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Silver Blaze (released in USA as Murder at the Baskervilles) is a British 1937 B&W detective movie, very loosely adapted from the short story "The Adventure of Silver Blaze" by Arthur Conan Doyle. It is directed by Thomas Bentley and stars Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes and Ian Fleming as Dr. Watson. The story is moved in 1930s, and shows Holmes visiting his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville (hence the US release title). The famous racing horse, Silver Blaze, disappears mysteriously, and Professor Moriarty turns out to be involved. The movie is the fifth and final screen appearance of Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes, and the fourth and final film screen appearance of Ian Fleming as Dr. Watson.
The following weapons were used in the film Silver Blaze:
Webley No.5 Express
When Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) arrests Moriarty, he is armed with a revolver that appears to be a Webley No.5 Express revolver.
A plainclothes police detective holds a revolver that is seen very briefly and unclear.
Colt Model 1903/1908
Moriarty's driver Bert Prince (Ralph Truman) carries an Colt Model 1903/1908 pistol in several scenes. Colt Model 1903/1908 pistols are used by Inspector Lestrade (John Turnbull) and an uncredited police detective during the arrest of Moriary and his gang.
Several rifles are seen in the gang's gun rack. From left to right: 1) unidentified rifle (too unclear), 2) and 4) Lee-Metford or Magazine Lee-Enfield rifles (both models are externally identical), 3) a Mauser, possibly a Mauser Gewehr 98, 5) possibly a Lebel or a Berthier (due to the position of sling swivel).
A Blunderbuss is seen on the wall in Holmes' room. Nearly same premise interior, with same blunderbuss on the wall, is seen in The Sleeping Cardinal (1931), the first film in the series.
Moriarty's Silent Gun
A fictional weapon, described as a "magazine air gun, absolutely silent and immensely powerful", is used by Prof. Moriarty's gang. At first it is seen in hands of Bert Prince (Ralph Truman) who takes the gun from the gun rack, then it is hold by Barton (Danny Green), and at last Col. Sebastian Moran (Arthur Goullet) uses this gun in several scenes (a reference to "The Adventure of the Empty House" where Moran used an air gun).