PW MK2 40mm riot gun

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.

 

 

Overview

 The Pains Wessex Mk II Riot Gun is a non-lethal launcher.

 A single shot weapon, it fires 40mm non-lethal rounds  with either foam, wooden or tear gas loads for riot control. It has had moderate sales success.

It was designed in the 1980s by Paines Wessex who currently manufacture it.

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for UK Military and Police forces from 1980 to the present day.

Foxtrot example shown is a Pains Wessex Mk II, 40mm calibre riot gun fitted with sling swivels. The pistol grips and breach housing housing are moulded polymer, the steel/alloy parts are in a Suncorite or anodised black and it is fitted with an oiled wood butt.

Film Set Notes

For 40mm launchers we use adaptors that enable us to fire a variety of blank loads using either smokeless cartridges or more dramatically black powder loads that give a slower muzzle flash and generate an amount of smoke.