Out of Africa

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Out of Africa (1985)

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.

L.C. Smith Cased hardened hammerless side by side Field shotgun - 12 Gauge.
At the film's beginning, both Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) carries a hammerless 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.
Baron Bror Blixen (Klaus Maria Brandauer) carries a double-hammer model as he watches Karen take aim at a target.

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.

Holland & Holland 'Royal' Double Barrel Rifle (Mfd. 1909) - .500/.465 Nitro
Deny Finch Hatton's Lancaster Double Rifle - .450 Nitro Express
Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford) carries his Holland & Holland Double Rifle.
Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford) takes aim with the Holland & Holland Double Rifle.

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.

Westley Richards Mauser magazine rifle 26” round barrel
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Note the Mauser flag safety, Mauser receiver with thumb cut out and bridge with stripper clip guide, Westley Richards multi-leaf rear sight
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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.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk III* - .303 British
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Sporter Pattern 14 Enfield

A Sporter Pattern 1914 Enfield is seen being used by a native hunter.

M1914 Enfield Sporter - .30-06
M1917 Enfield - .30-06
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