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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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