Taxi Driver

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The following guns were used in the film Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver (1976)

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Smith & Wesson Model 29

Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) purchases four handguns from "Easy Andy" (Steven Prince), the illegal gun salesman. The first of which is a Smith & Wesson Model 29 with an 8 3/8" barrel, the longest factory barrel made for the S&W Model 29 during this time period. The other two stock barrel lengths at the time were the 4" barrel and the 6.5" barrel. Travis apparently gets the idea of owning a .44 Magnum from one of his passengers (portrayed by director Martin Scorsese) who claims he will use it to murder his cheating wife. Travis's Model 29 is seen often throughout the film, carried in a large shoulder holster he purchased from "Easy Andy" for $40, in addition to paying $350 for the revolver itself.

Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver with 8 3/8" barrel - .44 Magnum
The S&W markings on the right side of Travis's Model 29 as he spots it in "Easy Andy"'s case.
Travis spots the ".44 Magnum" marking on the Model 29's barrel.
"Easy Andy" describes the Model 29 for Travis.
Travis checks the cylinder of the Model 29 as he buys it.
The Astra Constable, S&W Escort, S&W Model 36, and S&W Model 29 sit in the foreground as Travis buys them.
Andy places the S&W Model 29's shoulder holster with Travis's new guns.
Travis practices firing the Model 29 at the firing range, using a common 1970's overlapping thumb grip.
Travis practices aiming his Model 29 inside his apartment.
Travis with his Model 29 inside his apartment.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 Snub

Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) also purchases a nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36 with a square butt, mother-of-pearl grips, a slightly cut down hammer, and a flared flat cylinder release hatch (dating it from the late 50s to early 60s) after "Easy Andy" suggests it as a more practical weapon. Travis purchases it from him for $250. A mobster in the whorehouse during the final shootout has a blued Model 36, which Travis takes from him and uses. In a continuity error, the Smith & Wesson Model 36 becomes a nickel Colt Detective Special when Travis puts it down in front of him at the range (see below).

Smith & Wesson Model 36, nickel plated - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 36 with square butt. Note the hammer, only slightly shorter than a Model 36's normal hammer, like the revolver used in the film.
"Easy Andy" points out the Model 36 to Travis.
Travis practices aiming the Model 36 as he buys the revolver from Andy.
The S&W Model 36 is placed next to the S&W Model 29.
The Astra Constable, S&W Escort, S&W Model 36, and S&W Model 29 sit in the foreground as Travis buys them.
Andy places the S&W Model 29's shoulder holster with Travis's new guns.
Travis draws the Model 36 alongside the long Model 29 inside his apartment.
Travis aims the Model 29 and Model 36 inside his apartment.
Travis spins the Model 36 in his hand before the "You talkin' to me?" sequence.
Travis at the firing range. The pistols that lay in front of him are the S&W Escort (can be told apart from the Sterling by the bottom barrel) and the S&W Model 36 (can be told apart from the Colt by the 5 round cylinder).
Travis's nickel Model 36 lays where he dropped it inside the whorehouse.
Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Travis takes the mobster's Model 36 from his hand.

Smith & Wesson Escort

Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) also buys a Smith & Wesson Escort from "Easy Andy", who incorrectly refers to it as a "Colt .25" and sells it to him for $125. Travis attaches the Smith & Wesson Escort to a drawer slide, mounting it on his forearm and later using it during the final shootout. In a continuity error, this is seen as a Sterling Arms pistol when Travis puts it down at the range.

Smith & Wesson 61 Escort (Factory nickel with Faux Ivory Grips) - .22 LR
Travis aims the S&W Escort as he buys it from Andy.
The Astra Constable, Smith & Wesson Escort, Smith & Wesson Model 36, and Smith & Wesson Model 29 sit in the foreground as Travis buys them.
Andy places the S&W Model 29's shoulder holster with Travis's new guns.
Travis has the S&W Escort laying out as he constructs the drawer slide arm mount for it.
Travis practices drawing the S&W Escort in his apartment.
"You talkin' to me?".
Travis at the firing range. The pistols that lay in front of him are the S&W Escort (can be told apart from the Sterling by the bottom barrel) and the S&W Model 36 (can be told apart from the Colt by the 5 round cylinder)
Travis firing the Escort at the firing range.

