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Lethal Weapon 3

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Lethal Weapon 3
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpgUnited States
Directed by Richard Donner
Release Date 1992
Studio Silver Pictures
Distributor Warner Brothers
Main Cast
Character Actor
Roger Murtaugh Danny Glover
Martin Riggs Mel Gibson
Leo Getz Joe Pesci
Lorna Cole Rene Russo
Jack Travis Stuart Wilson
Herman Walters Alan Scarfe
Billy Phelps Mark Pellegrino
Captain Murphy Steve Kahan

Lethal Weapon 3 is the third installment in the Lethal Weapon film franchise. The 1992 action sequel has Detective Sergeants Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) under the eye of an Internal Affairs detective (Rene Russo) during an investigation of a former cop who is dealing in illegal arms and armor-piercing ammunition. The film also stars Joe Pesci and Stuart Wilson.

The following weapons were used in the film Lethal Weapon 3:



Beretta 92FS

As in the previous film, Lethal Weapon 2, Detective Sergeant Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) carries a Beretta 92FS pistol as his sidearm. At one point, Riggs uses his Beretta to demonstrate the lethality of the armor-piercing rounds being used by the suspects, penetrating a police-issue bulletproof vest with one shot. Berettas can also be seen being carried by Sergeant Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) and a young patrolman named Edwards (Jason Rainwater). During the shootout in the subway tunnel, Riggs is seen dual-wielding Berettas. While continuing to chase from the subway, Riggs is forced to take control of an LAPD officer's motorcycle, asking him if his service weapon is a Beretta, to which the officer replies it is; Riggs borrows a couple of "clips" from him as well.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm. This well-worn movie gun is the same Beretta 92FS used by Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3 and Lethal Weapon 4.
Detective Martin Riggs loads an armor-piercing round into his Beretta 92FS prior to demonstrating its lethality on a police-issue bulletproof vest. This is correct as the gun that Billy used was also a 9x19mm which means the same bullet would fit Riggs' gun.
Riggs prepares to fire his Beretta.
Riggs aims his Beretta at the target.
Sgt. Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) flashes his badge and draws his Beretta to break up a drug deal.
Riggs with his 92FS as he and Murtaugh watch Lorna take down some thugs.
Officer Edwards (Jason Rainwater) opens fire with his Beretta during the subway tunnel shootout.
Riggs dual-wields Berettas while chasing Travis and his thugs.
Sgt. Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) with her Beretta 92FS at the housing development.
Sgt. Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) fires her Beretta during the housing development shootout.

Smith & Wesson 5906

As in the previous movie, Det. Sgt. Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) can be seen using a Smith & Wesson 5906 pistol as a backup to his usual revolver, most notably when engaging in a shootout with a group of gangbangers. He also carries it in lieu of his Model 19 when he and Riggs are busted to Patrolmen following a bomb incident at the start of the film, and has a negligent discharge while holstering his weapon, nearly shooting himself.

Smith & Wesson 5906 - 9x19mm
Murtaugh takes out his S&W 5906 before going on patrol.
Murtaugh holstering his Smith & Wesson 5906 moments before the negligent discharge. Note how his finger is on the trigger.
Murtaugh wields his 5906 during a shootout with gangbangers. He fires 12 rounds in total before the gun clicks empty, though the gun is able to use either a 10 or 15 round magazine (plus one in the chamber).
"Alright asshole, I wanna see your hands right now!"
Sgt. Murtaugh (Danny Glover) with his Smith & Wesson 5906.

Smith & Wesson 5904

During the armored van robbery, Billy Phelps (Mark Pellegrino), the robber driving the van, pulls out a Smith & Wesson 5904 while fighting with Riggs but is able to discharge the weapon only once, into the right front window (which actually receives a rather impressive impact, despite the reinforced glass in the armored van). It's later revealed that the pistol was loaded with armor-piercing bullets.

Smith & Wesson 5904 - 9x19mm. The early model 5904 pistols had the finger step trigger guard.
Phelps pulls his S&W during his scuffle with Riggs.
Billy Phelps (Mark Pellegrino) brandishes his Smith & Wesson while fighting with Riggs during the armored van chase scene
Billy's Smith & Wesson 5904 drops to the floor of the van after being knocked out of his hand by Riggs.

Beretta 92FS Inox

Following the failed armored van robbery, Travis (Stuart Wilson) confronts Smitty (John Cenatiempo), the robber that managed to escape, and Hatchett (Nick Chinlund) is then seen pistol-whipping him with a Beretta 92FS Inox, stunning him and leaving him unable to escape as he's buried alive in concrete. Hatchett is seen using the Beretta Inox again when Riggs and Lorna drive away with the truck full of automatic weapons and then the Inox is seen in his hand when the thugs pick up the guns in the road.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Hatchett (Nick Chinlund), one of Travis' thugs, pistol-whips Smitty using his Beretta Inox (with his finger on the trigger!).
Hatchett (Nick Chinlund) opens fire with the Inox on the fleeing truck.

