This is the hero-rifle
from the second film, Beneath the Planet of the Apes and was also
used in the Apes television series. No, hero doesn't mean it was
only used by the hero of the film. Hero means it was created with
more details than the background
rifles so it could be shown close-up on screen. This rifle
was an actual working weapon that could fire blanks. It was made
of a two-piece aluminum shell painted to resemble wood. Whereas
the hero rifle from the first film
was made of wood and painted to resemble metal.
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sparked when I was a kid and still lives today!