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Old November 27, 2012, 12:34 PM   #26
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>>He was a rabid anti-gun owner in real life. Something of a hypocrite.<<

He wouldn't be the only Hollyweird character to fit that description.
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Old November 27, 2012, 01:05 PM   #27
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Shoot 'Em Up (2007) with Clive Owen the ultimate hollywood hypocritical gun movie.
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Old November 27, 2012, 10:16 PM   #28
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I remember watching one of those old shows e.g. Rockford files? Colombo? where the hero takes out a helicopter with his S&W chiefs special!

Man... I gotta get me one of those! All I have is this lousy LCR.
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Old November 28, 2012, 10:38 AM   #29
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I thought that was Bruce Willis that brought down a helicopter with a 38. But then you have the Joker what brought down the Batplane with a long barreled 38 too. Must've been shooting Glasers, lol.
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Old November 28, 2012, 08:49 PM   #30
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We laugh about .38's downing aircraft, but when I was in AZ in the 90's at an Airplane Museum, there was a .38 S&W model 10 in a glass box, along with documents / eye wittness statements about a WW2 GI who brought down an enemy aircraft with the revolver. Talk about a lucky shot!
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Old November 29, 2012, 11:51 PM   #31
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I've been watching Highway Patrol reruns lately (just about all of them are on Foxeema.com) Broderick Crawford is a hoot. He frequently walks around with his D Special in hand using it like a pointer....pointing at friend and foe alike. Great line from a show I saw the other night--"He'll be OK, he just lost a lot of blood."
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Old November 30, 2012, 09:45 AM   #32
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Don't be so hard on the guy; we were all thinner at one time and younger, too. And don't be too hard on actors, either. John Wayne was never a marine, a cowboy, a cavalry officer or any of the other characters he usually played. He was just a good actor. But he was also older than my father, who was drafted at the age of 27 or 28 (Wayne was 34). But many Hollywood (that's how it's spelled) actors went off to war, something not done so much anymore. Even Michael Caine served in Korea in the infantry. Not sure if any WWII veterans who were actors are still around.
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Old November 30, 2012, 09:00 PM   #33
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Will you guys please stop this thread, I aged 10 years just reading this thread. I’m old enough as it is.
My favorite of Steve’s was the “Wanted dead or alive”
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Old November 30, 2012, 10:15 PM   #34
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Frank Cannon's revolver...

In reality he probably had several, the television business being what it is and was.

The photo shown in this thread indicates a six shot revolver of some sort, but I remember a scene with our hero shooting at a distant target - camera stationed from his left side, slightly behind him - and the revolver in his outstretched hand clearly visible as a S&W Chief's Special.

As a further example of this, Deputy Barney Fife carried a six inch double action Colt revolver (a Police Positive, I think) in his duties. Except when it was a four inch Military & Police.

As an aside, the late William Conrad actually knew about firearms. He was a collector and shooter, probably laughing at himself making some of the shots one makes ONLY with a sympathetic writer. In fact, Mr. Conrad had a rather widespread field of interests and knowledge in reality.
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Old December 1, 2012, 03:08 AM   #35
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Harry Dean Stanton served in the Navy as a cook in World War II. He was on an LST during the Battle of Okinawa and his ship did come under several Kamikaze attacks. He's still alive and still acting (Alien, Pretty In Pink, Kelly's Heros). However he's the only one I can think of who is still alive and working.
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Old December 1, 2012, 03:55 AM   #36
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I had no idea Harry Dean Stanton was that old, but he's 86.

It's depressing how old the actors I watched when I was a kid have become... and how normal "Cannon" appears now.
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Old December 1, 2012, 04:57 AM   #37
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Yes, it sure puts things in perspective. I loved watching Cannon, but for some reason, the snub nosed revolvers had more appeal when carried by 3 Angels!!! The surviving Angels must be drawing Social Security at this point.... Time sure flys!!!!
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Old December 1, 2012, 06:02 AM   #38
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Jim Rockford was a felon and he very rarely
carried a gun.
When he did, he took it out of his cookie jar
(hidden in plain sight) which had baking soda
or some such stuff to absorb the moisture
as he lived by the Ocean.

My memory isn't the greatest,but I think
that's correct.
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Old December 1, 2012, 07:06 AM   #39
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The gun in that picture is definitely not a 3rd gen Colt Detective special. Could be one of the earlier unshrouded ones.
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Old December 1, 2012, 05:12 PM   #40
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Jim Rockford was a wrongfully convicted felon, IIRC, and the series had a sub-arc in which his innocence had been proven. He had been set up, framed, etc.

So, he legally had the gun, but he had done time and developed ex-con habits prior to being exonerated, again IIRC.
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Old December 1, 2012, 06:13 PM   #41
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Time does fly. Clint Eastwood is now 82 and even Denzel Washington is 57. Wow.
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Old December 1, 2012, 10:00 PM   #42
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Was too young to know anything about the gun, but I sure loved that series when I was a kid.
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Old December 1, 2012, 10:20 PM   #43
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I grew up watching him also, and I have some of the Cannon DVD's. Back in that era, I remember the bad guys and good guys running around with suits, hard shoes, and a 38 snubby, but I couldn't make out exactly what model gun they were, but I would like one for the sake of posterity, and PD.
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Old December 4, 2012, 05:57 AM   #44
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Yep....even the creeps in those TV shows dressed a lot neater than most people do today.....

.....and it's nice to see shows where old fat guys like William Conrad & Karl Malden can get the job done in a fight....gives my hefty self a little confidence...
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Old December 5, 2012, 08:59 PM   #45
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I saw some pictures of local people including my parents before marriage, taken around 1910. There were no fat people. Nobody was even slightly obese.There were no supermarkets or grocery stores. This being rural Southern Indiana, what you had to eat was what you could grow or kill. I would assume this was the case nationwide for this time period and earlier.
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Old December 5, 2012, 09:16 PM   #46
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You can't forget....

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Oddly titled web page, but great info on a very remarkable actor, and honest to goodness American hero !
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Old December 5, 2012, 09:20 PM   #47
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There were no fat people. Nobody was even slightly obese.
The trick back then was getting enough calories, not too many calories.
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Old December 5, 2012, 11:38 PM   #48
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I don't reminder which of the TV detectives told this but he said that he had ended up with a Bankers Colt revolver instead of the Detective special called for in the script. Whatever caliber it was they had blanks that fit it so they never got around to switching it out.
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Old December 8, 2012, 11:54 AM   #49
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I remember a Mannix where someone was carrying a break top SW (or similar).
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Old December 12, 2012, 02:49 PM   #50
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I usually don't watch much TV anymore, certainly not much broadcast television. This last Monday night though, I watched the new Hawaii Five-O. Four people were graphically shot in that particular episode and two of them died. It made me think of this thread. The weapons weren't portrayed in a positive, or negative way. Just as being incidental to the story, like a car, a two way radio, etc, etc. No anti-gun message, like the old Five-O would slip in from time to time.
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