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King Kong (1976)

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King Kong (1976)

King Kong is the 1976 adventure film remake of the 1933 adventure film of the same name and was directed by John Guillermin (The Blue Max). The film follows an oil expedition that stumbles upon a mysterious island where the legendary creature is found to exist. The film's cast included Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, and Charles Grodin. The film was produced by Dino De Laurentiis, who would also produce a 1986 sequel King Kong Lives.

The following weapons were used in the film King Kong (1976):


Colt Python

The first mate of the Petrox Explorer, Carnahan (Ed Lauter), uses what appears to be Colt Python.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel - .357 Magnum
Carnahan holsters his Colt Python.
Carnahan speaks to Captain Ross, the Colt Python in view.
Carnahan draws his Colt Python when the search party is confronted by Kong on the log.

Star Model B

A Star Model B pistol is carried by Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin) in his holster.

Star Model B Pistol, blued finish - 9x19mm
Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin) carries the pistol on the right.



M16 rifles are carried by National Guardsmen in New York.

The original M16, the first version, firing in a 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
The soldier on the left holds his M16.

Remington Model 760

Timmons (Mario Gallo), one of the sailors, uses a Remington Model 760 pump action rifle. This also appears to be the rifle used by Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges).

Remington 760 - first introduced in 1952
Timmons, on the left with the knit cap, carrying a Remington Model 760.

Marlin Model 336

Boan (Julius Harris) uses a Marlin Model 336 rifle.

Marlin 336C Carbine - .30-30 Carbine
Boan (right) with his scoped rifle.


Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun"

One of the sailors, Joe Perko (Jack O'Halloran), carries a Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun"

Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun" - 12 gauge.
Joe Perko (Jack O'Halloran) talks to Roy Bagley (René Auberjonois), with his Trench Gun on the beach.
Joe and the other sailors react to the sound of distant drums.

Machine Guns

M134 Minigun

While on top of the World Trade Center, Kong is strafed by Huey gunships armed with rockets and M134 miniguns. Footage of the minigun firing was later reused in the 1987 film The Running Man, which inspired this amusing mashup video.

M134 Minigun mounted on M21 Armament Subsystem, same as in the films (this also includes huge M158 Rocket Launcher.)
An M134 minigun is mounted on the helicopter.
The minigun fires. Footage of the minigun firing was later reused in the 1987 film The Running Man. This moment inspired this amusing video.


M2A1-7 Flamethrower

National Guardsmen atop the World Trade Center use an M2A1-7 flamethrower. This pairs the older M2 tanks with the newer M7 wand.

M2 Flamethrower
A National Guardsman uses his flamethrower. Note that the wand only has one pistol grip.

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