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Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 5

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Agatha Christie's Poirot
Season 5 DVD Cover
Country UKD.jpg UK
Channel ITV
Creator Agatha Christie (original stories)
Clive Exton
Genre Detective
Broadcast 1993
No. of Episodes 8
Main Cast
Character Actor
Hercule Poirot David Suchet
Captain Arthur Hastings Hugh Fraser
Chief Inspector James Japp Philip Jackson
Miss Felicity Lemon Pauline Moran

Season 5 of Agatha Christie's Poirot contains 8 episodes: "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb", "The Underdog", "The Yellow Iris", "The Case of the Missing Will", "The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman", "The Chocolate Box", "Dead Man's Mirror", and "Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan". All episodes are based on short stories.

The following weapons were used in Season 5 of the television series Agatha Christie's Poirot:



Webley .38 Mk IV

Dr. Ames (Rolf Saxon) uses a Webley .38 Mk IV in "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb" (S05E01).

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W. WWII production.
Dr. Amos draws his revolver in attempt to escape.
He fires, but Egyptian manservant Hassan (Mozaffar Shafeie) grabs his hand with the gun.
A good view of the revolver.
Hercule Poirot picks up Amos' revolver and hands it to Captain Hastings.

Compact top-break revolver

In "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb" (S05E01) Rupert Bleibner (Paul Birchard) shots himself with a compact top-break revolver. It appears to be some model of Smith & Wesson, Iver Johnson or Harrington & Richardson.

Iver Johnson Snub Nose - .32 S&W. An example of compact top-break revolver.
A revolver with ivory grips in Rupert Bleibner's dead hand.


Beretta M1934

A Beretta M1934 is a murder weapon in "Dead Man's Mirror" (S05E07).

Beretta M1934 - .380 ACP
A Beretta M1934 in dead hand of Gervase Chevenix (Iain Cuthbertson) who is supposed to commit suicide.
Another view of the pistol.
A flashback scene reveals the murder.
Miss Lingard (Fiona Walker) holds the Beretta with obviously fake sound suppressor.
Miss Lingard "fires": some smoke appears from the "sound suppressor", the hammer moves but the slide of the pistol remains motionless.
Miss Lingard removes the suppressor...
...and puts the pistol in the hand of dead Chevenix.


M43 Spanish Mauser

In "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb" (S05E01) Egyptian guards of the archaeologist expeditions are armed with Mauser rifles. The desert scenes were filmed in Spain, and the rifles are very likely M43 Spanish Mausers. In "The Yellow Iris" (S05E03) Argentinian soldiers carry M43 Spanish Mausers during the events of September Revolution 1930 (in the episode the scene is set in 1934). The scenes in Buenos Aires were also filmed in Spain.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Spanish Mauser M43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A guard at the background stands with his rifle. The straight bolt handle is seen (S05E01).
A guard with a rifle.
One more guard with rifle and bayonet on belt. The size and shape of the bayonet resemble Spanish M1941, issued for a number of short rifles, including M43.
A barrel of a rifle is seen at the background.

A good view of Mauser M43. The auxiliary bayonet lug, a typical feature of M43, is seen (S05E03).
Straight bolt handle is seen.
The firing squad execute Gen. Pereira.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 Carbine

An Argentinian soldier in "The Yellow Iris" (S05E03) carries a short Mauser rifle with Lange Visier sight. Probably this is a Gewehr 98, shortened to carbine length. Similar rifles are seen in some British movies, like The Square Peg and Ice Cold in Alex.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. The screen gun keeps G98 receiver, bolt handle and sight but has short barrel, similar to Karabiner 98k.
A soldier carries a short rifle with Lange Visier sight. The bolt handle is straight but the stock has a notch for turned-down bolt handle.
Another view of the rifle.
Another view of the rifle.

Unidentified Mauser rifle

Several Argentinian soldiers in "The Yellow Iris" (S05E03) carry short Mauser rifles of unclear model. Rifles look similar to Karabiner 98k except for straight bolt handles (thought the stocks have notches for turned-down bolt handles).

For comparison: Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Soldiers arrest Hercule Poirot. They carry short Mauser rifles.
Straight bolt handle of one of the rifles is seen.

Small caliber rifle

In "Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan" (S05E08) Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) uses a small caliber bolt action rifle for shooting targets on a fair.


Machine Guns


In the scenes in Argentina in "The Yellow Iris" (S05E03) an armoured car of unidentified model is seen. It is armed with a Vickers machine gun.

Vickers gun with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
An armoured car on Buenos Aires street. It appear to be an armoured and armed truck rather than purposely build armoured car.
Same armoured car in another scene.


In "The Yellow Iris" (S05E03) Argentinian General Pereira (Stefan Gryff) carries a German military pattern holster for Luger P08. It's impossible to say if there is a pistol in holster or it is empty.


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