A Hämmerli model 280 semi-automatic .22-caliber pistol that was one of two specially customized for use by Bridget Fonda in Point of No Return, the John Badham Hollywood remake of Luc Besson’s French film La Femme Nikita. In the film, Fonda’s character, Maggie is a convicted criminal who is sentenced to death, but she is given an opportunity to work for the government as an assassin. With her first mission at a dinner date, she is presented with a wooden case that contains a Hämmerli 280 pistol with two magazines, which she uses to assassinate her first target and make her escape.
Theis Hämmerli model 280 was originally a real firearm converted to blank fire and used by Fonda in publicity and principal photography for Point of No Return and also appears on the one-sheet poster. In addition to conversion to blank fire, the pistol was also custom chromed specifically for the production. Due to the custom chroming and unique marks where the chrome did not attach and/or was flaked off, a number of irrefutable matches can be made to both publicity material and screen shots in the film.
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