Death Hunt is a 1981 action film loosely based on the actual 1932 manhunt for Albert Johnson ("Mad Trapper of Rat River") conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in the Yukon. Unlike the fictionalized character portrayed by Charles Bronson the real Albert Johnson was killed by the Mounties on February 17, 1932. Additionally the movie has a much higher body-count. In the actual event Johnson shot and killed RCMP constable Edgar Millen (portrayed by Lee Marvin and whom never gets a scratch in the movie) and wounded two other constables (both of whom recovered from their wounds). The movie was filmed in March and April of 1980 in Canada and New Mexico.
The following weapons were used in the film Death Hunt:
Colt New Service
A Colt Single Action Army with a 5.5-inch barrel is used by Albert Johnson (Charles Bronson) during the fight at the cabin. This is an inaccuracy, because in real life, Johnson did not use any handguns.
Webley Mk VI
A Colt M1911 is vaguely seen in a gun store.
Winchester Model 1873
The Winchester Model 1873 is used by different characters.
The Winchester Model 1894 is used by some of the Mounties.
Winchester Model 1866 "Golden Boy"
One of the trappers in the posse is armed with a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy".
Marlin Model 1893
Norwegian Krag-Jorgensen carbine
A Savage 99 is used by Albert Johnson (Charles Bronson). It should be noted that, while there are numerous inaccuracies with the weapons used in this movie compared to the ones used in real life, Albert Johnson's primary rifle in real life was a Savage 99. Therefore, this is a very accurate inclusion to the film. In real life, Johnson's Savage was a 99F, or "featherweight", model in a takedown configuration, chambered in .30-30 Winchester. Johnson's rifle was an early model with a straight lever loop, the one in the film appears to be a later model with a rounded lever loop (probably also chambered in .300 Savage), but props to the filmmakers for at least getting the design right.
Lee-Enfield No.I Mk.III* sporter
Winchester Model 1912
A Winchester Model 1912 is used by Albert Johnson (Charles Bronson) after the log cabin gets blown up. This is also an inaccuracy, because in real life, Johnson used a sawn-off .22 LR Winchester Model 58 rifle, not a pump-action shotgun. The Model 1912 is also used by Sgt Edgar Millen (Lee Marvin).
12 Gauge double barrel shotgun
A 12 gauge double-barreled shotgun is seen on a gun-rack in a gun store and also used by various characters.
12 Gauge Single Shot Shotgun
Albert Johnson (Charles Bronson) cuts down a 12 Gauge Single Shot Shotgun after he learns about the posse on its way to arrest him. He uses it during the fight at the cabin. In real life, Johnson's shotgun was a much shorter Iver-Johnson "Champion" in 16 gauge.
Vickers .50 machine gun
A Vickers .50 machine gun is mounted on the RCAF Biplane.