Ned Kelly (2003)
Ned Kelly is a 2003 historical drama that focuses on the life of notorious Australian Bush-ranger Ned Kelly during the late 1870s. The film stars Heath Ledger as Ned Kelly, Orlando Bloom as Joe Byrne, Geoffrey Rush as Francis Hare, and Naomi Watts as Julia Cook.
The firearms are portrayed with unusual historical accuracy. It is one of the few films in which characters are shown loading cap-&-ball revolvers from powder-flasks. As in real life, the Kelly's guns at first are all rather old-fashioned, and partly home-made, because they were poor and couldn't afford the latest 1870s breech-loading repeaters available to landowners and the police. As they became successful bushrangers they up-graded their armoury.
The following weapons can be seen in the film Ned Kelly:
The Colt 1851 Navy is seen in the hands of the majority of Ned's gang in the film.
Remington 1858 New Army
Some characters are also armed with Remington 1858 New Army Revolvers.
Remington 1858 New Army Snub Nose
Ned Kelly (Heath Ledger) as well as Joe Byrne (Orlando Bloom) use a Remington 1858 New Army Snub Nose Revolver. Remington did not manufacture such short pistols but they were sometimes cut down privately for better concealment.
The British-made Snider-Enfield Rifle is the most commonly seen rifle in the film, used by Ned Kelly as well as members of the Victorian Police. In reality, Ned Kelly carried and used a Snider-Enfield Carbine he named "Betty" which was his most prized rifle.
Some Victorian Police are also seen armed with Martini-Henry Rifles.
Sawn-Off .577 Carbine
Early on in the film, Ned Kelly is seen using a sawn-off .577 Carbine as his main weapon. The real Ned Kelly actually did carry one of these (given him by bushranger Harry Power to whom he'd been 'apprenticed' as a teenager) and it was supposed to be one of his favorite weapons, though he quit using it later on in life.
Colt 1878 Coach Shotgun
Ned takes a Colt Model 1878 Coach Shotgun from Officer McIntyre (Tim Wright).