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Horror Express

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Horror Express
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English Language Release Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
ESP.jpg Spain
Directed by Eugenio Martin
Release Date 1972
Language English
Studio Granada Films
Benmar Productions
Main Cast
Character Actor
Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton Christopher Lee
Dr. Wells Peter Cushing
Father Pujardov Alberto de Mendoza
Countess Irina Petrovska Silvia Tortosa
Count Maryan Petrovski George Rigaud
Inspector Mirov Julio Peña
Captain Kazan Telly Savalas
Miss Jones Alice Reinheart

Horror Express (Spanish title Pánico en el Transiberiano ("Panic in the Trans-Siberian Train")) is a 1972 British-Spanish English language horror film, directed by Eugenio Martin (credited as Gene Martin). In 1906 a renowned British anthropologist Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton (Christopher Lee) works in China and finds a frozen prehistoric humanoid. He returns to Europe by the Trans-Siberian Express with a crate containing the creature remains. During the voyage, the creature returns to life, and a series of horrible events follow, as the humanoid turns out to be only a host for an alien creature that can transfers itself from a body to another.

The following weapons were used in the film Horror Express:



One of the passengers of the Trans-Siberian Express, Polish Count Maryan Petrovski (George Rigaud) owns a Bulldog revolver.

Webley British Bulldog - .45 caliber - 1870s
Count Petrovski takes his revolver. This is a 5-shot gun of a large caliber, and the ammo looks like .476 Enfield or .455 Webley. Note that the bullets are flat-nosed, and some of them have cross-shaped notch.
Engraved frame is seen.
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Petrovski loads the revolver.
Petrovski demonstrates the revolver ti Inspector Mirov.
Petrovski aims.
The Count's undead corpse, raised by the alien creature, holds the revolver.


FN Model 1903

Russian police Inspector Mirov (Julio Peña) carries an FN Model 1903 pistol (it's worth noting that Russian Imperial police didn't use Inspector rank). Later the pistol is taken from Mirov by Cossack Capt. Kazan (Telly Savalas). FN Model 1903 was really issued to Russian police and gendarmes force but it happened only in 1908.

FN Browning Model 1903 - 9x20mm Browning Long
Mirov fires at the creature that attacked Dr. Wells.
A close view of the pistol.
Kazan takes Mirov's pistol.
Note the non-standard thick smooth black grips.
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Kazan holds the pistol.
Kazan fires at Mirov whose body is inhabited by the alien creature.
The pistol in hand of Kazan is seen on a promotional image.

Star Model B

Capt. Kazan's sidearm is a Star Model B pistol (definitely not the right gun for that time and place) but he doesn't use it.

Blued Star Model B - 9x19mm pistol. This pistol is a screen used gun from the movie The Untouchables (1987).
A Cossack of Kazan's unit cleans his commander's pistol. With difficulty, but it is possible to see the external extractor.
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The Cossack loads the gun.
Another view of the pistol.
The Cossack puts the gun in Kazan's holster.
The holster of Kazan's pistol on the table.


Spanish Mauser M1893

Russian soldiers are armed with Spanish Mauser M1893 rifles. They are fitted with bayonets of Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle (likely from the supplies of M91/30 rifles from USSR during the Spanish Civil war); some rifles are fitted with mockup Mosin Nagant style magazines.

Spanish Mauser M1893 Rifle - 7x57mm Mauser
Russian soldiers, subordinated to Inspector Mirov, in the scene on Beijing railroad station.
A rifle in hands of a soldier in same scene.
A good view of top barrel band of Mauser 1893 and of M1891/30 bayonet.
A rifle in hands of a soldier at the background is fitted with fake protruding magazine.
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Soldiers threaten Prof. Saxton when Mirov demands to open the crate with the frozen creature inside.
A close view of the barrel and bayonet.
A soldier patrols the railway wagon in search of escaped creature. His rifle is fitted with a fake magazine.
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A rifle in hands of a soldier who guards arrested Saxton.

Spanish Mauser M1895 Carbine

Russian Cossacks of Capt. Kazan's unit are armed with Spanish Mauser M1895 Carbines. Chinese soldiers in the opening scene carry same carbines, but with sword bayonets.

Spanish Mauser M1895 Carbine - 7x57mm Mauser
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In the scene on Beijing railroad station Chinese soldiers hold Mauser M1895 carbines with attached sword bayonets (supposedly Spanish M1913, issued for Mauser M1916 and M1943 short rifles). In reality M1895 carbines weren't equipped with bayonets.
A good view of M1895 carbine in hands of a Cossack.
A close view of the handguard.
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Cossacks with carbines in the train.
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An astonished Cossack with a carbine in hands watches Kazan killing Mirov.
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Cossacks shoot at Pujardov, in whose body the alien is now... but in vain.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Dr. Wells (Peter Cushing) owns a Double Barreled Shotgun. Later he gives the shotgun to Sir Alexander Saxton (Christopher Lee).

Remington Model 1889 - 12 Gauge. An example of double barreled shotgun with exposed hammers.
Wells puts his wrapped shotgun on a shelf.
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Wells shows the shotgun to Saxton and Mirov.
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Wells holds the shotgun.
Saxton aims at Pujardov.
Saxton defends Countess Irina Petrovska against undead Cossacks.
The shotgun in hands of Dr. Wells on a promotional image.

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