Astra Constable

Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) buys an Astra Constable for $150 from "Easy Andy", who not only mistakenly refers to it as a ".380 Walther", but also claims that "during World War II, they used this gun to replace the Walther P38 pistol. Just gave it out to officers" and claims it can hold eight rounds in the "clip" (meaning magazine). This is the only handgun Travis buys that he doesn't keep in any sort of holster, choosing instead to tuck it in the waistband of the small of his back. He hands it to the grocery store owner (Victor Argo) after killing the robber with it. In a continuity error, this is seen as a Walther PPK (most likely the actual weapon Andy was referring to) when Travis is putting it down at the range.

Astra Constable - .22 LR, .32 ACP, .380 ACP
The Astra Constable that Travis buys.
Travis practices aiming the Astra Constable.
The Astra Constable, S&W Escort, S&W Model 36, and S&W Model 29 sit in the foreground as Travis buys them.
Andy places the S&W Model 29's shoulder holster with Travis's new guns.
Travis draws the Astra Constable inside his apartment.

Star Model B

One of the weapons in "Easy Andy"'s case of handguns is a Star Model B.

Star Model B Pistol, blued finish - 9x19mm. This is a screen used Star Model B from the 1987 film The Untouchables (1987).
Easy Andy's first case contains (from clockwise) a Star Model B, Astra Constable, nickel revolver, Luger P08, S&W Model 29, and S&W Model 36.

Luger P08

Another weapon "Easy Andy" offers to sell is a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Easy Andy's first case contains (from clockwise) a Star Model B, Astra Constable, nickel revolver, Luger P08, S&W Model 29, and S&W Model 36.

Walther P38

In "Easy Andy"'s second case of handguns, a Walther P38 is seen.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
The Walther P38 is seen at the top left corner of the case that Andy shows to Travis.
The Walther P38 can be seen in the case with the S&W Model 39 and four Colt revolvers.

Colt Official Police

Four Colt revolvers, at least two of them being Colt Official Police revolvers, are offered by "Easy Andy" in his second case of handguns.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
The four Colt revolvers sit in the case in addition to a S&W Model 39 and a Walther P38.
The four Colt revolvers in the case with the S&W Model 39 and Walther P38.

Smith & Wesson Model 39

A Smith & Wesson Model 39 is visible in "Easy Andy"'s second case of handguns.

Smith & Wesson Model 39-2 - 9x19mm
The S&W Model 39 can be seen between the Walther P38 and four Colt revolvers.
The S&W Model 39 sits on the other side of the P38.

Sterling Arms pistol

When Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) switches his handguns at the shooting range his S&W Escort becomes a Sterling Arms pistol.
Sterling Arms Pistol
Note the different shape of the Sterling compared to the previously used S&W Escort. The Sterling is only used during this overhead shot, but remains the S&W Escort when he is shooting.

Walther PPK

When Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) switches handguns at the shooting range, his Astra Constable is now a Walther PPK.

Walther PPK in 7.65x17mm Auto (.32 ACP)
Travis picks up the Sterling at the range. Note the size and Walther emblem on the grips. The Walther is only used during this overhead shot, the handgun remaining the Astra when he is shooting.

Colt Detective Special

When Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) switches his handguns at the shooting range, his nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36 is now an early-model nickel Colt Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special (Nickel) - .38 Special
Travis picks up the Sterling at the range. Note the barrel, ejector rod, and six-round cylinder of the Detective Special. The Colt is only used during this overhead shot, and remains the S&W Model 36 when he is shooting.
Travis picks up his S&W Model 29 next to the detective Special.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

A gunman (Nat Grant) attempts to rob a grocery store with a nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 36 five-shot revolver, but is stopped by Travis.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 with a 3 inch barrel - .38 Special
The robber holds his revolver on the owner as Travis aims his Astra Constable.
The robber holds his revolver after he is shot down by Travis.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Iris's pimp Matthew, a.k.a. "Sport" (Harvey Keitel) fires a nickel Smith & Wesson Model 10 at Travis. Some NYPD officers also carry standard Model 10s.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Sport aims at Travis.
A policeman enters Iris's room with his Model 10.
Sport's nickel Model 10.


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