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30th Dec '15 9:00:05 PM Berrenta
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* In ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', Roland carries a pair of revolvers from another universe which are implied to be the direct equivalent of a real firearm from our world, but the text avoids specifying which one. Based on the details given, the guns are a perfect match for the Colt New Service (double-action, swing-out cylinders, and chambered in .45 long colt) but they're just called the Sandalwood Guns because of their grips, which are [[CaptainObvious made of sandalwood]].
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* In ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', Roland carries a pair of revolvers from another universe which are implied to be the direct equivalent of a real firearm from our world, but the text avoids specifying which one. Based on the details given, the guns are a perfect match for the Colt New Service (double-action, swing-out cylinders, and chambered in .45 long colt) but they're just called the Sandalwood Guns because of their grips, which are [[CaptainObvious made of sandalwood]].sandalwood.
27th Dec '15 7:03:46 PM FF32
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* ''VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution'' uses this trope, the most notable example being when a late 1960's American army officer presents a taped-up M1 Garand rifle as the state-of-the-art "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beriev_A-40 Albatross A40 rifle]]".
24th Nov '15 5:33:30 AM jormis29
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** ''Conviction'' use real names for most guns, including the Five-seveN, but the F2000 is now called SC-3000; given that it is redesigned to load magazines based on those of the [[RareGuns never-produced MR-C]], it's very likely meant to be Third Echelon's custom model.
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** ''Conviction'' ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction Conviction]]'' use real names for most guns, including the Five-seveN, but the F2000 is now called SC-3000; given that it is redesigned to load magazines based on those of the [[RareGuns never-produced MR-C]], it's very likely meant to be Third Echelon's custom model.
21st Nov '15 7:23:06 AM YT45
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A subtrope of BlandNameProduct. Compare ImproperlyPlacedFirearms. Often avoided by setting games in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, since most trademarks associated with weapon names from that period have long since lapsed.
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A subtrope of BlandNameProduct. Compare ImproperlyPlacedFirearms. Often avoided by setting games in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, since most trademarks associated with weapon names from that period have long since lapsed. Can often overlap with MisidentifiedWeapons.
31st Oct '15 6:00:36 PM Kadorhal
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* In ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''... pretty much every gun. A specific example would be the Tommy Gun, renamed in it's "black market" as the Chicago Typewriter. A fair few go for extended or translated versions of their real names - the G3 is the "Gewehr 3", and the AUG is the "UAR"[[note]]Universal Army Rifle, translated from ''Armee Universal Gewehr''[[/note]].
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* In ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''... pretty much every gun. A specific example would be the Tommy Gun, renamed in it's "black market" as the Chicago Typewriter. A fair few go for extended or translated versions of their real names - the G3 is the "Gewehr 3", and the AUG is the "UAR"[[note]]Universal Army Rifle, translated from ''Armee Universal Gewehr''[[/note]].Gewehr''[[/note]], and the M249 is the "KSP"[[note]]''Kulspruta'', the Swedish military designation for machine guns like the M249 (the developers are Swedish)[[/note]].

* The Soviet Conscripts in ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Command & Conquer]]: Red Alert 3'' are armed with ADK-45 assault rifles, which look an awful lot like AK-47s. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense]], as this is an AlternateUniverse.
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* The Soviet Conscripts in ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Command & Conquer]]: Red Alert 3'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' are armed with ADK-45 assault rifles, which look an awful lot like AK-47s. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense]], as this is an AlternateUniverse.

* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout New Vegas}}'' give real-world and slightly-fictionalized guns generic names like "Assault Rifle" (H&K [=G3=]), "Assault Carbine" (Colt 733), "Battle Rifle" (M1 Garand), "Service Rifle" (AR-10), "Anti-Materiel Rifle" (PGM Hecate II) and many more. ** Only ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' and the BroadStrokes canon ''VideoGame/{{Fallout Tactics|BrotherhoodOfSteel}}'' avert this by specifically using the real names for modern-day guns, and even then, the AlternateHistory aspect of the series means that many have fictionalized background information, such as a different manufacturer or caliber of ammunition. For example, the P90c is called by its real name, but fires 10x25mm rounds rather than 5.7x28mm and is said to have been designed by H&K rather than FN.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout New Vegas}}'' ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' give real-world and slightly-fictionalized guns generic names like "Assault Rifle" (H&K [=G3=]), "Assault Carbine" (Colt 733), "Battle Rifle" (M1 Garand), "Service Rifle" (AR-10), "Anti-Materiel Rifle" (PGM Hecate II) and many more. ** Only ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' and the BroadStrokes canon ''VideoGame/{{Fallout Tactics|BrotherhoodOfSteel}}'' avert this by specifically using the real names for modern-day guns, and even then, the AlternateHistory aspect of the series means that many have fictionalized background information, such as a different manufacturer or caliber of ammunition. For example, the P90c P90 is called by its real name, name (with an added "c" at the end), but fires 10x25mm rounds rather than 5.7x28mm and is said to have been designed by H&K rather than FN.
