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memphisjim
July 21, 2010, 11:04 AM
so im watching tv and a red robin commercial comes on
it features one of those red suited big black hatted british quard
i notice his rifle is a m1 garand
is this just a tv mess up or do any carry them?

anyone else notice this?

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sv51macross
July 21, 2010, 11:12 AM
It was a commercial filmed in America. 99% of the people who see that commercial won't be able to tell the difference between a M1 and and whatever rifle the Royal Palace Guards carry. [A quick Google search indicates that the Palace Guards carry L85s.]

http://www.wolf-b.de/london/guards-kl.jpg

memphisjim
July 21, 2010, 11:19 AM
he just holds rifle at side
i noticed it mostly because there was no bayonet
figured it should have had one

sv51macross
July 21, 2010, 11:31 AM
Like I said, 99% of the people who see that commercial won't care or know the difference.

45bthompson
July 21, 2010, 11:42 AM
You believe everything you see on TV? J/K
Good catch, I seem to notice mistakes like that too. We could prolly compile a HUGE list of hollywood gun mistakes if there were a thread on it.

P.B.Walsh
July 21, 2010, 11:59 AM
I need to watch it closer next time!! Doh!!

ccsniper
July 21, 2010, 12:07 PM
We could prolly compile a HUGE list of hollywood gun mistakes if there were a thread on it.

there are several HUGE threads on it

Jolly Rogers
July 21, 2010, 12:38 PM
Interesting that RR uses a firearm in their commercials and bars them from their restaurants...:
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=279260
Joe

armoredman
July 21, 2010, 12:46 PM
How can you see anything with that bearskin shako on top? The one in the guard booth looks blinded. the L85 is NOt very ceremonial looking, they should have cromed No4Mk1s, with real guards armed with the good stuff out of sight.

Edit to add, I won't be eating at RR, I guess.

Warhawk83
July 21, 2010, 12:54 PM
Does anyone know the reason for the big, furry hat?

gondorian
July 21, 2010, 01:47 PM
It is so that Canadian trappers and hunters don't go extinct.

gunnutery
July 21, 2010, 02:35 PM
I have always been curious about these guards. Do they actually have live rounds in the mag in case something takes place in front of them or are they purely for show?

rozziboy18
July 22, 2010, 05:17 AM
NO NO NO,

the realy questions is *** is with the huge fur ball on there heades, not very tactical

Jubjub
July 22, 2010, 06:48 AM
From wikipedia:

A bearskin is a tall fur cap, usually worn as part of a ceremonial military uniform. Traditionally, the bearskin was the headgear of grenadiers, and is still worn by grenadier and guards regiments in various armies.

Following the Battle of Waterloo and the action in which they gained their name, the Grenadier Guards were permitted to wear the bearskin. This tradition was later extended to the other two regiments of Guards. The officers of Fusilier regiments also wore the bearskin as part of their ceremonial uniform. The bearskin should not be mistaken for the busby, which is a much smaller fur cap worn by the Royal Horse Artillery and hussar regiments in full dress. Nor should it be confused with the similar but smaller 'Sealskin' cap worn by other ranks of the Royal Fusiliers, actually made of raccoon skin.[5]

The standard bearskin of the British Foot Guards is 18 inches tall, weighs 1.5 pounds, is made from the fur of the Canadian black bear. However, an officer's bearskin is made from the fur of the Canadian brown bear as the female brown bear has thicker, fuller fur, and is dyed black. The British Army purchase the hats, which are known as caps, from a British hatmaker which sources its pelts from an international auction. The hatmakers purchase between 50 and 100 black bear skins each year at a cost of about 650 each.[6] If properly maintained, the caps last for decades; some caps in use are reportedly more than 100 years old.

docpadds
July 22, 2010, 11:02 AM
I believe the guns had full magazines but nothing chambered when i was in the Army, though i never had to do Palace guard duty as thats a different lot, i played with radios LOL

I know there are different rules now and they may no longer be loaded, but there is a fast response team right inside the courtyard at the palace and they are definitely ready to roll. Its possible they change the condition of the gun depending on threat level too. All the guys i know who have done it haven't been in for some years so things have likely changed.

They are some tough and very serious individuals who get selected for that duty. Its not the gun you have to worry about, its the man holding it and what he can do with his fists, boots and bayonet.

oldguy53
July 22, 2010, 08:26 PM
For the commercial they just dressed up an actor in uniform and gave him an 'army' rifle.

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