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Weapons of Death (Napoli spara!)

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Weapons of Death (Napoli spara!)
Napoli spara Poster.jpg
Original Italian Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Mario Caiano
Release Date 1977
Language Italian
Studio Capitolina Produzioni Cinematografiche
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commissioner Belli Leonard Mann
Santoro Henry Silva
Lucia Parisi Ida Galli
Guidi Jeff Blynn
Gennarino Massimo Deda
Don Alfredo Tino Bianchi

Weapons of Death (original title Napoli spara!, "Naples fires") is a 1977 Italian crime movie directed by Mario Caiano. Police commissioner Belli (Leonard Mann) investigates the activities of the ruthless robber Santoro (Henry Silva). When all attempts to bring Santoro to justice fail, Belli decides to fight fire with fire.

The following weapons were used in the film Weapons of Death (Napoli spara!):


Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen.

A 3rd. Gen Colt Detective Special is Commissioner Belli's (Leonard Mann) personal weapon.

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Belli aims his revolver.
Belli fires during the car chase.
A grip can be seen.
Belli arrests Santoro.
Belli holds his revolver and a Smith & Wesson, taken from a criminal.

Smith & Wesson Military & Police

Various criminals are armed with Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolvers. They have different grips and barrel length. A revolver with plain grips and lanyard ring can be a Smith & Wesson Victory Model.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Victory Model - .38 S&W
A robber holds a revolver during the casino heist.
Another view of the same scene.
Commissioner Belli (Leonard Mann) holds his Colt Detective Special and a Smith & Wesson, taken from a criminal.

Llama Comanche (small caliber version?)

In the scene of the car chase a criminal who drives the tank car is armed with a revolver that appears to be a Llama Comanche. The large space between the frame and the cylinder allows to guess that it's a .22 caliber version of a standard revolver.

Llama Comanche - .357 Magnum
The driver draws his revolver.

Astra Target Revolver

In one scene Santoro (Henry Silva) is seen on a shooting range with a long-barreled revolver. Judging by the rounded front side of the frame, this is some Astra model.

Santoro holds the revolver.
A close view of the revolver. It has target sights and a barrel weight.
The Astra style shape of the front side of the frame is seen.

Unidentified revolvers

In several scenes various criminals carry revolvers.

One of Santoro's henchmen holds a revolver. It appears to be some Smith & Wesson model with target sights.
A criminal with revolver during the night shootout.


Walther P38

In the opening scene one of the robbers is armed with a Walther P38.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A criminal draws his pistol.
The pistol is partially seen in the bottom.

Beretta M1951

Beretta M1951 are used by both police and criminals.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
Santoro's henchman with a Beretta M1951 during the train robbery. Next to him Santoro himself holds a FNA-B 43 SMG.
One of Santoro's henchmen holds a Beretta M1951 during the heist.
Santoro's henchman, disguised as a firefighter, fires his pistol.
Santoro (Henry Silva) fires a Beretta M1951 in the final scene. In previous moment he holds an M1911-style pistol.

Beretta M1934

Beretta M1934 pistols are seen in hands of both criminals and police.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
A criminal at the far left holds what appears to be a Beretta M1934.
Santoro's henchman draws Beretta M1934.
A policeman holds a discharged pistol. The shape and size match M1934.
A police detective holds a pistol in the final scene. Like in previous case, the shape and size match M1934.

M1911-style pistols

M1911-style pistols are carried by Santoro's henchmen in several scenes.

A criminal holds a railwayman at gunpoint during the train robbery.
Another view of the pistol. It seems to have a ring trigger spur. The general outlook of the pistol resembles a Vis wz. 35.
Santoro's driver fires his pistol during the attack of rival criminals.
Next moment the pistol is seen near the body of the driver.
One of the robbers during the heist in casino is armed with a M1911-style pistol.
In the final scene Santoro (Henry Silva) fires an M1911-style pistol.
Santoro jumps from the train with pistol in hand. Next moment it switches to Beretta M1951.

Submachine Guns

Beretta Model 38/44

Beretta Model 38/44 SMGs are seen in hands of police.

Beretta Model 38/44 - 9x19mm
A policemen at the left holds his Beretta M38/44 during the arrest of a criminal.
A prison officer (Corpo degli Agenti di Custodia) carries a Beretta M38/44.

Beretta M12

Beretta M12 SMGs are used by both police and criminals.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
A bank robber holds his SMG in the opening scene.
Another criminal with Beretta M12 in the same scene.
A close view of the Beretta.

FNA-B 43

Santoro (Henry Silva) and several of his men carry FNA-B 43 SMGs during numerous heists.

FNA-B 43 - 9x19mm
Masked Santoro holds a FNA-B 43 during the train robbery.
Santoro fires at a policeman in the same scene.
Santoro aims his SMG.

Sten Mk II

One of Santoro's henchmen is armed with a Sten Mk II in several scenes.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A criminal with Sten during the train robbery.
A close view of the Sten.
A criminal hits a security guard with his Sten.

M1921AC Thompson

One of Santoro's henchmen is armed with a M1921AC Thompson in several scenes.

Colt M1921AC Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP
A barrel of the Thompson is seen at the left.
A robber with Thompson during the casino heist.
A foregrip can be seen.


Double Barreled Shotgun

During the attack of rival criminals on Santoro one of the attackers is armed with a double barreled shotgun.

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