"Classic" Movie Guns (just a fun discussion)


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jasonbterry
January 30, 2013, 01:12 PM
won an auction yesterday for an S&W Model 13-1. I'd been eyeing a .357 for a while and I've enjoyed shooting my wife's Model 10-5, so I figured the beefed up twin brother would be a good choice. In my obligatory binge of excited reading about the gun I just acquired I found out that not only was the 13 the FBI issued gun for some time, but that it was the gun used by Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs, which is one of my favorite flicks of all time.

Do you own any firearms that also appear in a favorite film? Did you purchase them because of the film or find out after the fact? Is there a gun that you legitimately hope to own one day because of a favorite actor or movie?

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Silent Bob
January 30, 2013, 01:16 PM
Watching Magnum P.I. and Stacey Keach as Mike Hammer as a kid made me want a Colt 1911 extremely bad.

Demitrios
January 30, 2013, 01:18 PM
Steve McQueen's old "Mare's Leg" comes to mind.

http://www.austinbrowncoats.com/whedonwares/images/Mares_Leg.JPG

Neo-Luddite
January 30, 2013, 01:22 PM
Sweet family heirloom and Bogey's piece in Casablanca; m1903 Colt Pocket in .32 ACP. Classy to carry and a joy to shoot.

Chevelle SS
January 30, 2013, 01:23 PM
Not sure if this counts, but I was influenced by Hickock45 to purchase a few guns.

Manco
January 30, 2013, 01:24 PM
Thus far I've never bought a particular gun because of a movie, character, or actor, although I have to admit that these (or the equivalent) have me intrigued:

http://www.riflemansrifle.com/contact.htm
http://www.cimarron-firearms.com/hollywood-series/hollywood-series-man-with-no-name-saa.html

Just One Shot
January 30, 2013, 01:30 PM
While I've never owned one I was intrigued by the S&W model 29 Clint Eastwood used in the Dirty Harry movies. Maybe some day I'll get around to adding one to the safe.

statelineblues
January 30, 2013, 01:30 PM
If I had the money.....

Thompson M1A1 carried by the late Vic Morrow in the '60s TV show "COMBAT!"

2ifbyC
January 30, 2013, 01:32 PM
Chuck Conner’s 1892 Winchester 44-40 used on “The Rifleman”.

Of course, it would be on Feinstein’s AWB since it can be hip-fired/sprayed and it holds more than 10 rounds.:rolleyes:

Grassman
January 30, 2013, 01:34 PM
Thus far I've never bought a particular gun because of a movie, character, or actor, although I have to admit that these (or the equivalent) have me intrigued:

http://www.riflemansrifle.com/contact.htm
http://www.cimarron-firearms.com/hollywood-series/hollywood-series-man-with-no-name-saa.html
We need a whole thread just based on the Rifleman's gun. Love that show and still watch it today. Always fascinated me if that was a viable way to shoot that gun. It had a set screw that would trip the trigger with the pull of the lever. Nice!

threoh8
January 30, 2013, 01:36 PM
At least a factor in a couple of purchases, when I was much younger:

http://www.wingsdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Outlaw-Josey-Wales.jpg

mrvco
January 30, 2013, 01:36 PM
I have a Beretta Renegade which is based on the Winchester '73. I've always been a big fan of Western's and this is a fun gun to shoot.

dpote
January 30, 2013, 01:39 PM
My favorite movie would have to be Blade Runner.
The .357 COP Leon uses and Deckard's PDK would be the guns I want.
I know the PDK is half Charter Bulldog and Steyr-Mannlicher SL. Not real, but really cool looking. The .357 COP is real, but I don't know if I would want to shoot it.

Dave

Manco
January 30, 2013, 01:44 PM
We need a whole thread just based on the Rifleman's gun. Love that show and still watch it today.

Same here. :)

Always fascinated me if that was a viable way to shoot that gun. It had a set screw that would trip the trigger with the pull of the lever. Nice!

As much as I like the show and westerns in general, in the vast majority of cases they're not very realistic or practical with regard to firearms and their use. ;)

Anyway, I used to hanker for a S&W Model 29 like Dirty Harry's when I was younger, but the whole subject of practically renegade cops has gone sour on me over the years, even though characters like Dirty Harry were on the side of justice. The only such character I enjoy watching anymore is Sledge Hammer. :evil:

OptimusPrime
January 30, 2013, 02:00 PM
The Walther PPK that the Equalizer used did it for me. Or it was his British accent, or both.

Tommygunn
January 30, 2013, 02:04 PM
If I had the money.....

