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Famous Handguns in Movies and TV Shows (1946-1964)

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Colt Single Action Army (SAA)

  • Movies: "High Noon" (1952), "Shane" (1953)
  • TV Shows: "Gunsmoke" (1955-1975), "The Lone Ranger" (1949-1957)
Colt SAA

Smith & Wesson Model 10

  • Movies: "In the Heat of the Night" (1967)
  • TV Shows: "Dragnet" (1951-1959)
S&W Model 10

Walther PPK

  • Movies: "Dr. No" (1962), "From Russia with Love" (1963)
  • TV Shows: Various James Bond-related media
Walther PPK/S

Colt Detective Special

  • Movies: "The Big Heat" (1953)
  • TV Shows: "Perry Mason" (1957-1966)
Colt Detective Special

Luger P08

  • Movies: "The Third Man" (1949), "The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel" (1951)
  • TV Shows: "Combat!" (1962-1967)

Smith & Wesson Model 36

  • Movies: "Cape Fear" (1962)
  • TV Shows: Various crime dramas and detective shows

Colt M1911

  • Movies: "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950), "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962)
  • TV Shows: "The Untouchables" (1959-1963)
Colt M1911

Webley Mk VI

  • Movies: "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957)
  • TV Shows: "Danger Man" (1960-1968)
Webley Mk VI

Beretta M1934

  • Movies: "Roman Holiday" (1953), "The Guns of Navarone" (1961)
  • TV Shows: Used in various European and spy-themed TV shows
Beretta M1934

Remington 1866 Derringer

  • Movies: "3:10 to Yuma" (1957)
  • TV Shows: "Bat Masterson" (1958-1961)
Remington Derringer


My MOS when I served in the United States Army was 76Y. For you non-military readers, the Military Occupational Specialty of 76 Yankee means that I was a Unit Armorer. While on REFORGER 85, I trained with German Paratroopers and qualified as "Expert" with the German G-3 rifle, the Israeli Uzi 9mm sub-machinegun and the 9mm handgun.

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