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Dog Day Afternoon

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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

The following weapons were used in the film Dog Day Afternoon:

Rifles & Carbines

M1 Carbine

Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) uses a M1 Carbine as his main weapon during the bank robbery, sometimes handing it off to Sal when he would go to talk to the police outside. Since Sonny was a Vietnam veteran, it is possible this was an artifact from his war years. Several NYPD officers surrounding the bank also carry M1 Carbines, some with extended 30-round magazines.

M1 Carbine with heat shield - .30 Carbine
M1 Carbine with 30 round magazine - .30 Carbine
Sonny holds his M1 Carbine on the tellers.
Sonny with his M1 Carbine in the bank.
An NYPD officer with an M1 Carbine and extended magazine takes his position on a rooftop.
Sal holds Sonny's M1 Carbine as the two decide what to do.
Sal aims Sonny's M1 Carbine on Agent Sheldon.

Winchester Model 70

Some of the NYPD officers are armed with Winchester Model 70 rifles, with and without scopes.

Winchester Model 70 sniper rifle with Unertl 8x scope - .30-06.
Modern update of classic Winchester Model 70 with open sights - .30-06.
An NYPD sniper takes his position across from the bank.
A rooftop officer with his Winchester Model 70.
NYPD sniper aims a rifle at Sonny and Sal as they leave the bank.

Submachine Gun

Smith & Wesson M76

Sal Naturile (John Cazale) uses a shortened Smith & Wesson M76 with the stock removed during the bank robbery.

Shortened Smith & Wesson M76 with removed stock - 9mm‎. The model shown is the same configuration as the one in the movie.


Shortened Smith & Wesson M76 with removed stock - 9mm‎. The model shown is the same configuration as the one in the movie. (opposite side)
Sal holds his S&W M76 on the bank employees.
Sal with Mulvaney, the bank manager.
Sal sits in the bank with his M76.


Stevens 520 shotgun

NYPD uniform officers carry the Stevens 520 pump shotgun.

Stevens Model 520 with 28" Field Barrel - 12 gauge
An officer aims his Stevens 520 pump shotgun at the bank.
An officer behind F.B.I. Agents Murphy (Lance Henriksen), Sheldon (James Broderick), and N.Y.P.D. Det. Sgt. Moretti (Charles Durning) holds a pump shotgun.

J.C. Higgins Model 20 Shotgun

An NYPD officer is seen with a J.C. Higgins Model 20 Shotgun.

J.C. Higgins Model 20 - 12 gauge
An officer stands with a J.C. Higgins Model 20 shotgun when Leon arrives, escorted by policemen.


Colt Official Police

Sonny and Sal's partner Stevie (Gary Springer) carries a Colt Official Police during the bank robbery but hands it to Sonny (Al Pacino) when he realizes he can't go through with it. Several of the N.Y.P.D. uniformed officers also use the Colt Official Police during the stand-off.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Stevie hands the Official Police to Sonny. The Colt grips are visible.
Sonny runs through the bank to hand his M1 Carbine and Colt revolver to Sal.
An officer behind Det. Sgt. Moretti (Charles Durning) rests his Colt Official Police on the phone, with his finger on the trigger no less.
Officers aim Colt Official Police revolvers at Howard, the bank guard, when Sonny (Al Pacino) releases him.
Officers aim their Colt Official Police revolvers at the bank.

Colt Detective Special

Some of the NYPD officers, notably the plainclothes detectives, carry Colt Detective Specials.

Colt Detective Special - .38 Special
A detective puts his Detective Special to Howard the guard's head before realizing he was a hostage, not a robber.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chiefs Special

FBI Agent Murphy (Lance Henriksen) draws what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chief's Special from a hidden compartment in the airport car in the finale. It looks to be the smaller framed J Frame rather than the mid-sized Model 10.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Murphy reveals the snub hidden in the driver's door.
Murphy holds his snubnose on Sonny.

Gas Gun

Federal M201-Z Grenade Launcher

One of the men climbing up the back of the bank carries what appears to be a Federal M201-Z Grenade Launcher over his back.

Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun - 37mm
The officer that Sonny shoots at from inside the bank has a Federal M201-Z Grenade Launcher slung over his back.

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