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Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazul)

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Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazul)
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Cinema Poster
Country ROU-com.jpg Romania
ITA.jpg Italia
FRA.jpg France
Directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu
Release Date 1971
Language Romanian
Studio România Film
Distributor Romaniafilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazul) Amza Pellea
Sigismund Báthory Ion Besoiu
Selim Pasha Sergiu Nicolaescu

Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazul) is a 1971 Romanian war drama directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu. The movie tells about life of the Mihai Viteazul (known in English as Michael the Brave), the well known Wallachian warlord during the Long Turkish War.

PC. While the story take place at the late 15 century, all firing firearms is the modern guns, often even not mocked up as antique guns.

The following weapons were used in the film Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazul):


Augustin Model 1851 (Mocked up as flintlock pistol)

Several Augustin Model 1851s crudely mocked up as flintlock pistols can be seen in the hands of varios uncredited characters.

Kavalleriepistole M. 1851 - 17,1 mm
Good view of the muzzle.
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Cosmetic frizzen spring on the side of the lock plate is the only part of flintlock masquarade.
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Flintlock Pistol

Radu Buzescu (Septimiu Sever) holds two Flintlock Pistols during the battle, but had never fires it.

Russian Cavalry Pistol M1809 - .70 cal
Two pistols on the table.
Radu Buzescu (Septimiu Sever) readies the pistol.


VZ-24 Czech Mauser (Mocked Up as musket)

Several soldiers were armed with the VZ-24 Czech Mauser rifles crudely mocked up as muskets.

Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The bolt is clearly seen.
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The rifles is fireng. Due the lack a flash from the blasting aperture, we can understand, that's actuly not a muzzleloaded firearm.
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Mosin Nagant Rifle

Varios Wallachian soldiers can be seen armed with the Mosin Nagant Rifle.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Typical shape of the Mosin-Nagant magazin a seen here.
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Mannlicher M1893

One Wallachian soldier briefly holds Mannlicher M1893.

Mannlicher M1893 rifle - .8×50mmR Mannlicher. Standart long firearm of the Kingdom of Romania between 1893 to 1938.
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Smoothbore muzzleload cannons were used by varios armies throughout the movie.

Naval cannon - 18th century
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