Firefly was a science fiction series that aired for one season from 2002-2003 on the FOX network. Created by Joss Whedon, the series starred Nathan Fillion as the captain of a firefly class spaceship known as "Serenity", whose crew travels through a distant solar system making a rough living on frontier planets while fighting various adversaries. The series mixed the "space opera" genre with certain elements of the Western, thus the mix of American Western weaponry with the more modern firepower. The series' plot would continue in the 2005 feature film Serenity.
The following guns were used in the television series Firefly:
Mal's Sidearm (Modified Taurus 85)
The signature pistol of Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) in the series is a Taurus Model 85 revolver completely covered by a brass casting to make it resemble a semi-auto handgun. The look of the weapon was based on the Volcanic repeaters used in the Civil War as explained by Firefly creator Joss Whedon in the visual companion book of the series. In the Firefly universe, the gun is a "Moses Brothers Self-Defense Engine Frontier Model B". The same prop gun was used for the feature Serenity, but given to a new prop house who made the magazine straight on the bottom, and bulked up the right side plate and added a spring loaded rear sight. It was then held by Fillion in his current series Castle.
Lawrence Dobson, an Alliance Spy that comes onto Serenity, carries an Astra 400.
A reverse two tone Beretta 92FS was seen in the hands of an Alliance officer in Bushwacked.
The Browning Hi-Power is also used.
Webley Mk. VI
A Webley Mk. VI is also used.
Badger's type writer who apparently is typing the conversation in the room had a stainless M1911A1 when the room became heated.
Colt Government Model 380
We see a Colt Government Model 380 while on the Serenity.
Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless
A nickel-plated Colt Model 1903/1908 Pocket Hammerless is also seen.
Colt Single Action Army
A Single Action Army is also used.
Wash's personal sidearm is the Colt Python. Alan Tudyk said he thought it was a Colt Cobra in the commentary to War Stories. However, Tudyk shows considerable taste in weapons by stating he "loved" the revolver.
A stainless-steel Jericho 941 is used by Zoey.
Desert Eagle Mark VII
In Objects in Space, River gets hold of a nickel-plated Desert Eagle Mark VII, fully loaded and safety off, but no round chambered as Mal had confirmed. It was never fully explained how she obtained it, as it was supposedly locked in Jayne's (Adam Baldwin) room.
Ruger Mk II Pistol
A Ruger Mk II Pistol is used by Inara in the episode Trash, only when Saffron (Christina Hendricks) is rifling through the trash for the Lasiter, which Inara has. Malcolm was also seen preparing one in Heart of Gold.
- Note of interest. In the original teleplay, Inara's gun was originally called a "Lugar".
A Glock 17 is seen in the hands of an angry drinker and a corrupt cop. Simon carries the Glock 17L variant with a optics rail and an under-barrel laser-sight attached to it during the assault on the Skyplex.
SIG-Sauer P220 Sport
Lawrence Dobson gets a SIG-Sauer P220 Sport out from his bag after he knocks out Book, which is used to threaten both Kaylee and River. Jayne (Adam Baldwin) either has an identical pistol in his room or stole it from him after the pilot.
Smith & Wesson Model 15
A Smith & Wesson Model 15 is seen in Heart of Gold, this ornate, gold-plated revolver with ivory grips was Nandi's favorite gun, who said it had a history of "violence and crime." At the end of the episode, Petaline uses it to kill Rance Burgess, the father of her child and Nandi's killer.
A Goncz GA-9 is seen in the hands of one of Niskas Skyplex guards in War Stories. Book also carried a longer carbine version of this when he helped assault the Skyplex. Jayne also has one on his gun rack in his room.
Heckler & Koch VP70
In the episode The Message, Mal and Zoe's old war buddy Tracey sees a Heckler & Koch VP70 on the bridge and uses it to hold off the crew.
Jayne (Adam Baldwin) carried a SIG-Sauer P229 with stainless-steel slide during the assault on the Skyplex in War Stories. Interesting note: A customized SIG-Sauer P229 is also the weapon of choice for John Casey, Adam Baldwin's character in Chuck.
Star Firestar M-45 with Custom Longslide
In Shindig party guest William Cortland gives up his Seecamp.
