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The Great Dictator (1940)

The Great Dictator was Charlie Chaplin's 1940 biting satire and declaration against the rise of fascism as well as being the first true talking picture made by the noted silent film star. Chaplin wrote, produced and directed the film, as well as taking on multiple roles, including the title character.

The following guns were used in the film The Great Dictator:



Colt New Service

A Tomanian Storm Trooper uses a Colt New Service to shoot a young Jewish man in fictional Osterlich.

Colt New Service
Double Cross Storm Trooper firing after being pushed to the ground.

Luger P08

At least one Tomanian officer uses a Luger P08 pistol.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The officer on the left leads the charges.


Krag-Jørgensen M1899

Most of the Tomanian infantry are seen using Krag-Jørgensen long rifles with bayonets affixed and carbines. Allied soldiers are also seen with Krag-Jørgensen Rifles.

Krag-Jørgensen US Model 1899 Constabulary Carbine - .30-40 Krag
The Jewish Barber handed a Krag-Jørgensen with bayonet.
Prison guards with Krag-Jørgensen carbines.
Allied troops firing at a departing plane.

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ

Prison guards carry the Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine as identified by the distinctive stacking hook just below the upper barrel band.

Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Stout prison guard holding Mauser 98a. Notice identifying stacking hook.
Double Cross Storm Troopers with slung rifles. (Stacking hook apparently missing.)


7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n.A.

7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A. field guns are used by Tomania troops.

7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n.A..

Lewis gun

A Lewis light machine gun is used by troops of the fictional country of Tomania in the first World War.

Lewis gun .303
Tomanian infantry on the front line with a Lewis gun.
The Jewish Barber fights for his life with a Lewis gun.

Stick Grenade

Tomanian soldiers including the Jewish Barber use stick hand grenades that somewhat resemble to Model 13/15 Kugelhandgranates.

Model 13/15 Kugelhandgranate with Poppenberg System.
"Pardon me, sir, but to work this, how do...".
"Pull the pin, count to 10 and throw it!"
The Barber counts to ten with the grenade.

Winchester 1897 Field shotgun

The Great Dictator himself goes duck hunting with a Winchester Model 1897 Field shotgun.

Winchester 1897 Field shotgun - 12 Gauge
The Great Dictator Hynkel himself goes duck hunting with a Winchester 1897 Field shotgun. - 12 Gauge

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