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    Can anyone remember some of these movies with M1icon Carbines



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    Great List. And there are still other movies that belong on the list, like the Sands of Iwo Jima, with John Wayne (who carried a M1 Garand, while others carried BARs and Carbines).

    There's a classic shot of Errol Flynn being parachuted into Burma (Objective Burma) carrying his M1A1icon carbine.

    Brings back old memories. My dad took me to see To Hell and Back with Audie Murphy when it first came out in '55 (I was 8 years old)

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    i saw jaws listed .take a close look,no magazine in rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaspriter View Post
    Great List. And there are still other movies that belong on the list, like the Sands of Iwo Jima, with John Wayne (who carried a M1 Garand, while others carried BARs and Carbines).

    There's a classic shot of Errol Flynn being parachuted into Burma (Objective Burma) carrying his M1A1icon carbine.

    Brings back old memories. My dad took me to see To Hell and Back with Audie Murphy when it first came out in '55 (I was 8 years old)

    Thanks.
    Your Right...How could of they missed those Classics.

    Frank

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    i saw jaws listed .take a close look,no magazine in rifle
    I seen that Movie alot and never looked...I guess they couldn't find one where they were shooting the Movie or figured nobody would miss it. Oh Henry saw it ...good look !

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    Its newer, but Black Mass with Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger used a carbine in one scene.

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    If I remember right the old TV Series Combat had the LT in charge of the platoon was using a .30 Carbine a lot. When I was a kid I always wanted to be the BAR operator in the squad though. Of course the TV magic had the BAR operator using 500 round magazines though. Plus the gun barrels never got red hot or melted either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlwb View Post
    If I remember right the old TV Series Combat had the LT in charge of the platoon was using a .30 Carbine a lot. When I was a kid I always wanted to be the BAR operator in the squad though. Of course the TV magic had the BAR operator using 500 round magazines though. Plus the gun barrels never got red hot or melted either.
    The BAR carrier was Caje.

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    No one mentioned "Heartbreak Ridge"

    The opening seen shows Carbines in full auto.

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    just like the 60 shot revolvers before a reload in the cowdy movies JimF4 also they had extended ranges

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    just like the 60 shot revolvers before a reload in the cowdy movies JimF4 also they had extended ranges
    The AMC Series "Hell on Wheels" about building the transcontinental railroad did a very interesting scene that did not follow the typical "movie" gunfight.

    The protagonist was shooting a Griswold revolver, and had shot all 6 rounds from the gun, deftly tapped the wedge out, quickly separated the gun and reloaded with a spare cylinder from his waistcoat pocket, and re assembled the gun. The whole process was very smooth and the actor must have practiced it a fair bit. I understand this was a common thing to do with cap and ball revolvers, but seeing it in a fictional TV show was an interesting touch of history.

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