Sharpe's Challenge is the continuation of the UK series Sharpe with Sean Bean returning as Richard Sharpe, who was an officer of a small Rifles detachment during the Napoleonic Wars. This episode is set primarily in India in 1817. Challenge premiered in 2006, nearly a decade following Sean Bean's last appearance as Sharpe in Sharpe's Waterloo. The 2006 episode was followed by Sharpe's Peril.
The following weapons were used in the television series Sharpe's Challenge:
Brown Bess Flintlock Musket
The standard long arm issued to Indian soldiers with British army is the Brown Bess Flintlock Musket.
Model 1777 AN IX Cavalry Carbine
Several soldiers use French 1777 AN IX model Cavalry Flintlock Carbines.