Monty Python's Flying Circus

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Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974)


The following weapons were used in the television series Monty Python's Flying Circus:

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Handguns

Luger P08

Various characters use Luger P08 throughout the series.

Luger P08 9mm
Michael Palin as a news presenter. ("Whither Canada?" S01E01)
Graham Chapman as a Gestapo officer in the "Funniest Joke in the World" sketch. ("Whither Canada?" S01E01)

Webley Mk IV

Various characters use Webley Mk IV revolvers throughout the series.

Webley Mk.IV WW2 British Army version chambered for .38 S&W
John Cleese as the host in "The Wrestling Epilogue." ("Sex and Violence" S01E02)
Michael Palin as a news presenter. ("Sex and Violence" S01E02)
(John Cleese) as RSM Teaching Self-Defense as he shoots Mr.Harrison (Graham Chapman) in the "Self Defence Against Fresh Fruit" sketch. ("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04)

Webley Mk V

Various characters use Webley Mk V revolvers throughout the series.

Webley MK. V - .455 Webley
Brian Equator (John Cleese) shoots Victor (Graham Chapman) with a Webley Mk V in "The Visitors" sketch. Notice that he fires away from Victor, his intended target. ("The Ant, an Introduction" S01E09)
Terry Jones as Assistant Chief Constable Theresamanbehindyou in the "Agatha Christie" sketch. Once again, the shooter fires away from the intended target. ("The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom" S01E11)

Walther P38

Stapleton the Bookseller (John Cleese) carries a Walther P38 in the "Secret Service Dentists" sketch. ("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04) Mr. "Hilter" (John Cleese) pulls out one as well in the "Mr. Hilter and the Minehead by-election" sketch. ("The Naked Ant" (S01E12)

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War Two dated - 9mm
("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04)
Mr. Hilter, with his friends Ron Vibbentrop and Heimlich Bimmler. ("The Naked Ant" (S01E12)

Colt Official Police

Lafarge (Michael Palin) uses a Colt Official Police in the "Secret Service Dentists" sketch. ("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04). A bank robber (John Cleese) uses one in the "Bank Robber in a Lingerie Shop" sketch. ("Untitled" S01E10)

Colt Official Police - 5" Barrel - .38 Special
("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04)
("Untitled" S01E10)
("Untitled" S01E10)

Colt New Service

The Big Cheese (Graham Chapman) shoots a fake rabbit with a Colt New Service in "Secret Service Dentists" sketch. ("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04)

Colt New Service 1898 .38 Colt.
("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04)

Smith & Wesson 44 Hand Ejector 2nd Model

A priest (John Cleese) fires into a grave with a Smith & Wesson 44 Hand Ejector 2nd Model in one of the undertaker sketches. ("The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom" S01E11)

S&W 44 Hand Ejector. 2ND Model. Military.
("The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom" S01E11)

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Vivian Smith-Smythe-Smith (Eric Idle), Simon Zinc-Trumpet-Harris (Terry Jones), Nigel Incubator-Jones (John Cleese) and Gervaise Brook-Hamster (Michael Palin) use what appear to be Smith & Wesson Model 10 in the "Upper Class Twit of the Year" sketch. ("The Naked Ant" S01E12)

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
("The Naked Ant" S01E12)

Dueling Pistols

John Cleese and Graham Chapman duel with dueling pistols in the "Hunting Film" sketch. ("The Ant, an Introduction," S01E09)

("The Ant, an Introduction," S01E09)

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

Michael Palin, Terry Jones and others are seen with Double Barreled Shotguns the "Hunting Film" sketch. ("The Ant, an Introduction," S01E09). They are also used in the ""Upper Class Twit of the Year" sketch. ("The Naked Ant" S01E12)

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.
("The Ant, an Introduction," S01E09)
("The Ant, an Introduction," S01E09)
("The Ant, an Introduction," S01E09)
("The Naked Ant" S01E12)

Submachine Guns

MP40 submachine gun

Seen in the hands of a German guard played by Terry Gilliam in The Funniest Joke in the World sketch.

MP40 9mm
("Whither Canada?" S01E01)

Sterling L2A3 submachine gun

A Sterling SMG is seen in the hands of Van der Berg (Dick Vosburgh) in the "Secret Service Dentists" sketch. ("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04)

Sterling Submachine Gun - 9mm
Van der Berg with the Sterling. ("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04)
Van der Berg with the Sterling. ("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04)

Sten submachine gun

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Rifles

Lee-Enfield No.1 MkIII* rifle

Seen in the hands of the Pythons on numerous occasions when they play WWII British soldiers. The Pythons have used the Lee-Enfield No.1 MkIII* rifle in other sketches like the Mosquito Hunting sketch and the sketch in which they play as a group of revolutionary "Pepperpots".

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during the First World War, introduced in 1907 it has seen action throughout the 20th century.
The British Army tests the funniest joke in the world on an unwitting British soldier (Terry Jones) in the "Funniest Joke in the World" sketch. ("Whither Canada?" S01E01)
British AND German troops are armed with Enfields in the "Funniest Joke in the World" sketch. ("Whither Canada?" S01E01)
The entire group (minus Terry Gilliam) with Enfield rifles in the "Man Turns Into Scotsman" sketch. ("You're No Fun Anymore" S01E07)

Lee-Enfield No.4 MkI* rifle

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during World War Two, however, it was supplemented heavily with the older Lee Enfield No.1 MK.III. In service between 1941–Present

Mauser Kar98k rifle

Seen in the hands of the Pythons when they play WWII German soldiers.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm

SKS

Russian SKS carbines were seen in the hands of a Soviet execution squad.

Russian Simonov Type 45 aka the Russian SKS rifle - 7.62x39mm. The Russian SKS has a milled receiver and a blade bayonet. The rifles were issued with hardwood or laminated stocks. This example has a hardwood stock.
Soviet soldiers use SKS rifles in the "Soviet Execution in Russia" sketch. ("The Cycling Tour" S03E08)

Other

Panzerschreck

Brian (Terry Jones) uses a Panzerschreck in "Secret Service Dentists" sketch. ("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04)

Panzerschreck 88mm
The shield does not appear to be mounted correctly. ("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04)
Another shot of it on the floor. ("Owl Stretching Time" S01E04)

MG34 machine gun

Seen in the hands of Graham Chapman's character during the Mosquito Hunting sketch.

MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with 75-round ammo drum

Mills Bomb

A Mills Bomb is thrown onto a double-decker bus in "The Dull Life of a City Stockbroker" sketch. ("It's the Arts (or: The BBC Entry to the Zinc Stoat of Budapest)" S01E06).

Mills Bomb High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
A Mills Bomb in "The Dull Life of a City Stockbroker" sketch. ("It's the Arts (or: The BBC Entry to the Zinc Stoat of Budapest)" S01E06)



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