Colt Detective Special

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The Colt Detective special has appeared in the following movies, television series, and video games used by the following actors:

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Square Butt - .38 Special
Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Factory Pearl Grips - .38 Special
Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with original Ivory Grips - .38 Special
Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with nickel finish and pearl grips - .38 Special
A rare Colt Detective Special with a 3" barrel - .38 Special
Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Colt Detective Special Nickel 3rd Gen - .38 Special

Contents

Specifications

(1927-1986)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .38 Special, .32 New Police (.32 S&W Long)
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs (0.59 kg)
  • Length: 6.75 in (17.1 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 2 in (5.1 cm), 3 in (7.6 cm)
  • Capacity: 6 round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

Film

File Title Actor Character Notes Date
The Death Kiss Various 1932
Bullets or Ballots Edward G. Robinson Johnny Blake 1936
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Various 1937
Escape by Night Various 1937
Bulldog Drummond in Africa Henchman 1938
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police Various 1939
Each Dawn I Die Prison Guards and Prisoners 1939
The Roaring Twenties James Cagney Eddie Bartlett 1939
City for Conquest Various 1940
Bataan 1943
Dillinger Lawrence Tierney John Dillinger 1945
The Big Sleep Various 1946
Out of the Past Jane Greer Kathie Moffat 1947
Fear in the Night DeForest Kelley Vince Grayson 1947
The Hat Box Mystery 1947
T-Men Dennis O'Keefe Dennis O'Brien aka Vannie Harrigan 1947
Charles McGraw Moxie
Raw Deal (1948) Dennis O'Keefe Joe Sullivan 1948
John Ireland Fantail
Raymond Burr Rick Coyle
Parole, Inc. Various 1948
The Naked City Ted de Corsia Willie Garzah 1948
Too Late for Tears Dan Duryea Danny Fuller 1949
D.O.A. Edmond O'Brien Frank Bigelow 1949
White Heat Steve Cochran "Big Ed" Somers 1949
White Heat James Cagney Cody Jarrett 1949
Gun Crazy 1950
The Asphalt Jungle Sterling Hayden Dix Hadley 1950
Kansas City Confidential Jack Elam Pete Harris 1952
Kansas City Confidential Neville Brand Boyd Kane 1952
Hong Kong Ronald Reagan Jeff Williams 1952
Hong Kong Marvin Miller Tao Liang 1952
Them! James Arness FBI Agent Robert Graham 1954
Suddenly Christopher Dark Bart Wheeler 1954
Suddenly Paul Frees Benny Conklin 1954
A Bullet For Joey 1955
Machine-Gun Kelly Charles Bronson George "Machine Gun" Kelly 1958
Machine-Gun Kelly Jack Lambert Howard 1958
Inside the Mafia . Various . 1959
The FBI Story Various 1959
The Crimson Kimono Glenn Corbett Det. Sgt. Charlie Bancroft 1959
The Crimson Kimono James Shigeta Det. Joe Kojaku 1959
Pretty Boy Floyd John Ericson "Pretty Boy" Floyd 1960
Underworld U.S.A. Cliff Robertson Tolly Devlin 1961
The Pawnbroker Charles Dierkop Robinson 1964
The Chase Clifton James Lem 1966
Harper Paul Newman Lew Harper 1966
Harper Robert Webber Dwight Troy 1966
Harper Robert Wagner Allan Taggart 1966
Harper Roy Jenson "Puddler" 1966
You Only Live Twice Sean Connery James Bond 1967
In Cold Blood John Forsythe Alvin Dewey 1967
Point Blank John Vernon Reese 1967
The Ambushers Dean Martin Matt Helm 1967
The Ambushers Janice Rule Sheila Sommers 1967
The Ambushers James Gregory MacDonald 1967