27th Oct '15 7:55:11 AM Nohbody
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The trope is NOT "misidentified weapon".
[[folder: Real Life]] * Interestingly enough, the rifle so commonly known as the "AK-47" is a real-life example of this trope, as "AK-47" was never, ''ever'' official Soviet/Russian nomenclature for Mikhail Kalashnikov's automatic rifle. It was officially designated simply the AK for ''Avtomat Kalashnikova'', or "Kalashnikov's Automatic," with no model or year number attached. Contrary to popular belief, the original AK was actually expensive to produce and not as reliable as was hoped, so Kalashnikov came up with the improved and simplified AKM in the early 1950s. Original [=AKs=] are relatively rare, but [=AKMs=] are truly ubiquitous and are generally what people are talking about (whether they realize it or not) when they say "AK-47". No Kalashnikov rifle had any model number in its nomenclature until the AK-74 was adopted to replace the AKM as the standard-issue rifle of the Red Army. ** The mistake was understandable, since the Russians often used a model/year number as part of the official designations of their weapons (examples: Mosin-Nagant 1891/30 rifle, [=SVT-40=] rifle, [=PPSh-41=] and [=PPS-43=] [=SMGs=], DP-28 light machine gun, even the later AK-74). This practice was very inconsistent (such as the DP-28 being upgraded into the DPM rather than a DP-28M), and did not include the original AK. * A very common one is when people refer to any fully-automatic weapon as a machine gun. Machine guns are a specific type of weapon. Just because a gun can fire full auto does not make it a machine gun. Automatic/select-fire rifles, submachine guns (commonly called [=SMGs=]), and Squad Automatic Weapons are ''NOT'' machine guns. Note though that this is usually more out of simply not knowing better than to avoid trademarks; similar cases have any sort of launched explosives referred to as a "Bazooka", or any sort of SMG or machine pistol being [[BrandNameTakeover referred to as an "Uzi"]]. ** For the record, a machine gun is a crew-served support weapon designed to be emplaced (usually on a tripod) in a fighting position or mounted on a vehicle and suppress the enemy with sustained automatic fire (note: this means firing lots of controlled bursts, not holding the trigger until the barrel melts). As mentioned above, they are crew-served, with at least a gunner and assistant gunner (commonly called an "A-gunner") assigned to the weapon, possibly with one or more ammunition bearers (commonly known as "ammo bitches"). It is almost always belt-fed, the only exceptions being very old designs like the Gatling and Hotchkiss guns. It is usually man-portable, but is a pain in the ass to fire offhand, if it's even possible to do so. ** A Squad Automatic Weapon (also known as a Light Support Weapon) lies in between a rifle and a machine gun. It is crewed by a single man (if he's lucky, he might get an ammo bitch) and can be magazine- or belt-fed (the M249 can do both, though feeding it with STANAG mags makes it even ''more'' of a jam-o-matic). It can be fired (with some difficulty) offhand and will not be emplaced. Usually has a bipod for supported firing. ** An infantryman's general-issue weapon (like the M4/M16 and AK-74) are ''RIFLES''. Yes, they are capable of fully automatic fire. That makes them ''automatic'' rifles. '''THEY ARE NOT MACHINE GUNS'''. They can be called "select-fire" weapons because they have a selector switch that enables/disables full-auto operation. They are designed to be used to destroy the enemy with accurate fire. ** A submachine gun, or SMG, is an automatic (usually select-fire) weapon chambered in a pistol-caliber round such as 9mm or .45ACP. It is for that reason that they were originally (and generally inaccurately) called "machine pistols." They are usually, though not always, lighter and more compact than a rifle. They are designed to overwhelm the enemy at close range with controlled automatic fire. Examples of this type of weapon include the classic M1/M1928 Thompson, M3 Grease Gun, and MP40, as well as the modern MP-5, MP-7, and P90. '''THESE ARE NOT MACHINE GUNS'''. [[/folder]]
23rd Oct '15 9:52:49 PM Dirtyblue929
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Not An Example. AKA 47 is for when a real gun is deliberately given a fake name, not for people misidentifying (or in this case, just mispelling the name of) a gun
* Even [=IMFDB=], a comprehensive wiki of guns in films, anime and video games, get some of its gun names wrong. The Beretta [=ARX=] 160 and the Heckler & Koch [=PSG1=] (notice they have no hyphens in their names) are written as [=ARX-160=] and [=PSG-1=] for instance.
