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Old 08-17-2009, 06:53 PM
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Default Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore)

The main character uses a revolver. I'm wondering what it is/

I'm also wondering why he Xs out the heads of his ammunition with a knife.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:05 PM
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Got a picture? Most of us have never seen this movie (at least, I haven't), so we need to see the gun in order to make an identification.

Carving Xs into bullets is a low-tech way to make hollow-point rounds.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:16 PM
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Another good example of the X-head round is seen in "The Bear", where they exaggerate how much the round destroys a tree.

I myself have never seen the movie, but if he can cut X's in the heads, I'm assuming he is using soft lead bullets, so is this a western?

You really need to post and image or something. Link even?
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:51 PM
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Got a picture? Most of us have never seen this movie (at least, I haven't), so we need to see the gun in order to make an identification.

Carving Xs into bullets is a low-tech way to make hollow-point rounds.
Well I tried to find pics, and most of what I find online is him boinking that really hot girl in the cemetary (NOT WORK SAFE). And if you DON'T have hollow points, carving X's isn't too bad. It's low tech, but doable.

But until I actually see the flick, it's hard to figure out what it is.







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Old 08-17-2009, 11:05 PM
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Those are .38 S&W cartridges, so it's probably a S&W British contract or Model 11.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:36 AM
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Well I tried to find pics, and most of what I find online is him boinking that really hot girl in the cemetary (NOT WORK SAFE). And if you DON'T have hollow points, carving X's isn't too bad. It's low tech, but doable.

But until I actually see the flick, it's hard to figure out what it is.







Looks like a S&W Model 19 to me, but I'm not 100% sure about that. I had no idea how practical it was to carve Xs into standard ball ammo to make hollowpoints. I've heard of it being done, but personally, if I were gonna do it, I'd rather use a vice and a hand drill. Or just go buy factory loads.

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Old 08-18-2009, 01:49 AM
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Looks like a S&W Model 19 to me, but I'm not 100% sure about that. I had no idea how practical it was to carve Xs into standard ball ammo to make hollowpoints. I've heard of it being done, but personally, if I were gonna do it, I'd rather use a vice and a hand drill. Or just go buy factory loads.
It's purely a last ditch effort. I certainly would do a much better job if I were doing it for fun, but I assume that a character would do a hack job, especially if their lives were in immediate danger, etc. etc.

I still think it's a larger handgun than a Model 19 and the dummy rounds aren't for the gun. Also they look more like .44 special, which 'may' load in a .44 magnum in a pinch, but not well.....
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:12 AM
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I doubt it's a 19, doesn't seem to have a ramped front sight.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:22 AM
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It's purely a last ditch effort. I certainly would do a much better job if I were doing it for fun, but I assume that a character would do a hack job, especially if their lives were in immediate danger, etc. etc.

I still think it's a larger handgun than a Model 19 and the dummy rounds aren't for the gun. Also they look more like .44 special, which 'may' load in a .44 magnum in a pinch, but not well.....
Yeah, it could be something bigger, but the bottom lug looks very S&W-ish to me, so I guess that's as good a place to start as any.

Also, dunno if looking at the shells is a good idea, unless we know that the character is seen loading the same rounds into his revolver. Remember the scene from "Die Hard" where Bruce Willis checks the load in his MP5, and when he looks at the last two rounds in the mag, they're both .38 Super?
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It looks like a nickel Model 29.
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