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Chino's gun in West Side Story

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

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  1. jparham

    jparham Member

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    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

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    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

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    :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

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    A Smith & Westside?
     
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    Ba-dum-dum *ching*!

    Nice. It's been a while since I've seen that movie, but y'all've gotten me to thinkin......
     
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    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?
     
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    LOL! I mean... thats wrong :)
     
  8. TonyB

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

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    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

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

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    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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