Batman (1966 TV Series)

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Batman (1966 TV Series)
BatmanTV.jpg
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Language English
Channel ABC
Genre Action/Crime
Broadcast 1966-1968
No. of Seasons 3
No. of Episodes 120
Main Cast
Character Actor
Batman/Bruce Wayne Adam West
Robin/Dick Grayson Burt Ward



Batman is the 1966 television series adaptation of the DC Comics superhero. Largely known for its campiness, the series followed Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) as they fought against a "villain of the week" in the city of Gotham. The series boasted many well known figures to portray villains, including Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Liberace, Cliff Robertson, and Eli Wallach. The series premiered in the US on ABC in January of 1966 and aired 120 episodes until 1968.

The following weapons were used in the television series Batman:

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Handguns

Colt Official Police

The Colt Official Police appears to be the standard sidearm of the Gotham City Police Department, from the series pilot "Hi Diddle Riddle" (S1E01) on. Its ubiquity appears to extend even to Chief O'Hara (Stafford Repp).

Colt Official Police - 6" Heavy Barrel - .38 Special
GCPD officers draw their Official Police revolvers against an attack on the Moldavian Embassy in "Hi Diddle Riddle" (S1E01).
Chief O'Hara aims his Official Police in "Not Yet, He Ain't" (S1E22).

Iver Johnson Revolver

Robin (Burt Ward) appears to use an Iver Johnson Revolver to threaten Batman in "Smack in the Middle" (S1E02). The pistol later is seen in the hands of Molly (Jill St. John).

Iver Johnson - .32 S&W
Robin (Burt Ward) appears to use an Iver Johnson Revolver to threaten Batman in "Smack in the Middle" (S1E02).

Cat-Guns

The arch-villainess Catwoman (Julie Newmar, later Eartha Kitt) used custom cat-shaped air-guns on several occasions, beginning with "Hot Off the Griddle" (S2E03). Though these typically fired tranquilizer darts or messages, she has implied they can carry deadlier ammunition if need be.

Catwoman (Julie Newmar) fires tranquilizer darts from both her Cat-Guns in "Hot Off the Griddle" (S2E03).
Catwoman (Eartha Kitt) brandishes a Cat-Gun in "The Funny Feline Felonies" (S3E16).

Colt Detective Special

The Colt Detective Special is a frequently used handgun in the series. Both Aunt Harriet Cooper (Madge Blake) and Chandell (Liberace) handle the revolver in "The Dead Ringers" (S2E16). The Joker (Cesar Romero) uses a similar revolver in "Flop Goes the Joker" (S2E58) to take a hostage.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
The Colt Detective Special is held by Aunt Harriet Cooper (Madge Blake) in "The Dead Ringers" (S2E16).
Hoping to coerce Alfred (Alan Napier), the Joker (Cesar Romero) holds his Colt Detective Special on heiress Baby-Jane Towser (Diana Iverson) in "Flop Goes the Joker" (S2E58).

Single Action Army

In "Come Back, Shame" (S2E25), the villain Shame (Cliff Robertson) and several members of his gang are seen armed with Single Action Army revolvers. The revolver carried by Shame is nickel-plated.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, custom engraved with ivory - .32-20 Winchester
In "Come Back, Shame" (S2E25), the villain Shame (Cliff Robertson) armed with a nickel Single Action Army revolver.
In "Come Back, Shame" (S2E25), the villain Shame (Cliff Robertson) threatens with a nickel Single Action Army revolver.
In "It's How You Play the Game" (S2E26), the villain Shame (Cliff Robertson) ready to draw his nickel Single Action Army revolver on Batman and Robin.

Colt Model 1917

In "It's How You Play the Game" (S2E26), dual Colt Model 1917 revolvers are used by Laughing Leo (Milton Frome), one of Shame's henchmen.

Unmodified Colt M1917 Revolver - .45 ACP.
In "It's How You Play the Game" (S2E26), dual Colt Model 1917 revolvers are used by Laughing Leo (Milton Frome), one of Shame's henchmen.

