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Chingachgook, the Great Snake (Chingachgook, die große Schlange)
Chingachgook, the Great Snake (Chingachgook, die große Schlange) is a 1967 East German adventure movie directed by Richard Groschopp and based on the novel "The Deerslayer" by James Fenimore Cooper. Gojko Mitic appears as Mohican warrior Chingachgook, "The Great Snake", and Rolf Römer as Natty Bumppo, known at that time as "Deerslayer".
The following weapons were used in the film Chingachgook, the Great Snake (Chingachgook, die große Schlange):
British officers, including the commandant of the fort Capt. Warley (Horst Preusker) and Lt. Thornton (Karl Zugowski), carry Flintlock Pistols. Deerslayer and Chingachgook find a pair of pistols in Tom Hutter's chest. The pistols look reasonably real, similar to late 18th century cavalry pistols, but flints in jaws are absend. Flintlocks doesn't move when these guns fire; obviously, the shots are imitated with pyrotechnics.
Flintlock muskets are used by main characters - Chingachgook (Gojko Mitic), Deerslayer (Rolf Römer), Hurry Harry (Jürgen Frohriep) and Floating Tom Hutter (Helmut Schreiber), and also by British soldiers and Huron warriors.
Chingachgook's musket, gifted to him by Delaware chief (Adolf Peter Hoffmann), looks like a hunting gun. Possibly it is an original gun of flintlock era, similar to Jaeger Rifle, or a modern replica of such gun (a mockup, based on modern shotgun and fitted with fake flintlock, is also possible but seems less credible). It appears to be that a pair of props is used in the movie, as in several scenes Chingachgook's musket has a metal head of ramrod, and in some - a wooden one.
Deerslayer's musket looks generally similar to Chingachgook's one, resembling a Jaeger Rifle. Like Chingachgook's musket, Deerslayer's gun also has a metal or a wooden head of ramrod in different scenes, so possibly two props were used.
Hurry Harry's Musket
Hurry Harry has a rather different musket, with military outlook. The lack of barrel bands makes this musket look similar to Brown Bess though it's hardly an original gun. The ramrod looks different in various scenes.
Tom Hutter's Musket
Tom Hutter has a musket that seems to be a hunting gun. It looks less elaborated that Chingachgook's or Deerslayer's guns.
British soldiers and Huron warriors use flintlock muskets.
A pair of muzzleloading cannons, seen in British fort, appear to be mockups. They are mounted on naval-style carriages.
- The Deerslayer (Zveroboy), a Soviet screen adaptation of same novel.