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#1 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 11:54 PM

I looked on Evilbay today and found that they had finally put my favorite WWII show on DVD .. I bought the first two seasons of COMBAT!

Two 16 episode 4 packs ...I'll be busy watching Sgt Saunders shoot that 1928A1

Check out that crazy ejection port..... ohmy.gif

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#2 Ron Mills

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 02:21 PM

I've seen that gun pictured somewhere else, can't remember where or when (again with my song titles). OK, Respected Colt21a, or GIJive, tell us where that prop came from!

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 02:57 PM

Ron,

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.
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Posted 26 July 2004 - 05:02 PM

Just took a quick look at "Amazon.com" and they list it for $34 each season, did you do better on ebay? Was that 16 episodes per season or 4 packs of 16 episodes each for a total of 64 or.... blink.gif
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Posted 26 July 2004 - 05:13 PM

I got them on the "Buy it Now" for 31.99 each plus shipping. They have 4 discs in each collection with 4 episodes on each for a total of 16. That makes 32 episodes. The seasons were longer then.. So these two that I bought cover the complete first season....There were 152 episodes in all.

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" laugh.gif
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Posted 26 July 2004 - 06:24 PM

I thought that scenery looked familiar when I was watching one of the combat shows the other day. Wouldn't that be a hoot, Aunt Bee comes across some Germans in the woods?
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Posted 26 July 2004 - 07:35 PM

I heard Aunt Bee had a thing for sour kraut...now we know...no wonder we won the war,we had a secret weapon! wink.gif
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Posted 26 July 2004 - 10:27 PM

I grew up on "Combat!" Loved it. But, speaking of familiar scenery, did you ever notice that they kept capturing and recapturing the same French village over & over?
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:08 AM

You know, even as a kid, I allways wondered why the Germans
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.
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 06:43 PM

There is alot of info on Combat here : http://www.jodavidsm...ombat/main.html
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.
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