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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins

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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins
(Rurôni Kenshin:
Meiji kenkaku roman tan)
Rurouni Kenshin poster.jpg
Movie poster
Country Japan.jpg Japan
Directed by Keishi Ohtomo
Release Date 2012
Language Japanese
Studio C&I Entertainment
IMJ Entertainment
RoC Works Co.
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Kenshin Himura Takeru Satô
Kaoru Kamiya Emi Takei
Megumi Takani Yû Aoi
Sanosuke Sagara Munetaka Aoki
Gein Gô Ayano
Saito Hajime Yôsuke Eguchi
Kanryuu Takeda Teruyuki Kagawa
Jine Udo Kôji Kikkawa
Akira Kiyosato Masataka Kubota
Yamagata Aritomo Eiji Okuda

Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (るろうに剣心 Rurouni Kenshin) is a 2012 Japanese action movie, based on the manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki.

The following weapons were used in the film Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins:



Flintlock Pistol

Two Flintlock Pistols are seen in Kanryuu's mansion.

British Heavy Dragoon Pistol - .62 caliber
Two flintlock pistols are seen on the wall (circled in red).
A slightly better view of these guns.

J.R. Cooper Pepperbox

Gein (Gô Ayano) fires a five-shot pepperbox during the brawl with Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satô). The same prop is seen in Kanryuu's mansion. It appears to be a rare version of the J.R. Cooper Pepperbox with folding trigger.

A six shot pepperbox percussion revolver. Stamped 7 December 1843. Registered by JR Cooper No 86. Under hammer ,self cocking and chequered walnut grips
J.R. Cooper pepperbox.
Two handguns hang on the wall (circled in red).
A closer view of the bottom one (pointed by the red arrow).
Two handguns are fired by Gein. The pepperbox is in Gein's right hand.
Gein raises the five-shot pepperbox...
...and fires it. The Turnover Pistol is perfectly seen in Gein's left hand.
Gein aims his handguns akimbo.

Turnover Flintlock Pistol (converted to percussion)

Gein's second firearm is a three-barreled Turnover Flintlock Pistol, converted to percussion. For some reason, the lock is on the other side. The same prop is seen in Kanryuu's mansion.

Kolser S.A. made replica of a three barrel turnover flintlock pistol, made in Augsburg in 1775 (hand-rotated).
Two handguns hang on the wall (circled in red).
Gein pulls his pistol.
Two handguns are fired by Gein. The Turnover Pistol is in Gein's left hand.
The Turnover Pistol is perfectly seen.
Gein aims his handguns akimbo.
A good view of the Turnover Pistol. Note the spring, which proves this pistol was converted from a flintlock.

Colt 1851 Navy

Kanryuu Takeda (Teruyuki Kagawa), as well as several of his henchmen, can be seen armed with Colt 1851 Navys during the raid on his mansion.

Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber.
Numerous Colts are hidden behind the books (circled in red).
One of Takeda's henchmen holds the Colt. Numerous similar Colts are tucked into his belt.
The henchman threatens Megumi Takani (Yû Aoi) with his Colt. At least three similar Colts can be seen tucked into his belt.
The henchman aims the Colt. Kanryuu Takeda operates the Gatling Gun.
Kanryuu Takeda pulls his Colt...
...but is threatens by Kenshin's katana.
A henchman takes cover, Colt in hand.


M1867 Tabatière Rifle

What appear to be M1867 Tabatière rifles are used by several of the shogun's troops, samurai, Shinsengumi, and Imperial soldiers during the Battle of Toba-Fushimi.

Snider Enfield Mk.II** Short Rifle - .577 Snider. The French M1867 Tabatiere Rifle has a similar appearance.
A samurai fires his rifle.
The barrel can be seen.
Another samurai shoots a rival samurai.
Two samurai aims their rifles.
A better view of the lock.
Another samurai fires his rifle.
Numerous rifles are aimed.
Imperial soldiers salute after winning the battle.

Snider-Enfield Rifle

A Snider-Enfield Rifles is also seen during the Battle of Toba-Fushimi.

Snider-Enfield Mk.II** Infantry Rifle - .577 Snider
Samurai grapple for the rifle.
A samurai holds his rifle...
...while being shot.
Two samurai aim their rifles.
Another samurai runs, rifle in hands.
Numerous samurai with the rifles during close combat.
The rifle is seen on the battlefield, partly covered by the snow (pointed by the red arrow).

Arisaka Type 38

Two Imperial Japanese Army soldiers holds Arisaka Type 38s at the one point. The film is set primarily in the late 1870s, making these rifles anachronistic.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
Two soldiers hold their rifles.
The rifle of the left one can be seen better.

Machine Guns

Gatling Gun

Kanryuu Takeda (Teruyuki Kagawa) fires a Gatling Gun during the battle with Kenshin Himura and Sanosuke Sagara (Munetaka Aoki).

British M1865 Gatling Gun at the Royal Artillery Museum with hopper feed - .58 Rimfire / .50-70
The partly-disassembled Gatling Gun can be seen in its box.
Note the number of barrels.
Kanryuu Takeda fires his Gatling Gun.
A view from the other side.
Kanryuu Takeda aims the Gatling Gun. His henchman holds a Colt revolver.
A view from the other side.
A closer view of the Gatling Gun.
The closest view of the gun.
The Gatling Gun is aimed.
Another perspective.
The rear part of the Gatling Gun can be perfectly seen.

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