Heckler & Koch P9S

At one point, Riggs and Murtaugh go to visit Murtaugh's daughter Rianne (Traci Wolfe) at her job, though Murtaugh fails to tell Riggs that her job is as an actress in a movie, and when Riggs sees an actor holding Rianne at gunpoint he charges in and tackles him, disarming him of his rubber prop gun, which appears to have been molded off a Heckler & Koch P9S.

Heckler & Koch P9S, post 1973 model with hooked trigger guard - 9x19mm
Riggs holds what he thinks is an authentic HKP9S. Note the seam running down the slide.
Martin Riggs holding a rubber Heckler & Koch P9S taken from an actor he mistakenly thought was threatening Rianne Murtaugh during filming of a movie.

Walther PPK

Jack Travis (Stuart Wilson) uses a stainless Walther PPK with matching suppressor to execute Billy Phelps in the LAPD interrogation room. When Riggs, Murtaugh and Leo Getz (Joe Pesci) track Travis to a sports arena, Travis pulls out the Walther and wounds Leo during a scuffle on the ice. Travis later pulls the pistol on Captain Murphy while in the LAPD impound.

Walther PPK with stainless steel finish - .380 ACP (9x17mm)
"Hi, Billy... Bye, Billy."
Jack Travis (Stuart Wilson) uses a suppressed Walther PPK in the interrogation room.
During the scuffle on the ice, Travis pulls out the Walther.
Travis holds his suppressed Walther on Captain Murphy (Steve Kahan) in the LAPD impound.

Beretta 85FS

Travis' bearded henchman (Paul Tuerpe) pulls a Beretta 85FS when he and Travis enter the LAPD impound.

Beretta 85FS Pistol - .380 ACP (same as the 84, but has a single stacked magazine instead of the double stacked one used by the 84.)
On the right, Travis' bearded henchman (Paul Tuerpe) holds his Beretta 85FS on Captain Murphy (Steve Kahan) in the LAPD impound.


Smith & Wesson Model 19

As in the first two films, Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) can be seen carrying a Smith & Wesson Model 19 as his standard weapon, though does supplement it with a semi-auto pistol as a backup, as mentioned above. The only time he fires the revolver is when he shoots Leo's tires to prevent him from following them. What appears to be a Model 19 is also seen in the hands of one of Travis' henchmen (Sven-Ole Thorsen).

Smith & Wesson Model 19 'Combat Magnum' - .357 Magnum. This is the actual screen-used movie firearm - a custom-ported Smith & Wesson Model 19 with black rubber grips, used and carried by Danny Glover in the film Lethal Weapon and subsequent sequels.
Detective Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) can be seen pulling his Smith & Wesson Model 19 after emptying his 5906.
Murtaugh with his Model 19.
Closeup of Murtaugh's S&W Model 19.
On the right, one of Travis' henchmen (Sven-Ole Thorsen) holds what appears to be a Model 19.
On the far right, one of Travis' henchmen (Sven-Ole Thorsen) appears to put the Model 19 away.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

Travis (Stuart Wilson) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 29 with a 6 1/2" barrel and Pachmayr grips as his sidearm of choice for the second half of the film. He first is seen pulling it on Captain Murphy (Steve Kahan) before taking him to the LAPD impound. Travis then is seen loading his Model 29 with armor-piercing bullets while recovering their impounded weapons. During the shootout at the housing development, Travis can be seen firing the revolver at Sgt. Cole, piercing one of her ballistic vests. (Although in reality, if a 9x19mm armor-piercing round can penetrate both the front and back of a bulletproof vest, as Riggs demonstrates near the beginning of the film, then a .44 Magnum - which is three times as powerful - armor-piercing round could easily penetrate two vests.)

Smith & Wesson Model 29 - .44 Magnum
Travis pulls his revolver on Captain Murphy (Steve Kahan).
Travis loading the Smith & Wesson Model 29 with the armor-piercing rounds.
Closeup of the Smith & Wesson Model 29 as Travis loads it with armor-piercing ammo.
Travis opens fire with his revolver.
Closeup of the revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 686

During the armored car robbery, Billy Phelps' partner Smitty (professional stuntman John Cenatiempo) pulls a Smith & Wesson Model 686 and shoots the real armored car driver in the leg with it.

Smith & Wesson Model 686 - .357 Magnum
Billy Phelps' partner Smitty (John Cenatiempo) pulls his Model 686.
Smitty's revolver is knocked out of his hand by Riggs' baton.

