Around the World in 80 Days (2021)

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Around the World in 80 Days
AroundtheWorldin8 Days2021.jpg
Country FRA.jpg France
GER.jpg Germany
ITA.jpg Italy
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
SAF flag.jpg South Africa
Creator Peter McAleese
Genre Adventure
Broadcast 2021
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 8
Main Cast
Character Actor
Phileas Fogg David Tennant
Abigail Fix Leonie Benesch
Passepartout Ibrahim Koma
Nyle Bellamy Peter Sullivan
Aouda Shivaani Ghai
Samanaz Rizelle Januk
Lord Crossley Walter van Dyk



Around the World in 80 Days is a 2021 German-Italian-French television series based on Jules Verne's novel of the same name. The series is produced as a joint project of the European Alliance by the public broadcasters Rai, France Télévisions, and ZDF. In 1872, when a newspaper article claims that one can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, the London eccentric Phileas Fogg bets his friend Bellamy at the Reform Club for 20,000 pounds that he will be able to do just that. He calculates the day of his return to London to be Christmas Eve. He sets off with his new servant Passepartout, a dark-skinned Frenchman, joined by budding journalist Abigail. Abigail documents events during their journey together for a colomne.

The following weapons were used in the miniseries Around the World in 80 Days:


Contents


Revolvers

Chamelot-Delvigne Mle. 1873

An anachronistic Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873 is used by a Parisian Commune member in Ep. 01. A Lefaucheux Revolver would be more accurate for this time period.

Chamelot-Delvigne Mle. 1873 (factory bare finish) - 11x17.8mmR
The Commune member checks his revolver which is eyed by Abigail and Passepartout.
Later as their position is detected the Commune member opens fire at the police.

Tranter M1868

What appears to be a Tranter M1868 is wielded by Jane Digby (Lindsay Duncan) in Ep. 03.

Tranter M1868 - .450
Jane starts aiming the revolver in Abigail's direction.
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She puts it back into her holster.
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Firing the revolver during the ambush.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model (Commercial Version)

Sheik Medjuel El Mezjuel Mezrab (Faical Elkihel) hands over a Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model to Passepartout (Ibrahim Koma) in Ep. 03 to defend himself from ambushes in the dessert.

A commercial aka "civilian" verison of the Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
After taking the revolver from his the horse holster, he makes his way to Passepartout.
Medjuel walking to Passepartout with the revolver in his right hand. The grip is perfectly seen.
He offers the revolver to him.
Passepartout looks at the revolver with concern at the beginning of an ambush.
Filling the revolver's cylinder under stress.

Unknown Revolvers

An unknown revolver is seen in Ep. 04 in Lieutenant Bathurst's (Charlie Hamblett) holster. At the end of Ep. 05, Thomas Kneedling (Anthony Flanagan) is seen with another revolver while threatening Phileas Fogg.

Only the bottom of the grip with the lanyard sling is visible (Ep. 04).
A close up of Kneedling's revolver.
Thomas Kneedling confronts Fogg with his revolver (Ep. 05).

Colt Single Action Army

A Colt Single Action Army is wielded by Bass Reeves (Gary Beadle) in Ep. 07 that is referred as "Single Action Colt" by Abigail Fix (Leonie Benesch) which he confirms and calls it a "Peacemaker". Ambrose Abernathy (John Light) is also seen with an SAA. The SAA was only produced one year later.

Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel aka "Artillery" model with wooden grips - .45 Long Colt
Abigail examines Bass' Colt.
Ambrose with the SAA captured from Bass.
A general view of Ambrose rasing his SAA.
Bass holds his Colt up to calm down Passepartout.

Colt 1849 Pocket

Bass gives Abigail a Colt 1849 Pocket revolver which he took from Ambrose. It is called a ".22 Colt Pocket Revolver".

Colt 1849 Pocket with 4" barrel - .31 caliber
Euphorically eyeing the received revolver.
Abigail is confused by Bass' offer to keep the Colt for herself.

Colt 1851 Navy

Two of Abernathy's men have Colt 1851 Navy revolvers.

Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber
Fogg gets an unlucky view of the Colt Navy.
The cowby aims at Fogg.
The Colt Navy lying on the ground before picked up by Passepartout.
Passerpartout hands over the Colt to Bass.

Rifles

Gras Mle. 1874

In Ep. 01 Gérard (Loic Djani) uses a Gras Model 1874 standing in for an accurate Chassepot 1866 rifle in an attempt to assassinate the French President.

Fusil Gras Modèle 1874 - 11x59mm Gras
Gérard's brother in arms cycles the bolt handle.
After getting in position, Gérard waits for an opportunity. Note: If the edges of the hex receiver were beveled, this rifle would be a converted Chassepot 1866/74T. Every time the camera is on a close-up, the bolt is always seen in the backward position to probably disguise the correct rifle type.
Trying to load a round under stress.
Fogg looks at his Hip flask which caught the Gras' bullet (Ep. 08).

Lebel Mle. 1886

Another out-of-time rifle but of French origin is the Lebel 1886 which is used by the French Gendarmerie. This is most likely because not so many Gras rifles were available.

Lebel Model 1886 - 8x50mmR Lebel
French Gendarmerie officers guarding the entrance as President Adolphe Thiers (Alain Guillo) getting out.
An officer hastily gets in postion with his rifle.
Four Gendarms fire their Lebels at the sniper's position.
Various Gendarms starring into the sky.

Remington Rolling Block

A Remington Rolling Block variant is seen with Sheik Medjuel El Mezjuel Mezrab in Ep. 03.

Springfield Model 1870 Remington-Navy - .50-70 Government
Medjuel hols his rifle at the ready.
He fires at a horse riding bedouin.
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Two views of the rear part.

Martini-Henry

As the trio travels through India in Ep. 04, a garrison of British-Indian troops can be seen with Martini-Henry Rifles. The use of these rifles in November 1872 seems correct, since the Mk. I was introduced one year earlier but the soldiers also appear to be armed with the improved Mk. II and III variants. British soldiers in Hong Kong in Ep. 06 are also armed with Martini-Henrys.

Martini-Henry Mk. I (1871-1876) - .577-.450 caliber; for comparision.
The soldiers spreading out in an Indian village.
Jim (Liam Walsh) about to enter a hut with his rifle.
A soldier searchers for the missing soldier
The left side of the same held rifle.
The breech-loading is seen behind Arjan (Kiroshan Naidoo).
The muzzle is seen (Ep. 04).
A guard with a slung Martini-Henry, which appears to be a carbine (Ep. 05).

Winchester Model 1866

A Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" rifle is carried by Sally (Elena Saurel) in Ep. 07.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle - .44 RF
Sally points her Winchester at Bass to prevent him to do anything stupid.
She quickly takes aims at him.

Winchester Model 1866 Carbine

Bass Reeves uses a Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" carbine.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF
Bass stops the carrage with his Winchester.
He points his carbine at unwanted casts in the saloon.
Passepartout throws the carbine to Bass.
A close-up of cycling the carbine.
Fogg holds Ambrose at gunpoint.

Other

Blunderbuss

Monsieur Lome (André Penvern) owns a Blunderbuss with which he surprises the trio.

Blunderbuss Flintlock
Monsieur Lome encounters Abigail and Passepartout with his Blunderbuss.
He points it at Phileas Fogg.


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