Mummy, The (1999)

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The Mummy
Mummy Poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Release Date 1999
Language English
Studio Universal Pictures
Alphaville Films
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Rick O'Connell Brendan Fraser
Evelyn / Nefertiri Rachel Weisz
Jonathan John Hannah
Imhotep Arnold Vosloo
Ardeth Bay Oded Fehr
Beni Gabor Kevin J. O'Connor
Mr. Daniels Corey Johnson
Dr. Allen Chamberlain Jonathan Hyde
Captain Winston Havlock Bernard Fox

The Mummy is the 1999 feature film adaptation of the Universal monster character that was directed by Stephen Sommers. Brendan Fraser stars in the film as Rick O'Connell, a former soldier who joins an expedition to investigate the possible existence of a supernatural Egyptian book, which may have the power to unleash a force that exists within the confines of a buried body. The film's cast includes Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Arnold Vosloo as the Mummy. The film spawn two sequels: 2001's The Mummy Returns and 2008's The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The character of the Mummy would subsequently be rebooted as part of a "Universal Monsters" film franchise with a 2017 feature film adaptation starring Tom Cruise.

The following weapons were used in the film The Mummy:



Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873

Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) uses a pair of Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873 revolvers throughout the film. During the fight in Hamunaptra, Jonathan (John Hannah) grabs them out of Rick's shoulder holsters and fires them at Imhotep's mummified priests.

Rick often dual-wields them and has an unique way of loading them by spinning the cylinders. Maybe if the ejector rod has been pulled back and the loading gate is open, all he has to do is to point the loading gate downwards,using the force of gravity and cylinder spinning to make sure all cartridges are ejected.

Chamelot-Delvigne Mle. 1873 (factory bare finish) - 11mm.
Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) preparing his Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873 revolvers.
Closeup of Rick's Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873 revolvers.

Colt M1917

Beni Gabor (Kevin J. O'Connor) uses a Colt New Service, while Mr. Daniels (Corey Johnson) carries and uses two of the revolvers. The Prison Warden (Omid Djalili) pulls out a Colt revolver during the brief standoff with the Americans in Hamunaptra.

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 ACP. The Army would adopt its own version of the New Service, called the Colt M1917, with plain wooden grips and a lanyard ring
Beni (Kevin J. O'Connor) with his Colt New Service.
Mr. Daniels (Corey Johnson) firing his Colt New Service revolvers.
On the far right, the Prison Warden (Omid Djalili) pulls out a Colt revolver during the brief standoff in Hamunaptra.

Colt M1911

In the beginning of the film, Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and Jonathan 'Jon' Carnahan (John Hannah), among other weapons, uses a Colt M1911 to battle the attacking Tuaregs. Rick also uses a M1911 later in the film, most notably preparing it on the boat to Hamunaptra. Also one of the American treasure hunters, Mr. Burns (Tuc Watkins), is seen using a Colt M1911. It should be noted that the screen gun used is a period authentic pre-1924 M1911, not an M1911A1 (noted by the lack of a curved mainspring housing and no relief cuts around the trigger guard on the frame. Also, the grip safety spur is shorter than on the A1 while the actual trigger itself is longer). This is a rare case of Hollywood getting something right.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Rick's Colt M1911 laying in the sand.
Rick (Brendan Fraser) with his Colt M1911.
Jonathan (John Hannah) holds a Colt M1911.
Jonathan fire his Colt M1911 pistol.
Mr. Burns (Tuc Watkins) is seen holding a Colt M1911.

Colt Single Action Army "Quick-Draw"

Mr. Henderson (Stephen Dunham) uses a pair of Colt Single Action Army "Quick-Draw" revolvers. Mr. Daniels is briefly seen with one when they enter the museum after Burns' death.

Colt Single Action Army with 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model - .45 Long Colt
Mr. Henderson (Stephen Dunham) dual-wields Colt SAA revolvers during the boat attack.
Mr. Henderson (Stephen Dunham) with his Colt SAA.

