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Chino's gun in West Side Story

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by jparham, May 11, 2007.

  1. jparham

    jparham Well-Known Member

    Just finished this moivie in musical theatre class, and the guy Chino shot Tony with a revolver that looked like a nickled M&P. Anybody know what it was?
  2. TonyB

    TonyB Well-Known Member

    All I know is...when you're jet,you're a jet all the way......:uhoh:
    I once knew a girl named Maria.......ok I'll stop now:evil:
  3. DrLaw

    DrLaw Well-Known Member

    :confused: Never gave that one any thought, but I do recall a film where everybody was wearing single-shot flintlock and percussion pistols in holsters (a film where the hero was Jim Bowie), including the leading lady.

    Also saw a John Wayne film where they all had Colt SAA's in the 1860's Civil War.

    I guess it gets to you "... from your first cigarette to your last dying day."

    (Couldn't resist :evil: )

    The Doc is out now. :cool:
  4. perpster

    perpster Well-Known Member

    A Smith & Westside?
  5. Eightball

    Eightball Well-Known Member

    Ba-dum-dum *ching*!

    Nice. It's been a while since I've seen that movie, but y'all've gotten me to thinkin......
  6. Serpico

    Serpico Well-Known Member

    Can you imagine yelling Maria at the top of your lungs through the streets of Spanish Harlem and only one girl comes to the window?
  7. MikePGS

    MikePGS Well-Known Member

    LOL! I mean... thats wrong :)
  8. TonyB

    TonyB Well-Known Member

    OK,I looked on the site for themovie,and there's a pix of Maria holding a gun,but not one of chino....can't tell,but it may be a mod. 10....(Que the music and dancing,and finger snapping)
    I'm afraid this may start another thread...."Which caliber for singing gang members?"
  9. obxned

    obxned Well-Known Member

    Would be more correct for him to be using a zip gun.
  10. Frandy

    Frandy Well-Known Member

    I know.

    It was a Penn State track and field starter pistol...

    I played Chino in a college stage production, way back before you were born. My role was obviously small compared to the main characters, but I wasn't stupid. So, instead of the plastic revolver in my hand and a single hit of a snare drum from the orchestra to announce my shot, I asked the director if I could do something a bit more dramatic. He agreed.

    The athletic department allowed me to borrow the starter pistol. We never fired it during rehearsals, but when I shot it during the actual performances, it was freakin' loud and really got the attention of the audience.

    I got me my fifteen minutes of instant fame! :evil:
  11. massad ayoob

    massad ayoob Well-Known Member

    If memory serves, it was a Colt Police Positive.
  12. TonyB

    TonyB Well-Known Member

    Frandy: a buddy was in a play a while back and there was a shooting scene...he used a real revolver and shot primer only.....it got the whole audiance to jump....pretty loud inside....I laughed out loud.

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