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Patriot, The (2000)
The Patriot is a 2000 American Revolutionary War film that stars Mel Gibson as Benjamin Martin, a former soldier who tries to protect his family from becoming involved in the American colonists' effort for independence, but is drawn into the fight after a tragic encounter with British forces. The film was directed by Roland Emmerich and the cast included Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs, and Adam Baldwin.
The following weapons were used in the film The Patriot:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Kentucky Flintlock Rifle
Several Kentucky flintlock rifles are used by Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) and his sons when he tries to rescue his older son Gabriel Martin (Heath Ledger) from British soldiers. The rifle was custom built for Mel Gibson by artist Frank House, who also had a hand in training the actor on how to use it.
Various Flintlock Pistols are used by numerous characters including Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) and Colonel Tavington (Jason Isaacs). Benjamin Martin's pistol was on loan from a collector, who happened to share the same initials as Mel Gibson's character. Tavington's pistol was built from a kit.
Brown Bess Flintlock Musket
The Brown Bess appears as the standard flintlock musket of the British Army. Always seen with a bayonet.
Several militia members are seen armed with the Charleville 1766 flintlock musket including Gabriel Martin (Heath Ledger), who fires it several times during the film, most notably when he wounds Colonel Tavington.
A Flintlock Fowler (the 18th century equivalent of a shotgun) is seen being fired by Samuel Martin (Bryan Chafin) during the rescue of Gabriel Martin.