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Lewis (TV Series)

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Lewis TV Series.jpg
DVD Cover
Country UKD.jpg UK
Language English
Channel ITV
Genre Detective
Broadcast 2006–2015
No. of Seasons 9
No. of Episodes 33
Main Cast
Character Actor
Detective Inspector Robert Lewis Kevin Whately
Detective Sergeant / Detective Inspector James Hathaway Laurence Fox
Dr. Laura Hobson Clare Holman
Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent Rebecca Front
Detective Sergeant Lizzie Maddox Angela Griffin
Chief Superintendent Joseph Moody Steve Toussaint

Lewis is a British detective drama TV series, a spin-off of Inspector Morse series. Robert "Robbie" Lewis (Kevin Whately), Morse's sergeant in the original series, is promoted to DI and continued his work in the Thames Valley Police. In the latest series, Lewis had retired from the police, but is brought back as a consultant. Stories are mostly set in Oxford, often connected with the University of Oxford.


The following weapons were used in the television series Lewis:


Smith & Wesson Model 10HB

In "Reputation" (Pilot episode) Danny Griffon (Charlie Cox) owns a Smith & Wesson Model 10HB revolver that is used as a murder weapon several times throughout the episode. Dr. Laura Hobson correctly identifies it a .38 gun.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver (Post 1950s Model) - .38 Special
Danny Griffon shoots at cans and bottles.
The revolver is used as murder weapon.
A closeup of the revolver in Danny's dead hand.
A photo of the revolver is seen on the board in Lewis' office.

Smith & Wesson Model 60

In the opening scene in "Old School Ties" (S01E02) an Oxford student Jo Gilchrist (Frances Albery) gets a Smith & Wesson Model 60 revolver as a birthday present. David Harvey (James Russell) who gifted the revolver claims that it was his grandfather's wartime gun (which is obviously wrong for Model 60).

Classic Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .38 Special
The revolver in gift box.
The revolver on the bed.
The revolver is seen in evidence bag during the police investigation.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model

Donald Voss (Mark Aiken) holds a Smith & Wesson Victory Model in the climactic scene in "The Gift of Promise" (S05E04).

Smith & Wesson Victory Model, a modified and parkerized version of the Smith & Wesson Model 10. This is a British "Lend Lease" version chambered in .38 S&W
Donald Voss draws his revolver when he suspects that somebody wants to enter his room.
Voss draws his revolver in the climactic scene.
Voss aims at Judith Suskin (Anna Chancellor).
He taiks aim at James Hathaway and Robert Lewis as they arrive.
Voss surrenders his revolver to Judith.

Enfield No. 2 Mk.I

In the climactic scene in "The Dead of Winter" (S04E01) Paul Hopkiss (Pip Carter), the butler in Mortmaigne's estate, raises an Enfield No. 2 Mk I revolver at DI Lewis. (Really, "The butler did it"!)

Enfield No. 2 Mk.I Original configuration with spurred hammer - .38 S&W
Hopkiss holds Lewis at gunpoint.
Hopkiss fires.


Beretta 950 Jetfire

In "And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea" (S02E01) DS James Hathaway (Laurence Fox) finds a Beretta 950 Jetfire that is a murder weapon.

Beretta 950B Jetfire - .25 ACP‎
DS James Hathaway finds the pistol in Philip Horton's (Tom Riley) room.
The pistol is seen in evidence bag.

Beretta 92FS

In the opening scene in "Life Born of Fire" (S02E03) Will McEwan (Philip Battley) uses a Beretta 92FS to shoot himself.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Will McEwan draws the pistol from his bag and puts it on the church altar.
Will threatens Reverend Francis King (Ian McNeice).
A closeup of the pistol.
Another close view.

Glock 17

In the opening scene in "Generation of Vipers" (S06E02) DI Alan Peterson (Jason Durr) holds a Glock 17 during the operation on marijuana farm. Armed police officers carry Glock pistols in "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01) and "Beyond Good and Evil: Part 2" (S08E06).

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
DI Peterson in charge of Armed Response Unit. He holds a Glock 17 pistol while his officers are armed with Heckler & Koch G36C compact assault rifles.
The grip and trigger guard are seen.
A good though slightly blurry view of the pistol.
An armed police officer with Heckler & Koch HK53 carries a Glock in holster in "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01).
An officer of Armed Response Unit carries a Glock in holster in "Beyond Good and Evil: Part 2" (S08E06).

