Another favorite gun of mine from Terminator 2 is the SWAT team tear gas launcher that Arnold borrows and uses on all of LAPD to neutralize em
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator 2 stunt grenade launcher, original / screen-used
I had recently bought this from fleabay without any knowledge of it's history other than the previous owner worked for Tristar/Columbia in the 90s. It had some obvious differences like the missing "scope" but I had to have it. It's pretty rare as not much exists in way of photos or parts anywhere online or any of the gun shows.
So this morning I saw a high resolution photo (over at Terminator files) of the stunt tear gas launcher from T2 from a Profiles in History auction from 2007 I believe. As luck would have it the serials match on both guns!
I was starting to clean up the tear gas launcher and probably still will. There was excess rubber inside the rotating tubes area. The real life version is empty inside there. Also was thinking of reaming out the barrels.
"The Dogs of War" with Christopher Walken has lots of footage of the gun.
The Dogs Of War full movie | www.bluecrystals-inc.com - YouTube, skip forward to 1 hr 28 mins. The movie is otherwise pretty boring.
The "scope" on top is just a bar that supports the entire gun. Mostly when the barrel is swung out and being reloaded.
Here was Profiles description
"(Carolco, 1991) Black rubber weaponmodeled after an AWK Engineering 37mm tear gas launcher, carried by Schwarzenegger in the climatic scene where The Terminator breaks into the Skynet lab along with Sarah and John Connor. Having promised young John that he wouldn’t kill anyone, The Terminator uses a tear gas launcher to keep the police away. Mounted on a custom Lucite display stand along with an image of Arnold wielding the gun in the film. Measures 22 ˝ in. long. An impressive stunt weapon from a key scene in the film. Originally acquired from the Stembridge Armory Collection.
Estimate $4,000 – $6,000"
That would be Hawk Engineering MM1.
It sold for 7K at auction with the display.
Here is a firing version from Lucas Francis collection. I don't know if he still owns it. The handle is a single shot flare launcher glued to a mock up of the MM1.
Album 3 « Gallery 319 « Terminator | LucasFrancisStudio
I might try to make a wood/acrylic/metal replica eventually.
Thanks for looking!