Real and Prop Clint Eastwood Guns on Display

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On this edition of Curator's Corner, National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier joins John Popp in the Ruger Gallery to talk about several movie guns and their rubber "stunt doubles" that are featured in the Hollywood Guns Exhibit. The first firearm is the famous Dirty Harry (1971) Magnum that is at one point shown clattering across the ground. In this scene, a rubber model of the gun is actually used to protect the real firearm. Next, Schreier shows Popp the Colt Walker Revolvers that were also wielded by Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). In that film, rubber doubles were used so that Eastwood could perform the famous "road agent's flip" in the movie. The Hollywood Guns Exhibit has been extended to spring of 2012 at the National Firearms Museum. Originally aired 3/3/2011.

Season 11