Colt Theur Derringer

In "It's How You Play the Game" (S2E26), the villain Shame (Cliff Robertson) pulls a Colt Theur Derringer from his hat.

Colt Thuer
In "It's How You Play the Game" (S2E26), the Derringer is pulled.

Colt New Service

A bank guard threatens the arch-villain Egghead (Vincent Price) with a Colt New Service in "The Ogg Couple" (S3E15).

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 ACP. The Army adopted a version of the New Service, the Colt M1917, with plain wooden grips and a lanyard ring in WWI.
On orders from the bank manager (Donald Elson), the guard threatens to shoot Egghead, who desperately tries to talk his way out.
As Batgirl drives Egghead away, the guard and his boss look on.

Submachine Guns

Madsen M50

Ma Parker (Shelley Winters) uses a Madsen M50 submachine gun in both "The Greatest Mother of Them All" (S2E09) and "Ma Parker" (S2E10).

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
Ma Parker (Shelley Winters) uses a Madsen M50 submachine gun in "The Greatest Mother of Them All" (S2E09).

Thompson

Befitting Batman's roots in Depression-era crime fiction, the Thompson Submachine Gun is a semi-common sight among Gotham's criminals. Various gunmen use what appears to be an M1928A1 with modified rear sight in "A Death Worse Than Fate" (S1E08) and "The Penguin Goes Straight" (S1E21). The villain Chandell (Liberace) uses an unmodified M1928 to shoot up a studio box in "The Devil's Fingers" (S2E15).

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
M1928 "Tommy Gun" or "Chicago typewriter" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
Mob hitmen (Victor French and Bill Phillips) menace Eivol Ekdal (Jack Kruschen) with their Thompsons in "A Death Worse Than Fate" (S1E08).
A masked thug uses his M1928A1 to hold victims at bay in "The Penguin Goes Straight" (S1E21).
The villain Chandell (Liberace) uses an M1928 Thompson to shoot up a studio box in "The Devil's Fingers" (S2E15).

Rifles/Carbines

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

The Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine is the firearm used by guards of the Gotham Penitentiary in "Ma Parker" (S2E10).

Winchester 1892 - .38-40 WCF.
The prison guard (an uncredited Milton Berle) points his rifle at Batman in "Ma Parker" (S2E10).

Shotguns

Winchester Model 1897

Winchester Model 1897 shotguns are carried by officers of the Gotham Police in "The Greatest Mother of Them All (S2E09).

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 gauge
Gotham officer on the left with the shotgun in "The Greatest Mother of Them All" (S2E09).

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns are carried by guards of Gotham State Prison.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
In "The Great Escape" (S3E21), guards fire their shotguns.

Other

Trick Umbrellas

The Penguin (Burgess Meredith) used a number of gimmicked umbrellas in his crimes. While many of these sprayed only smoke or knockout gas, others could carry and fire live ammunition. During a "reformed" stretch in "The Penguin Goes Straight" (S1E21) and "Not Yet, He Ain't" (S2E22), he gave two of the latter to Commissioner Gordon (Neil Hamilton) and Chief O'Hara (Stafford Repp) to use in a carnival game.

In "Not Yet He Ain't" (S1E22), Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara aim and fire umbrella-rifles.

See Also

Batman Franchise
Film Michael Keaton Batman (1989)  •  Batman Returns (1992)
Val Kilmer Batman Forever (1995)
George Clooney Batman & Robin (1997)
Christian Bale Batman Begins (2005)  •  The Dark Knight (2008)  •  The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Ben Affleck Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)  •  Suicide Squad (2016)  •  Justice League (2017)
Other Video Games Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)  •  Batman: Arkham City (2011)  •  Batman: Arkham Origins (2013)   •  Batman: Arkham Knight (2015)
Anime Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)
Television Batman (1966-68)  •  Gotham (2014-)



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