Federal Gas Riot Gun

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Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun - 37mm
Federal M201-Z - 37mm. An upgrade from the L-5, the M201Z has a secondary ladder sight behind the latch and the barrel is ringed for a sling swivel. The L-5 has a plain smooth barrel.
Federal M203-A gas gun - 37mm
Federal M203-A gas gun - 37mm

Federal Laboratories Inc., of Pittsburgh PA, built a series of Gas Grenade launchers during the 1930s and 1940s. Modern versions of this launcher exist today, looking pretty much the same, but with black synthetic furniture.

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Specifications

  • Type: Gas Grenade/Flare Launcher
  • Caliber: 37x122mm R
  • Capacity: 1
  • Fire Modes: Single shot

The Federal Gas Riot Gun and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Heroes for Sale Police Officers Riot Gun 1933
Bullets or Ballots Police Officers 1936
Angels With Dirty Faces Police Officers 1938
Sundown British troops 1941
This Gun for Hire Police officers 1942
T-Men U.S. Secret Service 1947
Parole, Inc. Raiding Police Officers 1948
He Walked By Night Police Officers 1948
White Heat Police Officer 1949
Appointment with Danger Police officers 1950
Inside the Mafia New York State Police 1959
Madigan New York City Police 1968
Bloody Mama FBI Agent M201-Z 1970
The French Connection N.Y.P.D. officers M201-Z 1971
Billy Jack Highway Patrol officer Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun with zinc barrel and receiver 1971
Detroit 9000 . Detroit Police officer Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun - 37mm 1973
The Laughing Policeman . S.F.P.D. SWAT Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun - 37mm 1973
Mafia Junction NYPD officer 1973
Fort Apache, The Bronx . NYPD officer Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun - 37mm 1974
Dog Day Afternoon NYPD officer M201-Z 1975
Hennessy British soldier in Belfast 1975
Two-Minute Warning SWAT officer 1976
And Justice For All Police officer M201-Z 1979
Hell of the Living Dead Police Officer M201-Z 1980
Hopscotch . FBI agent Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun - 37mm 1980
Death Wish 2 Police Officer 1982
Thirteen at Dinner Actor portraying guards showing firing HE grenades 1985
Blue Velvet 1986
They Live Police officers 1988
Homicide F.B.I. SWAT 1991
Passenger 57 S.W.A.T. officers 1992
Hoffa Riot Police 1992
Curacao Curacao police officer M201-Z 1993
Natural Born Killers Arliss Howard Owen Traft 1994
The Mask Peter Riegert Lt. Mitch Kellaway 1994
Evita Argentine police 1996

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. John Van Dreelen Harold Bufferton "The Giuoco Piano Affair" (S01E07) 1964-1968
Adam-12 William Boyett Sergeant MacDonald M201-Z 1968 - 1975
Martin Milner Officer Pete Malloy
Kent McCord Officer Jim Reed
Hawaii Five-0 (1968) HPD Officers M201-Z 1968-1980
S.W.A.T. Mark Shera Officer Dominic Luca 1975-1976
The Professionals Special Branch agents M201-Z 1977-1981
Hill Street Blues Emergency Action Team 1981 - 1987
The A-Team Dwight Schultz Cpt. H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock "Semi-Friendly Persuasion" (S2E22) 1983 - 1987
Lance LeGault Col. Roderick Decker "When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?"
Flashpoint (2008) David Paetkau Sam Braddock M201-Z / "Eagle Two" (S2E01) 2008
Sergio Di Zio Mike "Spike" Scarlatti M201-Z / "Backwards Day" (S2E02)
Amy Jo Johnson Officer Juliana Calaghan M201-Z
Agent Carter Enver Gjokaj Chief Daniel Sousa 2016

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Release Date
Battlefield 2 M201-Z with vertical foregrip, firing teargas rounds 2005

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Black Magic M-66 Commandos M201-Z, firing specialized grenades 1987


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