First Post - New Guy
Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:16 AM
1) Hudson M1A1 - It's my understanding that these guns fire caps but still simulate the mechanisms and movements of the real thing (ie: ejecting casings, etc...)?
2) AEG Thompson M1A1 - This is simply an electric BB gun but it's a little cheaper then the previous option.
3) Thompson M1A1 Replica - These are simple replicas of the original and are only for display.
I'm just curious in what your thoughts are on this.
One other question. What exactly are the weapons that are used in movies such as Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers? Are they authentic weapons that are just modified for shooting blanks?
Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:37 PM
It depends. For close-ups and firefight scenes. Real guns modified to shoot blanks are used.
For other scenes, prop guns made of rubber or plastic are normally used.
Posted 13 January 2004 - 07:36 PM
And yes, actors don't like carrying heavy pieces when they're not firing them during scenes. That, plus when an actor is "shot", the gun may go flying, so the prop is the better choice. Vic Morrow, on "COMBAT!", carried a wooden mock-up of his Thompson in many scenes; it's really hard to tell the difference when a good Hollywood prop builder does his or her stuff! The firing guns are indeed "real", with the blank adaptor hidden in the muzzle. Watch closely for .30 and .50 heavy machineguns on TV and movies; the hole in the muzzle end of the barrel looks more like a .22!
Hope this helps; welcome aboard!
Posted 13 January 2004 - 08:05 PM
That is the case of the Minimi SAW in Black Hawk Down and the M60 of Rambo.
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