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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1988 DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Brian Mills
Release Date 1988
Studio Granada Television
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sherlock Holmes Jeremy Brett
Dr. John Watson Edward Hardwicke
Sir Charles Baskerville Raymond Adamson
Dr. Mortimer Alastair Duncan (as Neil Duncan)
Sir Henry Baskerville Kristoffer Tabori
Stapleton James Faulkner
Beryl Stapleton Fiona Gillies
Barrymore Ronald Pickup

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a British 1988 made for TV detective movie, based on the famous novel by Arthur Conan Doyle and starring Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as Dr. Watson. This movie is a part of Granada Television TV series, including also The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984-1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986-1988), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991-1993), and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994) TV series, and feature-length The Sign of Four (1987).

The following weapons were used in the film The Hound of the Baskervilles:


Webley RIC Model 83

In the climactic scene Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) uses a short-barreled Webley RIC Model 83.

Webley RIC Model 83. This is a late model of RIC. Unlike the sample, the screen revolver has a semi-round front sight.
Holmes holds his revolver.
A good view of the RIC.
Another view of Holmes' revolver.
Holmes fires at the hound.
Closeups of the revolver.
Holmes holds the RIC.
Holmes with Webley RIC and Watson with Webley .455 Mk VI on a promotional image.

Webley .455 Mk VI

Throughout the movie Dr. Watson (Edward Hardwicke) carries a Webley .455 Mk VI, not fitting for Victorian era.

Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley
Watson takes his revolver when he and Sir Henry follow Barrymore.
Watson holds the Webley in same scene.
A good view of the Webley in desk drawer.
Watson examines his revolver.
Watson holds the revolver when he goes to the cave where the mysterious man hides.
Another view of the Webley.
Watson readies his revolver in the climactic scene.
Watson fires at the hound.


Sharps Pepperbox

A Sharps Pepperbox is used by Sir Henry Baskerville (Kristoffer Tabori). The screen gun is an Uberti replica (possibly this is same prop that was used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes but the original black grips are smeared with white paint).

Uberti replica of Sharps Pepperbox - .22 Short
Sir Henry shows his Pepperbox to Watson.
The pistol on the table.
Sir Henry holds the pistol when he and Watson follow Barrymore.
Sir Henry holds the pistol during the hunt after Selden.
Another view of same scene.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Dr. Mortimer (Alastair Duncan) carries a Double Barreled Shotgun with exposed hammers in several scenes, including the scene with the hound (in this adaptation Dr. Mortimer replaces absent from the film Inspector Lestrade).

For comparison: Remington Model 1889 - 12 Gauge
Dr. Mortimer hunts rabits.
He accompanies Watson to the cave of the mysterious man.
Mortimer readies his shotgun in the climactic scene.
Mortimer with his shotgun (at the right).
Mortimer holds his shotgun at the background.


Mauser Standard Modell

Prison guards, patrolling the countryside in seach of escaped convict Selden, are armed with Mauser Standard Modell rifles, heavily incorrect for Victorian England. The exact model can be identified by the combination of straight bolt handle, parade hook on the upper barrel band, and length shorter that Gewehr 98 (that also has such features).

Mauser Standard Modell - 7.92×57mm Mauser. This is an early version with straight bolt handle.
A guard on railway station. The straight bolt handle of the rifle is seen.
A guard on horse carries a Mauser rifle.
The barrel is seen. Note the parade hook on the upper band.

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