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Posted: 3/5/2006 1:13:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 1:13:40 PM EDT by effinNewGuy]
When his son, Michael Jr. walks in on him (Michael Sullivan Sr. as played by Tom Hanks) as he was getting ready for work towards the beginning of the movie, you see him with his 1911 with a lowered and flared ejection port. The setting was the winter of 1931. Did the 1911's of that time already have that improvement?

Also, everytime he comes into a situation where his firearm is needed, Michael Sr. always had to cock the hammer back on his 1911. Just found it strange that an experienced killer like that wouldn't be ready to rock & roll.

Im just on a movie kick.... movies with 1911s in them.

Next in line, "Last Man Standing."
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 1:41:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By effinNewGuy:
When his son, Michael Jr. walks in on him (Michael Sullivan Sr. as played by Tom Hanks) as he was getting ready for work towards the beginning of the movie, you see him with his 1911 with a lowered and flared ejection port. The setting was the winter of 1931. Did the 1911's of that time already have that improvement?

Also, everytime he comes into a situation where his firearm is needed, Michael Sr. always had to cock the hammer back on his 1911. Just found it strange that an experienced killer like that wouldn't be ready to rock & roll.

Im just on a movie kick.... movies with 1911s in them.

Next in line, "Last Man Standing."



It wasn't made by a gun guy. And people who don't know guns love hearing the sound of a hammer being cocked...it signals "oooh, now he's serious about using the gun". That's why you hear the sound of a hammer being cocked when you watch movies where people use Glocks...because that's a cool sound.

No idea about the timeline on the ejection ports.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 3:16:24 PM EDT
Also notice the scene where Tom Hanks shoots the "new James Bond" in the bath tub. Tom Hanks 1911 hammer is not cocked.....yet the gun goes off.

Must have been a prop gun that did not use blanks or a gun rigged just make a flame ball.

Also I liked the scene where he is putting his Thompson together. But don't think Tommy's had quick release forward grips.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:34:58 AM EDT
If you get the DVD, watch the deleted scenes with the commentary on. Originally the boy was a total gun nut, loved guns.
but after watching all the death and his family and father die, he never picks on up again. (the last scene in the movie)
Honestly it makes a lot more sense with the scenes left in than with them pulled, but I'm not a movie director.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:37:58 AM EDT
My Uncle was an extra in this flick.

Really. When Hanks walks into a hotel into and elevator there's two girls talking to a guy, that's my Uncle.
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