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China O'Brien II

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China O'Brien II
China OBrien2 DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Robert Clouse
Release Date 1990
Language English
Studio Fred Weintraub Productions
Golden Harvest Company
Main Cast
Character Actor
China O'Brien Cynthia Rothrock
Matt Conroy Richard Norton
Dakota Keith Cooke
Charlie Baskin Harlow Marks
Frank Atkins Frank Magner
Annie Atkins Tricia Quai
Jill Atkins Tiffany Soter

China O'Brien II is a 1990 direct to video action film that is a sequel to 1988's China O'Brien. The film was also directed by Robert Clouse and the same main trio returns two years after the events of the first film. The sequel follows China O'Brien, now the sheriff of Beaver Creek finds that recently escaped drug kingpin Charlie Baskin has arrived in the town in search of his ex-associate Frank Atkins who testified against Baskin and now is under witness protection.

The following weapons were used in the film China O'Brien II:


Ruger Security Six

What appears to be a Ruger Security Six is used by Charlie Baskin (Harlow Marks) during his prison break in the opening scene.

Ruger Security Six - .357 Magnum
Baskin fires at pursuers.
The revolver is seen blurry due to fast motions.
A close view of the muzzle and front sight.

Smith & Wesson Model 67

Charlie Baskin (Harlow Marks) and several of his men carry Smith & Wesson Model 67 (or possibly a nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 15) revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 67 with wood grips - .38 Special
Baskin's revolver is seen in holster at the right.
Vargas (Gary A. Rogers) holds a revolver in the night scene.
Baskin draws his revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 66

Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolvers are used by several of Baskin's henchmen.

Smith & Wesson Model 66 with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Jake (Jaren Harbrecht) threatens Frank Atkins.
A henchman holds a Model 67 revolver. Note that the scene is actually mirrored.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

During China's confrontation with Frank Atkins, his Charter Arms Bulldog (see below) switches to a Smith & Wesson Model 19 due to a continuity error. S&W Model 19 revolvers are also seen in hands of gangsters.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
China O'Brien (Cynthia Rothrock) picks up Atkins' revolver...
...and empties it.
Smith & Wesson Model 19, 6 inch "patridge" front sight barrel - .357 Magnum.
Vargas (Gary A. Rogers) holds a S&W Model 19 with 6" barrel.
Vargas surprised Deputy Russell.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

In the final scene Frank Atkins (Frank Magner) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Atkins holds the revolver.
Atkins wields the revolver in action.

Charter Arms Bulldog

A Charter Arms Bulldog is Frank Atkins' (Frank Magner) personal handgun.

Charter Arms Bulldog - .44 Special
Atkins raises his revolver at China O'Brien (Cynthia Rothrock).
China holds the revolver.

Charter Arms Off Duty

A stainless Charter Arms Off Duty (or possibly Charter Arms Undercover) is seen in hands of a stage magician (Joyce Schuyler) during the performance. Later the same movie prop is reused in the scene when a female killer (Melanie Good), posing as a stripper, assassinates private investigator Issacs. What appears to be the same revolver is carries by Baskin's henchman during the ambush in Atkins' house.

Charter Arms Off Duty Stainless - .38 Special
The magician fires at a "magic box".
A closer view of the revolver.
The stripper fires.
Another view of the revolver.
A henchman holds Dakota at gunpoint.
Another view of the revolver.

Various revolvers

Some nondescript revolvers are seen in holsters of gangsters and other characters.

A grip of a revolver is seen in holster in the office of private investigator Issacs (Will C. Hazlett).


Walther P38

A gangster uses a Walther P38 to assassinate a judge who passed sentence to Baskin.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A P38 is seen on the table.
An assassin draws his pistol.
A closeup of the pistol.


In the night scene Baskin's henchman Kurt (Douglas Caputo) carries a pistol that appears to be an M1911A1.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
Kurt draws the pistol.

Walther PP

During the final shootout Kurt (Douglas Caputo) carries an unidentified pistol. It bears some resemblance with Walther PP.

For comparison: War Time Walther PP Pistol
Kurt raises his pistol on China O'Brien.


Mossberg 500

In the opening scene several law enforcement officers, pursuing Baskin, wield Mossberg 500 shotguns. Later Mossbergs are used by gangsters.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
One of the pursuers holds a shotgun.
A pursuer makes way through the thickets.
A henchman with shotgun watches the road.

Ithaca 37

What appears to be an Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube is also seen in the opening scene. An Ithaca 37 is also seen in Baskin's hideout.

Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube - 12 gauge
The lack of the ejection port on the right side allows to identify this shotgun as Ithaca 37.
A shotgun in the hideout of Baskin's henchmen.

Rifles and Assault Rifles


M16/SP1 assault rifles are widely used by Baskin's henchmen.

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" flash hider, used to resemble the M16A1 during the 1970s and 1980s. This version has a 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A hitman uses an M16 with sniper scope.
A henchman with M16 in ambush.
Matt Conroy (Richard Norton) takes the gun from incapcicated gangster.
Jungle-taped 30-round magazines are seen.

Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II

Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II rifles, identified by combination of A1 upper receiver and slabside lower receiver, and heavier barrels, are also seen in hands of Baskin's henchmen. In the final scene Frank Atkins (Frank Magner) takes such rifle from a dead gangster.

Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II, early model with A1 upper receiver and magazine removed - 5.56x45mm
Deputy Russell (Michael Anthony) in ambush with his rifle.
A closeup of the barrel of Russell's Colt Sporter II.
Jake (Jaren Harbrecht) (at the left) and another henchman hold M16s with A2 handguards.
A henchman fires a Colt Sporter II.
A henchman fires his rifle.
A gangster fires his carbine from a car.
A henchman aims at Frank Atkins.
A good view of the M16 over the body of its unlucky owner.
Atkins fires the rifle.
His wife Annie (Tricia Quai) takes the M16.

Colt Carbine

Baskin's henchman Omar (Donré Sampson) is armed with a Colt Carbine. Later his gun is briefly carried by Dakota (Keith Cooke) though he doesn't use it in action. The rifle isn't seen close enough for identification of the exact model but Colt Model 653 is a reasonable guess.

Colt Model 653 "M16A1 Carbine" modified with a 16" barrel - 5.56x45mm
Omar holds his carbine at the left.
The carbine is carried by Dakota.

M1 Carbine

One of Baskin's henchmen carries an M1 Carbine.

The Modern Manufactured version of the M1 Carbine, with standard stock, from Auto-Ordnance (affiliated with Kahr Arms and Thompson Arms) - .30 Carbine
A man in red shirt at the right holds an M1 Carbine.

Other Weapons


During the releasing of Frank Atkins' family a pair of Baskin's henchmen use M72 LAW rocket launchers. The movie props appear to be spent LAW with a thick tube inside that contains a pyrotechnic charge.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm. The "Empty" marking makes it clear this is a spent tube.
A henchman holds a LAW in ambush.
Another henchman just before the shot.

M8 Flare Pistol

During the climactic battle Baskin's henchman Omar (Donré Sampson) uses an M8 flare pistol to fire an irritant gas grenade into the sheriff's office.

M8 Flare Pistol - 37mm
Omar readies to fire.


During the climactic battle China O'Brien, faithful to her oath never again take up a gun, uses a compound bow. This weapon was seen on China photo in the first film.

China readies the bow.
China in action.

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