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Stranger Things - Season 4

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Stranger Things - Season 4
Country Flag of the United States.jpg US
Language English
Channel Netflix
Creator Matt Duffer
Ross Duffer
Genre Science-Fiction
Broadcast 2022
No. of Episodes 9
Main Cast
Character Actor
Joyce Byers Winona Ryder
Jim Hopper David Harbour
Mike Wheeler Finn Wolfhard
Eleven Millie Bobby Brown
Dustin Henderson Gaten Matarazzo
Lucas Sinclair Caleb McLaughlin
Nancy Wheeler Natalia Dyer
Jonathan Byers Charlie Heaton
Murray Bauman Brett Gelman

The following weapons were used in Season 4 of the television series Stranger Things:



Nagant M1895

A Nagant M1895 revolver is carried by Yuri Ismaylov (Nikola Duricko) in “Chapter Five: The NINA Project”. It is later used by Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman) and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) in the same episode.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant.
Yuri interrupts Joyce's attempted escape with his Nagant.
The Nagant slides under a crate as Yuri and Murray fight.
As the fight continues, the Nagant revolver ends up in the open.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

The Smith & Wesson Model 19 is carried by Chief Calvin Powell (Rob Morgan), Officer Phil Callahan (John Paul Reynolds) and Officer Glenn Daniels (Jeff Sprauve) of the Hawkins Police Department throughout the season. It also seems to be carried by officers with the Lenora Hills Police Department in "Chapter Two: Vecna's Curse".

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
Hawkins PD officers are seen with their Model 19s in "Chapter Three: The Monster and The Superhero".

Colt Python

A nickel plated 6 inch Colt Python with rubber grips is purchased by Jason Carver (Mason Dye) at War Zone Army Navy Surplus in “Chapter Eight: Papa”. He refers to it as a ‘pretty .357’. He is later seen using it in “Chapter Nine: The Piggyback”. It should be noted that Jason's purchase is impossible and highly illegal, as Federal law mandates a minimum age of 21 to buy handguns while Jason, as a high school senior, is at most 19 years old.

Colt Python Stainless Steel variant with 6" Barrel and Colt marked rubber combat grips - .357 Magnum
Jason holds the Python as he talks to Nancy.
Jason practices with his new Python as he waits for word of Eddie's whereabouts.
He confronts Lucas inside the Creel house.
Jason holds his Python as he attempt to force Lucas to release Max.


Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is carried by Harmon (Ira Amyx) and Wallace (Kendrick Cross), FBI Agents loyal to Dr. Sam Owens (Paul Reiser), in “Chapter Four: Dear Billy”. In reality, FBI Agents in 1986 would have carried either the Smith & Wesson Model 13 or the Smith & Wesson Model 459.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Agent Harmon engages incoming soldiers with his Beretta 92 in "Dear Billy"
Out of ammo, he reloads his Beretta as the gunfight rages.

Colt M1911A1

The Colt M1911A1 is carried by various Military Police officers at Hawkins National Laboratory in flashbacks in the 1970’s. Military Police officers loyal to Dr. Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine) are seen with holstered 1911's whilst guarding the NINA Facility. A suppressed 1911 is also used by a US Army operative under the command of Lt. Colonel Jack Sullivan (Sherman Augustus) in “Chapter Four: Dear Billy”.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
"Hello" One of LTC Sullivan's operatives fires a suppressed M1911A1 as the Byers house is attacked.

Makarov PM

The Makarov PM is carried by various Soviet Army soldiers and prison guards, including Dmitri Antonov (Tom Wlaschiha). Jim Hopper (David Harbour), Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman) and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) are also seen using them in “Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab” and “Chapter Eight: Papa”. In "Chapter Six: The Dive", Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer) claims to have one at home and tries to retrieve it from the Upside-Down version of her house, only to fail due to a time anomoly. While she actually used a TT in Season 3, there were Makorovs she could have taken as well.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Three Makarovs are seen in a weapons crate in Yuri's warehouse along with several AKMs.
Murray brandishes a newly acquired PM as he and Joyce plan their prison infiltration.
Inside the prison, Murray uses his PM to take the warden hostage in an attempt to force cooperation.
Hopper holds a PM as he checks out a suspicious room.
Dimiri and Hopper hold PM pistols as the group escapes via a tunnel.
A Soviet prison guard fires his Makarov at the escaping group.