23rd Oct '15 9:44:22 PM Dirtyblue929
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout New Vegas}}'' give real-world and slightly-fictionalized guns generic names like "Assault Rifle" (H&K [=G3=]), "Chinese Assault Rifle" (a combination of several AK Variants), "Assault Carbine" (Colt 733), "9mm SMG" ([=M3A1=]), "Battle Rifle" (M1 Garand), "Service Rifle" (AR-10), "9mm Pistol" (Browning Hi-Power), "10mm SMG" (H&K SMG-2), ".45 Auto SMG" ([=M1A1=] Thompson), "Anti-Materiel Rifle" (PGM Hecate II) and many more. ** Only ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' and the BroadStrokes canon ''VideoGame/{{Fallout Tactics|BrotherhoodOfSteel}}'' avert this by specifically using the real names for modern-day guns, and even then, the AlternateHistory aspect of the series means that many have fictionalized background information, such as a different manufacturer or caliber of ammunition. ** The original ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}},'' however, strangely ''inverts'' this trope by not only containing entirely fictional weapons, but assigning them to real-life manufacturers, such as the Winchester Widowmaker Double-Barrel Shotgun, the Colt 6520 10mm Pistol, the Glock 86 Plasma Pistol, the Winchester P94 Plasma Rifle, and many more.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout New Vegas}}'' give real-world and slightly-fictionalized guns generic names like "Assault Rifle" (H&K [=G3=]), "Chinese Assault Rifle" (a combination of several AK Variants), "Assault Carbine" (Colt 733), "9mm SMG" ([=M3A1=]), "Battle Rifle" (M1 Garand), "Service Rifle" (AR-10), "9mm Pistol" (Browning Hi-Power), "10mm SMG" (H&K SMG-2), ".45 Auto SMG" ([=M1A1=] Thompson), "Anti-Materiel Rifle" (PGM Hecate II) and many more. ** Only ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' and the BroadStrokes canon ''VideoGame/{{Fallout Tactics|BrotherhoodOfSteel}}'' avert this by specifically using the real names for modern-day guns, and even then, the AlternateHistory aspect of the series means that many have fictionalized background information, such as a different manufacturer or caliber of ammunition. ammunition. For example, the P90c is called by its real name, but fires 10x25mm rounds rather than 5.7x28mm and is said to have been designed by H&K rather than FN. ** The original ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}},'' however, strangely ''inverts'' this trope by not trope. Not only containing entirely fictional weapons, are all but assigning them to one[[note]]the Desert Eagle[[/note]] of the game's firearms fictional, but they're described as products of real-life manufacturers, such as manufacturers. Examples include the Winchester Widowmaker Double-Barrel Shotgun, "Widowmaker" shotgun, the Colt 6520 10mm Pistol, pistol, the Glock 86 Plasma Pistol, plasma pistol, the Winchester P94 Plasma Rifle, plasma rifle, and many more.
26th Sep '15 7:34:57 PM apm483@gmail.com
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* Even [=IMFDB=], a comprehensive wiki of guns in films, anime and video games, get some of its gun names wrong. The Beretta [=ARX=] 160 and the Heckler & Koch [=PSG1=] (notice they have no hyphens in their names) are written as [=ARX-160=] and [=PSG-1=] for instance.
15th Sep '15 10:18:46 AM drbreakfast
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