Impressive collection of movie prop replicas.
January 11, 2002 4:53 PM   Subscribe

Impressive collection of movie prop replicas. Its mostly Star Wars stuff, but this replica of Deckard's gun from Bladerunner is very, very cool.
posted by skallas (11 comments total)
what's the extra trigger for?
posted by mcsweetie at 4:55 PM on January 11, 2002

I've been asking that too. In the book Deckard doesn't have a gun, he's got a 'laser tube.' In the movie it doesn't seem to do anything like launch a grenade. I'm sure its there just for the looks.
posted by skallas at 5:06 PM on January 11, 2002

The extra trigger clearly proves that Deckard is a replicant.
posted by Mid at 5:19 PM on January 11, 2002

maybe it releases shaving cream? or maybe seltzer water?
posted by mcsweetie at 5:27 PM on January 11, 2002

Let's say it's the.. uhh.. safety. You pull the trigger to activate the safety.. and then.. uhh.. when you want to deactivate it.. you..

Crap, I got nothin'.
posted by Hildago at 5:47 PM on January 11, 2002

wait, I've got it! maybe they take a giant graham cracker and...
posted by mcsweetie at 6:22 PM on January 11, 2002

Maybe one shoots hollowpoints and the other slugs.
posted by thirteen at 6:48 PM on January 11, 2002

Maybe one prop guy said to the other prop guy
"Hey man, in, like, twenty years this usenet thing is gonna balloon, and people from all over the world will get behind their computers to collect their resources and cure cancer and solve world hunger and stuff like that."
"Then, after they've accomplished all that, they'll unwind by parsing details from sci-fi movies. "
"What are you saying, Carl?"
"Well, Let's give this sum'bitch two triggers."
posted by dong_resin at 8:05 PM on January 11, 2002

OK, that stuff is all pretty cool, especially Deckard's gun and the Tusken Raider mask...

BUT, Qui-Gon Jinn's 'gear' thing on the left is so obviously a spray-painted Gilette Sensor Excel for Women.

Cool, anyway, though.
posted by redshifter at 8:28 PM on January 11, 2002

Lots of guns have two triggers. On this particular one, "The trigger mechanism was equipped with two triggers: the forward trigger gave full-auto fire and the rear was used for semi-automatic fire."
posted by jpoulos at 8:42 PM on January 11, 2002

Deckard's gun is a real bolt-action rifle cut down to pistol size. Apparently the two triggers are the result of a "target-match-style set trigger system."
More info here
posted by juv3nal at 6:10 AM on January 12, 2002

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