True History of the Kelly Gang is a 2019 Australian co-production historical crime drama about notorious bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang that acted in the colony of Victoria, Australia during the 1870s. The film is directed by Justin Kurzel and based upon the same title novel by Peter Carey. It stars George MacKay as Ned Kelly, Essie Davis as Ned's mother Ellen, Nicholas Hoult as Constable Fitzpatrick, and Russell Crowe as bushranger Harry Power who was Ned's mentor. It's worth noting that despite being entitled "True History...", the film is actually a highly fictionalized depiction of Kelly's life, with some scenes shot in nearly surrealistic manner.
Note: the height of the image gradually shrinks throughout the film by adding black bars on top and bottom, symbolising the narrowing view through the visor of Kelly's signature helmet. As the bars are cropped on the presented screenshots, their height radically differ - not an error but a result of creative idea of the filmmakers.
The following weapons were used in the film True History of the Kelly Gang:
Colt Walker Heritage Commemorative
Constable Fitzpatrick (Nicholas Hoult) carries a Colt Walker revolver throughout the movie. This is a Heritage Commemorative reproduction with gold banner on the left side and Samuel Walker's and Samuel Colt's images on the right side. Like the original 1847 Walker, this is a cap and ball gun.
Colt Walker Heritage Commemorative - .44 caliber
Fitzpatrick aims his revolver at Ellen Kelly.
Ned Kelly (George MacKay
) wounds Fitzpatrick in hand and picks up the revolver.
Ned hands the gun back to Fitzpatrick. The images of Walker and Colt are seen on the frame of the revolver.
Fitzpatrick cocks the hammer when he finds Ned in his house.
Fitzpatrick plays with his newborn son, holding the revolver in hand.
Fitzpatrick mercilessly threatens his wife Kate who is Ned's sister.
A close-up of the revolver.
In several scenes Ned Kelly (George MacKay) is armed with a Colt 1851 Navy revolver. His revolver matches the "London" model with iron components. Colt 1851 Navy revolvers are also seen in hands of gang member Steve Hart (Louis Hewison) and a stagecoach driver (Gavin Robson).
Colt 1851 Navy London Model - .36 caliber. The "London" model uses iron instead of brass components for the back strap and trigger guard.
Stagecoach driver draws his revolver during the attack commited by Harry Power.
Ned's revolver is seen in the scene in Fitzpatrick's house.
Another view of Ned's revolver in the same scene.
Ned carries the revolver tucked into his pants when he sneaks towards the police patrol.
Ned pursues a young police constable. Note that the chambers of the cylinder are empty.
Ned fires at the constable.
Steve Hart's revolver is seen at the left during the bank robbery.
Ned's revolver is seen on the table when the gang prepares to break from their den during the police raid.
Ned, clad in his well-known armor, holds the Colt Navy revolver. Then his gun switches to a Colt Army due to a continuity error.
A promotional image shows Kelly's gang in women's clothing. Dan Kelly (Earl Cave) (at the right) holds a Colt 1851 Navy; he doesn't use this weapon on screen.
Short-barreled Colt 1851 Navy Sheriff's Model revolver is used by Ned's young brother Dan (Earl Cave). The revolver has a lanyard ring that would be correct for British service military and police handguns.
Pietta Colt 1851 Navy Sheriff's with brass frame - .44 caliber. The screen gun has slightly different appearance but in general it is similar.
Dan aims his revolver at Ned during the quarrel between the brothers.
Another view of the same scene.
Dan's revolver is seen at the right when the gang approaches to the camp of the police patrol.
Dan holds his revolver in center.
A good view of Dan's revolver after the killing of the constables.
During the final shootout Dan holds a Colt Navy Sheriff's and a cartridge conversion Colt Navy revolvers.
Another view of Dan's Colt Navy Sheriff's revolver during the final shootout.
A promotional image shows Dan Kelly in the final scene, with a Colt Navy Sheriff's revolver at his hand and a cartridge conversion Colt Navy to the right.
Another revolver, used by Dan Kelly (Earl Cave), is a Colt 1851 Navy (Richards-Mason Conversion). Two props with different barrel length (probably 5.5" and 4 3/4") are used, switching from one to another due to a continuity error. Very likely these revolvers are modern replicas.
For comparison: Uberti replica of Colt 1851 Navy with Richards-Mason conversion with 5.5" barrel - .38 Special
For comparison: Uberti replica of Colt 1851 Navy with Richards-Mason conversion with 4 3/4" barrel - .38 Special
Dan fires at police during the final shootout.
Dan holds a Colt Navy Sheriff's and a cartridge conversion Colt Navy revolvers. The cartridge conversion revolver is of same Richards-Mason version but has definitly shorter barrel than the one on previous screenshots.
