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Organization
Bapty & Co.
Bapty & Co. logo
Headquarters: Norwood Green, Middlesex, UK
Years active: 1919-present
Ethnicity/Composition: Human
Major activities: Firearms supplier (to film/television industry)

Bapty & Co., often shortened to Bapty,[1] is a British prop house[2] that supplies historic and modern weaponry for films, television and theatre.[1] Bapty has worked on numerous films, including Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983), Mission: Impossible (1996), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001),[3] The Dark Knight (2008),[4] Kick Ass (2010), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).[5] Bapty has also worked on numerous television programs, such as Doctor Who and Sherlock.[4]

Bapty has an extensive stock of weapons, ranging from muskets to modern assault rifles and handguns.[1] Alongside their selection of firearms, they also have a large collection of period weaponry, including swords, polearms, spears, daggers, bows, crossbows, shields and military props.[1]

Bapty & Co. worked on Aliens,[3] for which many of the fictional weapons were cosntructed by the company's then-lead armorer, Simon Atherton.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Welcome to Bapty | Bapty". Retrieved on August 29, 2014.
  2. "Bapty & Co - The Prop House for Weaponry". Retrieved on August 29, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Credits | Bapty". Retrieved on August 29, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Credits | Bapty". Retrieved on August 29, 2014.
  5. "Credits | Bapty". Retrieved on August 29, 2014.
  6. Paul Taglianetti, Geoff Topping, Bob Gould. Sci-Fi & Fantasy FX #48, p. 39 (2000), Next Millennium Publishing.
  7. "Google Maps". Retrieved on August 29, 2014.