Flintlock Pistol

In the opening scene in "The Dead of Winter" (S04E01) one of English Civil War reenactors hold what appears to be a Flintlock Pistol.

British Heavy Dragoon Pistol - .62 caliber. 17th century flintlock pistols were generally same but had simpler and cruder outlook.
A reenactor in the role of an officer holds a flintlock pistol. Note the lack of frizzen that is possibly broken.

Various pistols

A number of nondescript pistols is briefly seen in the ballistic lab in "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01).

Experts in the ballistic lab test the pistols on shooting range.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Armed police officers carry Heckler & Koch MP5A2 submachine guns in "Down Among the Fearful: Part 2" (S07E02).

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
A police officer holds an MP5A2, fitted with a weaponlight and a sighting device, during the arrest of suspect Kanan Dutta (Sanjeev Bhaskar) in "Down Among the Fearful: Part 2" (S07E02).

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

An armed police officer carries a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns in "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01).

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm
An armed police officer with MP5A3 is seen at the background in "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01). The slim magazine allows to differ it from HK53 that is used by another armed police officer in same scene.


Over and Under Shotgun

In "Reputation" (Pilot episode) Rex Griffon (Jack Ellis), Mr. Tanigaki (Dennis Matsuki) and several other Griffon Cars executives and their Japanese visitors use Over and Under Shotguns for skeet shooting.

Otto Seelig O/U - 12 gauge
Mr. Tanigaki и Rex Griffon with shotguns.
Rex Griffon on skeet shooting range.
Rex Griffon holds open shotgun, Tanigaki fires.
A closeup of Tanigaki's shotgun.

Double Barreled Shotgun

Richie Maguire (David Hayman) fires a Double Barreled Shotgun in several scenes in "Counter Culture Blues" (S03E04). A double barreled shotgun is seen next to the dead body of Ralph Grahame (Jonty Stephens) in "The Dead of Winter" (S04E01); two more shotguns are seen in Grahame's house. A large number of double barreled shotguns is seen in "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01) when police confiscated Gillian Fernsby's (Anna Carteret) and Tom Marston's (Aden Gillett) guns for investigation. Gillian Fernsby is also seen with a shotgun. Sam Langton (Bobby Lockwood) holds a shotgun in the opening scene in "Magnum Opus: Part 1" (S09E03) and in the final scene in "Magnum Opus: Part 2" (S09E04).

Samuel Buckley & Company/Anson & Deeley Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge
Richie Maguire loads his shotgun in the opening scene in "Counter Culture Blues".
Richie Maguire fires in the climactic scene.
He surrenders the shotgun to DS Hathaway.
A shotgun is seen on the dead body of estate manager Ralph Grahame in "The Dead of Winter".
A police expert takes the gun.
Two shotguns are seen (at the far right) in Grahame's house.
Gillian Fernsby holds an unloaded shotgun in "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01).
DS Lizzie Maddox (Angela Griffin) holds confiscated double barreled shotgun and bolt action rifle, both wrapped in paper.
DS Lizzie Maddox with double barreled shotgun and bolt action rifle and DI Robert Lewis with two shotguns.
Four shotguns and two rifles (at the left) in Tom Marston's gun safe.
A close view of Sam Langton's shotgun in "Magnum Opus: Part 1" (S09E03).
Langton shoots at crows.
Langton holds the shotgun in the final scene in "Magnum Opus: Part 2" (S09E04).


Matchlock Musket

In the opening scene in "The Dead of Winter" (S04E01) English Civil War reenactors widely use Matchlock Muskets. During the event one of the muskets fires a live bullet which is hardly possible for a weapon, used by reenactors.

European Matchlock musket.
Reenactors with muskets.
A large group of reenactors and guests of the event aims their muskets.
Another group of reenactors with muskets.

Flintlock Musket

Flintlock Muskets are also seen in said episode.

A musket with dog lock or "English lock" of English Civil War era
A flintlock musket is seen in center.

Rampart Gun

A long rampart gun is used by English Civil War reenactors in the opening scene in "The Dead of Winter" (S04E01).

