This is the #1 question I get from other film makers, where do i get guns? Your a lot better off doing a modern day war-action movie than a historic war film for one simple fact, Cost! If you do something "modern day" there are many many more options and everything cheaper. If your doing WWII expect to pay a LOT more. Before i kick this off, here is a copy and paste from the Film FAQ section.READ THIS
Q: Why not use real guns?
A: Expensive, and unless you have a real budget you should NOT use real guns or even guns that use blanks!!! I can't stress that enough..... Blanks can still kill you!!!!! And contact the police if your going be in public even with fake guns. Baltimore cops will shoot you first, ask questions second. But your dead so it doesn't matter. -Okay moving on. :)Option 1: Props from Real Gun Parts
Use props that are made from real guns, hey don't shoot but they are otherwise 100% real. Your props will look authentic because they are!!! Over a string of emails Eric Engler of Engler Custom Paintball Guns and I worked out a way for us to get a top notch quality replica of the famous German MG42 for our film. He is renowned in the paintball community for creating custom paintball markers using real weapon parts for his creations. Panzer Corps will benefit from his attention to historical detail. Thank you for working with us!If your interested in props with real gun parts, visit is his site and email him!!!! Maschinengewehr 42 - MG42
side note- I'm never ever selling mine, it might be the single coolest thing i own. And I don't even store it at my place, a single room apartment is no place for a machine gun!
Option 2: Airsoft
There are a million airsoft websites selling airsoft weapons. These range from cheap to really expensive. We had five Ak47s on set and only one made it (because it was needed for the plot of the film so we pampered it). They were $30 bucks and looked pretty good, but don't go crashing into anything. Ebay also has a million different kinds on sale, sometimes in large packs (look at the shipping cost before buying, do some math)
If you are looking for WWII airsoft replicas this is a good site wwiiguns.comOption 3: Resin Replicas
Most of the weapons i had on set were resin, they look pretty good but don't look 100% metal. Also the smaller parts can ship off like the Sights, so you can't toss them around. There is one seller i bought a lot from- his seller ID is rmedges2lo0 .
I have NOTHING to do with him, so if something goes wrong i can't help you! But i always received good service and timely deliveries.