Columbo

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Columbo
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TV poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Language English
Channel NBC Universal Television
Creator Richard Levinson
William Link
Genre Crime
Broadcast 1968-2003
No. of Seasons 13
No. of Episodes 68
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Columbo Peter Falk



Columbo was an American crime television show that was originally part of NBC's Sunday Night Mystery Movie series. The show starred Peter Falk as Lt. Columbo, a quirky, but experienced LAPD detective who was seen solving primarily murder cases through his carefully-worded questions and his powers of observation. Each season of the series consisted of several feature-length episodes that would air throughout each year and the show would continuously air from 1968 to 2003. The series would be released on DVD under several different season designations, but the episode numbering here reflects the entries as seen on the IMDB.

The following weapons were used in the television series Columbo:


Contents


Pistols

Beretta Jetfire

In episode "Columbo Cries Wolf" (S09E02) seized Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) a nickel Beretta Jetfire pistol, belonging to Sean Brantley (Ian Buchanan). Also Tina (Rebecca Staab) and Dian Hunter (Deidre Hall) use the same weapon. Lauren Staton (Faye Dunaway) and Lisa Martin (Claudia Christian) are seen with a suppressed nickel Beretta Jetfire in episode "It's All in the Game" (S12E01).

Nickel Beretta 950B Jetfire - .25 ACP‎
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) holds a nickel Beretta Jetfire ...
... when he interrogates Sean Brantley (Ian Buchanan).
Close up of gun in Tina's (Rebecca Staab) hand.
Dian Hunter (Deidre Hall) shoots her pistol.
Lauren Staton (Faye Dunaway) pulls the suppressed nickel Beretta Jetfire out of the drawer.
Lauren Stanton (right) hand over the gun to Lisa Martin (Claudia Christian).

Beretta M418

Wayne Jennings (Andrew Stevens) in episode "Murder in Malibu" (S09E06) used a Beretta 418 pocket pistol.

Beretta 418 - .25 ACP
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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless

Jarvis Goodland (Ray Milland) in episode "The Greenhouse Jungle" (S02E02) owned a Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless pistol. Kay Freestone (Trish Van Devere) used to murder a nickel model of this pistol with pearl grips in episode "Make Me a Perfect Murder" (S07E03).

Colt 1903 Hammerless with Colt Wood Grips - .32 ACP
Close up.
Sgt. Frederic Wilson (Bob Dishy) pick up the murder weapon.
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Nickel - .32 acp
Mark McAndrews (Laurence Luckinbill) offers gun to Kay Freestone.
Close up.
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) holds a murder weapon.

Colt M1911A1

A pair of nickel plated Rock Island Armory M1911A1 with pearl grips owned Dr. Bart Kepple (Robert Culp) in episode "Double Exposure" (S03E04). In episode "Columbo Goes to College" (S10E01) is Commercial Satin Nickel M1911A1 pistol used as murder weapon.

Nickel-plated Rock Island Armory M1911A1 w/ pearl grips - .45 ACP
Dr. Bart Kepple put a converter of calibre into barrel of his gun.
Dr. Bart Kepple aims his Colt M1911A1.
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) found a murder weapon.
Commercial Satin Nickel M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP.
The cop shows to Lt. Columbo the murder weapon in his hand in episode "Columbo Goes to College" (S10E01).

High Standard Supermatic Citation

Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister (Eddie Albert) owned in episode "Dead Weight" (S01E03) aa High Standard Supermatic Citation pistol.

High Standard Supermatic Citation - .22 LR
Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister (Eddie Albert) holds his gun.
Lt. Columbo looks carefully at this pistol.

Luger P08

In "Double Exposure" (S03E04), Dr. Bart Kepple (Robert Culp) has a display of several handguns including an artillery model Luger P08. Kepple (Robert Culp) also uses one of the Lugers in the same episode.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The long barreled "Artillery" model of the Luger P08 - 9x19mm
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Dr. Keppel uses one of the Lugers to murder a witness.
Close up.
Keppel (Robert Culp) shoots a witness in the projection booth.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

In episode "Columbo Cries Wolf" (S09E02) is seen Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" fitted with holster/stock combo in a showcase with arms.

C96 "Broomhandle" Mauser fitted with holster/stock combo - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The AKS-47 is seen at the top left in a showcase.

Smith & Wesson 39

Vincent Pauley (Albert Paulsen) in episode "The Conspirators" (S07E05) also carries a Smith & Wesson 39 pistol in his briefcase .

Smith & Wesson 39 - 9x19mm
Vincent Pauley opened his briefcase. Smith & Wesson 39 is seen in right.
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) shows the gun left in the briefcase.

