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Help on Shotgun ID

About to wrap Season 8's page for The X-Files, but I need a bit of help IDing this particular pump shotgun. It smacks of something familiar but doesn't seem to match anything I've looked at. These are the two best shots I could get, so bear with me -


Again, looks familiar, but I can't put a definitive finger on it. Any thoughts? StanTheMan (talk) 18:57, 12 January 2015 (EST)

Not really much to go on, but my gut feeling would probably just be a Mossberg 500. To back that up, there was a similar looking wood furnitured Mossberg 500AT in Season 7. --commando552 (talk) 19:13, 12 January 2015 (EST)
That's what I had thought initially but something seemed/seems off, the pump grips especially seem rather short and/or the mag tubes and barrels seem a bit long. Slightly odd proportions to me - More like these are riot shotguns with extended mag tubes but with slightly longer barrels (ones that go past the mag tube extension - sorta like the 870 in Pulp Fiction). But then again these are shots done in movement and at not the best angles - Basically just aren't great pictures. Looking at the episode again, though, another Mossberg seems the most solid guess at this point though. Thanks much. StanTheMan (talk) 20:14, 12 January 2015 (EST)

Shotgun ID Redux

Got another one I'm a bit iffy about, this one from the ninth season -

"John Doe" (S9E07).

That's a J.C. Higgins Model 20 shotgun.... MoviePropMaster2008 (talk) 02:34, 4 August 2015 (EDT)

Ah! Very good. I believe that one has popped up in a few more things so that ID is a big help, MPM, thanks. Good to see ya pop back in, too. StanTheMan (talk) 13:14, 4 August 2015 (EDT)

Help on Pistol ID

Please help to identify this pistol:

Tikhaya zastava-Pistol-2.jpg
Tikhaya zastava-Pistol-4.jpg

It appears to be a stainless steel compact pistol that resembles Smith & Wesson models but doesn't exactly match any of them. As the pistol is seen in Russian 2011 movie, it can be some blank firing replica (like Umarex) rather than an original S&W pistol. Thanks in advance! Greg-Z (talk) 08:18, 8 February 2015 (EST)

Maybe a Smith & Wesson 3913 LS "Ladysmith"? Pyramid Silent (talk) 16:21, 8 February 2015 (EST)
It doesn't seem to have the 'LadySmith' markings, if so, not a 3913LS. It could be the 'Non-Logo' version, the 3913 NL, though. That's doubtful too, however - The forend and slide seem too short, the eject port doesn't seem to be low enough and while it's tough to tell, the slide serrations seem straight and not slanted like those on the S&W autos. The gun also doesn't appear to have the round 'plug' at the right rear of the slide (where the safety would be on a standard 3913). The grip doesn't seem to match up either. Strangely enough, it does seem to have the two-tone alloy frame and stainless slide like you would see on 3913s (and other Smith autos). I think Greg might have had it right initially - That this is not a genuine S&W auto but rather a replica of one. StanTheMan (talk) 17:06, 8 February 2015 (EST)
Zoraki 914? --Funkychinaman (talk) 17:30, 8 February 2015 (EST)
^ That I think is actually the best guess at this point. StanTheMan (talk) 18:15, 8 February 2015 (EST)
Or maybe an EKOL "Tuna"? --Funkychinaman (talk) 22:47, 8 February 2015 (EST)
I guess EKOL Tuna is a better guess as the screen pistol has a rounded trigger guard, like Tuna and unlike Zoraki. Many thanks for help! Greg-Z (talk) 02:21, 9 February 2015 (EST)

Vidgame DLCs

When a weapon is added to a videogame via a dlc release when listing those appearances on the weapon page, should the year be the original year the videogame was published, or the year the dlc was released? S3anyBoy (talk) 10:50, 13 March 2015 (EDT)

Year the DLC was released. Best would be to also note it's added in the (whatever) pack. Evil Tim (talk) 10:57, 13 March 2015 (EDT)
The link itself is to the page for the game. I would think whenever the game is released, with as you said, a notation for the DLC pack. --Funkychinaman (talk) 11:00, 13 March 2015 (EDT)

Alright thanks. Also, if anyone is interested I made an IMFDB steam group for users to arrange to play together, discuss games, etc. Feel free to join and I'll make any IMFDB admins officers or mods if they want. S3anyBoy (talk) 12:53, 13 March 2015 (EDT)

Need help

Need some help to check this weapon out. Ominae (talk) 00:35, 3 May 2015 (EDT)

Making temp page (a la sandbox)

Need to ask if I can do a sandbox-type page so that I can build it up slowly before I put it up as a page here on the site. Ominae (talk) 05:33, 28 May 2015 (EDT)

Of course you can. Just create a new page User:Ominae/Sandbox. Greg-Z (talk) 05:58, 28 May 2015 (EDT)
Thanks. Do I PM someone to have it deleted when it's done? Ominae (talk) 07:47, 28 May 2015 (EDT)
You can put the [[Nuke]] tag on the page, and it would be deleted. Or you can keep it empty, maybe one day you'll need it again. I keep my Sandbox page and use it from time to time. Greg-Z (talk) 07:53, 28 May 2015 (EDT)

