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Rebellion (2016)

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DVD Cover
Country IRL.jpg Ireland
Language English
Channel RTÉ One
Genre Historical fiction
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 5
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jimmy Mahon Brian Gleeson
Elizabeth Butler Charlie Murphy
Frances O'Flaherty Ruth Bradley
May Lacy Sarah Greene
Dolly Butler Michelle Fairley

Rebellion is a 2016 Irish miniseries directed by Finnish director Aku Louhimies set during in Dublin during the 1916 Rising. As World War I breaks out, there is unrest in Ireland's capital Dublin at the same time. At the Easter Rising in 1916, the Irish Republican Army engages in fierce battles with the British authorities, with consequences for many families. In 2019 a sequel miniseries was released, titled Resistance which dramatized the events surrounding the Irish War of Independence.

The following weapons were used in the miniseries Rebellion:


Webley Mk VI

The Webley Mk VI revolver is the most used handgun in the series. First seen holstered by General William Lowe (Jack Shepherd) in "Young Guns". In "To Arms" it is used by many British officers including Lt. Stephen Duffy Lyons (Paul Reid) and Irish Citizen's Army members including Captain Seán Connolly (Jack Hickey). In "Under Siege" Capt. Bowen-Colthurst (Patrick Buchanan) uses one to shoot at a wounded ICA member and James Connolly (Brian McCardie) is seen carrying a Webley in his holster. Michael Collins (Sebastian Thommen) is briefly seen holding a Webley at the beginning of "Surrender".

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Capt. Connolly points his Webley at Constable James O'Brien (Barry Barnes) at the beginning of the uprising (Ep. 02).
Another angle before pulling the trigger (Ep. 02).
The grip is seen in Stephen's holster (Ep. 02).
Stephan in combat brandishes his revolver (Ep. 02).
Inside the palace, he holds it at the ready (Ep. 02).
Capt. Bowen-Colthurst puts the wounded ICA out of his misery (Ep. 03).
Michael Collins holds his revolver (Ep. 04).

Smith & Wesson Model M&P

A Smith & Wesson Model M&P revolver is handed over by Countess Constance Markievicz (Camille O'Sullivan) to Elizabeth Butler (Charlie Murphy) in "Young Guns". Later in this episode Detective Coleman (Steve Wall) threatens Jimmy Mahon (Brian Gleeson) with one of it.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 6.5" barrel and gold medallion grips - .38 Special
Elizabeth holds the revolver at Markievicz (Ep. 01).
After taking the revolver, Markievicz takes aim at her (Ep. 01).
Close up of the revolver (Ep. 01).
The S&W revolver in Detective Coleman's hand (Ep. 01).
Detective Coleman readies his revolver (Ep. 05).

Webley .455 Mk I

Another revolver that gives Constance Markievicz (Camille O'Sullivan) to Elizabeth Butler (Charlie Murphy) is a Webley .455 Mk I to practice. The last time, she is seen using this revolver, is briefly in "Surrender" where she puts it in a heap of weapons.

Webley Mk I - .455 Webley
Elizabeth puts the revolver on the desk (Ep. 01).
She checks her Webley at home (Ep. 02).

Luger P08

Arthur Mahon (Barry Ward) is seen with a Luger P08 that he gives it to his son Peter (Jason Cullen) in "Young Guns". Arthur calls it a "Parabellum Luger" which he took from a Turkish officer. In "To Arms". Peter takes the pistol from its hiding place to join the ICA. He gives it then to Cormac McDevitt (Barry Keoghan).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Arthur gives the Turkish Luger to Peter (Ep. 01).
"I've got this!"
Peter shows the Luger to Cormac (Ep. 02).

Colt M1911

Frances O'Flaherty (Ruth Bradley) carries a Colt M1911 pistol through the streets of Dublin "To Arms". She uses it again in "Under Siege" to fire at British soldier chasing her. In "The Reckoning" she uses this pistol twice.

Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
The pistol on the table on the left (Ep. 02).
Frances aims at a looter (Ep. 02).
She fires the Colt (Ep. 02).
To get past a British checkpoint, she hides her Colt in the basket (Ep. 03).
While under fire she holds the pistol (Ep. 03).


Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III

The Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III is the most rifle used by both factions that includes Arthur Mahon (Barry Ward), Cormac McDevitt (Barry Keoghan), Milo (Eemeli Louhimies), Fusilier McGarry (Ruairí Heading) and Fusilier O'Hanlon (Charlie Kelly). While surrounded by British soldiers Jimmy (Brian Gleeson) and Frances (Ruth Bradley) fire SMLE in "Under Siege". These SMLE rifles are a mix of the early Mk. III and Mk. III*.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III - .303 British. Introduced in 1907, this was the official battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during the First World War.
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* - .303 British. This simplified variant of the Mk. III (changes include the magazine cutoff, volley sights and windage adjustable rear sights being removed and a different cocking piece) was designed for expedient production in 1915.
"No lover ever caressed his bride more fondly than I my lovely, long Lee Enfield."
A SMLE cleaned by Cormac (Ep. 01).
ICA recruits including Milo and Cormac lined up (Ep. 02).
Cormac points his SMLE at a captured British soldier in the post office (Ep. 02).
British soldiers waiting for orders with their SMLEs (Ep. 02).
Arthur fixes a Pattern 1907 sword bayonet on his rifle (Ep. 02).
Later, Arthur holds his SMLE in the palace (Ep. 02).
Fusilier McGarry and Arthur aim at Jimmy and Elizabeth (Ep. 02).
British firing squad aim their rifles (Ep. 03).
Jimmy fires the SMLE at British soldiers. In this scene the SMLE changes constantly to a G98 (Ep. 03).
Corporal Stewart (Stefan Dunbar) holds his SMLE while guarding Irish prisoners. Note the magazine cutoff on this rifle (Ep. 04).

Mauser Gewehr 1898

The second used rifle is the German Gewehr 1898 delivered from the German Empire to support the uprising. Elizabeth Butler (Charlie Murphy) is given one in "Young Guns". Jimmy calls it simply a "Mauser" in "Under Siege" to Frances.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Arthur points a found Mauser at Jimmy, who hid it in his house (Ep. 01).
Elizabeth cycles the bolt handle to show Jimmy, that she is ready to fight (Ep. 01).
Jimmy carries his Gewehr to the Castle gates (Ep. 02).
He reloads the rifle (Ep. 02).
While on the rooftop, he fires at incoming British soldiers (Ep. 02).

Karabiner 98AZ

Some Karabiner 98AZs are used by ICA members including Dr. Kathleen Lynn (Joanne Brennan).

Karabiner 98AZ - 7.92x57mm
A member on the right holds the Kar98AZ at Detective Coleman (Ep. 02).
Another member wields the carbine. Note the stacking hook (Ep. 02).

Snider-Enfield Mk.II**

Snider-Enfield Mk.II** rifles are also seen used by the ICA. The Cavalry Carbine is also used by ICA members.

Snider-Enfield Cavalry Carbine - .577 Snider
A recruit marches on the right with the Snider carbine (Ep. 01).
Jimmy hands over a Snider carbine (Ep. 01).
Snider-Enfield Mk.II** Infantry Rifle - .577 Snider
The first member fires the Snider before retreating (Ep. 02).
ICA member walks with a shouldered Snider (Ep. 04).

Martini-Henry Carbine 1881

Jimmy Mahon (Brian Gleeson) distributes some Martini-Henry Carbines in the end of "Young Guns" that are used later by a few ICA members.

Martini-Henry Carbine 1881 - .577-.450 caliber
A Martini Carbine handed over by Jimmy (Ep. 01).
While the surrender, an ICA member can be seen with the carbine (Ep. 04).
Several carbines in the heap of weapons (Ep. 04).

Gewehr 1871 Sporter

Mauser Gewehr 1871 sporter rifles can be seen used by the ICA. In "Young Guns" Jimmy holds it.

Karabiner 1871 11x60mmR
A member of James Connolly aims at Detective Coleman (Ep. 01).
(Ep. 01).
Jimmy holds the rifle (Ep. 01).
A view of the barrel (Ep. 01).
ICA member prays with his rifle in his hand on the right (Ep. 02).

Machine Guns

Vickers Mk1

British soldiers in "Young Guns" deploy a Vickers machine gun to suppress ICA members entrenched in the palace.

Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun - .303 British
Vickers MG-team operating (Ep. 02).


Jam Tin Grenade

Some Jam Tin Grenades can be seen prepared by ICA recruits like Milo (Eemeli Louhimies) in "Young Guns". These grenades are not seen used in action.

Jam Tin Grenade
A few grenades prepared by female ICA members (Ep. 01).
Another grenades being prepared (Ep. 01).

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Elizabeth's father Edward Butler (Ian McElhinney) is briefly seen with a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun in "Under Siege". Several ICA soldiers are armed with shotguns in "Surrender".

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
Edward wields the shotgun (Ep. 03).
The shotgun on the table (Ep. 03).
ICA soldier with white flag carries a shotgun (Ep. 04).
Another shotgun can be seen on the left (Ep. 04).

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