A rampart gun - enormous matchlock musket on a support with swivel - is seen on "battlefield".


Bolt Action Rifle

Several bolt action rifles, some with sniper scopes, are seen on shooting range in "Dark Matter" (S04E02). They are used by Isobel Crompton (Sophie Ward) and Kate Cameron (Ruby Thomas). In the climactic scene Babs Temple (Annabelle Apsion) holds a rifle. Police expert claims the rifles to be of .22 caliber. Several bolt action rifles with sniper scopes are seen in "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01); one of these guns, a murder weapon, is seen tested in ballistic lab.

Isobel Crompton reloads a rifle
Isobel Crompton aims.
Kate Cameron aims.
Kate Cameron holds a rifle.
A number of rifles in gun rack.
Babs Temple takes a rifle to commit suicide...
...but when Lewis and Hathaway enter, she aims the gun at them. This rifle seems to be the same prop that was earlier used by Kate Cameron.
DS Lizzie Maddox (Angela Griffin) holds confiscated double barreled shotgun and bolt action rifle, both wrapped in paper in "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01).
The rifle that is suspected to be a murder weapon is tested in the ballistic lab
Another view of the same scene.
DS Lizzie Maddox returns the rifle to Gillian Fernsby when the examination finds out that a different gun was used to commit murder.
A closer view of the rifle.

Marlin Model 336

What appears to be a Marlin Model 336 carbine is also seen on shooting range in "Dark Matter" (S04E02).

Marlin 336 carbine - .308 Marlin Express
A police expert examines a rifle during the investigation. Note the short tube magazine.

Various rifles

A pair of rifles, together with several shotguns, is seen in Tom Marston's (Aden Gillett) gun safe in "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01). Second from the left rifle appear to have an underbarrel tube magazine. It's hard to say if this rifle is lever action (as many of long guns with tube magazines) as the sling prevents to see the trigger guard and the bottom part of the receiver.

Four shotguns and two rifles (at the left) in Tom Marston's gun safe. The one with tube magazine is marked with red arrow. Barely seen rifle at the far left appears to be the bolt action rifle that is a murder weapon.

Assault Rifles

Heckler & Koch G36C

In the opening scene in "Generation of Vipers" (S06E02) officers of Armed Response Unit are armed with Heckler & Koch G36C compact assault rifles during the operation on marijuana farm. In "Beyond Good and Evil: Part 2" (S08E06) officers of Armed Response Unit carry G36C in the scene in Graham Lawrie's apartments and during the arrest of the murderer.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
Officers, following DI Peterson, are armed with G36C compact assault rifles in "Generation of Vipers" (S06E02).
An officer holds a G36C during the operation.
A close view of the G36C.
G36C-wielding police officers appear from the car in "Beyond Good and Evil: Part 2" (S08E06).
An officer at the right holds a G36C.
An officer at the left holds a G36C.
A G36C is seen at the background.
An officer with a G36C during the arrest.

Heckler & Koch HK53

An armed police officer carries a Heckler & Koch HK53 compact assault rifle during the search of runaway suspect Tom Marston (Aden Gillett) in "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01). The usage of HK53 is slightly incorrect: of all territorial police forces in England only Cumbria Constabulary's firearms unit has HK53 while Thames Valley Police acts in the series.

Heckler & Koch HK53A3 - 5.56x45mm NATO
An armed police officer with HK53, fitted with weaponlight and sighting device. He also carries a Glock pistol in holster.
Another view of same scene.



Several small muzzleloading field cannons are used by English Civil War reenactors in the opening scene in "The Dead of Winter" (S04E01).

A cannon fires. Another cannon, on large wheels, is seen at the background, partially covered by smoke.
A close view of the cannon.

Gun Poster

A snub nose revolver, generally similar to Smith & Wesson models, is seen on a poster, calling on local residents to inform the police.

Gun-related plot twist

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In "Entry Wounds: Part 1" (S08E01) a rifle is fired in a large volume of water so the bullet is undamaged. Then the bullet is inserted in 12 gauge case and fired from a shotgun, killing the victim. Ballistic expert identified the bullet as fired from rifle, while this particular weapon cannot be used for the murder.

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