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Talk:Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

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M16 isn't an MGC

In the last screencap, you can see a teardrop forward assist button rather than the allen nut connector that holds the receivers together.

Koji Shinjo holds his gun.

So this is either an M16A1 or (more likely, since I don't remember the rifle itself being fired) a civilian Sporter 1. Spartan198 (talk) 09:24, 13 May 2014 (EDT)

The MGC M16 that you usually see in movies (and which MPM photographed for IMFDB) was made from the 1960s to the 1980s. Hollywood bought so many of them that there are still lots around today. However, starting in the 1990s, Model Gun Corp.'s M16 replicas became a lot more realistic and details like the square-shaped forward assist/receiver half connector were abandoned. Take a look at some of the pics on this site, for example; the replicas pictured here show you what MGC M16s (including its M16A1) looked like starting in the 1990s. You can see that they're harder to visually distinguish from the real thing when compared to the old MGC replicas.
The weapon is definitely not a real M16A1, since those are off-limits in Japan, even to the movie industry. Japanese prop houses tend to stock mostly commercially available model guns and airsoft replicas, usually modified to eject shell casings and generate muzzle flashes. I've heard of Japanese productions which imported real weapons from foreign armorers (which is something that Hong Kong filmmakers used to have to do all the time) with special permission from authorities, but they're few and far in between. -MT2008 (talk) 22:27, 13 May 2014 (EDT)

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