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The Hunters

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The Hunters (1958)

For the similarly named 2020 series, visit Hunters

The Hunters is a 1958 film based on the best-selling novel by veteran fighter pilot James Salter. Set during the height of the Korean War, the story centers on Major Cleve Saville (Robert Mitchum), an F-86 Sabre fighter jet pilot. As he is flying combat missions against the Chinese, he falls in love with his wingman Lieutenant Carl Abbott's (Lee Philips) wife Kris (May Britt). Saville also must cope with hot-shot rookie Ed Pell (Robert Wagner) in his flight element. When Abbott is shot down, Saville and Pell embark on a daring rescue missions that threatens all their lives. The film is directed by Dick Powell.

The following weapons were used in the film The Hunters:

M1911A1 Pistol

US personnel use the Colt M1911A1.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Colonel Dutch Imil (Richard Egan) carrying a pair of nickel M1911A1s.
Major Cleve Saville (Robert Mitchum) holding an M1911A1.

M8 Flare Pistol

A Chinese airman signals for rescue with an M8 Flare Pistol.

M8 Flare Pistol - 37mm
The downed Chinese airman firing his flare pistol.

Browning M3 Aircraft

North American F-86 Sabre fighters have nose-mounted Browning M3 machine guns as their primary weapon.

Browning M3 Aircraft Machine Gun - .50 cal.
Saville's F-86 Saber firing its Browning M3s.

Browning M2 Heavy Barrel

People's Volunteer Army troops use the Browning M2HB as an anti-aircraft weapon. It may be intended to stand-in for a DShK heavy machine gun or simply captured from United Nations forces.

Browning M2 Heavy Barrel - .50 cal.
Chinese troops firing a pair of Browning M2 Heavy Barrel machine guns from a half track


PVA troops use the PPSh-41. Lieutenant Ed Pell uses a captured PPSh-41.

PPSh-41 Sub Machine Gun - 7.62 x 25mm
Lieutenant Ed Pell (Robert Wagner) firing a PPSh-41.

Mosin Nagant M91/30

PVA troops also use the Mosin Nagant M91/30.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 Rifle - 7.62 x 54mmR
Chinese troops with Mosins.

Nagant M1895

The Nagant M1895 is carried by a Chinese officer and a Greek sergeant.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62 x 38mmR
A Chinese officer uses a Nagant M1895 to threaten a Korean family.
The Greek sergeant (Jimmy Baya) holding a Nagant M1895.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*

Greek soldiers carry the Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
A Greek soldier holding a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*.

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