Presenting Firearm Foley: Vintage Rifles HD Professional Sound Effects Collection. Polished, hardened steel and decades old wood stock give these rifles a distinct sound not heard with today’s rifles made of modern plastics and composite materials.
Recorded with a pair of Sennheiser microphones, one positioned to the side of the gun and the other at the front to a Sound Devices 702 recorder at 24 Bit / 96kHz. The extreme pitch ability of the MKH-8050 along with the classic “shotgun” sound of the MKH-416 give you a multitude of options when designing rifle handling sounds.
A wide range of actions were performed including bolt actions, magazines (empty and loaded), triggers, switches, levers, hand grabs along with various movements and shaking. The guns used to create this collection were in pristine “collector” condition. They were kept well oiled and clean. The sounds are bright, clean and solid without any rough edges.
1953 International Harvester M1 Garand .30-06 (7.62×63mm) • 1982 Springfield Armory M1 Garand .30-06 (7.62×63mm) • 1943 Underwood M1 .30 Carbine • 1990 Springfield M1A .308 (7.62x51mm) • 1943 Remington 03A3 .30-06 • 1956 Chinese SKS “Type 56” (7.62x39mm)
Bonus Rifle: 1982 Springfield Armory M1 Garand with and “en bloc” clip. This is an addition to the 1953 M1 Garand. When this rifle was recorded there was not a en bloc clip available. I recently got my hands on a pristine M1 Garand with the clip. The clip was recorded inside and outside being ejected from the gun and flipped in to the air with a metal contraption. While I had access to this well cared for rifle I recorded the rest of the mechanical sounds it makes. With a remarkably different sound and character than the 1953 M1 Garand, this 1982 Garand is a welcome addition to the library.
Sound Devices 702 – Sennheiser MKH-8050 – Sennheiser MKH-416
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