This is a Background
Gorilla rifle as seen in the second film, Beneath the Planet of
the Apes. This rifle is made of wood with a faux bolt action.
It is a background prop with no moving parts. This is one of two
types of background rifles. The second rifle or "stunt"
rifle (as I like to refer to it) is very similar in appearance
to this rifle. The major difference is that the second rifle is
a cast resin prop and the bolt action is molded into the prop.
These props were intended for use by the background apes when
Ursus' army invaded the Forbidden Zone. Like most of the background
props, this weapon was never really intended to be seen up close.
That was the job of the hero-rifle.
But like the background-gorilla
costume this prop saw a lot of screen time.
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sparked when I was a kid and still lives today!