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Shaft in Africa

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Shaft in Africa
Shaft in africa.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpgUnited States
Directed by John Guillermin
Release Date 1973
Studio Shaft Productions
Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Shaft Richard Roundtree
Amani Frank Finlay
Aleme Vonetta McGee
Osiat Frank McRae
Cussett Jacques Marin
Marcel Sassari Spiros Focás

Shaft in Africa is the 1973 sequel in the Shaft film series. Directed by John Guillermin, the sequel finds John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) traveling undercover to Africa to take down a criminal smuggling ring. Roundtree would then reprise his role nearly three decades later, co-starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the 2000 sequel and then in the 2019 feature film.

The following weapons were used in the film Shaft in Africa:


Luger P08

While in Africa, one of Amafi's (Frank Finlay) assassins, Marcel Sassari (Spiros Focás) fires at John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) with a Luger P08, fitted with a small suppressor. After Sassari is killed, Shaft takes the pistol and uses it for the rest of the movie.

There seems to be quite a large sound effects problem throughout the movie. The Luger is never seen without the suppressor, but when Sassari fires at Shaft, the gun's sound effects are of an unsuppressed weapon. Later, when killing another assassin on the boat in the Red Sea, the gunshots are silenced. Then, for the rest of the film, the gunshots are back to unsuppressed.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Sassari fires at Shaft
The assassin searches for Shaft
Shaft loads a 9mm magazine into the Luger after killing Sassari
Shaft shoots the assassin on board the ship in the Red Sea.
Shaft searches the Paris apartment with the Luger


The M1911A1 is used by many of Amafi's assassins and thugs throughout the film.

Colt M1911A1 .45 ACP
Close up of the suppressed Colt that shoots one of the escaped African slaves in the beginning
An assassin (Dressed as a cleaning woman) fires at Shaft

Arminius HW-3 Snubnose

Shaft uses a Arminius HW-3 Snubnose in the beginning to fire at Oziot (Frank McRae), with a bulletproof vest stopping the bullets. Another assassin trying to kill Shaft in Africa uses one as well.

Arminus HW-3 - .22
Shaft fires at Oziot.
Shaft reaches for the assassin's snubnose

Tokarev TT-33

Amafi (Frank Finlay) uses an older Tokarev TT-33 Pistol when facing off with Shaft in the end.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Amafi (Frank Finlay) uses an older Tokarev TT-33 Pistol when facing off with Shaft.
Amafi faces off with Shaft with his Tokarev TT-33 Pistol.

Webley Senior Air Pistol

One of Col. Gonder's men is briefly seen with a Webley Senior Air Pistol, holding it on Shaft. It is only shown briefly in someone's hand so the grip is not visible, but from how it is being held it appears to be a slant grip model.

Webley Senior Air Pistol, slant grip post-war - .22
Shaft airpistol1.jpg

Submachine Guns

Star Z45

One of Amafi's men in the Paris apartment fires at Shaft with a Star Z45 submachine gun. After killing him, Shaft takes it and uses it when facing off with Amafi.

Star Z45 - 9x23mm
The thug aims at Shaft with a Star Z45 submachine gun.
Shaft takes the dead thug's Star Z45 submachine gun.
Shaft burst through the doors with the Star Z45 submachine gun.
Shaft faces off with Amafi armed with the Star Z45 submachine gun and the Luger P08.


Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III

Some of the slave ring guards are seen with Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III Rifles. Shaft also has one of the DVD cover.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III - .303 British
Shaft leeenfield1.jpg

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