Avengers, The (1961)

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The Avengers
TheAvengers(1961) DVDArt.jpg
Country FlagBritain.jpg United Kingdom
Language English
Channel ITV/ABC/Thames
Creator Sydney Newman
Genre Espionage
Broadcast 7 January, 1961 - 21 May, 1969
No. of Seasons 6
No. of Episodes 161
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Cathy Gale Honor Blackman
Emma Peel Diana Rigg
Tara King Linda Thorson
Dr. David Keel Ian Hendry
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Rhonda Rhonda Parker
Professor Jordan Ron Moody



The Avengers is a 1961 television spy series that was a production of ABC Television (Associated British Corporation, which eventually was merged into Thames Television). For the majority of the series, The Avengers focused on the exploits of secret agent John Steed (Patrick Macnee), who was routinely paired up with a female counterpart in order to protect Great Britain from internal and external foes. The show ran from 1961 to 1969 across 6 seasons for a total of 161 episodes. A feature film adaptation was released in 1998 that starred Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman and Sean Connery.

The following weapons were used in the television series The Avengers:


Contents


Handguns

Beretta M1935

Beretta Model 1935 - .32 ACP
John Steed (Patrick Macnee) is held at gunpoint with a Beretta M1935 in "Escape in Time" (Season 5, Episode 3).

Beretta 950 Jetfire

Beretta 950 Jetfire - .25 ACP
Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) holds a Beretta 950 Jetfire in "The Gravediggers" (Season 4, Episode 2).
A Businessman defends himself with a Beretta 950 Jetfire in "The Cybernauts" (Season 4, Episode 3).
John Steed (Patrick Macnee) aims a Beretta 950 Jetfire in "The Murder Market" (Season 4, Episode 3).

Colt M1911

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
One of Kane's men threatens Ms. Peel with a Colt M1911A1 in "Death at Bargain Prices" (Season 4, Episode 4).

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 acp
The Tattoo Shop owner is shot with a suppressed Colt Model 1903 in "Quick-Quick Slow Death" (Season 4, Episode 19).
Waldo Thyssen's (Peter Bowles) Colt Model 1903 in "Escape in Time" (Season 5, Episode 3).

Colt Single Action Army

Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model.
Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) fires a Single Action Army in "Epic" (Season 5, Episode 11).
Hana Wilde's (Charlotte Rampling) Single Action Army in "The Superlative Seven" (Season 5, Episode 12).

Enfield No.2

Enfield No. 2 Mk I. Original configuration with spurred hammer - .38 S&W
A member of Ransac prepares to fire an Enfield No.2 in "The Master Minds" (Season 4, Episode 6).
Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) holds a baffled Steed at gunpoint with an Enfield No.2 in "Two's a Crowd" (Season 4, Episode 12).
Major Robertson (Nigel Davenport) holds an Enfield No.2 in "The Danger Makers" (Season 4, Episode 20).

Flintlock Pistol

Tower Sea Service Pistol used by the Royal Navy.
Two Flintlock Pistols can be seen behind Steed in "Castle De'ath" (Season 4, Episode 5).
Flintlock Pistols up on a wall display in "Escape in Time" (Season 5, Episode 3).

Iver Johnson Snub Nose

Iver Johnson Snub Nose - .32 S&W
A close up of a Iver Johnson Snub Nose in "Honey for the Prince" (Season 4, Episode 26).
Professor Jordan (Ron Moody) fires a Iver Johnson Snub Nose in "The Bird Who Knew Too Much" (Season 5, Episode 5).

Remington 1875

Remington 1875 - .45 Long Colt
Stewart Kirby (Peter Wyngarde) checks his Remington 1875 in "Epic" (Season 5, Episode 11).

Smith & Wesson Model 40 Centennial

Smith & Wesson Model 40 "Centennial" with grip safety - 38 Special
Ms. Peel (Diana Rigg) is held at gunpoint with a Smith & Wesson Model 40 Centennial in "The Thirteenth Hole" (Season 4, Episode 18).

