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Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpgUnited States
Directed by John Sturges
Release Date 1974
Studio Batjac Productions
Distributor Warner Brothers
Main Cast
Character Actor
Det. Lt. Lon "McQ" McHugh John Wayne
Manny Santiago Al Lettieri
Toms Clu Gulager
Sgt. Stan Boyle William Bryant
Capt. Edward Kosterman Eddie Albert

McQ is a 1974 American made police crime drama. The first police drama set in the modern era that John Wayne ever made. After turning down Dirty Harry Wayne witnessed the movie go onto enjoy unexpected box-office success. As a result Wayne would make two modern police dramas back to back. McQ was first followed by Brannigan (1975). In addition to Wayne "McQ" also starred Eddie Albert, Clu Gulager, Al Lettieri, Roger E. Mosley and Colleen Dewhurst. It was directed by John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Eagle Has Landed, Ice Station Zebra, Joe Kidd). "McQ" was filmed on location in Seattle in the summer of 1973.

The following weapons were used in the film McQ:


Submachine Guns


McQ (John Wayne) takes a MAC-10 from the gunshop in the film.He uses it during the climactic chase on the beach.

MAC-10 used by John Wayne in the film - .45 ACP. Suppressor is not the original. Image supplied by Long Mountain Outfitters.
McQ (John Wayne) testing the weapon at the gunshop.
McQ takes aim at a carload of gangsters.
McQ (John Wayne) takes down the last remaining mobsters.


Browning Hi-Power

McQ (John Wayne) buys a Browning Hi-Power from the same gunshop after having his last remaining revolver confiscated by the Seattle Police Department.

Browning Hi-Power used by John Wayne in the film - 9mm. Image supplied by Long Mountain Outfitters.
McQ (John Wayne) purchases the Browning after his final revolver has been confiscated.
McQ (John Wayne) takes down a corrupt cop. This sequence occurs just before the big beach chase.
McQ(John Wayne) fires his Browning until slidelock.The grimace is actually a nice touch since he's taking fire from the corrupt cop (Clu Gulager) at the time.

Colt Python

During the climactic car chase on the beach one of the gangsters chasing McQ (John Wayne) is using a Colt Python with a six inch barrel. It also appears that McQ (John Wayne) uses a four inch Python at the beginning of the movie and later a Python "snubbie" with a 2.5 inch barrel. McQ's partner Stan Boyle (William Bryant) is shown carrying what appears to be a Python in a holster just before he is killed. In addition, Franklyn Toms (Clu Gulager) can be seen using a Python with a 4 inch barrel when he attempts to take out McQ on the beach.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
Colt Python, .357 Magnum with 2.5in barrel
Stan Boyle (William Bryant) with a holstered six inch Colt Python.
McQ (John Wayne) takes aim at a hitman sent to kill him.
McQ looks down on the dead hitman.
McQ retrieves his backup Colt Python after his duty Python was taken by the police for their Shooting Investigation Team inquiry, following McQ's shooting of the hitman who tried to kill him. It appears to be the 2.5 inch model.
One of the mobsters uses a Colt Python while chasing McQ (John Wayne) during the chase on the beach.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

After being suspended from the police department McQ (John Wayne) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10 snubnose revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special.
McQ (John Wayne) takes on the team of gangsters who have just stolen the confiscated drugs from the Seattle Police.

Star Model B

At the beginning of the movie McQ's (John Wayne) corrupt partner Stan Boyle (William Bryant) kills two other corrupt police officers (his partner in crime) with a silenced pistol. This previously unidentified pistol is a Star Model B. The Spanish 9mm Star Model B was a frequent substitute for the Government 1911s in the older days of cinema. Mainly because there were problems (that have since been solved) with getting .45ACP blanks to cycle in pistols.

Star Model B - 9mm. This particular pistol was used in the movie The Untouchables.
In this screencap the external extractor is clearly visible.


Remington 870 Shotgun

During the climactic car chase on the beach one of the gangsters chasing McQ (John Wayne) appears to be using a Remington 870 shotgun.


Winchester Model 1897 Shotgun

A large amount of confiscated narcotics is stolen from the Seattle police as it it is being shipped to an incinerator to be destroyed. McQ (John Wayne) attempts to stop the thieves and one of them open fire on McQ (John Wayne) with what appears to be a Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun".

Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun" - 12 gauge. This is an original mint condition 1935 Manufacture commercial trench gun by Winchester.
One of the gangsters fires at McQ (John Wayne).

Double Barreled "Coach" Shotgun

At the end of the film the drug dealer Santiago (Al Lettieri) attempts to kill McQ (John Wayne) with a short barreled "Coach" shotgun. Not surprisingly he fails and McQ takes him down with his MAC-10 submachine gun.

Remington SPR210 Shotgun Hammerless Coach Gun - 12 Gauge


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