Need help to examine this pistol

Need assistance to examine if this is a Smith & Wesson-type pistol on the box of an airgun as shown here. Thanks Ominae (talk) 10:36, 29 May 2015 (EDT)

Help on identifying a musket

Does anybody know what kind of rifle, or musket, is seen in the picture? --Warejaws (talk) 09:47, 15 June 2015 (EDT)

Maybe a Dreyse Needle Gun? Not sure. StanTheMan (talk) 13:39, 15 June 2015 (EDT)

Help on identifying a pistol in anime

Can somebody ID this pistol, please. Pyramid Silent (talk) 04:48, 19 June 2015 (EDT)

Lupin movie pistol 2 5.jpg
Lupin movie pistol 2 4.jpg
Roughly resembles an M1911A1 to me. Scope is reminiscent of the Laser Products scope on the AMT Hardballer Longslide in The Terminator. StanTheMan (talk) 13:49, 19 June 2015 (EDT)
It appears to be a hammerless pistol, so if the artist meant a 1911, he was terribly wrong. Greg-Z (talk) 13:58, 19 June 2015 (EDT)

Help on uploading/embedding screenshots to a page

I've already tried doing what the screencap guide said, but when I press Show Preview, the image won't show up. --Aidoru (talk) 03:07, 20 June 2015 (EDT)aidoru

Paste the screenshot markup you're trying to use here with no brackets. Evil Tim (talk) 03:20, 20 June 2015 (EDT)
Have you actually uploaded the image onto the database or are you just using the location on your computer or a different web host? To use an image you actually need to upload it to IMFDB using the Special:Upload page. --commando552 (talk) 07:33, 20 June 2015 (EDT)
Thanks for the help, I'll try that. --Aidoru (talk) 14:45, 20 June 2015 (EDT)aidoru

Help to ID the pistol

I'm sorry, may somebody ID this pistol:

Case Closed Crossroad 1.jpg
Case Closed Crossroad 2.jpg
Case Closed Crossroad 3.jpg

Looks like a glock? Pyramid Silent (talk) 17:09, 24 June 2015 (EDT)

From the lines of the frame to me it looks more like a Jericho 941, but hard to tell for sure. --commando552 (talk) 17:42, 24 June 2015 (EDT)
Really kinda generic looking but I too would lean to a Jericho given the frame and the trigger guard shape. StanTheMan (talk) 15:42, 25 June 2015 (EDT)

ID firearms in the anime

T'm sorry, I have some request: can someone ID unknown firearms in the anime Burn-Up Scramble is a Close Up and realistic, but I don't know this weapons. May it doesn't present at IMFDB, but realy exist? Pyramid Silent (talk) 15:05, 29 June 2015 (EDT)

Revolver ID

I encountered this revolver in the pilot of the 1988 Mission: Impossible series.

MI88 0101 revolver 01.jpg
MI88 0101 revolver 02.jpg

I believe this may be the same revolver from an episode of Sledge Hammer!, from around the same time.

SH unknown 01.jpg
SH unknown 02.jpg
SH unknown 03.jpg

It looks like a Rossi Model 851, but according to the gun page, they weren't in production until 1991, and these episodes were from the late eighties. --Funkychinaman (talk) 17:38, 14 July 2015 (EDT)

BTW, the 1988 series was shot in Australia, so it had to be something available there. And an apology on the quality of the images. I don't know how a series from 1966 looks so much better than a series from 1988. --Funkychinaman (talk) 17:42, 14 July 2015 (EDT)
Maybe a Rossi Model 951? Despite later number, it appeared earlier, about 1985. The only problem is that there isn't any image of Model 951 in stainless version. Looks like it was only blued, and in such case my guess is wrong. Greg-Z (talk) 03:38, 15 July 2015 (EDT)
I'm seeing some evidence that the Rossi 851 was around before 1991. A mention here on a Taurus board, another here. A user here says he bought his wife a 851 in 1985. That last one is supposedly a magazine article from 1985. Then again, this source here says 1991.

But this sort of clinches it, right? --Funkychinaman (talk) 20:06, 24 July 2015 (EDT)

Yep, that TOTALLY clinches it. Nice to know we got a good proof of that :) Cool! MoviePropMaster2008 (talk) 16:39, 1 September 2015 (EDT)


Can somebody help me to ID this SMG:

Lupin movie SMG 1.jpg
Lupin movie SMG 2.jpg

THanks! Pyramid Silent (talk) 06:05, 15 July 2015 (EDT)

It is an MTAR-21 Micro Tavor. Can't see the magazine to work out if it is chambered in 9x19mm actually making it an SMG, or whether it is in 5.56x45mm making it an assault rifle. --commando552 (talk) 06:46, 15 July 2015 (EDT)
Thank you very mach! Pyramid Silent (talk) 12:01, 18 July 2015 (EDT)

Rifle ID

Need some help with a rifle ID. Shot and set in Australia, late 80's. My guess is a Parker Hale M85, but it's just a guess. --Funkychinaman (talk) 18:38, 28 July 2015 (EDT)

MI88 0107 rifle 01.jpg
MI88 0107 rifle 02.jpg
This is probably the same rifle.


