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Sign of Four, The (1983)

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The Sign of Four
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Modern Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Desmond Davis
Release Date 1983
Studio Mapleton Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sherlock Holmes Ian Richardson
Dr. John Watson David Healy
Major John Sholto Thorley Walters
Mary Morstan Cherie Lunghi
Jonathan Small Joe Melia
Inspector Layton Terence Rigby
Bartholomew Sholto Clive Merrison
Thaddeus Sholto Richard Heffer

The Sign of Four is a British 1983 made for TV detective movie, based on the famous novel by Arthur Conan Doyle. It is directed by Desmond Davis and stars Ian Richardson as Sherlock Holmes and David Healy as Dr. Watson. This is the second of two 1983 Holmes movies with Ian Richardson, preceded by The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The following weapons were used in the film The Sign of Four:


Webley "WG" Army Model

Major John Sholto (Thorley Walters) fires a Webley "WG" Army Model revolver when he sees Jonathan Small in the window.

Webley "WG" Army Model - .455 Webley
Maj. Sholto's revolver in the drawer.
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Sholto graps his revolver.
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He fires.
Another view of the revolver.

Colt 1878-1902 Philippine Model

Dr. Watson (David Healy) uses a Colt 1878-1902 Philippine Model, a U.S. Army issued version of Colt 1878 Double Action (this revolver is also incorrectly referred as "Alaskan Model"), identified by its larger trigger guard.

Colt 1878-1902 Philippine Model - .45 Colt
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Watson fires at Tonga who raises his blowpipe on Holmes.
Another view of the revolver.
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Large trigger guard and lanyard ring are seen.


Double Barreled Shotgun

When Maj. Sholto fires in the window, butler Williams (Robert Russell) rushed to the sound of the shot, holding a Double Barreled Shotgun.

Williams holds a shotgun at the background.

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