Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

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Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1990)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a special episode in Agatha Christie's Poirot film series, made to celebrate the centenary of the author's birth. It is adapted from the very first Christie's first published novel that introduced Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Inspector Japp.


The following weapons were used in the film Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mysterious Affair at Styles:

Contents


Revolvers

Webley

An officer, commanding a unit of reservists on training in Summer 1917, holds a large frame revolver that appears to be some Webley model. Webley .455 Mk VI seems to be a decent guess.

For comparison: Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley
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An officer on horseback holds a revolver.

Rifles and Muskets

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III

British soldiers carry Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III rifles in several scenes. SMLE rifles are also seen in documentary footage (see below).

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* - .303 British
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Marching soldiers carry Lee-Enfield rifles.
A soldier on training.
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Soldiers aims their rifles on training.
The barrel of No.1 Mk.III rifle is seen.

Musket

A pair of anciend muskets is seen on the wall of Cavendishs estate. No kind of lock can be seen, so these guns may be Matchlock (or the locks on these props are simply broken).

For comparison: European Matchlock musket.
An ancient musket is used as a wall decoration.
Another view of a musket.

Footage

Documentary footage of WW1 is seen in several scenes. When in hospital, Lt. Hastings watches chronicle of British offencive in Flandres in July 1917; later he has visions of war in his dreams.

Revolver

An officer holds a revolver of unclear model.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III

Soldiers in trench hold No.1 Mk.III rifles with bayonets.
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Soldiers with No.1 Mk.III rifles in attack.

Lewis Machine Gun

A Lewis Gun is seen mounted on Mk V Female tank.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
The barrel of Lewis machine gun in armoured cover is seen.

Artillery

A battery of 6-inch 30cwt howitzers.
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A heavy field cannon, supposedly a 6-inch Mk VII or Mk XIX.
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A 8-inch howitzer of MkI–MkV series.
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A heavy howitzer or mortar of unclear model.
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A 15-inch howitzer.

Armour

Mark V Female tank.
The barrel of Lewis machine gun in armoured cover is seen.

See Also

Agatha Christie's Poirot
Season 1 (1989)  •  Season 2 (1990)  •  The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1990)  •  Season 3 (1990-1991)  •  Season 4 (1992)  •  Season 5 (1992)  •  Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1994)  •  Murder on the Links (1996)  •  The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (2000)  •  Evil Under the Sun (2001)  •  Murder in Mesopotamia (2001)  •  Five Little Pigs (2003)  •  Death on the Nile (2004)  •  The Hollow (2004)  •  Cards on the Table (2006)  •  After the Funeral (2006)  •  Taken at the Flood (2006)  •  Cat Among the Pigeons (2008)  •  Third Girl (2008)  •  Murder on the Orient Express (2010)  •  The Clocks (2011)  •  Elephants Can Remember (2013)  •  The Big Four (2013)  •  Dead Man's Folly (2013)  •  The Labours of Hercules (2013)  •  Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (2013)



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