Thompson M1A1 carried by the late Vic Morrow in the '60s TV show "COMBAT!"
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Sorry. "Combat!" was a childhood favorite and I have the series on DVD. Saunders' Thompson was not an M1 it was the 1928 version.
If you look carefully at your photo of Vic Morrow in character you will see his Tommygun has the Cutts Compensator. The M1 and later M1A1 variants lacked the Cutts. In fact some of the later 1928s lacked the Cutts as the Army transitioned to the M1 version.
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mljdeckard
January 30, 2013, 02:13 PM
I may eventually get hands on a Bren Ten.

jamesbeat
January 30, 2013, 02:20 PM
Yes, I badly want a Walther PPK because I'm a huge James Bond fan. I already bought a Rolex Submariner because of this, now I just need the pistol. And maybe an attache case with tear gas, throwing knives, ammo and gold sovereigns in secret compartments :)

I also want a copy of each of the revolvers that Indiana Jones used, especially the Webley Green used in the later movies.

I also really have a thing for Victorian era British revolvers as a direct result of being a fan of the Sherlock Holmes books.

scaatylobo
January 30, 2013, 02:21 PM
But I do own a few from either a movie or TV show.

Steve McQueens Mares Leg = .45 LC and a hoot to shoot.

Clint Eastwoods "Dirty Harry special" 6 1/2" .44 mag

Vic Morrow's "Combat" M-1 Garand 30-06

Movie "Assassins" w/ Stallone [ now poster child for ANTI-GUNNERS ] Ruger.22 Mark II.

2 Kimber 1911's as the slabside was in SO many movies I wont bother to mention,including TV show "Magnum P.I.".

Colt S.A.A. .45 LC of course,too many westerns to name and mine is nickled w/ ivory grips.

To name a few.

JFrame
January 30, 2013, 02:28 PM
Not a movie -- but back in the day, I hadda get a Detonics .45 after reading a couple of The Survivalist novels by Jerry Ahern... :D

It was only some years later when I learned that the Detonics was Sonny Crockett's back-up piece on "Miami Vice"...

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx12/Dennva/Detonics_800x600.jpg


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Buck Kramer
January 30, 2013, 02:35 PM
Pulp Fictions, 1911 (or more correctly Star B)

jasonbterry
January 30, 2013, 03:59 PM
Thanks for all the responses! It's lots of fun to read the input. I will echo a couple of you in saying that if I were to go shopping for a "movie gun" intentionally, it would likely be a Colt SAA. Maybe throw in some Hand of God grips... Course that will likely happen when I have money to burn, which won't be soon.

Also wanted to share the website that partially spurned my thread here, which was www.imfdb.org ...be cautioned, one could start on this site and return to consciousness hours later without even trying. Hope some of you enjoy it. You may even find out you have some more movie guns and didn't even know it.

pendennis
January 30, 2013, 04:13 PM
My favorite movie would have to be Blade Runner.
The .357 COP Leon uses and Deckard's PDK would be the guns I want.
I know the PDK is half Charter Bulldog and Steyr-Mannlicher SL. Not real, but really cool looking. The .357 COP is real, but I don't know if I would want to shoot it.

Dave
If you'll take my word for it, you'll never want to shoot a COP. I fired one back in the early 1980's. I remember pulling the trigger from Monday to Thursday, and the the recoil was akin to getting kicked in the hand by a jack hammer.

Cool as they come, though.

gym
January 30, 2013, 04:20 PM
When I watch "Miami Vice" and I still DVR it. I can't help but laugh at Croketts outfits, and the perception that he could possiblly hide, 5 pounds worth of guns in a satin blazer and tee shirt.
Good thing no "real UC cop", tried to get away with that setup. I remember guys carrying 3 and even 4 guns, stuffed in all sorts of places in N.Y., during winter, but "hot weather" and 2 1911's, is an impossible combination to hide the artillery of the 70's. Try and get that 45 out of an ankle holster and you may need a time out, and some Elephant Bell bottoms. "remember those"?

Ky Larry
January 30, 2013, 05:34 PM
I have Harry Callahan's S&W Model-29 .44mag. I also have David Souls Colt Python. I've never been influencd to buy a gun because of a movie.

JerryC
January 30, 2013, 07:04 PM
I want the revolver Kevin Costner shot in Open Range, a revolver that can shoot 20 to 30 rounds without reloading.

JFrame
January 30, 2013, 07:59 PM
I want the revolver Kevin Costner shot in Open Range, a revolver that can shoot 20 to 30 rounds without reloading.

Heh...How about at the beginning of the big shootout, when he fans the hammer repeatedly, nailing the one guy over and over. He must have got off 10-12 shots, just in that one sequence! :D


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blkbrd666
January 30, 2013, 08:20 PM
I want a Beretta 93R. Used in lots of movies...Broken Arrow...La Femme Nikita...

simonstough
January 30, 2013, 08:38 PM
i bought my .30-30 because the only time my dad ever did anything with me growing up was watch john wayne movies.

