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55 Days at Peking
55 Days at Peking is a 1963 historical epic directed by Nicholas Ray. The all-star cast includes Charlton Heston as Maj. Matt Lewis and David Niven as Sir Arthur Robertson and Ava Gardner as Baroness Natalie Ivanoff. The story is a dramatization of the siege and defense of the foreign legation's compounds in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion.
The following weapons are seen in the movie 55 Days at Peking:
Smith & Wesson Model 10
European army officers in the film are seen mostly with Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers.
Enfield Mk II Revolver
Sir Arthur Robertson (David Niven) uses a Enfield Mk II revolver.
Type 26 Revolver
Japanese Type 26 Revolver is also seen.
Lee-Enfield Mk.I rifles is the main weapon of the British and American troops. In reality, the US troops carried the M1895 Lee Navy rifle during this incident.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
German soldiers and also some of the "Boxers" are armed a Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles.
Lebel Mle 1886
French troops use Lebel 1886 rifles.
Spanish Mauser 1893
Some Eight-Nation Alliance soldiers use 1893 Spanish Mauser rifles.
At least one Italian soldier can be seen with a Carcano M91 rifle.
Mosin Nagant M1891
What appears to be Mosin Nagant M91 rifles can be seen used by French soldiers.
Chinese troops use Japanese Arisaka Rifles.
Trapdoor Springfield Rifle
Chinese "Boxers" including Milton Reid are equipped with Trapdoor Springfield Rifles.
Vickers Machine Gun
At one point during the battle, it appears the U.S. Marines use a Vickers MK1 Machine Gun mocked up to look like an 1895 Maxim Machine Gun. Note the tripod that the machine gun is mounted on.
The Foreign Legation defenders builds a cannon from various parts and gave name "Betsy".
Krupp 7.5 cm Model 1903
The Chinese Imperial army deploys Krupp 7.5 cm Model 1903 cannon against the defenders.
The heavy siege cannon
The Chinese heavy siege cannon with a barrel in the shape of a dragon's head damages the walls of the diplomatic quarter.