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Famous Brigands Stories: Schinderhannes

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Famous Brigands Stories: Schinderhannes
Schinderhannes poster.jpg
DVD Cover
Country CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Language Czech
Channel Ceskoslovenská Televize
Creator Hynek Bocan
Genre Adventure
Broadcast 1986
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 6
Main Cast
Character Actor
Hans Schinderhannes Miroslav Vladyka
Adam Ondrej Vetchý
Schinderhannes's father Vlastimil Brodský
Miki "The log" Jirí Ruzicka
"Red Fox" Ladislav Potmesil
Captain Ladislav Trojan
Jakub Bém Zdenek Srstka
Jew Pereles/The glossarist Milos Kopecký

Famous Brigands Stories: Schinderhannes (Czech: Slavné historky zbojnické: Schinderhannes) is the fourth episode of a six-part Czechoslovak television series about famous brigands of the 19th century. The series was directed by ​​Hynek Bocan and aired in 1986.

The following weapons were used in the television series Famous Brigands Stories: Schinderhannes:


Augustin Model 1851

The captain (Ladislav Trojan) and his soldiers as well as several brigands use Augustin Model 1851 pistols.

Kavalleriepistole M1851 - 17.1 mm
Escaped brigand Miki, also known as "The Log", (Jirí Ruzicka) with the pistol in his belt.
The same brigand a few minutes later.
A corporal (Otakar Brousek) fires.
The captain (Ladislav Trojan) holds this pistol in his left hand.
A brigand holsters a pistol taken from a corporal (Otakar Brousek).

Percussion Cap Pistol

Schinderhannes (Miroslav Vladyka) and several brigands use Percussion Cap Pistols.

Italian (Kingdom of the Two Sicilies) Percussion cap pistol, converted from flintlock, circa mid-19th century - .69 caliber
"Red Fox" (Ladislav Potmesil) fires his pistol.
The pistol a few seconds later
Schinderhannes (Miroslav Vladyka) hands his pistol to the captain (Ladislav Trojan).
Schinderhannes drops his pistol (at the right).
Schinderhannes (at the right) takes cover with the pistol.

Flintlock Pistol

Several brigands including Adam (Ondrej Vetchý) and Jakub Bém (Zdenek Srstka) use Flintlock Pistols. The captain (Ladislav Trojan) holds one in one scene.

British Heavy Dragoon Pistol - .62 caliber
Jakub Bém drops his pistol.
Jakub Bém threatens the captain.
The captain (Ladislav Trojan) holds a flintlock pistol in his right hand.
Adam (at the left) takes cover with a pistol.
The pistol in a brigand's belt.

Wheellock Pistol

An ancient pistol can be seen on the belt of one brigand. It's only seen partially, but all visible parts clearly resemble the Wheellock Pistol which also appeared in two other parts of the series, so it's most likely the same prop.

Wheellock pistol
The grip, trigger guard, long barrel, muzzle and part of lock are seen.


Wänzel Rifle

Nearly all soldiers as well as Schinderhannes himself use Wänzel Rifles. One of these rifles briefly appears in the hands of Jew Pereles (Milos Kopecký).

Wänzl rifle - 14×33mmR
Rifles stacked in a pyramid.
A corporal (Otakar Brousek) with the rifle.
The corporal fires at the brigands.
The same corporal with the rifle on his shoulder.

Unknown Rifle

Schinderhannes's father (Vlastimil Brodský) uses an unknown rifle.

Schinderhannes's father aims his rifle at the military recruiter (Lubomír Kostelka).
Good view of the receiver in the hands of Schinderhannes's father.

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