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Jamaica Inn (1983)

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Jamaica Inn
Jamaica Inn 1983.jpg
DVD Cover
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark
Release Date 1983
Studio Harlech Television
Distributor ITV
Main Cast
Character Actor
Mary Yellan Jane Seymour
Jeremiah 'Jem' Merlyn Trevor Eve
Joss Merlyn Patrick McGoohan
Patience Merlyn Billie Whitelaw
Rev. Francis Davey John McEnery
Squire Bassatt Peter Vaughan
Harry Michael Goldie
Martha Yellan Vivian Pickles

Jamaica Inn is a 1983 British mini series, a period drama adapted from Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel. This is the second screen adaptation of the original novel after the Alfred Hitchcock's 1939 film starring Maureen O'Hara, in turn followed by 2014 BBC mini series starring Jessica Brown Findlay.

The following weapons were used in the miniseries Jamaica Inn:



Charleville Mle 1777 Cavalry Officer Flintlock Pistol

Squire Bassatt's servant Richards (John Abineri) holds a Charleville Mle 1777 Flintlock Pistol when he accompanies Mary.

Charleville Mle 1777 Cavalry Officer Flintlock Pistol - .69 cal
Richards draws the pistol when he and Mary went to the Jamaica Inn.
Richards opens the door with the pistol in hand.
The grip of the pistol is seen.

Flintlock Pistol

The chief guard (Tony Rohr) in charge of the wagon transporting convicts carries a Flintlock Pistol of unknown model.

The pistol of the chief guard lies on the table.
Another view of the pistol on the table. The muzzle cap is similar to French An XIII Cavalry Pistol but the handguard is longer, and the muzzle cap is positioned on the very end of the barrel.
The guard grabs the pistol when he discovers the escape of the convicts.
The chief guard aims his pistol at escaping convicts.
Jem Merlyn distracts the guard...
...and knocks him down.

In the same scene one of the guards is armed with a flintlock dueling or target pistol with short handguard and long heavy barrel.

A drunk guard reaches for his pistol. This is a dueling or target model but it's seen too briefly to make a positive identification.

Long Guns

Charleville Model 1777 Artillery Carbine

In the climactic scene Jem Merlyn (Trevor Eve) is armed with a Charleville Mle 1777 Artillery carbine. The exact model can be identifed by the infantry style muzzle cap and the sling swivel attached to the handguard.

Charleville Mle 1777 Cavalry Flintlock Carbine - .69 caliber. The Artillery carbine looks similar and differs in minor details.
Jem runs with the carbine in hands.
Another view of the carbine.
A good view of the barrel. Note the muzzle cap in the same style as the full-length Charleville infantry muskets and the sling swivel, attached to the handguard rather than to the barrel band.
Jem takes aim, ordering the villain to free Mary.
He lowers the gun.
The buttstock is seen.

Brown Bess Flintlock Musket

Brown Bess Flintlock Muskets are used in several scenes.

Original "Short Land Pattern" Brown Bess musket made 1768-1805 - .75 caliber
In the opening scene, soldiers with muskets patrol the shore where the organized shipwreck and the subsequent murder of the crew took place.
A wrecker holds a pair of muskets taken from the crushed ship.
Another wrecker carries two muskets on his shoulder.

Unidentified long gun

What is supposed to be a kind of Charleville flintlock cavalry carbine (may be an Mle 1777 An IX, Mle 1786 Hussar or Mle 1816) or maybe a hunting musket is briefly seen in hand of a squire Bassatt's man.

For reference: French Mle 1816 Cavalry Flintlock Carbine - .69 caliber
The man at the background holds a carbine with short handguard. The barrel band is seen.
The barrel is seen.

Flintlock Fowler

Joss Merlyn (Patrick McGoohan) owns a Double Barreled Flintlock Fowler.

Double Barreled Flintlock Shotgun - 20 gauge
Joss' flintlock fowler is seen on the wall.
The barrels and the ramrod are seen behind Joss.
Another view of the shotgun on the wall.
Joss holds the shotgun when he is waiting for the real gang leader to come.
The double barrels, the ramrod below them and the handguard are seen.
The buttstock is seen.
The muzzles are seen when the fowler leans against the table.

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