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Project A

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Project A
Project A Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country HOK.jpg Hong Kong
Directed by Jackie Chan
Release Date 1983
Language Cantonese
Studio Authority Films
Golden Harvest Company
Paragon Films Ltd.
Distributor Golden Harvest Company
Media Asia Group
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung Jackie Chan
Fei Sammo Hung
Hong Tin-tzu Yuen Biao
Captain Chi Kwan Hoi-san
Admiral Shih Lau Hak-suen
San-po Dick Wei
Jaws Mars
Winnie Shih Isabella Wong
Chou Wing-ling Wong Wai
Tai Bo Tai Bo

Project A (A計劃; A Gai3 Waak6; also known as Pirate Patrol and Jackie Chan's Project A) is a 1983 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy written, directed and starring Jackie Chan as Marine Police Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung. While the film is set at the end of the 19th century, but many details of life, including some firearms, appear to be anachronistic. A sequel Project A Part II was released in 1987.

The following weapons were used in the film Project A:


Smith & Wesson Model 36

What appears to be an anachronistic Smith & Wesson Model 36 is seen in hands of the British Chief of Hong Kong Police Force (uncredited). The revolver looks like gold-plated but it is likely Titanium nitride coating that has deep gold color.

Smmith & Wesson Model 36 in gold finish - .38 Special.
British Chief (uncredited) points his revolver at Dragon Ma Yue Lung (Jackie Chan) whom he thinks to be a spy.
A view from another side.

Luger P08 Artillery

Long barreled Luger P08 Artillery pistols are widely used by Hong Kong Police Force and Marine Police officers, including Captain Chi (Kwan Hoi-san), Inspector Hong Tin-tzu (Yuen Biao), and Admiral Shih (Lau Hak-suen). Gangsters and pirates also use Luger Artillery pistols.

Luger LP08 "Artillery" model with long barrel - 9x19mm
Captain Chi fires into ceiling to stop the fight between Police Force constables and Marine Police sailors.
Chou Wing-ling's henchman cocks the pistol in the scene on the clock tower.
A henchman points his Luger at Dragon Ma (Jackie Chan).
Hong Tin-tzu holds his Luger in the same scene.
Pirate Chief San-po (Dick Wei) carries a P08 Artillery in his holster during the boarding of a British ship.
British Admiral (uncredited) points his P08 Artillery at San-po.

Luger P08

When the pirates attack a British ship, a sailor is seen firing a standard Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A Luger-wielding sailor is killed by a crossbow arrow.

Mauser C96

Mauser C96 pistols are carried by some gangsters. In one scene, Dragon Ma (Jackie Chan) disarms a gangster and holds a pistol.

Pre-war dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" commercial model - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Dragon Ma disarms a gangster.
Dragon Ma uses the Mauser to threaten other gangsters.
A gangster holds Fei (Sammo Hung) at gunpoint.

Mauser C96 Flashpaper Replica

A Mauser C96-style pistol is used by a gangster in one scene. It looks too crude and simplified and appears to be a flashpaper replica, used for Jackie Chan's safety as the pistol fires in dangerous proximity to his face.

A gangster pokes his pistol at Dragon Ma's face.
The pistol fires. The pink muzzle flame allows to identify this gun as flashpaper.
Close-up of the gun.


Lee-Metford Mk II

Lee-Metford Mk II rifles are service weapons of Hong Kong Police Force and Marine Police.

Lee-Metford Mk II* - .303 British
Marine Police sailors stand in formation, performing Shoulder Arms command.
Marine Police sailors watch in astonishment and anger as their ships explode.
Close-up of several rifles in the same scene.
British Army soldiers aim their rifles (according to their uniforms, they must be Australians).
Close-up of a rifle.
Pirates attack a British ship. Some of them carry rifles while most are armed with various swords, axes, bows and crossbows.
A sailor fires at attacking pirates.
Jaws (Mars) and Hong Tin-tzu (Yuen Biao) point their captured rifles at pirates.
Jaws with a rifle.
Jaws and Hong fire at pirates.
Hong working the bolt.


The rifles that appear to be pre-SMLE Lee-Enfields are briefly seen in several scenes.

Lee-Enfield Mk I CLLE (Charger Loading Lee-Enfield) - .303 British
Lee-Enfield rifles in a gun rack in the barracks of Marine Police. The rifle in the center seems to have a shorter barrel.
A barrel of the rifle is seen.
A same rifle is seen in another scene.
A pirate points a same looking rifle at British captain during the boarding.

Other Weapons

Mockup Stick Grenade

Stick grenades that appear to be wooden mockups are seen in the training scene. In the final scene, Hong Tin-tzu (Yuen Biao), Jaws (Mars) and Fei (Sammo Hung) use these grenades to eliminate most of San-po's pirates. In reality, stick hand grenades of such outlook appeared only during the First World War.

Hong Tin-tzu shows a grenade to trainees.
Hong Tin-tzu instructs proper handling of the grenade.
Hong Tin-tzu and Jaws carry grenades in the final scene.
Why do you think I need a hammer? - Fei holds a grenade.
Jaws readies a grenade.

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