The Ambushers Quintana's henchmen 1967
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) Yaphet Kotto Bank Robber 1968
Diabolik Adolfo Celi Ralph Valmont 1968
Bullitt San Francisco Detectives 1968
The Detective Frank Sinatra Joe Leland 1968
Pasha (Le Pacha) André Pousse Quinquin 1968
Take the Money and Run Woody Allen Virgil Starkwell 1969
Machine Gun McCain Claudio Biava Barclay 1969
Machine Gun McCain James Morrison Cuda 1969
Cotton Comes to Harlem Godfrey Cambridge Gravedigger Jones 1970
The Valachi Papers Charles Bronson Joe Valachi 1971
The French Connection Gene Hackman Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle 1971
The French Connection Bill Hickman FBI Special Agent Bill Mulderig 1971
The French Connection Eddie Egan Det. Simonson 1971
Shaft (1971) Richard Roundtree John Shaft 1971
Vanishing Point Anthony James Hitchiker 1971
Puppet on a Chain Sven-Bertil Taube Paul Sherman 1971
Puppet on a Chain Patrick Allen Van Gelder 1971
The Godfather mob hitman 1972
Trouble Man Robert Hooks Mr. T 1972
Trouble Man Julius Harris Big 1972
Trouble Man Ralph Waite Pete Cockrell 1972
Trouble Man Vince Howard Preston 1972
Dirty Money Henri Marteau Police officer instructor of shooting 1972
Across 110th Street Mobsters 1972
Diamonds are Forever Marc Lawrence Mobster 1972
Fear Is the Key Peter Marinker Larry 1972
The Friends of Eddie Coyle Steven Keats Jackie Brown 1973
The Friends of Eddie Coyle Federal Agents 1973
Electra Glide in Blue Mitchell Ryan Det. Harve Poole 1973
Soylent Green Charlton Heston NYPD Det. Thorn 1973
Soylent Green Chuck Connors Fielding 1973
The Seven-Ups Roy Scheider Buddy Manucci 1973
Scorpio Burt Lancaster Cross 1973
The Stone Killer Ralph Waite Det. Mathews 1973
The Stone Killer LAPD and NYPD officers 1973
Blood in the Streets Bernard Giraudeau The first kidnapper 1973
Big Bad Mama Various Actors Police Detectives 1974
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Martin Balsam Mr. Green 1974
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Biker 1974
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Warren Oates Bennie 1974
The Terrorists Ian McShane Ray Petrie 1974
The Terrorists Norman Bristow Captain Denver 1974
Brannigan Richard Attenborough Commander Swann 1975
Night Moves Gene Hackman Harry Moseby 1975
The Cassandra Crossing Richard Harris Dr. Chamberlain 1976
The Cassandra Crossing Martin Sheen Bobby Navarro 1976
All the President's Men F. Murray Abraham Sgt. Carl Shoffler 1976
Murder by Death Peter Falk Sam Diamond 1976
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro Travis Bickle 1976
Vigilante Force Antony Carbone Freddie Howe 1976
Vigilante Force Howe's henchmen 1976
Hunter Will Get You Patrick Fierry Costa Valdez 1976
Hunter Will Get You Spitzer's henchman 1976
Gator Jack Weston Irving Greenfield 3rd Generation 1976
Good Guys Wear Black Soon-Tek Oh Mhin Van Thieu 1978
The Deer Hunter Christopher Walken Nick 1978
The Warriors Various Lizzies gangmember 1979
Hopscotch Walter Matthau Miles Kendig . 1980
Dressed to Kill Susanna Clemm Det. Betty Luce 1980
The Octagon Aaron Norris "Hatband" 3rd Gen, suppressed 1980
The Octagon Janell Twomey Female bodyguard 3rd Gen 1980
Wolfen Albert Finney N.Y.P.D. Detective Dewey Wilson 1981
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Michael Fairman Bernard Lupowitz 1st gen, nickel 1981
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Brian Keith Police Chief 3rd gen 1981
Fort Apache,the Bronx Paul Newman N.Y.P.D. Officer Murphy 1981
