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The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass poster 1.jpg
Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Chris Weitz
Release Date 2007
Language English
Samoyedic
Russian
Studio New Line Cinema
Ingenious Film Partners
Scholastic Productions
Distributor New Line Cinema
Entertainment Film Distributors
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lyra Belacqua Dakota Blue Richards
Mrs. Coulter Nicole Kidman
Lord Asriel Daniel Craig
Lee Scoresby Sam Elliott
Serafina Pekkala Eva Green
John Faa Jim Carter
Ma Costa Clare Higgins
Roger Parslow Ben Walker
Billy Costa Charlie Rowe
First High Councilor Christopher Lee


The Golden Compass is a 2007 fantasy adventure film directed by Chris Weitz. It is an adaptation of the fantasy novel Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. The story is set in an alternate Earth where magic exists and every person is accompanied by a dæmon, a manifestation of their inner spirit represented by an intelligent animal. Orphan Lyra Belacqua embarks on a journey to the Arctic to search for her kidnapped friends while being pursued by agents of the Magisterium, a powerful religious order. Along the way, Lyra uncovers a conspiracy that has the potential to change the world.

This is the first screen adaptation of the His Dark Materials book series. A television series adaptation was also produced and premiered in the UK on BBC and in the US on HBO in 2019.


The following weapons were used in the film The Golden Compass:

Contents


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Handguns

Gasser M1870 Montenegrin

John Faa (Jim Carter) uses a Gasser M1870 Montenegrin throughout the movie.

Gasser M1870 Montenegrin second model - 11.25x36mmR Gasser
The revolver is seen on the table (pointed by the red arrow).
Another perspective.
John Faa with the revover tucked into his belt (pointed by the red arrow). Lee Scoresby (Sam Elliott) aims a Single Action Army at the right.
John Faa fires his sidearm during the shootout with Samoyed tribesmen.
John Faa fires the revolver during the final battle with Tartar mercenaries.

Single Action Army

Lee Scoresby (Sam Elliott) owns a Single Action Army with a "Cavalry" length barrel, which he pulls at one point. According to PropStore ([1]) Sam Elliott's character should have used the custom Gasser M1880 Montenegrin ([2]), "and can be spotted in one of the behind the scenes extras on the DVDs being showcased, but the through and through Texan insisted on a Colt instead."

Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
Lee Scoresby with the holstered SAA.
Lee Scoresby holds a policeman at gunpoint.
John Faa with the Gasser tucked into his belt (second from the left). Lee Scoresby aims a Single Action Army at the right.

Enfield Mk II

An Enfield Mk II is the duty sidearm of policemen at a northern port.

Enfield Mk.II - .476 Enfield
Policeman aims the revolver.
A slightly different perspective. The Policeman at the right aims a Mosin-Nagant rifle.
The same policeman brandishes his revolver. Other policemen are about to fire their Mosin-Nagants.
Policeman drops his revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2

Ma Costa (Clare Higgins) fires a Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 during the final battle. Most likely the same movie prop appeared in hands of other Gyptian man.

Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue - .32 S&W
A Gyptian man (at the background, center) holds a revolver.
Ma Costa holds the revolver in her right hand.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Two Smith & Wesson Model 10s can be seen on a table.

Smith & Wesson Model of 1899 M&P (1899-1902) - .38 Special
Two revolvers (1 & 2) are seen on the table.
Another view of the same scene.
One of these revolvers is seen from the other angle.

Shotguns

Harrington & Richardson "Handy-Gun"

A Harrington & Richardson "Handy-Gun" pistol-shotgun is Ma Costa's (Clare Higgins) firearm of choice. A Gyptian man also uses a similar pistol during the standoff in the northern port.

Harrington & Richardson "Handy-Gun" - .410 gauge. Produced in the 1920s and 30s as an inexpensive and effective way of dealing with varmints at close ranges.
Ma Costa with the pistol in her belt (pointed by the red arrow).
Ma Costa holds the pistol in her left hand.
Another Gyptian man aims a pistol (pointed by the red arrow).

