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Holmes & Watson

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Holmes & Watson
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Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
CAN.jpg Canada
Directed by Etan Cohen
Release Date 2018
Studio Columbia Pictures
Gary Sanchez Productions
Mimran Schur Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sherlock Holmes Will Ferrell
Dr. Watson John C. Reilly
Grace Hart Rebecca Hall
Inspector Lestrade Rob Brydon
Mrs. Martha Hudson Kelly Macdonald
Millicent Lauren Lapkus
Queen Victoria Pam Ferris
Professor James Moriarty Ralph Fiennes

Holmes & Watson is a 2018 American-Canadian mystery comedy directed by Etan Cohen and starring Will Ferrell as Sherlock Holmes and John C. Reilly as Dr. Watson. This incredibly non-canon version of the adventures of Holmes and Watson was nominated for six Golden Raspberry Award (2019) and won four of them, for Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Supporting Actor, and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel.

The following weapons were used in the film Holmes & Watson:


Webley Mk IV - Mk V

In several scenes Dr. Watson (John C. Reilly) uses a pair of Webley .455 pre-Mk VI revolvers that are most likely Mk IV or Mk V.

Webley Mk IV - .455 Webley
Watson holds a pair of Webley revolvers when he furiously fires at African killer bee colony that flew from the accidentally broken glass cube.
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Another view of the scene.
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Watson pointlessly fires his revolver when he breaks in the court hall.
Watson aims the revolver at Holmes, not recognizing him because of the false moustache.
Same scene on a promotional image. The profile of the front sight matches Mk IV and Mk V versions of .455 Webley revolvers.
Watson (at the left) holds a Webley on a photo from the set.
Watson holds a Webley on a promotional image.

Colt Official Police or Army Special

During the incident with a telegraph operator Watson draws a different revolver that appears to be a Colt Official Police or, judging by the matte blue finish, a Colt Army Special.

Colt Official Police - 5" Barrel - .38 Special. Colt Army Special has very similar outlook, except for the finish.
Half-drunk Watson threatens a telegraph operator with his revolver.
Colt-style cylinder release is seen.
A general view of the revolver.

Webley RIC

In the scene on Titanic Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) holds a Webley RIC revolver.

Webley RIC No. 1 First Pattern - .442 Webley
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Holmes aims a revolver when calculating the trajectory of the bullet to accurately hit the water pipe and disarm the planted bomb.
Holmes holds his revolver on a promotional image.
Holmes (at the right) holds an Enfield Mk II and a Webley RIC on a photo from the set. The RIC looks like it is covered with red paint.

Enfield Mk II (replica)

Holmes holds a prop Enfield Mk II revolver on several promotional images. Nevertheless, this gun doesn't appear in the movie itself.

Enfield Mk.II - .476 Enfield. This is the screen prop gun, used by Will Ferrell in Holmes & Watson (2018).
Holmes (at the right) holds an Enfield Mk II and a Webley RIC on a photo from the set.
Holmes holds an Enfield Mk II on a promotional image.

Webley .38 Mk IV Pocket Model

In the scene that depicts Holmes' deduction about the personality of the villain, Mrs. Martha Hudson (Kelly Macdonald) holds a Pocket model of Webley .38 Mk IV revolver with pearl grips (of course, not fitting for 1881 when the story is set). Similar revolver is seen in hands of one of Mrs. Hudson's henchmen, "Charlie Chaplin" (Paul Cassidy).

Webley Mk IV, 3" barreled "Pocket" model - .38 S&W
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Mrs. Hudson with a Webley .38 Mk IV Pocket revolver. The greenish-goldish color of the gun is a result of general lighting, not a finish of the gun.
"Charlie Chaplin"'s revolver seems to be same looking gun.

Single Action Army Cavalry Model

American doctor Grace Hart (Rebecca Hall) carries a pair of Single Action Army Cavalry Model revolvers.

Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt
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Grace Hart fires in air, dispersing sailors - Mrs. Hudson's henchmen, who try to stop Holmes from getting on Titanic. Next to her Millicent (Lauren Lapkus) holds a shotgun.
Grace Hart holds a Cavalry Single Action Army revolver on the movie poster (this is cropped and enlarged part of the image).

Webley Metropolitan Police

Inspector Lestrade (Rob Brydon) is seen with a revolver only on the film poster. His revolver is a Webley Metropolitan Police.

Webley Metropolitan Police - .450
Inspector Lestrade holds a Webley Metropolitan Police on the movie poster (this is cropped and enlarged part of the image).


Lee-Enfield Mk.I

Royal Guards carry rifles that are seen only partially. They are supposed to be Lee-Enfield Mk.I (this model, as like as its direct predecessor Lee-Metford didn't exist in 1881 yet).

Lee-Enfield Mk I - .303 British
Royal Guards escort Queen Victoria (Pam Ferris). A barrel of a rifle is seen at the right.
A barrel of a rifle is seen.
A soldier holds a rifle at the background. The typical Lee magazine can be seen.
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A rifle is seen at the left.


Coach Gun

Grace Hart's assistant Millicent (Lauren Lapkus) carries a Coach Gun with exposed hammers.

Stoeger Coach Western side by side shotgun with exposed hammers - 12 gauge. An example of Coach Gun with exposed hammers.
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Millicent fires in air, helping Grace Hart to disperce the sailors.
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Millicent (in center) holds her shotgun in the scene on Titanic.

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