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Films and television

Being a fairly distinctive pistol, I thought it would be fun to try and list some of the films, TV programmes, video games and books, where the Broomhandle Mauser pistol either had a starring role, or, at the least, had appeared in a few scenes.

As pointed out by 'Howard', a lot of the Hong Kong produced films actually use the M-712 model. As this looks very similar to the 'non-auto' C96, I have included them in the database.

The images are clickable links to Amazon or the Internet Movie Database. Ideal for research if you are thinking of buying the film, book or game!

And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself
2003 Antonio Banderas, Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent

I have not seen this film.

#From Piotr Wawrzyńczyk: In this one screen grab you see the execution of the Mexican federal army officer with a C96 the blood. You see the hammer going forward, but after the shot, the bolt never goes back and the case never ejects upwards.

#From Amazon: Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa has insufficient funds to finance his war against the government so he sends people to meet some movie producers to persuade them to film his progress and actual battles.

 
ANZACS
1985 TV Mini series - Paul Hogan, Andrew Clarke, Megan Williams

I have not seen this film.

#From Krish: the character played by Paul Hogan (Private Pat Cleary) carries a C96 Broomhandle Mauser.

#From Dirk Wickline: set during WWI, about the Australian and new Zealand Army Corps. A full size Broomhandle makes several appearances from the middle of the movie onward, in the hands of an Australian
Sergeant both in the stock holster on his belt, and being handled, and during a series of house clearing operations near the end, as a rapid fire carbine.

#From IMDB: following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army.

 
Arsčne Lupin
2004 - Romain Duris

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: The C96 appears in the 2004 film, Arsčne Lupin. The Arsene Lupin character was created by author Maurice Leblanc.

#From IMDB: As the daring thief Arsčne Lupin (Duris) ransacks the homes of wealthy Parisians, the
police, with a secret weapon in their arsenal, attempt to ferret him out.

 
Assassin
1973 - Ian Hendry, Edward Judd

I have not seen this film.

#From Fernan: Ian Hendry plays a hit man who uses a long barrelled Mauser pistol with stock and telescopic sight. It is a very similar set up to what Frank Sinatra used in "The Naked Runner" [also listed below].

#From New York Times: Ian Hendry stars as an M15 agent, licensed to kill in the name of the Crown. His assignment: seek out and liquidate an elusive enemy agent. Hendry's target is one of several people working in the British Air Ministry.

 
Assault on Precinct 13
1976 - Austin Stoker, Laurie Zimmer

Some 25 minutes into the film, a gang of four 'hoodlums' travelling in a car, stop by an ice-cream van. One of the bad guys pulls out a Broomhandle Mauser fitted with a silencer. Other than it being a standard length barrel with an integral 10 shot magazine, the exact type cannot be determined. During May 2004 I watched the film again. The C96 appears twice. The second appearance is while the hoodlums are storming the police station, you see one of them carrying a C96 as he climbs in through a broken window. The first appearance displays several continuity errors....at the start of the film, several hoodlums drive up to an ice-cream van, while a little girl is getting a 'cone'. The hoodlum shoots the girl once, and you can plainly see the slide then lock back on an empty magazine. The next screen shows the slide now forward (and presumably the magazine reloaded) and the hoodlum then shoots the ice cream van driver twice. Again you can plainly see the slide then lock back on an empty magazine. The next screen shows the slide now forward (and presumably the magazine reloaded) as the hoodlum walks away from the van while tucking the C96 in the back of his trousers waistband....!

 
Avalon
2003 - Mamoru Oshii

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: Mauser C-96 are used by several characters in the movies by Mamoru Oshii.

 
Band of Brothers
2001 - HBO & BBC Television series - Damian Lewes

Some 30 minutes into episode 9, as Easy Company are on the move between German villages, they drive past some industrial buildings at the side of the road. Three French soldiers (?) are seen bringing out three German (?) soldiers. Forcing them to their knees, you see all three German soldiers being shot by one of the French soldiers, using a Broomhandle Mauser. No loading or cocking of the gun is seen. The C96 appears only this one time.

 
Batman: Year 2: Fear the Reaper
2002- Mike W. Barr

I have not read this novel.

#From CHAD: In the graphic novel "Batman: Year 2: Fear the Reaper", Joe Chill (the man who killed Bruce Wayne's parents), teams up with Batman and uses a Mauser C96 as his weapon of choice.

 
Batman Adventures #1
2003- Ty Templeton (A monthly comic book series)

I have not read this comic.

#From CHAD: A group of ninjas armed with Mauser C96's invade Arkham Asylum. Very much like that of the films 'Rio Bravo' and 'Assault on Precinct 13', the inmates are freed to help Batman take on the ninja.

 
Battlefield 1918
Computer game

I have not played this game.

#From CHAD: A C-96 appears in this computer game.

#From Answers.com: Battlefield 1918 (BF1918) is a mod of the computer game Battlefield 1942. The mod is a total conversion featuring a World War I era theme, as opposed to the World War II theme of the original game. It had its first public release in spring of 2004. Depicted in game is a wide variety of World War I-era equipment used by the German, French, British and Turkish military forces.

 
Behold a Pale Horse
1964 Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn

I have not seen this film.

#From IMDB: Manuel Artiguez, a famous bandit during the Spanish civil war, has lived in French exile for 20 years. When his mother is dying he considers visiting her secretly in his Spanish home town. But his biggest enemy, the Spanish police officer Vinolas, prepared a trap at the hospital as a chance to finally catch Artiguez.

#From Krish: Set in Spain during the Spanish revolution. A Mauser Broomhandle is used by Gregory Peck in a gunfight. Shows him loading and shooting it.

 
Black Caesar
1973- Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry

I have not seen this film.

#From IMDB: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal.

#From CHAD: In the film 'Black Caesar', the main character Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson)
uses a Mauser Red 9 as his weapon of choice for just about the entire film. The film's DVD cover shows
Gibbs armed with a Walther P-38, however the P-38 is never used by him in the actual film. The Films
theatrical poster, however does show Gibbs holding his C96.

 
Bluebeard
1972 - Richard Burton, Raquel Welch

I have not seen this film.

#From : The film 'Bluebeard' with Richard Burton, contains a few scenes in which a C96 is featured prominently.

 
Bonanza: Under Attack
 

#From ihc73scout2: In the 1995 made-for-tv movie "Bonanza: Under Attack" (starring Leonard Nimoy as outlaw Frank James!), the head baddie uses a stocked C96, to the chagrin of the heroes: "What's that????!!!" (as the rapid repeat shots from the Mauser blow holes through the cabin shutters....."Thats one of them new self-loading pistols!"

 
Branded To Kill
1967 - Joe Shishido, Mariko Ogawa

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: In the film Branded to Kill (Koroshi no rakuin), The main character Hanada Goro played by Jo Shishido uses a Mauser C-96 model 712 select fire with a removable 20 round box magazine for the majority of the film.