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special
A thug aims a Smith & Wesson Model 10 at Steed in "The Gravediggers" (Season 4, Episode 2).
Vincent East (Roland Curram) holds a suppressed Smith & Wesson Model 10 in "Honey for the Prince" (Season 4, Episode 26).

Smith & Wesson 4th Model

Smith & Wesson 4th Model - .32 Calibre
Ms. Peel is held hostage with a Smith & Wesson 4th Model in "The Gravediggers" (Season 4, Episode 2).
Ms. Peel (Diana Rigg) with her Smith & Wesson 4th Model in "The House That Jack Built" (Season 4, Episode 23).

Walther P38

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Emma peel (Diana Rigg) aims a Walther P38 with mock suppressor in the Season 4 opening.
A nice close up of a Walther P38 in "Castle De'ath" (Season 4, Episode 5).

Webley Mk III

Webley Mk III - .455 Webley
A Webley Mk III hits the ground in "The Town of No Return" (Season 4, Episode 1).

Submachine Guns

MP40

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
One of the secretaries in "How to Succeed.... at Murder" (Season 4, Episode 25) with a MP40 submachine gun.
Robin (Clive Colin Bowler) with a MP40 submachine gun in "The Bird Who Knew Too Much" (Season 5, Episode 5).

Sten

Sten Mk I* Submachine gun - 9x19mm
Vincent East (Roland Curram) with a Sten in "Honey for the Prince" (Season 4, Episode 26).

M1928 Thompson

M1928 "Tommy Gun" or "Chicago typewriter" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP, made famous through countless classic gangster movies.
Stewart Kirby (Peter Wyngarde) with a M1928 Thompson in "Epic" (Season 5, Episode 11).

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Stewart Kirby (Peter Wyngarde) charges at Ms. Peel with Karabiner 98k with bayonet fixed in "Epic" (Season 5, Episode 11).

L1A1

L1A1 SLR, original model - 7.62x51mm NATO
Guards at a Royal Army research facility in "Mission... Highly Improbable" (Season 6, Episode 8) armed with L1A1s.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British
A British soldier carrying a Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I in "Never, Never Say Die" (Season 5, Episode 10).

M1 Garand

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Steed (Patrick Macnee) holds a M1 Garand in "Castle De'ath" (Season 4, Episode 5).

Oberndorf Mauser Sporter

Oberndorf Mauser Sporter - 9x57mm
Simon Trent (James Villiers) fires a Mauser Sporter at Steed in "Small Game for Big Hunters" (Season 4, Episode 16).

Simonov Type 45

Simonov Type 45 - 7.62x39mm
The Simonov Type 45 in "Death's Door" (Season 6, Episode 2).

Brown Bess Flintlock Musket

Modern reproduction "Long Land Pattern" Brown Bess Infantry musket made from 1722-1768 - .75 caliber.
Brown Bess musket left side.
Two Brown Bess Flintlock Muskets can be seen behind Steed in "Castle De'ath" (Season 4, Episode 5).

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge
Steed (Patrick Macnee) toys around with a Double Barreled Shotgun in "The Cybernauts" (Season 4, Episode 3).
Edward J. Dumayn (Hilary Wontner) holds a Double Barreled Shotgun in "The Winged Avenger" (Season 5, Episode 6).

Machine Guns

Browning M1919

A variant of the Browning M1919 developed during World War 2, this model is designated the M37, with the ability to feed from either the left or the right of the weapon - 30-06. This example is shown without a tripod, only the pintle mount. This the MOST likely .30 cal machine gun to be seen firing from armored vehicles.
Steed (Patrick Macnee) does his best General Montgomery impersonation next to a Browning M1919 in "What the Butler Saw" (Season 4, Episode 22).
An Alvis Saracen Armoured personnel carrier in "Mission... Highly Improbable" (Season 6, Episode 8) with a L3A4 mounted in it's turret.

Other

Mills Bomb

Mills Bomb High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Major Robertson (Nigel Davenport) picks up a Mills Bomb in "The Danger Makers" (Season 4, Episode 20).



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