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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon is an American 1943 (filmed 1942) detective movie, directed by Roy William Neill and starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. This is the fourth installment to the series of fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Rathbone and Bruce. Like most of the films in the series, this one is set during WW2. Holmes protects a Swiss scientist who invented an advanced bomb sight. Professor Moriarty, now working for Nazi, hunts for the inventor. The story uses elements of "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" story.
The following weapons were used in the film Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon:
Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce), Moriarty (Lionel Atwill) and the latter's henchman Gottfried (George Burr Macannan) use Webley Bulldog revolvers in several scenes.
Note: see additional promotional images showing Webley Bulldog on talk page.
Iver Johnson Bulldog
Moriarty (Lionel Atwill) holds an Iver Johnson Bulldog revolver when he plans to kill Holmes. The revolvers appears to be Model 1900. When Inspector Lestrade (Dennis Hoey) and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) appear to rescue Holmes, Watson holds a revolver that looks similar to Moriarty's gun, including white grips; most likely it's same prop reused.
Inspector Lestrade (Dennis Hoey) carries a compact Colt revolver that appears to be a Colt Commando with 2" barrel.
Promotional images for this movie show main characters holding several revolvers that doesn't appear in the movie and so are divided from main section.
Colt Police Positive
Dr. Watson holds a Colt Police Positive on a promotional image.
Compact top-break revolver
Moriarty holds a compact top break revolver on a promotional image. This gun may be a Smith & Wesson, an Iver Johnson or some other similar revolver.
One more revolver is seen in hands of Sherlock Holmes on a promotional image. It resembles a Colt Lightning but this is not for sure.
Browning .303 Mk II*
Twin Browning .303 Mk II* is seen mounted in dorsal turret on a Bristol Blenheim Mk I.
Documentary footage of various British and American bomber planes is used in the scene showing the trials of the new bomb sight. In the sequence several airplanes appear one by one but they are supposed to depict the same planeю