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    Posted: Nov 04 2018 at 12:57pm
Some time ago, many of us saw a bolt-action carbine for sale on Gunpoker. It was pretty-much a standard issue GI carbine with a bolt handle welded onto the right bolt lug. I was watching an old movie today titled "Sniper". Not the recent one, but one made in 1952. Of all things, the sniper was using a modified bolt-action 30-cal. carbine with a take-down barrel. It was not just my poor eyesight and imagination. I saw him handle it at least twice and the cops had recovered a casing confirming he was using a 30-caliber carbine.

Just a curiosity on my part I suppose.
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It looks like an M1A1 without the hand guard and with 4X Weaver on a tall side mount. It looks similar to the mount that Universal came up with maybe ten years later, except much taller.

Here's a trailer from the film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79HdimrnCHc

Here's a couple of stills from the movie.





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Well Jack...now I know it was not my imagination.
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http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/File:M1c.jpg
 
Above is the Internet Movie Firearms Data Base site. It is advertisement intensive with sometimes ads that might not be family friendly......
 
But it has a pretty good list of all firearms and what movie it is in.
 
Was the bolt action observed with a curved handle? Pic above look to be regular slide
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Thanks for the heads-up on that site Dan. You know, he was on a roof top in the dark and maybe I assumed it was a bolt-gun. I mainly noticed it seemed he chambered a carbine round by hand. It promped me to look closer to notice the barrel-band. I don’t recall if he twisted the barrel or it snapped-in. I’m pretty sure he did not screw it in.
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He probably had to hand load those special, high powered, long range carbine sniper rounds.
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That was entertaining.  Thanks!
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Another photo from MASH

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That guy must be section 8. That scarf clashed with the ammo pouches.

In similar news, Malibu Creek State Park, where M*A*S*H* was filmed was badly damaged by the recent wildfires in California. 

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