Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was a 1979 seven-part drama spy miniseries originally produced for the BBC. Directed by John Irvin and produced by Jonathan Powell, the television miniseries was an adaptation of the 1974 novel by the same name by John le Carré. The cast included Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate and George Sewell. The miniseries was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom on September 10, 1979 and in the United States over a year later on September 29, 1980. A feature film adaptation starring Gary Oldman was released in 2011.

The following firearms can be seen in the miniseries Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy:



CZ 50

Jim Prideaux (Ian Bannen) retrieves a Czech CZ 50 hidden inside a toy gun carton at a toy shop in Czechoslovakia, he goes to a restroom were he wrapps a rubber band around its grip and checks it out. Later, while at the remote cabin where he's suposed to meet with a defecting Czech genarel, he suspects something is wrong and uses it to threaten the driver and to make him put on his coat and walk up to the cabin in his place.

CZ 50 - 32 ACP
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Jim removes what appears to be a Tokarev pistol from the drivers jacket pocket before he puts his own gun to the drivers neck and orders him to get out.

TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
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Beretta Model 1934

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP. On the slide are reported the year of production (in this case 1941) and in Roman numerals the fascist year

Walther PPK

Walther PPK - 7.65x17mm Auto (.32 ACP)

Submachine Guns


Czech Sa.25 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm


MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm

Madsen M50

Madsen M50 submachine gun 9x19mm


Sturmgewehr 44

One of the Czech boarderguards is seen with a Sturmgewehr 44 while Jim waits to get approved to enter Czechoslovakia.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
Czech boarderguard patroling with a Sturmgwewhr 44.

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