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Old 11-05-2013, 10:08 AM
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Default Rifle ID: The Hunter ( 2011 )

Hi, just watched The Hunter, an odd little film set in a very beautifully filmed Tasmania. Just wondered if someone could ID Willem Dafoe's rifle in the movie. As far as I know there is no IMFDB page for it yet. Dafoe and an accomplice/adversary are equipped with the same very modern looking rifle and Sam Neill brandishes another more traditional looking gun later in the film.

Shots from IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm39422991...ef_=tt_pv_md_1
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3348476160/tt1703148
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3959076352/tt1703148

Cheers. Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:00 PM
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THis actually has a page already here, and it is a Keppeler KS V Bullpup Sniper. You probably couldn't find it though as it appears that there is no disambiguation page, but will fix it now.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:26 PM
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Nice one! Thank you.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:46 PM
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I just looked at the page for The Hunter and Sam Neill's rifle can't be a Model 70. It's got a Mauser 98 style lever bolt release instead of the push button on a Winchester. It might be an old model Ruger 77 or generic Mauser sporter, but from the setting I'd guess a Parker-Hale from before they started using the Weatherby-style stock.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:08 PM
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I just looked at the page for The Hunter and Sam Neill's rifle can't be a Model 70. It's got a Mauser 98 style lever bolt release instead of the push button on a Winchester. It might be an old model Ruger 77 or generic Mauser sporter, but from the setting I'd guess a Parker-Hale from before they started using the Weatherby-style stock.
I was unsure, but two users IDed it as a Model 70. Oh well. Parker-Hale M85?
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:50 PM
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No, more like a 1200. The thought occurs it might also be a Browning High Power, there were alot more of those made with that style stock, and they both built on FN actions. Ultimately it's some sort of Mauser sporter and short of seeing the markings you'll never be 100% sure. I'm just assuming Parker-Hale because it's Australia.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:11 AM
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I'm going with the Parker-Hale 1200.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:44 AM
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Just out of curiosity, you do guys see alot of Parker-Hales in the US? They come into the store fairly often up here, although for some reason people seem to be under the impression that they're really high-end rifles. I mean, they're good, but they're no better built than a 1960s or 1970s Remington 700.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:59 AM
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I've only encountered one in person. It was in .243 Winchester. I don't know why they're so rare down here in the states. I have back-issues of Gun Digest from the sixties and seventies along with back-issues of "Guns & Ammo" and "American Rifleman" and there are several articles about the Parker-Hale rifles. Many advertisements as well. Maybe they just didn't import the rifles in large numbers. Maybe more of them went to Canada.

I think the reason why folks think it's such a high-end rifle is mostly due to the fact that it's British. Many believe that if it's a British made rifle or shotgun than it's basically a Holland & Holland or a Westley-Richards.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:54 AM
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Beautiful movie by the way, I highly recommend it. Not much of an action film but very atmospheric and well done.
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