Rifle from the Silver Screen plays same role in 1990s bio-pic

Action of an 1878 Beaumont rifle used in the Charlie Chaplin movie Shoulder Arms

Fairfax, Virginia - You can never trust what you see in the movies.

No matter what the flick, I'll bet you that the guy on the screen is taller, shorter, fatter, dumber or not even a guy in real life. Same thing can be said about the props. It's not the right car, the right lamp or, in our case the right gun.

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