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Carnosaur 3: Primal Species

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Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996)

Carnosaur 3: Primal Species is the 1996 Roger Corman-produced sequel to Carnosaur and Carnosaur 2.

The following weapons were used in the film Carnosaur 3: Primal Species:


Glock 17

All of the U.S. military personnel in the movie, along with Dr. Hodges (Janet Gunn), use the Glock 17.

Glock 17 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm.
"Shoot for the neck!" On the right, Dr. Hodges (Janet Gunn) holds the Glock 17.
"Should've kept my ass at home!"

Makarov PM

The terrorist leader Dolan (Cyril O'Reilly) carries what appears to be a Makarov PM as his sidearm. He is seen firing it at the beginning of the movie.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Dolan fires the pistol.
The terrorist leader Dolan (Cyril O'Reilly) armed with the pistol.


Franchi SPAS-12

Polcheck (Rick Dean) carries a Franchi SPAS-12 throughout most of the movie. A soldier at the beginning of the movie is also seen handing a SPAS-12 to a comrade.

Franchi SPAS-12 - 12 gauge
A SPAS-12 can be slightly seen on the left.
The SPAS-12 carried by Polcheck.
Polcheck with his SPAS-12.

Assault Rifles

Norinco Type 56

Multiple Norinco Type 56 AK rifles were seen being used by the terrorists at the beginning of the film to kill the American soldiers transporting the Carnosaurs. All of the Type 56s in the movie appear to be semi-automatic civilian versions (as evidenced by the bolts moving in a semi-automatic tempo); however, the sound editor dubbed in the sound of automatic gunfire on the soundtrack whenever the weapons are fired.

Norinco Type 56 (Imported into the U.S. as the Norinco AKS-47 or AKS-47 Sporter) - 7.62x39mm
A Terrorist armed with an Norinco Type 56. Note the blank-firing adapter screwed into the end of the barrel.
Firing the rifle.

Norinco MAK-90

At least one of the terrorists in the movie used an Norinco MAK-90 rifle, the "post-ban" semi-automatic civilian version of the Chinese Norinco Type 56. It is recognizable by the thumbhole stock.

Norinco MAK-90 - 7.62x39mm
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AR-15 A2

Most of the U.S. Army personnel, including the Special Forces unit led by Colonel Rance Higgins (Scott Valentine) use AR-15 A2-style assault rifles. Rance's team has tactical flashlights fitted to the barrels of their AR-15s. Due to sound F/X editing, the AR-15s are made to sound like fully automatic M16A2s, the U.S. service rifle, but the prop weapons used in the film are all semi-automatic civilian versions (whenever they're fired, the bolts only move in a semi-auto tempo). Some of the AR-15s actually feature M16A1-profile "pencil" barrels (notably: the rifles used by Rance's team that are equipped with weapon lights), while others feature heavy-contour barrels - these weapons may not be Colt guns.

Colt AR-15 A2 HBAR - 5.56x45mm
Colonel Rance Higgins (Scott Valentine) with an AR-15 A2.
Higgins and Proudfoot (Justina Vail) armed with the rifle. Note that Rance's rifle seems to be fitted with a Lone Star Ordnance pistol grip, suggesting that the rifle may be an Olympic Arms or Bushmaster gun (both of which were sold with this grip).

MGC M16 Replica

In all scenes where the AR-15s are not being fired, they are replaced by MGC M16 replica assault rifles fitted with M16A2 hand guards (some have the M16A1 flash hiders, while others still have the three-prong flash hider that came standard on the MGC rifles).

MGC M16 replica rifle
M16 (apparently an MGC replica) on the right.

Other weapons


A terrorist at the beginning of the film was seen armed with an M72 LAW rocket launcher, which was used to stop the convoy carrying the Carnosaurs.

M72 LAW - 66mm
M72 LAW in Carnosaur 3.

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