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    Journey's End (2017)

    A British battalion in placed intentionally in the path of the upcoming German attack known as a Spring Offensive in 1918 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3780500/. They have no rear support and are fully aware of their fate. All (almost all) try to hide their emotions. They spend their time socializing and trying not to talk about what awaits them. Very quiet movie except the end (and I mean the end).

    One of the British officers has a semi auto pistol in his hand about the size of American 1911. What is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sksvlad View Post
    One of the British officers has a semi auto pistol in his hand about the size of American 1911. What is it?
    A screen shot would be of great help. I saw the trailer but could only spot a Webley revolver at the end.
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    It is at 1:32:28 time frame of the movie. I'll post it when I figure out how to do a screen shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sksvlad View Post
    One of the British officers has a semi auto pistol in his hand about the size of American 1911. What is it?
    Shown is the Webley semi-auto pistol in calibre .455 Webley (with a semi-rimmed case). This was used by the Royal Navy in WW1. The Colt M1911 converted to fire the .455 ammo was also issued.

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    Here is the pic.
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    Well, it doesn't look like the Webley so I presume it was the .455 Colt (assuming it is at all accurate, and films tend to be these days - there are companies like Bapty who supply appropriate weapons for films, and they are experts on what was used where and when).

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    I know the Armourer, and as much as i would like to say it was a .455 Colt, it was a 1911 in .45 ACP... Still correct for the period though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hangarman View Post
    I know the Armourer, and as much as i would like to say it was a .455 Colt, it was a 1911 in .45 ACP... Still correct for the period though.
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    But less accurate in terms of who was using it?

    An acceptable substitute though, since AFAIK it's just about impossible to tell the difference between the .45 and .455 Colt unless you are close enough to read the stampings!

 

 

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