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Slave Coast (Cobra Verde)

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Slave Coast
(Cobra Verde)
Cobra Verde poster.jpg
Movie poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
Ghana.jpg Ghana
Directed by Werner Herzog
Release Date 1987
Language German
Studio Werner Herzog Filmproduktion
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Ghana Film Industry
Distributor Werner Herzog Filmproduktion
Main Cast
Character Actor
Francisco Manoel da Silva aka Cobra Verde Klaus Kinski
Taparica King Ampaw
Don Octavio Coutinho José Lewgoy
Captain Fraternidade Salvatore Basile
Bernabé Peter Berling
Euclides Guillermo Coronel
Bossa Ahadee Nana Agyefi Kwame II
Yovogan Nana Fedu Abodo
Bakoko Kofi Yerenkyi
Kankpé Kwesi Fase

Slave Coast (also known as Cobra Verde) is a 1987 German-Ghana adventure drama.

The following weapons were used in the film Slave Coast (Cobra Verde):


Long Guns

Bolt Action Rifle

Francisco Manoel da Silva (Klaus Kinski) carries Bolt Action Rifle with unusual appearance at the film beginning. It's presumably a .22 caliber single-shot rifle, like FN Model 1912, with a custom made buttstock and bolt handle with a large ring (for a more convenient/quick grip when reloading).

Single shot FN Model 1912 Rifle - .22 Cal, with a 18" barrel (for comparison).
Francisco Manoel da Silva walks with the rifle in hands.
Another view of Francisco's rifle.
Francisco Manoel da Silva puts his rifle near the door.
The rifle is seen.
Francisco Manoel da Silva raises his rifle...
... and aims it.

Remington Rolling Block

Several Brazilian Army soldiers can be seen armed with the Remington Rolling Blocks.

Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block Carbine - .50-45
Brazilian Army soldier hold their carbines.
Another soldier brandishes his carbine.
A slightly other view of the carbine.
The hammer can be seen.
The trigger guard can be seen.
Another perspective.
The hammer...
...and trigger guard can be seen.
Brazilian Army soldier (second from the left) holds the Carbine.

Percussion Carbine

One of the Dahomey Royal Guard carries a percussion carbine.

For comparison: Russian M1849 percussion cap cavalry carbine
Dahomey Royal Guard (at the left) raises his Carbine.
A slightly other view of his Carbine.
The hammer can be seen.
A more close view of the gun.
The lock is seen.

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy"

A Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" can be briefly seen two times.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle - .44 RF
Brazilian Army soldier aims the rifle (pointed by the red arrow).
Brazilian Army soldier (at the left) holds Winchester.

Percussion Shotgun

Numerous Dahomey Army soldiers was armed with the Percussion Shotguns, possibly, stands for Moukhala Muskets.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

16 Gauge Percussion Shotgun with a 33 barrel.
Moukhala with snaphance lock, Džeferdar with miquelet lock, two moukhala converted to percussion lock (for comparison).
Dahomey Army soldiers marches, guns in hands.
Dahomey Army soldiers hold their guns. Percussion locks can be seen.
Dahomey Royal guards raises their guns.
A slightly other view of the same scene.
Dahomey soldier brandishes the gun (pointed by the red arrow) during the battle. Note the barrel with ramrod of the similar looking gun at the background center.
The buttstock of the gun is seen.
The trigger guard can be seen.
Dahomey Army soldiers hold their guns.
Dahomey Royal guards hold their guns.
Dahomey Army soldiers (at the center) hold similar looking guns.
Dahomey Amazon brandishes the gun.
Dahomey Army soldiers hold their guns. The single barrel band and trigger guard can be seen.

Springfield Model 1842

At least two Dahomey Army soldiers briefly hold a Springfield Model 1842s, possibly stands for Moukhala Muskets.

Springfield Model 1840 flintlock musket - .69 Smoothbore. The predecessor of Model 1842. Many of M1840s were converted to percussion lock.
Dahomey Army soldier (second from the left) holds the gun.
The barrel length...
And muzzle can be seen.
Dahomey Army soldier (far right) holds similar looking gun.
A slightly other view of his gun.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*

Several characters, include Francisco Manoel da Silva (Klaus Kinski) uses Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* rifles. This is a heavy anachronism when a story occurs, since even the original Lee-Metford was not available until 1888, but the SMLE was obviously used due to its wide availability. As a Brazilian envoy, Francisco in reality would most likely offer American guns (such as, for example, the Rolling Block).

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
Numerous SMLE rifles is seen on the ground.
Francisco Manoel da Silva grabs the SMLE...
...raises it...
...working the bolt...
...and fires it.
Francisco Manoel da Silva show the SMLE to Dahomey men.
Dahomey man holds the SMLE.
Francisco Manoel da Silva holds the SMLE in the crowd of Dahomey Amazons.
Taparica (King Ampaw) holds the SMLE.
Dahomey man holds a bundle of SMLE rifles.


Heavy Cannon

Two heavy cannons can be seen at the Elmina Castle.

The cannon is seen at the background, right.
Another view of the same scene.
A more close view.
Another view of the same cannons (pointed by the red arrow).

Light Cannon

Abandoned light cannon is seen on the floor of Elmina Castle.

The barrel...
...of the cannon is seen.

Naval Cannon

A naval cannon appeared at the one point.

3-inch Naval Cannon
The cannon is seen at the background during the battle.
A more close view.

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