Smith & Wesson Model 60

After awakening in his bed, Tyrone (Gregory Millar) is seen reaching for what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 60 revolver before being confronted by Murtaugh. This also appears to be the revolver used by one of Travis' henchmen that opens fire on Riggs and Cole as they escape in a truck.

Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .38 Special
After awakening in his bed, Tyrone (Gregory Millar) is seen reaching for what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 60 revolver before being confronted by Murtaugh.
The revolver appears to have pearl grips.
On the right, the henchman opens fire with the revolver.
The henchman in the center with the revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight

When confronted by Jack Travis, Captain Murphy surrenders his revolver, which appears to be a stainless Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight fitted with black grips. As this film was made in the early 1990's, the revolver could not have been the 637 model.

Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight revolver - .38 Special
"Two fingers, Murph."
Captain Murphy gives up his Smith & Wesson to Travis.


Ithaca 37

Sgt. Lorna Cole is seen with an Ithaca 37 shotgun while Murtaugh interrogates various suspects.

Ithaca 37 - 12 Gauge
Lorna (Rene Russo) holding her Ithaca 37 as Murtaugh interrogates a suspect.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5K

There are several appearances in the film of the Heckler & Koch MP5K, first seen being fired out a car window by one of the gang bangers that Riggs encounters, then by former officer Jack Travis (Stuart Wilson) during a high-speed chase with Riggs. Some of Travis' henchmen can also be seen firing them during the final battle, among other weapons.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - 9x19mm
A Heckler & Koch MP5K is brandished out a car window after Riggs confronts gang members doing a drug deal.
Jack Travis (Stuart Wilson) opens fire with the MP5K on Riggs during a high-speed chase.
An H&K MP5K is seen on the drawing table in Travis' trailer before the shootout at the housing development.
One of Travis's men is armed with an MP5K as he's set aflame by a flammable substance thrown on him by Riggs.
Travis' bearded henchman (Paul Tuerpe) fires his MP5K at Murtaugh inside the burning house.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Travis' henchmen are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3s during the subway tunnel shootout. During the shootout at the housing development, several of Travis' henchmen can be seen wielding MP5A3's, most notably when Captain Ed Murphy's car is shot up when it is sent into the housing development Travis is operating from. Some of Travis' henchmen can also be seen firing them during the final battle, among other weapons.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
One of Travis' men is taken down by Lorna while holding an MP5A3.
One of Travis' men (Sven-Ole Thorsen) fires an MP5A3 at the approaching car.
One of Travis' men firing an MP5A3 at Riggs in the burning housing development.

Cobray M11/9

When Murtaugh engages the gang bangers, one of them opens fire on him with a Cobray M11/9, spraying and praying in an ultimately futile effort to take out the veteran cop. Upon discovering that the youth wielding it was a friend of his son named Daryl, Murtaugh takes the weapon and goes on a personal mission to find the people responsible for giving him the illegal firearm. Murtaugh later carries the gun during the shootout at the housing development, at one point using it to ignite a trail of gasoline spread by Riggs. At the end of the firefight, he tosses the M11/9, loaded with armor-piercing bullets, to Riggs who then uses it to kill Travis, shooting him through the bucket on the backhoe loader he is driving.

At one point, Lorna Cole misidentifies the weapon as a MAC-10, however, it's elongated receiver clearly identifies it as an M11/9. When Cole is laying out the illustrious criminal history of the machine pistol taken from Daryl, she claims it has a 36-round magazine; magazines for the M11/9 are available in 32- or 50-round capacities, but not 36.

SWD M11/9 - 9x19mm

Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) with the M11/9 while detailing the weapon's criminal history. She incorrectly refers to it as a "MAC 10, 9mm, semi-automatic, converted to fully-automatic with 36 rounds in the magazine."
Murtaugh (Danny Glover) uses the M11/9 to threaten Tyrone (Gregory Millar).

Rifles / Carbines

Ruger AC556K

During the final battle, one of Travis' henchmen can be seen wielding a fully-automatic Ruger AC556K rifle, most notably when Captain Ed Murphy's car is shot up when it is sent into the housing development Travis is operating from with the siren blaring and no driver.

Ruger AC556K Carbine - 5.56x45mm
One of Travis' men fires the AC556.

Crate of Weapons

As Detective Cole drives away in a suspect's truck, a crate of weapons falls off and breaks open, revealing that it contained several automatic rifles and submachine guns. Among the weapons seen include a Steyr AUG, several Galil SAR's, and several M11's.

As the crate breaks open, the stock of a Galil SAR is seen.
Travis' men pick up a pile of guns, including a Steyr AUG. The muzzle of a Galil SAR can be seen at Hatchett's feet

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