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King Kong Lives

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King Kong Lives (1986)

King Kong Lives is the 1986 sequel to the 1976 adventure film remake. King Kong director John Guillermin returned as director and Dino De Laurentiis returned as producer. Set 10 years after the 1976 film, the sequel follows Kong, who is brought back to life and subsequently escapes his captors. The film's cast includes Linda Hamilton and Brian Kerwin.

The following weapons were used in the film King Kong Lives:


Lt. Colonel R.T. Nevitt (John Ashton) uses an M1911A1 as his sidearm.

World War 2 issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Visible in Nevitt's holster as he speaks to Dr. Amy Franklin (Linda Hamilton).
A mortally wounded Nevitt fires at Kong in the cemetery at the end of the film.

Marlin 336

Jay (Herschel Sparber), one of the hunters who try and capture Kong, wields a Marlin Model 336 at his buddies, as they start taunting Kong. It is distinguished from the Winchester Model 1894 by the side ejection port and flat-top receiver.

Marlin 336C .30-30 WCF
Jay works his Marlin's lever action threateningly, in an attempt to stop his buddies from taunting Kong.


M16A1 assault rifles are used by Nevitt's men throughout.

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider, used to imitate the M16A1 in many Vietnam era movies. This version has a 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
In the hands of the soldier in the gas mask to the right.
The soldier on the bottom right takes aim with his M16.
A big soldier brandishes his M16 threateningly.


M60 machine guns are seen mounted on numerous military vehicles.

M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO
On Cadillac M114 APC.
On Ford M151 'MUTT.' Note no linked ammo-belt or box.

M79 Grenade Launcher

At one point the soldiers fire concussion grenades at Kong using M79 grenade launchers.

M79 grenade launcher - 40mm

M203 grenade launcher

An M203 grenade launcher is seen mounted on one soldier's M16.

M16A1 5.56x45mm with 40mm M203 grenade launcher

M2 Flamethrower

Two soldiers wield M2 flamethrowers against Kong in one scene.

M2 Flamethrower
The soldiers fire their flamethrowers.

M134 Minigun

An M134 Minigun is seen mounted on helicopter gunships which strafe Kong atop the World Trade Center in stock footage from the previous film during the pre-credits sequence.

M134 Minigun mounted on M21 Armament Subsystem
Minigun mounted on a National Guard helicopter.

Browning M2

Browning M2s are mounted on several military vehicles.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Nevitt leans against the Browning M2 mounted on his Cadillac M114 APC.
Nevitt fires his Browning M2 on Kong.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

When Kong happens upon a small lakeside town, an elderly man shoots at him ineffectually with a shotgun.

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 Gauge

Various Shotguns & Rifles

The hunters who go after Kong use a variety of different shotguns (mostly lever action) and a few rifles.

Note Leon Rippy, second from the left in blue shirt.
One of the hunters (Wallace Merck) is holding a J.C. Higgins Model 583 in his left hand, while both Will (Leon Rippy) and Jay(Herschel Sparber) holds what looks like a J.C. Higgins Model 20.

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