with an EM-1 shaped hole in them and an equally large trail of destruction going in the opposite direction from the gun shooting itself backwards with similar velocity to the projectile.

The weapon is fitted with a variable magnification "X-Ray" scope, allowing the user to see through solid walls and showing human targets as skeletons, with the user able to mark his shot to their visible beating heart. The scope is a Hollywood invention; any X-Ray that could pass through steel, brick or concrete would not reflect off soft tissue or bone and pass through denser material again to get back to the detector, it would simply go through the less dense material and carry on. Real X-Ray machines work by firing X-Rays from an emitter on one side at a plate on the other, with bones and other dense structures showing up because they do not allow the rays to pass through; the traditional X-Ray with white bones is a negative, showing where the rays did not pass through, not where they were reflected back at the emitter. The net result is that the scope wouldn't actually display anything at all unless the entire area was saturated with lethal radiation or an emitter were present on the opposite side of the target.

Multiple prop versions of the EM-1 were built for the film, ranging from simple rubber and plastic props (e.g., those used in the container drop scene) to functioning "hero" versions made out of plastic, metal, cast resin, and fiberglass that featured CO2 cannisters (used to create the steam effects that are visible when the EM-1 is fired). At least one of the "hero" EM-1 props was sold in a 2018 auction by Heritage Auction.

"Hero" EM-1 Railgun prop used in Eraser. This is one of the actual screen-used props auctioned in 2018. Note that it features 2-black air compressor FX cables, emanating from the rear grip, which were used to create steam/smoke effects when the gun was discharged. The projectiles, however, were generated using computer imagery effects.
One of the screen-used prop crates of EM-1s, as it appeared in a different Heritage Auction listing in 2019. All four of the guns in this crate are the hard rubber cast versions.
The EM-1 seems to use a recoiling barrel operation similar to a Browning A5 shotgun.
An assassin checks Lee Cullen's (Vanessa Williams) house with his EM-1 gun.
Agent Calderon (Nick Chinlund) fires his EM-1 Railgun. The scope looks like a cam-corder with some type of green flashlight inside.
John Kruger (Arnold Schwarzenegger) fires dual EM-1 Railguns.
A shipment of EM-1 guns lays sprawled on the ground.


Glock 21

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Kruger (Arnold Schwarzenegger) carries a 2nd Generation Glock 21 as his sidearm, sometimes with a suppressor.

Although IMFDB for years mis-identified this weapon as a 2nd Generation Glock 17, the weapon noticeably features two visible two locking block pins (which would not be present on a Gen 2 Glock 17), and the larger grip, which identify this weapon as a Glock 21. The weapon's identity was also confirmed in 2018, when it was auctioned on Heritage Auction’s website - pictures of the screen-used weapon appear below.

Glock 21 (2nd Generation) - .45 ACP. The weapon pictured here is the actual screen used pistol that Arnold Schwarzenegger carried in the film; this gun was auctioned off by Heritage Auction in 2018.
Opposite view of the screen-used Glock 21 from Eraser, showing both the filed-down barrel lock-up (an indicator of a blank-adapted firearm) and the serial number (AYK817, which matches a batch of G21s manufactured in July 1994). - .45 ACP
Kruger smacks the magazine into his Glock 21 during the opening credits.
Deputy U.S. Marshal John Kruger (Arnold Schwarzenegger) threads a suppressor onto his Glock 21.
Kruger (Arnold Schwarzenegger) with his suppressed Glock 21.
Kruger checks the woman's house with his suppressed Glock 21. Note the visible two locking block pins, confirming this to be a Glock 21.
Kruger holds the Glock after exchanging gunfire with Deguerin.

Glock 17

Some of the rogue U.S. Marshals in the film use Glock 17s. Kruger grabs one from a thug during the final confrontation in the warehouse by the docks, and later dual-wields it with a Beretta 92FS. (The pistol appears to be a G17 and not the G21 that he used earlier in the film, as it has a narrower slide, which is a key visual distinction between the G17/G22 and the G21.)

Glock 17 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Kruger crawls under the warehouse floor armed with a captured Glock 17 in his right hand.

