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There have been a boatload of laws passed during the past two decades that have made the availability of replicas of modern (post 1880's) firearms ever tighter. Half of the items shown below are simply no longer being imported - we can't get any more than what we have.
In addition, certain cities and states have restrictions on who can receive modern replicas, even non-firing ones. Most can only be shipped to established theatres or educational institutions.
Please don't get bogged down by brand names. Every gun company has always made a wide variety of firearms to try to please every customer. Search for the look you want, not the manufacturer.
If you need specific modern guns that we don't carry, follow this link for the phone numbers of some places that can help.
Are you making a film? Then save yourself some time and click that highlight before reading on.
[Prices are for the first 30 days and are subject to change. For more info see ... rental prices ]
("what kind ofblanks do I need?")
("what kind ofholsters do I need?")
F51 - the prop versions of the Peacemaker are mostly fused replicas with no moving parts. prop - [$ 14.00]
F56 - BLACKHAWK - we have taken the very reliable N.E.F. starter pistols and rebuilt the grip and barrel to give them a western profile, but firing inexpensive 22 caliber blackpowder blanks. Fires in both single and double action (squeeze the trigger - it goes bang). [The barrels are usually a bit loose - secure, but a slight wobble. Nothing we can do about it.] 22 cal blank-fire - [$ 55.75]
F53 - WELLS FARGO - Some agents in the US needed a large caliber revolver, but one that could be worn without drawing so much attention to itself. This "snub-nose" version of the Colt Peacemaker fit the bill. Grip and frame color may vary. 22 cal blank-fire - [$ 40.00]
F52 - The prop version of the Wells Fargo prop - [$ 14.00]
F85 - CUSTOM TARGET PISTOL - men of means (especially "Easterners") might indulge themselves in having a light gun frame fitted with a long barrel and shaped grip. Low caliber ammunition being generally cheaper than high caliber, a gentleman of leisure could spend a relaxing hour or two of target practice. He would never carry such a gun on his person, but he might keep it handy in his library. N.E.F. frame. 22 cal blank-fire - [$ 37.50]
G05 - BICYCLE IVER-JOHNSON - revolvers of the early part of the twentieth century look much the same as they do now, but directors don't believe me. At least this model has an "old" look. Grip and frame color may vary. N.E.F. frame. 22 cal blank-fire - [$ 41.88]
G06 - WEBLEY MkIV - a good blank-fire model with a European flair, these are based on the English military sidearm of WWI. N.E.F. frame. 22 cal blank-fire - [$ 45.50]
[FYI: There is a blank-fire version of this available, but we don't carry it anymore. The mechanism that automatically switches from one barrel to the next is not the most reliable, and sometimes both shots go off with one pull of the trigger. That breaks down the gun pretty quickly. We can tell you where to buy them, but just keep in mind that it won't last much longer than one production.]
G09 - BRITISH BULLDOG - [extremely limited availability] these are prop only [no moving parts] but still a lovely replica of the popular self-defense weapon of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. prop - [$ 19.00]
G08 - BRIT BULL - [limited availability] Since the demand is high for the above gun to have a blank-fire equivalent, we have done our best to try and comply. Grips and barrels will vary. N.E.F. frame. 22 cal blank-fire - [$ 49.50]
G21 - NEW ENGLAND STARTER PISTOL [N.E.F.] - exceptional reliability. Without exaggeration, the finest starter pistol ever made. If you need an off-stage noise maker, this is it. Squeeze the trigger, it goes bang. And, amazingly enough, we are the only place you can find them - no where else. Gray finish. 22 cal. - rent it for $ 26.00 [ ... or buy a brand new 22 cal NEF for $1,218. "What?!?" That's right.]
G22- DEFENDER - Trying to come up with a reasonable, firing, small frame modern revolver. This is what we have right now, built on the NEF starter pistol. Each grip and barrel is different. . 22 caliber 22 cal blank-fire - [$ 34.40]
G25 black finish - $ 8.00 G26 nickel finish - $ 13.00
G23 - DETECTIVE SNUB-NOSE - 9mm blank-fire . same gun in 9mm (.380 cal) blank-fire version -
G23 black finish - $ 17.00 G24 nickel finish - $ 17.00
G37 - S&W
CHIEF REVOLVER -
9mm blank-fire . Smith and Wesson tended to
make its revolvers with smaller than normal grips, which makes for easier
concealment. Please note again
that this is 9mm, not 22 caliber - [$ 55.00]
G35 - VIPER, WOOD GRIP - 22 cal blank-fire . Many of you have spoken, and we have listened. The problem was that the Viper (G36) works great but the grip is too modern. The Detective (G25) is perfect for period shows, but 9mm is too loud. So we have built some wooden grips to make a great little firing revolver that can cover the entire 20th century. - [$ 38.00]
G31 - prop, black - [$ 19.60]
G32 - prop nickel finish - [$ 28.00]
G38 - RUTSCHIG - 9mm blank-fire . Five shot chamber, nickel finish. Very similar to the Patrol revolver, but most of the external elements (front sight, ejection rod housing) have been smoothed out for a clean draw from the holster. - [$ 36.00]
True blank-firing semi-auto blank guns are fast becoming unavailable in the US, mainly because of legal restrictions in more and more states. We no longer provide the 8mm blank-firing versions of the pistol models below. Even the best semi-automatics replicas have proven to be unreliable and the sound of the blank deafening. On the other hand, our own 22 caliber blank-fire replicas, built around the superb NEF frame, are very reliable, but there is a compromise in the look.
G15 - "BROOM HANDLE" , blank fire - [very limited availability] This is our 22 caliber blank-fire version of the above G29. N.E.F. frame. 22 cal blank-fire - [$ 50.00]
G17 - LUGER P-08 - also called the Parabellum, very Nazi in look. No moving parts. This is the gun mentioned in Of Mice and Men and The Producers. (FYI: if you are working on the Producers, you should be aware that Lugers cannot "click - click - click". Call and I'll explain why.) prop - [$ 31.60]
G40 - US COMBAT COLT SEMI-AUTO 1911 - also misnamed an automatic, a 45 or a 9mm, this design goes back to 1911 and was the standard issue sidearm for most US armed forces from before WWI to beyond the Vietnam war. This replica features checkered dark wood grips and full working action and removable clip. work/prop - [$ 31.00]
The same gun in chrome (G42). prop - [$ 38.00]
G41 -GENERIC SEMI-AUTO - if you just need a waive around "look-at-me-I've-got-a-gun", and the audience isn't too close, these can save you a bit of scratch. Glued and bolted to hold together after decades of actor abuse, these may have plastic or wood grips and usually no moving parts. prop only - [$ 15.00]
G45 - M92 SEMI-AUTO - even the real ones are prone to jamming and misfiring, yet this thicker and heavier update to the above 1911 model remains popular among police departments and gangs because they can shoot more often before re-loading (although revolvers can actually shoot faster and more accurately). prop - [$ 29.00]
G46 - SMALL FRAME SEMI-AUTO - for that James Bond look. prop
- [$ 20.00] G47 - prop - chrome - [$ 20.00]
G49 - SPECIAL OPS PISTOL- Want something that won't jam, won't deafen the audience, and uses inexpensive .22 caliber blanks? Yes it compromises on looks, but squeeze the trigger it will go "bang", which is very comforting. N.E.F. frame. 22 cal blank-fire - [$ 54.38]