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Captain America: The First Avenger

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Captain America: The First Avenger
Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Joe Johnston
Release Date 2011
Language English
Studio Marvel Studios
Distributor Walt Disney Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Steve Rogers / Captain America Chris Evans
Johann Schmidt / Red Skull Hugo Weaving
Peggy Carter Hayley Atwell
Sgt. James "Bucky" Barnes Sebastian Stan
Dum Dum Dugan Neal McDonough
Director Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson

Captain America: The First Avenger is the 2011 feature film adaptation of the Marvel comic book series. Directed by Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer), the film stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, a young man from Brooklyn who during the Second World War, desires to join the US war effort, but is rejected due to his undersized stature. When he volunteers to be part of a secret US program, Rogers then finds himself genetically transformed into the world's first super soldier. The First Avenger is also part of "Phase One" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that includes Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor and culminated in 2012's The Avengers. In addition to the 2012 film, Chris Evans returned as Captain America in the standalone sequels Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War as well as 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron and 2019's Avengers: Endgame. Hayley Atwell would return as Peggy Carter in several MCU productions, including a Marvel One-Shot and a 2015 ABC television series.

The following weapons were used in the film Captain America: The First Avenger:



Colt M1911A1

The M1911A1 appears as the sidearm of the US forces in the film as Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), and Sgt. James "Bucky" Barnes (Sebastian Stan) employ them as their sidearms during the film.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Peggy picks up the M1911A1.
Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) tests Cap's shield with the M1911A1. The pistol in that scene is shown to be uncocked, and Agent Carter never cocks it, so it should not have been able to fire.
Cap chambers his M1911A1 before going into battle.
Cap holds his M1911A1 aboard the HYDRA train.
Bucky fires his M1911A1 at a HYDRA soldier. Interestingly, Bucky fired 9 rounds (which is one round more than the maximum capacity of the magazine) from his sidearm before reloading and using Captain America's weapon.
Captain America charges into battle with the M1911A1.
Captain America opens fire with his M1911A1.

Luger P08

Johann Schmidt, aka Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) uses a Luger P08 as his sidearm early in the film. Later, after embracing the Tesseract technology he uses an energy-based weapon with similiar styling to a luger, but it's an entirely fabricated prop gun.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Original Prop Weapon
Red Skull holds his Luger style energy pistol on Captain America.
Red Skull holds the Luger style energy pistol.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

As Peggy picks up an M1911A1, several Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers can be seen.

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Peggy picks up the M1911A1, and several revolvers are seen.

Walther PPK

Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) uses a Walther PPK as her sidearm in the film. She most notably wields it after Rogers is made into Captain America, trying to shoot HYDRA spy Heinz Kruger (Richard Armitage).

Walther PPK - .380 ACP
Peggy fires her PPK at Kruger.
Peggy takes aim with her PPK.
Peggy fires the PPK.

Walther P38

Heinz Kruger (Richard Armitage) uses a Walther P38 during his attack on the SSR laboratory early in the film, and his subsequent escape through the streets of New York. In typical film fashion, he fires far more rounds than the pistol can hold. Another notable goof is that it does not lock empty, but simply clicks when Kruger tries to fire it. An actor portraying Hitler is seen with a Walther P38 before he's "knocked out" during Captain America's war bonds tour.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory; World War II dated) - 9x19mm
Kruger fires his P38.
Kruger fires his P38 at Steve Rogers, but misses each time.
Kruger holds a boy as his human shield as he tries to flee.
Kruger threatens to shoot the boy before finding his P38 empty. Note that the slide does not lock back and when Kruger tries to fire it, it simply clicks.
The actor holds the P38.
Captain America "knocks" the actor portraying Hitler to the ground. Note that the actor is now holding a Luger P08 instead of the P38.

Webley Mk VI

James Montgomery Falsworth (J. J. Feild) is equipped with a Webley Mk VI.

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Falsworth fires his Webley.

Colt M1917 Revolver

Dum Dum Dugan (Neal McDonough) can be seen with what appears to be a Colt M1917 Revolver during the raid on Red Skull's mountain hideout.

