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Combat! (1962-1967)

Combat! was a World War II television series that followed a squad of American soldiers throughout the war in Europe. The series starred Vic Morrow as Sgt. "Chip" Saunders and Rick Jason as Lt. Gil Hanley. The series aired on ABC from 1962-1967 and would feature in early roles several well-known actors including Lee Marvin, Telly Savalas, Leonard Nimoy, and James Caan.

The following weapons were used in the series Combat!:

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Pistols

Colt M1911A1

The M1911A1 is carried primarily by US Army officers in the series.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Michel (Robert Duvall) with an M1911 in "The Partisan."

Enfield No.2

An Enfield No.2 revolver is carried by Telly Savalas' character in "Vendetta".

Combat Vendetta Enfield.jpg

Luger P08

The Luger P08 is seen carried by German officers throughout the series.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
Capt. Metz (Frank Marth) surrenders his Luger to Sgt. Saunders.
Pfc. Kirby (Jack Hogan) wields a captured Luger in "Retribution" (S4E19), holding it on its original owner, Col. Bruener (Albert Paulsen).
Capt. Aptmeyer (Peter Mark Richman), a Waffen SS officer, carries a Luger in "The Hostages" (S2E20).
Capt. Zweiger (Peter Coe) pointing his Luger at a French farmer.

Webley Revolver

A Webley revolver is carried by British officer Captain Johns (Ronald Howard).

Johns and his men advance. Johns has the Webley in his right hand.

Unidentified Revolver

In the episode "The Convict", a French train conductor uses an unidentified revolver. Sgt. Saunders refers to it as an "old pistol".

The train conductor with revolver.

Walther P38

German officers often used P38s.

Walther P38 pistol World War II date of production
Gen. von Strelitz (Albert Paulsen) points his P38 at Hanley (Rick Jason) in "Escape to Nowhere."
Lt. Kramer (John van Dreelen) with a P38 in "Anniversary."
Christina (Vicki Malken) points a P38 at Sgt. Kolcheck (Paul Busch) in "Gulliver."

Rifles

M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is the main rifle carried by the squad in the series.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
M1 with Rifle Grenade Launcher.
Caje (Pierre Jalbert) fires his M1 Garand in "Encounter."
Private Orville Putnum (Beau Bridges) holds an M1 Garand in "The Short Day of Private Putnam.
fires the M1 Garand.

Gewehr 43 Rifle

Gewehr 43 rifles are carried by various German forces throughout the show's run.

Combat Vendetta K43.jpg
S.3 ep.29 Billy the Kid, K43.jpg
A member of the French Resistance with a captured G43.
Jon (Telly Savalas) fires a G43 at an American soldier in "Anniversary."

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is mainly carried by 2nd Lt. Gil Hanley (Rick Jason).

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
2nd Lt. Gil Hanley (Rick Jason) opens fire with M1 Carbine.
Capt. Cole (James Daly) fires an M1 Carbine in "Encounter."

Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k is the most common weapon used by German soldiers.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Combat 06.jpg
A French Resistance fighter with a 98K.
German soldier with a 98k in "Anniversary."
German NCO with a 98k in "Anniversary."
Sgt. Decker (Tom Skerritt) disguised as a German soldier with a 98k in "The Gantlet."

Springfield M1903

A M1903 Springfield rifle is seen in the hands of a British soldier.

A British soldier with the M1903.

Submachine guns

M1928A1 Thompson

The M1928A1 Thompson is the primary weapon carried by Sgt. "Chip" Saunders (Vic Morrow).

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine .45 ACP
The Cutts compensator is seen on the Thompson carried by Sgt. "Chip" Saunders (Vic Morrow).
Sgt. "Chip" Saunders (Vic Morrow) opens fire with the Thompson.

MP40

German forces also are seen using the MP40.

MP40 Sub Machine Gun
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M55 Reising Submachine Gun

An M55 Reising Submachine Gun mocked up as an MP40 is used in some episodes. A similar weapon was used before in the movie Go for Broke!, as shown below.

Reising M55 (folding stock variant)
A German sergeant with a modified M55 in "Ask Me No Questions."
SS Sergeant Ecktmann (Eric Braeden) with a modified M55 in "The Hostages."

Sten Gun

The Sten gun appears a few times in the hands of British and French Resistance forces.

Sten MkII Sub Machine Gun - 9mm
A Sten gun carried by a renegade Maquis fighter.
Barbu (Ricardo Montalban) fires a Sten in "Gadjo."
Cpl. Tommy Behan (Gavin MacLeod) with a Sten (and sergeant's stripes!) in "The Masquers."
Behan (Gavin MacLeod) pointing his Sten at Marty Roberts (Nick Adams), who he thinks is an infiltrator, in "The Masquers."

Machine Guns

Browning Automatic Rifle

The Browning Automatic Rifle is primarily seen carried by Pfc. Kirby (Jack Hogan).

BAR
Pfc. Kirby (Jack Hogan) fires the BAR.
Pfc. Kirby (Jack Hogan) with the BAR.
Pfc. Kirby (Jack Hogan) pointing his BAR at Driskoll (Roger Perry) in "The Masquers."

Vickers Machine Gun

A Vickers machine gun is used by British forces. German soldiers also frequently are seen using them, particularly in earlier episodes such as "Rear Echelon Commandos."

British troops fire the Vickers in "What Are the Bugles Blowin' For?"

MG42

Starting in the second season, the Germans began using MG42s more frequently than inaccurate Vickers.

MG42 Light Machine Gun 7.92x57mm Mauser
Kohler (Jerry Douglas) wields an MG42 in "The Glory Among Men."
German gunner with an MG42 in "Encounter."

Other

M8 flare pistol

An M8 flare pistol appears to be used by a soldier uses a flare gun to signal a prisoner exchange in "The Prisoner" (S1E12).

M8 Flare Pistol - 37mm
An M8 flare pistol appears to be used by a soldier uses a flare gun to signal a prisoner exchange in "The Prisoner" (S1E12).

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Used throughout the series.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate
French Resistance leader Barbu (Ricardo Montalban) prepares to throw a Model 24 Stielhandgranate in the episode "Cadjo."

Bazooka

German soldiers use a bazooka in some episodes.

Germans load a bazooka in "Encounter."
Germans with the bazooka in "Encounter."



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