Fort Apache,the Bronx Ken Wahl N.Y.P.D. Officer Correlli 1981
The Star Chamber Various actors 1983
Sudden Impact Sondra Locke Jennifer Spencer 1983
10 to Midnight Charles Bronson Lieutenant Leo Kessler 1983
10 to Midnight Andrew Stevens Detective Paul McAnn 1983
Deadly Circuit (Mortelle randonnée) Isabelle Adjani Catherine Leiris 3rd Gen. 1983
Deadly Circuit (Mortelle randonnée) Dominique Frot Betty 3rd Gen. 1983
Once Upon A Time In America Various 1984
Witness Josef Sommer Chief Paul Schaeffer 1984
Beverly Hills Cop Judge Reinhold Detective Billy Rosewood 1984
Firestarter Martin Sheen Captain Hollister 1984
Firestarter DSI Agents 1984
Running Scared (1986) Gregory Hines Det. Ray Huges 1986
Legacy of Rage Chung Lin Sharky 1986
Eye of the Tiger Seymour Cassel Sheriff 1986
The Untouchables Andy Garcia Stone 1987
Creepshow 2 Lois Chiles Anne Lansing 1987
Best Seller . Shooter at gun range 1987
Rage of Honor Richard Wiley Ray Jones 3rd Gen. 1987
Rage of Honor Drug boss 1987
Cop James Woods Det. Lloyd Hopkins 1988
Blind Date Bruce Willis Walter Davis 1987
Messenger of Death Daniel Benzali Chief Barney Doyle third-gen 1988
Messenger of Death Laurence Luckinbill Homer Foxx third-gen 1988
Hero and the Terror A drug dealer 1988
Black Rain Michael Douglas NYPD Detective Sergeant Nick Conklin 1989
True Believer Miguel Fernandes Art Esparza 1989
Bugsy Warren Beatty Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel 1991
Cape Fear Robert De Niro Max Cady 1991
Mobsters Patrick Dempsey Meyer Lansky 1991
Reservoir Dogs Lawrence Tierney Joe Cabot 1992
Hoffa Danny DeVito Bobby Ciaro 1991
Blood In, Blood Out Gangbangers 1993
The Usual Suspects NYPD Detectives 1995
Dillinger and Capone Clint Howard Bobo 1995
La Haine Karim Belkhadra Samir third gen 1995
Mulholland Falls Michael Madsen Det. Eddie Hall 1996
L.A. Confidential Russell Crowe Detective Bud White 1997
L.A. Confidential Guy Pearce Lt. Ed Exley 1997
L.A. Confidential Graham Beckel Det. Richard Stensland 1997
Jackie Brown Various 1997
Dance with the Devil Miguel Galván Doug 1997
Dance with the Devil Perdita's sister's husband 1997
Anaconda Eric Stoltz Dr. Steven Cale 1997
Free Money Thomas Haden Church Larry 1998
Jane Austen's Mafia! Jay Mohr Antony Cortino white grips 1998
Black Dog Brian Kelly Wes 3rd gen 1998
The Polar Bear (Der Eisbär) Manfred Lehmann Leo's agent 3rd Gen.; seen only on table 1998
The Mexican Various 2001
Red Dragon Edward Norton Will Graham 2002
Road to Perdition 2002
The Matador Pierce Brosnan Julian Noble 2005
Sin City Bruce Willis Detective Hartigan 2005
Crash Shaun Toub Farhad 2005
Zodiac Mark Ruffalo S.F.P.D. Inspector Dave Toschi 2007
Invisible Target Non-uniformed Hong Kong Policemen with black rubber grips 2007
In Bruges Colin Farrell Ray 2008
The Good, the Bad, the Weird Byung-hun Lee Park Chang-yi first gen 2008
The Good, the Bad, the Weird Young-chang Song Kim Pan-joo first gen 2008
The Good, the Bad, the Weird Manchurian officer first gen 2008
The Good, the Bad, the Weird henchmen first gen 2008
Public Enemies FBI Agents 2009
The Collector Josh Stewart Arkin 2009
Good Day for It Robert Englund Wayne Jackson 2011
Source Code Jake Gyllenhaal Colter Stevens 1st Generation 2011
Gangster Squad Anthony Mackie Det. Coleman Harris nickel plated 2012
The Collection Josh Stewart Arkin 2012
Meeting Evil Traci Thoms Latisha 2012
The Thieves Dal-su Oh Andrew 3rd Generation 2012
Suave Patria Omar Chaparro Oscar Alvidrez 3rd Gen model 2012
The Power of Few Devon Gearhart Cory 3rd Gen, nickel-plated 2013

