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Khartoum is a 1966 movie by Basil Dearden starring Charlton Heston as General Charles Gordon and Laurence Olivier as the Mahdi (Muhammad Ahmed). The story is based on the siege of Khartoum during the Mahdist war in 1883-1885.
The following weapons were used in the film Khartoum:
Enfield Mk II Revolver
Enfield Mk II revolvers are used by British and Egyptian officers including General Gordon (Charlton Heston).
Enfield Mk II revolver - .476 Enfield
General Gordon holds his Enfield Mk II in front of his troops.
General Gordon with Enfield Mk II after the battle.
Egyptian officer with Enfield Mk II during the final battle.
Webley .455 Mk VI Revolver
The Webley .455 Mk VI holds a British officer in battle. This revolver is also used to ignite the fuse of the mine. It's completely anachronistic because Mk VI was adopted in 1915.
Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
The part of the revolver is seen outside the box.
Oriental flintlock pistol
A pair of Oriental flintlock pistols are seen in the collection of antique weapons in General Gordon's apartments.
Turkish Flintlock Pistol.
Muskets, flintlock pistols (top left), sabres and daggers.
Martini-Henry rifles are the main weapon of British and Egyptian soldiers and the Mahdists. It is hard to identify the model used but they are most likely the MkIII.
Martini-Henry Mk. III (1881-1888) .577-.450 caliber.
A Egyptian soldier holds a Martini-Henry rifle with sword bayonet.
Egyptian soldiers with Martini-Henry rifles.
Mahdists fired Martini-Henry rifles.
Mahdists with rifles on a boat.
Civilians evacuees from Khartoum fire Martini-Henrys at Mahdists from the river steamer.
A mortally wounded man with Martini-Henry on the steamer.
The firing squad of Egyptian soldiers with Martini-Henry rifles.
British soldiers with Martini-Henry rifles.
Remington Rolling Block Rifle
Some of the British soldiers are armed with Remington Rolling Block rifles.
Remington Rolling Block Militarized - .45 caliber.
A British soldier with Remington Rolling Block rifle.
A Egyptian soldier fires a Remington Rolling Block rifle.
In at least one scene British soldiers carry rifles that appear to be M1917 Enfield, visually modified by removing bolt handles and rear and front sights and adding fake rolling block breechblocks.
M1917 Enfield - .30-06 Springfield
The shape of stocks allows to identify M1917 Enfield rifles.
Jezail and Ottoman muskets are seen in the collection of Eastern weapons in General Gordon's apartments.
Muskets, pistols, sabres and daggers.
Two muskets, shield and spears.
A good view on the lock of the musket.
A different version of Jezail is seen on the wall. It if fitted with a percussion cap lock rather than a flintlock.
One of the weapons mounted on the river steamer which sailed from Khartoum is a Nordenfelt gun. It is supposedly 5-barrel rifle-calibre model. In the final scene Nordenfelt gun is used by Egyptian soldiers during the defence of the Khartoum palace.
Enfield No 26 Mark II Nordenfelt Gun - .45
Egyptian soldiers are firing Nordenfelt gun mounted on board of the river steamer.
The Nordenfelt gun is seen on the balcony.
Mahdists and Egyptian soldiers use home made fuse bombs, attached to spears or on cords.
British Armstrong Field guns
Numerous field guns are seen in the movie. All of them are breech-loading, but strangely enough, the shot is made by a burning torch.
The Egyptian artillery on the march.
The Egyptian cannons outside the walls of Khartoum.
Cannons aboard of the British steamer.
The former Egyptian gun is captured by the Mahdists ...
.... and in the battle of Khartoum.