USAF_Vet
January 30, 2013, 08:52 PM
C-96 Mauser - Han Solo, Star Wars
Taurus 85 - Mal Reynolds, Firefly/ Serenity

SleazyRider
January 30, 2013, 09:09 PM
Watching Disney's Bambi as a child led me to purchasing my Winchester Model 70 in .270 caliber.

readyeddy
January 30, 2013, 09:12 PM
Don Johnson's Desert Eagle 44 mag in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.

XD 45acp
January 30, 2013, 09:16 PM
Barney Fife's .38spl. or Gomer Pyle's M14

BHP FAN
January 30, 2013, 09:25 PM
I maybe saw too many westerns as a child...

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af11/hut-man/remingtons-1.jpg

DammitBoy
January 30, 2013, 09:34 PM
I have no idea what you guys are talking about.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8229017896_f49a9a0e58.jpg

http://www.therpf.com/members/kiddo/albums/random/5183-wanted-pistol.jpg

bainter1212
January 30, 2013, 09:35 PM
Bambi...Ha! My wife is shaking her head right now....

When I first saw "Snatch" and saw "Bullet-tooth" Tony pull out his Desert Eagle .50, calmly set it on the table, and make his assailants piss themselves, I wanted one.
No budget in my immediate future for that one, though.

EvilGenius
January 30, 2013, 09:45 PM
A 1911 because of the Rocketeer.

Actually, I want a lot of things because of that movie.

BHP FAN
January 30, 2013, 09:47 PM
that gal was primo. I'd settle for the Mauser Pistol though.

meanmrmustard
January 30, 2013, 10:43 PM
Cliche', I know, but one gun I'll never own still tickles me to this day:

Watching Neo karate chop the MP5K, in "The Matrix", I fell in love.

With the gun you pervs.

sean326
January 30, 2013, 10:55 PM
I can't seem to upload a picture from my iPad but as a 15th birthday present I gave my son a PS90 because he loved stargate and that's what they carried. It's a great gun and he even took it to gunsight to use in a carbine class.

geim druth
January 30, 2013, 11:59 PM
Charleton Heston's BAR and his M2 from Omega Man. Don't know that I can ever afford them, but they sure would be fun.

FiremanJim
January 31, 2013, 01:21 AM
Normally, I'm a guy that loves guns of the old west.

But If I had the money,.........

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr26/jimmytheshank/PredatorM134handheld-11_zps7f176ab8.jpg


M134 mingun from Predator, baby.

Swichblade
January 31, 2013, 02:24 AM
Young Guns gave me an interest in a single action revolver, I now own a Blackhawk .45 convertible. Shooter got me interested in long range shooting which led to a Savage M14 American Classic. I thought a Beretta Px4 storm would be neat, Inception really made me want one, but when I got to holding one and squeezing the trigger it wasn't that impressive.

sean326
January 31, 2013, 05:05 AM
"I can't seem to upload a picture from my iPad but as a 15th birthday present I gave my son a PS90 because he loved stargate and that's what they carried. It's a great gun and he even took it to gunsight to use in a carbine class."

ok, here it is

Lucky Derby
January 31, 2013, 05:53 AM
I have the following, yes because of the shows.
S&W 29-2 6.5"-Dirty Harry
S&W K-38 Masterpiece-Adam-12

BullRunBear
January 31, 2013, 06:19 AM
The first guns I got because of TV or movies was a pair of Roy Rogers cap pistols. My little sister got the Dale Evans version. :D Eisenhower was still in the White House.

The one I actually bought was a Model 29 Dirty Harry revolver.

The one I REALLY want but can't afford is the Sharps rifle from Quigley Down Under.

Jeff

meanmrmustard
January 31, 2013, 06:58 AM
Normally, I'm a guy that loves guns of the old west.

But If I had the money,.........

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr26/jimmytheshank/PredatorM134handheld-11_zps7f176ab8.jpg


M134 mingun from Predator, baby.
If it bleeds, we can kill it!

aarondhgraham
January 31, 2013, 04:34 PM
Death Wish 2 made me want a Beretta Cheetah,,,
For years though I didn't know what it was,,,
I just knew it was a smaller Beretta.

When I finally found out what the gun was,,,
The search was on until I found a model 87 and 85.

As a kid in the 1950's,,,
I had the toy version of every TV cowboy that ever slapped leather.

Aarond

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dsink
January 31, 2013, 04:43 PM
Ok, I admit it. I have a Beretta 92F becouse of Die Hard and Lethal Weapon and a Model 15 Smith becouse of Adam 12.

Dr. Sandman
January 31, 2013, 06:00 PM
I wanted a .44 spl snub nose revolver like George Clooney had after seeing "From Dusk 'til Dawn". At the time, I had not the means and now the desire has faded.

