Dragnet (1967)

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Dragnet(1967-1970)

Dragnet (1967) is the second television series incarnation featuring Jack Webb as LAPD Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. In this version of the series, Harry Morgan co-starred as his partner Bill Gannon. The series would spawn Adam-12, which would focus more on patrol officers of the LAPD. A comedic feature film continuation of the series starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks was released in 1987 and a more serious television remake starring Ed O'Neill as Joe Friday was broadcast in 2003.

The following weapons were used in the television series Dragnet (1967):


Contents


Handguns

Colt Model 1903

In "D.H.Q.—Medical" (S4E04), a mentally ill man has a Colt 1903 that is described as a ".32 Automatic" by the detectives.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 ACP
In "D.H.Q.—Medical" (S4E04), a Colt Model 1903 being turned over to Sergeant Friday.

Luger P08

In "The Big Bullet" (S1E17), an elderly mother-in-law commits murder with a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm.
Luger P08 found in a drawer by Officer Gannon.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 (snub)

The Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub revolver is the sidearm carried by Sergeant Joe Friday (Jack Webb). In Season 2's "The Shooting Board" (S2E21), Sgt. Friday uses his S&W when confronting a robbery suspect at a laundromat. When asked to give up his weapon for tests, Friday hands it over and the profile of the gun is seen. Friday mentions that it is his Smith & Wesson revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special. Same frame, but with smaller grips and 2 inch barrel.
In Season 2's "The Shooting Board" (S2E21), Sgt. Joe Friday (Jack Webb) uses his S&W when confronting a robbery suspect at a laundromat.
Friday prepares to holster his revolver in "The Shooting Board" (S2E21).

Smith & Wesson Model 15

Friday's partner, Officer Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan) carried a 4-inch barrel Smith & Wesson Model 15 "Combat Masterpiece" revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 'Combat Masterpiece' - .38 Special
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Friday's partner, Officer Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan) holds his 4 inch barrel Smith & Wesson Model 15 "Combat Masterpiece" revolver when he and Friday investigate a disturbance in the laundry below Joe's apartment in Season 3's "Homicide - DR06" (S3E06).

Smith & Wesson Model 28

A Smith & Wesson Model 28 is seen being fired on the range in Season 2's "The Shooting Board". The barrel appears to be a six inch length. At the time this show was produced the Smith & Wesson Model 27 was made with the 3.5", 5" and 6.5" barrel lengths. The Model 28 was made with the 4" and 6" lengths only. The revolver also appears to have a smooth topstrap, rather than the checkered topstrap of the Model 27.

Smith & Wesson Model 28 'Highway Patrolman' - .357 Magnum
A Smith & Wesson Model 28 is seen being fired on the range in Season 2's "The Shooting Board".

Colt Officers Model

A Colt Officers Model Special .38 with custom Farrant stocks is shown being loaded on the range in Season 2's "The Shooting Board".

Colt Officer Model Special 6" barrel, Manufactured 1953
A Colt Officers Model Special .38 with custom Farrant stocks is shown being loaded on the range in Season 2's "The Shooting Board".

Colt New Service

The suspect who exchanges gunfire with Friday in "The Shooting Board" (S2E21) uses what appears to be a Colt New Service.

Colt New Service
In "The Shooting Board" (S2E21), the suspect who exchanges gunfire with Friday uses what appears to be a Colt New Service.

Colt Single Action Army

A Colt Single Action Army is the weapon used in the murder of a young Japanese woman in Season 1's "The Big Gun" (S1E15).

Colt Single Action Army 'Artillery' Model (5.5" barrel) - .45 Colt
A Colt Single Action Army is the weapon used in the murder of a young Japanese woman in Season 1's "The Big Gun" (S1E15).

Shotguns

Ithaca 37

Sgt. Joe Friday (Jack Webb) is seen using an Ithaca 37 shotgun in "The Shooting" (S1E11). Friday narrates going to the property room and checking out an Ithaca 37 Shotgun and 5 rounds of 00 Magnum Buckshot. The episode was about the hunt for suspect who shot an officer in the Line of Duty. The Ithaca is carried when Friday and Gannon (Harry Morgan) go to make the arrest of the suspect. The shotgun used is the LAPD Special Ithaca - 18 1/2" barrel, 4 shot mag tube, Rifle Sights, and Parkerized finish.

Ithaca Model 37 Deer Slayer Police Special (note the rifle sights and riot-length barrel) - 12 Gauge
Sgt. Joe Friday checking out the Ithaca 37 in Season 1's "The Shooting" (S1E11).
Friday entering the hotel room armed with the Ithaca 37.
"Flinch and you'll be chasing your head down 5th Street!" Friday holds the Ithaca 37 on a suspect.
Friday holding the Ithaca as Gannon pats down a suspect.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun (sawed-off)

In Season 1's "The Shooting" (S1E11), a Sawed Off Side by Side Shotgun is suspected to have been used in the shooting of an LAPD officer. Friday is seen holding the shotgun as he interrogates the suspects.

Side-by-side shotgun with sawed-off barrel and stock - 12 Gauge
In Season 1's "The Shooting" (S1E11), Friday is seen holding the shotgun as he interrogates suspects involved with the shooting of a police officer.

Submachine guns

Thompson submachine gun

In "The Big Explosion" (S1E02), the suspect has an M1A1 Thompson submachine gun in his home.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
A Thompson submachine gun is spotted in the suspect's home in "The Big Explosion".
A Thompson submachine gun almost sold to Friday in the episode "Intelligence".

Rifles

M1 Garand

Several M1 Garand rifles were found in the suspect's home in "The Big Explosion" (S1E02).

M1 Garand - .30-06
Detective Friday examines one of the M1 Garand rifles.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I

The Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I rifle is shown briefly in the suspect's home in "The Big Explosion" (S1E02).

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British.
The Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I rifle is shown briefly in the suspects home in "The Big Explosion" (S1E02).

Winchester Model 70

The hippie utopian group steals what appears to be a Winchester 70 hunting rifle in "The Big Departure" (S1E25).

Winchester Model 70.
The rifle being held by Friday.

Other

Mk II Hand Grenade

In "The Grenade" (S2E01), Friday finds a Mk II Hand Grenade in a young man's room. The young man is later holding another grenade to threaten some people at a party.

Mk 2 Hand Grenade
In "The Grenade" (S2E01), Friday finds a Mk II Hand Grenade that is not a dud.
In "The Grenade" (S2E01), a young man threatens to pull the pin on the Mk II Hand Grenade.

Wall of Guns

Various antique firearms are seen on the wall of the Fielder Militia in Season 3, Episode 27, "Intelligence".

Wall of guns in season 3, episode 27.

See Also

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





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