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Talk:Reilly: Ace of Spies

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Mini Series

Terrific British mini-series. Aired a couple of times on PBS in the United States and then again on the Arts & Entertainment channel in the ninties. Now on DVD. Can be purchased through A&E. This was the production that put Sam Neill on the map so to speak.Takes place during the first twenty-five years of the 20th century. I'll be adding to this page over the next few weeks. jcordell

I look forward to it. I've been trying to get ahold of this for awhile now. - Nyles

Yeah me to, but my parents have the set right now. But I will be taking the kids to see their grandparents in a couple weeks and I will attempt to retrieve the boxed CD set. If I accomplish this I will be screencapping it. Cross my fingers. --Jcordell 23:32, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

The real Reilly and the television Reilly

Sam Neill as Sidney G. Reilly. Probably the way Reilly saw himself.
Sidney Reilly in 1924. One year before his execution by the Soviets. Looking tired and worn out
Sidney Reilly at 32 in 1905. In his prime.

Technical Gaffs

Though I like this mini - series there are some real technical gaffs regarding firearms. There is one scene where Reilly takes his Luger to a London gunshop to have it worked on. The clerk looks it over, shakes his head and tells Reilly "You've been firing Parabellum in it again.". Reilly smiles sheepishly and says "I'm afraid so." Huh? The 9mm Luger is often called the 9mm Parabellum as well. It was developed for the 1908 Luger. There are other things like that scattered throughout, but it's still a very watchable production with very high production standards. Which I have come to expect from British period pieces. --Jcordell 18:26, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Screencaps (finally)

There. Only took me seven months after building the page, but there they are. --Jcordell 12:56, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Nice - some really awesome guns in this show. Funny though - the Nagant is actually a Swedish 1887 model, not a Russian 1895, and the Mosin-Nagant is some kind of 93-pattern Mauser. I guess both were pretty hard to come by in Britain in the 80s. Funny how things change, both are a dime a dozen today, but I'd give my left nut for a Webley & Scott .455 auto, or either of those Mannlichers. Really had a chuckle at Reilly recommending the Glisenti, too. Those are truly awful pistols. - Nyles

I know, but I decided to play along with the fiction and identify what they were supposed to be. I thoguht about ignoring the Vickers, but decided that one was just too obvious. I knew you would catch it for sure. --Jcordell 17:54, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

I know where you can get that .455 auto, you'll have to go to Houston, Texas though-S&Wshooter 23:29, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Oh stop being such a tease. LOL. --Jcordell 23:51, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Collectors Firearms of Houston has one in .455 and a few in other calibers-S&Wshooter 23:53, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

I know where there's a few .455 autos in the states, unfortunately that does me fuck-all good in Canada. -Nyles

The only Webley autos I've come across in the past are the 32 caliber models. --Jcordell 18:58, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Go check Colletor's Firearms website. They have everything form AUGs to Lugers to Liberator pistols. it's pretty coll. Last time I was there they had a M1941 Johnson rifle and a few Barret's-S&Wshooter 19:14, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

I'll check it out. Thanks. --Jcordell 19:15, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

They have a few Baby Nambu's too. It's like what a toy store is for a child, but for gun nuts-S&Wshooter 20:47, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Tanyatos' revolver?

In the first episode, Tanyatos (John Rhys-Davies) uses a revolver to administer the final shots to two men killed by a firing squad.


No idea. I couldn't get a good screencap of it and I forgot to go back to it. --Jcordell 05:31, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Looks like a Colt 1851 Navy to me. Kilgore 12:44 13 July 2010

C96 Bolo

I have recently re-watched this excellent series, I noticed that the weapon identified as the C96 used by the Latvian general is actually a revolver, though it is only seen briefly and not clearly. It could also be a continuity error. I will try to get a screencap of it. --Maskedweasel (talk) 03:46, 19 February 2015 (EST)

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