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The Girl Hunters

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The Girl Hunters
GirlHunters poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Roy Rowland
Release Date 1963
Language English
Studio Fellane Productions
Distributor Zodiac International Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Mike Hammer Mickey Spillane
Laura Knapp Shirley Eaton
Agent Rickerby Lloyd Nolan
The Dragon Larry Taylor

The Girl Hunters is a 1963 British adaptation of Mickey Spillane's 1962 novel of the same name. In an interesting twist, hard-boiled private investigator Mike Hammer is played by Spillane himself in his acting debut.

The following weapons were used in the film The Girl Hunters:

Colt M1911A1

Mike Hammer (Mickey Spillane) carries a Colt M1911A1, first illegally, then legally. He describes it as a "Colt Automatic, Caliber .45." According to Mickey Spillane, "this awful Spanish gun," most likely a Star Model B, was to stand in for the Colt, but real Colt M1911s were later provided by notorious London gangster Billy Hill.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Mike Hammer pulls out his M1911A1. As Captain Pat Chambers (Scott Peters) warns later, carrying this without a permit would've been a violation of the Sullivan Act, one of the nation's oldest gun control laws still in effect.
Spillane plays with his M1911A1. Note the lack of an external extractor, which means it is not an "awful Spanish gun" (Star Model B.)
GirlHunters M1911 03.jpg
Hammer ejects one round and forces "Skinny Guy" to eat it for the mistake of bringing an icepick to a gunfight.
Hammer decocks his M1911A1.
Hammer prepares to enter an apartment with his sidearm ready.

Colt Official Police

A security guard (uncredited) confronts Hammer with a Colt Official Police.

Colt Official Police - 5" Barrel - .38 Special
The security guard responds to a tripped alarm with his Colt Official Police.
From this angle, it appears to have a Colt-style cylinder latch.

Smith & Wesson .32 Hand Ejector Third Model

Hammer takes what appears to be a Smith & Wesson .32 Hand Ejector Third Model off of Joe Grissi (Charles Farrell). He ejects all the rounds before giving it back to Grissi.

S&W .32 Hand Ejector Third Model
Hammer empties the Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector.
Hammer tucks the revolver into Grissi's jacket.

Walther P38

The Dragon (Larry Taylor) is armed with a Walther P38. The police however, describe it being chambered in ".32."

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
The Dragon attacks Hammer with his P38 in hand.
The Dragon with his P38. Although it's not very clear, the pistol's shadow shows the distinct barrel.

Double Barreled Shotgun

Hammer finds a Double Barreled Shotgun at the home of Laura Knapp (Shirley Eaton).

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge
Hammer finds the shotgun muzzle down in a potted plant.
Hammer cleans out the clay from the muzzle of the shotgun. He describes in graphic detail what would happen had Laura tried firing with the barrels plugged like that.
Laura with the shotgun.
A closeup of the receiver.

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