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Good Soldier Schweik (Der brave Soldat Schwejk), The
The Good Soldier Schweik is a 1960 German film adaptation of the novel The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, directed by Axel von Ambesser and starring Heinz Rühmann in the title role. Schwejk, a Bohemian dog dealer, is living peacefully and contentedly in Prague when World War I breaks out. An arrest for high treason leads directly to his soldiering, which he survives with the luck of the supposedly simple-minded. He is transferred to the front with First Lieutenant Lukasch, and here, too, his mischievous naiveté will repeatedly get him into trouble and out of it at the same time.
The following weapons were used in the film The Good Soldier Schweik (Der brave Soldat Schwejk):
Steyr Mannlicher M1895/30
The Steyr Mannlicher M1895 carbine or short rifle is used by Austro-Hungarian soldiers including Josef Schwejk (Heinz Rühmann). These rifles are clearly post-WWI M1930 Conversions with modified front sights. Some Russian soldiers appear also to be armed with Steyr carbines instead of the accurate Mosin Nagant M1891.
Wachtmeister Flanderka (Hugo Gottschlich) can briefly be seen wielding a Steyr M1912 pistol.
A Schwarzlose M.07/12 machine gun is very briefly seen transported by one Austro-Hungarian soldier.