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With Fire and Sword (Ogniem i mieczem)

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With Fire and Sword
(Ogniem i mieczem)
DVD Cover
Country POL.jpg Poland
Directed by Jerzy Hoffman
Release Date 1999
Language Polish
Studio Agencja Produkcji Filmowej
Distributor Syrena EG
Main Cast
Character Actor
Helena Kurcewiczówna Izabella Scorupco
Jan Skrzetuski Michal Zebrowski
Bohun Aleksandr Domogarov
Jerzy Michał Wołodyjowski Zbigniew Zamachowski
Jeremi Wiśniowecki Andrzej Seweryn
Jan Onufry Zagłoba Krzysztof Kowalewski
Bohdan Zenobi Chmielnicki Bogdan Stupka

With Fire and Sword (original title is Ogniem i mieczem) is the 1999 war epic four-part made-for-TV movie, directed by Jerzy Hoffman and based on the novel of famous Polish writer Henryk Sienkiewicz. This film is the thirds of the trilogy, which also include Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969) and The Deluge (Potop) (1974).

The following weapons were used in the film With Fire and Sword (Ogniem i mieczem):


IZh-K (mocked-up as Wheellock Pistol)

Many various characters uses the IZh-Ks, mocked up Wheellock Pistols, by saving-off buttstock and barrel and addin facke wheellock mechanism. This guns was used by Jan Skrzetuski (Michal Zebrowski) and othe Polish soldiers (include Jerzy Michał Wołodyjowski (Zbigniew Zamachowski), Longinus Podbipięta (Wiktor Zborowski), Jan Onufry Zagłoba (Krzysztof Kowalewski), Rzędzian (Wojciech Malajkat), Bohun (Aleksandr Domogarov). Helena Kurcewiczówna (Izabella Scorupco) also fires this pistol at the one sciene. Cossacks (include Barabasz (Dariusz Gnatowski) also can be seen armed with IZh-Ks, mocked up Wheellock Pistols.

Izhmekh IZh-K - 16 Gauge
Wheellock pistol
A Polish soldier fires his "pistol" at tatars. Note the typicla spur on the trigger guard and hammer. The hammer, which lack IZh-18 are seen as well.
A cossack Barabasz (Dariusz Gnatowski) carries his "pistol" on his belt. While the mock-up is a very high quality, after a close inspiction, the fake whellock is seen. Also note the spur.
Ogniem i mieczem pistol 3.jpg
Note the grooves on the stock allows to differ IZh-K from its descendant IZh-17.
Cossacks fires their "pistols". The grooves on the stock are perfectly seen.
Helena Kurcewiczówna (Izabella Scorupco) fires her "pistol".
Ogniem i mieczem pistol 7.jpg
The grooves on the stock are seen.
Jerzy Michał Wołodyjowski (Zbigniew Zamachowski) draws his "pistol".
Longinus Podbipieta (Wiktor Zborowski) holds his "pistols" akimbo. The mock-up is seen.
"Pistol" in the hands of Bohun (Aleksandr Domogarov).The grrove can be seen.

IZh-18 (mocked up as Flintlock Pistol)

Bohun (Aleksandr Domogarov) fires an IZh-18, mocked-up as Flintlock Pistol at the one moment.

Izhmekh IZh-17 single barreled Sawed Off shotgun - 16 gauge
British Heavy Dragoon Pistol - .62 caliber
Note the lack of the groove on the stock, which differ this gun from IZh-K.


Wheellock Musket

Several ukrainian cossacks can be seen armed with the Wheellock Musket.

Wheellock Arquebus (17th Century)
Ogniem i mieczem musket 2.jpg

Matchlock Musket

Polish soldiers, as well as Ukrainian cossacks uses the Matchlock Muskets many times.

A Matchlock musket.
Cossacks carries their muskets.
Ogniem i mieczem musket 2.jpg
Ogniem i mieczem musket 3.jpg
Cossacks fires their muskets.
Polish soldier holds his musket.
Ogniem i mieczem musket 6.jpg
Polish soldiers takes aim with their muskets...
...and fires it.

Jezail musket

Czeremis (Andrzej Pieczynski) owns the Jezail musket.

Ottoman musket
Czeremis (at the left) holds his musket.
Czeremis fires his musket at air.
Ogniem i mieczem jezail 3.jpg
Ogniem i mieczem jezail 4.jpg


Mosin Nagant M91/30

Heavy anachronistic Mosin Nagant M91/30s is the weapons of polish soldiers at 0:58 of third part of the film. Maybe, Polish filmmakers didn't have so much antique firearms.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Ogniem i mieczem mosin 1.jpg
Shape of the bolt is a good seen.
Mosin-Nagant magazine can be seen here.

Heavy Weapons


Smoothbore muzzleload cannons is the very common usebly heavy firearm, that was used by cossacks and Polish soldiers.

Naval cannon - 18th century
Close view of the muzzle.
Ogniem i mieczem cannon 5.jpg
Ogniem i mieczem cannon 6.jpg
Polish soldiers fires their cannons.

Swivel cannon

Cossacks uses a Swivel cannon.

Swivel gun - 18th century
Ogniem i mieczem cannon 1.jpg
Ogniem i mieczem cannon 2.jpg
Ogniem i mieczem cannon 4.jpg

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