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Silver Mask (Masca de argint), The
The Silver Mask (Masca de argint) is a Romanian 1985 adventure movie directed by Gheorghe Vitanidis and starring Florin Piersic as noble brigand Margelatu "The Yellow Rose". The plot is set in the Principality of Wallachia (modern Romania) before the Revolution of 1848 and directly follows the events of Misterele Bucurestilor. After the unsuccessful rebellion in Bucharest Margelatu is imprisoned, but his friend Hare Lip helps him to escape. Meanwhile Margelatu's archenemy Agatha Slatineanu (Marga Barbu) and a swindler Serge Troianoff, posing as a Russian banker, try to get hand on treasures that are intended for the "Justice and Brotherhood" organisation. And to make things even more complicated, a mysterious ruthless robber in silver mask poses himself as Margelatu.
The movie is the fourth of the six about the adventures of Margelatu.
The following weapons were used in the film The Silver Mask (Masca de argint):
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
In all six movies Margelatu (Florin Piersic) carries his signature weapon, an eight-barrel pepperbox. The gun is a custom prop, generally resembling Lefaucheux and Francotte models but with separate barrels, like on Mariette Pepperbox.
For a trivia about the gun see the page for the second film.
Percussion Cap Pistol
Percussion Cap Pistols are widely used throughout the movie, notably by Hare Lip (Szabolcs Cseh), Aristide aka Silver Mask (Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan) and Serge Troianoff (Alexandru Repan).
A Flintlock Pistol is used by Aristide aka Silver Mask (Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan).
Single Barreled Shotgun (visually modified as Percussion Cap Pistol)
Some percussion cap pistols turn out to be visually modified Single Barreled Shotguns with exposed hammer.
Izhmekh IZh-K (visually modified)
Full-stock Single Barreled Shotguns, visually modified by adding a long handguard and additional barrel bands, stand for muskets in various scenes. They aren't fitted with any kind of fake flintlock or percussion cap lock. The spur of the trigger guard and the groove on the stock, combined with the general shape, allow to make a decent guess that the shotguns are Izhmekh IZh-K (but there is a possibility that this is some other model, maybe of local Romanian production).
During the shootout on the village market one soldier is armed with a M1879 Peabody-Martini rifle. This gun was a service rifle of Romanian army in 1880s and doesn't fit for 1840s.
Mauser Gewehr 1871 (visually modified)
Some muskets, seen in the movie, turn out to be visually modified bolt action Mauser Gewehr 1871 rifles, with removed bolt handles and fitted with mockup flintlocks. Unlike the previous film of the series, they aren't seen close, but the general outlook allows to make such guess.