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There is something spinning under the gun, it looks like it is in the table, when i saw that 2 mins ago (:D) i came here, at the scene where the camera was moving, they had edited that 'thing' out. But i knew it was for making the gun stop.
You're looking for what the industry calls "practical effects". Rather than using post-production techniques like CGI, the disguise is created on set and may be combined with digital effects because practical is almost always less expensive. There are several ways of doing this depending on how long it's necessary to show the cut off limb and where the ...
I believe they simply tied the 'lost' limb backwards¹, shot at the correct camera angle and spurted copious amounts of a blood-like substance from where the 'lost' limb was intended to originate from. Stolen shamelessly from here More on this 'special effect' here. ¹ Toward the end if this melee they may have simply buried ...
Before the greenscreen, there was bluescreening using film techniques instead of computer post-processing. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_key#Processing_a_blue_backdrop
One technique is to use a green screen (which have been around for quite a while) and simply have the actor wear a green sleeve.
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