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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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Ranolf Scott as a Marine Raider in the 1943 film Gung Ho.
What is interesting is that they procured an M1 carbine for the movie!
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Narcos: Mexico on Netflix features a number of shots with carbines.

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Just For Fun..... If you've got a little time to kill

Do TV shows count? When spotting M1 carbines ?
I just seen Bosley from the Charlie's Angels show get knocked over the head (knocked out) as he was leaving his state room with a M1 Carbine while on a Cruise ship after hearing a man over board alarm. It was just short of 1/2 way through the 1 hour show. You could see the Carbines' butt plate hit him on the head and see a sling swivel.
I didn't catch all of it...... but enough to see what I described.
Wonder if it was a Commercial Controls Corp. ??

I looked up the season and episode:
First aired: March 23.. 1977 on ABC. 
Titled: Angels at Sea
Season: 1
Episode: 21
Has the original Angels, main guest star Frank Gorshin aka the Bad guy who was a great impersonator and played The Riddler on the tv series Batman.

If someone can pull a still picture, you're a better man than I.
If you search out the online video be prepared for the Carbine when you hear the Man Over Board Alarm.... (To save time, jump ahead to 15-16 minutes in).

@ 17:13~ you'll see a Carbine ready to bump ole Bosleys head.....later you'll see they recovered it, were trying to pull finger prints and it has a scope on it.

I searched Charlies Angels at Sea. Some sites call it episode 21... others 22.
It came up on a site called dailymotion dot com called vidz

Video Link: Use the best that suits you.


What Carbine features could you make out ?

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After the dummy is dropped you'll see the rifle barrel pointing out that doesn't have GI frt sight.
The Angels run from the IIRC 3 sniper shots (@ the dummy) and take cover.
Afterward, after Farrah picked up the rifle you can see @18:51 there is No Bayo Band, but does have a GI Frt sight.

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Here's one that should be in the "Puzzler" category. Back in 1973 there was an episode of "Hawaii Five-O" called "Hookman". In that episode the bad guy, a double amputee played by J.J. Armes used a number of carbines as sniper rifles to assassinate police members that were responsible for his earlier capture during a robbery that led to the loss of his arms.

    



The actor, J.J.Armes was also a private detective in El Paso, Texas where I lived at the time. I had the opportunity to meet him in person when he visited the company where I worked. Check out this link:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_J._Armes


It just so happens that Richard Mills, one of the brothers mentioned in my Carbines of the Collectors post also knew J.J. Armes and actually worked with him during his early career in law enforcement. Both Richard and Armes are now in their 80's but still work in law enforcement, Richard working for our local PD and Armes operating his PI business in El Paso, "The Investigators".

    http://www.uscarbinecal30.com/forum/the-mills-brothers-rockola_topic3748.html

Here's a link to "The Investigators":

    http://www.jjarmes.com/academy.html

The "Puzzle" is...Who made the carbine used in the Hawaii Five-O episode?

Here's a link to the video of the "Hookman" episode:

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x59g6zu

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JP,
I only had time to watch his first 'Target'.
Fingerprints won't be a problem........
This should be interesting.
I believe fellow member Wayne (among others) will enjoy this.

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Originally posted by jackp1028 jackp1028 wrote:

The "Puzzle" is...Who made the carbine used in the Hawaii Five-O episode?


Looks like a Plainfield Paratrooper to me.

http://www.m1carbinesinc.com/carbine_Plainfield03.html
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Bingo, Wayne, good job naming the carbine!

By the way, there was a remake of this episode in the 2013 Hawaii Five-O reboot. Peter Weller (Robocop) plays the Hookman. Only the rifle wasn't an M1 Carbine. It was some kind of black rifle. Maybe someone can tell us what it was. Season 3, Episode 15 on Netflix.   
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