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Hawkeye Get Your Gun - S5-E10

Corrected entry: After Potter mocks Hawkeye for not hitting anything, Hawkeye replies "You fired as many shots as I did". In fact, Potter fired seven shots, Hawkeye only five. On a side note, this also suggests that Hawkeye probably was supposed to fire seven times, but his weapon jammed after the fifth shot.

00:22:00

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Correction: Hawkeye has almost no knowledge of guns and an extreme distaste for them. This is besides the fact that both he and Col. Potter were heavily drunk and they were under enemy fire at the time. Anyone could make an error in this case, it wouldn't be a real movie mistake.

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Hawkeye Get Your Gun - S5-E10

Corrected entry: Hawkeye is discharging his sidearm into the air. It seems to be a .45 cal. M1911A1, which was the most popular officer's sidearm during the Korean war, but he only shoots 5 times before announcing that that's all his bullets. The M1911A1 had a 7 shot magazine. (Potter seemingly did shoot 7 times.) Even allowing for the fact that his gun might not be fully loaded, muzzle flash is visible only after the third shot. The first and last two have none.

00:21:35

Correction: The gun wasn't fully loaded, or jammed. And muzzle flash isn't always visible on film.

Jason Hoffman

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Hawkeye calls a number of people into the mess tent over the PA - the ones he allegedly suspects of being behind the thefts he is suspected of himself. Interestingly enough, Ho Jon, later revealed to be the guilty party, is not on Hawkeye's list - yet he shows up uninvited, just to be ensnared by Hawk's clever ploy. Note also that he had no way of knowing what the purpose of the meeting was, so we cannot ascribe to him the motive of wanting to find out how much Hawkeye knew.

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Season 4. Episode 1 "Welcome To Korea". At the end of the episode the new commanding officer, Colonel Sherman Potter, played by Harry Morgan is introduced. In Season 3 Episode 1 "The General Flipped at Dawn", Harry Morgan played Major General Bartford Hamilton Steele.

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