At the turn of the 20th century, motion pictures were a novelty. In the sleepy town of Hollywood, California, film studios changed the world. In the very early years, a surplus of original Springfield Armory weapons became available. Hollywood propmasters used these Springfield Rifles in a wide variety of movie pictures – most often in ways more fictional than factual. As old Springfield Armory firearms, like the Model 1873 “Trapdoor” rifle, were adapted and altered to suit the needs of the film, other Springfield weapons appeared in more accurate and realistic war films, and also made appearances in science fiction, westerns, comedies, and other genres. This exhibit celebrates the movie industry’s spirit of invention and the direct impact of Springfield Armory’s firearms on classic films from the first century of motion picture.