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Original Gangstas is a 1996 Blaxploitation action movie, directed by Larry Cohen and starring Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Jim Brown, and Richard Roundtree. The story is set in Gary, Indiana, where the street gang, known as Rebels, terrorize the community. Pro football coach John Bookman and boxer Jake Trevor, both Gary natives, return to the town when Jake's son and John's father fall victims of Rebels. Years ago John and Jake were founders of Rebels gang, now they have to stop their successors.
The following weapons were used in the film Original Gangstas:
Smith & Wesson Military & Police
During the first encounter with the Rebels gang, John Bookman (Fred Williamson) disarms one of the thugs from his Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB
In one scene Marcus (Godfrey) holds a revolver that appears to be Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB with 3" barrel.
Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen.
A 6-shot snub nose revolver with full underlug is seen in hands of a gang member. It is likely a 3rd Gen. Colt Detective Special.
Smith & Wesson Model 66
During the conflict with John Bookman, one of the gang members is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolver. A similar looking revolver is briefly seen in the hands of Kayo (Dru Down).
Smith & Wesson Model 19
In one scene the bodyguard of crime boss Big Brother holds a large-sized revolver. Being too small to be an N-frame, it appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 19 with a 6" barrel.
A revolver is briefly seen in hands of a Diablos gang member.
Desert Eagle Mark I
John Bookman (Fred Williamson) uses the Desert Eagle Mark I during the night shootout.
Smith & Wesson 39
What appears to be the Smith & Wesson 39 is seen in hands of a gang member during the first encounter of John Bookman with the gang.
Smith & Wesson 59
Spyro (Christopher B. Duncan), second-in-command in Rebels gang, carries a pistol that appears to be Smith & Wesson 59. During the climactic night shootout Laurie Thompson (Pam Grier), being disarmed of her Micro Uzi, picks up a S&W 59 from a dead gang member. Unlike the first pistol, this one has pearl grips. During the attack on Marvin Bookman's (Oscar Brown Jr.) grocery store Kayo (Dru Down) holds the nickel plated Smith & Wesson 59. Then he gives the pistol to Bobby (Kevin Watson), ordering him to kill Marvin.
What appears to be a Beretta 92FS is seen in hands of a gang member during the night shootout. Note:' the scene is footage from Colors (1988).
In one scene a female gang member holds a pistol.
Blood (Tim Rhoze), the leader of The Diablos gang, holds a pistol in one scene.
The Uzi, fitted with foregrip, is seen among the guns, purchased by John Bookman (Fred Williamson). It isn't used in action.
Several Micro Uzi SMGs are among the guns, purchased by John Bookman (Fred Williamson). During the drive-by attack on Diablos both John and Jake Trevor (Jim Brown) use Micro Uzi SMGs. Micro Uzi is Laurie Thompson's (Pam Grier) gun during the night shootout. Gang members also use Micro Uzi.
Heckler & Koch HK94 (visually modified as MP5A3)
Heckler & Koch HK94, chopped and converted to resemble MP5A3, is Jake Trevor's (Jim Brown) main weapon during the night shootout.
Winchester Model 1887 with M203 Grenade Launcher
In two scenes John Bookman (Fred Williamson) uses the Winchester Model 1887 shotgun, fitted with an M203 grenade launcher. The first version, used during the attack on the Diablos gang, looks very similar to the gun, seen in The Long Kiss Goodnight (filmed the same year). It has a sawed-off stock and a shortened barrel and the handguard is removed to allow for the attachment of the underbarrel GL. The second version, used during the climactic shootout, has a full stock, but all other features of the shotgun are the same.
Bubba (Ron O'Neal) uses a SPAS-12 shotgun during the night shootout.
Mossberg 500 Bullpup
A Mossberg 500 Bullpup is seen among the firearms, purchased by John Bookman. It isn't used in action.
Remington 870 Folding Stock
Remington 870 Folding Stock shotguns are seen in hands of gang members in several scenes.
Rifles and Assault Rifles
During the night shootout Slick (Richard Roundtree) is armed with Ruger Mini-14 with folding stock. Mini-14GB with folding stock is seen in hands of a gang member (this scene is footage from Colors).
Several AR-18s are among the guns, purchased by John Bookman (Fred Williamson). Marcus (Godfrey) uses the AR-18 in the night shootout. In the final scene Blood (Tim Rhoze), the leader of The Diablos gang, uses AR-18 with sniper scope. Some Rebels and Diablos are briefly seen with AR-18s.
M16A1s are widely used by street gangs members.
Some CAR-15-style carbines are also seen in several scenes.
M16 (unclear model)
An M16 of unclear model is seen among the guns, purchased by John Bookman. It is fitted with M203 grenade launcher and some sighting device.
In the opening scene Kayo (Dru Down) uses the Valmet M82 to commit a murder. Later the M82 is used by the leader of Rebels, Damien (Eddie Bo Smith Jr.).
M203 Grenade Launcher
M203 grenade launchers are used with M16 and Winchester Model 1887.
Mk 2 Hand Grenade
Mk 2 hand grenade is seen when John Bookman purchases guns.
M31 22mm Rifle Grenade
A pair of M31 22mm rifle grenades are seen in the gun dealers' car. The blue color indicates inert training version.