Walther PP

Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) in episode "Payback" (S04E05) and Oscar Finch (Patrick McGoohan) in episode "Agenda for Murder" (S09E03) use a Walther PP.

Walther PP - .32 ACP
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) holds a Walther PPK is his hand.
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) fired this gun.
Oscar Finch (Patrick McGoohan) loaded her Walther PPK.
Close up.
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) pick up the murder weapon.

Walther PPK

Joe Devlin (Clive Revill) and Vincent Pauley (Albert Paulsen) holds in hand a suppressed Walther PPK in episode "The Conspirators" (S07E05). Vivian Dimitri (Helen Shaver) in episode "Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo" (S09E04) used suppressed stainless Walther PPK. A stainless Walther PPK is seen in the hands of Delores (Tyne Daly) in "A Bird in the Hand..." (S11E03).

Walther PPK fitted with a sound suppressor - .380 ACP (black grips)
Vincent Pauley (Albert Paulsen) opened his briefcase with guns. Suppressed Walther PPK is on left.
Joe Devlin (Clive Revill) received this gun as the present.
Vivian Dimitri (Helen Shaver) holds her suppressed stainless Walther PPK.
Close up.
Walther PPK stainless - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP
A Walther PPK is seen in the hands of Delores (Tyne Daly) in "A Bird in the Hand..." (S11E03).

Browning Medalist

Vincent Pauley (Albert Paulsen) carries in his briefcase also a Browning Medalist .22 caliber target pistol in episode "The Conspirators" (S07E05).

Belgium Browning medalist .22 long rifle caliber semi-automatic target grade pistol.
Browning Medalist is seen on right.

Revolvers

Colt Detective Special

The Great Santini (Jack Cassidy) in episode "Now You See Him " (S05E05) is seen with a suppressed Colt Detective Special revolver. Graham McVeigh (George Wendt) buys a nickel Colt Detective Special revolver with black combat grips in episode "Strange Bedfellows" (S13E01). Later, after murder he exchanged his revolver for the same gun belonging of mobster Bruno Romano (Jay Acovone).

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Square Butt - .38 Special
The Great Santini mounted a suppressor on his revolver.
The Great Santini fired his weapon.
Colt Detective Special with black combat grips - .38 Special
Close up - stainless Colt Detective Special on the counter.
Graham McVeigh (George Wendt) took and look at the revolver.
Bruno Romano (Jay Acovone) carries that same gun in holster.

Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army

Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister (Eddie Albert) owned a nickel plated Colt 1873 Single Action Army Cavalry revolver in episode "Dead Weight" (S01E03). In the series, however, only Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) is seen with this revolver in hand.

Colt Single Action Army 1873 Cavalry, nickel plate
Colt 1873 Single Action Army Cavalry is exposed in the showcase.
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) took the revolver from the showcase.

Colt Trooper

Ward Fowler (William Shatner) used to murder in episode "Fade in to Murder" (S06E01) a Colt Trooper.

Colt Trooper.jpg
Close up of Colt Trooper in Fowler's hand.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

Ward Fowler (William Shatner) in episode "Fade in to Murder" (S06E01) is seen also with a Smith & Wesson Model 15. Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) used to demonstration of murder mechanism this revolver in episode "Columbo Goes to College" (S10E01).

Smith & Wesson Model 15 'Combat Masterpiece' - .38 Special
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) looking at a revolver.
Takes fingerprints from the murder weapon.
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) demonstrated the murder mechanism in episode "Columbo Goes to College" (S10E01).
Close up.

Smith & Wesson Model 17

Leslie Williams (Lee Grant) used to murder in episode "Ransom for a Dead Man " (S01E00) a Smith & Wesson Model 17 revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 17 K-22 - .22LR
Margaret Williams (Patricia Mattick) aims an revolver.
Close up.
Margaret Williams holds a gun in her hand.
Leslie Williams (Lee Grant) aims her .22 Cal revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

A Smith & Wesson Model 19 is found also at a crime scene in "A Bird in the Hand..." (S11E03).

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
A Smith & Wesson Model 19 is found at a crime scene in "A Bird in the Hand..." (S11E03).

