Murder Theme

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BLACK MASK. July, 1944 thumbnail
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BLACK MASK. July, 1944

Notice how the gun is firing without moving its action at all.

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2 thoughts on “Murder Theme”

  1. About the gun action… Is it possible that slo-mo photos of guns firing were not widely available in those days? People could not paint horses in motion until the photographic era.
    The typewriter is very well done. And can you imagine how annoying it would be to type in handcuffs? I bet the guy was glad he was murdered.

  2. Actually, the painting is correct. In a semi-auto action, the bullet & gas will leave the muzzle before the the barrel unlocks and the slide moves to the rear. This ensures that chamber pressure has dropped to safe level before the case is extracted from the chamber.

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