Back to 1942

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Back to 1942
Movie poster
Country CHN.jpg PR China
Directed by Xiaogang Feng
Release Date 2010
Language Mandarin
Studio Emperor Motion Pictures, Huayi Brothers
Main Cast
Character Actor
Theodore H. White Adrien Brody
Father Megan Tim Robbins
Master Fan Zhang Guoli
Master Fan's son Zhao Yi
Brother Sim Zhang Hanyu
Chiang Kai-shek Daoming Chen

The following weapons were used in the film Back to 1942:



Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

Chinese officers and policemen carry Mauser C96 pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Chinese officer threatens the train engineer with his C96.
A horse-riding Chinese officer holds a Mauser C96.

Nambu Type 14

A Japanese officer points a Nambu Type 14 at the priest.

Late Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
Note: The trigger guard of the Nambu Type 14 is larger.


Hanyang 88

The Hanyang 88, a Chinese copy of Gewehr 1888, is used by some Chinese soldiers and policemen. Master Fan's son also use one in the beginning of the movie.

Hanyang 88 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. This weapon saw service in the Sino-Japanese wars and the Chinese Civil War..
Master Fan's son (Zhao Yi) with his Hanyang 88.
Master Fan's son fires his rifle.

Type Zhongzheng Rifle (Mauser)

Chinese soldiers also carry Type Zhongzheng Rifle.

Type Zhongzheng rifle - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Chinese soldier threatens Master Fan with his Type Zhongzheng.
Chinese MPs armed with the Type Zhongzheng Rifle.

Springfield M1903 Mark I

Some Chinese soldiers are seen armed with M1903 Springfield rifle. It is identified as the Mark I variant by the presence of an ejection port for a Pedersen device.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
Chinese soldier holding M1903

Arisaka Type 38

Japanese soldiers carry Arisaka Type 38 throughout the film.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
The Arisaka Type 38 rifle is seen on a Japanese soldier.
Japanese soldier with Arisaka Type 38 rifle.

Machine guns


A Chinese Officer warning refugees with ZB-26

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm
A Chinese Officer warning refugees with ZB-26.

Type 24 Heavy Machine Gun (Maxim MG 08)

Type 24 machine guns, Chinese-built copies of the famous Maxim MG 08, are used by Chinese forces.

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Chinese soldier carries a Maxim MG08 (Circled in red).
A Maxim MG08 in Luoyang outpost.


The Japanese bomber plane has what appears to be a Browning M1919A4 (most likely standing in for the similar Ho-104 machine gun) as one of the planes armaments.

Browning M1919A4 - .30-06 Springfield
The machine gun is mounted on the Japanese bomber plane.


Unknown revolver

Theodore H. White (Adrien Brody) fire his revolver at incoming Japanese aircraft.
Another view.

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