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Paris Commune (Zori Parizha), The
The Paris Commune (USA theatrical release title; the original title Zori Parizha ("Dawn of Paris")) is a 1936 Soviet B&W historical movie, directed by Grigoriy Roshal. It depicts the events of Paris Commune in 1871.
The following weapons were used in the film The Paris Commune (Zori Parizha):
Lefaucheux Model 1854
Various characters, including Jaroslav Dombrowski (Nikolai Plotnikov), are seen with Lefaucheux Model 1854 revolvers.
Various characters, including Eugene Gorrot (Dmitri Dorlyak) and Karl Steiper (Viktor Stanitsyn), are seen with Colt 1851 Navy revolvers.
Colt 1847 Walker (Cartridge Conversion)
Various characters are seen with Colt Walker revolvers. Hexagonal barrel, uncommon for original Colt-made Walkers (and it is not many were made, and none were sold outside the United States), are likely signs of European copy.
While in battle, Karl Steiper's (Viktor Stanitsyn) revolver is substituted with another model. Similar looking revolvers are seen in another scenes. These revolvers appear to be some break-action Gasser models.
A female Communard is carries a big revolver, which seems to be a Glisenti M1874.
Percussion Cap Pistol
What appear to be Percussion Cap Pistols of unclear model are briefly seen in hands of Paris National Guard soldiers. In one scene Monsieur Vesset (Naum Rogozhin) fires a percussion cap pistol.
Gras Model 1874
Gras Model 1874 rifles are used by both Paris National Guard and French Army soldiers. They stand for historically correct Chassepot 1866 rifles that have very similar outlook. Gras rifles were highly available for filmmakers as 450,000 Gras were purchased by Russian Army during the WW1, and a lot of them were still at hand in mid-1930s. Most rifles are fitted with Mle 1874 bayonets though Mle 1866 Yataghan sword bayonets are also seen.
All cannons of National Guard are heavily outdated muzzle-loading smoothbore guns (the real cannons of the time of Franco-Prussian War and Paris Commune were breach-loading). The cannons appear to be genuine weapon of Napoleonic era, not mockups, used in movies of later times. Their size and shape match Russian M1805 12-pounder field gun.