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Jesse Stone's 1911. Is it a Smith?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Jeeps, Jan 23, 2013.


  1. Jeeps

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    I have conflicting reports....some sites say it's a Smith, some a Colt, some a Springer.

    Anyone know for sure - I'm too damn lazy to pursue any more info!
     

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    Yes,....Smith & Wesson SW1911SC
     

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    Magnum PI's was a Colt.
     
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    Well, it was GI, anyway....
     
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    Only S&W and older Kimbers use that external extractor, too.
     
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    I watches all the movies and when there were good shots of his pistol it was a SW1911SC.
     
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    what about the no external extractor...does Smith make a 1911 pattern pistol without one???

    I know what the sites say (that it IS a Smif) but...

    I'm a big fan of the movies as well but I've seen some stills that show the slide without the external extractor...

    Bill
     
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    Maybe in one show/scene it was a S&W and in another a Colt.
     
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    I thought that it was a S&W Gunsite 1911 commander.
     
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    That is exactly what it is, it is Toms own gun...
     
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    All the shows I've seen were fullsize 1911's. Never a Commander...that I saw. I haven't seen every show, but the one's I have seen, when I freeze framed the shot, it was a Smith fullsize.
     
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    I'm seeing two or more guns as I watch the Jesse Stone movies. On the range with Suitcase (night scene) he's shooting what appears to be a two-tone 1911. In another scene, (not sure it's the same movie) he lays what appears to be an all blue commander-sized gun on his end table or counter while he opens the Scotch.

    BTW: I read that he used a 9mm 1911 in Magnum PI when he fired rounds as it cycled the slide better with the blanks they used and a .45 acp for scenes requiring him to point the gun.

    Yeah, I guess I am a gun nerd :supergrin:

    ETA: For the sake of research, I'm going to watch all of them on Netflix again tomorrow.
     
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    I was laughing at the TV the other day and my wife came in to see what was so funny. I was watching a crap film called Mind-hunters (I think) the gun stuff was so bad it was funny. Like pulling the magazine from a Beretta and slamming it into a Glock. She just rolled her eyes.
     
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    ... and your point is... :supergrin:
     
  18. Jeeps

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    Yeah, actually that specific scene where he lays his pistol down on the kitchen counter was what got me thinking about it. I know Selleck is a 1911 fan...so I was wondering what he might have suggested to use.

    And the Magnum PI thing...I read that too, and in the opening credits, he slams a mag into the 1911...looks like a 9mm or .38 Super mag.
     
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    The 1911 Commander that Tom Selleck uses in the Jesse Stone series is not a S&W. It was specially built for Mr Selleck by the Gunsite gunsmith. It is a steel framed Commander that looks a lot like the S&W Gunsite Commander, including the raven logos on the slide and the Gunsite grips.

    And how do I know this?

    Well, I was on the phone with Gunsite ordering up my Colt Gunsite Pistol and I asked them! That's the information they gave me. I also asked if they could build me one just like it but they don't build pistols anymore. They said once in awhile Mr Selleck will call in for a new set of grips or send it back for maintenance.

    I have noticed that the S&W Gunsite Pistol does look a lot like Selleck's gun. It's my theory (and mine alone!) that the S&W Gunsite took some inspiration from Selleck's gun.
     
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    Correct; Tom Selleck is a family member graduate of Orange Gunsite and has a couple of pistols built for him by the smithy back when they did custom builds.

    I own five Gunsite custom pistols as well as two Gunsite rifles. The pistol in the Jesse Stone movies is one of Mr Selleck's Gunsite builds.
     
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