I still am looking for a double barrel sxs 12g with exposed hammers from every cartoon I saw as a kid. (Elmer Fudd, Etc.)

Also, I would like to know what ammo they were using in "Dawn of the Dead" when they exploded that guy's head in the housing project. I would get a few hundred rounds of those head-exploders for home defense.

FiremanJim
January 31, 2013, 08:01 PM
I bought an HK P7 because of the movie "Die Hard".
Not the same model HK p7M13 that Alan Rickman is holding, but close enough for me.

Now I just need to get it hard chromed.

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr26/jimmytheshank/DH-P7M13-1_zps812bbe9b.jpg

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr26/jimmytheshank/DSCN0656_zps309d3856.jpg

Rembrandt
January 31, 2013, 08:57 PM
Here are links to the finest collection of "actual movie guns" at the NRA firearm Museum. enjoy....


http://www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/william-b-ruger-special-exhibits/hollywood-guns-1.aspx

http://www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/william-b-ruger-special-exhibits/hollywood-guns-2.aspx

http://www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/william-b-ruger-special-exhibits/hollywood-guns-3.aspx

http://www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/william-b-ruger-special-exhibits/hollywood-guns-4.aspx

http://www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/william-b-ruger-special-exhibits/hollywood-guns-5.aspx

http://www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/william-b-ruger-special-exhibits/hollywood-guns-6.aspx

http://www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/william-b-ruger-special-exhibits/hollywood-guns-7.aspx

http://www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/william-b-ruger-special-exhibits/hollywood-guns-8.aspx

http://www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/william-b-ruger-special-exhibits/hollywood-guns-9.aspx

Fishslayer
January 31, 2013, 11:04 PM
I was actually in lust with the Browning Hi Power long before Serpico was sportin' one.

"Expecting an army?"

"No. Just a Division." :D

TRX
February 1, 2013, 02:14 AM
I bought an NFA sawed-off 12ga double, because I liked the one in "The Road Warrior."

Fishslayer
February 1, 2013, 02:40 AM
I bought an NFA sawed-off 12ga double, because I liked the one in "The Road Warrior."

I got his dog... :D

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn215/THE_Fishslayer/Dingo/100_0439_edited.jpg

VINTAGE-SLOTCARS
February 1, 2013, 08:52 AM
Wow


I spent over an hour looking at guns there. Very good reading and history.

J-Bar
February 1, 2013, 11:09 AM
I acquired a Sharps 1874 rifle in 45-70 shortly after watching "Quigley Down Under", so, yeah, count me in.

Swapped it a few years later; for some reason it never made me look like Tom Selleck.

timmy4
February 1, 2013, 11:14 AM
Just wanted to say that, despite my differences with many of you, I have really enjoyed reading through this thread.

Ky Larry
February 1, 2013, 02:57 PM
There will never be another John Wayne Colt SAA 37 shooter. It was so bad, everytime the Duke pulled the trigger, 2 Injuns fell off their horses.

FiremanJim
February 1, 2013, 03:16 PM
I dont know. I'm a huge fan of The Duke too.

But as far as Colt .45's go, I have to admit, I'd rather have the Colt .45 that Joey Bishop used in "Texas Across the River".
That one took out THREE injuns at a time with each shot.
And then when he was out of ammo, he threw his empty revolver at the still circling indians, and knocked down THREE more!

Ranger Roberts
February 1, 2013, 04:10 PM
Every time I pick up my 91/30 I think of Enemy at the Gates. I also love the Winchester that Arnie used in Terminator. A Winchester 1887 I think?

FiremanJim
February 1, 2013, 04:36 PM
I was always a huge fan of blackpowder guns. My favorite was the longrifle Daniel Day Lewis used in "Last of the Mohicans".

A friend of mine made one for me. It's a Lehigh style rifle with silver furniture and a swamped .50cal thats 50'' long.
I'll post a pic in awhile.

Manco
February 1, 2013, 08:56 PM
I want the gun that even Superman is afraid of--dude ducks it when you chucks it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGf1r8-Snss&feature=player_detailpage#t=60s ;)

splattergun
February 1, 2013, 09:05 PM
now I just need the pistol. And maybe an attache case with tear gas, throwing knives, ammo and gold sovereigns in secret compartments :)


Hey! I had that attache case when I was a kid in Helementary school! It had a hidden camera, code reader, a Walther cap gun, binocular, even a disguse kit and more. Everything a 5th grader would need to spy on his sisters. :evil:

tactikel
February 1, 2013, 09:13 PM
After watching "The Wild Bunch" I bought an '03-A3. I know they had '03s but at age 16 it was all I could afford ($50). After 44 years it is still my favorite rifle.

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