Movie guns that made you fall in love...

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Wambli, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to start a thread about movie guns that got you on a quest of owning them or at least getting close. Even though this is the handgun forum we can have it open to any gun. My first entry is my recreation of the big bore revolver in Raiders of the Lost Arc. The original is up for sale on Gunbroker as we speak and the listing includes the history of the gun and detailed pictures. Both mine and the movie gun where born in 1918. Twins separated at birth.
    Mine:
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    Original selling on Gunbroker for a cool $5,000,000
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  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Do they have a certificate of authenticity?
     

  3. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    For the original? Yep, full provenance.
     
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  5. W.T. Sherman

    W.T. Sherman Well-Known Member

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    for me it was THE BAND OF BROTHERS, because I sold off a POS IVER JONHNSON carbine that I had for 600 bucks :D
     
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  6. F4U

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    Outlaw Josie Wales, I currently have an 1847 Walker, 1851 Colt Navy, and 1860 Colt Army. All of which he carried. As a side note I can do the spin shown in the trading post scene with my right hand with the Navy. It weighs about half of what the Walker he did it with does.
     
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  8. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    OPENING bid is $5,000,000. I’m quite happy with my copy. It was substantially less and mine actually goes bang.
     
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  9. echo1

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    Easy, Thompson of any flavor. PAX
     
  10. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Both of these movies were out before I bought my first handgun.
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  11. SSGN_Doc

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    Had played around with the Walther P99AS that a friend had, and liked it. Thought about adding one to the collection if a bargain was found.

    The Daniel Craig movies in the James Bond Franchise just kind of bumped up the “cool factor” when I finally did find a deal on one.

    Alas, they moved Bond back to the PPK in .380, as they now reverse course and plan to emasculate the Bond franchise in the future.

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  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    I had the opportunity to shoot a Thompson once. Courtesy of a member here in FTF who has been looooong gone. I was a needy, he lived about an hour north of me and wanted me to come shoot all he had from .22 to a .45. He worked at a range and be hire we shot, we sat in a classroom and talked safety. Then we went into the range. He first had me watch him shoot to get an idea of the recoil. Then Er shoot a few rounds of each. At the end, he said it looks like I understand safety and I wasn’t reckless or unaware and he brought out this Tommy gun. I was SO EXCITED! he let me shoot as much as I wanted which couldn’t have been cheap. After my first multi-round burst I realized the gun would rise and I’d loose control. Just as I realized it, he was stepping in to stop me. From then it was “three round bursts”. :oops:
    I saw it as a chance of a lifetime.
    I have a picture of me with that Thompson. I just wished it had a drum magazine. After all, I grew up really close to Chicago. This weren’t really violins in those violin cases.
     
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    I wanted a "Megatron" P38 (or the gun from U.N.C.L.E for you old folks) but I was told you cant make a carbine out of a P38, So I gave up - I even found a nickle plated P38, I shoulda bought it anyways.... :(

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  14. aarondhgraham

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    I fell in love with the Beretta Cheetah series,,,
    After watching Charles Bronson in Death Wish 2.

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    He used a Model 84,,,
    I chose a Model 85 for the thinner grip.

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  15. W.T. Sherman

    W.T. Sherman Well-Known Member

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    well, I got you beat then, got a T.H.R.U.S.H rifle for my 9th birthday :D
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    wish I still had it, it's a collector's item now
     
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    For a start 2 mg's...................................the MG42 and the Browning .50 just the last word in battlefield control for fire power superiority at that time in history.
    As for movie guns the .44 mag in Dirty Harry and the .50 Desert Eagle in Jason Statham's movie "Snatch".
    I could also add the array of guns used in Keanu Reeve's series of John Wick.
     
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    As a kid growing up in the '50s & '60s any WWII stuff was good. I had 2 Godfathers that were merchant seamen, and brought me back all kind of cool toy guns. I think I had about 4 Thompsons, a .30 cal water cooled, twin .50 cal, quad 40mm in a gondola with a cabled remote control, a couple mortars, mess of cowboy stuff too. I think many of those toys are worth bank these days. PAX
     
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    Die hard’s M9 beretta. Iconic. Along with lethal weapon as well.

    Bruce Willis is also noted for carrying a bad *** 1911 in movies as well.
    Man’s man and all.....
     
  19. SSGN_Doc

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    And the Die Hard franchise had Maclane update to a Px4 for a bit.

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  20. Donn

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    Not so much love as obsession, S&W Model 29. Like a lot of guys back in the 70's, had to have it. Finally got one in '78. Damn you Harry Callahan.
     
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