Mauser C96

Many of the Medjai who attack the boat to Hamunaptra are armed with dual Mauser C96s.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A Medjai is shot while firing his Mauser C96's

Remington Model 95 Double Derringer

Jonathan (John Hannah) uses a Remington 1866 Derringer.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber
On the near right, Jonathan (John Hannah) holds the Remington 1866 Derringer.
Jonathan with his pistol in the foreground.

Webley Mk.V

Burns (Tuc Watkins) uses a Webley Mk V revolver.

Webley Mk.V revolver - .455 British
On the near right, Burns (Tuc Watkins) reloads his revolver.


Lebel M1886

In the beginning of the film, Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser), Beni Gabor (Kevin J. O'Connor) and the other members of The French Foreign Legion use Lebel 1886 rifles. Normally these rifles hold eight rounds, but the ones used in the movie appear to be reloaded after every shot (Fraser does this several times during the course of the opening scene). It seems likely that, as the full loading process is so slow, it was simply faster and easier for the actors to fire one round at a time. This would also be appropriate given the frantic nature of the attack.

Another possible explanation is that it was not uncommon for rifles of the period to have a magazine cut-off. The Lebel is so equipped (as is the Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III, Springfield M1903, and Krag-Jorgenson rifles and carbines). Furthermore, the soldiers of the time were typically trained to chamber individual rounds during the bulk of the fighting, utilizing this magazine cutoff, and maintaining the magazine as a reserve of ammunition. This would have been exceptionally useful on a Lebel, given that it is not an easy rifle to load under pressure. The Lebel actually uses a tube magazine, like that of a Remington-Keene.

Or one could argue that the ammunition being used for the rifles did not have a rim around the primer to prevent accidental discharges, thus requiring the rifle to be loaded with only one shot at a time.

French Lebel M1886 Rifle - 8x50mm Lebel
Rick holding a French Lebel Rifle.

Lee-Enfield No.1 MkIII*

The Lee-Enfield rifle was extensively used in the film in the hands of British soldiers, the Arabs attacking the French Foreign Legion in the beginning of the film, and in the hands of the Medjai.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during the First World War, introduced in 1907 it has seen action throughout the 20th century
British Soldiers with Lee-Enfield rifle.

Mauser Rifles

The Tuaregs attacking The French Foreign Legion in the beginning of the film are seen using a variety of different manufactured Mauser rifles from different countries. Visible are some 1903 Turkish Mauser and some (anachronistic) M1938 and M38/46 Short Rifles. Some of the Horsemen are seen holding Mauser Karabiner 98k rifles, which is clearly anachronistic, since the 98Ks were not developed until 1935.

Karabiner 98k "Kriegsmodell" - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Tuareg horseman armed with a Mauser 98k on horseback.

Jezail Musket

Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) holds the Jezail Musket on movie poster, although this gun does not appear directly in the film.

Jezail Musket
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Winchester Model 1897

Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) uses a Winchester Model 1897 shotgun throughout the film. Evie is also seen using the shotgun. The shotgun is later given to Ardeth Bay (Oded Fehr) to hold off the Mummy's priests.

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 gauge
Screen Used M1897 Shotgun
Rick (Brendan Fraser) preparing his Winchester 1897.
Evie (Rachel Weisz) with Rick´s shotgun in her hands.
Rick armed with his Winchester 1897.

Machine Guns


Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) uses a Lewis gun mounted on an airplane to shoot at the face of the sandstorm that Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) creates. When the airplane crashes, Ardeth Bey (Oded Fehr) unmounts the gun, and uses it against Imhotep's mummified priests in Hamunaptra.

Aircraft-mounted Lewis Gun - .303 British
Rick on the Mounted Lewis Machine Gun.
Ardeth Bey unmounts the Lewis Gun.

O'Connell's Arsenal

On the boat, Rick displays his pack that's filled with weapons. The pack consists of:

Rick displays his weapons pack.

See Also

The Mummy Film Franchise
1999 Reboot The Mummy (1999) •  The Mummy Returns (2001) •  The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Universal Monsters The Mummy (2017)

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