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The Outsider (1980)

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The Outsider (1980)

The Outsider is a 1980 drama written and directed by Tony Luraschi starring Craig Wasson and Sterling Hayden. It was adapted from the novel "The Heritage of Michael Flaherty" by Colin Leinster. Idealistic Vietnam veteran Michael Flaherty (Wasson), enthralled by the stories told to him by his grandfather (Hayden) and disillusioned by the lack of a clear cut cause in Vietnam, leaves his comfortable life in a Detroit suburb and goes to Ireland to fight for the IRA, only to discover that nothing is ever clear cut.

The following guns were used in the film The Outsider:


Webley Mk VI

Michael Flaherty (Craig Wasson) uses a Webley Mk VI to kidnap William Stanley (Allan Cuthbertson).

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Michael preps his Webley.
Michael sticks his Webley in Stanley's face.
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Granny with a Webley tucked into her couch cushions.

Webley Mk IV

Stanley pulls a Webley Mk IV out of his glovebox when he suspects a kidnapping attempt, but is not able to use it in time. Michael and Emmet Donovan (Niall O'Brien) use it to administer "justice" later on.

Webley Mk.IV WW2 British Army version chambered for .38 S&W
Stanley reached for his Webley.
Michael with Stanley's hidden Webley.

Walther PPK

Pat (Joe Dowling) pulls a Walther PPK during the kidnapping of Stanley.

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP
Pat holds a PPK to Stanley's head.

Walther P38

Tony Coyle (Frank Grimes) carries a Walther P38 and later hands it over to Michael.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Michael with Tony's P38.
Michael cocks his P38


The Farmer (Niall Toibin) pulls out an M1911A1 when he realizes he's been lured into a trap.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
The Farmer chambers a round into his M1911A1.

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

IRA gunmen are armed with M1928A1 Thompson submachine guns at various points in the movie.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
An IRA gunman with the Thompson as the checkpoint is prepped with explosives. The IRA was an early adopter of the Thompson.
The IRA gunman returns fire.
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An IRA bodyguard is seen with a MAC-10.

Ingram MAC-10 open bolt submachine gun - .45 ACP
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British troops use Sterling submachine guns.

Sterling Mk. IV Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
A soldier with the Ulster Defense Regiment with his Sterling.
A UDR sergeant (Derek Young) chats with John Russell (T.P. McKenna) while what may be the oldest enlisted man in the British army looks on.
A British sergeant (Gerry Alexander) fires his Sterling. (Hopefully he's just blinking).



British troops are armed with L1A1 SLRs, and one of the plot points involve the IRA getting their hands on a British weapon.

British Inch Pattern L1A1 SLR (Self Loading Rifle) chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO
A British soldier fires at the fleeing gunmen.
A British soldier tries to clear a jam in his SLR.
Tony with the captured SLR.

M1 Garand

Emmet uses an M1 Garand when he scouts out the first bombing in the film.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
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An IRA gunman uses an SMLE to fight off a British patrol. Tony takes it to snipe a soldier to get his SLR.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British.
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Machine Guns

L7 Machine Gun

An L7 Machine Gun is seen mounted on an armored car at a checkpoint.

British L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
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