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King Kong (1933)

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King Kong (1933)

The following weapons were used in the film King Kong (1933):


Krag-Jørgensen Rifle

Many of the Venture crewmen are seen using Krag-Jørgensen Rifles

US Property Marked Krag-Jørgensen Model 1896 Rifle - .30-40 Krag
Second Mate Briggs (James Flavin) rushes to unlock the rifle rack lock, where the Krag-Jørgensen Rifles are being kept.
A crewman behind Driscoll is holding a Krag Rifle.
The crewman on the left is holding a Krag rifle, you can see the magazine door on the right side if the rifle identifying it as a Krag-Jørgensen Rifle.
Several crewman have Krag-Jørgensen Rifles.

Lee-Speed Sporter

Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) is seen using and firing a Lee-Speed Sporter. It was thought to have been a Krag Carbine, but the lack of a magazine box proves this wrong.

Two well preserved specimens of Lee-Speed Sporters
Carl Denham holds his Lee Sporter.
Best view of Denhams Lee Sporter.
Denham is holding his Lee Sporter upright to where you can see the Lee magazine box, clearly identifying it as a Lee Sporter.
Denham with his Lee Sporter at the ready.

Winchester Model 1892

Several of the Ventures crewmen also carry Winchester Model 1892 Lever action rifles

Winchester 1892 - .38-40
A rack of Model 1892 rifles are seen behind Denham.
A crewman is seen with a Winchester 92 rifle, circled in red.
Same crewman from previous photo seen with Model 1892 rifle, receiver and ejection port seen a little more clearly.
A rack of Winchester 1892 rifles are seen adjacent to the rack Krag Rifles.
A crewman attempts to fire his Model 92 through the gate.


Colt Police Positive

Jack Driscoll (Bruce Cabot) and Captain Engelhorn (Frank Reicher) use a Colt Police Positive as their sidearm throughout the movie.

Colt Police Positive - .38 Special.
Briggs (James Flavin), to the right of Driscoll, holds his Police Positive at his waist.
Driscoll with his Police Positive.
Driscoll's revolver circled in red.
Driscoll with his Police Positive at the ready.

Machine gun

Lewis Gun

The Lewis gun is mounted on the gunner seat in the planes that pursue Kong.

Aircraft mounted Lewis Gun .303
A gunner listens to the pilot's orders while manning a Lewis Gun.
The co-pilot fires his Lewis Gun at Kong.

Browning M1918

Browning M1918 aircraft machine guns are mounted on the planes that pursue Kong only that it's controlled by the pilot. These are Browning M1918 .30 cal aircraft as used in Hell's Angels. The Browning M1918 was a modified Browning M1917 manufactured by Remington which has the water cooling jacket replaced with a slotted air cooled barrel jacket.

Browning M1918 Aircraft - .30-06
The pilot fires two Browning M1918s at Kong.


Fictional Gas Bombs

Carl Denham carries around 2 boxes of his own brand new gas bombs that he claims will bring down a charging elephant. In reality they look to be over-sized Mk 2 hand grenades.

Captain Englehorn examines one of the gas bombs.

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