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Father Brown - Season 9

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Father Brown
FBS09 DVD cover.jpg
Country UKD.jpg UK
Channel BBC
Creator G.K. Chesterton (original stories)
Rachel Flowerday
Tahsin Guner
Genre Detective
Broadcast 2022
No. of Episodes 10
Main Cast
Character Actor
Father Brown Mark Williams
Mrs Bridgette McCarthy Sorcha Cusack
Inspector Mallory Jack Deam
Sergeant Goodfellow John Burton
Sid Carter Alex Price

The following weapons were used in Season 9 of the television series Father Brown:



Webley .38 Mk IV

Bill Devlin (Craig Conway) holds a Webley .38 Mk IV in several scenes in "The Menace of Mephistopheles" (S09E01). Ispettore (Sgt. Maj. rank) Mario Angelini (Raffaello Degruttola) of the Gendarmerie of Vatican (incorrectly referred as Papal Carabinieri) holds a Webley .38 Mk IV in "The Final Devotion" (S09E05).

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W
Devlin holds the revolver when he breaks in Inspector Mallory's house in "The Menace of Mephistopheles".
Devlin aims the revolver at Mallory. When Devlin leaves the car, the revolver switches to a .455 Mk VI.

Angelini (who turns out to be an impostor and Hercule Flambeau's sworn enemy) holds Flambeau at gunpoint in "The Final Devotion".
Another view of the same scene.
Angelini with the revolver.
The grip is seen when Angelini carries the revolver tucked into his belt.
Angelini aims at Father Brown.
Angelini finds out that the revolver is unloaded, and Flambeau shows the ammunition.

Webley .455 Mk VI

When Bill Devlin (Craig Conway) tries to escape from police, his revolver switches from a .38 Mk IV to a Webley .455 Mk VI due to a continuity error, or because in this scene Devlin fires his gun, and the previously used Mk IV could be a non-firing prop.

Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley
Devlin fires at Sid Carter in the lorry.
Devlin fires at police.


vz. 24 Czech Mauser

In a flashback scene in "The Final Devotion" (S09E05), set during the liberation of the Southern France, an American MP holds a vz. 24 Czech Mauser, probably used as a stand-in for M1903 Springfield.

Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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An MP in the jeep holds a Mauser vz. 24 rifle.

Mauser-Vergueiro m/1904-39

In the same scene a French gendarme holds a rifle that is seen only partially. The combination of the front sight with large protective "ears", the upper handguard that extends till the second barrel band, the shape of the top barrel band and of the head of the cleaning rod allows to make a guess that this is a Portuguese Mauser-Vergueiro m/1904-39, a version of m/1904 that was shortened and rechambered in 7.92mm Mauser caliber. Original m/1904 has longer barrel and lacks the "ears" on the front sight.
Note: this is the first recorded occurrence of Mauser-Vergueiro on IMFDB.

Mauser-Vergueiro m/1904-39 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A gendarme aims at Flambo's accomplice in lootery.
The rifle in hands of the gendarme is seen only in distance.

Browning BBR

A bolt action hunting/sporting rifle with sniper scope is used by Stanley Buchanan (Evan Milton) and then by Gabe Hawthorne (Luke Nunn) in "The New Order" (S09E06). It is supposed to be a Browning BBR, judging by the rear part of the bolt. This rifle is anachronistic for 1950s as the production of the Browning BBR rifle began only in 1978.

Browning BBR with Tasco 3-9x40 scope - .270 Win
Sergeant Goodfellow (John Burton) holds the rifle, found in the forest.
Stanley Buchanan aims the rifle in the flashback scene.
Another view of the rifle.
A good view of the rifle. The receiver, bolt and stock match the Browning BBR.
Gabe Hawthorne grabs the rifle from Buchanan. The bolt is opened, as in this moment Buchanan tried to reload the rifle.


Double Barreled Shotgun

In "The Enigma of Antigonish" (S09E09) a Double Barreled Shotgun is used by Finbar Finch (Ryan Gage), Victor Peters (Peter Singh), and Sid Carter (Alex Price).

Samuel Buckley & Company/Anson & Deeley Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge
Sgt. Goodfellow finds a spent shotgun shell on the murder place.
Finch holds a shotgun in the flashback scene.
Finch aims the shotgun.
A close-up of the shotgun.
Peters grabs Finch's shotgun.
Peters aims the shotgun.
After Peters drops the gun, Sid picks it up.

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