#From Amazon: Seijun Suzuki's absolutely mad yakuza movie Branded to Kill bends the hit-man genre so out-of-shape it more resembles a Luis Bunuel take on Martin Scorsese. Number Three killer Goro Hanada (Jo Shishido) is a hired gun who loves his work, but when he misses a target after a mere butterfly sets his carefully balanced aim astray, he becomes the next target of the mob.

 
Brannigan
1975 - John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson

Although not a C96, it's unusual to see an M712 being used in a film.

#From Mike Goobic: This film features John Wayne, as Brannigan, being followed by John Gorman (Daniel Pilon), a hit man, who uses a M712 to shoot at Lt. Brannigan twice during the film; once at night in the rain, and again during the film's climax.

 
Breakout
1975 - Charles Bronson, Robert Duvall, Jill Ireland, Emilio Fernįndez

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: Late in the film a Mauser C96 can be seen on a wall behind J.V (Emilio Fernįndez) inside a Mexican prison.

 
Casino Royale
1967 - David Niven, Woody Allen, Peter Sellers, Orson Welles

I cannot remember seeing a C-96 in this film. I'll have to watch it again...more closely! It will also be interesting to see if the C96 appears in the new 2006 version of this film.

#From CHAD: A C-96 appears in this film.

#From Amazon: John Huston was only one of five directors on Casino Royale, the expensive, all-star 1967 spoof of Ian Fleming's 007 lore. David Niven is the aging Sir James Bond, called out of retirement to take on the organised threat of SMERSH and pass on the secret-agent mantle to his idiot son (Woody Allen). The amazing cast (Orson Welles, Peter Sellers, Deborah Kerr and others) is wonderful to look at, but the film is not as funny as it should be, and the romping even starts to look mannered after a while. The musical score by Burt Bacharach, however, is a keeper.

 
Constellation of the Wolf
Manga comic

I have not read this comic.

#From CHAD: This is a Japanese comic book series or 'Manga', in which the main character uses a C96 as his preferred weapon.

 
Czterej pancerni i pies
1960's TV series

I have not seen this TV series.

#From Piotr Wawrzyńczyk: A Polish TV serial made in the 1960's featuring a tank commander who receives a gift of a C96 Broomhandle.

#From Vlad: the Polish TV series in your C-96 film database is called "Czterej pancerni i pies"
http://www.polishfilm.ca/skok/dvds/groups/polish/c/4panc/4panc.html

 
Darling Lili
1970 - Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson

I have not seen this film.

#From Fernan: A German Soldier/Spy named Kraus (played by Vernon Dobtcheff) shoots at Julie Andrews & Jeremy Kemp with a Broomhandle Mauser pistol late in the film, then menaces them with the same gun in a railway carriage. No stock used. As a side note, the seldom filmed M1914 .32 Mauser pocket pistol is also briefly seen here.

#From IMDB: Set during WWI, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend.

 
Deep Blue Fleet
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: A C-96 appears in this film.

 
Destruction Force (La Banda del trucido)
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: A C-96 appears in this film.

 
Durango
Yves Swolfs

This might be a comic book version of the film Joe Kidd, mentioned below.

#From CHAD: The C-96 is used by the main character in the comic book series Durango by Yves Swolfs. I'm not sure how much Durango was influenced by Joe Kidd, but one of the stories named "Loneville" is based on the film The Great Silence (Il Grande Silenzio) which has already been added to the database. The characters in that particular story look almost identical to Jean Louis Trintignant and Klaus Kinski's characters in the film, however the character based on Trintignant does not carry the C96. Just in case you did not know the idea for the Mauser in Joe Kidd, came from "The Great Silence".

 
Ed Gein
2000 - Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgrass

I have not seen this film.

#From Howard So: The psycho owns a Mauser C96, what a waste!

#From Amazon: Ed Gein, lives a solitary life and that's the way he likes it. He enjoys a few hobbies which include head-shrinking and cannibalism. He also hears the voice of his long dead mother she must be obeyed.

 
Escape to Athena
1974 - Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, Elliot Gould

The film is set during the latter days of WWII, on a Greek Island. During the big shoot-out scene in the village square, towards the end third of the film, Charlie (Elliot Gould), is seen shooting a standard length barrel Broomhandle, with an integral 10 shot magazine, that has the wooden shoulder stock fitted. Firing from the right hand, a Luger type pistol is shot at the same time from the left hand. The difference in the sounds of the shots between the two weapons is quite noticeable. The C96 appears several times, but no reloading is seen. One of the few films that shows the wooden holster fitted into the shoulder stock position.

 
Free Hand For a Tough Cop (Il Trucido e lo sbirro)
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: A C-96 appears in this film.

 
From Dusk Till Dawn 3
2000 - Marco Leonardi, Michael Parks

I have not seen this film.

#From Piotr Wawrzyńczyk: This film by Alejandro del Toro features a hero who uses 2 C96 Broomhandles to fight against Vampires in the Mexican desert.

#From Krish: this is actually the movie "FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 3 - Hangman's Daughter".

#From Amazon: A cod-spaghetti Western, it takes a plot nugget from history as the aged Ambrose Bierce (Michael Parks, the Sheriff killed before the credits in the first film) tangles with vampires in Mexico in 1914 en route to his mythic disappearance.

 
From Russia with Love
1963 - Sean Connery, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Pedro Armendariz

Some 55 minutes into the film, while James Bond (Sean Connery) is visiting a gypsy encampment with Kerim Bey (Pedro Armendariz), the encampment is attacked by the 'baddies'. During the fighting, you see Donald Grant (Robert Shaw) use a standard length barrel Broomhandle, with an integral 10 shot magazine. He fires two shots 'from the hip', in order to kill a would be assassin who is creeping up behind 'James Bond'. Very accurate shooting without using the sights.

 
Gangwar in Naples
1972 - Fabio Testi, Jean Seberg

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: Towards the end of the film an old man gives Tonino (Fabio Testi) a Mauser C96 which the old man said he used to kill Germans during the war.

 
Geobreeders
1998 - Rachael Lillis, Scott Cargle, Shinichirō Miki,
Satomi Koorogi, Aya Hisakawa

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: This is an animated film about a group of men and women who hunt phantoms for a living. One of the main characters Maki Umezaki, wields twin Mauser M712's.

 
Gunsmith Cats
1995 - Kenichi Sonada

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: Gunsmith Cats is an animated mini series about two female gunsmiths, Rally Vincent, and Minnie May Hopkins. Rally and Minnie May live in the city of Chicago, and have a part time job as bounty hunters. The series is based on a comic book series, which was written and illustrated by Kenichi Sonoda. Sonada is a car and gun nut, and is one the best illustrators of automobiles and firearms in the business. The C96 makes an appearance in at least one of the episodes. It can be seen on the wall of Rally and Minnie May's gun shop fitted with it's stock. I believe the C96 also makes an appearance in the comic book, however I am not sure as which volume it appears in. In the picture above, the C96 can be seen on the gun wall. The 10 round magazine, handle, trigger guard, and stock are clearly visible.

