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Posted: 1/5/2012 7:37:33 PM EDT
Just getting ready for bed - John Carpenter's 'The Thing' (which was a remake, that was recently remade again) 1982 - in the first 1/2 hour Mack (Kurt Russell) flies Doc (Sorry, don't know his name but has had a million roles) to check out the Norwegian camp. When Kurt Russell gets out of the chopper he's carrying a Stevens. Sorry, no screen shots, but my friend Rick taught geology and worked in other capacities at the high camp where this was filmed, on a Glacier somewhere between Alaska and BC. The sign in the opening sequence is still up there. Just thought you guys might find it cool. This is a retro movie BTW - a real hoot, and one of my favorites.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:49:01 PM EDT
I like that movie, too. Next time I have it on, I'll have to watch for the Stevens. Something very unusual about that movie is there are no women in it.

John Thomas
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:01:22 PM EDT
Wilford Brimley
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:31:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 6:26:03 AM EDT by TexasRifleman]
Pretty sure Mac was using an Ithaca.

I'm certain he had an Ithaca in the American base.

Eta:
http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/The_Thing



I love the movie, BTW. It's one of my yearlies. I remember watching for the first time with my dad when I was about 10.

We went to see the prequel in theatres.

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Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:53:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 8:58:33 PM EDT by yankee-V]
Great cast. Doc was Richard Dysart
I just watched it on AMC this past weekend. One of those flicks that's good to watch on a snow day.

"We went to see the prequel in theatres." - Never really heard if this was any good.

Oh, yeah, and it does appear to be a Stevens 77. Didn't catch what else was in the weapons cabinet, need to watch in Blu-Ray
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 10:16:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 10:18:24 PM EDT by nobar60]
Ithaca Model 37





ETA:



From IMDB Movie Guns Database.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 2:43:59 AM EDT
By golly you're right - I had to crash so just saw the beginning - all I was looking at was the front of the pump. Ithacas are very distinctive due to the bottom ejection. Wow - when I'm wrong, I'm sure wrong!
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:22:18 AM EDT
No worries. I love Ithaca's for the bottom ejection too!
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 6:24:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Morg308:
By golly you're right - I had to crash so just saw the beginning - all I was looking at was the front of the pump. Ithacas are very distinctive due to the bottom ejection. Wow - when I'm wrong, I'm sure wrong!


You just wanted it to be a Stevens.

Ithaca is retro, too!


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Link Posted: 1/6/2012 9:06:19 AM EDT
Made me go back and look at the RGWG thread. Texasrifleman -That was an 870 you had with the wood?

Fantastic black &white pic you put up!
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 9:22:59 AM EDT
Yeah, the latest pics were with an 870.

I have an Ithaca, but I got it with a plastic stock. Still looking for a wood buttstock.

I have a Savage 67, but it's missing parts.

Which b&w photo?

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Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:50:37 AM EDT
Michael Douglas uses a sawed off Savage/Stevens in Black Rain. IMFDB says it's a Stevens 67 but with the extended magazine I'd say it's more likely a Savage 69RXL.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:34:46 PM EDT
This one.

I thought at first one of the women in your pics had just put on a head scarf then I focused on the LIFE magazine emblem.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 2:29:01 PM EDT
I gotcha.

It's actually from this thread:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_123/555013_When_it_was_new__1963.html

But he never reposted the pics.



This thread made me get out my Ithaca 37. And I'm searching for a wood buttstock now.

Oh, RBRD, when will you end?
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 1:40:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cruciantime:
This one.

I thought at first one of the women in your pics had just put on a head scarf then I focused on the LIFE magazine emblem.

http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af342/cruciantime/ff8f1fe1.jpg


Babay, whats your name????
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:59:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TexasRifleman:


This thread made me get out my Ithaca 37. And I'm searching for a wood buttstock now.

Oh, RBRD, when will you end?


I was actually looking around for a wood stock and forend for my Mossberg 500 the other day! Its not really something that falls into retro category but its all I have right now.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 12:00:08 PM EDT
I just made a wood stock today for my Ithaca. Because I couldn't find one for less than $100.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 12:46:23 PM EDT
When I went out on disability retirement from the SO in 1998, I had three major "casualties": original Ithaca M&P Model 37 gray pakerized with heatshield and and bayonet lug, Colt SP1 Carbine, and Poly-Tech Type 56 AK with folding bayonet, The misery of it!
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