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The Fourth Protocol

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The Fourth Protocol (1987)

The following weapons were used in the film The Fourth Protocol:


Makarov PM

The Makarov PM is the sidearm carried by Valeri Petrofsky (Pierce Brosnan) throughout the movie.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Major Pavlov (Michael J. Jackson) can briefly be seen with a Makarov PM.
A side view of Major Pavlov's pistol.
Petrofsky loading his Makarov before he meets with his "wife" Irina Vassilievna.
Petrofsky keeps his Makarov close at hand.
Petrofsky briefly uses his Makarov during the SAS assault.
The Makarov on the floor after Petrofsky drops it.

Walther P5

John Preston (Michael Caine) carries a Walther P5 as his sidearm in the film.

Walther P5 - 9x19mm
Preston takes out his P5 whilst surveilling the transmitter in Maldon.
Preston with his P5 when they locate the garage for Petrofsky's motorcycle.
A side view of Preston's P5 during the assault on Petrofsky's house.

Browning Hi-Power

Barry Banks (Matthew Marsh) carries a Browning Hi-Power as his sidearm in the film.

British L9A1 - 9x19mm
Barry drawing his Browning drawn whilst pursuing Petrofsky.
Barry aiming his Browning.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Heckler & Koch MP5A3s fitted with slimline handguards are used by members of the SAS assault team during the raid on Valeri Petrofsky's house.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with slimline handguard - 9x19mm
A pair of SAS troopers breach the front door. Note that the cocking handle on the MP5A3 is locked in the rear psotion. meaning that it is incapable of firing.
A trooper ascends the stairs with his MP5A3 at the ready.
A pair of SAS trooper preparing the enter the attic in which Petrofsky is holed up.
A member of the assault team firing his MP5A3.



Several Soviet soldiers can be seen with AK-47s.

AK-47, type III - 7.62x39mm
Several Soviet soldiers with what appear to be AK-47s
A soldier standing guard with his AK-47
Although the receiver is never clearly seen to determine if it is actually a milled AK-47, the rifle has a wide front sight block and a gas block without a bayonet lug, both features of the original AK-47 as opposed to the later AKM type rifles.


The Soviet soldier that escorts Valeri Petrofsky (Pierce Brosnan) carries an AKS-47.

AKS-47, type III - 7.62x39mm
The guard behind Petrofsky has a folding stock AKS-47 type rifle.
A side view of the rifle. Note the un-ribbed top cover and wide front sight block.

Unidentified Hunting Rifles

A number of unidentfied rifles can be seen in a rack in the cabin belonging to General Pavel Borisov (Ned Beatty).

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An SAS sharpshooter can be seen with an L1A1 fitted with an IWS night vision sight during the raid on Valeri Petrofsky's house.

L1A1 SLR with IWS night vision sight - 7.62x51mm NATO
An SAS trooper with his L1A1 at the ready.
This trooper does not take part in the assault, but rather stays opposite the house with the assault team commander.

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