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GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
JUST KIDDIN'!!!

But here's the original that is currently listed on GB for a cool $5,000,000




And HERE is my copy!  I LOVE my C&R  <3


According to Serial numbers they were even born the same year!  Twins separated at birth.  The front sight is not the same but I think the original is just a modified Ruger Blackhawk sight which I can get from Brownells for under $20, in any case it's close enough for what I want.  Also mine had the back of the cylinder taken down so she will take .45acp in moon clips (better for my purposes and already ordered!!!) and the lanyard loop hole was welded up (I can fix that and lanyard loop was already ordered too).  Biggest difference between the two is that mine WILL go bang!!! 

Now JunkCollector understands my last email to him...  :D

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Since there's a whip in the picture, you likely have the period correct fedora as well?

    The real question is do you hate snakes?
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Since there's a whip in the picture, you likely have the period correct fedora as well?

    The real question is do you hate snakes?
    "Why did it have to be snakes?!?!?!" I just watched the movie again last night in anticipation...

    :D

    I do own the whip but I'm working on the Fedora.  It's tough to find just the right one...

  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,501 Senior Member
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    That’s the one.  That Fedora sold for a cool $ 1/2 Million.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    I just realized I lack the right holster too...
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    That’s the one.  That Fedora sold for a cool $ 1/2 Million.
    More for the gat than the hat???  I'm surprised.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    edited April 2020 #8
    Bigslug said:
    GunNut said:
    That’s the one.  That Fedora sold for a cool $ 1/2 Million.
    More for the gat than the hat???  I'm surprised.
    From the listing of the original.  Look at the bottom and you'll see a list of memorabilia that has sold and for how much.  It's pretty impressive.

    Key Features

    Screen Used: Primary revolver carried by Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark
    All shooting scenes: Used during all fight scenes in Raiders where Indy fires his revolver
    Cairo Swordsman: This is the gun used to shoot the infamous Cairo Swordsman which is known as the most memorable scene in the whole film
    Authentic: Ships with various documents guaranteeing its authenticity
    Indiana Jones 5: Disney to release Indiana Jones 5, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford, July 9th, 2021

    Product Description

    Known as The Bapty, this revolver was used by Indiana Jones throughout the production of the motion picture Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raiders of the Lost Ark is the first movie in the adventure film series made famous in the early 80?s by creator George Lucas, director Steven Spielberg, and actor Harrison Ford. Featuring serial number 37891, this revolver is a British contract Smith and Wesson Hand Ejector MKII revolver. Chambered in .455 Webley, the gun had been altered to fire blanks for safety on the movie set. This revolver was carefully selected and uniquely modified prior to the start of filming. The barrel was cut from six inches to four and a custom one of a kind Baughman-style steel front sight was installed. A patina was applied to the factory bluing to offer it the well worn look we would expect of the gun carried by the famous adventurer. It features Smith and Wesson factory diamond patterned walnut grips with gold medallion inlays. A standard lanyard ring sits underneath the frame.

    This is one of two revolvers used by Ford during the production of Raiders. The second revolver, known as The Stembridge, was briefly used during the scenes where filming took place in the United States. The majority of Raiders was filmed overseas where Indy carried The Bapty. It is accepted that The Bapty was used in all Raiders scenes where Indy fired his revolver, including the Ravenwood Bar shootout, the infamous shooting of the Cairo Swordsman, the gunfight in the streets of Tunisia, and the rescuing of Marion Ravenwood from the nazis.

    Bapty Limited was the armourer who supplied this revolver to the production crew. It sat safely in their vault from the time production wrapped in September of 1980 until it was sold at auction in 2006. Accompanying this revolver is a signed letter from Bapty Limited stating its authenticity.

    Before it was sold at auction, the revolver was sympathetically de-activated in accordance with UK law. The Bapty is now incapable of firing real bullets so it is not classified as a firearm in the United States and it requires no firearm certificate to possess in the United Kingdom. Although this gun has been safely de-activated, the hammer, cylinder, and action all function as a Smith and Wesson hand ejector MKII revolver should. A certificate of de-activation from the London Proof House will accompany this sale.

