Dragnet (1951)

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Dragnet(1951-1959)


Dragnet (1951) is the first television series incarnation featuring Jack Webb as LAPD Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. The series was an adaptation of the popular radio program of the same name. Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander) was his partner for the majority of this series, which would air for 8 seasons from 1951 to 1959. Jack Webb would star as Friday in a 1954 feature film adaptation and would return to the role in the 1967 television revival of the series.


The following weapons were used in the television series Dragnet (1951):

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Colt Detective Special (snub)

A Colt Detective Special snub revolver is the sidearm carried by Sgt. Joe Friday (Jack Webb).

Colt Detective Special
Sgt. Joe Friday (Jack Webb) is armed with the Colt DS during the shootout in "The Big Break" (S1E06).
Closeup of the Colt being cleaned by Friday in "The Big Boys" (S3E21).
Colt being examined by Friday in "The Big Boys" (S3E21).

Smith & Wesson M&P (Nickel)

Friday's partner, Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander) carried a nickel Smith & Wesson M&P revolver.

Smith & Wesson M&P .38 Special
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Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander) with his nickel Smith & Wesson M&P in "The Big Break" (S1E06).

Winchester Model 1912

The Winchester Model 1912 riot shotgun is seen carried by several officers including Frank Smith.

WinchesterModel12Riot.jpg
Frank holds the shotgun in "The Big Break" (S1E06).
Closeup of the shotgun in "The Big Break" (S1E06).

Federal M201-Z Grenade Launcher

Officer Frank Smith is seen using a Federal M201-Z Grenade Launcher to smoke out a robbery suspect barricaded in his residence.

Federal M201-Z Grenade Launcher
The launcher is seen in "The Big Break" (S1E06).

See Also

Film Dragnet (1954)  •  Dragnet (1987)
Television Dragnet (1951)  •  Dragnet (1967)  •  Dragnet (2003-2004)




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