The flare launched from Fort William Henry, during the bombardment scene was equipped with a parachute to provide longer use. This type of flare was not invented until shortly before the First World War.
The bars of the cell in Fort William Henry, in which Hawkeye was detained, were deformed reinforcing rod (rebar). Reinforcing rod was not used in construction until at least 1848, but deformed rod requires specialized rolling machinery which did not exist at that time.
At Cameron's Cabin, Uncas say's they saw fields belonging to Chief Joseph Brandt. This was supposed to be set in 1757, Chief Brandt would have been about 16 years old and wasn't a war Chief yet. In fact he would have been in Connecticut at Wheelock's school.
During the scene at Fort William Henry where the colonials are arguing with General Munro about releasing them to go back to their farms, Cora is shown standing in a doorway. In the first scene where she is first shown, the doorway is over her left shoulder. In the subsequent scene, the doorway is over her right shoulder and she ultimately exits through this doorway.
As the British Army is retreating from Fort William-Henry, Magua ambushes the British. At one point in the battle, Major Duncan Heyward is commanding a small group of British soldiers. Most of them get killed, and he begins to run away. The bayonet on his rifle disappears soon after he shoots one of the Indians.
When the party going to Fort William Henry is attacked, Alice's hair is pinned up in a complex pattern. However, a few minutes later her hair is completely down and there is no evidence that it was ever done up at all.
After Chingachook delivers the final blow that kills Magua the first shot is of him from the waist up. He begins to raise his right foot to disengage Magua's body from the war club blade. The next shot shows his left foot raised and disengaging Magua's body from the blade of the club.
When explaining that they are heading to Kentucky for the winter, in telling Major Hayward how they plan to get there, Hawkeye says they "face to the north, and all of a sudden turn left." Which is fine if you're in North Carolina where there movie was filmed, but terribly off if you're supposed to be in upstate New York where the novel and movie take place.
There are a number of scenes at Fort William Henry where Scottish or Highland soldiers in highland regalia are depicted , there were no Scottish or Highland soldiers present, the two regiments present were the 35th Foot (Sussex) and the 60th Foot (Royal American) who wore conventional British Infantry uniforms, not highland.
The French are seen lighting the bomb fuses in their mortars and then firing the mortars, when by the Seven Years' War it was discovered that the flash was sufficient to ignite the fuse on a bomb (and indeed safer).
When Alice is first introduced, she tells Duncan "I absolutely cannot wait to return to Portman Square, having been to the wilderness." The film is set in 1757, but the construction of Portman Square would not begin until eight years, in 1765, and it would not be completed until 1784. She could not possibly have seen it.
When Colonel Munro learns that General Webb has sent reinforcements to another fort only 12 miles away, he orders that a runner be sent. On clear, windless nights, the sounds of cannon fire can travel up to 50 miles. So General Webb would have known that Munro's fort was under attack.
With regard to the scene where Hawkeye and the other militiamen attempt to aid their courier in his attempt to leave Fort William and Henry for Fort Edward in pitch blackness: The nickname of the lead character is 'Hawkeye'. not 'Owl-eye'. It's difficult to believe that he can pick out a man at some two to three hundred yards range in the dark and shoot that same man dead.
Gray rock-textured canvas, presumably covering modern trail signs or graffiti, is clearly visible in final scenes. Hawkeye bumps a canvas while running through underpass, and a larger portion is visible as he returns to embrace Cora after Magua's death.
When Major Heyward and Cora Munro first meet and discuss marriage, there is a large sheet on a washing line flapping violently in the wind. However, none of the three characters in this scene is remotely affected by the wind.
Just after they send their canoes down the waterfall and right before going into the cave, the water on the left edge of the waterfall vanishes and reappears as it is falling. Patches of the water appear to have been digitally cut out.