Posted by Max Schulte from ascend76.extern.uni-essen.de on April 19, 1998 at 10:54:49:
In Reply to: Re: Webley, 1911, etc. posted by Cap'n Paul on April 19, 1998 at 10:27:29:
: : Anyway, I've got a question concerning the other guns in the movies.
: : What the name/calibre of the machine gun used during the boat chase
: : in Venice?
: : The German soldiers are mostly carrying K 98 rifles (.308) and the Mp40 machine gun (I dont remember the calibre: 7.62 ???). I also
: : recognized the P08 Luger and P38 (both 9mm) and the Mauser C96
: : (7.63 Mauser) during the bar fight. At the beginning of ToD Lao Che
: : definetly made use of a 'Tommy Gun' (.45 ACP).
: : Regards,
: : -Max
: Max, I think the machinegun used during the Venice boat chase sequence was a British Sten gun. But I also have a question for the gun experts in this string, what were the rifles used by Captain Blumbart's Sepoy troops in the bridge sequence of Temple of Doom? -CP
As far as I remember the troops used the Lee Enfield Rifle MKIII. It's
actually a bolt action rifle used for military purpose in the calibre
.303 British. They used the 10-round detachable magazine. The position
of the bolt and the ease and smoothness of the action made this rifle
famous for the speed with which it can be fired. I think it was used
by the British Army in WWI and WWII.
Btw, thanks for answering my question concerning the machine gun...
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