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#1 bmarvin

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:05 AM

Today I received another Manville in the case. The interesting thing is this gun was supposedly one of the guns used in Dogs of War. The bottom of the case had an old movie poster from Dogs of War. The previous owner told me that he received the gun years ago from a Hollywood friend who got it from United Artists. He promised his friend that he would never reveal his name as his friend was worried about negative feedback from his liberal friends. 

 

The gentleman I bought it from supplied me with a letter on his business letterhead outlining the story of how he obtained it. The gun itself has no property marks on it other than the typical Manville markings.

 

The poster depicts the second model 26.5mm Manville with the large upper rod and this is the first model with the thumb screws. So was this a prop used or is it just a story? There's no way to prove it either way but the guy I bought it from believes it to be true.

 

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:53 PM

I remember the movie and seeing Christopher Walken using a Manville in action. Does it have a serial number?
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 06:46 PM

Thats great bmarvin, thanks for sharing the story and photos.
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Posted 24 May 2017 - 07:57 AM

The serial number is M887.

A little more research shows that the poster in the bottom of the case is actually a press proof, done in black and white.

This was done as a proof of concept before adding color and printing.


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#5 ron_brock

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 05:37 AM

Well you made me buy a poster.  Here's the movie poster in color.  I'll have to check out the movie now

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 06:34 AM

I saw it when it came out, and again several times on HBO in the 1980's.  It's been a while.  I don't recall it being a great movie, but it had some good action.  The effects of the Manville were "highly exaggerated."

 

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