Beretta 92FS

Both Deputy Marshal Calderon (Nick Chinlund) and Deputy Marshal Monroe (Danny Nucci) carry the Beretta 92FS as their sidearm. Kruger dual-wields a Beretta along with a Glock 21 at one point in the film. J-Scar (Mark Rolston) uses the 92FS as well. During the final gunfight, Tony Two-Toes (Joe Viterelli) also carries the weapon.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Deputy Marshal Monroe (Danny Nucci) chambers his Beretta 92FS before entering the house.
An assassin enters Lee Cullen's house with his suppressed Beretta 92FS at the ready.
An assassin hides behind a door in the woman's house with his Beretta 92FS, waiting to jump Kruger.
Deputy Marshal Calderon (Nick Chinlund) holds the empty Beretta after shooting up a tow truck.
J-Scar (Mark Rolston) is seen in the reptile exhibit with a Beretta 92FS at the ready.
A Beretta 92FS is knocked out of a man's hand when Kruger stabs him with a piece of wood. Kruger takes it for his own use.
Kruger crawls under the floor with the Beretta 92FS and a Glock 21.

Custom Beretta 92FS

James Haggerty (Patrick Kilpatrick) uses a Beretta 92FS fitted with a SGS compensator and a C-more red-dot sight.

Beretta 92FS with compensator - 9x19mm, used in the film Underworld.
Haggerty enters the vault with his Custom 92FS at the ready.
James Haggerty (Patrick Kilpatrick) with his Custom 92FS.
"Some people take things for granted -- like the ability to chew solid food!" Deguerin comments as Haggerty holds the Beretta.

Beretta 92SB

In an apparent continuity error, US Marshal Robert Deguerin (James Caan) picks up a dead assassin's Beretta 92SB as noted by its briefly-seen rounded trigger guard, which was previously seen as a Beretta 92FS.

Beretta 92SB - 9x19mm
Deguerin picks up a dead assassin's Beretta 92SB.

Desert Eagle Mark XIX

Kruger (Arnold Schwarzenegger) steals a Desert Eagle Mark XIX from Agent Schiff (Michael Papajohn) during the plane shootout and keeps it until the zoo shootout when he runs out of ammunition, conveniently having 2 rounds left (as opposed to the 40 or so he fires before without reloading) to shoot out the crocodile glass exhibit, and shoot an approaching crocodile remarking, "You're luggage!"

The Desert Eagle from this movie was eventually auctioned, along with several other "hero" weapons from the film, in a 2018 listing posted by Heritage Auctions.

A Desert Eagle Mark XIX (.50 Action Express) from Eraser; the weapon pictured here is the actual screen-used gun used by both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Papajohn in the film. This picture comes from a 2018 auction from Heritage Auctions.
Opposite view of the screen-used Desert Eagle Mark XIX from Eraser.
Schiff (Michael Papajohn) checks his Desert Eagle.
Kruger steals the Desert Eagle from Schiff on the plane.
Kruger with the Desert Eagle in the zoo.
Kruger's Desert Eagle slides out of reach when a crocodile smacks it away.

Walther PPK

The hitmen sent to kill Johnny Casteleone (Robert Pastorelli) and his wife at the film's beginning use older Walther PPK pistols fitted with suppressors. Kruger also uses one of these guns in the same scene - it's not clear if this pistol is supposed to have been appropriated from one of the men he kills, as Kruger's weapon of choice in the opening sequence changes between no less than three different suppressed pistols.

Walther PPK fitted with a sound suppressor - .380 ACP
A mafia thug checks the front door with his PPK ready.
Two men with PPKs before being killed by Kruger.
Kruger shoots a man while diving through the air with the PPK.

High Standard Sharpshooter M

In a continuity error, the PPK fired by Kruger in the opening scene changes to what appears to be a suppressed .22 cal High Standard Sharpshooter M with wooden grips.

The actual High Standard Sharpshooter M used by Scott Foley on the series The Unit.
Kruger puts his suppressed Sharpshooter in his pants.

Heckler & Koch P7M13SD

Also in the opening scene, Kruger uses a Heckler & Koch P7M13SD, as noted by its added suppressor. This may simply be another weapon he brought along for the job, although it seems likely that it is another continuity error, and is supposed to represent the same pistol he used throughout. Most obviously, he keeps it tucked in his pants, which is where he put the High Standard Sharpshooter M he was carrying just a few moments earlier.

