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07-01-2010, 02:05 PM #1
Gene Hackman's Martini Henry rifles
In the movie The Hunting Party (a western from 1971) starring Gene Hackman, Oliver Reed and Candace Bergen, Hackman has four sporterized versions of the Martini-Henry, each with a telescopic sight. Hackman claims to his friends on a train/whorehouse that they can shoot accurately to 800 yards, and they use them to hunt down that band of bandits that have kidnapped Hackman's wife, played by Bergen, and the leader of the band she falls in love with is Oliver Reed.
and check out this piece, freeze at 1.04
07-01-2010, 02:10 PM #2
Depending on what they were chambered in, no reason to dispute the claim. Presuming the gun was properly zeroed and the range was accurately estimated (the real key to long range accuacy with anything, and especially BP rounds). Also helpful to be good at doping the wind....Absent comrades (sound of breaking glass)
07-01-2010, 06:53 PM #3
Look closely at the relationship of the scope tube to the falling block.
07-01-2010, 07:02 PM #4Platinum Bullet Member
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Wahey! Nice to see Simon Oakland, one of the ubiquitous character actors of that era, albeit in an all-too-'70's light blue suit. Give him props for not having a finger in the trigger guard.
07-01-2010, 11:30 PM #5
07-02-2010, 05:43 AM #6
07-02-2010, 10:19 AM #7
With those tiny scopes not all the hard at all.
Sadly the barrels look like movie lot fakes- shotgun barrels in an insert screw into the action.Douglas
"And don't forget. That isn't your Martini you have. It belonged to others before you and will belong to others after you are gone. Look after it, and pass it on with pride. It deserves it." Malcolm Cobb, The Martini Henry Note-book
To find things Martini go to: WWW.MartiniHenry.com
07-09-2010, 07:07 PM #8
not a g. hackman movie, i watched the original 'jaws' movie on tv, he used martini to shoot the harpoons into the shark. it was silver, paint i'm sure, or
was there a real martini based harpoon gun??
07-09-2010, 08:01 PM #9
07-09-2010, 08:03 PM #10
yes there is , every once in a while will come at auction ,they have stainless steel barrels on the most are made by greener or have greener actions on them