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Theatrical release poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Rian Johnson
Release Date 2012
Studio FilmDistrict, Endgame Entertainment
Distributor TriStar Pictures, Alliance Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Joe Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Old Joe Bruce Willis
Sara Emily Blunt
Kid Blue Noah Segan
Abe Jeff Daniels

Looper is a 2012 action/science-fiction film written and directed by Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi). Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Joe, a hitman who works in the year 2044 as a "Looper", a specialist in eliminating individuals who have been sent back in time from 2074. Joe's world begins to fall apart when he recognizes that one of his targets is his older self (portrayed by Bruce Willis) and allows him to escape. The film's cast included Emily Blunt and Jeff Daniels.

The following weapons were used in the film Looper:



Futuristic "Blunderbuss" Shotgun

The main weapon used by Loopers in the film like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Seth (Paul Dano) is a futuristic shotgun dubbed the "Blunderbuss". The pump action firearm is fitted with a futuristic barrel sheath. It bears a close resemblance to the 18th Century firearm it takes its name from. The weapon is mentioned by Kid Blue to be short-ranged, capable only of hitting targets 15 paces away, but unlike a real Blunderbuss, it is capable of firing multiple rounds. While largely custom made (the handle, for example, is "a Waterjet piece clad with the custom wood grips"), a large part of the barrel of the "Blunderbuss" is the Yankee Hill Machine Company YHM-5005 12.520" Smooth Series Forearm (Rifle Length) with hand-machined parts on the front and rear of the forearm. The front of the barrel also features what is most likely a Yankee Hill Machine Company YHM-262 Fixed Bipod Stud.

Blunderbuss Flintlock
The YHM-5005 and YHM-262, the only found parts used on the "Blunderbuss" (except for maybe the screws).
The "Blunderbuss" prop on display at San Diego Comic Con 2012.
Joe fires the "Blunderbuss" shotgun.
Joe points the shotgun at his older self.
Joe's blunderbuss at his side.
Joe cleaning his blunderbuss.
The white/grey piece appears to be the pump. No ammunition is ever shown, however.

Remington 870 Wingmaster

Sara (Emily Blunt) uses a Remington 870 Wingmaster to protect her farm from intruders. She specifically mentions that the shotgun is a Remington 870.

Remington 870 Wingmaster with raised barrel ribbing and 28" barrel - 12 gauge
Sara holds a Remington 870 in a publicity still.
Sara aims the Remington 870.
Sara eyes her Remington 870.

Mossberg 590 Cruiser

When a thief tries to steal a suitcase, a man draws and fires what appears to be a Mossberg 590 Cruiser.

Mossberg 590 "Cruiser" with extended magazine tube - 12 gauge
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Stop! Thief! When a thief tries to steal a suitcase, a man draws and fires the Mossberg into the thief's back.


Magnum Research BFR

"Gat Men" employed by Abe (Jeff Daniels) all carry Magnum Research BFRs. We see both Joe and Old Joe (Bruce Willis) firing acquired BFRs. Jesse (Garret Dillahunt) also is armed with a BFR when he comes to Sara's farm, and Abe (Jeff Daniels) uses a BFR in a shootout.

Magnum Research BFR - .45-70 Govt'
Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) aiming a BFR.
A close up shot of the BFR's muzzle in the hands of Old Joe.
Jesse (Garret Dillahunt) with his BFR.
Joe with Jesse's broken BFR. Note that the rear sight is missing from this particular BFR, although this is due to damage. (See below) The ejector rod has also popped out of its sheath.
Old Joe with his BFR. Note that this one does have a rear sight.


A close-up of Jesse's BFR in an extended scene. Note that the rear sight is in place.
A close-up of Old Joe's BFR in a deleted scene. Note the missing rear sight.

Magnum Research BFR (Nickel)

A nickel-plated and wooden gripped version of the BFR is carried by Kid Blue (Noah Segan). Prop Master James Kroning mentions in an IGN video that the rear sight was removed to provide better balance when spinning the pistol and to facilitate fanning of the revolver. Fixed sights were sculpted in place of the rear adjustable sight.

