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Omega Man, The
The Omega Man is a 1971 science fiction thriller based on the novel "I Am Legend" written by Richard Matheson. This was actually the second feature film adaptation of the novel, the first being the 1964 film The Last Man on Earth. In the 1971 adaptation, Charlton Heston stars as Col. Robert Neville, who unexpectedly becomes the last human on earth devastated by a deadly virus. The novel would later be adapted again for the screen in 2007's I Am Legend, which used some of the elements added to this film. The Omega Man is considered by some to be part of Charlton Heston's unofficial trilogy of post apocalyptic films which included Planet of the Apes (1968) and Soylent Green.
The following weapons were used in the film Omega Man, The:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Rifles & Carbines
M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle
Robert Neville (Charlton Heston) uses an M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle with M3 active infrared scope and IR lamp and the bipod removed. The mutated plague-victims in "The Family" believe that Science and Technology are what ultimately led to the germ warfare that destroyed human civilization, so they categorically don't believe in using any technology above the bow and arrow level, particularly guns. Neville, meanwhile, has no compunction against using technology - I.E. hunting The Family with automatic rifles fitted with infrared scopes so he can see at night as well as they can.
Apparently the gun that the IR scope was taken from, there is an M3 Carbine sans scope (with the foregrip and electrical wiring attached) sitting on one of Neville's chairs in the apartment near the window. The M3 Carbine is also later seen in the gun rack.
Colt 1903/1908 Hammerless
The first time that Neville meets Lisa (Rosalind Cash) she is pointing a Nickel plated Colt 1903/08 Hammerless Pistol with Pearl grips at him. Unknown if it is the 32 or 380 caliber model. Note: In the very first scenes, Lisa's pistol is a silver painted rubber gun, probably the stunt weapon she handled during the night filming and the subsequent motorcycle chase.
Robert Neville (Charlton Heston) carries a M1911A1 in a brown holster throughout the film. He never draws nor fires it, but several M1911A1s are visible on a gun rack in Neville's Apartment.
Star Model B
Zachary (Lincoln Kilpatrick) tries to use a Star Model B Pistol to assassinate Neville with bad results.
Single Action Army
Dutch (Paul Koslo) carries a nickel plated Single Action Army revolver with ivory grips. This is most noticeable during the night time rescue of Neville at Dodger Stadium and later when Dutch rides up in his Motorcycle at the sanctuary.
Colt Official Police
A Colt Official Police is incidentally seen on the seat of an LAPD patrol car, the officers dead from the plague.
Smith & Wesson M76
Robert Neville (Charlton Heston) carries a Smith & Wesson M76 9mm Submachine gun throughout the film. The SMG is also wielded by Lisa (Rosalind Cash).
Robert Neville (Charlton Heston) has a German MP40 in his gun rack at his penthouse. It is amongst the guns smashed to the ground by Mathias' followers, but Neville manages to grab it and kill several mutants. A pivotal event in the film is when Neville has a chance to kill Mathias, but his gun jams (possibly a shell separation in the chamber or dud ammunition, since the open bolt mechanism works fine).
There is one scene that an M1A1 Thompson can be seen strapped to the back of Dutch's (Paul Koslo) motorcycle seat. An M1A1 is also seen on Neville's Gun rack in his apartment.
When Neville arrives at the other survivors hilltop hideout he is covered by Tommy (Brian Tochi). Tommy is using a Browning AN/M2 Machine Gun with a Browning M1919A6 Buttstock on a tripod.
Browning M2 Aircraft Version
Ithaca Model 37
Completely incidental and briefly seen, a dead Los Angeles Police officer lies near his Ithaca 37, a victim of the plague It is hard to see since the shot is a fast zoom to the dead man's face. Trivia: The actor playing the dead L.A. cop can be seen breathing when the camera lingers on him.
Robert Neville's Gun Racks
A variety of weapons that are not seen or utilized anywhere else in the film are seen here.
Several Danish Madsen M50 Submachine guns are seen in Neville's Gun rack in his apartment.
Never fired nor carried in the film, there is a Luger P08 Pistol on a gun rack in Neville's Apartment.
A post-war M1 Carbine is visible on one of Neville's Gun racks.
High Standard Shotgun
A High Standard shotgun (not sure of model) is visible on one of Neville's gun racks, but it is never fired or used.
An M1917 Enfield is seen on Neville's gun rack.
An M1 Garand rifle is seen on Neville's gun rack.
Several rifles which appear to be M1903 variants are on the rack but never fired or handled. One of them is briefly seen with a scope. Hard to see if it is an 03-A3 or an O3A4, but the scope is a commercial one.
Early Flashlight mounts
As in other films before the advent of integral flashlight mounts for submachine guns and other firearms, shooters had to make do. The DIY crude metal clamps that Robert Neville (Charlton Heston) uses to affix a large and bulky flashlight to his M76 Submachine gun was the precursor to the Surefire (and others) tactical lighting systems we enjoy today.