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Mesrine: Public Enemy Number 1

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Mesrine (2008)

Mesrine: Public Enemy Number 1 is Part 2 of a two-part 2008 French-Canadian "Mesrine" film series directed by Jean-François Richet and starring Vincent Cassel as the French gangster Jacques Mesrine. Public Enemy Number 1 (L'ennemi public n° 1 in the original French title) details Mesrine's criminal career after his escape from prison, and his subsequent brutal end. Part One was released as Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L'instinct de mort in the original French title).

The following weapons were used in the film Mesrine: Public Enemy Number 1:



Beretta 93R

Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) is shown using a Beretta 93R machine pistol during the casino robbery. This is a fantastic pistol, so I'm showing a lot of photos of the muzzle blasts.

Beretta 93R.
Beretta 93R can be seen in the back. 1911 up front.

That is definitely a M1911 on the left - SmithandWesson36

Note the unusual muzzle flashes caused by the compensator.
The pistol shoots 3 rounds at a time.
Note the amount of spent cases in the air!.
Great muzzle blasts from this pistol.
And now for some close ups.
OK, so this is just gun porn...


As with the last movie, Mesrine's pistol of choice is the M1911. In this scene he fires his pistol right in front of his accomplices ear, temporarily deafening him. The scene is shot with high speed film and allows us to see the pistol up close and in action.


Browning Hi-Power

Mesrine later acquires a Browning Hi-Power, that he will use for the Deauville casino heist and to threaten Daniel, a french farmer.

The weapon to the left is an Browning Hi-power.

These last two are undoubtly Hi-Powers, man BeardedHoplite 01:06, 4 September 2010 (UTC) Thanks, always get confused between them - though I see the base of the handle is the giveaway.

Luger P08

Just before his condamnation at the Compiègne courthouse, Mesrine asks to go to the toilet. A Luger P08 is hidden in the toilet flush, and Mesrine will use it to escape the courthouse.

Luger P08 - 9mm.

MAS / MAC mle. 1950 pistol

MAC Mle 1950 pistols are used by French Gendarmes to shoot at a car with Mesrine inside.

French MAS/MAC Mle 1950 pistol - 9x19mm Parabellum.

Manuhrin MR-73

A three inch barreled Manuhrin MR-73 "Defense" with fixed or duty sights is seen used akimbo with an anachronistic Beretta 92FS by a policeman when spying Mesrine before killing him. An original Beretta 92 would have been correct.

MR-73 Defense w/ Duty Sights

Beretta 92FS

An anachronistic Beretta 92FS is used akimbo with a Manuhrin MR-73 "Defense" by an undercover policeman.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm

Submachine gun


When escaping the Prison de la Santé (litteraly Prison of the Good Health), a random convict escapes with them, and takes a MAT-49 submachine gun from prison guard. It is also seen in the hands of a policeman when blocking the road in order to find Mesrine.

MAT-49 - 9mm.


During the Deauville casino shootout, Mesrine draws a IMI Uzi submachine gun after running out of ammunition for his pistols.




AKMS's are used in two different scenes, one time by François Besse during the Deauville casino shootout, and one time by Charlie Bauer against Jacques Dallier. This weapon is distinguished by its slanted muzzle brake, front sight, and bulged handguard.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm.
François Besse (Mathieu Amalric) firing an AKMS at police officers.
Charly Bauer (Gérard Lanvin) with an AKMS.


Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) is briefly seen with an AKS in one scene while he gets into a car. It appears to not be the same used by Charlie Bauer, mostly because of a continuity error.

AKS - 7.62x39mm.

Ruger Mini-14

Ruger Mini-14 rifles can be seen on the hands of the policemen when assassinating Mesrine.

There is also an Uzi in there.
Uzi on the right.


During the manhunt on Mesrine, the French Army soldiers are armed with MAS-36 rifles, the FAMAS only being a prototype and still in testing at the time.


Remington Model 700

When waiting the money after kidnapping Lefebvre, Mesrine shoots a unmarked police car, in order to "test their windshield".


Other weapon

Russian F1 hand grenade

Just like the real Mesrine when he was assassinated, he was carrying a bag full of guns and F1 hand grenades on the floor of his BMW.

Russian F1 Hand grenade.

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