Object Title

Centrefire submachine gun - Movie prop

Centrefire submachine gun - Movie prop

Date

1944

Object Number

XII.11937

Provenance

Made at Long Branch factory (Canada), 1944. Possibly supplied to China as military aid, or retained for Canadian service, c1944. Donated by Bapty 2000 Ltd. on 29th August 2013.

Physical Description

Made from a Sten submachine gun dressed with painted plastic parts. Converted to fire movie blanks using an internal barrel restrictor. Cosmetically 'dressed' to reflect its use in the movie by Captain Nemo's crew, intended to suggest a Victorian weapon ahead of its time, following the 'Steampunk' retro-futuristic aesthetic of the movie and the graphic novel that it was based upon.

Materials

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 9L9684

Calibre

9 mm

Associations

Places Canada