Heckler & Koch P7M13 without suppressor - 9x19mm
Kruger shoots a body with a P7M13SD. The suppressor is hard to see due to the huge muzzle flash that a real suppressor would all but eliminate.
Closeup of the H&K P7M13SD.

Smith & Wesson 6906

Johnny Casteleone (Robert Pastorelli) takes a Smith & Wesson 6906 compact double action from a guard in Cyrez.

Smith & Wesson 6906 pistol - 9x19mm. This is the screen used S&W 6906 in the movie The Usual Suspects.
Johnny Casteleone (Robert Pastorelli) points the 6906 at the doctor who just defibrilated him.
Johnny holds up the guard with the 6906.

Walther PPK/S

Deputy Marshal Robert Deguerin (James Caan) uses a Walther PPK/S as his sidearm and commonly threads a suppressor on it.

Walther PPK/S - .380 ACP
Deguerin shoots an assassin with his suppressed Walther PPK/S.
Deguerin with his PPK/S during the plane shootout.
Deguerin holds his PPK/S on Morehart (Gerry Becker).
Deguerin holds his PPK/S to Lee Cullen (Vanessa Williams).
Kruger stops Deguerin from shooting him with his PPK/S.


Smith & Wesson Model 36 (Lightning Grips)

Kruger tells Lee Cullen (Vanessa Williams) that he works alone and if anyone ever says they are with him, to use his Smith & Wesson Model 36. It appears that this is a regular Model 36 with Bianchi "Lightning" grips that give the gun a "Bodyguard" appearance.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Kruger shows Lee the S&W.
Lee (Vanessa Williams) fires the S&W in the reptile house.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

William Donohue (James Cromwell) menaces Lee Cullen with a Smith & Wesson Model 15 revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
A closeup of Donohue's Model 15 as he takes it from the drawer.
Donohue points the S&W at Lee.
Note how James Cromwell uses a particular method to put down the hammer. He rotates the revolver (coincidentally the same model of S&W) as seen in his role as Capt. Smith in L.A. Confidential.

Submachine Guns

Calico M951

Cyrez security guards carry the Calico M951s as their main weapon. These appeared to be fitted with scopes and laser sights.

Calico M900 with M951 style foregrip - 9x19mm
Cyrez guards armed with Calico M951 rifles.
Cyrez guards enter D0nahue's officer, Calico M951s at the ready.
Cyrez guards in the elevator.

Heckler & Koch HK94A3 ("Fake MP5")

The chopped and converted Heckler & Koch HK94A3s (representing MP5A3s ) are used by several thugs as well as Little Mikey (Tony Longo).

The "Fake MP5", the Heckler & Koch HK94A3 Converted to full auto fire, shortened barrel and added third firing position on trigger pack - 9x19mm. This version was used in many films during the 1980s and 1990s.
Thugs at the docks fire their HK94s at Kruger.
A thug searches the warehouse with his HK94 at the ready.
One of the thugs helps turn the warehouse into swiss cheese with his HK94.
On the right, Little Mikey (Tony Longo) holds an HK94.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

One of the thugs that pursue Lee and Kruger into the reptile house is armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5K.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - 9x19mm
A thug in the reptile house searches for Kruger and Lee armed with an MP5K.


The IMI Uzi is seen in the hands of several thugs throughout the film and is also used by U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin (James Caan) and Johnny Casteleone (Robert Pastorelli).

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
An assassin in the woman's house is seen briefly using an IMI Uzi before being killed by Deguerin.
Deguerin fires at Kruger's tow truck with an Uzi.
Casteleone fires an Uzi at the Russians.


Investarm O/U Shotgun

Kruger (Arnold Schwarzenegger) uses an over-under shotgun manufactured by Investarm, chambered in 12 gauge as one of his weapons. This weapon would subsequently appear in two Steven Seagal films, 1997's Fire Down Below and 2005's Today You Die. It was later sold in a 2018 auction by Heritage Auctions.

