For the last few years, Lage Manufacturing has been tinkering around with a replica of the iconic rifle from the 1986 film Aliens. The Lage version is remarkably similar to the “M-41A Pulse Rifle” used in the film. The Firearm Blog reported that the gun is constructed from an unmodified M-11/9 lower receiver coupled with a Remington 870 shotgun. Unknown to many, the original movie prop was actually built from real gun parts as well. The fictitious space rifle was built with a M1 Thompson, a Remington 870, parts of a Franchi SPAS-12, and lots of spare aluminum.
The Lage version holds 50 rounds of 9x19mm and three 12 gauge shells. The rifles employed by the film’s futuristic “Colonial Marines” was chambered in “10mm, explosive-tip, caseless, armor-piercing” rounds and mounted an underslung 30mm grenade launcher. Its diminutive magazine could hold up to 99 rounds.
Firing tracers and incendiary rounds:
A demonstration of the underslung Remington shotgun: