“True Lies” & “Desperado” Ruger P90 Prop Gun

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This is the next in a series of more comprehensive profiles of the original props, and the next piece to be showcased a hero Ruger P90 used in two films - by Arnold Schwarzenegger as Harry Tasker in True Lies (1994) as well as for publicity photography done with Antonio Banderas as El Mariachi in Desperado (1995). … [Read more...]

“Machine Gun News” Stembridge Gun Rentals Article – Circa 1996

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I was able to find another old article from a long out of print magazine with a nice feature on Stembridge Gun Rentals, Inc. - circa 1996. This was published in the July 1996 issue of "Machine Gun News", written by Dan Shea of Long Mountain Outfitters. … [Read more...]

Little John’s Auction Service “Extremely Important Collector’s Auction” January 22-23, 2008

In in quick review of the new catalog for the Little John's Auction Service January 22-23 event ("Extremely Important Collector's Auction") , there does not appear to be much of interest to movie and television original prop collectors specifically (though a few non-Stembridge pieces): … [Read more...]

Stembridge Auction Report, Part 12: Al Pacino Pistol from Heat

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As was the case with the Point of No Return pistols (see Auction Report, Part 7),when I was originally researching the Stembridge Collection catalog for Little John’s Stembridge Collection Auction, one of the few pieces on my “short list”, which I considered secondary to my two top wants (the T2 and True Lies pistols) was one of the pair of Heat sidearm pistols offered, which … [Read more...]