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First, thanks for your contributions. I've noticed that you've uploaded a lot of screencaps that you have had some problems identifying the guns. If you have a question regarding the identification of a gun in a picture, it might be better to upload the pic into the discussion page and ask there before putting the pic into the main movie page. You may also want to do a search in the "gun" categories to compare the gun in your screencaps before posting it. A lot of guns seem to be easily identifiable. I hope this helps you out. --Ben41 04:44, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

  • You're welcome. And, okay, I do confess I felt a little odd posting screencaps of guns and basically going "I don't know what these are." I'll take your advice and aside from that only contribute to movies with already-identified guns but no screencaps. --Kooshmeister
No, being honest and saying that the weapon is an unknown weapon (at least to you) is the preferred action to take. To declare a gun something which it is obviously NOT looks much worse. Mis-identifying weapons, though it happens, is embarrassing for IMFDB since people come HERE to check what the gun is. To say that a gun is "TBD" aka to be determined, just implies that you were too busy to finish the page. Which is better than making a bold and WRONG statement. :) MoviePropMaster2008 07:50, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Page format

I appreciate the work you've contributed, but just an FYI: You've been using the wrong format on King Kong Lives and Abominable. Don't put the links to the gun pages in the heading; it shouldn't say, "Winchester Model 1300" and have a link in the heading, and then you say, "Used by (insert name)". It is best to a "A Winchester Model 1300 is used by (insert name)", and leaving the heading without a link. -MT2008 18:32, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Gotcha. - Kooshmeister
Awesome, thanks! -MT2008 19:19, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
There we go, both movies fixed. I'll check to see if I've made the mistake with others and fix them as I happen on them. - Kooshmeister

Making actor's pages

First, thanks for your contributions. Just one minor correction when making the actor pages, can you put the film title BEFORE the notes and dates? I'll change the Ronald Lacey page so you can see. --Ben41 03:02, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Creepshow 2

Winchester Model 12 is my best guess for the shotgun. When it comes to identifying revolvers, certain companies have a specific barrel profile. The most common you see in films are S&W, then Colt, then Taurus and Charter Arms. The one in Creepshow 2 has a Colt Detective Gen 1 barrel profile, Charter Arms also have a similar profile check them out too. --Predator20 14:20, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

note the barrel profile



The one on the far left I can't tell. Then it looks like an Ithaca 37, Winchester Model 12, and an other Ithaca 37.--Predator20 02:18, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Are you going to add those assault rifles that the soldiers used to the page? And I think I remember M16s in the movie, too. -MT2008 03:24, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
At some point, yes. - Kooshmeister

The Monster Squad

Thanks for doing that film. One of my favorites growing up. I can't tell from the caps, do the revolvers have an exposed ejector rod? If they do they're problably S&W Model 10s. If they're covered probably Model 19s my guess.--Predator20 23:03, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

  • It's a little difficult to tell. The second pic of the rookie cop looks like it has an exposed one but the first pic of him looks like it's covered. Possible a blooper resulted in both being used in different scenes? - Kooshmeister
Continuity errors is not uncommon. I haven't seen the film in years, so I can't give better identification. Go either way with it, probably be fine. --Predator20 00:50, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Blue Steel

Thanks for doing Blue Steel. Just one minor adjustment when making your movie pages: Please put "The following weapons were used in the film (Film Title):, instead of "Guns used in the film". This is to keep the page in line with the other movies. If they're other weapons such as grenades and the like, it's probably better to put "Weapons" instead of "guns". Thanks! --Ben41 19:10, 4 May 2010 (UTC)


Just a reminder. You seem to have a slight problem with spoilers. Please read the RULES and Standards section again regarding that :) No offense but remember to NOT reveal deaths of major characters or major plot turns on movie pages unless it is absolutely necessary to identifying a WEAPON, and even then, should be predicated by a SPOILER warning. THanks :) MoviePropMaster2008 04:54, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

I apologize. In most cases I guess I figured since they're older films, spoilers weren't as much of an issue as with more recent films. I'll be more mindful in the future. - Kooshmeister

The Son of Kong

I hate to say this because you have been a good contributor, but you need to make a better effort in trying to identify weapons. It's not fair to make other users have to spend time to research and finish the pages that you've started. Some things to do before making pages:

1. Since the films you're interested in are older films, you may want to take a look at World War II films and other films from the 1960's to compare the weapons that are in the movie you are working on. You can "Cut and Paste" the weapons from the other pages' edit code and fill in the new information on your new page.

