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Love and Bullets

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Love and Bullets
Love and Bullets Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Release Date 1979
Studio ITC
Distributor Associated Film Distributors
Main Cast
Character Actor
Charlie Congers Charles Bronson
Jackie Pruit Jill Ireland
Joe Bomposa Rod Steiger
Vittorio Farroni Henry Silva
Huntz Paul Koslo
Louis Monk Strother Martin
Brickman Bradford Dillman
Andy Minton Albert Salmi
Lobo Michael V. Gazzo

Love and Bullets is a 1979 British crime drama directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Charles Bronson as Phoenix PD Lt. Charlie Congers, who is sent by the FBI to Switzerland to retrieve American Jackie Pruit (Jill Ireland), a former mistress of crime boss Joe Bomposa (Rod Steiger).

The following weapons were used in the film Love and Bullets:


Colt Python

In one scene, Charlie Congers (Charles Bronson) takes a Colt Python from retired criminal Lobo (Michael V. Gazzo).

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
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Congers examines the revolver.
A closer view.

Snub Nose Revolver

One of Farroni's henchmen who attacks Charlie Congers holds a snub nose revolver. Richi Huntz (Paul Koslo) takes the gun from a dead gangster. The revolver is not seen very clearly, but it definitely has an open extractor rod. This feature and the general shape allows to guess that it's a compact Colt revolver, most likely a Colt Detective Special.

For comparison: Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
The gangster didn't survive the encounter. The general shape of his revolver resembles a compact Colt.
Huntz picks up the revolver.
Huntz holds the revolver.
The open extractor rod can be seen.


Smith & Wesson 39

During the hunt for Congers and Jackie in the Swiss mountains, one of Farroni's henchmen carries a pistol that appears to be a Smith & Wesson 39 (or maybe, but less likely, a Smith & Wesson 59).

Smith & Wesson 39 - 9x19mm
A close-up view of the pistol. It seems to be single-stack, which allows to identify it as a S&W 39 rather than the double-stack S&W 59.
The henchman fires at Congers.
A general view of the pistol.

Browning Hi-Power (mockup)

Strangely, the pistol of said henchmen switches to another one that looks like a Browning Hi-Power, but appears to be a mockup or rubber prop upon close examination.

For comparison: Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
The fake Hi-Power.

Submachine Guns


A Sterling SMG is used by one of Farroni's henchmen during an assassination attempt in the funicular. Several FBI and French special service agents are armed with Sterlings in Geneva.

Sterling Mk. IV Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
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A hitman fires at Congers and Jackie.
A closer view of the gun.
Another view of the hitman with Sterling.
An agent with a Sterling in Geneva.
An agent at the left holds a Sterling with an unfolded stock.


A suppressed MAC-10 is briefly seen in the hands of one of Farroni's henchmen in the night scene.

MAC-10 submachine gun with Sionics Two-Stage Sound Suppressor - .45 ACP
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The man falls, still holding his gun.


One of the French special service agents holds an Uzi in Geneva.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
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An agent with an Uzi.
He fires his submachine gun. Another agent at the left holds a Sterling SMG.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Two mobsters who guard Jackie Pruit in a Swiss chalet are armed with double barreled shotguns. Congers (Charles Bronson) disarms one of them and uses a captured shotgun.

Winchester Model 24 Side by Side - 12 gauge. An example of hammerless double barreled shotgun.
The first guard with a shotgun.
A closer view of the shotgun.
The guard aims.
The second guard tries to reach for his weapon but Congers already has the gun of the first guard.
Congers fires.
Another view of the shotgun in Congers' hands.
Charles Bronson holds a shotgun in a promotional still.


M1 Carbine-style rifle

A semi-auto rifle with a sniper scope and sound suppressor is used by one of Farroni's henchmen during the assassination attempt on the train. In Geneva, Huntz (Paul Koslo) uses what appears to be the same rifle. Generally, the rifle resembles an M1 Carbine, but it has a shorter stock and a different barrel.

M1 Carbine (Post-War) - .30 Carbine
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The sniper assembles the rifle.
He prepares to fire.
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Another view of the gun.
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Huntz, disguised as a construction worker, holds the rifle.
The hitman holds his sniper rifle in a promotional still.


ArmaLite AR-10

In one scene, one of Farroni's henchmen is armed with what appears to be a "Suadanese" type ArmaLite AR-10. One of the FBI or French special service agents in Geneva can also be seen with this rifle.

Armalite AR-10, "Sudanese" model - 7.62x51mm NATO
The shadow of the rifle with its distinctive shape can be seen.
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The henchman drops his weapon.
The AR-10 is seen on the ground next to its dead owner.
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An agent holds his gun during the scene in Geneva.

Ruger Mini-14

One of the agents in Geneva carries what appears to be a Ruger Mini-14 with folding stock and drum magazine.

Stainless steel Ruger Mini-14 F with folding stock and 30-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
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An agent with the rifle is seen at the right.

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