Updated: March 27, 2005
PLANET OF THE APES ORIGINAL URSUS GUNBELT
General Ursus gunbelt from Beneath the Planet of the Apes.
(TCF, 1970) Constructed of dark brown leather with brown
fabric belt, this costume piece was used by James Gregory as
Gen. Ursus in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, and later used
by Mark Lenard as Gen. Urko throughout the entire POA
The leather holster is a replacement due to deterioration, and
the gun is a non-firing German-style Luger from Twentieth Century
-Fox - a "filler" for the holster. The original gun for the film
was a specially-designed wood carved effects pistol, and in the TV
series, a regular German Luger was used. This belt is one of only
two that were created.
(*) Photos & info courtsey of Profiles in History!
Value: $2,000 - $3,000