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 firearms were used in the 1951 version of the series Dragnet:
Colt Detective Special (snub)
Smith & Wesson M&P (Nickel)
Winchester Model 1912
The Winchester Model 1912 riot shotgun is seen carried by several officers including Frank Smith.
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.