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Game News piece on the revenant rifles.

Congrats to the PGC for the article about the PA made rifles for the movie.
Shame the picture from the movie shows the star holding a smooth bore trade gun and not the rifle.
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Re: Game News piece on the revenant rifles.

Also a nice article in the American Rifleman. Part I liked was they wanted Ron to cut some of the Barrel length off to match the History of the Gun used by Glass. This was after the Guns were completed. He told them that would be like cutting off one of His Children`s Arm, but when the Guns were bought and paid for they could do what they wanted with them.
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Re: Game News piece on the revenant rifles.

I think it was neat that I got to handle both rifles before they got sent off.....the finished one and the 2nd one in the white just before it was completed.
I sat in the packed theater with a sense of satisfaction that I know nobody else had. It was kind of fun!
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Re: Game News piece on the revenant rifles.

Wonder where they ended up ? I suppose setting in a Hollywood Storage Locker uncleaned and probably rusted beyond repair !!Guess you can tell the Grandkids that you once handled a piece of History.....
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Re: Game News piece on the revenant rifles.

Yeah Ive honestly wondered a few times where they are now and if they hacked both of them....
Maybe they will show up in some future movie in the background, maybe someone recognized the hunting potential....or like you said....rusting away in a prop closet.
We will most likely never know but you are right about having a pretty cool story to tell.
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Re: Game News piece on the revenant rifles.

A Hollywood studio intern ran them down to the Hollywood PD, and turned them in under the "Guns for Tacos" program. He got two $25 Taco Bell giftcards for them.

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Re: Game News piece on the revenant rifles.

Visited a movie set decades ago, when the tv movie, Young Washington was being filmed. The Men plain soldiers in formation were carrying repro Brown Bess muskets in the first row. The guys In the next ranks were carrying trapdoor Springfield altered to look like brown besses. All were kept very clean by the prop company.
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Maybe so,but I doubt they have a clue on how corrosive BP is.But they probably use some witches brew mixture just for effects that has no comparison to BP.
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Re: Game News piece on the revenant rifles.

Easy to say, but the prop wharehouses have been using those original trapdoors as movie props for muskets for almost 100 years. And the prop guys will absolutely not sell them I tried.
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