48 Hrs. is the 1982 action film that launched the feature film career of Eddie Murphy, who stars as Reggie Hammond, a convict who is granted a temporary release from prison to assist SFPD Inspector Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) in tracking down an escaped prisoner who has stolen his gun and who has a past with Hammond. The film was directed by Walter Hill, who would return along with Murphy and Nolte for the 1990 sequel Another 48 Hrs..
The following weapons were used in the film 48 Hrs.:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Smith & Wesson Model 29
A 4" barreled Smith & Wesson Model 29 is the service handgun used by Inspector Jack Cates (Nick Nolte), until it is stolen by Albert Ganz (James Remar).
Smith & Wesson Model 29 with 4" barrel - .44 Magnum
Cates takes cover while holding his S&W Model 29.
Cates fires his S&W Model 29 at Billy Bear.
Cates aims his S&W Model 29 on Billy Bear.
Albert Ganz hold Cates S&W after he gives it to him.
Albert Ganz (James Remar
) holds Cates S&W just before firing it.
Smith & Wesson Model 27 / 28
At the beginning of the movie, Albert Ganz (James Remar) uses a blued Smith & Wesson Model 27 / 28 N-frame revolver. It is most likely a Model 28, rather than the nicer, more expensive Model 27, though both are tapered-barrel .357 Magnum N-frame S&W revolvers. It could also be a Model 24 in .44 Special (also a tapered-barrel N-frame), but this is unlikely. The revolver shown used has a tapered barrel, and not the heavy 'bull' barrel of the Model 29 (Though the 'Mountain Gun' variant of the Model 29 has a tapered barrel, it was not available when the movie was filmed).
S&W Model 28 'Highway Patrolman' with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Albert Ganz (James Remar
) uses the S&W N-frame revolver in his escape from the chain gang.
Ganz draws his S&W at a prostitute.
Ganz aims the S&W at the desk clerk just before Jack Cates disarms him. The tapered barrel is visible in this image.
Smith & Wesson Model 15
Breaking up the fight between Jack and Reggie, an SFPD Patrol Officer (Chris Mulkey) deploys a Smith & Wesson Model 15.
Smith & Wesson Model 15 'Combat Masterpiece' - .38 Special
An SFPD officer (Chris Mulkey
) holds his S&W Model 15 on Jack and Reggie.
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose
A 2.5" barrel Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose is used by Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) at the end of the movie.
Smith & Wesson Model 19 'Combat Magnum' Snub Nose - .357 Magnum
Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy
) holds his S&W while searching for Billy Bear.
Reggie Hammond aims his S&W at Billy.
Reggie Hammond with the S&W.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Casey (Margot Rose) is seen holding a Smith & Wesson Model 36 when Cates busts into her apartment.
Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Smith & Wesson Model 60
Detective Algren (Jonathan Banks) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 60, that he tries to use on Billy Bear after being shot.
Classic Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .38 Special
Detective Algren (Jonathan Banks
) pulls the trigger on his empty S&W 60.
Colt New Frontier
During the hotel shootout, Billy Bear (Sonny Landham) uses what appears to be a Colt New Frontier revolver with fixed sights instead of adjustable sights.
Colt New Frontier with 5.5" Barrel - .44 Special
Billy Bear with the revolver.
Colt New Service
Luther (David Patrick Kelly) carries a Colt New Service revolver as he's chased by Cates. Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) takes the revolver away when Luther runs into a car door. An SFPD officer is also seen with one.
Colt New Service - .45 LC
Reggie hold Luther's Colt New Service.
"Don't point your goddamned gun at me!"
An SFPD Officer aims the Colt at Jack.
Inspector Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) uses a Colt Government Model after his Model 29 is stolen.
Commercial Colt Government Model M1911A1 - .45 ACP
A production image of Cates with the Colt Government.
Cates draws his Colt after entering Casey's apartment.
Cates holds his Colt after a confrontation with Ganz.
Cates aims his Colt at Casey.
Cates draws his Colt on Ganz.
Jack Cates fires his Colt Government in the climax.
In the cowboy bar, Reggie Hammond takes a Jennings J-25 off one of the patrons while frisking him. He gives it to Cates, who then proceeds to unload it.
Reggie takes the Jennings pistol and tries to hide it from Cates.
Ithaca 37 shotguns are carried by 2 of the correctional officers at the beginning of the film. An SFPD officer is seen holding an Ithaca as well.
Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 Gauge
A SFPD Officer aims the Ithaca 37 at Jack Cates.
High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Shotgun
A High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Standard Model shotgun is carried by one of the correctional officers at the beginning of the film.
High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Standard
Model (Catalog #8111) - 12 Gauge. This is the screen used shotgun, held by Steve McQueen
in the film The Getaway (1972)