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. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson meet his nemesis, Prof. Moriarty. He is the criminal genius in the London underworld, an equal villain and adversary for Sherlock Holmes. Only rarely does he appear himself, mostly he pulls the strings in the background. This suspicion is confirmed when the gypsy Sim, the only witness to the murder, narrowly escapes an attack. With her help, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel across half of Europe to thwart Moriarty's plans to change the course of history.
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.
Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1874
Holmes fires upon the assassins with what appears to be a Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1874 revolver before handing it off to Watson. Officer's Model 1874 is blued and has a fluted cylinder contrary to the smooth cylinder of Model 1873.
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.
Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer
Note: The use of this gun in the movie is anachronistic as it's set in 1891 while the original Mauser C96 appeared in 1895, and 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.
MAS Mle. 1892
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.
Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873
Harrington & Richardson Revolver
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 a rifled barrel, which is incorrect, since most of the scatterguns are smoothbore.
Gewehr 1888 rifles are used by the Meinhard guards and several men. Madam Simza, Holmes, Watson, and Moran use them during the factory escape. Some of them are equipped with the Seitengewehr 71/84 bayonet.
Customized Martini-Henry Sniper Rifle (Greener GP Shotgun)
Col. Moran (Paul Anderson) uses a Customized Martini-Henry sniper rifle equipped with a sniper scope, suppressor, and bipod, which is fitting since he is a 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.)
The gun is actually a modified Greener GP shotgun (a 12-gauge shotgun made by English company W.W. Greener using the Martini action), with the barrel being a heavy octagonal Sharps barrel chambered in 45-70 Gov. All the modifications were custom made props, with the scope being a reproduction of an American Civil War era Whitworth type scope.
Custom Submachine Guns (Zastava M56)
The train assassins, and later Watson (Jude Law) and several Meinhard guards use custom submachine guns. These guns are built from from Zastava M56 submachine guns by Bapty for the film. They stylistically resemble the Maxim 1895 Extra-Light machine gun. Interestingly, a pistol-caliber (7.63 mm Mauser) version of the Maxim Extra-Light was made during the late 19th century, though it used the same belt-feed mechanism as the normal Maxim instead of having a detachable magazine.
Two of Moriarty's gunmen man use a .303 British caliber Maxim 1895 with a brass water jacket, and spade grips in an attempt to kill Dr. and Mrs. Watson.
Model 1874 Gatling Gun
Meinhard guards use M1874 Gatling Guns fed from Broadwell drums.
The assassins on the train are equipped with grenades (which are similar to No. 2 Mk II "Hale" Grenades). Holmes uses one to set a booby trap. They are props made specifically for the movie.
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.
.223 Shell Casing
Colonel Moran is shown assembling a poison dart cartridge using a modern Winchester .223 shell casing.