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In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas

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In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (alternate title: Midnight Murders) is a 1991 NBC TV movie based on the real-life manhunt for Gordon Kahl after he killed two U.S. Marshals in North Dakota in 1983. The movie stars Rod Steiger as Kahl, and Michael Gross as Richard Mayberly, the federal agent sent to hunt him down.

The following weapons were used in the film In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas:


Taurus Model 66

Deputy U.S. Marshal Kenneth Muir draws a Taurus Model 66 while attempting to arrest Gordon Kahl outside of Medina, North Dakota. FBI Special Agent James Blasingame (J. Don Ferguson) also uses a Model 66 as his duty sidearm.

Early model Taurus Model 66 with wood grips - .357 Magnum
Muir points his Taurus at Kahl during a standoff.
Muir fires at Kahl's son Yori during the shootout.
FBI Special Agent James Blasingame (J. Don Ferguson) holds his Model 66 as he arrests Ben Hastings (Ed Grady) before moving in on Gordon Kahl's hideout.

Taurus Model 689

Smithville, Arkansas sheriff Gene Matthews (David Dwyer) carries what appears to be a stainless steel Taurus Model 689 as his sidearm in the finale when he enters the home that Kahl is holed up in.

Taurus Model 689, 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Sheriff Matthews enters the home with his revolver drawn.

Smith & Wesson Model 27

Kahl also uses a Smith & Wesson Model 27 to threaten a motorist who insults him at a gas station.

Smith & Wesson Model 27, 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Kahl threatens the motorist with a revolver.

Submachine Guns

IMI Mini-Uzi

Some of the U.S. Marshals SWAT officers who raid Kahl's farm are armed with Mini Uzi submachine guns.

Mini Uzi SMG with stock folded - 9x19mm
A SWAT officer holds a Mini-Uzi while searching Kahl's home.

Cobray M11/9

A SWAT officer raiding Kahl's hideout in Smithville, Arkansas carries a Cobray M11/9 with a barrel shroud.

SWD M11/9 SMG with folding stock - 9x19mm
A SWAT officer with a M11/9 pulls Betty Hastings away from the house where Kahl is hiding.


Ithaca 37

Sheriff's Deputy Leyland Winters (Gary Basaraba) uses a Ithaca 37 with an extend magazine tube during the first shootout with Gordon Kahl, and agent Mayberly later uses one during the raid on Kahl's home. Other federal agents and police officers are also seen using Ithaca 37s during the finale.

Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube - 12 gauge
Winters and Deputy Marshal Bob Cheshire engage in a standoff with Kahl.
Winters opens fire with the shotgun.
A U.S. Marshal holds a Ithaca 37 as he enters Kahl's hideout.
Mayberly points a Ithaca at Ben Hastings.

Franchi SPAS-12

A Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun can be seen lying on the table at the Medina hospital when members of the Posse Comitatus discover they are being watched by the police.

Franchi SPAS-12 with stock folded and butt-hook removed - 12 gauge

Mossberg 500AT

A militiaman has a Mossberg 500AT slung on his back as federal agents approach a militia camp.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
A militiaman watches the approaching federal agents. Several grenades can also be seen in a box in front of him.

Remington 870 Wingmaster

A SWAT officer preparing for a raid carries a Remington 870 Wingmaster.

Remington 870 Wingmaster - 12 Gauge
Remington 870 Field Gun with raised barrel ribbing and 28" barrel - 12 Gauge.


Ruger Mini-14

Gordon Kahl (Rod Steiger) uses a Ruger Mini-14 rifle throughout the film. His son Yorie and accomplice Scott Faul (Christopher Rich) are also armed with Mini-14s when they engage U.S. Marshals in a shootout outside of Medina, North Dakota.

Blued Ruger Mini-14 Standard Model Semiautomatic Rifle (Pre-2005) with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Kahl takes aim with the Mini-14.
Yorie Kahl fires his Mini-14 at the Marshals.
Kahl empties his Mini-14 into a police car.
Kahl holds his Mini-14 as the house he hides in catches fire during a police fusillade.
Stainless Steel Mini-14 GB in an Aftermarket Choate Folding Stock, as used by the Military of Bermuda - 5.56x45mm
Scott Faul moves towards a nearby ditch during the standoff.
Faul fires his Mini-14.


Deputy U.S. Marshal Bob Cheshire (Ray McKinnon) points a M16A1 at Gordon Kahl when he attempts to arrest him for parole violations. Other marshals and SWAT officers throughout the movie also use M16A1s.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of a raised rib around the magazine release button, changing of the forward Receiver pins, and the addition of the forward assist button on the upper receiver.
Cheshire tells Kahl to put down his gun.
Deputy Marshal Carl Greenwood (Randal Patrick) attempts to fire his M16A1, only to find that it is jammed.
A SWAT officer with a M16A1 enters Kahl's home.


CAR-15 rifles are used by some U.S Marshals while apprehending two of Kahl's accomplices.

Commercial CAR-15 semiautomatic Rifle - 5.56x45mm. This is strictly a semiautomatic civilian copy of the XM177 style of rifles. The flash hider is a smaller diameter copy of the XM-177 and has no sound suppression qualities and is permanently welded onto the barrel to make it legal length for over the counter gun store sales.

Sturmgewehr 44

When Agent Mayberly goes to a militia camp to question its members about Kahl's whereabouts, one of the militiamen can be seen with a Sturmgewehr 44 rifle.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm

Unknown Sporting Rifle

Earl Mackie (Michael Dolan) brandishes a rifle of unknown make when he greets Mayberly and Winters at his farm.


IMI Galil 7.62

One of the SWAT officers in the finale carries a IMI Galil rifle in 7.62x51mm.

IMI Galil AR - 7.62x51mm
A SWAT officer covers his partner as they retrieve Betty Hastings from the house that Kahl is hiding in.

Machine Guns


SWAT officers use a M60 machine gun to shoot up Kahl's hideout in the finale.

M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO
A SWAT officer fires a M60 machine gun.


Federal Gas Grenade Launcher

Sheriff's deputies and federal agents fire multiple tear gas grenades with Federal L-5 gas riot guns during the finale.

Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun - 37mm
A sheriff's deputy fires the launcher at Kahl's house.
A federal SWAT officer fires the launcher.

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