Another view of the same revolver. Note that the barrel is rounded rather than octagon which is uncommon for both original Colts and modern replicas (at least ones by Uberti).
Dan's revolver is seen on a promotional image. This is the gun with longer barrel.
Dan's revolver is seen on a promotional image. This is the gun with shorter barrel.
Colt 1860 Army
A Colt 1860 Army revolver is used by Harry Power (Russell Crowe). What appears to be the "inspector cartouche" (military inspection mark) can be seen on the grip, so this revolver is most likely an original Colt gun, not a modern replica.
Colt 1860 Army - .44 caliber.
Harry Power aims his revolver. The "inspector cartouche" can be seen on the bottom part of the grip.
Harry holds the revolver during the attack on the stagecoach.
Harry kills a stagecoach guard.
Harry aims at Sergeant O'Neil (Charlie Hunnam
) who is caught without pants in the literal sense of the word.
Another view of the same scene.
Colt 1860 Army (Richards Conversion)
During the final shootout Ned's Colt 1851 Navy switches to Colt 1860 (Richards Conversion) due to a continuity error.
Colt 1860 Army with Richards conversion.
The revolver on the table. The breech ring can be seen.
The revolver is seen in Ned's hand.
Ned's Colt 1860 cartridge conversion revolver is seen on a promotional image.
During the final shootout, Joe Byrne (Sean Keenan), one of the gang members, fires a compact version of Colt 1861 Navy with cartridge conversion. While the revolver is generally similar to cartridge 1860 Army, the size and shape of the cylinder allows to identify it as 1861 Navy.
Armi San Marco replica of Colt 1861 Navy Cartridge Conversion - .38 Special. This is a full-size version with 8" barrel while the screen gun is a compact version.
Another view of Joe's revolver.
Colt 1862 Police
Joe Byrne (Sean Keenan) uses a Colt 1862 Police revolver when he tests the makeshift armor.
Colt 1862 Police (Uberti reproduction) - .36 caliber
The revolver is seen in Joe's pocket.
Joe puts on the helmet and with reckless bravery checks its bulletproof.
The revolver in Joe's hand.
A close-up of Joe's revolver on a production still.
Joe Byrne (in center) holds a Colt 1862 Police on a promotional image.
Colt 1862 Pocket Police
Harry Power (Russell Crowe) gives a nickel plated Colt 1862 Pocket Police revolver to young Ned Kelly (Orlando Schwerdt) when the two take Sergeant O'Neil by surprise.
Uberti replica of Colt 1862 Pocket Police revolver with nickel finish - .36 caliber
Young Ned holds the revolver.
Ned aims the revolver at Harry. The letters "HP" on the ivory grip are probably Harry Power's initials.
Another view of the same scene.
The revolver is seen from the back.
Ned fires at O'Neil on a promotional image.
Ned aims at Harry on a promotional image.
Tranter Model 1868
During the final shootout, Steve Hart (Louis Hewison) is armed with a Tranter Model 1868 revolver.
Tranter Model 1868 Army - .450 Adams
Steve's revolver is seen at the background.
The barrel of Steve's revolver is seen.
Judging by the firing pin on the hammer, this is a cartridge version of Tranter revolver.
A promotional image shows three gang members with their revolvers: Joe Byrne (Sean Keenan) with a cartridge conversion compact Colt 1861 Navy, Steve Hart (Louis Hewison) with a Tranter Model 1868
(in center) and Dan Kelly (Earl Cave) with a cartridge conversion Colt 1851 Navy.
Adams or Beaumont-Adams Revolver
A revolver is seen in Sgt. O'Neil's (Charlie Hunnam) holster. It is fitted with a lanyard. Adams or Beaumont-Adams is a possible guess.
For comparison: Adams Revolver.
The revolver that is supposed to be an Adams or Beaumont-Adams is seen in O'Neil's opened holster on the nightstand.
Remington 1858 "Cattleman's Carbine"
During the final shootout, Ned uses a Remington 1858 "Cattleman's Carbine".
Remington 1858 "Cattleman's Carbine" - .44 caliber
Ned readies the revolver carbine with great difficulty with his wounded hands. Percussion caps are missing.
Ned, clad in armor, holds a revolver carbine and a percussion cap rifle. In this scene Ned's guns are constantly changing, due to a number of continuity errors or maybe according to the director's idea.
After the defeat of the gang, police constables pose for a photo with captured guns. A constable in center holds Ned's Remington carbine.
The Remington 1858 carbine is perfectly seen on several promotional images.
Enfield Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine
An Enfield Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine is seen in hands of Steve Hart (Louis Hewison) during the final shootout.
Enfield Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine - .577 caliber
Steve takes the carbine from a pile of guns.
Steve (at the left) carries the carbine on sling on a promotional image.