 
Hannibal

I have seen this film but cannot remember seeing a C96.

#From Jeff Schmieder: A publicity still shows Hannibal threatening a victim with a C-96. I will check out the movie later to see if the C-96 gets any action in the new prequel to Silence of the Lambs.

 
Hawaii 5-0
Episode 51 - The Second Shot

I have not seen this episode.

#From Fernan: An assassin uses a scoped, stocked Broomhandle Mauser to shoot a man on the tarmac of an
airport in Hawaii. All part of an intricate plan. Point of interest - not the first time that a Mauser has been used as a miniature assassin's rifle, but the first time I've seen it clamped down tightly, to steady the aim. McGarrett uses this same scoped Mauser to kill another Assassin at the climax of the episode. 

#From Five-O Oddities, Goofs, Trivia: A mundane episode, with John Marley playing Dr. Lemira, "symbol of freedom for the opposition parties" in Greece who's living in exile in Hawaii. Eric Braden is sent to assassinate him, posing as reporter Klaus Marburg.

 
Hawaii 5-0
Episode 33 - All the King's Horses

An assassin (Nicholas Benedict) comes to the 'big island' to kill Mike Finney (James Gregory), a former racketeer. The assassin checks into a hotel. After going up to his room, he opens up his suitcase. Under the top layer of clothes are the tools of his trade, a shotgun, a revolver and a Broomhandle Mauser. Unfortunately only the first two get used. The Broomhandle Mauser appears to be a standard 10 shot model. The C96 appears only as a prop. One of Hollywood and T.V.'s 'silencer errors' is propagated in this episode. The assassin is seen fitting a 'push on' 1 inch silencer to the barrel of the revolver. As any shooter (or fool) knows, most of the sound of a revolver comes from the area of the cylinder/forcing cone, thus putting a silencer on the barrel is next to useless......oops

 
Hell Up in Harlem
1973- Fred Williamson, Julius Harris

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: In the sequel to 'Black Caesar', the Mauser C96 is featured once again. Although not used quite as much as in the prequel, the C96 makes a few memorable appearances. The C96 once again appears on the film's theatrical poster, but not on the DVD cover.

 
Hellsing
Comic

I have not read this comic.

#From CHAD: A Mauser C96 makes an appearance somewhere in this comic.

 
Her Fatal Ways
1991 - Shelia Chan

I have not seen this film.

#From Fernan: I stumbled on this web page which alerted me to a film called Her Fatal Ways, a 1991 Asian film.

#From IMDB: Shapely mainland Chinese police inspector Cousin is forced to work with a Hong Kong cop, fighting against him almost until the end credits roll.

 
Hey Ram!
2000 - Kamal Hassan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mookerji

The C96 appears throughout the film. A review of the film can be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/~incinema/HEYRAM.html

#From Sandeep Unnithan: A period Hindi (Bollywood) film about a fascist-leaning man who wants to assassinate Mahatma Gandhi, because he holds him responsible for partition. "The lead star (and producer-director) Kamal Hasan once told me he used the Broomhandle to signify his character's growing affinity towards fascism".

 
High Road to China
1983 - Tom Selleck, Wilford Brimley, Bess Armstrong, Jack Weston

I have not seen this film.

#From Stephen Gallinger: There is a scene in the film where a C96 makes an appearance.

#From IMDB: A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.

 
Hour of the Assassin
1987 - Eric ("CHIPS!") Estrada

I have not seen this film.

#From Fernan: Erik Estrada plays a Latin American assassin, who arms himself with a "sniper rifle" that is actually a long barreled Broomhandle Mauser pistol. Similar set up to Naked Runner and Assassin, but with a different prop gun.

#From IMDB: Erik Estrada plays Martin Fierro, hired to assassinate the newly elected civilian president of San Pedro. His employers are a group of generals.

 
How to Destroy the Reputation of the
Greatest Secret Agent
1973 John-Paul Belmondo, Jacqelin Bisset

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: I have not yet seen the film, but have noticed the C96 on the film's Japanese poster. It features the C96 with an extra long barrel, and what appears to be a scope of some kind.

#From IMDB: Francois Merlin is an espionage-book writer. He likes to mix with every-day characters he can meet in his book.

 
Il Conformista
1970 Bernardo Bertolucci

I have not seen this film.

#From Dirk Jans: I saw a Mauser C96 full size in 's "Il Conformista" of 1970. In a flash-back, the main character meets by chance a chauffeur who takes him to his apartment where he shows a C96 and hands it over. The chauffeur gets shot dead with his own gun.

 
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
1988 - Harrison Ford, Denholm Elliot, Alison Doody

The very brief appearance of the Broomhandle Mauser comes at the beginning of the film. While Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody) are searching tunnels under a library in Turkey, Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliot) is keeping watch above. Unknown to Marcus, several 'baddies' are creeping up behind him. For a few brief seconds we see one, if not two, Broomhandle Mausers. They are neither shot, cocked or loaded during the sequence. The C96 appears only as a prop.

 
Jin Roh
1998 - Mamoru Oshii

#From CHAD: Mauser C-96 are used by a few characters in the movies by Mamoru Oshii.

 
Joe Kidd
1972 - Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon

Set in the New Mexico town of Sinola, the Broomhandle Mauser first makes its appearance in the hands of one of the baddies. You see the baddie cock the hammer several times, as well as placing a loaded 10-shot stripper clip, in the hatband of his stetson for safe keeping. The gun has the wooden shoulder stock fitted to it, and in one scene you see the baddie wearing the wooden shoulder stock is its holster mode. After being killed by the hero, Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood) takes ownership of the gun. You see him shoot it fairly rapidly, several times. It appears to be a 10-shot model with a loaded stripper clip. With a 10-shot stripper clip, Clint seems to get a lot more than ten shots out of the Broomhandle without once reloading. You also see the baddie pull back the action, but the gun is actually empty at the time, so the action locks open on the magazine follower...oops

 
Jon Sable 'Freelance'
A series of comics by Mike Grell - available in the USA

I have not read this comic. A trip to Mike Grell's website is recommended. A lot of his art-work features the C96, which is mainly a 10-shot integral magazine version.

#From Stephen Legge: If you're looking for a Mauser in comics, you hit the jackpot at "Jon Sable Freelance" by legend (and noted gun-nut) Mike Grell. Most Jon Sable covers feature Jon with his trademark Mauser.

#From Amazon: The initial 54-page story guest-stars Ronald Reagan - and the second is Sable's famous 108-page origin saga! Written and drawn by series creator Mike Grell with a brand-new painted cover, this volume provides the back story excitement that spurs Idea & Design Works all-new monthly Jon Sable, Freelance: Conspiracy mini-series, along with a volatile introduction by First Comics founder Mike Gold and unpublished art by Grell. This refers to "The Complete Mike Grell's Jon Sable, Freelance: v. 1".

