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TV gun goof (Columbo)

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DARKSHADOW, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. DARKSHADOW

    DARKSHADOW My Work Hobby CLM

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    I cought this on an episode of Columbo titled "Now you see him".

    It shows someone screwing a suppressor into a revolver. And no, it wasn't a Nagant. And by into, I mean he screwed it to the inside of the barrel and not to the outside. The first pic is with the suppressor, second pic as he was screwing it in.

    I had to rewind a pause the TV and took the pics with my phone.
    Enjoy. :whistling:

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    At least one of the bad cops in "Magnum Force" slipped a suppressor onto his Python. I always thought that was pretty funny.
     

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    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Movie magic. Happens all the time. Considering all the inaccuracies that we notice about TV and the movies, why do we watch them at all?
     
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    Doesn't mean they aren't entertaining.
     
  5. TK-421

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    From RED. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245526/

    Is it just me, or wouldn't the front sight sticking up get in the way of the scope, since the scope doesn't appear to be mounted above the front sight?

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    No. The focal point of the scope isn't the front sight base, it is "beyond" the front sight base. So, the front sight base doesn't show up on higher magnifications. On lower magnification, it shows up as a little black blob on the lower part of the view.

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    Well I think scopes need to work like I think they should, so that I can be right more often. :tongueout:
     
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    There's a gun in that picture?:rofl:
     
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    Same thing in The Sting. Screwed a suppresor on a revolver. Either the hit lady, or the guy protecting Redford from the hit lady.

    Hooray for Hollywood!!
     
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    Those were special bottle neck cartridges that shoot through the inside of the reduced diameter supressor barrel.

    Don't you even own a gun?
     
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    The pretty face is going to get hit the face with brass :)
     
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    It's not a suppressor, it's a turkey - full choke!
     
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    Thanks guy's, ya learn something new every day. :supergrin:

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    That's funny.
     
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    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    There are internally threaded barrels.
     
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    If you don't think I'm right, then I'm going to change the laws of the universe so that I'm right. :tongueout:

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS2Th_qeBb4"]Agarralo Como Puedas - Cantar en la ducha - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Paul53 All in all I'm just another brick in the wall.

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    Silencers screw into the barrels of the revolvers that never need reloading.
     
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  20. DARKSHADOW

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    Thanks for the link. :wavey:

    But, I would like to see an internally threaded revolver in either a 38 special or 357 magnum. (like the one in the pic's)
    Most of the internally threaded barrels seem to be heavy with enough material for the bore of the barrel & suppressor to line up, and still have enogh material to thread.

    To thread the inside of a typical revolver barrel and still be able to line up the bore of the suppressor and barrel, and still be able to fire a full sized bullet chambered correctly for that barrel. You would think the material left would be paper thin. Again I'm not talking about a bull or oversized barrel, I'm talking about the revolver in the pic's I posted.
    :dunno:

    ETA: They did show him loading the gun before installing the suppressor, and they were either 38 special, or 357 mag.
     
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