2. If you had planned to come back to this page and identify the weapons, you need to put a note at the top that you're going to do this. The "Incomplete" banner means that you want to someone else to finish this page and doesn't look good when none of the weapons have been identified. A {{workinprogress}} is a better banner to put at the top of the page if you're not finished it. This way, users will know that you're not just letting others finish it, but you're going to come back to try to complete it.

Thanks for the screencaps, but please remember this when making future pages. --Ben41 19:23, 23 October 2011 (CDT)

  • I've said time and time again that I'd rather let someone more knowledgeable about firearms than me identify the guns, instead of feeling like an imbecile for making a usually wrong guess, especially given what MoviePropMaster2008 said above about how that looks worse. It makes me feel pressured. All I've ever wanted to be on here is a screenshot contributor. However, you're correct that I do need to at least try and browse through the different pages to find a match so I will do so in the future. --Kooshmeister


Much better with this page. Thanks for ID'ing most of the weapons. --Ben41 01:46, 11 November 2011 (CST)

Your screenshots are squashed

It seems that your screenshots are set in the wrong aspect ratio. You need to make sure that your VLC player is set to 4:3 if the film is in the "Square" format. --Ben41 19:40, 18 April 2012 (CDT)

Street Trash

Sorry, but your page for the film Street Trash will probably need to be deleted because as you said, there only are firearms seen fleetingly and the firearm pictured on the gun is not a real firearm; it's a BB gun replica.

As it states in the Rules, Standards and Principles: "the single firearm rule only applies if the firearm is real. If it is an obvious toy or airsoft gun, then it does not qualify. Having a lone character wave around an 'orange plug' airsoft toy does not merit a page. If the film is filled with various replica or high quality airsoft weapons than can fool the casual viewer, then it qualifies, if only to shine light upon the fact that the guns are fakes." --Ben41 (talk) 02:33, 13 September 2012 (EDT)

In the future, if you want to do a particular film that only has one firearm and you're not sure that it's a real firearm, you may want to post a picture on the main page discussion and ask before making the page. --Ben41 (talk) 02:36, 13 September 2012 (EDT)

  • Well, at least let me see if I can get screenshots of the other guns first. I believe Jimmy's gun is seen clearly enough stuck in the waistband of his pants. If I honestly can't get any decent screenshots, then we can axe the page. I'm going to be working on capping the actors in the film for Aveleyman soon, so I'll make a try then. I only went for the hitman's gun because it was the most prominently seen. Kooshmeister (talk) 00:11, 20 September 2012 (EDT)
    • I see you didn't. Oh well. It was my own fault for procrastinating so darn much. I'll revisit Street Trash and its firearms at a later date. Kooshmeister (talk) 08:11, 30 January 2013 (EST)


Your screencaps for Proteus appear to be in the wrong aspect ratio. The proper aspect ratio appears to be 4:3. --Funkychinaman (talk) 03:17, 23 January 2013 (EST)

  • The screencaps come from a YouTube video, so I have no control over what the aspect ratio is, alas. I'll correct them based on the dimensions of the changed Deadly Encounter caps. Kooshmeister (talk) 03:31, 23 January 2013 (EST)
The cap I uploaded is the native aspect ratio. Just divide the length by 1.33 and you should get the maximum height. Therefore, to get the right aspect ratio, your caps should be 632x475. --Funkychinaman (talk) 03:49, 23 January 2013 (EST)
And it always helps to watch the entire film. You missed everything after the 50 minute mark. --Funkychinaman (talk) 16:16, 25 January 2013 (EST)
I did watch the entire movie. I'm a big fan of both it and the novel it's based on. The YouTube video however was so dark that although I was aware there were other firearms, particularly used by the guards Brinkstone brings with him, the video quality was so poor that a screenshot of anything not in a brightly-lit scene was essentially worthless. I figured I'd come back to the movie later after I'd found a better quality rip of it to cap. Kooshmeister (talk) 08:06, 30 January 2013 (EST)
Which is why you shouldn't use Youtube. There are lots of films out there that are in print that you could do. --Funkychinaman (talk) 11:38, 30 January 2013 (EST)
True, but I have some films I want to do, and I use what resources are available to me. Kooshmeister (talk) 07:24, 31 January 2013 (EST)

Youtube videos

You can save Youtube videos to your hard drive using savevid.com. If you save them as MP4 files, you can then use VLC player to capture screenshots. --Ben41 (talk) 18:28, 25 January 2013 (EST)

