Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is the 2011 sequel to Sherlock Holmes (2009). Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law return as well as director Guy Ritchie for the sequel. The film's cast includes Noomi Rapace and Jared Harris.
The following weapons were used in the film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows:
Webley Mk V
In the alleyway brawl, an attacker (uncredited) pulls a Webley Mk V on Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.), but Holmes is able to take it away. Madam Simza Heron (Noomi Rapace) hands Holmes one before he and Watson (Jude Law) infiltrate the Meinhard factory.
.455 Webley Mk.V revolver.
The one-eyed attacker with his Webley.
Holmes is threatened by the Webley.
Holmes unloads the revolver.
Holmes handing the now empty weapon back. Note the shape of the grips.
A good shot of the Webley in the hands of the attacker.
Holmes with another Webley Mk V in the Heilbronn factory.
Mary Watson (Kelly Reilly) pulls out Watson's Webley Bulldog on their honeymoon train. Dr. Watson later uses it to fend off the assassins.
Webley "British" Bulldog Revolver.
Mary finds her husband's revolver.
Mary holds the Bulldog on one of the assassins before her husband tosses him off of the train.
John takes the Bulldog back to check the train for more assassins.
Watson checks the hallway with the revolver in hand.
Webley No. 5
Holmes fires upon the assassins with what appears to be a Webley No.5 revolver before handing it off to Watson.
Nickle-plated Webley No.5 with Adams type ejector.
Holmes hands Watson his revolver.
Sharps Model 1A Pepperbox
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) carries a Sharps Model 1A Pepperbox pistol while dressed in drag on the train to Brighton, and Watson (Jude Law) uses it to disable one of Moriarty's henchmen manning the machine gun.
Sharps Model 1A - .22 Short
Holmes checks the hallway with his drawn pepperbox.
Watson with the pepperbox as he and Holmes take cover.
Watson fires on the assassins with the pepperbox.
Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer
Colonel Sebastian Moran (Paul Anderson) shows Holmes with a box full of Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer pistols in the Meinhard factory in which Holmes later acquires one during the shootout in the factory.
Note: The use of this gun in the movie is anachronistic as it's set in 1891 while the Mauser M712 used in the film wasn't commercially available until 1932. It is implied that the C96 design is a prototype developed by Moriarty's weapons designers for the impending war he desires to start.
Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer with 10-round magazine - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Moran boasts to Holmes about his brand new automatic pistol.
A box full of M712 pistols.
Holmes shoots a soldier in the train shed during the escape.
Holmes loads a fresh magazine into his M712.
Mle 1892 Revolver
Anarchist Claude Ravache (Thierry Neuvic) shoots himself with a Mle 1892 Revolver. Watson later picks it up to confront the other anarchists. Watson still has this revolver, or another copy when he and Holmes infiltrate the Meinhard factory.
- N.B. This is another anachronism, when the film is set in 1891, one year before the revolver's availability.
Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8 x 27mm SR
Watson opens fire on the anarchists.
A shot of the revolver tucked in Watson's pants.
Watson with his revolver out while pinned down by Moran.
Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873
Andrzej (Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik) is armed with a Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873 during the factory escape.
Chamelot-Delvigne Mle. 1873 (blued) - 11mm. This example appears to have a broken trigger return spring and something wrong with the loading gate.
Andrzej with his revolver.
Andrzej with his revolver, Watson with the custom SMG, and Holmes with a M712.
Harrington & Richardson revolver
Rene Heron (Laurence Possa) attempts to kill the British Prime Minister with what appears to be a break-open Harrington & Richardson revolver.
Harrington & Richardson Premier 2nd Model - 4th Variation - .32 S&W
Watson struggles with Rene.
A shot of the front of the cylinder as Rene struggles with Watson. It appears to only hold five rounds.
A brief shot of the grips as Rene is disarmed.
One of Moriarty's train hitmen tries to fire a Winchester Model 1887 shotgun on Holmes and Watson, but sets himself on fire due to Holmes' sabotage. When Moriarty's attacker squeezes the trigger, a scene shows rifled barrel, which is incorrect, since most of the scatterguns are smoothbore.
The assassins retreat when Holmes opens fire.
The assassins with the Winchester 1887.
Here the markings on the barrel can be read, "12 GA, 22" 2 3/4"
1888 Commission Rifles(Gewehr 88)s are used by the Meinhard guards and several men. Madam Simza, Holmes, Watson, and Moran use them during the factory escape.
Gewehr 1888 - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
One of the twins (either Alexandre or Victor Carril) aims his Commission Rifle.
A factory guard aims his Gewehr 88 at the escaping team. Notice that the bolt is not fully closed. Since the rifle fired immediately afterwards anyway, it's probable that the film used CGI muzzle flashes.
Holmes deflects a bayonet thrust.
Holmes ejects a spent round before disarming the user.
Holmes then chambers a new round. The receiver is marked "SPANDAU 1890".
Watson aiming a captured Mannlicher Gewehr 1888.
Moran aims his rifle at the escaping party.
Customized Martini-Henry Sniper Rifle
Col. Moran (Paul Anderson) uses a Customized Martini-Henry sniper rifle , which is fitting since he is an veteran of the Anglo-Afghan war. He's also described as the best shot in the army before his dismissal (which Watson erroneously refers to as a dishonorable discharge, which is reserved for enlisted men.)
Martini-Henry "Sporter" .577-.450 caliber modified by the famous London gunsmith J. Rigby
Moran begins to assemble the rifle.
Moran adds a suppressor to the rifle.
Moran fires the sniper rifle.
Two of Moriarty's gunmen man use a .303 British caliber Maxim 1895 with brass water jacket, and spade grips in an attempt to kill Dr. and Mrs. Watson.
Maxim Model 1895 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The assassins reveal the Maxim.
Moriarty's gunman opens up on Holmes and Watson.
The Maxim's ammunition belt with Holmes' surprise. The use of spitzer rounds in 1891 is an anachronism.
The assassins on the train are equipped with prop grenades (which are similar to No. 2 Mk II Hale Grenades). Holmes uses one to set a booby trap.
Holmes' booby trap in place.
Meinhard Submachine Gun
The train assassins and later Watson use what appear to be steampunk inspired custom submachine guns. They load from the top, and appear to be only capable of being fired from the hip. Their design was inspired by the Maxim 1895 lightweight. This is actually not a real firearm, but a made for movie rubber prop with CGI muzzle flash.
Screen-used stunt (hard rubber with a metal armature within) Meinhard Submachine Gun from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
. Image from Prop Store of London.
Maxim 1895 lightweight - .303 British, for comparison.
Watson fires the SMG during the factory escape.
There appears to be a forward handgrip on the left side of the gun.
Meinhard guards use Gatling Guns fed from Broadwell drums.
The Meinhard guards unveil the Gatling gun.
One of the guards fits the Broadwell drum.
The Gatling Gun lays down fire on the escaping party. (Why the guards are using a Gatling gun when they have access to Maxim guns is unknown.)
7.58 cm Minenwerfer
Meinhard guards attack the escaping party with 7.58 cm Minenwerfers. This is yet another anachronism, as this weapon wasn't introduced until 1909.
7.58 cm Leichter Minenwerfer
A Meinhard guard loads the mortar.
Another shot of the Meinhard guards firing the mortars. This is an unusual tactic for the guards to employ, as shelling the woods will most likely injure their own people as well as Holmes's
.223 Shell Casing
Colonel Moran is shown assembling a poison dart cartridge using a modern Winchester .223 shell casing.