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Anyone got any favorites that amuse or annoy them ? Mine are

When fellas get sent flying through the air from bullet or shotshell impact.

Billowing flames to represent a grenade going off. Predator was a classic in this regard. Those little grenades must have held about 6 gallons of fuel each.

When the good guys are shooting at a monster with high powered rifles with no effect but then manage to kill it by pushing it onto a sharp piece of metal or driving a snapped off broomstick through it.

Snub revolvers firing 8 shots without reloading. :D
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Saw one just last night. Watching an episode of Longmire and a gal has Longmire's Win. 94 pointed at him, and he's got his .45 Colt pointed at her. A standoff, except Longmire's .45 is cocked, and the Win. 94 is hammer down. Wondered why he didn't just walk up to her and grab it before she could realize it wasn't cocked?
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The Trapdoor Springfield disguised as a flintlock always makes me smile. The Cavalry Sgt in Dances with Wolves who goes into the river with a Remington and comes out with a Colt, then there's those Westerns where Colt SAA become double action with dummy ejector rods when the fast shooting starts and then revert back to SAA. I guess there are so many goof ups with firearms it's a wonder we watch it all... :lol:
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My all time favorite is Wanted Dead or Alive staring Steve McQueen. He has that cut down 1892 Winchester (like the modern Mare's Leg) in a holster on his hip. So far, so good, however, if you look at the ammo in his belt, the rounds are almost certainly 45-70s and no way would they fit in the action.

In addition, when he fires it, he can shoot 5 or 6 times but the OAL of the ammo is longer than his cut down rifle. Here's a link to it. At 16 seconds in, you can clearly see the rifle and ammo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fjsURDK4T4
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Ever watch John Wayne reload his Colt? He's so clumsy at it it's pathetic.

In the Movie Rio Bravo when Ward Bond rides unto town then up to the sheriffs office each cut shows a different rifle sticking out of his scabbard. I laugh at it every time I watch the movie.

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Watched The Sons of Katie Elder last night. In the bad guys gun shop, John Wayne went in without a gunbelt or reloads. Something like 15 shots from a SAA without reloading. Then, the gunpowder can went off from shooting at it. I am not sure that would work.
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COSteve wrote:
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My all time favorite is Wanted Dead or Alive staring Steve McQueen. He has that cut down 1892 Winchester (like the modern Mare's Leg) in a holster on his hip. So far, so good, however, if you look at the ammo in his belt, the rounds are almost certainly 45-70s and no way would they fit in the action.

In addition, when he fires it, he can shoot 5 or 6 times but the OAL of the ammo is longer than his cut down rifle. Here's a link to it. At 16 seconds in, you can clearly see the rifle and ammo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fjsURDK4T4

Steve McQueen said he used the 45-70 for the visual because 44-40 just did not look good on camera. The only reference I ever hear to the actual caliber (several times) on the show its mentioned as a 30-30 so they are all over the place.

I love that show. Still one of my favs.
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Here is a good one.

Open Range where Boss Spearman blasts a guy through a wall with his double barrel blowing him violently against the next wall. See it here starting at about the 3:58 mark.

Its a little excessive but sure makes for a good scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YKFVGPUskg
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I actually saw Steve McQueens 92 at the national firearms museum. I had to laugh at the gun and the cartridges in the belt. Now every time I see the show I note that you never see him reload...always off camera.
My all time favorite is more of a time continuity issue than a gun issue per se. Pa Cartright and all three sons are on the front porch cleaning guns, and one of the boys ask if Pa really thinks there will be a war between the states. They are cleaning a 1873 colt, a 1875 Remington and an 1892 Winchester. Doh! My guess is the Cartright’s had enough money to have very early prototypes of all three...right?
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You ever watch The Rifleman and see the front sight and front barrel band swap places a couple times in one scene.
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Here is one of the actual ones used in the show. It's at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, Ca. As you can see it isn't a rifle cartridge chambered gun. If I remember the description it is a 44-40. As mentioned the 45-70 were for show. I've watched the shows, all of them, and he never stuck a 45-70 into the rifle. The cartridges just magically appear in his hand.

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My favorite blunder is sound. I've heard the same sound from the Foley artists for rifles, handguns and shotguns of every type and size. I assume their sound library just says "gunshot".
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I always get a kick out of it when there are guys with 92s shooting up a storm and don't hit a single bad guy but the guy on horseback at full gallop hits and kills a guy 100 yards away everytime!
Or a guy is pointing his colt at an angle to the camera and its EMPTY- not even dummies in the cylinder.
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Lee Enfields in 'Zulu'.

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Rube Burrows wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Here is a good one.

Open Range where Boss Spearman blasts a guy through a wall with his double barrel blowing him violently against the next wall. See it here starting at about the 3:58 mark.

Its a little excessive but sure makes for a good scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YKFVGPUskg
Open range is my favorite western. But it's got a few gun errors that bother me. When the gunfight started Charlie fans his gun and cranks off about 12 rounds... Its said that was done as a nod to the old westerns but it still bugs me.
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Bruce Scott wrote:
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Lee Enfields in 'Zulu'.

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Thanks Bruce, the times I've watched that movie and never noticed... :oops:
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HawkCreek wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:34 pm
Rube Burrows wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Here is a good one.

Open Range where Boss Spearman blasts a guy through a wall with his double barrel blowing him violently against the next wall. See it here starting at about the 3:58 mark.

Its a little excessive but sure makes for a good scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YKFVGPUskg
Open range is my favorite western. But it's got a few gun errors that bother me. When the gunfight started Charlie fans his gun and cranks off about 12 rounds... Its said that was done as a nod to the old westerns but it still bugs me.

I know what you mean. I was just under the impression that it just showed the same 5 or 6 shots but from different angles since the angles change throughout that cylinder dump.
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You can watch a number of the old westerns especially Bonanza and see them take the front handguard off of a 1892 Winchester or even 1894 Winchester and try to pass it off as a Henry 1860, side loading gate and all. Some were even painted brass color to complete the change. I have seen this in several older westerns but see it most in Bonanza.
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HawkCreek wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:34 pm
Rube Burrows wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Here is a good one.

Open Range where Boss Spearman blasts a guy through a wall with his double barrel blowing him violently against the next wall. See it here starting at about the 3:58 mark.

Its a little excessive but sure makes for a good scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YKFVGPUskg
Open range is my favorite western. But it's got a few gun errors that bother me. When the gunfight started Charlie fans his gun and cranks off about 12 rounds... Its said that was done as a nod to the old westerns but it still bugs me.
Beat me to it. I enjoy that movie but that scene BUGS me.
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We went to see Open Range when it first came out in theaters and totally enjoyed it. But one thing I enjoyed more than anything was how realistic the sound of gunshots were during the various shootouts! It was absolutely amazing in the theater!
I've watched it too many times to count at home, and still enjoy it. But even with our external speaker it's not nearly butt realistic sounding as it was in the theater.
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