Several Spencer 1860 carbines are used by Kelly's gang, notably by Dan Kelly (Earl Cave) during the final shootout.
Spencer Model 1860 Carbine - .56-56 Spencer rimfire
One of the Kelly's gang recruits swears to Ned, holding a Spencer carbine.
Two of rookie gang members hold Spencer carbines.
Dan holds a Spencer carbine.
A Spencer carbine is seen on the table.
A Spencer carbine is partially is seen in a pile of guns.
Dan holds a Spencer carbine during the final shootout.
Dan holds a Spencer carbine on a promotional image. Next to his Steve Hart holds a Colt 1851 Navy revolver.
A promotional image shows Dan Kelly with a Spencer carbine, Steve Hart with a Colt 1851 Navy and Joe Byrne (in center) with a Colt 1862 Police.
Martini-Henry Rifles, most likely Mk I or Mk II, are widely used by the gang members and by police constables. During the final shootout, Martini-Henry rifles are seen in hands of Ned (George MacKay) and Dan (Earl Cave).
Martini-Henry Mk. I (1871-1876) - .577-.450 caliber
Several of the rookie gang members carry Martini-Henry rifles.
Several gang members hold or carry Martini-Henry rifles.
Dan loads his Martini-Henry rifle during the final shootout.
Police constables fire Martini-Henri rifles.
Several constables hold Martini-Henri rifles after the defeat of the gang.
Martini-Henri rifles are seen in hands of several constables, posing with captured guns.
Ned Kelly with a Martini-Henry rifle on promotional images.
Joe Byrne (Sean Keenan) (second from the right) holds a Martini-Henry rifle on a promotional image; he doesn't use this weapon on screen.
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III
Several police constables are armed with anachronistic Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III rifles, probably due to the lack of correct Martini-Henry.
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
SMLE rifles are seen in hands of constables at the left and in center.
Unidentified percussion cap rifle
One of the guns, seen in hands of Ned Kelly during the final shootout, is a long percussion cap rifle. It has a hunting or sporter type short handguard. Possibly this gun is a converted military Enfield 1853 or Snider-Enfield. In reality a long-barreled Snider-Enfield with sawn-off handguard and buttstock was one of Ned Kelly's favorite weapons.
For reference: Replica of Kelly's Snider-Enfield carbine, made for the Australian television mini-series The Last Outlaw
The percussion cap rifle is seen in a pile of guns.
Ned, clad in armor, holds a Remington 1858 carbine and a percussion cap rifle during the final shootout.
Another view of the percussion cap rifle in Ned's hands.
After the defeat of the gang, police constable pose for a photo with captured guns. A sitting constable at the left holds Ned's long rifle.
Double Barreled Percussion Shotgun
Ned Kelly (George MacKay) uses a Double Barreled Percussion Shotgun in several scenes. Percussion shotguns are also seen in hands of Ned's mother Ellen Kelly (Essie Davis) and several gang members, notably Joe Byrne (Sean Keenan).
Double Barreled Percussion Shotgun - 10 gauge
Ellen threatens her lover George King.
Ned holds a shotgun when the gang approaches the camp of police patrol.
Another view of Ned's shotgun in the same scene.
Ned fires at Constable Fitzpatrick in the scene in the brothel.
Joe Byrne holds a shotgun in center.
Ned fires at police during the final shootout.
Ned holds his shotgun on a promotional image that depicts the scene in the newspaper editorial office.
Percussion Coach Gun
Short-barreled Percussion Coach Guns are seen in several scenes.
For reference: Pedersoli replica of Ezekiel Baker 1850 Cavalry Percussion Shotgun - 20 gauge
During the attack on the stagecoach, Guard Woodside (Daniel P. Jones) holds a short-barreled percussion shotgun.
Another view of the guard's shotgun.
Gang members test the armor. A boy in center holds a short-barreled shotgun.
A disassembled coach gun is seen on the floor in the gang's hideout.
Sawed-Off Double Barreled Percussion Shotgun
Harry Power (Russell Crowe) carries a pair of sawed-off double barreled percussion shotguns.
Harry puts a sawed-off shotgun in a saddle holster.
Harry holds both shotguns during the robbery of the stagecoach.
A close-up of the muzzles.
Harry fires at the stagecoach driver.
Harry holds his sawed-off shotguns on promotional images.
Double Barreled Shotgun
What appears to be a more modern breech loading Double Barreled Shotgun is seen in hands of a gang member.
A gang member at the far right holds a shotgun.
Another view of the same character with his shotgun.
Blueprints of USS Monitor, one of the first ironclad ships, are seen on the wall in Fitzpatrick's house. They include its 11-inch Dahlgren guns.
In Ned's dreams, he sails on Monitor
to free his mother from a Melbourne prison. This image only marginally corresponds the real ship.