Anybody want a "real" (fake) shotgun prop from MM2?

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Anybody want a "real" (fake) shotgun prop from MM2?

Postby MFP 2020 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:59 pm

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Re: Anybody want a "real" (fake) shotgun prop from MM2?

Postby the armourer » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:32 pm

I messaged the seller asking for provenance or at least a screen grab. Let's see if he responds.
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Re: Anybody want a "real" (fake) shotgun prop from MM2?

Postby Peter Barton » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:47 pm

the armourer wrote:I messaged the seller asking for provenance or at least a screen grab. Let's see if he responds.


There's a picture of the Mad Max 2 CD cover in his listing (Mel with shotgun) - his gun doesn't even vaguely look like the same handle! Not to mention the fact that the ebay gun isn't even sawed off...

The movie gun was a fully firing weapon (when the XA windscreen it shot out, that's real bullets, from the real gun), and likely supplied by / returned to a controlled armourer. I doubt a sawn off was ever otherwise legal in this country. It's not likely a prop that would have fallen into the hands of some random guy - I would expect it is either destroyed, or if it is still around, there would be a strong line of evidence / proof as to where it came from.
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Re: Anybody want a "real" (fake) shotgun prop from MM2?

Postby MWFV8 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:36 am

I really hope there's more to this, like maybe, just maybe, the seller is confused and this gun was somewhere in the background of one of the movies.

Max's Sawed Off has to be one of the most famous cult guns in the world, it would fetch a small fortune I expect.

Although you can buy the Japanese replicas now that fire and everything.
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Re: Anybody want a "real" (fake) shotgun prop from MM2?

Postby the armourer » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:29 am

I actually got a reply. He wrote, "I'll have to watch the movie again and look for it."

Draw your own conclusions.
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Re: Anybody want a "real" (fake) shotgun prop from MM2?

Postby jakejoke32 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:19 pm

wow, some one paid 200 bucks for it as well, which really puzzles me, we all know it was more than likely not from the movie, but what is even more amazing, is that it was probaly bought by someone who is not a die hard fan, and will probaly re-list it or re-sell it
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Re: Anybody want a "real" (fake) shotgun prop from MM2?

Postby MWFV8 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:21 am

One bidder? Looks like it was being shilled to me.
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Re: Anybody want a "real" (fake) shotgun prop from MM2?

Postby MFP 2020 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:34 pm

The seller has to be a scammer. He's selling all kinds of "props" and most of his listings start with "A good friend of mine who worked in the movie industry for over 30 years told me that he got this prop...."

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