Deerslayer (Zveroboy), The
The Deerslayer (Zveroboy) is a Soviet 1990 two part made for TV adventure movie directed by Andrey Rostotskiy. The movie is a screen adaptation of the novel "The Deerslayer, or The First War-Path" by James Fenimore Cooper.
The following weapons were used in the film The Deerslayer (Zveroboy):
Percussion Dueling Pistol
A Percussion Dueling Pistol, out of time for 18th century, is found in "Floating Tom" Hutter's chest. In several scenes it is seen in hands of Deerslayer (Andrei Khvorov), Tom Hutter (Eduard Murashov) and his daughter Judith (Elena Kondulaynen).
Most flintlock muskets, seen in the movie, appear to be visually modified Single Barreled Shotguns with fake flint locks. Spurs on trigger guards is a common sign of IZh shotguns but the screen guns have straight grip stocks rather than semi-grip stock of IZh-18 (most often used as a base for mockup muskets), so the props must be heavily rebuild or built from scratch.
Throughout the movie, Deerslayer (Andrei Khvorov) carries a flintlock musket that appears to be a visually modified shotgun. His musket is also seen in hands of Chingachgook (Georgiy Pitskhelauri) and Wah-ta-Wah (Natalya Tabakova). Tom Hutter (Eduard Murashov) holds a musket with same outlook as Deerslayer's one (possibly same prop reused).
Hurry Harry's Musket
Hurry Harry's (Pavel Abdalov) musket is shorter than Deerslayer's gun; it has two barrel bands instead of three. Deerslayer calls this gun "a carbine".
Muskets of Delaware and Iroquois warriors are generally similar with Deerslayer's gun except for decorations and black barrel bands instead of brass ones on Deerslayer's musket.
Some British soldiers carry long muskets with reddish wooden stocks. It's hard to say if these guns are visually modified shotguns or even mockups, built from scratch.
The long musket "Killdeer" is one of Tom Hutter's guns that was gifted to Deerslayer by Judith Hutter and then became the iconic weapon of Natty Bumppo. In this movie "Killdeer" also appears to be a mocked up shotgun.
One of the guns, used by Tom Hutter, is a Blunderbuss. Its flintlock is obviously fake, so this gun also appears to be a mockup, but looking reasonably authentic. The base gun may also be a single barreled IZh shotgun, or the blunderbuss may be a custom prop, designed and built from scratch.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Most muskets of British soldiers appear to be Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, fitted with fake flintlocks and barrel bands to make them resemble flintlock muskets.
Deerslayer's Bundle of Guns
In one scene Deerslayer makes a bundle of several long guns. Al least two of these guns are mocked up Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles while others appear to be mocked up shotguns.
- Chingachgook, die grosse Schlange, an East German screen adapation of same novel.