Tarzan of the Apes

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Tarzan of the Apes
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Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Scott Sidney
Release Date 1918
Language Silent
Studio National Film Corporation of America
Distributor First National
Main Cast
Character Actor
Tarzan Elmo Lincoln
Jane Porter Enid Markey
Binns - a Sailor George B. French
John Clayton - Lord Greystoke True Boardman
Alice Clayton - Lady Greystoke Kathleen Kirkham

Tarzan of the Apes is a 1918 adventure silent movie, the first of the 88 other ecranisations of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan franchise.

The following weapons were used in the film Tarzan of the Apes:



Colt Police Positive

Fuwalda's crew, including Captain (Jack Wilson) use Colt Police Positive revolvers during the rebellion. Binns (George B. French) draws a Colt Police Positive to threaten the rebels.

Colt Police Positive - .38 Special
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Close Up.
Captain (Jack Wilson) fires his revolver at the rebels.
Binns (George B. French) aims his revolver at the rebels.
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Smith & Wesson 44 Hand Ejector 2ND Model

John Clayton - Lord Greystoke (True Boardman) briefly uses a Smith & Wesson 44 Hand Ejector 2nd Model. Looks like it's the first screen appearance of this gun.

Smith & Wesson 44 Hand Ejector 2nd Model. Target Configuration
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Smith & Wesson Model M&P

Professor Porter (Thomas Jefferson) hands his Smith & Wesson Model M&P to his daughter Jane Porter (Enid Markey).

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
Professor Porter (Thomas Jefferson) hands his revolver to Jane.
Jane Porter (Enid Markey) aims her revolver at the lion.
Close Up.
Cylinder is seen.

Single Action Army

Member of the search squad fires a Single Action Army during the battle with native Africans.

Colt Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model. The most common of the SAA revolvers as it is just the right length. - .45 Long Colt
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Winchester Model 1895

Rebel on the Fuwalda fires a Winchester Model 1895.

Winchester Model 1895 - .30 Cal - Commercial Version with a few very slight differences between it and the military version.
Rebel fires.
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Rebel reloads his rifle.

Springfield 1861

Springfield 1861 can be seen in the hands of Rebel on the Fuwalda.

Springfield Model 1855 - .58 caliber Minie ball. Note maynard tape primer and patchbox.
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Ottoman Musket

Several Arabian slavers carry Ottoman Musket.

Ottoman Musket
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Stock is seen.
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Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy"

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" can be seen in the hands of one Arabian slaver. Another Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" was used by a member of the search squad.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF
Slaver with the rifle.
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View from the other side. Note the bright receiver.
Member of the squad at the left.
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Good view of the rifle.
Member of the squad fires.
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Member of the squad with the rifle. Note the bright receiver.

Percussion Cap Rifle

Percussion cap rifle can be seen in the hands of one Arabian slaver. It was a good seen, but may be not present in IMFDB.

Good view of the stock.
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View from another side. Percussion lock is perfectly seen.

Winchester Model 1892

Arabian slaver fires a Winchester Model 1892.

Winchester 1892 - .38-40
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Slaver fires.
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12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Professor Porter (Thomas Jefferson) carries a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
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Professor Porter (Thomas Jefferson) with the gun. Hammers are seen.
Good view of the barrels.

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