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The Tramp (2013)

Dima Levanchuk emailed me about a firm he is making called The Tramp. It is about a young woman from a small town who turns into a ruthless killer after being kidnapped by human traffickers. At one point during the film she makes a crude blackpower shotgun pistol. You [Read More…]

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John Wayne’s First Movie Gun

Guernsey’s is auctioning off the first rifle used by John Wayne in his first feature film The Big Trail (1930). This is an original Model 1863 percussion rifled musket made by the U.S. federal armory in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the Union Soldiers to use [Read More…]

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A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop

Director Zhang Yimou is remaking the Coen brothers 1984 crime film Blood Simple. The trailer shows from interesting antique chinese guns including this three barrel derringer … I am looking forward to seeing the movie. It looks great. The trailer is embedded below [Read More…]

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Hollywood gun myths

Cracked.com has a list of the top five Hollywood gun myths. The list seems to be written by someone who knows guns. Myth #3 is “Bulletproof Vests Are Magical Force Fields”. While myth annoys me, the “A Bulletproof Vest Being Hit Will Knock You Back Six [Read More…]

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The Guns of Die Hard

The upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Hollywood Guns exhibit would not be complete without guns from the 1988 classic Die Hard. The barrels are threaded so that a blank firing adapter can be inserted. The blank adapter increases the pressure inside the barrel allowing the [Read More…]

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Guns from The Departed movie

These are the actual guns were used in the movie The Departed (2006)! They are part of the upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Hollywood Guns exhibit. The latest episode of The Curator’s Corner discusses these guns and how they were modified to work with blanks (Click [Read More…]

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Guns from Public Enemies

Lars Dalseide, of the NRA, was kind enough to sent me photos of the two of the guns used in the movie Public Enemies. These guns will be on display at the upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Movie Guns exhibit. I was very surprised to learn that the bolt action used in the [Read More…]

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Life of a cartridge

Here is the opening sequence from the movie Lord of War showing the life of a cartridge from a Soviet factory to use in an African conflict. The movie tells the story of the fictional character Yuri Orlov who loosly is based on real life arms dealer Viktor Bout. I [Read More…]