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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959 Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Terence Fisher
Release Date 1959
Language English
Studio Hammer Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sherlock Holmes Peter Cushing
Dr. Watson André Morell
Sir Henry Baskerville Christopher Lee
Cecile Stapleton Marla Landi
Sir Hugo Baskerville David Oxley
Doctor Richard Mortimer Francis de Wolff
Stapleton Ewen Solon
Bishop Frankland Miles Malleson

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a British 1959 screen adaptation of the famous detective novel by Arthur Conan Doyle. It is directed by Terence Fisher and stars Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes, André Morell as Doctor Watson, and Christopher Lee as Sir Henry Baskerville. Unlike most screen versions of the novel, this one is more a horror movie than a detective one.

The following weapons were used in the film The Hound of the Baskervilles:


Webley No.5 Express

Dr. Watson (André Morell) carries a Webley No.5 Express revolver. Due to a continuity error, this gun is also seen in hands of Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) instead of previously seen revolver.

Webley No.5 Express with 3" barrel - .360 CF
Watson holds his revolver.
The revolver is seen in another scene.
One more view of Watson's revolver.
A view from the muzzle.
When Holmes fires at the hound, his revolver switches to the one that was previously used by Watson.
Watson holds his revolver on a promotional image.
Watson's revolver is seen on another promotional image.

Webley Bulldog style Pocket Revolver

Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) holds a pocket revolver that appears to be some version of solid-frame Webley RIC or Bulldog, but with a slender frame and thin barrel. The visible lack of the trigger guard allows to guess that the revolver has folding tigger. Such models are common among Belgian and German clones of British Bullgod, and they were often chambered in small calibers, like .32 or even smaller (the combination of long thin barrel and short cylinder allows to make a guess that the screen gun is chambered in .22 or .230 Eley calibers but it's a vague guess).

For reference: British Bulldog, a copy with folding trigger - .320 Revolver. The screen gun is similar to this sample but has even longer and thinner barrel.
Holmes holds his revolver.
Holmes' revolver is seen on a promotional image.


Percussion Cap Pistol

Four Percussion Cap Pistols are seen on the wall in Baskerville Hall. Two are large, and two of smaller size.

Italian (Kingdom of the Two Sicilies) Percussion cap pistol, converted from flintlock, circa mid-19th century - .69 caliber (17.7mm)


Several muskets are seen on the wall in Baskerville Hall.

Two carbines (1 and 2), most likely flintlock, are seen on the wall in the scene, depicting Sir Hugo Baskerville's crime (unlike the novel, it is set in 1740). Two long guns (3 and 4) in the top row are seen very unclear, and it's hard to say about their locks.
One of the long guns is seen partially.
One of the carbines is seen.
For comparison: Flintlock Jezail Musket
A musket in jezail style is seen over the door. It lacks any kind of lock and is possibly non-firing replica, intended only for decoration use.

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