My VLC player is buggy. For some reason, every time I click the screenshot feature, it just freezes up. My SOP for taking screenshots of anything is to click print screen and then crop the desired image from the larger screenshot. Beside, as in the case of Proteus, I'm uncertain saving it to my hard drive would improve the rip's visual quality - it certainly didn't for Deadly Encounter, which remained both kind of cruddy-looking and the wrong aspect ratio. Kooshmeister (talk) 08:10, 30 January 2013 (EST)
Do you have plans to finish Deadly Encounter? --Funkychinaman (talk) 11:38, 30 January 2013 (EST)
When and if I can get around to it. I want to, but it's a question of finding the time. Sometimes I tend to build pages over time as opposed to doing them in one fell swoop. I don't lay any claim to Deadly Encounter, though; if you want to finish it and also get better screenshots of the existing guns listed there, be my guest. Kooshmeister (talk) 07:26, 31 January 2013 (EST)
That's just it, it's not available here. It looks like it's only been released on VHS. --Funkychinaman (talk) 08:37, 31 January 2013 (EST)

Actor pages

If an actor just guest-starred in the episode, then just put the year the episode aired. --Funkychinaman (talk) 13:33, 10 May 2013 (EDT)

If you're referring to Nicholas Courtney, he was a Doctor Who regular. Kooshmeister (talk) 13:35, 10 May 2013 (EDT)
But you're listing the individual episodes, so he only used those particular weapons in those episodes. I've already fixed it. --Funkychinaman (talk) 13:37, 10 May 2013 (EDT)
You are using an old template to make pages for actors. Please make sure that you put the weapon first before the name of the series. Please use the modified Tom Baker page as reference for future actor pages. --Ben41 (talk) 19:45, 10 May 2013 (EDT)
You were told about using the old template for actor pages. Please change any actor pages you have made for Doctor Who to reflect the weapon first, the character name second and then the title. If you do not change this, further action is a possibility. --Ben41 (talk) 21:10, 17 May 2013 (EDT)
There. If I missed anyone, let me know. Kooshmeister (talk) 22:14, 31 May 2013 (EDT)

Short Time

How come you haven't added any screenshots to Short Time? --Ben41 (talk) 19:36, 10 May 2013 (EDT)

I have it on VHS, but not DVD. Screenshots of the helicopter for the IMPDb were provided by a friend. I'll ask him if he can screencap the guns. Kooshmeister (talk) 16:56, 11 May 2013 (EDT)

Film Descriptions

When adding descriptions for films, please add the title at the front. Please check The Loch Ness Horror for future reference. --Ben41 (talk) 21:15, 29 December 2013 (EST)

Richie Rich

Are you going to actually do a page for Richie Rich? --Funkychinaman (talk) 16:29, 11 January 2014 (EST)

The issue with not having screenshots is that there's no way to verify if the ID is correct or not. Rather than having possibly incorrect information, it's better to not have it at all. So is "at some point" within a few weeks, a few months, a few years, etc? --Funkychinaman (talk) 16:36, 11 January 2014 (EST)
I have a screenshot of it which I'm going to add. And anyway if the ID is incorrect it's not like the information cannot be corrected. Kooshmeister (talk) 16:40, 11 January 2014 (EST)
There, it isn't the best screenshot in the world (taken from the Nostaligia Critic's review of the movie), but I think it'll do for now. If you feel otherwise feel free to do whatever you want, though. Kooshmeister (talk) 16:46, 11 January 2014 (EST)
In the future, please do not start a page if you don't actually have the film to screencap. Like FCM said, it's better to not have a page up rather than a very weak incomplete one (a random screengrab taken from another site is not acceptable). Also try to find higher resolution images for posters. --Ben41 (talk) 19:58, 13 January 2014 (EST)

Adding actor names

You recently added a few actor names to the Lethal Weapon page. Do you intend to make pages for them? If not, please don't add the [[]] around the names and expect other people to make them for you. --Ben41 (talk) 21:39, 7 May 2014 (EDT)

Escape from Sobibor‎

I see that you have changed several actors on screenshots in Escape from Sobibor‎. Are you sure that your changes in actor identifications are right? When I created the page I looked carefully on actors, and I hope that my identifications didn't contain errors. Greg-Z (talk) 13:30, 27 June 2014 (EDT)