    Included is a signed letter describing this piece from Stephen Lane, the owner of the largest screen used movie memorabilia company in the world, Prop Store. The Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity is also provided with this sale which guarantees the description of this item is genuine. It is reinforced by a lifetime moneyback guarantee as outlined in Prop Store?s terms and conditions. The COA is transferable to each new owner of the piece throughout its lifetime, and each of those new owners will also enjoy the full security of its guarantee.

    Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark was nominated for nine academy awards and won five. The American Movie Awards crowned Raiders as Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Director (Steven Spielberg). The American Film Institute ranks Indiana Jones as the number two hero of all time on the top 100 heroes and villains list. Raiders is ranked number 10 on the AFI?s list of the 100 most thrilling american films of the last 100 years. Raiders of the Lost Ark remains in the top 25 of the highest grossing films of all time after adjusting for inflation. The movie has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry. Empire Magazine has ranked Raiders number two on the list of the 500 Greatest Movies of All Time.

    In 1989, the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular show opened in Disney World and still operates to this day. Creative stunts are carried out live throughout the 30 minute performance, including Indiana Jones firing multiple shots with his beloved Smith and Wesson HE2 revolver. Disney acquired the Indiana Jones franchise in 2012 when they bought Lucas Film for $4 billion dollars and Disney has confirmed that the fifth Indiana Jones movie will be released July 9th, 2021. Harrison Ford is signed on to play the famous adventurer one last time and will be 78 years old when the movie comes out.


    Previously sold Indiana Jones memorabiliaSold for
    Fedora hat worn in Raiders (sold 09/20/2018)$506,051
    Bullwhip used in Last Crusade (sold 09/26/2017)$101,087
    Motorcycle used in Last Crusade (sold 09/26/2019)$89,719
    Bullwhip used in Temple of Doom (sold 09/20/2018)$57,856
    Bullwhip used in Last Crusade (sold 10/9/2009)$57,050
    Grail Cup from Last Crusade (sold 9/26/2019)$38,400
    Grail Tablet from Last Crusade (sold 9/30/2019)$32,142
    Grail Cup from Last Crusade (sold 7/28/2012)$27,675
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    What happened to that amulet looking thing the weird zazi guy burned into his hand??? Someone would surely shell out for that.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    What happened to that amulet looking thing the weird zazi guy burned into his hand??? Someone would surely shell out for that.
    That would be cool to own!  But for now I’m happy to have scratched this itch.  I’ve been wanting this gun since he threw it into his suitcase in 1981 🤣
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Its a good one. If you set up your handload space, you could load all kinds of different bullets at a variety of speeds.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    If it was mine, I would not put the lanyard swivel back on it as long as it had a grip that filled my hand; just more to fuss with to keep rust and debris out of it.


    Granted my experience is with a .38 not a .45 acp; but, we never used a lanyard in peace time. Then in Vietnam that dinky part alu revolver they gave us did not have a swivel  even when it was tied into a survival vest the paraloft  people did it some other way----I forget.


    Anyway the only use  I had for the swivel was to hook my shooting hand little finger around the swivel because the wood grip was too small for me.

    ( repeated comment, I know, made for the new guys)
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,370 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    I just realized I lack the right holster too...
    The heck you say.....
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    edited April 2020 #14
    Its a good one. If you set up your handload space, you could load all kinds of different bullets at a variety of speeds.
    This just might be the gun that gets me back to hand loading.  I’d get a buttload of .45 Autorim brass and never look at a moon clip again.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    NN said:
    If it was mine, I would not put the lanyard swivel back on it as long as it had a grip that filled my hand; just more to fuss with to keep rust and debris out of it.


    Granted my experience is with a .38 not a .45 acp; but, we never used a lanyard in peace time. Then in Vietnam that dinky part alu revolver they gave us did not have a swivel  even when it was tied into a survival vest the paraloft  people did it some other way----I forget.


    Anyway the only use  I had for the swivel was to hook my shooting hand little finger around the swivel because the wood grip was too small for me.