An Investarm 12-gauge over-under shotgun from Eraser. The weapon pictured here is the actual screen-used shotgun from the film; this photo comes from a 2018 auction listing by Heritage Auctions
Opposite view of the screen-used Investarm O/U shotgun from Eraser.
Kruger closes the chamber of his O/U shotgun, the rounds clearly show "12 gauge Federal" markings, but you can also see they are dummy shells, as the primers are fired.
Kruger and Lee run from the house as it blows up, his O/U in hand.
Kruger loads up his O/U to enter the woman's house.
Good view of Kruger's O/U.
Kruger blasts an assassin with the O/U.

Benelli M3 Super 90

Kruger uses a Benelli M3 Super 90 shotgun with a top-folding stock while in the dock warehouse. When two snipers armed with Railguns destroy half the place, the bolt on his gun melts to the receiver, rendering it useless. He tosses it over to a thug searching for him, and he picks it up. A railgun sniper spots the thug with the shotgun and blasts him instead.

Benelli M3 Super 90 with a top-folding stock - 12 Gauge
Kruger in the dock warehouse with his Benelli M3 Super 90.
Kruger tosses the useless Benelli M3 for a thug to pick up.
A railgun sniper spots the thug with the shotgun.

Daewoo USAS-12

One of the U.S. Marshals is seen using a Daewoo USAS-12 full-auto assault shotgun with a 20 round drum magazine.

USAS 12 shotgun with 8 round magazine - 12 Gauge
A U.S. Marshal gets off a police chopper with a USAS-12 in hand.

Remington 870 'Witness Protection'

Deguerin uses a sawed-off Remington 870 "Witness Protection" to blast the vault code pad and enter the mainframe vault at Cyrez.

Remington 870 "Witness Protection" - 12 gauge
Deguerin uses the short barrel Remington 870. It is doubtful a high security vault would simply open by blasting the code pad!

Rifles / Carbines

Olympic Arms OA-93

One of the assassins in the woman's house is seen using an Olympic Arms OA-93 Pistol before being knocked out a window by Kruger.

Olympic Arms OA-93 Pistol - 5.56x45mm
The assassin with the OA-93 pistol.


Russians at the docks uses AKMs as noted by their open sights and slanted muzzle brakes.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
Russians Sergei Petrofsky (Olek Krupa) and one of his thugs (Sven-Ole Thorsen) fire their AKMs at Kruger.
A Russian with an AKM.

Custom AKMS

An AKMS with a chopped barrel is also used by one of the Russians at the dock.

Custom AKMS Assault Pistol with folded stock - 7.62x39mm. The Custom rifle has parts from the Norinco Type 56 and the AKMS. In reality, these rifles don't interchange parts, but it was possible since the gun is massively customized and practically rebuilt from scratch.
An AKMS with a chopped barrel is also used by one of the Russians at the dock.

M16A1 (w/ A2 style handguard)

U.S. Marshals towards the end of the film are armed mainly with M16A1s with A2 style handguards as evidenced by their A1 style sights and standard barrels.

M16A1 with A2 style handguards - 5.56x45mm.
A Marshal with his M16A1 with A2 handguard at the ready.

Colt Model 715

At least one of the Deputy U.S. Marshals carries a Colt Model 715 rifle, which has the furniture and barrel profile of the M16A2 but an A1-style carry handle.

Colt Model 715 - 5.56x45mm
The Model 715 on the left.

Winchester Model 70

Sal (John Snyder) uses a Winchester Model 70 with a scope to shoot out one of the EM snipers. He fires a bullet right through the scope, similar to the legendary USMC sniper Carlos Hathcock, who did the same thing with the same rifle during Vietnam.

Winchester Model 70 .30-06.
Sal with the Winchester Model 70.
On the left, Sal (John Snyder) readies his Model 70.


Drillbit Launcher

J-Scar (Mark Rolston) uses a custom built Drillbit Launcher, that appears to launch a weighted projectile which after several seconds, launches a grenade vertically into the air. The grenade then explodes and propels hundreds of drillbit-shaped fragments in all directions. One succeeds in impaling Kruger's hand to the fridge door.

"J. Scar" (Mark Rolston) fires the Drillbit Launcher into Lee's house.
The projectile straightens out before it launches the top into the air. It appears to be rubber (though it also appears to be bad 90's CGI, which might explain the weird surface texture).

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