Colt M1917 Revolver (Military issue with lanyard ring) - .45 ACP. Note the unsupported ejector rod - common of Colt revolvers of the period, as well as the Colt-style cylinder release latch and blade front sight.
Production image of Dum Dum Dugan using his M1917 revolver.
Dugan fires his revolver on the right.

Submachine Guns


James Montgomery Falsworth (J. J. Feild) and Jacques Dernier (Bruno Ricci) carry Sten MkII submachine guns as their chief firearms after joining Captain America's "Howling Commandos". Some of the energy-based HYDRA weapons also appear to be mocked-up Stens submachine guns as well.

Sten MkII Sub Machine Gun - 9x19mm
James Montgomery Falsworth (J. J. Feild) on the left holds the Sten. Note how the bolt is locked on safe.
Falsworth holds his Sten during the "Howling Commandos" montage.
Jacques Dernier to the very left aiming his Sten.
James Montgomery Falsworth, the British Howling Commando to the left, holding his Sten.
Falsworth fires his Sten during the attack on the HYDRA base.

M1921 Thompson

An old woman has a M1921 Thompson submachine gun under her desk at the entrance of the SSR research facility. The woman tries to fire the Thompson at Heinz Kruger (Richard Armitage) after his attack on the facility, but is gunned down by Kruger. Kruger takes the Thompson and subsequently uses it until it runs out of ammo. Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans) uses the A variant fitted with a 50 round drum magazine in an American propaganda film.

Colt M1921A Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP
The Thompson lies under the desk. Note the "Model of 1921" markings.
The old woman tries to fire her Thompson, but is gunned down.
Heinz Kruger (Richard Armitage) firing his M1928 Thompson from a car.
Colt M1921A Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
Captain America wielding the M1921A Thompson in an American propaganda film.

M1928A1 Thompson

Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Sgt. James "Bucky" Barnes (Sebastian Stan), and Gabe Jones (Derek Luke) as well as other American soldiers use the M1928A1 Thompson throughout the film. Captain America (Chris Evans) also has one slung over his shoulder in some scenes. In a deleted scene, both Gabe and Dum Dum Dugan (Neal McDonough) are seen with the Thompson.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
A production image of Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) leading American troops while carrying the Thompson.
A production image of Captain America with a Thompson slung.
Bucky Barnes on the near left opens fire with the Thompson.
Bucky reloads his Thompson submachine gun aboard the HYDRA train.
Gabe Jones holds his Thompson on the HYDRA train.
US trooper armed with the the Thompson on the right.
Peggy fires her Thompson.
In a deleted scene, Dum Dum Dugan (Neal McDonough) uses the Thompson.
In a deleted scene, Gabe is seen with the Thompson.


German soldiers and HYDRA soldiers use the MP40 submachine gun throughout the film, most notably during the opening scene in Norway.

MP40 - 9x19mm
German soldiers carry the MP40 submachine gun throughout the film, most notably during the beginning scene in Norway.
A German soldier holds his MP40.
A couple of German soldiers hold their MP40 submachine guns.

M3/M3A1 "Grease Gun"

Jim Morita (Kenneth Choi), one of the "Howling Commandos", uses a M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun" as his primary firearm throughout the film. A US soldier is also seen with an M3 during the final attack on the HYDRA base.

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP. The later model M3A1 would eliminate the crank lever for cocking the bolt, and instead used a simple hole in the bolt for the shooter to use their finger.
Morita with his Grease Gun on his lap.


Kenneth Choi as Jim Morita in a behind-the-scenes featurette.


Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun"

Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan (Neal McDonough), one of Captain America's "Howling Commandos" carries a Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun" as his primary firearm throughout the film. Colonel Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) also carries one during the the final battle at the HYDRA base.

Winchester 1897 - 12 gauge
A shot of Dugan with his Winchester.
"Dum Dum" Dugan (Neal McDonough) on the right holds the Winchester "Trench Gun".
Dugan fires the Winchester.
Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan (Neal McDonough) with his Winchester "Trench Gun".
"Dum Dum" Dugan fires his Winchester on HYDRA soldiers during the final attack.
Col. Phillips holds his Winchester shotgun after dispatching a HYDRA soldier.