Blunderbuss

At least one Gyptian man holds a Blunderbuss.

Blunderbuss Flintlock
A Gyptian man (background, left) holds the blunderbuss.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Several Gyptian men are armed with a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns.

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
The buttstock is seen at the center.
A Gyptian man (at the right) holds the shotgun.
A better view of this gun.

Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun

Several Gyptian men use Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotguns in several scenes.

Remington Spartan Sawed Off shotgun - 12 gauge
The Gyptian man aims a Sawn-Off shotgun (pointed by the red arrow).
The Gyptian man aims a Sawn-Off shotgun (at the left)...
...and drops it after being shot.

Ithaca 37

Several Gyptian men are seen with an Ithaca 37.

Ithaca 37 Riot Version - 12 gauge
The Gyptian man holds the shotgun.
The shotgun is seen in the hands of the Gyptian man (background, left).
A Gyptian man in the background holds his gun.
A closer view.
What is most likely the same movie prop appeared in the hands of another Gyptian man (pointed by the red arrow).

Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun"

What appeared to be Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun" is briefly seen in the hands of a Gyptian man.

Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun" - 12 gauge
A man at the far right holds the shotgun.

Rifles & Muskets

Mannlicher M1895

Several Samoyed tribesmen are armed with the Mannlicher M1895 rifles.

Steyr Mannlicher M1895 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
A Samoyed tribesman aims the rifle.
The rifle is seen.
Another Samoyed tribesman fires his rifle.
A Samoyed tribesman in ambush.
The rifle at the top left.
The rifle is aimed by the Samoyed tribesman.
Samoyed tribesman raises his rifle...
...and aims it.
The mag can be seen.

MAS-36

Nearly all guards and Magisterium troops are seen with MAS-36 rifles.

MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm French
The rifle-wielding guards are seen in the background, right.
The guard carries his rifle on a sling.
Two guards hold their rifles.
The guard with the rifle on his shoulder.
Another guard carries a similar-looking rifle.
Two guards with the rifles.

Berdan Sharps 1859 Rifle

A Berdan Sharps 1859 Rifle can be seen used by several Gyptian men.

Berdan Sharps 1859 Rifle - .54 caliber
A Gyptian man (at the center) cleans his rifle.
His rifle is seen better.
The lock is seen.
A Gyptian man holds the rifle. Note the patch box on the buttstock.
A slightly different view of his gun. A second later, his gun turns into a Snider-Enfield Carbine (see below) in a continuity error.
The same character is shot.
A Gyptian man (at the center) holds the rifle.

Snider-Enfield Cavalry Carbine

In a continuity error, one of the Berdan Sharps 1859 Rifle turns into a Snider-Enfield Cavalry Carbine.

Snider Enfield Cavalry Carbine - .577 Snider
The Gyptian man is shot and drops his rifle.
Note the barrel band.

Sharps 1863 Carbine

What appeared to be a Sharps 1863 Carbine is seen possessed by several Gyptian men

Sharps 1863 Carbine - .52 caliber
Two men hold their carbine at the left. The grip of a pistol is seen on Billy Costa's belt (at the center).
A slightly different view of the same scene.
Another perspective.
A Gyptian man (center left) aims the carbine.

1862 Richmond Carbine

A 1862 Richmond Carbine can be very briefly seen on the shoulder of one of the townsmen in the northern port.

Modern replica of 1862 Richmond Carbine, manufactured by Chiappa Firearms - .58
The gun is pointed by the red arrow.

Moukhala Musket

Several Moukhala Muskets are used by Gyptian men.

Moukhala with snaphance lock, Džeferdar with miquelet lock, two moukhala converted to percussion lock.
A Gyptian man (at the left) holds the musket.
A better view of this gun.
Note the shape of the buttstock.

Percussion Schuetzen Rifle

Lord Asriel (Daniel Craig) can be seen armed with a Percussion Schuetzen Rifle.

