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shadecorp 01-27-2014 04:41 PM

Movie Firearm foul Ups
Watched "The Guns of Navarone"
the other day.
One of the MANY foul ups in the movie was when the character played by Stanley Baker
was holding a gun on one of the bad guys.
The gun, a semi-auto, was pointed at the bad guys head.
With The Slide Locked Back. :confused:
Oh well, just a movie.

winds-of-change 01-27-2014 04:46 PM

I'm too 'green' to notice those things. Good catch. This thread will be interesting.

Jagermeister 01-27-2014 04:52 PM

I have seen enough real gun foul ups at the range. :eek: I do not need Hollywood. :rolleyes:

seancslaughter 01-27-2014 05:01 PM

2 names Jon-Erik Hexum and Brandon Lee

Those are two serious gun fubars on set

Quentin 01-27-2014 05:10 PM

In Hell On Wheels (which I love), Bohannon's "Griswold" is .44 caliber instead of .36. And there sure are an awful lot of brass framed guns. But not really complaining since they look great and the .45 caliber muzzle is more intimidating!

Mercator 01-27-2014 07:07 PM

In the first (?) Die Hard a Glock was referred to as model 7. Vague memories, so correct me if I am wrong. Glock was the bad guys weapon.

mich1377usmc 01-27-2014 10:46 PM

Watched a very "B" grade movie about the Alamo & Mexican army running around with rubber muskets. Never laughed so hard in my life.

WebleyFosbery38 01-27-2014 11:24 PM

Maltese Falcon, Sam Spade Misidentifies My namesake!

The Webley-Fosbery makes an appearance in the classic film The Maltese Falcon. It is the gun linked to the killing of Sam Spade's partner, Miles Archer. Spade, played by Humphrey Bogart, erroneously identifies the gun (and mispronounces the name as "Foresby"), saying, "It's a Webley-Foresby, .45 automatic, eight shot. They don't make 'em anymore." The original novel gives the correct name. While the .38 calibre did have an eight-round capacity, the .455 (not .45) did not. And though some .455 Webleys were modified to fire the more common .45 ACP cartridge by use of half-moon clips, unless specially modified on an individual basis, there was never a .45 calibre eight-shot Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver. In the original Dashiell Hammett novel the gun is correctly identified as a "Thirty-eight, eight".

shadecorp 01-28-2014 12:13 AM


Originally Posted by winds-of-change (Post 1492831)
I'm too 'green' to notice those things. Good catch. This thread will be interesting.

To be fair,
this scene was about two seconds long.
Lucky I saw it.

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