    ( repeated comment, I know, made for the new guys)
    I kind’a have to do it if I want a close copy of the Indiana Jones gun.  There really is no other purpose for this but to be a big boy toy.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    GunNut said:
    I just realized I lack the right holster too...
    The heck you say.....
    To be correct to the movie I need a Webley holster.  Lots of decent enough repros on eBay for relatively cheap.  Again, just a toy 😁
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,370 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Its a good one. If you set up your handload space, you could load all kinds of different bullets at a variety of speeds.
    This just might be the gun that gets me back to hand loading.  I’d get a buttload of .45 Autorim brass and never look at a moon clip again.
    This is Is a rabbit hole! 🤣
    just get a Dillion.....
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,370 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Elk creek said:
    GunNut said:
    I just realized I lack the right holster too...
    The heck you say.....
    To be correct to the movie I need a Webley holster.  Lots of decent enough repros on eBay for relatively cheap.  Again, just a toy 😁
    The more roached the better! 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    What happened to that amulet looking thing the weird zazi guy burned into his hand??? Someone would surely shell out for that.
    I'd LOVE to have the Headpiece to the Staff of Ra!  I was ten when the movie came out, and the maproom scene has been burned into my brain ever since.  Ideally, you'd have it next to the printout of the intercepted Nazi telegram.

    Let us know when you get the lanyard ring sorted out.  This is a fun one! :)
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,970 Senior Member
    You suck big time. A repro Indiana Jones gun is very high on my list. 
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    What happened to that amulet looking thing the weird zazi guy burned into his hand??? Someone would surely shell out for that.
    I'd LOVE to have the Headpiece to the Staff of Ra!  I was ten when the movie came out, and the maproom scene has been burned into my brain ever since.  Ideally, you'd have it next to the printout of the intercepted Nazi telegram.

    Let us know when you get the lanyard ring sorted out.  This is a fun one! :)
    Should be here early next week about when the moon clips Are supposed to show up.  I’m pretty stoked about this one!
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    You suck big time. A repro Indiana Jones gun is very high on my list. 
    Yep mine too!  Thanks!
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,078 Senior Member
    Cool buddy now you definitely need a wondersight for the other.

    It calls for it.....
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Cool buddy now you definitely need a wondersight for the other.

    It calls for it.....
    We’ll see...  now you see why I’m on a trashed grips hunt 😁
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,078 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Cool buddy now you definitely need a wondersight for the other.

    It calls for it.....
    We’ll see...  now you see why I’m on a trashed grips hunt 😁
    I was looking on ebay for you this morning already. I have ideas.....yeah funny I know.
    There was a set of K''s with the deep dish gold medallions that may be worth harvesting.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    Now here's a trivia question for you:  What was the revolver that Indy handed over to Belloq in the South American jungle at the end of the failed golden idol quest?  He took off running for Jock's plane without it.

    ****!  Another movie to watch again while in lockdown. :D
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    Now here's a trivia question for you:  What was the revolver that Indy handed over to Belloq in the South American jungle at the end of the failed golden idol quest?  He took off running for Jock's plane without it.

    ****!  Another movie to watch again while in lockdown. :D
    Damn, now I have to watch the movie again! 😁
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,078 Senior Member
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Cool buddy now you definitely need a wondersight for the other.

    It calls for it.....
    We’ll see...  now you see why I’m on a trashed grips hunt 😁
    I was looking on ebay for you this morning already. I have ideas.....yeah funny I know.
    There was a set of K''s with the deep dish gold medallions that may be worth harvesting.
    So I just rewatched.  That revolver and the one he throws in his bag look to be the same and it was a rental from Stembridge.  It’s a 1917 with a cut down barrel and a round front sight mounted on a barrel ring.  It was never fired in any of the scenes but it was the revolver that started me on my quest.  



    The on the OP which is the one I was truly wanting to replicate is called The Bapty and it’s the one that is universally recognized for being in all the shooting scenes and the famous sword scene and when he shoots the driver of the truck.


  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 915 Senior Member
    Man, that's neat, I loved Indy as a kid. 
    I take my hat off to you, a functioning tribute is so much cooler then a neutered original.

    Now, what can you tell me about that sweet Barlow?  <3



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