M1 Garand Rifle

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) uses an M1 Garand during his training for the super soldier test. Several American soldiers also carry and use the M1 Garand during battle scenes.

M1 Rifle - .30-06
Steve Rogers crawls with his Garand.
US troops during the final attack.

M1 Carbine

Various US soldiers use the M1 Carbine in both regular and A1 folding-stock configurations throughout the film.

World War II Era M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
M1A1 Carbine - .30 Carbine.
In a war film, US soldiers behind Captain America are armed with the M1 Carbine.
"Howling Commando" Jacques Dernier (Bruno Ricci) with his M1A1 Carbine.


Kenneth Choi as Jim Morita with his M3 and Bruno Ricci as Jacques Dernier with his M1A1 in a behind-the-scenes featurette.

M1941 Johnson rifle

Sgt. James "Bucky" Barnes (Sebastian Stan) uses a customized, scoped M1941 Johnson rifle in the mountains. It is incorrectly portrayed as a bolt action rifle when it is, in fact, semi-automatic.

M1941 Johnson Rifle - .30-06
A production image of Bucky aiming the M1941 Johnson.
Looking through the sniper scope mounted on the M1941 Johnson rifle.
Bucky takes aim with the M1941 Johnson rifle.
Bucky chambers a fresh round. Note that pulling the bolt would actually waste a shell since that the M1941 Johnson rifle is semi-automatic.

M1903A1 Springfield

In a deleted scene, Sgt. James "Bucky" Barnes (Sebastian Stan) uses an M1903A1 Springfield with scope.

M1903A1 Springfield sniper rifle (.30-06) fitted with a 7.8x Unertl scope used in Letters from Iwo Jima.
In a deleted scene, Sgt. James "Bucky" Barnes (Sebastian Stan) uses an M1903A1 Springfield with scope.
In a deleted scene, Sgt. James "Bucky" Barnes (Sebastian Stan) with the M1903A1 Springfield.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919A4

Gabe Jones (Derek Luke), one of Captain America's "Howling Commandos" carries a Browning M1919A4 machine gun as his firearm of choice. Instead of being mounted on a vehicle, the M1919A4 is carried with a shoulder strap and fired from the chest by Gabe.

Browning M1919A4 - .30-06
Screen used resin stunt gun fitted with leather sling and forward grip and ammunition box.
Gabe is seen to the right of Captain America firing his Browning M1919A4.
Gabe Jones fires his M1919 during the final attack.


Mk 2 hand grenade

A dummy Mk 2 hand grenade is thrown by Colonel Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) at the U.S. Army super soldier boot camp.

Mk 2 hand grenade
Colonel Phillips holds the dummy grenade.
Pvt. Steve Rogers shows heroism by landing on top of the dummy grenade.

Mills Bomb

James Montgomery Falsworth (J. J. Feild), one of the "Howling Commandos", carries several Mills bombs in the film.

Mills Bomb High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Screen-used Mills bombs from Captain America: The First Avenger. These were provided by Tarver Productions Ltd.
James Montgomery Falsworth (J. J. Feild), one of the "Howling Commandos", carries several Mills bombs in the film.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranates are used by several freed "Howling Commandos" during the raid on a HYDRA base imprisoning them. In this film, the Model 24's inaccurately emit a 'ping' sound when armed, as with an Allied hand grenade using a safety pin and arming lever arrangement, whereas German WW2 grenades used a pull-cord fuse design.

Model 24 Stielhandgranates on a rack mounted on the side of a motorcycle.

Custom Weapons

The HYDRA organization wields several custom weapons including custom machine guns, energy weapons, and flamethrowers.

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Note a possible MP40 on the ground next to the feet of the HYDRA soldier on the very left of the screencap.
A Hydra soldier uses the flamethrowers.
Closeup of the tank's pulse cannon.
Hydra soldiers box Captain America in with their flamethrowers.
Good shot of the flamethrowers in a production still.

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