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12 Years a Slave

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave is the 2013 feature film adaptation of the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup, a free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold as a slave and spent twelve years in captivity in the South. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup and the cast includes Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Lupita Nyong'o. The film was directed by British director Steve McQueen and would subsequently be nominated for nine Academy Awards and would receive three, including the Awards for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Nyong'o.

The following weapons were used in the film 12 Years a Slave:


Flintlock Pistol

Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) is seen holding a Flintlock pistol on Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor).

Screen-used flintlock pistol, image contributed by User:MoviePropMaster2008
Edwin Epps pulls out the pistol.
Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) is seen holding a Flintlock pistol on Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor).

Colt Paterson 1836

A Colt Paterson 1836 revolver is seen being pulled out by Chapin (J.D. Evermore).

Colt Paterson 1836 - .36 Caliber.
Chapin (J.D. Evermore) aims the revolver.

Long Guns

Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Target Rifle

William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch) carries a Pedersoli produced reproduction of the Hawken rifle as he confronts Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor).

Hawken Plains Rifle - .50 cal rifled
William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch) holds the Hawken rifle. Note the distinctive brass patch box on the stock identifying the rifle as the Traditional Hawken Target Rifle percussion made by Pedersoli.

Charleville Musket

A Charleville Musket is seen.

Charleville Musket Mle 1766 - .69 caliber
The man second from the right is carrying a Charleville.

Enfield Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine

An Enfield Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine is seen. This is an anachronism as the film is set from 1841 to 1853.

Enfield Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine - .577 caliber
The man on the left is carrying an Enfield P.1856 carbine based on the position of the barrel bands, the percussion lock, and what appears to be a captive ramrod.

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