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Merrill's Marauders was a 1962 World War II film that tells the true story of a special American unit that conducted raids deep inside Japanese-occupied territory in Burma during 1942. Directed by Samuel Fuller (The Steel Helmet, The Big Red One), the film co-starred Claude Akins and Peter Brown and was made with the cooperation of the United States military. Jeff Chandler starred as General Merrill and sadly passed away a year before the film was released.
The following weapons were used in the film Merrill's Marauders:
The M1 Garand is the main rifle carried by the Marauders.
The M1 Carbine is carried by several officers, including Gen. Frank D. Merrill (Jeff Chandler) and 2nd Lt. Lee Stockton (Ty Hardin). Sgt. Kolowicz briefly uses one which was given by Stockton when his M1928A1 Thompson jams.
Arisaka Type 99
The Arisaka Type 99 was one of the main battle rifles used by the Japanese Army.
The M1928A1 Thompson is the main weapon used by Sgt. Kolowicz (Claude Akins).
2nd Lt. Lee Stockton (Ty Hardin) pulls out an M1911A1 pistol after giving his M1 Carbine to Sgt. Kolowicz (Claude Akins)
Browning Automatic Rifle
The Browning Automatic Rifle is one of the weapons seen in the hands of the Marauders.
The Browning M1917 water-cooled machine gun is the heavy machine gun used by the Marauders.
The Browning M1919A4 machine gun is also used by the Marauders.
The Browning M2HB machine gun is briefly seen used during the final battle.
Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun
Japanese forces are also seen engaging the Marauders with Type 92 heavy machine guns.
Type 99 Light Machine Gun
Japanese forces are seen firing the Type 99 Light Machine Gun.
M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher with M9A1 Rifle Grenade
An M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher is used by the Marauders to launch M9A1 Rifle Grenades.