Straight from the film "Raiders of the Lost Ark" comes an exacting replica of Indiana Jones' custom Smith and Wesson Jupiter Finish* revolver. Not only is it a replica, but it is a fully functional PFC gun.
What is "PFC"? Plug Fire Cap. This revolver's machined brass and aluminum .455 replica cartridges can be loaded with high-power caps and fired like a real revolver! It produces a loud bang along with sparks and smoke. Just the thing for the 4th of July, Halloween, New Years Eve, theatrical use, or just having fun!
We worked long and hard with Tanaka Works, one of Japan's premier replica gun manufacturers, to bring you this awesome quality replica of the actual revolver used in filming. The materials are top notch ABS and metal, with a substantial feel and smooth action. Tanaka offers several versions of their revolvers from bare plastic up to realistic metal plated finishes. These are their top-of-the-line "Jupiter" finish with extra thick metal plating that looks identical to polished, blued steel. They are also the heavy weight version. This model also has the correct grey case hardened finish on the trigger and hammer. It's so realistic, you could set this in the display case at your local gun store and no one would be the wiser. Sold exclusively in the USA by Todd's Costumes!
No other replica is as close to the real thing as this is. We studied detailed photos of the actual filming gun and a real HE2 Smith and Wesson to be sure all of the dimensions and details precisely reproduced the customized revolver used for filming. The only thing missing are the tiny British military proof marks!
UPDATE ON PREORDERS 10/01/2020: All of Tanaka's existing inventory is now sold out. We expect our shipment to arrive by the end of October, 2020. We will update you when we get the actual shipping date from Tanaka. Meanwhile, sign up for re-stock notifications to know when we have more.
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I looked at several resin replicas of the S&W M1917 before finding this gem. The realistic action is top notch. I own many firearms and this one looks pretty darn realistic. The plug fire caps are a bit hard to come by here in the states, but if you look hard enough you'll find some. Load those PFCs in and it's a total blast...literally! Made me feel like a kid running around shooting this thing. Worth every penny!
I had to upgrade my rating to 5 stars. This thing is amazing.
This is simply the coolest item I've added to my indy gear collection. I feel like a little kid again walking around my house with it. I shoot most everything in the way Todd demonstrated. Know if only I could shoot anyone involved in making Indiana Jones IV... I know its not technically legal but it would be great to know how to take the orange paint off the tip of the barrel. Other then that this gun toy is worth every penny.
I have been a dealer in military antiques for the last 48 years, so, My evaluation of this item should be all you need. If you want a real example of this pistol the price is $1250.00 and the odds are your never going to shoot it. This prop gun is really all you need. The quality is fine. You should not expect the weight of the real model. Certainly worth the $195. I'm quite happy with it. The only thing I think Todd should do is get a translation of the instructions from Japanese to English. Maybe it comes with this, but I didn't get it. I would highly recommend this item.
that was all it took for me to decide this was the Best part of my Indy collection. This gun is a true-to-life replica of a S&W M1917, functioning Exactly like the real handgun. True to life single and double action functionality, good weight (though lighter than the real thing) and at night, more than impressive muzzle flash. This is not your ordinary cap gun. They just go "pop". With this, you get a real bang. At close ranges, you can even feel that you have been shot. I have held sheets of paper in front of the barrel and shooting leaves burn marks on the paper. You cannot put live ammo in it, partly because it is plastic with a metal coating, and it has a piece of plastic running the length of the barrel inside that prevents you from firing a projectile. Mostly. I have wadded up a small ball of paper out of curiosity and put it in the very end of the barrel. The paper wad easily sailed across a 30 foot room,hitting high on the wall with a thump.this thing packs a wallup! I did take the grips off of mine and put several large fishing weights in the handle, but out of the way of the spring, to get just a touch more heft
Guns are not allowed in Denmark, but I wanted something more real and substantial than a resin cast. This does the job perfectly! Made from metal this looks exactly like the gun Indy carries in Raiders! It has a nice heavy heft to it and you can even swing out the barrel. It makes a loud 'Click' noise when you pull the trigger, it looks and feels real! Awesome deal! It will make you feel more like Indy than any other weapon he carries.
I was trying to decide between this and a resin gun when my friends finally convinced me I would never be happy with resin. I am so glad they did! This gun has an amazing feel to it. Todd's did an exceptional job of making it close to film accurate as possible for a manufactured product. I little weathering and you'll be good to go. Seriously, it's well worth the extra money to get this over a resin replica.