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What kind of rifle(s) was/were used in the famous scene from the movie, Stripes, in which a rag tag group of soldiers (led by Bill Murray) performs a precision drill they learned the night before, hoping to pass basic training without their sadistic drill instructor?

Could this be a trick question?
 

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Was that the M1?
 

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the link isn't good, i haven't seen the movie lately, but i'd guess m-14
 

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Hehehe!!!!

M1 sounds like a likely answer and maaaaaaaaaaaaay be considered correct, but the answer is not that simple.

This could be another trick question. Has anyone here been a member of a precision drill team?
 

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ooh, i know, the a3? or the enfield? no. the bm 59? probably not either. i give up :(
 

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Close .... guys!

Someone will come up with an answer. They call the drill performed in the famous basic scene a "monkey drill."

By the way, I don't think Americans would use Enfields in boot camp ... so an MI rifle is almost a correct answer. It is a correct answer, though not correct enough. Question: do precision drill teams use rifles?

Canadian drill teams use Enfield rifles, though ... sort of ... (hint)
 

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this is really bad as i can't watch the movie right now. my drill team used a3 modified not to fire, ever. so are we talking about rubber duckies here or what?:bangin:
 

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My best answer.

maxim.semyonov said:
this is really bad as i can't watch the movie right now. my drill team used a3 modified not to fire, ever. so are we talking about rubber duckies here or what?:bangin:
Very good, Maxim! The answer, according to my sources, was that Bill Murray used a wooden Garrand dummy, and the team used drill purpose rifles with bolt removed.

Has anyone a better answer? Maxim check out the movie and give us your call.

By the way, Stripes was originally written to be a Cheech and Chong movie.
 

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I watched the movie again last night. Actually, I fast-forwarded to the graduation scene, where the platoon does a drill. I looked at the rifles. They appeared to me to be M-1 Garrand dummies, or DRs (Drill Rifles) - not sure though.

The drill was not as good as I remembered. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't par with a precision drill team. It must have looked extra good, because of the build-up to that scene. "Son, where's your drill instructor?" "Blown up, sir!" Platoon - "Blown up sir."

Pretty funny - "That's a fact, Jack."
 
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