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Endeavour - Season 1

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Endeavour S1.jpg
Season 1 DVD Cover
Country UKD.jpg UK
Channel ITV
Genre Detective
Broadcast 2012–2013
No. of Episodes 5 (including Pilot)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Detective Constable Endeavour Morse Shaun Evans
Detective Inspector Fred Thursday Roger Allam
Police Constable Jim Strange Sean Rigby
Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright Anton Lesser
Detective Sergeant Peter Jakes Jack Laskey
Dr. Max DeBryn James Bradshaw
Joan Thursday Sara Vickers
Winifred Thursday Caroline O'Neill

The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Endeavour:



Webley .455 Mk VI

A Webley .455 Mk VI revolver is a murder weapon in "Pilot" (S01E00). A flashback scene reveals the murder, showing the gun in hands of Rosalind Stromming (Flora Montgomery). In "Home" (S01E04) DI Fred Thursday (Roger Allam) takes his wartime revolver when gangsters threaten his daughter.

Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley
A revolver is seen next to the dead body of Miles Percival (Harry Kershaw) in "Pilot". Dr. DeBryn correctly call the revolver "Webley Mark 6". ".455 caliber", replies DC Morse.
In the flashback scene, showing the murder, Miles Percival teaches Rosalind Stromming to shoot the revolver.
Rosalind Stromming prepares to commit the murder.
Fred Thursday takes his old revolver from a locker.
A box of .455 ammo.
Thursday loads the revolver.
Thursday raises his revolver at London gangster Vince Kasper (Nick Court) in the climactic scene.
Thursday with Webley revolver and Vince Kasper with M1911 in the standoff.

Webley .455 Mk V

A Webley .455 Mk V (Mk IV is also possible but less credible) is a murder weapon in "Girl" (S01E01). Flashback scenes of two murders show the gun in hands of Wallace Clark (Albert Welling). Millicent Coke Norris (Poppy Miller) uses a Webley Mk V for several murders in "Home" (S01E04).

Webley Mk V - .455 Webley
A flashback scene shows the murder of Dr. Frank Cartwright (Dominic Taylor) in "Girl".
Another flashback scene shows Wallace Clark firing the revolver.
Millicent Coke Norris prepares for murder in flashback scene in "Home" (S01E04).
She reaches her revolver in the final scene.
She fires at Morse.

Colt Detective Special

A compact revolver that belongs to Sir Edmund Sloan (Jonathan Hyde) is seen in "Girl" (S01E01). It is seen only partially but can be identified as a Colt Detective Special. The grips are also Colt, but of a design not introduced until 1972.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
The revolver is partially seen in Sir Edmund Sloan's desk drawer. The revolver has Colt-style cylinder release.
DC Morse finds the revolver and the box of .38 Special ammo in Pamela Walters' (Sophie Stuckey) room.

Astra Cadix

A snub nose revolver is found in Percy Malleson's (James Merry) lanchbox in "Rocket" (S01E03). The shape of the frame and trigger guard resemble Astra revolvers; Astra Cadix seems to be a decent guess (and it fits for 1960s).

Astra Cadix, 2" barrel - .38 Special
DS Peter Jakes (Jack Laskey) examines the revolver.

Colt Python

During the arrest of gangster Vince Kasper in "Home" (S01E04) one of police officers holds a Colt Python (a strange choice as Pythons were never issued to British police).

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
A Colt Python is seen in hands of plainclothes police officer.

Smith & Wesson revolvers

In the opening scene in "Home" (S01E04) DC Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) and several other police officers are seen on shooting range. They use revolvers that appear to be some Smith & Wesson model with target sights.

Police officers on shooting range.
Morse (at the right) and another police officer shoot at targets.
Morse aims.
Morse opens the revolver.
The revolver seems to have shrouded ejector rod and large target front sight. Spent casings look too short for .38/.357 caliber.

During the arrest of Vince Kasper in same episode several uniformed constables are armed with Smith & Wesson style revolvers of unclear model.

A constable behind DI Thursday aims a Smith & Wesson revolver.
Another constable with a revolver.
A constable with a revolver.
Same character holds his revolver and PC Strange's shotgun. Another same looking revolver is seen at the right.


Browning Hi-Power

MI5 operative Dempsey (John Light) carries a suppressed Browning Hi-Power in the final scene in "Pilot" (S01E00).

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian manufacture) - 9x19mm
Dempsey holds a suppressed Hi-Power.
His pistol is seen at the background.

Colt M1911A1

During the confrontation between DI Fred Thursday and London gangster Vince Kasper (Nick Court) in the climactic scene in "Home" (S01E04) the latter holds an M1911A1 pistol.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
Vince Kasper with M1911 and DI Fred Thursday with Webley revolver in the standoff.
Another view of Vince Kasper's pistol.


Mossberg 500

PC Jim Strange (Sean Rigby) and another police officer are armed with Mossberg 500 shotguns during the arrest of gangster Vince Kasper in "Home" (S01E04).

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
A close though slightly blurry view of a shotgun in hands of plainclothes police officer.
Strange (at the left) and another officer aim their shotguns. Note that Strange's shotgun has rifle sights.
Another view of same scene.
Strange with a shotgun.
He hands his gun to a uniformed constable.


A fictional surface-to-air missile, named Standfast Mk 2, is seen in several scenes on munitions factory in "Rocket" (S01E03). The general outlook of the missile is based on such real life British SAMs as Bristol Bloodhound and English Electric Thunderbird. The storyline of purchasing Standfast missiles by a fictional Middle East state is also a reference to Thunderbird that was purchased by Saudi Arabia in 1967.

Standfast Mk 2 during the presentation for an Arabian prince.

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