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Postby HUMVEE Driver » Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:08 pm



I remember a while back there was a guy who had the knowin' of guns and he said Humungus' handgun was the .44 caliber. I THINK the Mad Max 2 book said it was a .44 too, but I'm not sure of that. Do they still sell them new today? Anybody here ever fired one like that? Do they have the range, accuracy, and power we saw in the movie? If I were to own a handgun, I'd want a replica of Humungus'...


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Postby gunslinger2006 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:27 pm

Yep, Smith & Wesson still makes 'em, though only in stainless steel now. I've fired a couple over the years, accuracy, power and range shown in the movie is accurate so far as I can tell. As for the scope, I can't tell what kind it is but there are now many makers of scopes for pistols so getting one shouldn't be a problem. Here's the smith and wesson web page for the 629





http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=11101&storeId=10001&productId=14780&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=15706&isFirearm=Y
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Postby Redd4 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:09 am



OC, do you mean to say that "Hogan's Heroes" was not a historically accurate and authentic portrayal of World War II German POW camps? (No, really, OC, what was wrong with the uniforms?--I'm curious, as HH is a guilty pleasure of mine)


HUMVEE: I've fired a friend's S&W .44 magnum. He had the long barrel (8 inch?), so you were almost to the target just by pointing the gun. Hell of a kick and sounds impressive--expensive, though. I'll keep my .357, which can fire 38s, too...more difficult to trace...Image


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Postby HUMVEE Driver » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:49 pm



I don't want to highjack this tread, but what is the barrel length of Humungus' gun? Or in other words, if I went to a gun store and I wanted to buy a replica of the gun, what would I ask for? A Smith & Wesson 629 in .44 caliber with a ? inch barrel and a ? type scope? Now I really want to know about that scope...


Also, gunslinger, you mentioned they only make them in stainless steel now. Were you implying that Humungus' gun was made of something else?


Anybody have some good images of the gun?


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Postby Deaths Head » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:06 pm



That would be me Humvee ;)


Humungus' gun was a Smith and Wesson model 29 (.44Rem mag) with a 8 3/8" barrel


(aka the Dirty Harry gun)





BTW they do not make the model 29 anymore.... but the 629 wich is different would be seen as the replacement.... the old ones can still be found in used gun shops
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Postby gunslinger2006 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:40 pm

What Deaths Head said.Image The Model 29 is in carbon steel (blued finish) The best bet is to find one used in a gun store or maybe a pawn shop. As for the scope, I can't really tell much about it from the movie. Back when MM2 was shot mounting scopes on pistols was kinda' a new thing and the scopes of that era had a bad reputaion for breaking under the force of the recoil. Finding one identical to Humungous' will likely be difficult. Nowdays there are many companies that make scopes for pistols (Leopold, Burris, Nikon, and many others)and they seem to hold up to recoil very well now. Also, if you hunt around on the web you can find someone to make you a replica of the case as well. Good luck and have fun.
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Postby ydx7 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:04 am

Redd4, what brand and model is your .357/.38? Thanks.



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Postby OverheadCam » Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:43 am

Quote: Originally posted by Redd4 on 21 June 2006






OC, do you mean to say that "Hogan's Heroes" was not a historically accurate and authentic portrayal of World War II German POW camps? (No, really, OC, what was wrong with the uniforms?--I'm curious, as HH is a guilty pleasure of mine)


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Postby OverheadCam » Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:59 pm



For the gun nuts..here's acool screen saver cartoon of the inner workings of a 1911


click on this link to download..it's only around 960kbs! http://www.stiguns.com/docs/STI_TrojanScreensaverSetup.zip


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Postby Redd4 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:43 am



Actually, OC, there may have been more Jews on Hogan's Heroes than Germans. John Banner and Werner Klemperer were both Jewish, I believe. The producers really wanted Klemperer, and he made it a condition of taking the job that Klink always be made out the fool, that he never "win", or something like that.


No, I'm not really proud that I know this crap...


ydx7: I have a S&W 686, stainless, with the 4" barrel. Got it from the same friend who had the .44.





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