Rifle Hero Planet of the Apes Simian Arms Return to Hunter's Planet of the Apes Archive

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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