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|Messenger of Death
||J. Lee Thompson
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:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
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
A closer view of Doyle's revolver. Notice the six shots in the cylinder.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.