 
Kansas City Confidential
No details

#From Lance Tock: I was watching the movie "Kansas City Confidential" on TCM recently and noticed that there is a scene in the back of a moving van where the planner of the heist is threatening two of his henchmen with a C96 (telling them that he will decide when and where the money will be split up).

 
Kung Fu Hustle
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From Deboprio Datta: When the Axe gang first comes to the town, and a fight follows, one member pulls out a Mauser, which is then broken by the native using a bamboo stick.

#From Steven Grant: Look at the screen grab. In the next frame it is hit by the stick. If it was a prop, it's a good one. The bolt and some other parts flew out when destroyed.

 
Last Action Hero
1983 - Arnold Schwarzennegger

I have seen this film but cannot remember the scene with the C96.

#From Deboprio Datta: In the movie, the last action hero, when Arnold Schwarzennegger runs away with the corpse of a dead man (a bomb actually) on his shoulders, people present at the funeral pull out various guns. One gentleman can be spotted pulling out a C96 from the inside pocket of his coat.

 
Lawrence of Arabia
1962 - Peter O'Toole, Anthony Quinn

The C96 type used is a standard 10-shot with integral magazine.

#From Mike Maurer: After a train ambush, which wrecked the train, Lawrence came upon a Turkish wounded soldier near the engine. The Turkish soldier raised a shaky hand holding a Broomhandle Mauser. Lawrence stood perfectly still and let him shoot several times, the first shot hit Lawrence in the left shoulder, he reeled and said ...." God...God....God". The soldier is shot another three (?) times. Before the soldier can then fire again, he was hacked to death with a sword by an Arab leader played by Anthony Quinn.

 
Le Magnifique
FILM DETAILS

1973 John-Paul Belmondo, Jacqelin Bisset

#From CHAD: I have not yet seen the film, but have noticed the C96 on the film's Japanese poster. It features the C96 with an extra long barrel, and what appears to be a scope of some kind.

#From IMDB: Francois Merlin is an espionage-book writer. He likes to mix with every-day characters he can meet in his book.

 
League of extraordinary gentlemen
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From Rudy Mola: You have an interesting site, I believe the C96 is also used in the early scenes of "League of extraordinary gentlemen."

#From CHAD: I believe this refers to the beginning of the new version of the film. German soldiers can bee seen armed with machine guns encased in box like exteriors which have broom like hand handles on the front.

 
Lethal Weapon II
1989 - Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joss Ackland

Five minutes from the end of the film, while aboard the ship belonging to the baddies, the South African diplomat with a sideline in drug-smuggling (Joss Ackland), shoots from the bridge of the ship, at an already wounded police officer (Mel Gibson), who is laying on the floor of a cargo hold, using a standard length barrel Broomhandle, that has an integral 10 shot magazine. No reloading is seen. No proper aiming is done, but it is a nice sequence of rapid fire.

 
Licensed to Kill
1965 - Tom Adams, John Arnatt, Carol Blake

Released in the USA under the title 'The Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World

#From Linda and John Colling: This is a comedy spoof-spy film.

 
Lucky Lady
1975 - Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds

#From Fernan: Burt Reynolds, Gene Hackman, and Liza Minnelli are Rumrunners during Prohibition. In the middle of the film, Burt carries and uses a stocked standard model Broomhandle Mauser pistol. He fires it several times during a gunfight. Point of interest; the wooden holster is carried in a chest harness, similar to the rig Don Stroud used in "Joe Kidd".

#From IMDB: Director Stanley Donen has such a hard time filming the boat sequences that he vowed to never
work with boats again.

 
Lupin III
Created by Monkey Punch (this was a pilot film made in 1969)

Evidentially the pilot film for an animated TV series (see below).

#From CHAD: A C-96 is used by Mine Fujiko in this film.

 
"Lupin III" Animated TV series
Created by Monkey Punch (pilot film 1969)

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: A C-96 is used a number of times in the Lupin III TV series. The model 712 was used by villains in two Lupin TV specials;

Operation Return the Treasure (2003) - A Villain named Anita is a deadly assassin armed with a Mauser C96 M712 with select fire. She uses the Mauser throughout the film on both semi and fully-automatic. When fired on full-auto she fits the Mauser with a stock.

Bye Bye Liberty Crisis (1989) - Towards the end the villain is seen with a Mauser C96 M712.

As well as in the following episodes:

1st TV Series episode 9: Killer Sings the Blues. During this episode a man who works for her former lover and partner named Poon seriously injures Fujiko with his Mauser C96.

1st TV Series episode 13 : Beware the Time Machine! A man by the name of Mamo Kyosuke travels through time from the year 2874. He seeks to kill Lupin as his descendant, Lupin XIII will destroy the Mamo clan on 31 March 2874. Near the end of the episode Mamo can be seen with a Mauser C96.

2nd TV Series episode 31 : Face the Midnight Sun and Fire. In episode, two beautiful twins, Latica and Anita fight an endless deathmatch. They fight to reveal the location of a hidden Viking treasure which is concealed on each other's backs. The Maps only appear on their backs during the Summer Solstice, and it is Lupin's job to photograph the maps by playing two different roles. During a match in the beginning the girls are dog-fighting in WWI era planes. One of the girls manages to shoot down the others plane, but she manages to bail out in time. While on her parachute, the girl pulls out a Mauser C96 shooting her sisters plane full of holes. The plane goes down and they continue their fight on the ground. One sister armed with the C-96, the other a Sten sub-machine gun.

2nd TV Series Episode 51: Lupin, Whom I Loved (Part 2). During this episode Lupin's former love confronts him with a Mauser C96.

3rd TV Series Episode 7: The Man Is Called the Death Garb. In this episode a man named Death Garb has supposedly come back from the dead with the ability to dodge bullets. He is armed with a Mauser C96 M712, and is a deadly shot.

The C96 also appears in the fourth season title sequence of the second TV series.

 
Mad Max
1979 - Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel

I have seen this film but cannot remember the scene with the C96.

#From CHAD: In The middle of the film, one of the bad guys shoots at a statue with a C96.

 
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
1985 - Mel Gibson, Tina Turner

The Broomhandle Mauser makes its appearance about 15 minutes into the film. After entering 'Barter Town', Mel Gibson agrees to a deal that involves a visit to the boss, played by Tina Turner, but first he has to leave his weapons at the 'check-in'. After firing off his sawn-off shotgun, he gets out a Broomhandle Mauser. Other than it being a standard length barrel with an integral 10 shot magazine, the exact type cannot be determined. The C96 appears only this one time.

 
Manhunter
DC comics "super-character"

I have not read this comic.

#From Fernan: The hero carried a 1916 9mm Mauser with Shoulder Stock. I remembered this brief series when it came out in the '70s, it is now available in a paperback book. A full history of this character & weapons can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhunter_(comics%29

 
Mankatsu
2004 - Monkey Punch

I have not seen this TV series.

#From CHAD: Mankatsu is an animated TV series created by comic book author and artist, Monkey Punch. Each episode is an hour long and is comprised of several different animated shorts. Many of these are based on a comic series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. One of the "mini-shows" titled 'Spy Nobility' features a character whose weapon of choice is a Mauser C96, which he seems to carry in a leather shoulder holster.