Television

Actor Character Show Title Notes/Episode Original Run
The Andy Griffith Show Don Knotts Barney Fife 1960-1968
Mission: Impossible Casino Guard "Odds on Evil" (S01E06) 1966
Mission: Impossible Nico Minardos Andre Malif "Odds on Evil" (S01E06) 1966
Mission: Impossible Steven Hill Dan Briggs "Wheels" (S01E07) 1966
Mission: Impossible Steven Hill Dan Briggs "Fakeout" (S01E12) 1966
Mission: Impossible Lloyd Bridges Anastas Poltroni/Ted Carson "Fakeout" (S01E12) 1966
Mission: Impossible Greg Morris Barney Collier "The Legacy" (S01E15) 1967
Mission: Impossible Peter Lupus Willy Armitage "The Legacy" (S01E15) 1967
Mission: Impossible Martin Landau Rollin Hand "The Reluctant Dragon" (S01E16) 1967
Mission: Impossible John Colicos Commissioner Taal Jankowski "The Reluctant Dragon" (S01E16) 1967
Mission: Impossible Joe De Santis Vito Scalisi "The Frame" (S01E17) 1967
Mission: Impossible Greg Morris Barney Collier "The Diamond" (S01E19) 1967
Mission: Impossible Steven Hill Dan Briggs "The Legend" (S01E20) 1967
Mission: Impossible Gunnar Hellström Frederick Rudd "The Legend" (S01E20) 1967
Mission: Impossible Kent Smith Senator William Townsend "The Confession" (S01E22) 1967
Mission: Impossible Greg Morris Barney Collier "The Shock" (S01E25) 1967
Mission: Impossible Martin Landau Rollin Hand "The Widow" (S02E01) 1967
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves Jim Phelps "Trek" (S02E02) 1967
Mission: Impossible Mark Lenard Col. Cardoza "Trek" (S02E02) 1967
Mission: Impossible Dan O'Herlihy Jack Cole "Trek" (S02E02) 1967
Mission: Impossible Pierre Jalbert Paul Lebarre "The Bank" (S02E04) 1967
Mission: Impossible Greg Morris Barney Collier "The Bank" (S02E04) 1967
Mission: Impossible Martin Landau Rollin Hand "The Slave: Part 1" (S02E05) 1967
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves Jim Phelps "The Slave: Part 2" (S02E06) 1967
Mission: Impossible Steve Franken Akim Hadramut "The Slave: Part 2" (S02E06) 1967
Mission: Impossible David Mauro Prince Fasar "The Slave: Part 2" (S02E06) 1967
Mission: Impossible Martin Landau Rollin Hand "Operation Heart" (S02E07) 1967
Mission: Impossible Pernell Roberts President Beyron Rurich "Operation Heart" (S02E07) 1967
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves Jim Phelps "The Money Machine" (S02E08) 1967
Mission: Impossible Darren McGavin J. Richard Taggart "The Seal" (S02E09) 1967
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves Jim Phelps "The Seal" (S02E09) 1967
Mission: Impossible Greg Morris Barney Collier "The Council: Part 1" (S02E11) 1967
Mission: Impossible Paul Stevens Frank Wayne "The Council: Part 1" (S02E11) 1967
Mission: Impossible Eric Braeden Col. Markus von Frank "Echo of Yesterday" (S02E14) 1967
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves Jim Phelps "Echo of Yesterday" (S02E14) 1967
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves Jim Phelps "The Photographer" (S02E15) 1967
Mission: Impossible Greg Morris Barney Collier "The Photographer" (S02E15) 1967
Mission: Impossible Martin Landau Rollin Hand "The Photographer" (S02E15) 1967
Mission: Impossible Peter Lupus Willy Armitage "The Photographer" (S02E15) 1967
Mission: Impossible John Randolph Alex Morley "The Photographer" (S02E15) 1967
Mission: Impossible Claude Woolman Williams "The Emerald" (S02E18) 1968
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves Jim Phelps "The Condemned" (S02E19) 1968
Mission: Impossible Peter Lupus Willy Armitage "The Condemned" (S02E19) 1968
Mission: Impossible Martin Landau Rollin Hand "The Counterfeiter" (S02E20) 1968
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves Jim Phelps "The Counterfeiter" (S02E20) 1968
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves Jim Phelps "The Phoenix" (S02E23) 1968
Mission: Impossible Greg Morris Barney Collier "The Phoenix" (S02E23) 1968
Mission: Impossible Peter Lupus Willy Armitage "The Phoenix" (S02E23) 1968
Mission: Impossible Thomas A. Geas Vince "The Contender: Part 1" (S03E02), w/ & w/o suppressor 1968
Mission: Impossible Sugar Ray Robinson Wesley "The Contender: Part 2" (S03E03) 1968
Mission: Impossible Donnelly Rhodes Raymond Barret "The Freeze" (S03E11) 1968
Mission: Impossible James Patterson Johnny Costa "The System" (S03E15) 1969
Mission: Impossible Martin Landau Rollin Hand "The System" (S03E15) 1969
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord Steve McGarrett Nickel Plated 1968-1980
Hawaii Five-O - Season 1 Simon Oakland Benny Kaluna . 1968-1969
Adam-12 L.A.P.D. Detectives 1968-1975
Police Story Vic Morrow Sgt. LaFrieda "Countdown" 1973-1977
Police Story Martin Balsam Det. Koster "Man on a Rack" 1973-1977
Charlie's Angels (TV) 1976 - 1981
Magnum P.I. Eugene Roche Luther Gillis 1980-1988
Cagney & Lacey Tyne Daly Det. Mary Beth Lacey 1981-1988
The A-Team Various 1983 - 1987
Crime Story Bill Smitrovich Sgt. Danny Krychek 1986-1988
Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt - Season 4 robber sixth episode 2001
Jericho Dale 2006 - 2008
Life on Mars Harvey Keitel Det. Gene Hunt 2008 - 2009
The Walking Dead Norman Reedus Daryl Dixon 2010-????
The Walking Dead Laurie Holden Andrea 2010-????
The Walking Dead Sarah Wayne Callies Lori Gtimes . 2010-????
Vegas Dennis Quaid Sheriff Lamb Episode:"Pilot" 2012-????
Bonnie and Clyde (2013) Holliday Grainger Bonnie Parker 2013
Bonnie and Clyde (2013) Emile Hirsch Clyde Barker 2013
The Spoils of Babylon Will Ferrell Eric Jonrosh "The Age of the Bastard" (E5) 2014

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 2002
The Godfather "Snubnose" 2006
L.A. Noire 2011


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