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Revolver question, sort of

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Bush Pilot, Jan 31, 2011.

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  1. Bush Pilot

    Bush Pilot Member

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    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.
     
  2. blindhari

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    Google search imfdb This gets the internet movie firearm data base, after that just look up the movies

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  3. 9mmepiphany

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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"?
     
  8. Bush Pilot

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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