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