Winchester Model 1200

A Winchester Model 1200 with a ribbed field barrel is purchased by Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer) for $120.99 with 20 shells in “Chapter Eight: Papa”. She later saws down the barrel for use in close quarter combat to widen pellet spread in "Chapter Nine: The Piggyback".

Winchester Model 1200 with 30" ribbed field barrel - 12 gauge
Nancy examines the Model 1200 at the gun store.
Another view of the Winchester as Jason talks to Nancy. Note the box of Winchester Super-X buckshot on the counter.
Jason grabs the barrel in an attempt to intimidate Nancy as he claims that shotguns are too clumsy for close-quaters use due to barrel lenght. Somehow this doesn't get him kicked out of the store.
A close-up as Nancy takes a hacksaw to the barrel, hoping to improve her chance of hitting.
"Actually, I think it's a felony" Nancy acknowledges to Max the illegality of hacksawing the barrel as she finishes the cut.
She tries out her newly shortened weapon as Dustin and Eddie shield-fight behind her
Nancy holds the Winchester 1200 as the group enters Vecna's lair.
Nancy lifts her shotgun as the group attacks.
A shell flies as she cycles the action.
A fantastic close-up of the receiver as Nancy continues to fire.
Nancy shows her war face as she prepares to feed Vecna more buckshot.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

A Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with slimline handguard is carried by the leading Military Police officer (Jason Vail) loyal to Dr. Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine) at the NINA Facility in “Chapter Eight: Papa”.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm
The lead MP holds his MP5A3 as the NINA facility is attacked.
He blasts away at incoming soldiers.

Heckler & Koch MP5K (Mocked as MP5K-PDW)

Multiple Heckler & Koch MP5Ks with PDW stocks attached are used by Military Police officers loyal to Dr. Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine) at the NINA Facility in “Chapter Eight: Papa”. The MPs use MP5K-PDWs both with and/or without threaded tri lug barrels. As the PDW stock wouldn't be developed for another five years, this is a definite anachronism.

Heckler & Koch MP5K with the PDW-style folding stock attached, commonly used in films to emulate the MP5K-PDW - 9x19mm
MPs grab MP5K-PDWs as the NINA facility is attacked.
A MP blasts away with his MP5K-PDK as the base is stormed.



The AKM is carried by various Soviet Army soldiers and prison guards throughout the season. In “Chapter Nine: The Piggyback”, Jim Hopper (David Harbour) arms himself and Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman) AKM rifles from Yuri Ismaylov's (Nikola Duricko) stockpile, and in a continuity error Murray's AKM transforms into an Type 56 after he and Hopper trade weapons where it changes back into the former. Hopper then uses the weapon against the Demogorgon, firing one-handed several times. While the AK-74 had replaced it long ago in standard Russian service, it could be explained as being retained by rear-line prison guards for whom the latest and greatest is not needed.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
A Soviet guard threatens Hopper with his AKM when the latter approaches the tool shed in "Chapter Four: Dear Billy".
The AKM lies on the shed floor as the men struggle.
Another guard holds his AKM as guards attempt to breach the shed as Hopper makes his escape.
Guards fire their weapons at Hoppper as he escapes on a snowmobile.
Numerous AKMs are seen in a weapons crate as Murray and Joyce raid Yuri the smuggler's stash. Several of the weapons have the smooth reciver cover of the orignal AK-47, but the compensators and gas tube reveal that they are still AKMs.
A close-up of the receiver as a panicking guard opens fire on a rampaging Demegorgon.
A Soviet guard opens fire on the escaping group with his AKM, which in proper 80s fashion inflicts cosmetic bullet holes without harming the van's occupants.
Hopper pulls an AKM out of Yuri's stash.
Hopper enter the prison laundry with what is now an AKM.
Hopper one-hands the AKM at a Demogorgon after Murray's barbecue. He keeps the weapon on semi-auto the entire time, possibly reflecting his military experiance.