Kid Blue swings around with his BFR.
Kid Blue takes aim at Joe.
Note the fixed rear sight.
Kid Blue turns over his BFR. Note the rear sights.
Kid Blue fires his BFR.

High Standard Derringer

Joe has a High Standard Derringer as a backup weapon.

High Standard Derringer, white plastic grips - .22 Magnum
Joe checks to see that his derringer is loaded. Note the .22 rounds.
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Mateba Model 6 Unica

Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) uses a Mateba Model 6 Unica with a 4" barrel as his sidearm during Old Joe's flashback to his time as a hitman in Shanghai.

Mateba Model 6 Unica, 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Joe's Mateba Model 6 Unica resting on his table.
Joe strikes a familiar pose during a driveby.
Joe fires the revolver while working as a hitman in Shanghai.
Joe, now Old Joe, picks up his Mateba.


Joe kills a survivor in an extended scene.

Heckler & Koch Mark 23

Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has a Heckler & Koch Mark 23 pistol with a threaded barrel cover between his legs at the diner that is then taken by Old Joe (Bruce Willis).

Heckler & Koch Mark 23 - .45 ACP
Joe reaching for his Mark 23 during the diner scene.
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The Mark 23 with the slide locked back.
Old Joe holds the Mark 23. Note how the ejection port has been milled down as one of the methods of blank conversion.


Kid Blue with Canady's (Dikran Tulaine) Mark 23 in a deleted scene. The Mark 23 appears to be official police issue in 2044.

Beretta U22 Neos

In Old Joe's flashback, men the Rainmaker sends to grab Old Joe are armed with Beretta U22 Neos.

Beretta U22 Neos - .22 LR
In Old Joe's flashback, one of the men the Rainmaker sends to grab Old Joe is armed with a Beretta U22 Neos.
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Olympic Arms OA-93

Old Joe guns down one of Abe's Gat Men armed with an Olympic Arms OA-93.

Olympic Arms OA-93 Pistol - 5.56x45mm
The dead Gat Men with his OA-93 at his side.

American Derringer Model 1

Kid Blue saves himself by using an American Derringer Model 1 drawn from an ankle holster in a deleted scene.

American Derringer Model 1 - .45 Long Colt
Kid Blue with his backup gun. His ankle holster is also seen.

Sub-Machine Guns


Old Joe (Bruce Willis) uses a pair of FN P90 TRs during a shootout with the Gat Men.

FN P90 TR - 5.7x28mm
Old Joe grabs the nearest gun he sees, an FN P90. Note the SAR 21 to the right.
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Old Joe with his pair of P90 TRs.
Old Joe (Bruce Willis) firing his P90 TRs from the hip.

Brügger & Thomet MP9

In Old Joe's flashback, he uses a Brügger & Thomet MP9 during a drive by in Shanghai.

Brügger & Thomet MP9 - 9x19mm
Old Joe firing a B&T MP9 during a drive by in Shanghai.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5

Old Joe is seen holding and reloading a Heckler & Koch MP5A5 with a KAC forend when he confronts Abe. Likely picked up after his twin P90s ran out.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5 with KAC forend, RIS foregrip, Bushnell holosight, and folded PDW-style stock - 9x19mm
A surveillance camera shows Old Joe reloading an MP5A5 with a KAC forend when he confronts Abe.



In the nightclub gun locker, a SAR 21 can be seen hanging on a wall behind Old Joe.

STK SAR 21 - 5.56x45mm NATO
What appears to be a rubber SAR 21 on the wall to the right.
Two STK SAR 21 assault rifles on the wall.

Futuristic grenade

Old Joe takes out a room of Gat Men with some futuristic grenades.

Futuristic grenades and time travel, yet Gat Men use single-action revolvers firing cartridges that debuted in 1873.

Air Taser Model 34000

Kid Blue uses a Air Taser Model 34000 to subdue a target at one point.

Air Taser Model 34000
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Nightclub Gun Locker

In the nightclub that Joe frequents is seen a gun locker where patrons must check their weapons.

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.45-70 rounds

Kid Blue has .45-70 rounds on his belt. The .45-70 was originally developed for the Trapdoor Springfield Rifle.

Looper rounds 01.jpg

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