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The Business

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The Business (2005)

The Business is a 2005 British gangster movie written and directed by Nick Love set in the Thatcher era during the 1980s "Costa del Crime" in Spain. The film starts with Frankie (Danny Dyer) who is on the run from London to start a new life in Malaga, only to end up in the world of organized crime.

The following weapons were used in the film The Business:


Makarov PM

Charlie (Tamer Hassan) is shown using a Makarov PM in the in medias res opening.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Charlie with his PM during a holdup.
Charlie aims his PM at Sonny (Roland Manookian).

Walther PP

Frankie (Danny Dyer) is shown using a Walther PP in the in medias res opening.

Post war Walther PP Pistol - .32 ACP. Though most of the pistols built immediately after the war were made by Manurhin of France (under license), the guns are marked "Made in West Germany".
Frankie's PP in his right hand.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Frankie takes a Smith & Wesson Model 36 during the opening holdup.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
The S&W 36 in Frankie's left hand.


M1911A1s are used by various characters throughout the film.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
Charlie shows Frankie how to shoot.
Charlie reloads.
Frankie tries it himself.
A Dutch gangster threatens Carlos (Eduardo Duro).
Sammy lays out part of his arsenal on his coffee table. Note the Walther P38 as well.
Charlie harvests more lamb.
#9 in the stash.

Walther P38

Sammy (Geoff Bell) has a few Walther P38s in his arsenal.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Sammy hands a P38 to Charlie.
TheBusiness P38 02.jpg
Sammy prepares to administer justice amongst thieves.
Danny 2 (Daniel Naylor) shoots Andy (Andy Parfitt) in the foot.
TheBusiness P38 05.jpg

Beretta Model 70

Sammy has a Beretta Model 70 in his arsenal.

Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
Sammy pulls a Beretta Model 70 from his pants.
Carly (Georgina Chapman) hands Sammy his Beretta Model 70.
The Beretta logo is visible on the grips.
Sammy points his Beretta at Frankie.
TheBusiness Cheetah 05.jpg

Beretta 92FS

Beretta 92FS pistols are used by various characters throughout the film.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Sammy with one of his Berettas.
Sammy clears the chamber.
Danny (Adam Bolton) fires his suppressed Beretta.
Ronnie (Eddie Webber) fires his suppressed Beretta.
Frankie with his suppressed Beretta.
Three Beretta 92FSs (#8) in Sammy's stash.


Ronnie explains why he doesn't like automatics in a deleted scene.
Frankie with his Beretta in a making-of.

Jericho 941 R

Sammy has at least two Jericho 941 Rs in his arsenal, both of which are anachronisms, due to the film's 1980s setting.

Jericho 941 R (early model) - 9x19mm. The Jericho 941 F version moved the decocker from the slide to the frame
Sammy with his Jericho as he and Charlie test out their body armor.
TheBusiness 941 02.jpg
Sammy's Jericho has a unique suppressor.
Charlie with another Jericho. This one has a normal cylindrical suppressor attached.
Sammy's suppressed Jericho (#6) in the stash.


Charlie with his suppressed Jericho in a making-of.

Smith & Wesson Model 629

Part of Sammy's stash includes a short-barreled Smith & Wesson 629 which Ronnie (Eddie Webber) takes during the assassination attempt.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 with 3" Barrel - .44 Magnum
#3 in the stash.

Beretta 92FS Inox

Charlie hands Frankie a Beretta 92FS Inox, which, oddly enough, is not seen in Sammy's stash.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Frankie takes the Inox from Charlie.
TheBusiness Inox 02.jpg

Taurus PT92AFS

Sammy has a Taurus PT92AFS in his arsenal. Since this is a later model PT92AFS, it is an anachronism.

Taurus PT92AFS stainless steel (modern production model without accessory rails) - 9x19mm
#4 in the stash.

Beretta 93R

Sammy has a Beretta 93R in his arsenal.

Beretta 93R - 9x19mm
#5 in the stash.

Heckler & Koch P7

Sammy carries a suppressed Heckler & Koch P7 during the assassination attempt.

Heckler & Koch P7 with suppressor - 9x19mm
TheBusiness P7 01.jpg
TheBusiness P7 02.jpg

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket

Frankie finds an engraved Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket with yellowed ivory-like grips in Carly's (Georgina Chapman) bag.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket (Other side) - .25 ACP
Frankie finds the Colt Vest Pocket.
TheBusiness VP 02.jpg
Frankie points the Colt at Carly.

Colt Python revolver

Sammy has what appears to be a Colt Python revolver in his arsenal.

#10 in the stash.


Remington Model 870

One of Charlie's partners in the Peckham armored car robbery is armed with a Remington Model 870.

Remington 870 Police Magnum customized with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge (credit to Predator 20)
TheBusiness R870 01.jpg
TheBusiness R870 02.jpg

Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun

Both Charlie and Sammy are armed with Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotguns during the Peckham robbery.

Remington Spartan Sawed Off shotgun - 12 gauge
Sammy with his sawn-off.
Charlie with his sawn-off.
Another sawn-off in Sammy's arsenal.


Danny (Adam Bolton) says he prefers a sawn-off in a deleted scene.

Winchester Model 1300

Charlie uses a Winchester Model 1300 when testing out body armor and can also be seen holding the shotgun in the film's cover. Frankie uses a Model 1300 in a deleted scene.

Winchester Model 1300 with extended tube & rubber Butt pad - 12 Gauge
Charlie readies himself to be shot with Sammy's Jericho.
Charlie loads his shotgun to return the favor.
Note the Winchester wording on the barrel.
TheBusiness W1300 04.jpg


Charlie and Frankie fire their shotguns at buzzards in a deleted scene.
Ditto, same deleted scene.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser Modified

Danny (Adam Bolton) uses a Mossberg 500 Cruiser during the assassination attempt. Charlie uses it in a deleted scene.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser Modified - 12 Gauge
Danny takes the Mossberg.
#2 in the stash.


Charlie and Frankie fire their shotguns at buzzards in a deleted scene. Note the Pachmayr pistol grip on the Mossberg.
Ditto, same deleted scene.

Submachine guns

Beretta M12

Spanish police are armed with Beretta M12 submachine guns. Charlie takes one during the assassination attempt.

Beretta PM12S - 9x19mm
Spanish police fire upon drug smugglers. If not for the making of, it'd be impossible to ID.
TheBusiness M12 02.jpg
Charlie takes an M12 from Sammy's gun stash.
TheBusiness M12 04.jpg
#1 in the stash.


A Spanish policeman with his M12 in a making-of.


A Spanish officer is armed with an Uzi.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
TheBusiness Uzi 01.jpg


Sammy has a CETME C2 submachine gun. A cutaway to Colombia shows a cartel member with one as well.

CETME C2 - 9x19mm Parabellum
TheBusiness C2 01.jpg
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Heckler & Koch HK33

Charlie and Frankie fire Heckler & Koch HK33s during a montage.

Heckler & Koch HK33A2 with 25-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
TheBusiness HK33 01.jpg
#7 in the stash.


Frankie with his HK33 in a making-of.
Charlie and Frankie with their HK33s in a making-of.

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