BFAS

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  1. A Question?? What kind of BFA's are used in war films,Band of brothers etc,i haven't got a clue but it looks bloody realistic,thanks, :sleepy: :D
     
  2. Well some one must know?? 8O
     
  3. Well I'm no expert, but on the basis that I've never seen a BFA in a film it would suggest to me that they don't use BFA's in films.
     
  4. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    They don't. It would detract from the realism of what they would be intending to portray.
     
  5. They use real live rounds - shocking yes I agree! :wink:
     
  6. Whilst not being anything near an expert/spotter (honest!), I believe there is a device fitted within the barrel. You can sometimes see it if the muzzle is pointing towards the camera, looks like a small tube. However I have only seen this on assault rifles/MGs, pistols may be different.

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  7. Pretty much correct.

    The muzzle is threaded to take a screw in plug that has a small hole through it. This increases the back pressure sufficiently to operate the gas system while allowing some flash to come through and remaining unobtrusive. Film effects company sometimes use specially manufactured blank that generates more flash than normal just for effect.

    This system also works with blowback weapons.
     
  8. They use replica model blank firing weapons in films. you can purchase them from the internet. mostly made in Japan. full size full weight. Fully stripable. identical to the real thing. Fire 8 or 9 mm blank

    Check out www.modelguns-worldwide.com

    they have some vids too

    Prices are from £250
     
  9. he is right you know, ask brandon Lee, well maybe not.
     
  10. What are replicas for...................?
     
  11. Posing for photos like this...

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