Author Topic: Goofy things in movies, shows and Audio books  (Read 11148 times)

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Re: Goofy things in movies
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2016, 06:57:43 AM »
He said dugout tho, not freestanding walls. I wasn't aware dugouts had wood walls.

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Re: Goofy things in movies
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2016, 11:43:44 AM »
It's only somewhat related to the inaccurate use of guns in movies but there is a scene in Pale Rider where the preacher is on his horse tossing TNT sticks into the door of the shack LaHood's workers are in, there are a bunch of guns laying around the door and steps of the shack.  In the very next scene, the workers come running out of the shack to get away from the TNT and those guns are not in the same positions, not even close.   Really obvious.

May be lots of folks never noticed, or I've watched that movie too many times...
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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2016, 01:36:32 PM »
I have an audio book about the Texas Rangers. The Walker is described as weighing 8 pounds!  Heh heh.
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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2016, 05:49:21 PM »
In  True Grit,  the one with John Wayne,  He, Wayne, calls Mattie s  Walker a  Dragoon.  Does nt  seem like a big deal, but for some jackwagon like me!!!  I ranted, raved, jumped up and down and carried on like a   'premadonna'.

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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2016, 04:16:28 AM »
A dragoon is a horse pistol and as such, the Walker does indeed satisfy that definition.  A "Dragoon" is commonly held to be a Colt's revolver of some sort.  The spoken language rarely allows one to hear a capital letter!

I believe Colt's described the Walker as a dragoon.

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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2016, 04:21:13 AM »
I just read, on another forum, that when the Colt 1911 is used in movies, a 1911 is used for scenes where the pistol is not fired.  But, in scenes which required firing, a Star pistol would be substituted because they could be made to work with the blanks.  A still from "The Wild Bunch" confirms the use of the Star Model "P".

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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2016, 10:34:09 AM »
I have an audio book about the Texas rangers. The Walker is described as weighing 8 pounds!  Heh heh.

Hi Krylandalian, actually they weight 9lbs when you hold two.  (7+" (7+" (7+"

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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2016, 04:19:34 PM »
Yeah.  That s  about right!  That Walker is    h e a v y  !    Wielding it is a strain!  Cocking a 60 Army or, another, well, you just cock it.  Cocking the Walker, it sways and gravity pulls it everywhere!  It s  more like an artillery piece!

The other day I was looking at one of the Walker holsters and I thought-  Holster.  Right. Yeah.  More like a scabbard!

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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2016, 04:21:11 PM »
Oh!  The movie with Levi Calhoun was-  Breakheart Pass  with Charles Bronson.

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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2016, 09:54:39 PM »
No specific movie,-  I see a lot of modern welding on ships and some wagons.

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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2016, 09:56:17 PM »
Watched Maverick recently.  The movie with Mel Gibson.  A fairly lengthly scene showing a lamp with a modern light bulb in it.
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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2016, 09:58:42 PM »
Most , ,  ALL?,   movies with percussions.  N O !   Missfires or jams!  Go Josey!!!  All that shoot n  and    z e r o   to none misfires, jams etc.

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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2016, 10:12:06 PM »
Most , ,  ALL?,   movies with percussions.  N O !   Missfires or jams!  Go Josey!!!  All that shoot n  and    z e r o   to none misfires, jams etc.
Yeah, Colts at that. And no capsucking? For real?
Didn't know The Goon and his cap rakes were that old...LOL!
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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2016, 09:23:43 AM »
Most , ,  ALL?,   movies with percussions.  N O !   Missfires or jams!  Go Josey!!!  All that shoot n  and    z e r o   to none misfires, jams etc.
Yeah, Colts at that. And no capsucking? For real?
Didn't know The Goon and his cap rakes were that old...LOL!

I daresay they had fewer than we do. They didn't have to deal with thin brass caps with missing compound. Theirs were made from copper and a little thicker and mercury fulminate is pretty reliable. I did find it interesting in one early episode on Bonanza that Joe had a converted 51 that had to be broken down to reload which he does several times. He even reloads it twice without firing it in between. (7+"

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Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2016, 08:44:47 PM »
That s  a good point about the quality of the caps back then compared to now.  Back then, lives depended upon the weapon. So, the highest quality of materials and work had to be effected.  Today!!!  These  $500-$1000  guns don t  really get the attention beyond , ,  yeah, them simply being a novelty.  Just as someone here in the forum said about Colt Authentic Blackpowder Series-  Making them was with no real consideration that people would be actually firing them ,  really.