Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey
DownAbbey.jpg
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Channel ITV 1
Genre History
Drama
Broadcast 2010–2015
No. of Episodes 52
Main Cast
Character Actor
Robert Crawley Hugh Bonneville
Matthew Crawley Dan Stevens
Mary Talbot Michelle Dockery
Edith Pelham Laura Carmichael
William Mason Thomas Howes
Oliver Siebeck Tom Cullen
Frank Schaff Julian Ovenden
Henry Talbot Matthew Goode



Downton Abbey is a British television series produced for the ITV broadcaster, with the idea and most of the scripts being written by Julian Fellowes (Tomorrow Never Dies). Downton Abbey is about the fate of a noble family and its staff at the beginning of the 20th century, major events and upheavals (such as the sinking of the Titanic, the introduction of women's suffrage, the outbreak of the First World War and the Spanish flu, the Irish Revolutionary War).


The following weapons were used in the television series Downton Abbey:

Contents


Revolvers

Webley Mk. VI

The Webley Mk. VI revolver is used by British officers including Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) during the Great War.

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Matthew takes cover with his Webley (S2E04).
He prepares the charge on August 8th 1918 (S2E05).

Rifles

Lee-Enfield No. I Mk III

The Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III rifle is used by British troops during Season 2 including William Mason (Thomas Howes). Some are equipped with the "cup" rifle grenade launcher.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III - .303 British
Cup type grenade discharger for the Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III.
British soldiers retreating during the Battle of the Somme (S2E01).
A closer view of a SMLE the magazine cutoff is seen (S2E01).
British soldier before the Battle of Amiens. A SMLE with "cup" grenade launcher is seen on the left (S2E05).

Lee-Enfield No. I Mk III*

Some British soldiers are also seen with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during the First World War.
A Soldier resting near a British trench (S2E04).
A wounded British soldier lies on the battlefield with his SMLE No. I Mk III* (S2E05).

Mauser Gewehr 1898

The Mauser Gewehr 1898 is used by German solders.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers fire at Matthew and William (S2E04).
German soldiers in a trench during the Battle of Amiens (S2E05).

Czech Mauser 98/22

Some German soldiers can be seen with anachronistic VZ-98/22 Czech Mausers standing for correct G98s.

BRNO Vz.98/22 Czech Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The second German from the front aims his Czech Mauser (S2E05).

Mauser 98AZ Carbine

The Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine is also used by German soldiers.

Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine - 7.92x57mm.
The Carbine is seen on the left (S2E05).

Machine Guns

Lewis Gun

A Lewis Gun is briefly seen during the Battle of Amiens.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
The Lewis Gunner charges with his Lmg (S2E05).
The gunner running with his Lewis (S2E05).

Maxim MG 08/15

The Maxim 08/15 is used by German soldiers.

Maxim MG08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers fire the Maxim (S2E05).
The Maxim in the background as the German defenders surrender (S2E05).



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