Saw this screencap when I was revamping the No Tears for the Dead article. I'm just wondering where it happened since I'm trying to find the scene via Blu-Ray. Thanks. Ominae (talk) 10:23, 29 July 2015 (EDT)

Image deletion

Have an old screencap from the X-Files pages I'm looking to have deleted - - Strangely I can't edit it otherwise I'd just put the nuke tag on it as would be usual, but anyway.. StanTheMan (talk) 21:29, 4 August 2015 (EDT)

Help to ID the firearms

Can somebody help me to ID the firearms in this movie. A few of it are close up, but may be not present at IMFDB. Thanks. Pyramid Silent (talk) 11:28, 12 August 2015 (EDT)

TMNT 2012 article no go?

Asking this 'cause I found a few stuff including a Thompson M1928 and a flashbang? If it's not okay, then I won't bother. Ominae (talk) 02:17, 19 August 2015 (EDT)

I suppose it depends. Can you post them here? --Funkychinaman (talk) 07:50, 19 August 2015 (EDT)
Sure. I can post the links to the images if that's fine. Ominae (talk) 07:58, 19 August 2015 (EDT)

Help on firearm IDs

See here. StanTheMan (talk) 21:38, 19 August 2015 (EDT)

Actor Tables

I don't know about adding the multiple table columns to actor pages (such as in Adrian Brody) because it makes it a little harder to read across when checking them out. It seems to also to be a little bit more work than just copying and pasting the code and changing the weapon name. What do you all think? --Ben41 (talk) 18:04, 21 August 2015 (EDT)

As for me, such kind of actor page looks awful. It may be good on weapon pages but not on actor pages. Greg-Z (talk) 16:00, 22 August 2015 (EDT)
I'm agree with Greg-Z, that's looks awful an agree with Ben41, that's be a much more work than just copying and pasting the code and changing the weapon name. Pyramid Silent (talk) 19:21, 22 August 2015 (EDT)
I'm generally indifferent either way, while I can perhaps see an argument of standardizing across the board like that I just don't see the need or import to it on actor pages, it really is a fair bit of extra work for at best infinitesimal practical gain - Weapon pages have/are more likely to have more sub-entries on one listing so grouping those sets together on a single continuous entry for one show/etc helps, but that mostly isn't the case for actor pages so there it just seems superfluous. StanTheMan (talk) 00:03, 23 August 2015 (EDT)
Tables are complicated enough for new users, no need to complicate it further with rowspans. --Funkychinaman (talk) 12:50, 25 August 2015 (EDT)

I need help to ID the pistol

I need help to ID the pistol in the anime Desert Punk. Pyramid Silent (talk) 18:56, 24 August 2015 (EDT)

Thank you very much! Pyramid Silent (talk) 16:22, 2 September 2015 (EDT)
Junko draws her pistol...
...and aims it.
The pistol is shot off from her hands.
Desert Punk pistol 4 4.jpg

I'm sorry, but FN 1900 not seems correct: a few more screenshoots. Pyramid Silent (talk) 11:31, 3 September 2015 (EDT)

Desert Punk pistol 4 5.jpg
Close Up.
Desert Punk pistol 4 7.jpg

Shotgun ID from an old game turning 20

This is in no particular page here, but I was wondering what this shotgun here might be? EVA Database aka C&C Wiki claims it is Benelli M3 Super 90, but I really have my doubts. I was thinking some Mossberg or Remington piece. --CnC Fin (talk) 02:21, 29 August 2015 (EDT)

Based on the magazine tube, pump, and trigger guard shape I would say that it is a custom Mossberg 500. I think the stock is a Choate of some sort. --commando552 (talk) 04:34, 29 August 2015 (EDT)
I agree with it being either a Mossberg 500 or possibly the economy Maverick 88. The stock appears identical to the one on the 500 shown in Jackie Brown. StanTheMan (talk) 13:35, 29 August 2015 (EDT)

Main Page Problems

Anyone else had problems of trying to get to the main page before logging in? I am using Chrome and when I type in "", all I get is a "cached" page warning. I have to access a different page in order to log in. --Ben41 (talk) 22:52, 31 August 2015 (EDT)

I'm experiencing the same problem as well, Ben. I'm not quite sure what's responsible for the "cached page" problem though, but it's affecting every browser I tried, even the ones on my phone. It must be some sort of website or server problem. I'll try again within a few hours or so and see if the same problem continues to persist. All other pages are presented normally, except the Main Page. - Kenny99 (talk) 00:31, 1 September 2015 (EDT)

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