Movie Firearm foul Ups

Discussion in 'History' started by shadecorp, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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

  3. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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

    seancslaughter New Member

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    2 names Jon-Erik Hexum and Brandon Lee

    Those are two serious gun fubars on set
     
  5. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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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!
     
  6. Mercator

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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.
     
  7. big_blue79

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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.
     
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  8. mich1377usmc

    mich1377usmc New Member

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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.
     
  9. WebleyFosbery38

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    Maltese Falcon, Sam Spade Misidentifies My namesake!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webley-Fosbery_Automatic_Revolver

    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".
     
  10. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    To be fair,
    this scene was about two seconds long.
    Lucky I saw it.
     
  11. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    Movie firearm F-ups???

    Eastwood "Western" movies are ripe(pee-U :p) 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;
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkY9qLEK_b8[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meP_Ufwj-FY[/ame]
    ...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:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFfdfYN4lsw[/ame]
    Small nit-picking I know... but geez!!! :rolleyes:
     
  12. donthav1

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    saw a movie with James Caan getting ready to "whack" some guy outside a bathroom. he racks the slide on his 1911, then puts it away when some people walk by, he then takes it out & racks the slide again. moments later, he walks into the bathroom up to the stall where the bad guy is, & racks the slide again. so by my count there should be 2 rounds sittin on the floor instead of in his gun.

    in army of darkness, Bruce Campbell fires a lever action rifle like 20 times without reloading

    I can't count how many movies I've seen where someone shoots the windshield of a car & miraculously the driver isn't hit. it seems to happen a couple different times in "Bullitt" that I remember
     
  13. big_blue79

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales is another movie I forgot had a blooper in it.
     
  14. nitestalker

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    Back in 1980 they were filming, The Mountain Men with Heston and Kieth. The film was made in Wyoming on the Togwotee Pass. I was there visiting the set and a friend who was a horse wrangler for the movie. All of the rifles and tomahawks were molded rubber. They had hired extras from local "Buckskinners" clubs. The locals were told that no real firearms would be allowed on the set.
    When Heston fired a live blank the arms specialist handed him the gun and retrieved it and locked it up. I sat in amazement, now that was some real gun control.:eek:
     
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  15. widowmaker

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    Check out the shootout in the movie "Open Range", with Robert Duvall and Kevin Costner. Costner fires 10 or 11 times with one sixgun at one guy in the barn yard.
     
  16. JTJ

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    If you ever watched the really old westerns, they never ran out of bullets and they must have been very under powered because the had to throw them by flipping the barrel forward.
     
  17. Winchester94

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    I was watching one of those cheesy murder tv shows where someone was murdered with a snubnose .38 and it shows casings hitting the ground as the murder fires.

    Sent from my VS840 4G using Firearms Talk mobile app
     
  18. rjd3282

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    "The Outlaw Josie Wales. He retrieves his pistol from the burned out homestead"

    Speaking from personnel experience with a house fire, that is possible. I retrieved a canvas tool bag with tools in it from my house. The ceiling fell on it and kept it from burning. Of course I'm sure Josie didn't have dry wall in his cabin. :D
     
  19. thdrduck

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    A little trivia question... what is the major gun screw up in the TV show "The Rifleman"? It never was fixed and stayed with the show as long as it ran.
     
  20. zaitsev44

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    I remember that, they also said the Glock had a porcelain side so it wasn't detectable by metal detectors. Maybe this was just to move the plot along, or maybe it was just a foul up.