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The Inheritors (Die Erben)

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The Inheritors (Die Erben)
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Original Poster
Country AUT.jpg Austria
Directed by Walter Bannert
Release Date 1983
Language German
Studio Bannert-Film
Monarex Hollywood Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Thomas Feigl Nikolas Vogel
Charly Roger Schauer
Norbert Furst Wolfgang Gasser
Thomas' Mother Anneliese Stockl-Eberhard
Thomas' Father Jaromir Borek
Charly's Father Frank Dietrich
Schweiger Edd Stavjanik
Günther John Ottwald

The Inheritors (Die Erben) is a Austrian 1983 drama directed by Walter Bannert and depicting the fate of two young men who joined a neo-Nazi organisation - Thomas, the son of an industrialist, and Charly, the son of an alcoholic laborer.

The following weapons were used in the film The Inheritors (Die Erben):


Walther P38

Young neo-Nazis widely use Walther P38 pistols.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
Charly (Roger Schauer) examines a P38 in the scene in the apartments of the leader of neo-Nazi group Günther (John Ottwald).
An instructor in training camp teaches the proper usage of P38 to young neo-Nazi.
The pistol in hands of Thomas Feigl (Nikolas Vogel).
Günther acts out the scene of execution of a Jew, portrayed by one of young neo-Nazis.
Thomas and Charly take Walthers from the armoury of the organisation. Charly's pistol has black grip.
Thomas loads a pistol. Note the hole drilled on the bottom side of the barrel that indicates the pistol is deactivated.
Despite being deactivated, the Walther extracts spent cartridge, seen in midair. Brown grips of Thomas' pistol are seen.
A closeup of Charly's Walther.
Charly fires at targets.
Thomas fires at targets.
Thomas' pistol is seen from the back.
In the final scene Thomas shoots Charly's father.

Walther PP

A silvery Walther PP with pearl grips is seen in Günther's apartments among other firearms.

Walther PP Pistol in nickel finish - .32 ACP
A silvery Walther PP is seen on the bed.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is seen in Günther's apartments among other firearms.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A Luger is seen on the bed.
Charly holds a Luger when speaking with Günther.

Mauser C96

A Mauser C96 is seen in Günther's apartments among other firearms.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A Mauser C96 is seen on the bed.
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Günther holds a Mauser when speaking with Charly.

Steyr M1912

A Steyr M1912 is seen in Günther's apartments among other firearms.

Steyr-Hahn M1912 (1913 mfg) - 9x23mm Steyr
A Steyr 1912 is seen on the bed.
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Günther demonstrates the Steyr to Charly.


Smith & Wesson Model 10HB

A Smith & Wesson Model 10HB (or possibly Model 13) is seen in Günther's apartments among other firearms.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 with 3" barrel - .38 Special
The barrel of the revolver is seen.
The grip of the revolver is seen.
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Charly examines the revolver.

Submachine Guns


MP40s are seen in Günther's apartments and in neo-Nazi training camp.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Günther shows an MP40 to Charly.
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Charly holds the MP40.
Günther and Thomas with MP40s in training camp.
Charly with Günther's MP40.
A closeup of the MP40 in Charly's hands.
Charly, Thomas and an unnamed neo-Nazi train in shooting MP40s.


Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k rifles are seen in neo-Nazi training camp.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Young men stand in formation. Günther holds a 98k at the right.
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Charly and another neo-Nazi with 98k rifles.
Thomas holds a 98k rifle.
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A close-up of the bolt.
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Young new-Nazi train in shooting.
A row of Karabiner 98k at the background in the armory in the training camp.
Barrels of the 98k rifles are seen. Most if not all rifles have early version of top barrel band and unhooded front sights.

While most 98k rifles are of early model, some "Kriegsmodell" rifles are also seen.

Karabiner 98k "Kriegsmodell" - 7.92x57mm Mauser. The "Kriegsmodell" (war model), was a late war simplification to the Kar 98k.
Second from the right rifle is a "Kriegsmodell".
A Karabiner 98k "Kriegsmodell" in hands of a neo-Nazi.

Machine Guns


MG42 machine guns are seen in Günther's apartments and in neo-Nazi training camp.

MG42 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG42 (at the background) in Gunter's apartments.
An MG42 and cartridge belts in the armoury in the training camp.
Same MG42 and another one, at the background left.

Browning M1919A4

A Browning M1919A4 is seen in neo-Nazi training camp.

Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield
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The barrel of M1919 is seen at the right.

Other Weapons

Mk 2 hand grenade

Mk 2 hand grenades are seen in Günther's apartments and in neo-Nazi training camp.

Mk. 2 hand grenade replica.
Two grenades are seen in Günther's apartments.
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A crate of grenades (at the right) in the armory in training camp. They look more like replicas than genuine weapons.

Panzerfaust 30

A Panzerfaust 30 is seen in neo-Nazi training camp.

Panzerfaust 30 - 44mm with 140mm warhead
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Model 24 Stielhandgranate

A wartime photo, showing a Wehrmacht soldier with a Model 24 Stielhandgranate, is seen in the scene in the neo-Nazi club.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
A soldier with a Stielhandgranate.

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