1864 is an eight-part Danish miniseries which deals with Denmark's defeat in the Second Schleswig War between the Kingdom of Denmark and the German Confederation (Prussia and Austria) in 1864.
The main story is about the two Danish brothers Laust and Peter Jensen who both fall in love with Inge Juhl and later fight in the Battle of Dybbøl on 18 April 1864.
1864 based on the books "Slagtebænk Dybbøl" and "Dommedag Als" by Tom Buk-Swienty and it's also the most expensive Danish TV production until now.
The following weapons can be seen in the miniseries 1864:
Danish 1849 percussion Pistol
In Episode 1 young Laust plays with a 1849 percussion Pistol and in Episode 8 the father of Didrich (Pilou Asbæk) commits suicide with this Pistol.
Danish and Prussian soldiers can be seen with Colt 1851 Navy's. Peter Jensen (Jens Sætter-Lassen) incorrectly fires without cocking the hammer. It's correct that the Prussians use Colt 1851 Navys because the German Confederation bought several Colts from the United States.
Colt Walker 1847
Prussian Death's Head Hussars use Colt Walker 1847's in Episode 5. The revolver is most likely representing a Colt Brevete, a copy of various Colt pistols made by different European countries during the 19th Century, as it is highly unlikely authentic Colt Walkers were used by Prussian troops as not many were made and none were sold outside the United States.
Swedish 1850 Cavalry Pistol
One hussar has a Swedish 1850 Cavalry Pistol in his left hand. The pistol stands for the Prussian 1850 Cavalry Pistol.
Springfield Model 1842
The Danish army and also some Prussian soldiers are armed with Springfield Model 1842 muskets with brass fittings. This American musket stands for the Danish Model 1848 and the Prussian Potsdam Model 1839/55.
Enfield Pattern 1853
An Enfield Pattern 1853 is briefly seen in the hands of a Danish soldier during the skirmish of Sankelmark.
Enfield Pattern 1861 Musketoon
Danish soldiers also use short muskets that look like Enfield Pattern 1861 Musketoons.
Lorenz 1854 Musket
A Danish soldier holds an Austrian Lorenz 1854 musket during an ambush.
Dreyse Infantry Rifle M1841
The primary weapon of the Prussian army are Dreyse Infantry Rifle M1841's. The Model of 1841 is the first breechloading bolt action rifle in history.
Dreyse Infantry Rifle M1862
The Dreyse Infantry Rifle M1862 is also used by Prussian forces. The Model 1862 is shorter than the Model 1841.
Danish Field Gun
Danish Heavy Cannon
"...12 and 24 pound corrugated box cannon with breech-loading. They have a range of 5 kilometers...." declared General Goeben.
A Prussian soldier fires a Flare Gun before the barrage in Episode 7.