Norinco Type 56

In “Chapter Nine: The Piggyback”, Hopper's AKM turns into a Type 56 with slant muzzle break, which Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman) ends up with after Hopper takes the flamethrower. The weapon then chages to a regular AKM after the men swtich weapons again inside the prison.

Norinco Type 56 AK47 (7.62x39mm).
Hopper's AKM is suddenly a Type 56 when he opens the flamethrower case.
The hooded front sight is clearly seen as Murray is about to question a wounded prison guard.
Murray holds his Type 56 inside the prison.
The Type 56 changes hands after Hopper designates Murray as "grillmaster" and the men switch weapons.


The AKMSU is seen carried by various Soviet Army soldiers and prison guards throughout the season.

Custom AK pistol converted into a Krinkov with a full auto lower and Krinkov kit - 7.62x39mm
A guards fires his AKMSU at Hoppper as he escapes on a snowmobile.


Aside from the AKMSUs, genuine and period correct AKS-74U carbines are also seen carried by various Soviet Army soldiers and prison guards throughout the season, notably in "Chapter Four: Dear Billy". The Siberian sequences were filmed in Lithuania, so the presence of period correct Soviet era weaponry was probably simplified.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
A Soviet guard carries a slung ASK-74U in "Chapter Three: The Monster and The Superhero".

Colt M16

A M16 is carried slung over by a US Army soldier under the command of Lt. Colonel Jack Sullivan (Sherman Augustus) in the beginning of "Chapter Five: The Nina Project" and also carried by another soldier before starting an assault in “Chapter Eight: Papa”. The prong flash hider can be seen.

Original M16 - 5.56x45mm - the first model, firing in a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash-hider. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1.
The pronged muzzle can be seen as soldiers search the Byers's house.

Colt M16A2

The Colt M16A2 is seen used by US Army soldiers under the command of Lt. Colonel Jack Sullivan (Sherman Augustus) briefly in "Chapter Two: Vecna's Curse" with A1 triangle handguard and from the rest on with standard A2 rounded handguards in "Chapter Four: Dear Billy", most notably by virtually all of the US Army soldiers during the assault at the NINA facility in “Chapter Eight: Papa”. A few of the US Army soldiers also carry M16A2 rifles with M203 grenade launchers with heatshield barrel shroud handguards during an assault in the same episode as the latter. Since Season 4 takes place in 1986, the M16A2 in the hands of the US Army soldiers is technically correct as the rifle model had just been adopted that year but would also not be as ubiquitous as of yet until the late 1980s. The M16A2s are also seen incorrectly firing fully automatically when the variant model of the rifle in real life is 3 round burst and semi automatic only.

M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Select Fire rifle (Safe/Semi/3 round Burst Only).
M16A2 with M203 grenade launcher - 5.56x45mm / 40x46mm
A soldier behind LTC Sullivan carries a M16A2 in "Chapter Two: Vecna's Curse". Note the A2 sight, A2 buttstock and brass deflector but it is also outfitted with a A1 triangle handguard and tear drop forward assist button.
LTC Sullivan's rogue soldiers hold M16A2s as the team prepares to breach the NINA facility in "Papa".
More M16A2s are seen as the soldiers cover the area as they breach the door.
The soldiers storm down the tunnel behind ballistic shields while the other soldiers fire their M16A2s at the MPs, incorrectly on fully automatic.
The attackers push forward guns blazing. Note the two soldiers at left with M203s mounted on their M16A2s

Heckler & Koch HK33A3

A Heckler & Koch HK33A3 is briefly seen being carried by a few US Army soldiers under the command of Lt. Colonel Jack Sullivan (Sherman Augustus), notably by a soldier after he is shot by FBI Agent Harmon (Ira Amyx) in “Chapter Four: Dear Billy”. While not actual US Army issue, the SEALs did use Harrington and Richardson produced HK33s in Vietnam as the T223, and it can be assumed that Sullivan's men are using non-standard weapons deliberately for this deniable and illegal "black" operation.

