Inspector George Gently

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Inspector George Gently (2007- )

Inspector George Gently is a British/Irish detective series set in the 1960's based on the novels of Alan Hunter starring Martin Shaw as the titular character and Lee Ingleby as his young partner DS John Bacchus. Each series consists of no more than four ninety minute episodes, and a total of twenty-three episodes have aired as of May 2015. The pilot, series 1 and 2 were filmed in Ireland, but filming moved to County Durham in northeast England, where the episodes are actually set, for series 3 onward.

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The following weapons were used in the television series Inspector George Gently:

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Webley Mk IV

Although British plain-clothes detectives (as well as uniformed officers) are usually unarmed, circumstances sometimes dictate that Detective Chief Inspector George Gently (Martin Shaw) and Detective Sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) sign out firearms. When that happens, they are issued Webley Mk IV revolvers.

Webley Mk.IV WW2 British Army version chambered for .38 S&W
DCI Gently and DS Bacchus sign out their Webley's.
Gently confronts Joe Webster in the pilot.
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At various times in the pilot, Gently and Bacchus are shown cocking their revolvers.
Bacchus prepares to storm a room in "Gently in the Night" (S02E02).
Gently with his Webley in the same episode.
Charles Hexton (Warren Clarke) with a Webley Mk IV in "Peace and Love" (S03E02).
Ambrose Kenny (Eamonn Walker) unwraps his Webley Mk IV in "Gently Northern Soul" (S05E01).
Ambrose Kenny with his Webley Mk IV in "Gently Northern Soul" (S05E01). He later surrenders this Webley to Gently, who hands it off to Bacchus.

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield

When needed, Police Constables are issued Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III rifles.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British.
A constable in the background with an SMLE.
Gently and armed constables surround a suspect.
Gently takes the SMLE for himself.
Gently says he fought with Monty's Eighth Army, which would explain his competence with the SMLE.

Beretta M951

Joe Webster (Philip Davis) is armed with a Beretta M951 in the pilot, "Gently Go Man" (S01E00).

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
Webster with the Beretta M951.
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Gently prepares for the end, but the Beretta is not cocked.
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Sten Mk II

The plot of "The Burning Man" (S01E01) involves the theft of 144 Sten Mk II submachine guns by the IRA.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Doyle discovers that the Stens are missing their bolts.
A box full of Sten bolts. (Although it doesn't look big enough for 144 bolts).

Smith & Wesson Model 27

Doyle (John Kavanagh) is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 27. There is a goof in the dialogue however, as his revolver is supposed to be chambered in .38 Webley.

Smith & Wesson Model 27 with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Doyle with the S&W 27.
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Sterling SMG

Gate guards at an RAF base appear to be armed with Sterling SMGs.

Sterling Mk. IV Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
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Double Barreled Shotgun

Gently rushed off after a suspect with a game warden's Double Barreled Shotgun in "Bomber's Moon" (S01E02). Two shotguns are seen in "Gently with Class" (S05E02).

Remington SPR210 Shotgun - 12 Gauge
The game warden's shotgun and bandoleer.
Gently loads the shotgun. For some reason, he only loads two shells and then leaves the rest before taking off after a suspect.
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Billy Mallam (Christopher Fairbank) with his shotgun in "Gently with Class" (S05E02).
James Blackstone (James Norton) takes his shotgun away from his chin in "Gently with Class" (S05E02).

Pellet Gun

Bacchus handles a break action pellet gun in the Blackburn house in "Goodbye China" (S04E02).

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Unknown handgun

Ruairi O'Connell (Finbar Lynch) is armed with an unknown handgun during a flashback. But since it's filmed in the dark, it's almost impossible to identify the handgun.

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