 
Massacre in Rome
1975 - Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni

I have not seen this film.

#From Howard So: Set in Rome, Italy during Nazi occupation in World War II. 33 German soldiers were killed by underground resistance in a raid. In retaliation, the German High Command decided to execute 330 Romans (one German to ten Italians). Richard Burton was the German officer responsible  to carry out the execution. He chose the Mauser Broomhandle as the tool.

 
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
A PlayStation 2 game!

I have not played this game.

#From CHAD: A Chinese model of the C-96 is used by the character Eva in the videogame Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. She fires it using a horizontal grip, the way Chinese robbers would shoot guns.

 
Miami Guns
2000 - Yoshitaka Koyama

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: A Japanese animated TV series or anime about a group of Miami cops. The main character Yao Sakurakouji uses a Mauser C96 as her weapon of choice.

 
Michael Collins
1996 - Liam Neeson

I have not seen this film.

#From Mahoney: In the movie "Michael Collins", the actor Liam Neeson, appearing as Collins, is seen using a Broomhandle in the General Post Office battle at the start of the film.

#From IMDB: Neil Jordan's depiction of the controversial life and death of Michael Collins, the 'Lion of Ireland', who led the IRA against British rule and founded the free Republic of Eire in 1921.

 
Midnight Plus One
1965 - Gavin Lyall

I have not seen this film.

#From David Ingoldsby: This book, a thriller by Gavin Lyall and written in 1965, has a hero who carries a Mauser Schnellfeuer.

 
Minnamurra
1989 - Jeff Fahey, Tushka Bergen, Steven Vidler

If you look closely at the 'box cover' above, you can make out the shape of the C96 being carried by the lead actor. The US version was a six 30-minute per episode TV-series made in 1960, starring Jason Evers in the lead role.

#From Fernan: An Australian movie, set during the Boer War period. Jeff Fahey plays an businessman who uses the Broomhandle twice in the film. Once as a handgun, then as a pistol carbine. The stocked Mauser appears in the poster for the film, which is also known as "Wrangler" in the U.S.

#From IMDB: Fairly tense, small rancher vs. big bad rancher down under.

 
Modern Yakuza: Shameless Obligation
1969- Bunta Sugawara, Ryo Ikebe, Masakazu Tamura

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: A Japanese Yakuza (gangster) film in which a C96 appears on the theatrical poster. I have not seen this particular film, but have seen one of it's sequels whose English title is 'Street Mobster', which is available in the US, Canada and the UK, on DVD.

 
New York Calling Superdragon
1966 - Ray Danton, Marisa Mell

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: This film is one of the countless James Bond knock offs that came out of Italy in the 1960's. I did not get a chance to see the whole film, but during the opening credits a C96 can be seen on a table.

 
Notturno
1983 - Tony Musante, Maurizio Merli

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: This is an Italian spy film which I have yet to see. The film's poster shows Tony Musante armed with a C96 modified with a scope and what looks like a silencer.

 
On the mountain of Tai Hang
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From Howard So: A film made in China with Chinese actors. It's about the Communist Eighth Route Army fighting the Japanese, as well as the Chinese Nationalist Army in the Tai Hang mountain ranges, fighting for the control of Tai Yuen in the Shansi province during World War II. The communist fighters are using Mauser Broomhandle pistols, Mauser rifles, Czech ZB light machineguns and big swords.

 
Peking Opera Blues
1998 - Brigitte Lin, Cherie Chung

I have not seen this film.

#From Howard So: A Hong Kong produced film about the adventures of three young women. Set in the turmoil "Warlord Civil Wars" period in China with entangled struggles among warlord armies, revolutionaries, corrupt policemen and local militia not more than bandits, all sides were using Mauser pistols which were 'a must' in that period in China.

 
Porco Russo
1992 - Hayao Miyazaki

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: This is a Japanese animated film which takes place in Fascist Italy before WWII. During a scene in the middle of the film, one of the so called 'air pirates' can be seen with a C96.

 
Reilly Ace of Spies
1983 TV series

I have not seen this TV series.

#From Walkopp: In the 1983 British television series "Reilly Ace of Spies", episode 2 "Prelude to War', last chapter, last scene which takes place in 1904 a Chinese police inspector in the pay of Russian Generals is heading for the prison where Reilly is captive. He brandishes a Mauser, looks like a C-96, though the lighting is dim. Never fires it as the hero has already escaped in an artillery attack.

 
Resident Evil 4
A Gamecube game!

Nothing known about the game. Cannot remember seeing a C-96 in the Resident Evil film.

#From Etienne: You can clearly see a Mauser Red 9 being manipulated with style in a game called Resident Evil 4 for Gamecube.

 
Return of the Jedi
1983 - Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

A modified replica Broomhandle prop pistol is used in this film.

#From Mike Goobic: Han Solo uses a modified Broomhandle replica in this film.

 
Return of the Mummy
2001 - Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

I agree with Howard. The C96 appears even more times in this sequel.

#From Howard So: part II of The Mummy with the same cast. Basically a continuation of Mummy, so the Mauser Broomhandle's are bound to reappear. In almost all the gun fights, we can see the Mauser C96's in action. One of the bad guys even has a pair of them!

 
Rome Armed to the Teeth
1976- Maurizio Merli, Arthur Kennedy, Tomas Milian

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: This violent Italian crime film features a bank holdup scene in which Commissioner Leonardo Tanzi (Maurizio Merli) and another cop sneak into the bank through a vent. They engage in a bloody shootout in which the other cop fires his C96 twice.

 
Rough Riders
1997 - Tom Berenger

I have not seen this film.

#From Howard So: The Spanish-American War of 1898, Colonel Roosevelt and his 'Rough Riders' took "one hell of a charge up San Juan Hill". One of the German advisers has a Mauser C96 on him when he was captured by an American soldier.

 
Sahara
1983 - Brooke Shields

I have not seen this film.

#From Howard So: There are a few movies with the title "Sahara", one released in 1943 starring Humphrey Bogart, which was a W.W.II war film. Right now there is a "Sahara" showing in Hong Kong theatres. But the one that has a Mauser C96 appearance is one released in 1983 starring Brooke Shields.

#From IMDB: After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.

 
Secondhand Lions
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From Dirk Wickline: A film that tells the story of a young boy left for the summer with his two crazy uncles,
recently returned from abroad. The Broomhandle is seen twice in this film, once in the hands of a Turkish officer that is trying to scale a French fortress, and once when the younger uncle tries to aid in the escape of his brother from an evil Sheik's dungeon. The pistol carried in a Chinese style flap holster, with a pair of stripper clip
pouches on the front.

 
Shout at the Devil
1976 - Roger Moore, Lee Marvin

I've seen the film but cannot remember seeing the C96.

