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In the new Sherlock Holmes movie, they flashed a lot of nice compact revolvers around. Can anybody identify the revlovers which were used?
They made them all look very cool.
Here is a link to a nice article discussing the firearms used in the novels.
This is a pretty cool site. I don't know how accurate it is, but who knows?
Mark I Adams Revolver (Beaumont-Adams Conversion) 5 shot .450 Boxer caliber, 6 inch barrel. Originally .54 caliber percussion. Conversion date on left side of frame. These guns were arsenal refinish during time of conversion making some of the original stamps unreadable. Ejector housing added during conversion. Round plug in grips is original. Has "out-of-service" cancellation marks on right side of frame. "W.D." and "Broad Arrow". Serial number on frame behind trigger bow - also on cylinder. Also stamped with "ADAMS PATENT No." The number is not undistinguishable.
Left side frame stamped "1.73" Jan 1873. Date when it was converted to centerfire. Top strap of frame engraved with undistinguishable words.
Made by Adams Patent Small Arms Co. 391 Strand, London England.
First revolver issued to the North West Mounted Police in 1874. There were no arsenal marking indicating they were issued to the NWMP.
A Sharps Pepperbox was used by Holmes in the series featuring the late Jeremy Brett. In "The Final Problem" Holmes faces his mortal enemy Moriarty with one, and in another, "The Greek Interpreter" Mycroft Holmes, (Sherlock's irrassable brother) "acquires" another Sharps from a laughing fiend and holds him for the police.
"Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy, that our youths will be trained by Northern school teachers; learn from Northern school books THEIR version of the war; and taught to regard our gallent dead as traitors and our maimed veterans as fit subjects of derision.
General Patrick Cleburne CSA
No way that New Line Colt was a .38.
Probably .32 RF.
Ah - from a time when Britain - was Great!
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