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The Lost City of Z

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The Lost City of Z
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by James Gray
Release Date April 21, 2017
Language English
Distributor Amazon Studios
Bleecker Street
Main Cast
Character Actor
Percy Fawcett Charlie Hunnam
Henry Costin Robert Pattinson
Nina Fawcett Sienna Miller
Jack Fawcett Tom Holland
Arthur Manley Edward Ashley
James Murray Angus Macfadyen
Sir George Goldie Ian McDiarmid
Baron De Gondoriz Franco Nero

The Lost City of Z is a 2017 American action-adventure biographical film, written and directed by James Gray (The Yards). The film follows British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) during his lengthy and exhausting expedition to the jungle of the Amazon, where he accidentally encounters traces of an apparently extinct civilization, which no one has yet reported, and is soon convinced of the existence of a missing city, which he calls Z. Upon his return home, he finds that no one believes him and that the discovery is shrouded in the brain. Forced proof of his allegations, Fawcett once again breaks into the jungle of Brazil, accompanied by his now-grown son, Jack (Tom Holland).

The following weapons were used in the film The Lost City of Z:


Webley Mk. IV

The Webley .455 Mk IV is the most used handgun throughout the movie. It is used by Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson), James Murray (Angus Macfadyen) and Arthur Manley (Edward Ashley). Jack Fawcett (Tom Holland) carries the revolver during the third expedition in 1925.

Webley Mark IV - .455 Webley
Arthur Manley (Edward Ashley) holds the revolver.
Jack Fawcett (Tom Holland) runs through the jungle with his Webley.


Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson) is briefly seen using a Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver during the first expedition.

Webley-Fosbery Model 1902 - .455 Webley
Henry about to put his revolver into his holster after firing it off-screen.
The holstered revolver allows a view of the grip.

Webley Mk. VI

Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) uses a Webley Mk VI revolver as he serves in the British army during World War I. He also used it on his third expedition in 1925.

Webley Mark VI - .455 Webley
A British officer on the left holding his Webley while going over the top.
Percy Fawcett tries a distant shot with his revolver in No Man's Land.
After advancing further, he emerges from a crater to fire his Webley at a German machine gun position.


Winchester Model 1912

A British soldier during the Battle of the Somme is seen with a shotgun which appears to be a Winchester Model 1912.

Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
The Winchester is seen fired on the left.


Martini-Henry Mk. III Artillery Carbine

At the film's opening, Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) wields a Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mark III during deer hunting set in 1905.

Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mark III - .577-.450 caliber
While on horseback, Percy draws hastily his carbine...
...and prepares to shoot the deer.

Martini-Henry Mk. III

Martini-Henry Mk. III rifles are used by Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson) and Bolivian soldiers.

Martini-Henry Mark III - .577-.450 caliber
Henry Costin carries a Martini-Henry.
A Bolivian soldier seen on the left stands with the rifle. This rifle was not issued by the Bolivian military (although few Martini-Henry cavalry carbines and Peabody-Martini rifles were issued in the 19th century); by the time the film takes place, most troops would have been armed with Mausers.

Mannlicher M1888-90

An Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher M1888-90 rifle is seen carried by Percy Fawcett during his first expedition in 1906 which he never actually used in the movie.

Repetiergewehr M1888/90, System Mannlicher - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
The rear sight is visible.
A full view of the rifle over his back.

Gras Model 1874

Percy Fawcett is seen firing a Gras Model 1874 rifle at a pig.

Fusil Gras Modèle 1874 - 11x59mm Gras
Percy Fawcett sneaking up to the pig with the Gras.
He uses a good chance of a shot. After that, he hands it to Henry.

Winchester 1892 Carbine

The personal rifle of Percy Fawcett and his team that they used through his second expedition in 1912 is a Winchester Model 1892 carbine.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20
Arthur Manley (Edward Ashley) raises the rifle.
Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson) aims the Winchester.
A closer view of the left side.
James Murray's (Angus Macfadyen) rifle is seen to the left.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III*

The Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* with and without the Pattern 1907 sword bayonet is the standard service rifle for British troops including Percy's friends during the Battle of the Somme.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mark III* - .303 British
Percy passing British soldiers in trench armed with their SMLEs. Note the PH-type helmet gas mask.
British soldiers going over the top with their Lee-Enfields.
Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson) takes cover with the SMLE in a crater.
Arthur Manley (Edward Ashley) carries this rifle in No Man's Land.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

A German soldier is very briefly seen with a Gewehr 98.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The German soldier on the right next to the Maxim holding the Gewehr 98. The Lange Visier is visible.


What appears to be a Martini-Enfield rifle is seen with Jack Fawcett (Tom Holland) during hunting.

Trade Pattern Martini-Enfield - .303 caliber
Jack Fawcett sits with the rifle on a promotional picture.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

During the Battle of the Somme, German soldiers can briefly be seen with an anachronistic Soviet Maxim M1910/30 which stands in for the correct Maxim MG08.

Maxim 1910/30 - 7.62x54mmR
German soldiers operate the Maxim.


A Madsen machine gun is also briefly seen in a German trench. While a glimpse of the magazine is seen in the movie, it is slightly better seen in a promotional picture. The presence of the Madsen gun in this scene is an interesting historical detail, as special German battalions issued with Madsens did participate prominently in the Battle of the Somme.

Brazilian contract Madsen, 1907 pattern - 7x57mm Mauser. The German service variant, known as the M.15 Muskete, was similar, except it was chambered in 7.92x57mm and was fitted with a different style of barrel.
The promotional picture of the German trench. The Madsen is seen on the left corner.

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