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The Last Adventure

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The Last Adventure
Les Aventuriers Poster.jpg
Original Cinema Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Robert Enrico
Release Date 1967
Language French
Studio CGIC
Compagnia Generale Finanziaria Cinematografica
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Manu Borelli Alain Delon
Roland Darbont Lino Ventura
Laetitia Weiss Joanna Shimkus
The Pilot Serge Reggiani
The Mercenary Hans Meyer

The Last Adventure (original title Les Aventuriers) is a 1967 French-Italian movie directed by Robert Enrico and starring Alain Delon and Lino Ventura. The movie is based on a novel by José Giovanni.

The following weapons are seen in the movie The Last Adventure:


Luger P08

Two Luger P08 pistols are among the German weapons found by the young boy in the old fort. One of them is a long-barreled "Artillery" model. During the final shootout Manu Borelli (Alain Delon) uses both pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
Luger P08 long barreled "Artillery" model - 9x19mm.
Jean-Jean (Jean Trognon) with two Lugers and in German steel helmet.
Manu Borelli (Alain Delon) examines Artillery Luger while Roland Darbont (Lino Ventura) holds the standard pistol.
Manu Borelli fires the Artillery Luger to check its reliability.
Manu Borelli fires standard Luger.
Manu Borelli loads his Luger in the final scene.
Wounded, Manu Borelli holds his Luger in the final scene.


The Mercenary (Hans Meyer) uses a compact pistol with sound suppressor (which is possibly fake) when he interrogates The Pilot (Serge Reggiani). This pistol appears to be a member of a wast family of Ruby pistols. The exact model cannot be identified as the pistol is seen only partially.

Victoria Model 1911 - .32 ACP
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Mauser HSc

In the final scene The Mercenary (Hans Meyer) is armed with Mauser HSc pistol.

A Nazi Germany Mauser HSc World War 2 Production - 7.65mm.
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Submachine guns

Beretta Model 38/42

During the shootout with the patrol boat The Mercenary (Hans Meyer) is armed with the Beretta Model 38/42 submachine gun with a short box magazine, probably a 20 round version.

Beretta Model 38/42 - 9x19mm.
A close view on the magazine.
The Mercenary (Hans Meyer) fires his Beretta 38/42.

Thompson M1A1

In the flashback scene several of the mercenaries are armed with M1A1 Thompson submachine guns. At least one of them lacks horizontal handguard.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP.
A mercenary with Thompson M1A1.
A mercenary with Thompson M1A1 that lacks horizontal handguard.


In the flashback scene, one of the native soldiers is armed with a MAT-49.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm.
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MAT 49/54

In the final scene one of The Mercenary's henchmen is armed with MAT 49/54 submachine gun, the police version of the MAT-49 with a fixed wooden buttstock and long barrel.

MAT-49/54 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm.
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Les Aventuriers-SMG-2.jpg
Les Aventuriers-SMG-3.jpg

Sten Mk II

In the final scene one of The Mercenary's henchmen is armed with a Canadian Sten Mk II.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm.
Les Aventuriers-Sten-1.jpg


Winchester Model 1894

On the yacht, all the main characters fire Winchester Model 1894a. The Pilot (Serge Reggiani) uses a Model 1894 during the shootout with the patrol boat.

Winchester 1894 - .30-30.
Manu Borelli (Alain Delon) with Model 1894.
Roland Darbont (Lino Ventura) with the M1894.
Laetitia Weiss (Joanna Shimkus) with an 1894 Winchester.
The Pilot (Serge Reggiani) with his Model 1894.
A close view of the Winchester 1894.
A view from the other side.

M1 Carbine

In the flashback scene The Mercenary (Hans Meyer) is armed with M1 Carbine. It is also seen in hands of one of the native rebels. In the final scene one of the henchmen (Guy Delorme) of The Mercenary is armed with M1 Carbine. After he was shot, Roland Darbont (Lino Ventura) took his rifle and used it.

The Modern Manufactured version of the M1 Carbine, with standard stock, from Auto-Ordnance (affiliated with Kahr Arms and Thomson Arms) - .30 Carbine.
Les Aventuriers-M1-1.jpg
The Mercenary (Hans Meyer) with M1 Carbine.
The native rebel with M1 Carbine.
A henchman (Guy Delorme) with M1 Carbine.
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Roland Darbont (Lino Ventura) with M1 Carbine.


In the flashback scene several native soldiers are armed with MAS-49 rifles.

MAS-49 - 7.5x54mm French. The first model of the MAS-49, adopted in 1949.
Les Aventuriers-MAS-49-1.jpg

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Several Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles are among the German weapons found by the young boy in the old fort. These rifles weren't used in action by the characters.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
A crate of rifles. A strait bolt handle can be seen.
Roland Darbont (Lino Ventura) examines one of the rifles. The shape of rear sights allows to identify the rifle as Gewehr 98.

Other weapons

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

About a dozen Model 24 Stielhandgranate grenades are among the German weapons found by the young boy in the old fort. Several of them are used by Roland Darbont (Lino Ventura) during the final shootout.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade.
Manu Borelli (Alain Delon) examines a "Potato Masher" grenade.
Roland Darbont (Lino Ventura) with a grenade.
Roland Darbont is ready to throw several grenades one by one.


The final scene of the movie was filmed in Fort Boyard, a sea fortress at the west coast of France. When the film was made, the fort was seriously dilapidated. It was subsequently restored in the late 1980s to provide the venue for a popular French TV reality show.

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