Aliens Pulse Rifle Information & Resource Page

Pulse Rifle "Alpha"

Designation: Alpha
Shroud: Aluminum
Barrel Vent Holes: Eight
History: This particular rifle was used as reference by Hollywood Collectible Group to pattern their M41 Pulse Rifle replicas from.

This piece resides in a private collection today.

Note 1: tbd
Note 2: tbd

Pulse Rifle "Beta"

Designation: Beta
Shroud: Vacuform Plastic
Barrel Vent Holes: Eight
History: Used as a black-shroud Weyland-Yutani Commando Pulse Rifle in Alien 3, was later repainted a more "Aliens-like" color.

This piece resides on display at the Royal Armouries Museum in London.

Note 1: Unique to this Pulse Rifle is the black foam filled grenade barrel.
Note 2: Once owned by Propstore of London
Note 3: Video footage of this rifle can be found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReWuUrZ57RU
Note 4: As well as: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fskP74mo29Y

Pulse Rifle "Delta"

Designation: Delta
Shroud: Aluminum
Barrel Vent Holes: Eight
History: Once owned by Propstore of London

This piece resides in a private collection today.

Note 1: tbd
Note 2: tbd

Pulse Rifle "Gamma"

Designation: Zeta
Shroud: Vacuform Plastic
Barrel Vent Holes: Eight
History: Used in the production of Alien 3. Was once owned by Jim Latta of Icons Prop Replica fame and later sold via auction through Profiles in History.

This piece resides in a private collection today.

Note 1: The "Gamma" is notable for the padded shoulder pad on the sling. It is unclear if this was original to this prop.
Note 2: The "Gamma" Pulse Rifle was once on display at the Icons Authentic Replicas booth at San Diego Comic-Con.

Pulse Rifle "Epsilon"

Pulse Rifle "Zeta"

Designation: Zeta
Shroud: Aluminum
Barrel Vent Holes: Eight
History: After most of the working Pulse Rifles were returned to Bapty following completion of the film, the shrouds were taken off and the live-firing components removed. The "Zeta" rifle was re-assembled from available components and sold to UK collector Lawrence Nathan of Fiction & Fantasy Models. It is one of four known Pulse Rifles to retain the original Mo Gomm forged aluminum shrouds, although this particular shroud has been altered to accommodate the electronics for the counter that were put into the gun (not original to the production). When Nathan asked Bapty to re-assemble this rifle for him, they were unable to locate the prop's original black grip, which explains the standard wooden grip featured on Thompson machine guns.

While hard to confirm, it is suspected that the shotgun housed inside the "grenade launcher" was also added when it was reassembled (and may not be production original). Note that it still retains the shotgun's original trigger guard, and in Aliens the 870s had the trigger guard removed.

This piece resides in a private collection today.

Note 1: The "Zeta" Pulse Rifle was borrowed and used for the Aliens Colonial Marines Technical Manual photo shoot.
Note 2: The serial number on the "Zeta" Rifle matches to the prop production photographs at the top of the page.

Pulse Rifle "Eta"

Pulse Rifle "Theta"

Pulse Rifle "Cameron Hero"

Designation: Cameron Hero
Shroud: Aluminum
Barrel Vent Holes: Ten
History: The only known aluminum shroud hero Pulse Rifle to survive intact.

This piece still resides with director James Cameron today.

Note 1: the only pulse rifle to feature an illuminated counter, but was static on the number "42"
Note 2: the only pulse rifle to feature 10 vent holes along its upper barrel

Movie Photos

Construction Photos

Stunt Pulse Rifles

Misc Pics

Images & research assistance provided by Harry Harris, Terran Roberts, The Propstore of London, David Abberly, and Willie Goldman.