#From Howard So: Set in Mozambique about a poacher, his daughter and an expatriate Englishman who eventually set out to blown up a German battle cruiser at the outset of World War I. The German commissioner uses a Mauser C96 as his weapon.

 
Sitting Target
1972 - Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane

A close look at the poster for the film shows a Broomhandle with a 20 shot detachable magazine fitted.

#From Greg Gates: The character of Harry Lomart, played by Oliver Reed, uses a 20-shot removable magazine C96 and accessories during the film. The advertising poster for the film also shows the C96.

#From Krish: Oliver Reed as an escaped convict trying to settle a score. Uses a Schnellfeuer (I think?!) with a 20 round magazine. There is a scene where he fits a scope to his Broomhandle to do a bit of sniping across a row of flats. The pistol is used throughout the film.

#From IMDB: Escaped convicts Oliver Reed and Ian McShane are lying low before they prepare to skip the country.

 
Star Wars
1977 - Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

The 'BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster pistol' used by Han Solo and carried by Luke Skywalker as a sidearm on the ice-planet of Hoth, and on Cloud City, is a actually a 7.63mm Broomhandle Mauser, model C-96, heavily modified by the special FX department. Note the addition of a telescopic site and a silver muzzle 'flash suppressor'. Supposedly the magazine in front of the trigger now contains a 'highly illegal military power cell and customized energizer circuitry for maximum blast impact'.

#From Mike Goobic: The C-96 used as a 'BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster pistol', is actually a 'Model Gun Company replica Broomhandle' prop.

 
Stargate
2001 - TV Series and Film

I suspect this refers to the original film where the Stargate is discovered in Egypt.

#From Gerhard Maier: At the beginning, at about 1900, the assistant of the professor has a C96.

 
Stingray
1978 - John Carl Buechler, Sherry Jackson

I have not seen this film.

#From Fernan: Friends Christopher Mitchum and Les Lannom buy a 1964 stingray that is filled with dope and lots of loot, put there by two crooks after a killing. Sherry Jackson plays Abigail Bratowski, the leader of the gang chasing Mitchum and Lannom, and anyone else who gets in their way. For most of the movie, Abigail uses a standard 10-shot Broomhandle Mauser. No stock or holster in evidence. Notable, in that the pistol is not just an inanimate prop, but it is fired regularly throughout the movie.

#From IMDB: This film was also known as 'Abigail Wanted'.

#From Richard Taylor: I'm the director of "Stingray" the movie mentioned in your C96 movie list. The Broomhandle used was rented from a movie prop house and was chambered for 9mm blanks. The barrel was stopped down to allow for the blowback recoil for semi-automatic firing. The gun worked flawlessly throughout filming and I was sorry to send it back at the end of the shoot. I think I wanted to use the gun since I fell in love with the look of this pistol after seeing artist Wallace Wood draw it to perfection in the old Mad magazine strips he used to pen. I remember a great takeoff on Terry and the Pirates featured the villains firing C96s. I have since purchased a Red Nine Broomhandle and fire it often on the local range. This one shoots "real" bullets!

 
Stray Dog
1991 - Mamoru Oshii

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: Mauser C-96 are used by a few characters in the movies by Mamoru Oshii.

 
Tall Tale
1995 - Scott Glenn, Nick Stahl, Patrick Swayze

Towards the end of the film, you see the baddie, J.P. Stiles (Scott Glenn), threatening the youngster Daniel Hackett (Nick Stahl), with a Broomhandle Mauser. No loading or cocking of the gun is seen. The C96 appears only as a prop.

 
Tepepa
1968 - Tomas Milian, Orson Welles

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: The C96 is used in the 1968 spaghetti western, Tepepa starring Tomas Milian and directed by Giulio Petroni. The C96 used in the film is the standard 10-round integral magazine version. The C96 is cocked and fired many times, but is never reloaded. During one scene, Tepepa fires approximately 16 shots at Mexican soldiers on the ground, all without reloading. The gun is not seen as it is off screen at the time, but you can clearly hear more than 10 shots fired. Oops.

#From IMDB: The Mexican guerilla leader Tepepa and his gang fight against the chief of police, Cascorro.

 
The 10th Victim (La Decima vittima)
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: A C-96 appears in this film.

 
The Champions
1968 - TV series

I have seen this series but cannot remember seeing a C96.

#From Kevin Goldie: Do you recall a classic episode of 'The Champions', circa 1968, entitled 'The Experiment'? In it Allan Cuthbertsons' character brings out a Broomhandle Mauser, attaches silencer shoots six rounds through glass into burn-out victim. Silencer sound effects in most films and TV sound like someone treading on a squeaky toy, but in this Champions story they used something different, with a hint of echo, sounded quite convincing.

 
The Dark Night Returns
Author: Frank Miller

I have not read this book.

#From CHAD: I have seen the C-96 used by the neo-Nazis in Frank Miller's graphic novel The Dark Night Returns.

 
The Dawning
1988 - Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Grant

I have not seen this film.

#From Fernan: Movie starring Anthony Hopkins, playing an Irish rebel, armed with a Broomhandle Mauser. He assembles it (snaps on the stock), but does not fire it.

 
The Disappearance
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From Kirby Rogers: Donald Sutherland appears as a hit man who always used a Schnellfeuer. It shows him killing someone at the beginning of the film with one, then later in the movie accepting a job, and examining one provided by the people who hired him. It's in a case with the stock, and he pulls the bolt back, etc.

#From IMDB: Thriller about a contract killer whose wife has disappeared. When he is hired by an international organisation to carry out a "shy" or hit, he suspects they are connected with her disappearance.

 
The Eagle Has Landed
1977 - Michael Caine, Judy Geeson, Treat Williams, Larry Hagman

I agree with Chad, I haven't seen the C96 appear in the film either.

#From CHAD: This is a novel about a group of German commandos that parachute into England to kidnap Winston Churchill during WWII. I'm pretty sure the C96 is either mentioned in the book or pictured on one of its covers. I have seen the movie version, but there is no C96 shown in it.

 
The Empire Strikes Back
1980 - Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

A combination of a replica Broomhandle prop and a real C-96.

#From Mike Goobic: Han Solo uses a modified Broomhandle replica in this film. Luke Skywalker used a real C-96 as his was needed to shoot blanks.

 
The Fifth Element
1997 - Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, John Bluthal, Luke Perry

At the start of the film during the sequence shot in an Egyptian temple during 1914, and after the creatures from the spaceship have killed Professor Pacoli (John Bluthal), his assistant Billy (Luke Perry), tries to defend himself with a Broomhandle Mauser. It appears to be a 20-shot model with a removable magazine and a small ring hammer. At one point, Billy trips over and pulls the trigger. The Broomhandle Mauser, in 'fully-automatic mode', fires off some 8-12 shots. Close inspection of the gun shows it is not a Schnellfeuer, as it does not have the auto/semi-auto lever on the left hand side of the frame...oops

 
The Great Silence
1968 - Jean Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski

Also released under its original name 'Il Grande Silenzio'. A Broomhandle is used by Jean Louis Trintignant for his eleven kills in the western. The screen-grab above shows the C96 fitted to a shoulder stock.

