There is no shortage of guns in the world, but few have the ability to take out a Hollywood blockbuster in such a spectacular way.
But now, according to Hollywood historian Robert Ressler, there is one weapon that will forever be a part of movie history: The yellow bullet.
The story of the yellow bullet, as it is called, began in 1926, when the United States Postal Service began issuing letters containing instructions on how to shoot a bullet in the air with a small red button.
This device was designed to help people avoid having their bullets hit the windshield of a car or other object.
After a few decades, the yellow button became so popular that a movie called The Last Temptation of Christ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was filmed in the 1950s and 1960s using the device.
While the yellow arrow in the film is still the most commonly used gun in Hollywood today, Ressler believes that the gun was created more than a century ago.
In fact, Risser said the invention dates back to the 1860s, and was probably the inspiration for the gun used by the characters in the classic 1960s movie The Last Time They Met.
The yellow arrow was invented in a patent filed in 1865, but only one of the patents was issued, according the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
The inventor of the device was a local business man named Robert Resser, who lived in Louisville, Kentucky.
In 1867, Ressers patent was granted to a gun maker, John J. Browning.
The company would later become the Ressler company, which was based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Ressler said he found the invention in the archives of the Memphis Archives.
The patent was issued to Browning in 1890, and he continued using the gun for decades.
“It was a very common sight in movies and it was in all the books,” Ressler said.
“A lot of people are surprised to learn that it was actually invented in 1865.”
While the inventor of this device did not have the patent, Russer said he has evidence that Browning was using the yellow shot in the movie, including the fact that Brownings patent was not renewed until 1920.
Resser said that Browns yellow arrow gun is one of three that he believes were originally manufactured in Kentucky.
The other two are the Winchester Model 542 and the Smith & Wesson Model 744, both of which are believed to have been used by actors in the 1930s and 1940s.
The last gun Ressler saw in use before his invention was the Colt Model 22, which is still in use today.
Ressler noted that Colt was a private company in the late 1800s, when it was owned by General Motors, and that it’s likely that the company made the yellow arrows before the invention was made.
“I think it’s very likely that Colt had it,” Ressert said.
The Ressler yellow arrow device was originally made of zinc and copper, and it wasn’t until the mid-1930s that it began to become popular with Hollywood actors and film directors.
Rissers son, Christopher, said he was very impressed by the design, which he believes is an example of how a gun could be made with no additional equipment.
Risser noted that the invention of the gun also began in the 1870s, with the use of the same type of arrowheads used in the yellow letter patent.
The invention of this yellow arrow weapon is not unique, as other guns like the Colt revolver have been found in Hollywood.
In addition, Risseer said, many other guns have been invented, including a machine gun that uses a single arrowhead and an automatic rifle that uses three arrows.
“A lot more guns have come along, and we’re not even close to the number of weapons that have been made,” Rissert said, “but the number is probably a little bit lower than the yellow-arrow gun.”
Rissers research found that the earliest known gun to use a yellow arrow as a propellant was the British army’s M1917 revolver, which had a brass case and a brass trigger.
Risk of injury or deathWhile there is no evidence that the yellow bullets are a direct result of the invention, Rises claims that the arrowheads themselves are dangerous.
“The yellow bullets, when fired, are very powerful, and they can travel a considerable distance,” Rises said.
“There is some risk of injury, but not much.”
Risseers research also found that one of Ressler’s favorite movies was the classic 1970s western The Magnificent Seven, in which a character named Henry Hunt has to stop a group of desperadoes after they accidentally shoot a yellow bullet in a car.
“They were going through the desert at night, so the yellow was just the perfect target,” Risseers said.
Rissees research also uncovered a yellow letter that was found in the National Museum of American History