Fusilier Wipf is a 1938 Swiss movie directed by Leopold Lindtberg and Hermann Haller. It is August 1, 1914, and Master Wiederkehr's hairdressing salon is buzzing with the shocking news that war has broken out. Germany, Belgium, and Russia have declared mobilization. The French troops are at the border. The hairdresser's assistant Reinhold Wipf also has to answer the call to arms. In the following years, the pale youth, teased by his comrades, grows into a man. He serves with his company in various parts of Switzerland and becomes friends with the soldier Leu, who takes care of him like a father. He has long regretted his hasty engagement, for in the meantime he has lost his heart to a country girl. But before Wipf can think of a future together, he and his comrades are ordered to the Valais. In the mountains on the Swiss-Italian border, they are confronted with the horrors of war for the first time.
The following weapons were used in the film Fusilier Wipf:
Schmidt-Rubin Model 1911
Swiss soldiers of the 86th Füsilier-Battalion including Reinhold Wipf (Paul Hubschmid), Hans-Rudolph Meisterhans (Robert Trösch), Jakob Hungerbühler (Max Werner Lenz), Heinrich Leu (Heinrich Gretler), Schatzli (Zarli Carigiet) are armed with Schmidt-Rubin Model 1911s. Italian Soldiers of a Ski patrol unit are also seen with Schmidt-Rubin rifles.
The Karabiner M1911 is also carried by some Swiss soldiers at a camp in Valais.
Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889
Some older Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 are also seen used by Swiss soldiers. Since these rifles are not seen in detail they could be either M1889 or M1889/96 variants; this unclarity could be solved by looking at the receiver, which unfortunately cannot be seen.
Swiss Army Uniforms
The movie features the development of the Swiss military uniform between 1914 to 1918.
M1900 Military Holster
The Oberleutnant (First Lieutenant) (Sigfrit Steiner) carries an M1900 Military Holster for a Luger pistol.