THS214 wrote:Do you have a link? Model number of gun? Circumstances?GalaxyFlyer wrote:THS214 wrote:
Guns can and do go off without pulling the trigger for many reasons. There are one and two action revolvers. We should not think that it was a single action revolver. Lets keep our options open. Maybe this revolver was not authentic from the age. Maybe it was a gun that used the hammer by pulling the trigger. Maybe the hammer was put in the shoot position for authenticity. Or maybe something else. That gun fired so all other theories go out the window. Live ammo on the set is one question, but also why it fired, why the revolver was aimed at people etc.
What I don't understand is that those people hit were behind a monitor not behind the camera. If that was the preferred angle to aim the gun for picture, why wasn't the monitor on the other side of the camera. Oh well, we will get the answers later.
Can you cite some facts where properly functioning guns fire without the trigger releasing the firing pin? I’d like to hear one. Second, assuming the movie is trying to be period correct, a single-action revolver is about 95% the likely one in question.
I believe the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation and their gun laboratory. There was a murder case recently where the laboratory found out that a hand gun could shoot without pulling the trigger relatively easy. That gun otherwise worked normally. There are other cases but then there was more movement to the gun. Like a dog pushed over a hunting rifle that fired and killed a person. A famous case that happened in the Finnish military few years before I joined to my conscription a soldier had a light machine gun and he had it pointing to him in a truck. It had a blank and the shake of the truck made it to fire killing that man. I don't know if the trigger made the gun to shoot in this case but no-one pulled the trigger.
It really doesn't make a difference. You NEVER point a gun at another person unless you're defending yourself.