William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Saturday, 29, January, 2011

The Maltese Falcon Project

Filed under: Boomstick — williamthecoroner @ 13:38

Via James Rummel, I come across the Internet Movie Firearms Database. For those of you geeks for whom the IMDB wasn’t enough. I’ve wondered what were the weapons used in the Maltese Falcon. This tells you. There were five–a Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver (used by Brigid O’Shaunessy), two Colt M1908 Vest Pocket .25s (used by Joel Cairo and Kaspar Gutman) and two Colt M1911A1 pistols (carried by Wilmer Cook).

On Gunbroker, there are plenty of 1911s, and 1908 .25s are available. Each one will run about 500-700 a piece. The Webley was only made until 1917, and those run around $8,000.


  1. Thank you so for the link, William!

    Comment by James R. Rummel — Saturday, 29, January, 2011 @ 16:07 | Reply

  2. Thats, too, for the link. “It’s the stuff dreams are made of…”

    Comment by George — Sunday, 30, January, 2011 @ 12:21 | Reply

  3. Wasn’t the Webley Walter Mitty’s weapon of choice?

    Comment by Shay — Sunday, 30, January, 2011 @ 15:49 | Reply

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