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The four feathers......movie

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Eric F, Aug 6, 2009.

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  1. Eric F

    Eric F Member

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    I saw a breif section of the movie where a man was shooting at british infantry. This was in the late 1890's I assume as they were still wearing red coats and had Henery martini rifles. Any wat the bad guy had a trap door rifle of sorts it hinged left to right unlike the springfield trap door rifles which hinged back to front.

    So does anyone know what rifle the bad guy had and the caliber?
     
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    A little something from wikipedia on the Snider-Enfield

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snider-Enfield
     
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    Actually the movie portrayed the British Expeditionary Force of 1884/85. I've seen the movie, but cannot recall the rifle in question but, from your description it sounds like a Snider. The Sniders were originally a breech-loading conversion of the .577 caliber Enfield muzzleloading Rifle-Musket, they were later purpose built (ie not conversions). The rifles chambered the .577 Snider centerfire cartridge.
     
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    Which "Four Feathers"? 1921, 1929 (mmmm Fay Wray), 1939, 1977 made-for-TV, or that horribly slow 2002 remake? Loved the 1939 version....hated the 2002 version.
     
  6. Eric F

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    Yes it is the 1853 Enfiels conversion. I will start a new thread thanks folks.
     
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