#From Ten: An Spaghetti Western set in the winter-time during 1896. Bounty killers led by Loco [Klaus Kinski] prey on outlaws hiding out in the snowbound Utah mountains. The music is by Ennio Morricone.

 
The Last Princess of Manchuria
1990 - Andy Lau, Anita Mui, Ken Lo

I have not seen this film.

#From Howard So: Hong Kong produced film about the life and romance of Kawashima Yoshiko. Yoshiko was born Kim Bik Fai of Manchu royal blood. After the decline of the Manchu Dynasty in China, she was adopted by a Japanese and changed her name as well as side, she became a Japanese spy operating in China. After the defeat of the Japanese, she was caught and executed by the Chinese authority.

#From IMDB: "Chuan dao fang zi" Yoshiko Kawashima is the tale about the last crowned Princess of Manchuria.

 
The Lighthorsemen
1988 - Jon Blake, Peter Phelps

I have not seen this film.

#From Howard So: Saga of the Australian Light Horse Brigade and their involvement in the desert campaign
during World War I reaching its climax in the charging and taking of Beershaba. One of the Lighthorsemen
captured a Mauser C96 and turned it into his personal side-arm.

#From Amazon: Set in 1917 during the British campaign in Palestine, this is the true and epic story of the 800
young Australian horsemen who obey the seemingly impossible order to gallop their horses across 3 miles of
open desert into shell-bursts and deadly machine-gun crossfire.

 
The Mackintosh Man
1973 - Paul Newman, James Mason, Ian Bannen

I have read the book but not seen the film for many, many years.

#From Fernan: Cold War era thriller starring Paul Newman, James Mason, Dominique Sanda, and Ian Bannen. Late in the movie, in the climax set on Malta, Paul Newman, Ian Bannen and Dominique Sanda all wield Broomhandle Mausers but only Ms. Sanda actually fires one. No shoulder stock used.

#From Walkopp: The Mackintosh Man, 1973, directed by John Houston. Stars Paul Newman. A good cold war spy story in which the hero, a British agent played by Newman, is chasing a Soviet spy and a political traitor. He catches up with them in a church in Malta and both Newman and the spy are armed with C-96 Mausers, which get a workout in the final scene.

#From IMDB: Joseph Rearden takes the fall for a robbery and winds up in the "Scrubs".

 
The Man Who Knew Too Much
1955 - James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie, Daniel Gelin

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: A C-96 appears in this film.

 
The Mummy
1998 - Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

Soon after the start of the film, while Rick (Brendan Fraser), Evie (Rachel Weisz) and Jonathan (John Hannah) are sailing down the river on their way towards the City of the Dead at Hamunaptra, they are attacked by hoards from the ancient secret society of the Medjej lead by Ardeth (Oded Fehr). All of the Medjej are using Broomhandle Mausers. No loading or cocking of the guns is seen, but their is plenty of shooting. Although the empty cases are seen ejecting, in my experience, they should eject a lot higher. Some good action sequences though.

 
The Naked Runner
1967 - Frank Sinatra, Peter Vaughan

The pistol has a 1 inch barrel, into which he screws a long rifled barrel. A standard shoulder stock is then  attached. The poster for this film was a photo of the Broomhandle and accessories, laid out in the briefcase.

#From Mike Goobic: The film is a Cold War thriller (novel turned film) that features Frank Sinatra being blackmailed into using his WWII sniping talents so he can reclaim his kidnapped son. He uses a modified C96 which he carries around in a briefcase, and then fires at the end of the film.

 
The Red And The White
1968

Nothing known, although I suspect being set in Russia,  they would be using the C96 Bolo model.

#From Walkopp@aol.com: This is a Hungarian film about the 1918 Russian civil war. C96's appear in  use throughout the film.

 
The Red Spectacles
1987 - Mamoru Oshii

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: The Mauser C-96 is used by a few of the characters in this movie by Mamoru Oshii.

 
The Rocketeer
 

#From ihc73scout2: A C-96 pistol also makes an appearance in the (Disney?) movie "The Rocketeer", first in the hands of one of the German baddies out to steal the hero's rocket pack, then later in the hands of the hero (who took it from the aforementioned baddie).

 
The Saint "The Gadget Lovers"
1968 - Roger Moore

I have not seen this film.

#From Fernan: A 1968 episode from the TV series. Female Russian KGB Agent, late in the episode, menaces Simon Templar with a stocked Broomhandle Mauser pistol. One scene shows her clipping the stock onto the pistol. Probably the first time I saw a Broomhandle Mauser.

 
The Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World
1965 - Tom Adams, John Arnatt, Carol Blake

I have not seen this film. Released in the UK under the title 'Licensed to Kill'.

#From Linda and John Colling: This is a comedy spoof-spy film.

 
The Siege of Sydney Street
1960 - Peter Wyngarde, Donald Sinden

This film, set in 1910, was based on a very famous incident, called the 'Sydney Street Siege', which was attended by the then Home Secretary, Winston Churchill. The incident involved anarchists holed up in a house in Sydney Street, London, where they had to bring the soldiers out (with .303 SMLE rifles), because the police couldn't handle the situation (and they were trying to use shotguns at several hundred feet range!). Winston Churchill went down and directed operations. Half way through the film, the hideout of the anarchists is surrounded by police armed with shotguns (and firing from over  100ft away!). The anarchists start to arm themselves by picking up handguns from a table. About the third gun picked up is a 10-shot Broomhandle Mauser. Although you see the actor cock the gun, at no time is it seen being loaded or fired. The C96 appears only this one time.

 
The Sister In Law
1991 - Kate Vernon

I have not seen this TV movie.

#From Fernan: I stumbled on this web page which alerted me to a film called The Sister In Law, a 1995 TV movie with Craig Wasson and Kate Vernon. Never seen it.

#From IMDB: USA video release under name "Bloodknot".

 
The Spy in Black
1939 - Conrad Veidt

A WWI spy film. A U-boat commander travels to the north of Scotland to Scapa Flow, to gather information on the British fleet at anchor, prior to a U-boat wolf-pack attack. Although not used, a C96 is handled several times. It appear to be a standard 10-shot C96.

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The Spy Who Loved Me
1977 - Roger Moore, Barbara Bach

I have seen the film but cannot remember the scene Howard mentions. I'll keep an eye open for it next time it is on TV.

#From Howard So: While Jaws was chasing after Mr. Bond's Lotus he shot at him with a revolver. When the bullets are used up, Jaws grabs a Mauser C96, but the scene only lasted for perhaps two seconds.

 
The Sweeney
Episode "Thou Shall Not Kill"

Watched during July 2005 on a digital channel (Men & Motors). Of the three leaving the bank, it is the one who is shot who fires a Broomhandle several times at the police. It has a 20-shot magazine fitted. He manages to miss everyone, but the police using .38 revolvers with 2 inch barrels hit him from about 40ft away !!!

