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Fifty Dead Men Walking

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Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

Fifty Dead Men Walking is a 2008 film that is a loose adaptation of Martin McGartland's autobiography of the same name starring Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Kevin Zegers and Rose McGowan. The title refers to the fifty lives that Martin claims to have saved as an informant for the British government against the Irish Republican Army, and was filmed on location in County Down in Northern Ireland. Despite winning the 2009 Genie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, McGartland has disowned the film, stating it wanders too far from the truth.

The following weapons are used in Fifty Dead Men Walking:


Beretta 92FS Inox

A suppressed Beretta 92FS Inox is used on the assassination attempt on Martin at the start of the film.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm.
The hitman shoots Martin.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

A snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 10 is first seen when Sean (Kevin Zegers) pulls one out of his jacket when stopped by an RUC/British Army checkpoint. It is also seen in the hands of an RUC officer who arrests Bobby Quinn.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special. Early Model
An RUC officer sticks his snub nosed S&W 10 in Bobby Quinn's face when they apprehend him.
Sean readies his snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 10
Sean tucks away his revolver at Martin's insistence. The square grips are plainly seen.
Sean cocks his revolver when Martin tries to explain why he can't open the boot.

Walther PPK

Donovan (David Pearse) gives Martin (Jim Sturgess) a Walther PPK to execute the tout (informer.) Martin later tucks it into his own pants. He later gives a deactivated PPK to Grace (Rose McGowan). Ray (William Houston) uses one to kneecap Frankie.

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP
Ray shows the PPK to Frankie.
Donovan hands the PPK to Martin.
Martin hands Grace a deactivated PPK he got from Special Branch.
Grace tries to fire her PPK to no avail.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is used by Sean (Kevin Zegers) to kill the tout after Martin hesitates. He sticks it back into his pants once he's done.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm.
Sean (left) with his Luger P08.

Makarov PM

Martin is seen handing a Makarov PM to an elderly woman to hide in her toilet tank in a montage.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Martin hands over his Makarov.

Beretta 92F/FS

British agents use Beretta 92F/FS pistols during the pub ambush.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
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Taurus Model 65

Fergus (Ben Kingsley) uses a Taurus Model 65 intimidate Sean and to rescue Martin.

Taurus Model 65 - .357 Magnum
Fergus points his Taurus Model 65 at Sean.
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Fergus shoots the pinball machine.


Donovan fires upon Martin's ambulance with an M1911-type pistol. It's not seen clearly enough to identify it beyond that.

Colt Government Model M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Donovan fires on the ambulance. This pistol appears to have an ambidextrous safety.

Submachine Guns

Ingram MAC-10

The Libyan arms dealers in Scotland are armed with MAC-10s.

Ingram MAC-10 open bolt submachine gun - .45 ACP
Martin and Sean scuffle with the Libyans before Grace calms them down.


Norinco Type 56-1

A Norinco Type 56-1 is seen near the start of the film, when Mickey (Tom Collins) takes one out of a duffel bag and inspects it. He along with Ray is later seen putting it into a bin bag when Martin abruptly walks into his back garden. An IRA hit team also uses these to gun down a target. Finally, it is seen when Martin imagines Sean riddling the pub with one.

Norinco Type 56-1.
Mickey inspects the Type 56-1.
Sean opens fire on the pub in Martin's imagination.
Sean shows the audience his war face.


The L85A1 rifle is seen multiple times throughout the film in the hands of British soldiers.

L85A1 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm NATO
Sean and Martin try to BS their way through a checkpoint.
A British soldier aims his L85A1 at Martin.
The old style charging handle is clear.
An L85A1 at another checkpoint.


Sean loads an AR-15-type rifle into Martin's boot. The only obvious details are the bayonet lug and the A2-style handguards.

M16A1 with A2 style handguards - 5.56x45mm. Putting the distinctive A2 handguards on the older rifle was a method used by Movie/TV armorers to simulate A2 rifles when M16A1s were the only ones available. The same thing has been done vice-versa, Using M16A2's with A1 handguards for Vietnam War B Movies.
Sean with the AR-15.


Schermuly Multi-Purpose Gun

British troops are seen containing the riot with Schermuly Multi-Purpose Guns launching rubber bullets.

Schermuly Multi-Purpose Gun - 37mm
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Flash Bang Grenade

British agents toss a flash bang to start the pub ambush.

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News Footage


A L1A1 SLR is seen briefly on the back of a British soldier at the beginning prologue showing real-life footage of the Troubles.

L1A1 SLR - 7.62x51mm NATO.
An L1A1 SLR slung over the back of a British soldier.

Sten Gun

A suppressed Sten Mk IIS is seen on the news report about the weapons bust.

Sten Mk II fitted with suppressor - 9x19mm
A Sten in the middle. This one appears to have the wooden stock that was fitted to early model Mk II guns before they switched to metal stocks to simplify manufacturing.

Martini-Henry Rifle

A Martini-Henry Rifle is seen in the same shot.

Martini-Henry Mk. IV (1888-1889) .577-.450 caliber.
A Martini-Henry on the right.

Single Shot Shotgun

A Single Shot Shotgun is seen in the same shot.

Harrington & Richardson Topper Shotgun - 12 gauge. This is a common single barreled breach loading top break shotgun.
A Single Shot Shotgun on the right.

Avenger Submachine Gun

An Avenger submachine gun is seen in the news footage. The Avenger was designed and built by Loyalists near Belfast during the nineties. The barrel was unrifled and threaded to take a home-built suppressor. It was fed with Sten magazines.

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L7 Machine Gun

A L7 Machine Gun is seen during a montage of The Troubles.

British L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
An IRA member with the GPMG.

Heckler & Koch G3

A Heckler & Koch G3 is seen during a montage of The Troubles.

Heckler & Koch G3A3 with slimline handguard - 7.62x51mm NATO
The IRA appear to be giving a three gun salute.

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