12 Years a Slave

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave is the 2013 feature film adaptation of the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup, a free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold as a slave and spent twelve years in captivity in the South. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup and the cast included Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Lupita Nyong'o. The film was directed by British director Steve McQueen and would subsequently be nominated for nine Academy Awards and would receive three, including the Awards for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Nyong'o.

The following weapons were used in the film 12 Years a Slave:


Hawken Rifle

William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch) appears to be carry a Hawken rifle as he confronts Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor).

Hawken Plains Rifle - .50 cal rifled
William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch) holds the Hawken rifle.

Flintlock Pistol

Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) is seen holding a Flintlock pistol on Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor).

Screen-used flintlock pistol, image contributed by User:MoviePropMaster2008
Edwin Epps pulls out the pistol.
Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) is seen holding a Flintlock pistol on Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor).

Colt Paterson 1836

A Colt Paterson 1836 revolver is seen being pulled out by Chapin (J.D. Evermore).

Colt Paterson 1836 - .36 Caliber.
Chapin (J.D. Evermore) aims the revolver.

Charleville Musket

A Charleville Musket is seen.

Charleville Musket Mle 1766 - .69 caliber
The man second from the right is carrying a Charleville.

Enfield Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine

An Enfield Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine is seen.

Enfield Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine - .577 caliber
The man on the left is carrying an Enfield P.1856 carbine based on the position of the barrel bands, the percussion lock and what appears to be a captive ramrod.

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