Original Rubber Film Prop M1 Garand Rifle As Used in HBO’s “The Pacific”
Original Item: Only One Available. The Pacific is a 2010 American war drama miniseries produced by HBO, Playtone, and DreamWorks that premiered in the United States on March 14, 2010.
The series is a companion piece to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers and focuses on the United States Marine Corps's actions in the Pacific Theater of Operations within the wider Pacific War. Whereas Band of Brothers followed the men of Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment through the European Theater, The Pacific centers on the experiences of three Marines (Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge, and John Basilone) who were in different regiments (1st, 5th, and 7th, respectively) of the 1st Marine Division.
The Pacific was spearheaded by Bruce C. McKenna (co-executive producer), one of the main writers on Band of Brothers. Hugh Ambrose, the son of Band of Brothers author Stephen Ambrose, served as a project consultant.
The Pacific miniseries features the 1st Marine Division's battles in the Pacific, such as Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, as well as Basilone's involvement in the Battle of Iwo Jima. It is based primarily on the memoirs of two US Marines: With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge and Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie. It also draws on Sledge's memoir China Marine and Red Blood, Black Sand, the memoir of Chuck Tatum, a Marine who fought alongside Basilone at Iwo Jima.
This is a full scale rubber replica non-firing prop gun as used in the 2010 miniseries “The Pacific”.
This would have been a "background" used prop gun and not a close up camera version. Dozens of background M1 Garand Rifle props were used in the making of the series and beyond this example appearing on a master list, we have no way to identify it being used in the series. Typically rubber guns are given to actors when they are on vehicles and in faster motion. The M1 Garand is the chief weapon of the 1st Squad and is the weapon most frequently seen used by American forces in the film. The condition is fair and reflects that of an item with extensive use. There is paint missing and small bits of foam missing as well. This could very well have been used in more than just one of these series and multiple movies. There would have been a complete bayonet attached, but the blade portion broke off long ago and is now missing.
Comes more than ready for display.
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