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Taboo - Season 1
Taboo - serie.jpg
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
UKD.jpg UK
Channel FX


Genre Period drama
Broadcast 2017
No. of Episodes 8
Main Cast
Character Actor
James Keziah Delaney Tom Hardy
Sir Stuart Strange Jonathan Pryce
Helga von Hinten Franka Potente
Atticus Stephen Graham
Dr. Cholmondeley Tom Hollander

The following weapons were used in the television series Taboo:


Flintlock Pistols

Tower Sea Service Pistol

Flintlock Pistols are carried by James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy) in the "Episode 2" and 3, and by Thorne Geary (Jefferson Hall) for the duel in "Episode 5", Helga von Hinten (Franka Potente) opens fire on Delaney with one in "Episode 7", and in the final "Episode 8" Atticus (Stephen Graham) and Delaney both use them.

Tower Sea Service Pistol used by the British Royal Navy.
Delaney hands Brace (David Hayman) a pistol to use for home defense in "Episode 2" (S1E2).
Another view of the pistol.
Delaney holds the pistol on Lorna's would-be kidnappers in "Episode 3" (S1E3).
Thorne Geary (Jefferson Hall) presents his pistol prior to the duel in "Episode 5" (S1E5).
Geary fires at Delaney.
The business end of Helga's pistol in "Episode 7" (S1E7).
Atticus (Stephen Graham) holds up an East India Company carriage in "Episode 8" (S1E8).
Delaney fires his pistol during the street fight with British soldiers in "Episode 8" (S1E8).

.50 cal English Flintlock

Atticus acquires a .50 caliber English Flintlock Pistol for James Delaney (Tom Hardy) in "Episode 3" (S1E3) with Delaney later carrying it during his duel with Geary in "Episode 5" (S1E5).

English Flintlock Pistol - .50 Caliber.
Delaney inspects the pistol in "Episode 3" (S1E3).
Delaney holds Geary (Jefferson Hall) at gunpoint in "Episode 5" (S1E5)

British 1756 Light Dragoon Pistol

The British 1756 Light Dragoon Pistol is used by multiple people in the final "Episode 8" (S1E8), Edmund Pettifer (Richard Dixon) draws one during the hold-up of his carriage, Dr. Cholmondeley (Tom Hollander) and Brace (David Hayman) use them during the gunfight towards the end of the episode.

British 1756 Light Dragoon Pistol - .68 caliber.
Pettifer with his pistol in "Episode 8" (S1E8).
Dr. Cholmondeley (Tom Hollander) powders the pan...
...closes the frizzen...
and ties a string around the trigger to fire it from cover.
Brace, ironically, with a brace of pistols looks on before the gunfight in "Episode 8" (S1E8).
Another view.

Flintlock Pocket Pistol

James Delaney (Tom Hardy) gives a Flintlock Pocket Pistol to one of Helga's prostitutes, who later gives it to Helga (Franka Potente) to use in "Episode 4" (S1E4).

Pocket-sized Flintlock Pistols.
Delaney passes the pistol to Helga's girl outside his home in "Episode 4" (S1E4).
Helga von Hinten (Franka Potente) holds the pistol on an East India Company man in "Episdeo 4" (S1E4).

Irish Twin Flintlock

French Bill (David Meads), one of Atticus' men, uses a Double-Barrel flintlock pistol during "Episode 8" (S1E8).

Irish Twin Flintlock, among the earliest multi-barrelled handguns.
French Bill fires his pistol in "Episode 8" (S1E8).

Unknown Flintlock Pistol

Helga (Franka Potente) drops an unknown flintlock pocket pistol while boarding the ship towards the end of "Episode 8" (S1E8).

The pistol lays on the docks.



Atticus (Stephen Graham) uses a Blunderbuss in "Episode 8" (S1E8).

English Flintlock Blunderbuss.
Atticus with his freshly fired Blunderbuss during the carriage hold-up in "Episode 8" (S1E8).


Brown Bess Musket

Soldiers for the British and the East India Company carry the period-appropiate Brown Bess Flintlock Musket throughout the series, most notably in episodes seven and eight. Delaney and his men use mutliple ones during the gunfight towards the end of "Episode 8" (S1E8).

British Long Land Pattern Brown Bess - .75 cal.
Soldiers escort Sir Stuart Strange (Jonathan Pryce) in "Episode 7" (S1E7).
An East India Company soldier brings Helga to a carriage in "Episode 8" (S1E8).
Delaney (Tom Hardy) and company await the British soldiers in "Episode 8" (S1E8).
James prepares to fire on the British in "Episode 8" (S1E8).
"Episode 8" (S1E8).
A British soldier frantically reloads his Brown Bess towards the end of "Episode 8" (S1E8).

Flintlock Musket

In episode 7 a wagon guard has a Flintlock Musket slung over his back.

Crafted in the Swedish style, this was the first dog lock style or "English lock" introduced into English forces and was used in the English Civil War.
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