This is a gorilla
rifle from the first film, Planet of the Apes. Unlike the Beneath
hero-rifle from the later films and the television series,
the rifles in the first film were were made of wood and painted
black to resemble a metal rifle. The design of the hero rifle
was later changed for the sequel because these rifles tended to
break when fired. After repeated use the throwback of the bolt
action would crack the area around the bolt and the rifle stock
would be thrown out.
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Fox and APJAC Productions. No rights are granted or implied. This website
is a fan site only. Not for profit, but because of a passion that
sparked when I was a kid and still lives today!