Lone Survivor, Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) Screen-Matched Stunt Rubber M4A1 Carbine

original movie prop weapon

     Petty Officer Danny Dietz's (Emile Hirsch) Stunt Rubber M4A1 Carbine Rifle from Peter Berg's 2013 film "Lone Survivor."  Based on true events for which Dietz, a U.S. Navy SEAL, was awarded the Navy Cross for valorous actions in battle. This non-functioning prop rifle can be screen matched as the one used by Dietz due to sight specific paintwork in the camouflage pattern (see picture). Dietz is the only principal character who carries an M4A1 equipped with a forward grip beneath the barrel, and is seen carrying the M4A1 throughout the film.

     Made from foam rubber, this prop weapon has been painted in a desert camouflage color. Cast from an actual Colt M4A1 Carbine, this prop includes original factory markings embedded on the side. This item features numerous accessories built in, including a mock M203 grenade launcher, mock AN/PEQ-2 IR Designator and a mock Trijicon ACOG sight. Stunt weapons such as this piece are commonly used for distance shots when a hero piece is not needed; they are lighter and therefore easier for the actors to handle. They are also used for stunt sequences in which the actor could possibly fall on the prop and injure themselves if they were holding the hero version.

     Dietz's prop rifle features minor wear from production use, including some paint chipping, and shows adhesive applied to small breaks in the rubber, however it remains in overall very good condition. Acquired from The Prop Store of London and Los Angeles in June 2014, with accompanying certificate of authenticity.

     I have donated this item to the Navy Seal Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida.  Please look for it on display!

prop: collector:
category: original / screen-used
screen-matched
type: prop weapons
coa issued by: Propstore of London (1026)
original (1007)  |  replica (19)
celebrity: Emile Hirsch (23)
movie: Lone Survivor (2013)
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