Picked Up Combat Today
Posted 25 July 2004 - 11:54 PM
Two 16 episode 4 packs ...I'll be busy watching Sgt Saunders shoot that 1928A1
Check out that crazy ejection port.....
Posted 26 July 2004 - 02:21 PM
The other Ron
Posted 26 July 2004 - 02:57 PM
That's the wooden prop gun that quite a few people mistakenly (in my opinion anyway) think Saunders carried in the series. I have only seen that gun in very early publicuty stills from the series and believe he carried a real blank firing 1928A1 in the screen shots. Some scenes, where he doesn't fire the gun, have a 1928A1 with a correct compensator and the shooting scenes usually show the Thompson with the cast one-piece compensator with the big open front end.
Several stills from Combat clearly show the flattened fins at the front end of the barrel, typical of the Stembridge guns from that period.
Posted 26 July 2004 - 05:02 PM
Posted 26 July 2004 - 05:13 PM
Other than the Germans using Reisings as MP40s. Did anyone else notice that the location they filmed in during the last seasons was the same lake area that Andy took Opie fishing at in the "Andy Griffith Show"
Posted 26 July 2004 - 06:24 PM
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:08 AM
would come running out of a house, one by one, just to be shot as they left the door....
Have to watch them again and see if it was just me.
Posted 27 July 2004 - 06:43 PM
I bought their Combat Companion and it is great. They mention bloopers for each episode, ie. the Reising made up to look like an MP40 or in the background of an episode is the California Freeway with cars driving by as they were suppose to be in the French countryside. Also Vic Morrow's right index finger was too short (birth defect), so he fired the Thompson using his middle finger.
If you are a fan of the series check it out.