Need a hint? Check out the bolt handle on the rifle. The Russians never made a left handed Mosin, I don't care how damn good of a sniper you were. Obviously this was originally on the left side of the frame and they simply flipped the image to transpose it to the right side. Interesting if not a little funny thinking probably only a handful of people would notice that little detail. Oh well, I'm a gun nut I guess.
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
Monday, July 6, 2009
Ever wonder what gun you just saw in a movie?
I do all the time. Last night I saw a pretty good flick called "Defiance" about a group of Polish Jews that live in the forest as resistance fighters during WW II. The use of the Mosin-Nagant in the movie was accurate and very liberal. Some of the use of it was somewhat amusing. Along with the normal actor flinch when firing it, there were some other errors. In one scene new arrivals to the Jewish refugee camp are being processed in by the original founding members of the community. When the leader of the camp, played by Daniel "Bond, James Bond" Craig, learns an older man is a watchmaker by trade he asks if he can repair guns. He picks up a 91/30, removes the bolt and then shows the man that the trigger doesn't work. I wanted to shout at the TV "Hey! its a Mosin! just tear it down and fix the damn thingy!" While off camera the man somehow fixes the trigger without taking the barrel or trigger group apart and hands it back to him once back on camera. Man, that guy's good.
Polish Partisan checking out a Mosin-Nagant 91/30 in the movie "Defiance"
I decided to go try and find out some of the other weapons I had seen in the movie and found this sight, http://www.imfdb.org/. It has got a load of weapon info concerning movies that you may be interested in. Some other blogs and sights have also done this, but this site is in a wiki format and is searchable. Definitely worth a look if you feel so inclined. If nothing else its a good time waster.
While I'm still on the subject (well, kind of) of the Mosin, check out the poster art for another great flick with the Mosin "Enemy At The Gates". Notice anything a bit off?