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The dinner conversation about the limits of Holmes' knowledge (literature, astronomy, politics, etc) is taken from a list made by Dr. Watson in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
's first Holmes story, 'A Study in Scarlet'. See more
Although Watson's revolver in the film is a Webley Mk I, which would have (just barely) been in use at the time the story is set (1888), during his own time of service in Afghanistan (pinned down as encompassing 1880 when he was wounded at the Battle of Maiwand, invalided out in 1881), the service revolver would have been an Adams type revolver, a very different-looking piece. Though officers could buy their own sidearms as long as they chambered service ammunition, it would have been impossible to Watson to have obtained a Webley as the Mark I, the first of the type, was not introduced until 1887. See more
It is exceedingly cold out here, Watson. Wonder whether I might come in without you shooting me?
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