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Old 04-06-2021, 01:41 AM
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I know that some folks bag on IMFDB for making mistakes here and there but overall, I think their body of work is pretty impressive. But earlier I had looked up the 90ís action movie ďThe ProfessionalĒ with Jean Reno and I found that they made a 3rd Gen variant that never existed.

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They also say that a S&W 41 appears in the movie and I havenít seen the movie in ages but the pictures they use to detail this supposed 41 arenít enough to get me on board. They also show a magazine and say it is for the 41 and, well, it surely isnít.

Anyway, you guys want a S&W 3917?
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Old 04-06-2021, 02:55 PM
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Are you trying to tell us that the movie people make stuff up ? Next you're going to say we never went to the moon and that Elvis isn't living .
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Old 04-06-2021, 03:00 PM
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No, not what Iím saying.

The movie prop department makes up all kinds of stuff, thatís a given. But some contributor to IMFDB decided that instead of simply saying that the prop department mixed some parts to put together a handgun... heís saying that Smith & Wesson built a Model 3917.

I think itís pretty funny!
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I wouldn’t be surprised if smith built that. For my L.E dept. S&W built a scandium 4006 for us to test. I never passed as it fell apart
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Well I learned something. The actor who played Benny was a real life NYC firefighter who died on 9/11 in the collapse of the South Tower.

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Old 04-06-2021, 07:54 PM
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Is IMFDB like wikipedia in that it's publicly edited?

John?
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:06 PM
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I kinda think it is but I genuinely don’t know.

But I find it to be a useful reference even knowing fully that it isn’t perfect. It’s easier than trying to pause a movie or show and back it up and examine scenes. They tend to show decent still frames on the site.
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Then by all means, use your knowledge of the S&W numbering system to politely and respectfully correct the erroneous information, if for nothing else than the benefit to posterity.

John
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I kinda think it is but I genuinely donít know.

But I find it to be a useful reference even knowing fully that it isnít perfect. Itís easier than trying to pause a movie or show and back it up and examine scenes. They tend to show decent still frames on the site.
Yeah, I'll always use the site when I want to look up a gun.
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Old 04-10-2021, 01:16 AM
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So going by the numbering scheme what would a hypothetical '3917' be? Steel frame compact with a carbon steel slide?
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Old 04-10-2021, 02:08 AM
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I think that was the argument that the IMFDB editor made, but I’m not sure how he can look at a 90’s movie still frame and determine that is stainless and not alloy.
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