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Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood

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Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood
Oktoberfest 1900
Country GER.jpg Germany
CZE.jpg Czech Republic
Language German
Channel Das Erste
Genre Drama
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 6
Main Cast
Character Actor
Curt Prank Misel Maticevic
Maria Hoflinger Martina Gedeck
Roman Hoflinger Klaus Steinbacher
Clara Prank Mercedes Müller
Colina Kandl Brigitte Hobmeier
Anatol Stifter Maximilian Brückner

Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood is a 2020 German-Czech six-part miniseries directed by Hannu Salonen. Munich, 1900: When Curt Prank, a major brewer from Franconia, decides to expand for the Oktoberfest, the balance of power in the city begins to shake. As an “outsider”, Prank is not allowed to acquire a license at the Oktoberfest, let alone serve his Franconian beer. With bribery and extortion, Prank steals five adjacent lands at the Oktoberfest, which at that time could hold a maximum of 300 guests, in order to build a megalomaniac giant tent for six thousand guests. This is a presumptuous plan that pushes the small traditional Munich breweries like the Hoflinger family's Deibel Bräu to the edge of existence and triggers a brutal struggle for survival.

The following weapons were used in the miniseries Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood:


British Constabulary

In Ep. 02 "Die Zeichen der Zeit", Inspektor/Inspector Eder (Eisi Gulp) is seen using a British Constabulary revolver, a Belgian copy of the Webley RIC, the rare version with a Bulldog-pattern cylinder.

Belgian "British Constabulary" revolver, c.1894 - .380
A Belgian version of the Webley Bulldog with folding trigger - .320
Inspector Eder making his way toward the angry crowd with his drawn revolver.
He aims at the lynch mob.
Another view of the lowered revolver.

Apache Pepperbox

Curt Prank (Misel Maticevic) owns an Apache Pepperbox Revolver which he uses in Ep. 03 " Liebe und Kapital", 04 "Anstich", 06 "Das jüngste Gericht".

Apache Revolver - 7mm
After his dastardly deed Curt wipes the blood off his revolver (Ep. 03).
He readies himself to use the Apache Pepperbox (Ep. 04).
At the end of the sixth episode he unflips the trigger. Note the lack of the spike dagger.


Karabiner 98k

Gendarmerie officers in Ep. 02 "Die Zeichen der Zeit" are armed with heavily anachronistic Karabiner 98ks that can only be seen in the background. These carbines are most likely a stand-in for the Gewehr 1898, which was issued for the Bavarian Army in 1900, but historically correct would be the Werder-Gendarmeriekarabiner 88 that was used by Bavarian police forces during that time period (worth mentioning during the 1901 shootout with the Kneißl Brothers).

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A police officer behind Inspector Eder on the right carries his slung carbine. Note the way it lies against his back, a sign of the side-mounted sling swivels.
The silhouette on the left clearly fits a Karabiner 98k.
Two slightly different views of the carbines from distance.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III*

At least one police officer is seen with an anachronistic Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifle over his back, 7 years earlier than it was developed.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mark III* - .303 British
The officer is seen on the far left, the silhouette of the SMLE is clearly visible.

Dreyse Model 1841

During a parade, actors portraying Bavarian soldiers can be seen with Dreyse Model 1841 Needle Guns at the beginning of episode 04 "Anstich".

Dreyse Infanteriegewehr Modell 1841 - 15.4mm
A blurry view of the needle guns presented by the actors.
The first row is preparing for a salvo, while the Dreyses of the second row are seen in detail.
A flyover shot of the column.


The 1902 French movie A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune) is shown to the visitors which includes female soldiers wielding full-length arms which could rather be Mle. 1859, Chassepot 1866 or Gras Model 1874 rifles.

Chassepot 1866/74 - 11x59mmR; for comparison

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