In the movie "Blue Ruin", what type of gun is used most by the protagonist? It looks like an AK47 or some type of assault rifle, but what exact type is it?

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    In the photos it looks like an AK-47, but in this shot here: cinapse.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/… it looks like a mini-14. But I'm no weapons expert. Apr 29, 2014 at 20:20
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    Had a look on the Internet Movie Firearms Database (www.imfdb.org), nothing there for that film.
    – Tom77
    Apr 29, 2014 at 20:52
  • Found another clip with some more views: vimeo.com/45131708 Apr 29, 2014 at 21:16
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    @Tom77 - That's a real thing? Wow! Apr 30, 2014 at 16:43
  • @SystemDown Yep. One of my favorite entries is for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I always thought that some of the "cannon" shown in the bridge scenes were made up, but they are real howitzers. Check out the sled-base caldron mortars. :)
    – CGCampbell
    Sep 22, 2014 at 16:00

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This appears to be an M14 used by the US Military 1959–1964 and is still in service by other countries:

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M14 from Google Images


It's specifically described in the movie by his friend as a Ruger Mini 14, not an M14. It also referenced the stainless Mini 14 from A-Team.
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The weapon used in the top picture above moving through the woods) is in fact an M1A which is the Springfield Armory civilian version of the military M14 (7.62 caliber). The M1A is semi-automatic. The M14 is capable of fully automatic firing, therefore it is considered a machine gun.

The rifle in the second picture is a Ruger Mini 14 (.223 caliber) semi-automatic rifle. One does not have to look very closely to see the dramatic different between the two rifles. When the protagonist is given the rifle by his high school friend, he is told that the magazine holds 20 rounds. This is not correct. The magazine pictured in the movie is a 30 round magazine.


The last gun Dwight is given by his friend Ben looks to be a Taurus/Rossi "Circuit Judge" revolving Carbine/Shotgun.

The carbine shoots both .45 cartridges and .410 shot-shells/slugs. Ben's Circuit Judge appears to be a slightly rarer combination of black-oxide steel and wood furniture.

[Dwight holding the Circuit Judge

Two Verions of Circuit Judge- One in black with Synthetic Thumbhole Stock and the other in Wood Furniture

Wikipedia page on both pistol & carbine models: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurus_Judge

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