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Bride of Frankenstein Trapdoor Carbine

Posted by jeff anderson on Saturday, 29 October 2011, at 1:17 p.m.

I was watching that classic movie Bride of Frankenstein this morning, and noticed that in both scenes where German huntsmen are out in the woods, they are carrying trapdoor springfield carbines! One shoots the monster in an early scene, and later, at the blind hermit's cabin, two hunters struggle to open and shut the trapdoor on their carbine as the monster wrestles them out of the doorway! That's without mentioning that that jailer takes a couple shots at the monster through a window in the dungeon cell door with a double action revolver, something like a Colt Police Positive! There are certainly lots of out-of-time guns in the movies, but trapdoor springfields in the German countryside of two hundred years ago seems a bit much for a big budget movie, especially when the real hunters would have been carrying those distinctive Jaeger rifles! Jeff


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