Smith & Wesson Model 29

Graham McVeigh (George Wendt) in episode "Strange Bedfellows" (S13E01) murdered mobster Bruno Romano (Jay Acovone) with a Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 29 - .44 Magnum.
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Smith & Wesson Model 36

Already in the episode called "Murder by Book" (S01E01), Ken Franklin (Jack Cassidy) uses the Smith & Wesson Model 36 snub revolver. Also in episode "Suitable for Framing" (S01E04) appears this revolver as murder weapon in hand Dale Kingston (Ross Martin). For the majority of the series, Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) was not seen carrying a firearm while on duty. However, in the episode "Lady in Waiting " (S01E05) he disarm the assassin Beth Chadwick (Susan Clark), and in the episode "No Time to Die" (S11E02), what appears to be this revolver is seen in the hands of the detective. This also happens to be the revolver of choice for several other LAPD detectives.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Ken Franklin (Jack Cassidy) pulls from dashboard in the car the Smith & Wesson Model 36 in episode "Murder by the Book" (S01E01).
Dale Kingston (Ross Martin) holds the Smith & Wesson Model 36 in episode "Suitable for Framing" (S01E04).
Tracy O'Connor (Rosanna Huffman) with this revolver in hand in "Lady in "Suitable for Framing" (S01E04).
Beth Chadwick (Susan Clark) holds the Smith & Wesson Model 36 in "Lady in Waiting" (S01E05).
Beth Chadwick aims her revolver at Lt. Columbo in "Lady in Waiting" (S01E05).
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) Colombo took the gun from a Susan's hand in "Lady in Waiting " (S01E05).
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) holds the revolver in "No Time to Die" (S11E02). This was one of the only times the character ever held a weapon in the series.
Detective Dennis Mulrooney (Doug Savant) carries the revolver in "No Time to Die" (S11E02).
Detective Andy Parma (Thomas Calabro) armed with the revolver in "No Time to Die" (S11E02).

Smith & Wesson Model 60

Vincent Pauley (Albert Paulsen) carries in his briefcase also a Smith & Wesson Model 60 revolver in episode "The Conspirators" (S07E05). Fielding Chase (William Shatner) used this revolver as murder weapon in episode "Butterfly in Shades of Grey" (S12E02)).

Classic Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 60 is seen on left.
Fielding Chase (William Shatner) holds a Smith & Wesson Model 60.

Submachine Guns

Hovea M1949

In episode "Dead Weight" (S01E03) in arms collect of Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister (Eddie Albert) is seen a Hovea M1949 submachine gun.

Hovea M1949 - 9x19mm
Hovea M1949 is seen the second from left.

RPB Industries MAC-11

Joe Devlin (Clive Revill) and Vincent Pauley (Albert Paulsen) are seen with a RPB Industries MAC-11 and Ingram MAC-11 in episode "The Conspirators" (S07E05)).

RPB Industries MAC-11 - .380 ACP
Vincent Pauley (Albert Paulsen) pulls from his briefcase a RPB Industries MAC-11.
Close up.
Joe Devlin (Clive Revill) holds this weapon in his hand.

Ingram MAC-11

Vincent Pauley (Albert Paulsen) handed a Ingram MAC-11 to Joe Devlin (Clive Revill).

MAC-11 with stock extended - .380 ACP.
Joe Devlin aims an Ingram MAC-11.
Close up.

MP40

Among submachine guns of Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister (Eddie Albert) in episode "Dead Weight" (S01E03) is seen the German MP40.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
MP40 is seen the first from right.

PPD-40

The rare PPD-40 submachine gun appears in arms collect of Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister (Eddie Albert) in episode "Dead Weight" (S01E03).

PPD-40 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
PPD-40 is first from left (with drum magazine) and 2nd from right (with stick magazine).
Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister (Eddie Albert) pick up a SMG with drum magazine.
Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister holds PPD-40 with stick magazine.
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) also took into his hand both type of submachine guns.

Uzi

Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) shows a full-size Uzi in the briefcase of Vincent Pauley (Albert Paulsen) in episode "The Conspirators" (S07E05)).

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
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Rifles

AKS-47

Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister (Eddie Albert) in episode "Dead Weight" (S01E03) owned AKS-47 assault rifle. In episode "Columbo Cries Wolf" (S09E02) is seen this assault rifle fitted with option sight in a showcase with arms belonging to Sean Brantley (Ian Buchanan).

Type I AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister (Eddie Albert) handed the AKS-47 to Lt. Columbo.
Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) takes the weapon and look it.
The AKS-47 is seen at the top right in a showcase.

M1 Garand

Guard of gate of Suarian embassy Hakim (Nate Esformes) is armed with a M1 Garand rifle in episode "A Case of Immunity" (S05E02).

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Hakim fired his M1 Garand.
Close up of the barrel.

Shotguns

Ithaca 37

LAPD officers are seen armed with the Ithaca 37 shotgun in episode "No Time to Die" (S11E02).

Ithaca 37 - 12 Gauge
LAPD officers are seen armed with the Ithaca 37 shotgun in "No Time to Die" (S11E02).

Over/Under Sporting Shotgun

Fielding Chase (William Shatner) in episode "Butterfly in Shades of Grey" (S12E02) carries in his car a O/U double barreled shotgun.

Browning 5,25 O / U - 12 gauge.
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