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Pharaoh's Army

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Pharaoh's Army
Pharaohs Army Poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Robby Henson
Release Date 1995
Studio Cicada Films
ITVS International
Kentucky Educational Television
Main Cast
Character Actor
Captain John Hull Abston Chris Cooper
Sarah Anders Patricia Clarkson
Preacher Kris Kristofferson
Boy Will Lucas
Chicago Robert Joy
Rodie Richard Tyson
Neely Frank Clem
Newt Huckleberry Fox

Pharaoh's Army is a 1995 Western movie directed, written, and produced by Robby Henson, and starring Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, and Kris Kristofferson. During the American Civil War, a small unit of Union troops under the command of Captain John Hull Abston (Cooper) is sent to gather supplies from Kentucky farmers who support the Confederacy. The soldiers arrive at the homestead of Sarah Anders (Clarkson,) who lives with her teenage son while her husband is a Confederate soldier.

The following weapons were used in the film Pharaoh's Army:


Remington 1858 New Army

Captain John Hull Abston (Chris Cooper) and his four men, Corp. Neely (Frank Clem) and Pvts. Chicago (Robert Joy), Rodie (Richard Tyson), and Newt (Huckleberry Fox), carry Remington 1858 New Army revolvers. Capt. Abston and Chicago have blued revolvers, while the three other men have revolvers with brass frames. It should be noted that no brass framed Remingtons were ever manufactured in the 19th century. The guns used in this film are modern, unauthentic creations by Italian replica manufacturers such as Pietta.

Remington 1858 New Army - .44 caliber
Remington 1858 New Army (with a brass frame) - .44 caliber
Rodie holds the brass-framed Remington.
Mrs. Anders' son (Will Lucas) steals the brass-framed revolver from Newt as he lies unconsciousness.
The boy cocks the hammer and aims the revolver at Newt.
Neely carries his brass-framed revolver tucked into his belt.
Chicago holds the blued Remington.
Capt. Abston holds the blued revolver.
He aims at the deserter Rodie.
Abson replaces the empty cylinder of his revolver with a loaded one during the hunt for the sniper.
The boy fires after the departing squad.
An enraged Abston aims his revolver at Sarah and her son.

Colt 1860 Army

Newt is initially seen with a Colt 1860 Army, but when Sarah's son steals Newt's revolver, it switches to a Remington 1858.

Colt 1860 Army - .44 caliber
Newt aims his Colt 1860 Army revolver.
Newt climbs the ladder with his revolver in hand.
A good view of Newt's Colt.

Rifles and Muskets

Springfield 1863

Rodie and Neely carry Springfield 1863 rifled muskets. A Springfield 1863 is also one of the guns used by the sniper. As the movie is set in 1862, these guns are slightly anachronistic.

Springfield Model 1863 - .58 caliber Minie ball. Note straight hammer and screw-retained barrel bands.
Rodie carries the Springfield 1863 attached to his saddle. Such way of carrying of a long infantry rifle would definitely lead to the clogging of the muzzle. Neely carries his rifle on sling at the background.
Neely holds his rifle.
Rodie's rifle is attached to the saddle.
The barrel of Neely's rifle is seen.
Rodie holds his rifle.
The fleeing sniper leaves two rifles, one of which is a Springfield.
Neely holds his rifle.
A Springfield is seen in the cart next to a wounded Newt.
Neely (Frank Clem) holds a Springfield 1863 on a promotional image. The screw-retained barrel band is seen.

Flintlock Hunting Musket / Rifle

Sarah Anders (Patricia Clarkson) owns a flintlock long gun that looks like a kind of Jaeger Rifle. A similar rifle also used by the sniper.

For comparison: Plain German Jaeger rifle - .62 caliber
Capt. Abston takes Mrs. Anders' rifle.
A similar rifle, left by the sniper, leans against the log.
Abston with Mrs. Anders' rifle.
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He returns the rifle.
Mrs. Anders grabs the gun in an attempt to shoot Abston as he leaves.


A photo in Sarah Anders' house shows her husband in Confederate uniform, holding a Colt 1851 Navy revolver.

Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber
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Mr. Anders holds a Colt 1851 Navy in a photo. This photo is supposed to be a genuine image of a participant of the Civil War.

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