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Old 01-27-2014, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default 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.
Oh well, just a movie.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:46 PM   #2
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I'm too 'green' to notice those things. Good catch. This thread will be interesting.

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

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2 names Jon-Erik Hexum and Brandon Lee

Those are two serious gun fubars on set

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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!

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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.

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

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Maltese Falcon, Sam Spade Misidentifies My namesake!

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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".

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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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Default Movie firearm F-ups???

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In the Clint Eastwood Movie "Pale Rider"(one of my favorites and what has me wanting an 1858 New Army)at the end, where "Preacher" is in the street changing the cylinder in his 1858 while walking up to Stockburn, his pistol belt is seen with cartridges in it and spare cylinders for the 1858, when it zooms in on his hand grabbing a cylinder, there is Caps on the nipples of the cylinder even though he's shooting Metallic Cartridges.
Eastwood "Western" movies are ripe(pee-U ) with historical Firearm inaccuracies..... although don't get me wrong... I love them as entertainment!!
Two cases in point; 1) The Good, The Bad & the Ugly... Set during the Civil War... yet almost everyone is shooting a cartridge firing pistol;
...and 2) The Outlaw Josie Wales. He retrieves his pistol from the burned out homestead (What the??? It still has the holster too??) AND it has a loading gate on it ???? ... WARNING... bad word on this unaired promo:
Small nit-picking I know... but geez!!!
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