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zorbazorba Senior MemberPosts: 23,392 Senior Member
This is kinda a long shot (no pun):

I have a vague recollection of a movie I saw, probably in the 1970s. It was about a gun, an automatic pistol of some kind. I don't recall if the story followed this firearm from the factory or not, but it was used in some kind of crime (not fired). I remember that it was supposed to be destroyed - and was removed from a table or conveyor belt at the demolition facility by someone (a cop?) and taken home. At the end of the movie, a kid gets ahold of it and unknowingly kills himself - the first time the gun was fired its entire existence.

The pistol was named something snake related - "Cobra" or "Copperhead" or something else. Internet research shows that the movie gun has no apparent relationship with the "Cobra" or "Copperhead" of today. It was a pretty fancy pistol, copper in color as I remember. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a 1911, and it had a fairly long barrel. It very well may have been a fictitious model.

Does this ring any bells? Its been on my mind recently for some reason - probably because I remember the pistol being a pretty one.
-Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,634 Senior Member
    :uhm:
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,288 Senior Member
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  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    Do you remember who starred in the movie?
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,708 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    :uhm:

    Pretty much.
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,708 Senior Member
    Was it digitally remastered?
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    That's about all I remember about it. Saw it on TV in the 70s - it may have even been one of those "Made for TV" kind of things.

    It was probably pretty forgettable, but I figured if anyone would remember anything about it, it would be a bunch of gun guys.

    Haven't a clue who was in it - it probably wasn't Eastwood. (!)
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,708 Senior Member
    If this isn't a lack of pertinent information I don't know what is.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    Yea, like I said, it was a long shot.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    There were a few anti-guns/guns are evil TV and motion pictures put out in the 70s. And if not destroyed a gun will come back to haunt us like a bad character in a horror flick.

    Now that you mention it, I vaguely remember some show like that, but it's buried deep in the cobwebs of my noggin. Your description didn't 'Trigger' my memory....yet!
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  • dlddld Member Posts: 411 Member
    that sounds like a movie John Wayne was in as a cop and it was a ingram mac 10 in McQ, if that is the right movie if not I don't have any idea
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,708 Senior Member
    dld wrote: »
    that sounds like a movie John Wayne was in as a cop and it was a ingram mac 10 in McQ, if that is the right movie if not I don't have any idea

    There was a lot of shooting going on in that movie.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    There was a lot of shooting going on in that movie.

    And I give JW credit to stop and reload the magazines in that sub-gun. It held what 32 when they guy was explaining it to him didn't it?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    I tried all sorts of Google searches, no luck.

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    I tried all sorts of Google searches, no luck.

    Yea, I did too, with zero meaningful results. Thanx for trying though!
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,756 Senior Member
    I don't remember much from the 70's!!:head:
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,288 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    I don't remember much from the 70's!!:head:

    Me neither. I spent half of that decade 'haze gray and underway' visiting places where people hated us but loved our money. A love-hate relationship, as it were. :roll2:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    I don't remember much from the 70's!!:head:

    I remember less from the 60s, except the music was good............:tooth: :cool2::cool2::cool2:
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,048 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    I don't remember much from the 70's!!:head:

    Hell, I don't remember much from last week!.............Having just made it to my 60's, it doesn't bode well for the future when I hit my 70's.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,387 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    I remember less from the 60s, except the music was good............:tooth: :cool2::cool2::cool2:

    Aw man, I remember a lot of the 60s. I graduated High School in 67 and went to a Jr. College 67-69. Then worked overseas for the first time in late 69 in Monrovia Liberia. But as for the rest of the 60s I loved the music and the Bond Movies, and a few others, such as "Cool Hand Luke." But I don't remember this one you're talking about.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,634 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    I tried all sorts of Google searches, no luck.

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,756 Senior Member
    I know the movie you're talking about...It was made during the anti-gun Saturday Night Special craze in the 70's...it was a TV movie and if I recall correctly, it wasn't a semi-auto,,,it was a Colt Cobra...the movie tracked the gun from manufacture through a number of tragedies treating the gun as a sentient being...
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  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    Bunch of Goggle light-weights. The movie was "The Gun". A nondescript .38 revolver, looks like an older S&W, with custom grips.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071590/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_70

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    This may very well be "it" - although if it is, my memory is obviously faulty. I'll check into it further - and THANX!!

    $58.75?! You can barely buy a box of ammo for that today!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    Zorba...........form your description, it sounds like you are mixing up several guns, from different movies. Stallone's 9mm Gold Cup National Match, with the cobra head on it's ivory grips, Christopher Lee's mocked up custom golden gun, from "The Man With the Golden Gun",etc. But this was back in the 70's........and I'm sure a guy that wears skirts was never involved with any pharmaceuticals, at that time. :roll:



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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,392 Senior Member
    Yea, it was a long time ago - I would have been 13 when this movie was on TV.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
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