Out of Africa
Out of Africa is a 1985 drama starring Meryl Streep as an aristocratic wife who in the early part of the 20th century travels to Africa with her husband and subsequently finds herself falling into a relationship with a daring big game hunter (Robert Redford). The film was directed by Sydney Pollack (The Yakuza, Three Days of the Condor, The Firm) and received Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director.
The following weapons were used in the film Out of Africa:
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
At the film's beginning, both Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) uses a hammerless 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun while bird hunting. Her husband Baron Bror Blixen (Klaus Maria Brandauer) uses a double-hammer model.
Holland & Holland Double Rifle
The main rifle used by Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford) is a Holland & Holland Double Rifle. The actual rifle used by Robert Redford in the movie is a Holland & Holland Double rifle in 500/465 Nitro. It is a sidelock and was manufactured prior to World War One. The real Hatton carried a Charles Lancaster 450 Nitro Express Double. See the discussion page for further information.
Westley Richards .318 Mauser Rifle
The Westley Richards .318 Mauser Rifle is used by Karen (Meryl Streep) during her hunt with Hatton.The real Karen Blixen owned several rifles during her time in Kenya, but her last one was a Westley Richards .318 Mauser with a cut down forearm. See the discussion page for further.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk III* SMLE
When Karen returns to the camp, several men are seen armed with the Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk III* bolt-action rifle.
Sporter Pattern 14 Enfield
A Sporter Pattern 1914 Enfield is seen being used by a native hunter.