#From J D Hunter's website: Several men attempt to hold up a bank in the Farraday University building but don't count on the squad being there thanks to a tip off. The driver is arrested immediately, three leave the bank and one is shot after shooting a police officer, the other two are captured. This leaves two in the bank, Terry Wands and Barry Monk, with three hostages.

 
The Third
No details

I have not read this comic.

#From CHAD: A Japanese 'Manga' series comic strip in which a C96 is featured.

 
The Track
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From Dirk Wickline: this is a series of books written by Jerry Ahern. The 'Track' series tell the tale of an American mercenary of sorts, that works for an international insurance syndicate. In two or three of the books, there is a mention of a Broomhandle Mauser being carried and used by a Mafia hit man called Rudy. He carries the smaller Bolo style C96, with rubber grips in one story, and serrated wood in the next. He carries the gun in a shoulder holster and even tell the history of the gun. It was given to him by his father (who was also a hit man) when he first joined the business. When Rudy is killed in one of the last stories he tell Track to give the gun to his own son.

 
The White Sun of the Desert
2004 - NoAnatoli Kuznetsov (II), Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze, Pavel Luspekayev, Raisa Kurkina

I have not seen this film.

#From Vlad: Another C-96 movie is a Russian blockbuster; "The White Sun of the Desert".

 
The Wind and the Lion
1975 - Sean Connery, Candice Bergen

I have not seen this film.

#From Howard So: Towards the end, German soldiers were resisting charging Muslim cavalrymen, two German officers were using Mauser C96 to shoot and killed quite a number of the riders.

 
The Winter War (Talvisota)
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: A C-96 appears in this film.

 
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
1974 - Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges

At the start of the movie, Eastwood is playing the role as a preacher in a small country church. He is chased out of the church by an older fellow who fires at him with a full-size C-96. Eastwood is then pursued through a wooded pasture. We see the C-96 bolt moving back and forward but nothing else.

#From Dwayne Cecil: John "Thunderbolt" Doherty (Eastwood) is a former thief whose razor-sharp wits and steely nerves made him a master of his profession, but he's about to re-enter the criminal world with a new partner: Lightfoot (Bridges), a brash young drifter whose energy and exuberance give the veteran a new outlook on life. Their target is the seemingly impenetrable Montana Armored Depository.

 
Time Crisis 3
2003 - A Playstation 2 game

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: The Mauser C96 makes an appearance somewhere in the game.

 
Tir Groupé
1982 - Gerard Lanvin, Veronique Jeannot

I have not seen this film.

#From Franck DARIES: After his fiancée have been slaughtered on a night train, a young man decides to lead his own enquiry and soo discovers the  identity of the murderers. At one moment of the film, he buys a broomhandle on black market. You can see him use it several times, when he takes some firing practise. The model seems to be a wartime commercial. It will be this gunhe will use to execute the murderer of his fiancée.

 
Titus
2000 - Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Osheen Jones

I haven't seen this as it's a Region 1 only DVD.

#From Steve Barrett: In the adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, Lucius Andronicus (Angus MacFayadyen) executes Saturnius (Alan Cummin) with a C96, in the film's closing scenes.

 
Twilight is Glaring the Light Grass Paper
No details

I have not read this comic.

#From CHAD: This Japanese comic features a C96.

 
Twilight Zone Episode 29 - The Jeopardy Room
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From Fernan: Martin Landau plays a defector, being pursued by 2 Soviet Assassins. One killer, named Boris, has a standard 10 shot Mauser, which is prominent throughout the film.

#From SciFilm: In a dreary neutral country somewhere between East and West, in a shabby hotel room, a
life-and-death cat-and-mouse game is taking place.

 
Villain
1971 - Richard Burton, Ian McShane

I have not seen this film.

#From Greg Bale: If memory serves, in the 1971 Richard Burton film "Villain," he plays a London gangster who, rather late in the film, acquires an illicit firearm which turns out to be a cased Mauser Broomhandle. I must have been in my mid-teens when I saw the film, and even then was impressed by its distinctive appearance.

#From IMDB: Underrated, violent London gangster film with almost comic overtones.

 
Violent Naples
1976 - Maurizio Merli, John Saxon

I have not seen this film.

#From CHAD: During a scene in the film, Commissioner Leonardo Tanzi is shot at by a man on a motorcycle with a C96. The C96 appears on screen for only a few seconds in a close up of the gun.

 
Where the bullets fly
1966 - Tom Adams, Dawn Addams, Sid James

I have not seen this film.

#From Georgia Hough: this is another Charles Vine spoof of 007 films and The Man From Uncle.  Tom Adams actually seems to competently use the Broomhandle as he reloads it as necessary in various shootouts. I enjoyed the movie. Only other movie I remember Tom Adams in, besides the second movie (see THE SECOND-BEST SECRET AGENT IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD) was his brief supporting part in THE GREAT ESCAPE. A shame.

 
Xenozoic Tales
No details

I have not seen this film.

#From Dirk Wickline: A series of books written by Mark Shultz. The series tell the tale of a future world following a major geological disaster. Having spent centuries inside bomb shelter deep under ground, humans surface to find the world is now ruled by dinosaurs. One of the hero's, Jack Tenereck, carries a Mauser Broomhandle in a fast draw holster.

 
You Can't Win 'Em All
1970 - Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson

I have not seen this film.

#From Fernan: Tony Curtis and Charles Bronson are two American mercenaries working in war torn Turkey, circa 1922. Mauser pistols should be prominent here, but the Turkish solders portrayed in this movie preferred Webley revolvers as side-arms. A standard Broomhandle pistol, wielded by Actress Michele Mercier, is shown briefly, early in the film.

#From Amazon: Turkey is divided by civil war. An American traveling through the country takes refuge on a
boat owned by Josh Covey, who turns out to be a mercenary.

 
You Only Live Twice
1967 - Sean Connery, Tetsuro Tamba

I have seen this film and can confirm seeing the C96 in the ceiling.

#From James D Sieff: In Osato's office, there is a camera in the ceiling keeping an eye on James Bond. Mounted next to the camera (and moving with it) is a C96 mounted upside down, presumably with some sort of remote-control shooting mechanism.

 
Young Winston
1972 - Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Anne Bancroft

Tracing the life of Winston Churchill from childhood to when he first entered Parliament as M.P. for Oldham, the standard length barrel Broomhandle, with an integral 10 shot magazine, makes it appearance two thirds the way through the film. During the time he served in South Africa during the Boer War, he was on a troop train that was attacked and partially de-railed. Exiting from the rear of the train to assess the damage, you see him draw the Broomhandle from a leather holster. The C96 appears only this one time. No shooting or reloading is seen.

 
Zeppelin
1971 - Michael York, Elke Sommer

I have seen this film but cannot remember the C96 appearance.

#From Howard So: There are a few scenes about German commandos using the Mauser C96. One scene is particularly clear when the German commando uses his stocked Mauser pistol to shoot at the British aeroplanes.

 

 

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