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Young Sherlock Holmes

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Young Sherlock Holmes
Young Sherlock Holmes poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Barry Levinson
Release Date 1985
Studio Amblin Entertainment
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
Paramount Pictures
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sherlock Holmes Nicholas Rowe
John Watson Alan Cox
Professor Rathe Anthony Higgins
Elizabeth Hardy Sophie Ward
Chester Cragwitch Freddie Jones
Mrs Dribb Susan Fleetwood
Rupert Waxflatter Nigel Stock
Det. Sgt. Lestrade Roger Ashton-Griffiths

Young Sherlock Holmes is a 1985 mystery adventure film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Chris Columbus. The film is based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but the story is an original one, depicting young Sherlock Holmes (Nicholas Rowe) and John Watson (Alan Cox) meeting at a boarding school (in contradiction with Conan Doyle works) and solving a mystery of a secret cult.

The following weapons were used in the film Young Sherlock Holmes:


Webley RIC

Detective Sergeant Lestrade (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) holds a compact version of Webley RIC, maybe a Webley Metropolitan Police.

Webley Metropolitan Police - .450
Young Sherlock Holmes revolver 1.jpg
Lestrade uses his Webley to pistol-whip insane Chester Cragwitch who attacked Holmes.


Remington 1866 Derringer

Professor Rathe (Anthony Higgins) fires a Remington 1866 Derringer in the climactic scene.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber. 4th model - Blued with black grips.
Rathe draws the derringer.
He fires at Holmes
Muzzles of the pistol are seen.

Flintlock Knee Pistol

Several patrons of the Lower Nile Tavern have Flintlock Pistols. They have small buttstocks and appear to be kind of "Knee pistol".

Flintlock "Knee Pistol" (a large pistol with small buttstock), Tunisia - 45mm (1.77 inch)
An Asian man at the right carries a "knee pistol" in his belt.
He draws the gun.
The muzzle of his gun is seen.
Tavern patrons threaten young Holmes and Watson with their guns and knives. An African in center and and Asian at the background hold "knee pistols".


Percussion Cap Blunderbuss

Khasek (Nadim Sawalha), the owner of Lower Nile Tavern, raises a Blunderbuss when he and the patrons of the tavern drive away young Holmes and Watson. The blunderbuss has percussion cap lock, and its details allow to guess that the gun was converted from a flintlock.

Brass-barrelled percussion (converted from flintlock) blunderbuss by Twigg, London, late 18th century. The screen gun looks very similar.
Khasek and his patrons threaten the young men.
The barrel.
The lock.
The muzzle.
The blunderbuss is seen on a promotional image.

Double Barreled Shotgun

A Double Barreled Shotgun is seen in hands of insane bancker Chester Cragwitch (Freddie Jones).

Chester Cragwitch holds the shotgun, driving Holmes and Watson away from his estate.

Sawed-off Double Barreled Shotgun

One of the patrons of Lower Nile Tavern holds a Sawed-off Double Barrel Shotgun.

A Far Eastern man at the right holds a sawed-off shotgun.
The barrel of the shotgun is seen at the right.
The muzzle is seen.

Single Barreled Shotgun

What appear to be a Single Barreled Shotgun is briefly seen in hands of a cemetery doorkeeper.

The doorkeeper holds a gun. The single muzzle is seen.
The doorkeeper fires in air.
The gun is seen after the shot.


Several Napoleonic era (or maybe of even earlier time) cannons are seen on the terrace of Cragwitch's estate.


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