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This page features Matchlock guns used in media other than Japanese Tanegashima Matchlock which is the most popular Matchlock gun seen on screen.

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Matchlock Musket

European Matchlock musket.
Ottoman Matchlock Musket, XVII Century
Chinese Matchlock Musket, XVIII Century

Specifications

  • In service: (1430–18??)
  • Weight: Various
  • Length: Various
  • Caliber: Various
  • Action: Muzzleloading black powder
  • Rate of fire: 1-2 shot/minute
  • Effective range: Various
  • Feed system: Single-shot

Note, that near all firing Matchlock Musket in the film or television are modern firing replicas due original Matchlock Musket are unsafe to shots and much more expensive.

Please check the talk page for additional variants not shown on the main page.

The Matchlock Musket and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Lorna Doone Jack McDonald 'Counsellor' Doone 1922
John Bowers John Ridd
Donald MacDonald Carver Doone
Doones, Yeomen peasants
Storm Over Asia Valéry Inkijinoff Bair 1928
Red partisans
Minin and Pozharsky Russian man, Polish soldier 1939
A Jester's Tale (Bláznova kronika) Petr Kostka Petr 1964
Miroslav Holub Matej
Zdenek Braunschläger Musketeer
Vítezslav Cerný Musketeer
Josef Haukvic Musketeer
Honor and Glory (Cest a sláva) Rudolf Hrusínský Václav Rynda 1968
Musketeer, Peasants, Fortress Guard
Colonel Wolodyjowski Robbers, Polish soldiers 1969
The Three Musketeers Michael York D'Artagnan 1973
The Four Musketeers Michael York D'Artagnan 1974
Frank Finlay Porthos
Richard Chamberlain Aramis
The Girl from the Legend (Devushka iz legendy) Khabib Narimanov Hassan Karamultuk 1980
Shoira Tursunbayeva Mayna
The Last One Goes to Hell (Poslední propadne peklu) Musketeers, Passau soldier 1982
The Dog's Skin (Psí kuze) Lukás Vaculík Vilkis 1983
Musketeers
Comedian (Komediant) Ladislav Krivácek Musketeer 1984
Musketeers
The Roads of Anne Vierling Armen Dzhigarkhanyan Cook 1985
Soldiers
Flesh+Blood Blanca Marsillach Clara nun 1985
Pirates Spanish Officer 1986
The Ashes and The Stars (Popel a hvezdy) conspirators 1990
The Black Fortuna (Cerná fortuna) Karel Barton Guardian commander 1991
Zdenek Dvorák Comedian
Fortress defenders, Swedish mercenaries, Jaegers
Gold Aleksandr Abdulov Andreas Berkenhofer 1992
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Walker's men 1993
The Man in the Iron Mask King Louis' guards 1998
Anna and the King soldiers 1999
With Fire and Sword (Ogniem i mieczem) Polish soldiers 1999
Ukrainian cossacks
The Lady Musketeer Freddie Sayers King Louis 2004
William Gaunt Trevoux
Musketeers
Van Helsing In the weapons room 2004
The King Maker Gary Stretch Fernando De Gamma 2005
Damian Mavis Portugese soldier
Portugese soldiers
Snapphanar André Sjöberg Nils Geting 2006
Jörgen Persson Räddstor
Swedish and Danish soldier
Hanged on the wall
Alatriste Viggo Mortensen Diego Alatriste 2006
Unax Ugalde Íñigo Balboa
Eduard Fernández Sebastián Copons
Spanish, Flandrian and French soldiers
The Legend of Naresuan: Declaration in Independence Nopachai Chaiyanam Rachamanu 2007
Soldiers
1612 Artur Smolyaninov Kostka 2007
Mercenaries
Bathory: Countess of Blood King Mathias II guards, soldiers 2008
Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba Polish soldiers 2009
Ukrainian cossacks
Death and Glory in Changde Mengwei Xie Er Hu 2010
The Three Musketeers French soldiers 2011
September Eleven 1683 Austrian and Holy Roman soldiers 2012
Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe Dzungar soldiers, slaver 2012
A Field in England Peter Ferdinando Jacob 2013
Forbidden Empire Aleksandr Karpov Panas 2014
Oleg Taktarov Gritsko
Valeriy Zolotukhin Yavtukh
hanged on the wall
The Witch Ralph Ineson William 2015
Harvey Scrimshaw Caleb
Paul Kenworthy Militia Man 1
Mark Millman Militia Man 2
Andy Volpe Militia Man 3

Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
The Adventures of Sir Michael (Przygody pana Michala) Polish soldiers 1969
The Christofel of Grimmelshausen Adventurous Simplizissimus (Des Christoffel von Grimmelshausen abenteuerlicher Simplizissimus) Matthias Habich Simplex Simplizissimus 1975
Christian Quadflieg Herzbruder Ulrich "Teil 2: Der Jäger von Soest"
Günter Strack Springinsfeld "Teil 3: Der Schatz"
Radovan Lukavský Knan "Teil 4: Adieu Welt"
Kurt Jaggberg Olivier
musketeers, soldiers, mercenaries and brigands
The Legend of Till Ullenspiegel Evgeni Leonov Lamme Goedzak "Long Live the Beggars. Part 2" (S1E4) 1976
Geuzen and spanish soldiers
Wallenstein Musketeers 1978
Christopher Columbus Spanish and Portuguese soldiers and sailors 1985
Mail Call R. Lee Ermey Gunny 2002-2009
Midsomer Murders Members of historical reenactment club "The Dark Rider" (S15E1) 2012
The Wall (Stena) Maksim Belborodov Friedrich 'Fritz' Mayer 2016
Nikolay Auzin Andrey Dedyushin (ep. 4)
Roman Ageev Gnosowski
Pavel Chinaryov Grigory Koldyrev
Russian soldiers, Polish mercenaries

Anime

Film Title Character Notation Date
New Dream Hunter Rem: Massacre in the Phantasmic Labyrinth is seen in the Geppetto base 1992

Matchlock Pistol

Matchlock Pistol is the first true handgun. While the matchlock muskets still were widely usable after appearing the wheellock and even flintlock long guns, matchlock pistols were very rare and short usable firearms, and were removed from any armaments shortly after appearing Wheellock Pistols.

Matchlock "handgonne" Pistol, XVII Century
Matchlock Pistol with a Crossbow-Style Trigger, XVIII Century
1540-99 European match lock pistol

Specifications

  • In service: (1430–18??)
  • Weight: Various
  • Length: Various
  • Caliber: Various
  • Action: Muzzleloading black powder
  • Rate of fire: 1-2 shot/minute
  • Effective range: Various
  • Feed system: Single-shot

Note, that near all firing Matchlock Pistol in the film or television are modern firing replicas due original Matchlock Pistol are unsafe to shots and much more expensive.

Please check the talk page for additional variants not shown on the main page.

The Matchlock Pistol and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Flesh+Blood Rutger Hauer Martin 1985
Jennifer Jason Leigh Agnes
Susan Tyrrell Celine
Snapphanar André Sjöberg Nils Geting 2006

Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Lock 'n Load With R. Lee Ermey Episode 4: Pistols 2009



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