HK33A3 Rifle with telescoping stock - 5.56x45mm.
A HK33A3-wielding soldier goes down during the rain in “Chapter Four: Dear Billy”, giving a brief view of his weapon.

Springfield M1A

A scoped Springfield M1A rifle in a woodland camouflage fiberglass stock is used by a heliborne sniper working for LTC Sullivan in “Chapter Eight: Papa”. The rifle is undoubtedly meant to be a M21 Designated Marksman Rifle Sniper Weapon System but upon closer inspection reveals the rifle lacking a fire/safety selector that a M14 and M21 normally would have, as seen during the reload scene. A plain wood stock non scoped M1A is briefly seen hanging on display inside War Zone Surplus in the same episode.

Springfield M1A with Sadlak Industries Steel scope mount - 7.62x51mm NATO.
M21 Sniper Designated Marksman Rifle for comparison and reference - 7.62x51mm NATO
Springfield Armory M1A - 7.62x51mm NATO
The sniper scans for targets as Elevent and Dr. Brenner emerge.
Another view as the sniper engages.
A slightly blurry side view as he reloads, showing the lack of a selector cutout that denotes the rifle as a M1A rather than a genuine M14/M21.
A nice side view as the sniper attempts to reengage.


M203 Grenade Launcher

A few US Army soldiers under the command of Lt. Colonel Jack Sullivan (Sherman Augustus) carry M203 grenade launchers mounted on Colt M16A2 rifles during an assault in “Chapter Eight: Papa”.

M203 grenade launcher 40mm
The attackers push forward guns blazing. Note the two soldiers at left with M203s mounted on their M16A2s

ROKS-2 Flamethrower

A Soviet ROKS-2 Flamethrower is used by Jim Hopper (David Harbour) and Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman) in “Chapter Nine: Piggyback”.

ROKS-2 flamethrower
Hopper finds a ROKS-2 in its case after Joyce remembers Yuri mentioning having one
"Oh yeah. This'll do" He pulls it out of the case
Hopper leads the way with his flamethrower. It should be noted that the burning pilot flame is a cinematic invention, the real ROKS used 7.62 Tokarev blanks for ignition
"Hey assholes" Murray arrives with his ROKS-2 to save Joyce and Hopper.
Battle over, he holds the flamethrower as Yuri and Dimitri arrive in a Ka-26 helicopter

Molotov Cocktail

The teens make several Molotov Cocktails out of old bottles filled with kerosene for their assault on Vecna's lair.

Steve and Robbin fill a bottle with fuel as the group prepares for battle
Robbin set down the the backpack of Molotovs as the group assaults Vecna's attic lair in "Chapter Nine: The Piggyback".
Robbin lights a bottle for Steve as they attack.
The bottle sails through the air.
Robbin light a second Molotov. Both of the bottles thrown are Balmore whisky bottles, probably to make the CGI easier.

War Zone Army Navy Surplus

A large variety of shotguns and semi-automatic rifles are seen in display at the War Zone Army Navy Surplus store in “Chapter Eight: Papa”.

A clerk show a customer a double-barrel shotgun
Several shotguns can be seen behind Nancy and Jason, including a SWD Cobray Street Sweeper at far right.
A HK91 is seen deployed on it's bipod on the counter behind Nancy
A variety of rifles are seen on a rack. An Remington 7400, 12 Gauge Single Shot Shotgun and a SKS is seen to Nancy's immediate left, a M1 Garand with leather sling right in front of her, and then the middle row rack holding a Valmet M76F, Norinco Type 84, FN FAL paratrooper, Galil AR, and some model of M16A1. The third row has a few shotguns which include a Winchester Model 1897 and a Ithaca 37 behind the clerk.

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