There is no way a genius like Sherlock would treat a gun like that. I mean, he’s literally scratching his head with it. He may walk on the wild side, but he’s not an idiot.
I watched this again the other night to prepare myself for Reichenbach Falls, when suddenly it hit me.
Where on earth did Sherlock get a gun from, anyway? Not John, definitely.
And then it hit me:
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.
This theory bothers me, though.
Because Sherlock was able to spot a fake gun, and this implies that Moriarty wasn’t able to.
Sorry but Moriarty was a genius too. If Sherlock noticed one, I am sure that Moriarty would be able to as well. And yes, we know Sherlock has fooled Moriarty. Or at least fooled his sniper. But i mean really now. Jim has a sniper, wouldn’t you think he’d have seen enough guns to know a fake?