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Six Against the Rock

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Six Against the Rock is a 1987 made-for-TV movie based on the true story of six convicts who attempted to break out of the infamous Alcatraz federal prison in May 1946, starring David Carradine, David Morse, Howard Hesseman, Charles Haid, Jan-Michael Vincent, and Paul Sanchez as the convicts with an appearance by Dennis Farina as Robert Stroud, better known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz".

The following firearms were used in the made-for-TV movie Six Against the Rock:

Six Against the Rock (1987)

M1903 Springfield

The Alcatraz tower guards and gun gallery guards, such as Bert Burch (Fred Lerner), all carry M1903 Springfield rifles. During the beginning of the escape, convict Bernard Coy (David Carradine) gets ahold of Burch's Springfield and uses it throughout most of the film, until it is carried by fellow escapee Marvin Hubbard (David Morse) towards the end.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
Officer Burch watches over the cell block with his Springfield rifle.
Coy aims his commandeered rifle at Officer Corwin.
Coy sits at Officer Miller's desk with the rifle.
Coy aims the rifle.
Hubbard stands behind Coy.
Coy during one of many confrontations with Cretzer.
Coy's rifle slung on his back as he tries to unjam a key.
Coy aims at a guard tower.
Coy fires at another guard tower.


Several Alcatraz guards and U.S. Marines are seen with M1911A1s in their holsters. Bernard Coy (David Carradine) takes one from guard Burch (Fred Lerner) during their struggle, then hands it down to fellow con Joseph "Dutch" Cretzer (Howard Hesseman), who uses it throughout the film. At times, this alternates with a Colt Mk IV Series 70 1911.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP
Coy sticks the pistol through the bars of the gun gallery.
Cretzer aims the M1911A1 at Durando.
Shockley stands behind Cretzer during one of his many confrontations with Coy.
Cretzer holds the M1911A1 on a guard during a search for yard key #107.
Cretzer holds his M1911A1 in a very unprofessional manner.
Cretzer fires at a hole in the roof created by the Marines' jackhammer.

Colt Mk IV Series 70

During several scenes, such as the first shootout with the guard assault team and some shots on the cell block roof, Cretzer's (Howard Hesseman) 1911 is a Colt Mk IV Series 70, as denoted by some of its parts.

It appears to be an MGC replica 1911, based on the large grip emblem. It would make sense, seeing as it's used for stunt work like being dropped and being tucked in the waist. - Gunmaster45
Colt 1911 Series 70 - .45 ACP
Cretzer ducks into a utility corridor after killing Officer Stites of the assault team sent in by the warden.
Coy knocks the pistol out of Cretzer's hand, landing under Shockley's foot.
As Cretzer jumps down into the utility corridor to avoid a grenade blast, the Colt Series 70 is tucked in his waistband.

M1928A1 Thompson

When the warden sends in teams of armed guards to attack the inmates, the guards are primarily armed with M1928A1 Thompsons fitted with 50-round drum magazines. Stites, the officer killed by Cretzer during the first assault, carried an M1928A1.

M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
The guards drag the beaten Officer Burch out of the gun gallery.
Two Thompsons lay on the ground after Officer Stites is gunned down.
Another officer fires at Cretzer when he retreats to the roof of a cell block.

M1 Garand

The U.S. Marines called to Alcatraz Island to respond to the attempted escape carry M1 Garand rifles, some fitted with grenade launchers.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Marines aim their grenade launchers at the side of the cellhouse.
As another Marine jackhammers to drop a grenade onto the cell block roof where Cretzer is, another Marine stands behind them with an M1 Garand.

M2 Mortar

The U.S. Marines called to Alcatraz Island to respond to the attempted escape use M2 Mortars when their grenades are unable to penetrate the cellhouse walls.

M2 60mm Mortar
Marines aim at the cellhouse.
The Marines with their mortars.

Winchester Model 1897

After dropping grenades into the cellhouse to force the inmates into the utility corridor, the warden sends in a team with "riot guns", Winchester Model 1897 shotguns, to kill them.

Winchester Model 1897 - 12 gauge. This is an imported copy of the non-take down version of the Winchester 1897 Shotgun (a Norinco 97W shotgun, imported by IAC).
A guard leads the assault team through the cellhouse.
A guard aims his Winchester '97 at Coy and Hubbard.

Mk 2 hand grenade

The Marines and guards throw Mk 2 hand grenades at the inmates, particularly Cretzer, when forcing them into the utility corridor on the last morning of the escape attempt.

Mk 2 training grenade
A grenade is dropped onto the cell block roof.

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