Nicholas and Alexandra

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Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Nicholas and Alexandra is a 1971 biographical film which partly tells the story of the last Russian monarch, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra. It is based on the 1967 book of the same name by historian Robert K. Massie.

The movie stars Michael Jayston in the main role as Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. The film was nominated six Academy Awards including Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction however the film won only two Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction.


The following weapons were used in the film Nicholas and Alexandra:



Webley Bulldog revolver

A Webley Bulldog revolver is used to assassinate an Imperial Russian official. It is later seen in the hands of an Officer guarding the (now ex) Royal Family.

Belgian copy of a Webley Bulldog - 32 caliber.
An assassin fires his Webley Bulldog at Pyotr Stolypin (Eric Porter)
Col. Kobylinsky (John Wood) with his Webley Bulldog.
Col. Voikov (John Forbes-Robertson) commits suicide after sending off young boys and old men to die.

Unknown revolver #1

An unknown revolver is seen in the hands of Dr. Lazovert (Vernon Dobtcheff).

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Unknown revolver #2

A second unknown revolver is used by Prince Felix Yusupov (Martin Potter), accomplice to the murder of Rasputin.

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Unknown revolvers

The Bolshevik assassins are using revolvers to kill the Royal Family in the end scene.

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Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3

In the final scene, the Bolshevik captor of the Royal Family, Yakov Yurovsky (Alan Webb), is seen with a nickel finish S & W Schofield.

Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 with nickel finish - .45 Schofield.
The captor Yakov Yurovsky (center) with his Schofield revolver.
Yakov Yurovsky cleaning his Schofield revolver.

Colt Model 1903/1908

In the same scene, the captor is seen cleaning & preparing a Colt Model 1903/1908 with nickel finish. The gun is never fired on screen.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Nickel with pearl grips - .32 ACP
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Unknown bolt-action rifle

Several Russians are seen with an unknown rifle model. The movie was shot in Spain and former Yugoslavia.

Several bolt-action rifles in the hands of Bolshevik soldiers.

Mauser rifle variant

At least one Bolshevik Russian soldier is seen with a Mauser deriviant.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser. (for comparison purposes)
The soldier on the far left is seen with a Mauser deriviant during the standoff.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine

The Russian Imperial Soldiers are seen with Mosin Nagant carbines with attached bayonets during the infamous "bloody sunday" incident.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R. This was modified to become the M44 which replaced it, entering combat trials in 1943, becoming fairly common in 1944.
Russian Imperial troops firing warning shots in the air.
Close-up of the weapon in the same scene.

Machine Guns

Vickers Machine gun

The revolutionaries are seen armed with Vickers machine guns.

Vickers gun with ribbed water jacket - .303 British

Maxim MG08 (Vickers mockup)

The MG08 are visually modified Vickers Machine Guns.

An original Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser

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