Discord-logo.jpg Join our Discord!
If you have been locked out of your account you can request a password reset here.

Messenger of Death

From Internet Movie Firearms Database - Guns in Movies, TV and Video Games
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Question mark 2.jpg


This article currently has one or more unidentified weapons.
If you can help identify any of the weapons labelled "unknown," please do so.

Messenger of Death
Messenger of Death Poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Release Date 1988
Studio Golan-Globus Productions
Distributor Cannon Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Garret Smith Charles Bronson
Jastra Watson Trish Van Devere
Orville Beecham Charles Dierkop
Willis Beecham Jeff Corey
Zenas Beecham John Ireland
Homer Foxx Laurence Luckinbill
The assassin John Solari

Messenger of Death is a 1988 thriller starring Charles Bronson as Garret Smith, a Denver newspaper reporter who discovers a conspiracy involving land and water rights while investigating the murder of a Mormon family. This film was directed by J. Lee Thompson, who was responsible for such films as Northwest Frontier, St. Ives, Death Wish 4, and The Guns of Navarone.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Messenger of Death:



Colt Detective Special

The Colt Detective Special is used by Chief Barney Doyle (Daniel Benzali) and by Homer Foxx (Laurence Luckinbill).

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Chief Doyle (Daniel Benzali) with his revolver.
A closer view of Doyle's revolver. Notice the six shots in the cylinder.
Homer Foxx (Laurence Luckinbill) with Doyle's revolver in hand.
Foxx puts the revolver to his own head.

Ruger Security Six

What appears to be a Ruger Security Six is carried by a Mormon.

Ruger Security Six - .357 Magnum
One of the Mormons with a revolver in holster. The grip looks Ruger-ish.

Unidentified snub nose revolver

Garret Smith owns a snub nose revolver. It is seen only in a holster.

One of the Mormons holds Garret Smith's snub nose revolver in its holster.

Beretta 84B

In the final scene, the assassin (John Solari) tries to kill Garret Smith (Charles Bronson) with a suppressed pistol. It is appears to be a Beretta 84B.

Beretta 84B (earlier version with round trigger guard) - .380 ACP.
The assassin (John Solari) aims his suppressed pistol at Garret Smith.
Another view of the same scene.


Ithaca 37

In the opening scene, the assassin (John Solari) uses an Ithaca 37 pump shotgun to kill the entire family of fundamentalist Mormon Orville Beecham.

Ithaca 37 riot version - 12 Gauge.
The assassin approaches Beecham's house with his Ithaca 37 in hand.
A close-up view of the muzzle.
The assassin at work.

Single Barreled Top Break Shotgun

In the opening scene, Mrs. Orville Beecham unsuccessfully tries to protect herself and her children with a single barreled top break shotgun. Garret Smith (Charles Bronson) is seen with a single barreled shotgun during the scene in the Mormon cemetery.

For comparison: Harrington & Richardson Pardner - 12 gauge
Mrs. Beecham hastily charges the shotgun.
The shotgun is seen near the body of Mrs. Beecham.
For comparison: Montgomery Ward Texas Ranger - 16 gauge. This model was also available in 12 gauge, 20 gauge and .410 bore.
Garret Smith looks at the shotgun.
Garret Smith with the shotgun.

Double Barreled Side by Side Shotgun

In several scenes, Zenas Beecham (John Ireland) is seen with a double barreled side by side shotgun of unknown model.

Zenas Beecham (John Ireland) with a double barreled shotgun.
A view of the stock of the shotgun.
Zenas Beecham waits for the attack by his brother Willis.

Double Barreled Over and Under Shotgun

Several double barreled over and under shotguns are seen during the attack by Willis Beecham's men on the farm of his brother Zenas Beecham.

Zenas Beecham's man fires his over and under shotgun.


Winchester Model 1892

Willis Beecham (Jeff Corey) and several of his men are armed with Winchester Model 1892 rifles during the shootout at Zenas Beecham's farm.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine.
Willis Beecham (Jeff Corey) with Winchester and his son Orville Beecham (Charles Dierkop) with bolt action rifle.
Willis Beecham fires his Winchester.
A closer view of the barrel of Willis Beecham's rifle.
One of Willis Beecham's men with a Winchester rifle.
One of Willis Beecham's men fires his Winchester.

Winchester Model 1894

A Winchester Model 1894 is seen in Willis Beecham's house.

Winchester 1894 - .30-30.
Messenger of Death-Winchester94-1.jpg

Winchester Model 70

A "Pre-64" Winchester Model 70 bolt action rifle is used by Orville Beecham (Charles Dierkop) during the attack on Zenas Beecham's farm.

Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 - .30-06
Orville Beecham (Charles Dierkop) (in the middle) and the man at the right are armed with bolt action rifles of different models. Orville Beecham's rifle appears to be a "Pre-64" Winchester Model 70. The man at the left is armed with a lever action rifle.
Willis Beecham (Jeff Corey) with a Winchester and his son Orville Beecham (Charles Dierkop) with a bolt action rifle.

Unidentified Bolt Action Rifles

Various bolt action rifles are seen during the attack by Willis Beecham's men on the farm of his brother Zenas Beecham.

Orville Beecham (Charles Dierkop) (in the middle) carries a "Pre-64" Winchester Model 70. The man at the right is armed with unidentified bolt action rifle. The man at the left holds a lever action rifle.
One of Willis Beecham's men with a bolt action rifle.
One of Willis Beecham's men fires a bolt action rifle.

Do Not Sell My Personal Information