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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was a 1979 seven-part drama spy miniseries originally produced for the BBC. Directed by John Irvin and produced by Jonathan Powell, the television miniseries was an adaptation of the 1974 novel of the same name by John le Carré. The cast included Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate and George Sewell. The miniseries was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom on September 10, 1979 and in the United States over a year later on September 29, 1980. A feature film adaptation starring Gary Oldman was released in 2011.

The following weapons were used in the miniseries Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy:


CZ 50

Jim Prideaux (Ian Bannen) retrieves a Czech CZ 50 hidden inside a toy gun carton at a toy shop in Czechoslovakia, he goes to a restroom were he wraps a rubber band around its grip and checks it out. Later, while at the remote cabin where he's supposed to meet with a defecting Czech general, he suspects something is wrong and uses it to threaten the driver and to make him put on his coat and walk up to the cabin in his place.

CZ 50 - 32 ACP
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Jim removes what appears to be a Tokarev pistol from the drivers jacket pocket before he puts his own gun to the drivers neck and orders him to get out.

TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
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Beretta Model 1934

Ricki Tarr (Hywel Bennett) carries a Beretta M1934 as his personal sidearm. George Smiley (Alec Guinness) is also seen with a Beretta during the climax when they catch the mole.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
Peter Guillam (Michael Jayston) picks up Ricki Tarr's Beretta after the commotion when Tarr attacked Smiley.
Ricki Tarr threatening personnel at the Paris office with his Beretta M1934.
George Smiley handling the Beretta
George Smiley interupts a meeting between the mole and Polyakov.

Walther PPK

Jim Prideaux (Ian Bannen) retrieves a Walther PPK from a cardboard box under his trailer and is seen wiping it clean.

Walther PPK with Waffenamt Markings - 7.65mm
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Submachine Guns

Sa 25

Czech soldiers are seen with Sa 25 submachine guns while chasing Jim Prideaux (Ian Bannen) in Czechoslovakia.

Sa 25 - 9x19mm
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One Czech soldier is seen with appears to be a MAT-49 submachine gun while chasing Prideaux in Czechoslovakia.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
One of the soldiers to the right is seen with what appears to be a MAT-49 submachine gun.

Madsen M50

Some Czech soldiers are seen with what appears to be Madsen M50 submachine guns while chasing Prideaux in Czechoslovakia.

Madsen M50 submachine gun 9x19mm
Soldier closest up is seen with what appears to be a Madsen M50 submachine gun.


Sturmgewehr 44

One of the Czech border guards is seen with a Sturmgewehr 44 while Jim waits to get approved to enter Czechoslovakia.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
Czech boarderguard patrolling with a Sturmgwewhr 44.

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