Percussion Schuetzen rifle - .42 caliber. Made in 1850.
Lord Asriel carries his rifle on a sling.
Lord Asriel runs, rifle in hands.
A slightly different view of his rifle.
Lord Asriel hits a Samoyed tribesman with the buttstock.
The fore end of the rifle is seen lying on the snow.

Mosin Nagant M91/30

Several Samoyed tribesmen as well as nearly all policemen at a northern port use the Mosin Nagant M91/30.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A Samoyed tribesman runs, rifle in hands.
A Samoyed tribesman aims the rifle at Lord Asriel, who tries to defend himself by hitting the enemy with the buttstock of his rifle.
Policemen about to fire their Mosin-Nagants.
Another view of the Mosin-Nagant in the hands of police.
A Samoyed tribesman at the far right aims the rifle, the second from the right holds a crossbow.
Samoyed tribesmen with the rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

A Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry is seen in the hands of policemen.

Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle in original configuration - 7.62x54mm R
Policemen aim their Mosin-Nagants.
Another view of the same scene.

Lee-Enfield No. 5 Mk I "Jungle Carbine"

The Lee-Enfield No. 5 Mk I "Jungle Carbine" is used by some Tartar mercenaries as well as Samoyed tribesmen and Gyptian men.

Lee-Enfield No. 5 Mk I "Jungle Carbine" - .303 British
A Gyptian man (background left) checks his rifle.
A closer view of his gun.
Another perspective.
The barrel can be seen.
A Tartar mercenary aims his rifle.
Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards) grabs the rifle.
A Samoyed tribesman with the rifle on a sling.
A Gyptian man (at the right) with the rifle on the sling.

CETME FR-8

Nearly all the Tartar mercenaries are armed with the CETME FR-8.

CETME FR-8 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Tartar mercenaries with the carbines.
Another perspective.
A Tartar mercenary runs, rifle in hands.
The rifles can be seen.
Another view of their rifles.
Tartar mercenaries fire their rifles during the shootout with the witches.
A Tartar mercenary drops his carbine after being shot.
Tartar mercenaries aim their rifles.

Martini-Henry

At least one Samoyed tribesman uses a Martini-Henry.

Martini-Henry Mk. I (1871-1876) - .577-.450 caliber
Samoyed tribesman aims his rifle.

Arisaka Type 30

An Arisaka Type 30 can be seen used by several Samoyed tribesmen.

Arisaka Type 30 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
The buttstock of the rifle is seen at the right.
The rifle at the bottom left.
A Samoyed tribesman aims his rifle.
Another Samoyed tribesman holds the rifle.
Another Samoyed tribesman raises his rifle...
...aims it...
...and works the bolt.

Mauser Model 1903/30

At least one of the tribesmen is seen carrying a Turkish Mauser 1903/30 Rifle.

Turkish Mauser 1903/30 - 7.92x57mm
The rifle on a sling. Note the large stripper clip bridges and metal plates on the buttstock.

Flintlock Musket

What appeared to be a Flintlock Musket appeared in the hands of a Gyptian man.

Muszkiet wałowy z zamkiem skałkowym (Polish, roughly "musket barrel with flint lock")
A Gyptian man (second from the left) holds the musket. The frizzen is seen.

Winchester Model 1873

Lee Scoresby (Sam Elliott) fires a Winchester Model 1873 at the film's climax.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Winchester
Lee Scoresby aims his Winchester.
Another view of his rifle.
Lee Scoresby fires the Winchester.

Unknown Muskets & Rifles

Several characters hold unknown long guns at several points.

Two Gyptian men load the muskets.
A Gyptian man at the right holds some rifle or musket.
A Gyptian man in the background holds some kind of long gun.
Several townsmen at the northern port carry some long guns.
A Gyptian man (at the right) with the long gun on a sling. A townsman (at the left) carries some long gun on his shoulder. Only the buttstock is seen.
Several Gyptian men are armed with the long guns.


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