Revolver question, sort of


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Bush Pilot
January 31, 2011, 01:23 AM
In the Dirty Harry movies Clint Eastwood carried a model 29 Smith. What was the barrel length of the gun? Did it ever change from one movie to the next?
A friend and I have a small wager on the answer.

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blindhari
January 31, 2011, 01:41 AM
Google search imfdb This gets the internet movie firearm data base, after that just look up the movies

blindhari

9mmepiphany
January 31, 2011, 02:49 AM
Quick answer.

The M-29 used in the movie had a 6.5" barrel

He originally used a S&W M-57, in .41 Mag, because they couldn't find a M-29.

StrawHat
January 31, 2011, 05:46 AM
You are going to get a lot of different answers.

I read they used a M25-5 in 45 long Colt to take advantage of the 5 IN 1 blanks available to the studios. I have also read that some museum has several of the original movie guns on display. 6 1/2" was filmed and 8 3/8" was used for some stills.

dnovo
January 31, 2011, 08:46 AM
6.5" shown in the film, 8 and 3/8 in some of the publicity shots. God knows which model, I have heard several versions. Dave

Guillermo
January 31, 2011, 10:16 AM
the rumor that won't die...it is like some mythical creature in a B horror film.

http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/9/91/DH1S%26W25-4.jpg/600px-DH1S%26W25-4.jpg

Here is the model 29 in the NRA museum

http://www.nrablog.com/post/2010/06/22/Hollywood-Guns-exhibit-debuts-in-Museums-Ruger-Gallery-June-25.aspx

wgp
January 31, 2011, 10:26 AM
And note that in the movie Magnum Force, talking to the young cops at the range, Harry says that he uses a "light special" in his .44. Does that mean he was actually shooting .44 Specials in "the most powerful handgun in the world"?

Bush Pilot
January 31, 2011, 10:28 AM
Quick answer.

The M-29 used in the movie had a 6.5" barrel

He originally used a S&W M-57, in .41 Mag, because they couldn't find a M-29.
I've heard the Model 57 story presented as fact and I've heard it debunked too. Thanks for the responses, it doesn't look like we have a clear winner if you read the earlier suggested website.

22-rimfire
January 31, 2011, 12:05 PM
The winner is the truth. 9mm gave you truth as I understand it. He supposely shot "specials" so that he had better control and quicker followup shots. The revolver he used certainly had some recoil to it. The specials may have been only during the competition with the 357 guys.

Guillermo
January 31, 2011, 01:09 PM
The winner is the truth. 9mm gave you truth as I understand it.

guess Smith & Wesson museum got the wrong gun

http://ir.smith-wesson.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=90977&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=721269&highlight=

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