I'm fairly certain, yes. I mostly only added actors and character names. The only error was mixing up Frenzel and Wagner in a couple of scenes. Kooshmeister (talk) 07:31, 29 June 2014 (EDT)
OK, let's keep your version. When I have some time, I'll try to look the movie again to be completly sure. Greg-Z (talk) 07:49, 29 June 2014 (EDT)
Okay. Just so you know the reason I'm fairly sure it's a different guy than Wagner is the lighter hair color. Also at the end, Wagner is said to be away with the commandant, so that can't be him with the MP40. Kooshmeister (talk) 11:14, 29 June 2014 (EDT)

Low quality screenshots from Sahara

Screenshots from Sahara that you have uploaded for actor pages are of inferior quality, especially the ones for Claus Dyson and David Slingsby where faces cannot be seen due to blur. Please don't use such low quality images. Greg-Z (talk) 14:34, 30 July 2014 (EDT)

I work with what is available to me. However, I promise no more pics unless they're from a DVD source. Kooshmeister (talk) 18:25, 30 July 2014 (EDT)
Originally I had a longer and slightly more snarky thing to say above, but regretted it, and furthermore realized you have a point about low quality screenshots, so I changed it in the interests of not being a douchebag. Kooshmeister (talk) 18:35, 30 July 2014 (EDT)
Not being a douchebag is good advice for most things in life. And the site generally favors quality over quantity. Thanks. --Funkychinaman (talk) 02:21, 31 July 2014 (EDT)


Your page for Counterpoint was deleted because you only uploaded a publicity still from the film to identify the weapons seen. You also did not place a "Work In Progress" banner at the top, making it appear that you were not going to do any more work on the page. Any future pages that are this incomplete or improperly formatted will be immediately deleted. --Ben41 (talk) 16:01, 2 February 2015 (EST)

Dr Who Inferno Tomcats

First, thanks for all your contributions to the Classic Dr Who page. I just started watching the classic series recently from the beginning so I'm only in season 2 at the moment. I see you are the one who identified Beretta Tomcats in the "Inferno" story, but "Inferno" was broadcast in 1970 and the Tomcats didn't start production until 1996. I'm guessing the weapons are actually Beretta Jetfires or some other small Beretta pistol. I was wondering if you knew if the gun Liz uses in Inferno had a tip-up barrel? If so then it's almost certainly a Jetfire. S3anyBoy (talk) 18:57, 19 February 2015 (EST)

Oops, my bad, hmm, then it probably is a Jetfire. Kooshmeister (talk) 09:19, 2 March 2015 (EST)

Identifying actors

Please don't put the "[[ ]]" around the actor's name if you are not going to make a page for them. --Ben41 (talk) 21:02, 4 July 2015 (EDT)

Bit of a weird question

This isn't the same Kooshmeister who does those SWAT Kat fan art on FurAffinity, is it?--SeanWolf (talk) 01:17, 8 March 2016 (EST)

It is. Kooshmeister (talk) 01:20, 8 March 2016 (EST)
Ah, I thought I recognize the name! It's cool seeing you on this site!--SeanWolf (talk) 17:36, 8 March 2016 (EST)
Ah, thank you! Heh, yes, I find guns to be very interesting, even if I know very little about them, as several frustrated people on here can attest! Kooshmeister (talk) 17:03, 21 March 2016 (EDT)


I see you've updated a lot of actor pages with information from Combat!, but do you have any screenshots? --Funkychinaman (talk) 15:37, 25 March 2016 (EDT)

Not offhand. I didn't think I needed any, since, for the most part, the guns they use are already listed on the main Combat! page. Unless you're suggesting I need proof these actors appeared in the show and used those firearms, which I guess I can see. Kooshmeister (talk) 15:38, 25 March 2016 (EDT)
I'm going to try to add more screenshots to the page in the future. :) Kooshmeister (talk) 15:50, 25 March 2016 (EDT)
Yes, more actor shots. Thanks. --Funkychinaman (talk) 16:00, 25 March 2016 (EDT)
Gotcha. I'll see what I can do going forward. I acceded Ricardo Montalban and John van Dreelen screenshots to the page. I just capped Telly Savalas. Kooshmeister (talk) 16:02, 25 March 2016 (EDT)

Garrison's Gorillas

Do you intend to finish the page you created for Garrison's Gorillas? As far as I know, the series was never released on DVD, or even VHS. --Funkychinaman (talk) 15:51, 28 March 2016 (EDT)

  • I do, with what I have at my disposal, which so far amounts to episodes posted on YouTube. Give me time, heh. Kooshmeister (talk) 18:36, 28 March 2016 (EDT)

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