Laurence Dobson also gets a two-tone Vektor CP1 from his bag after he knocks out Book, and it is later used by Simon to threaten the spy.
Two ornate Walther PPK pistols, one gold-plated and the other nickel-plated with pearl grips, are seen in a box owned by Nandi in Heart of Gold. Nandi called the gold one "Chaplain".
A .475 Wildey Magnum is seen in the hands of one of Badger's men and also in the hands of an angry drunk at a bar Mal decided to start a fight in.
A Vigneron M2 is seen in the hands of the female ship thief in Out of Gas.
An MP40 can be seen in the hands of another one of Badger's men.
A Mini Uzi is seen in the hands of one of Niskas Skyplex guards in War Stories. Also seen in the hands of one of Badger's men, and one of Patience's henchmen in the pilot.
Heckler & Koch UMP45
Mal had an H&K UMP45 as his primary weapon during one of the major battles of the war in Messenger.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD3
Alliance soldiers were seen with H&K MP5SD3s a few times.
Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW
An MP5K-PDW with the stock folded is seen in Heart of Gold by one of Burgess' soldiers as well as in the hands of one of Niskas Skyplex guards in War Stories.
An Beretta PM12S is in the hands of one of Burgess' soldiers in Heart of Gold as well as in the hands of one of Niskas Skyplex guards in War Stories
Heckler & Koch G36K
In the battle of Serenity Valley, The 'Browncoats' carry Heckler & Koch G36K rifles.
During the battle of Serenity Valley, and across the episodes, such as The Train Job the Alliance Soldiers carry L85A1 rifles. A few are also seen in the hands of Browncoats in war sequences, most notably Bendis in the Serenity Valley scene.
Winchester Model 1892 "Mare's Leg"
The Winchester Model 1892 Mare's Leg, a carbine cut down to pistol length, is the main firearm used by Zoe (Gina Torres) in the series. The rifle, fitted with a large lever loop, is similar to the one popularized by Steve McQueen in the western TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive. This particular rifle was previously used in the series The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr..
Blaser R93 LRS2 Sniper rifle
In the pilot, the Blaser R93 LRS2 Sniper rifle is held by a sniper at the meeting on Whitefall, who Jayne Cobb knocks out and uses the rifle against Patience's men (starting with Two-Fry's hat). They were also seen use by the team that kidnapped Mal and Wash in "War Stories", where they are referred to as "54R" sniper rifles.
The AKMSU is seen in the Episode Heart of Gold By one of Burgess' soldiers.
Flux Colt XM177E2
The Flux Colt XM177E2 shown has A2 sights, a delta ring retaining the hand guards, A2 reinforcements on the lower, a 5.5" flash suppressor, and a round forward assist so it's not the 1960's vintage XM carbine in the title but closer to a cobbled together '90s carbine like this one.
An AKM is carried by Burgess's horseback riding henchmen in episode Heart of Gold. Also AKMs are seen used by Browncoat Soldiers in the Pilot Episode.
An AK variant is encased in the KVAR AKU-94 bullpup stock, held by one of Niska's men in "War Stories"
The M1 Carbine is seen in the hands of one of Burgess' soldiers in Heart of Gold
Z-M LR 300
An M4A1 is seen in the hands of several "Independent" fighters during the Battle of Du Khang Episode "The Message" (originally unaired).
A CAR-15 civilian variant is seen by one of the "Independents" in Mal's unit. It has the flashlight mount in the foregrip
The FAMAS-223 is seen in the hands of Malcom during the battle of Serenity valley. He then drops it and picks up a G36K to capture an AA gun. Zoe in a scene also carried a FAMAS but it changed to a G36K when she started shooting. The rifle is the Civilian version of the FAMAS, imported briefly into the U.S. as the Semiautomatic FAMAS-223. It is virtually identical to the military FAMAS except for the lack of a full auto switch position and the barrel is not ridged (to take rifle grenades). The smooth outer barrel was an ATF requirement to be imported into the country. Soon after, the ATF declared all foreign "bullpup" rifles to be unsporting and banned their import. This was done years prior to the 1989 import ban.
Henry 1860 Rifle
A Henry 1860 Rifle is held by a woman in an episode.
Marlin Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle
Marlin Model 1895 Lever Action Rifles are used by Nandi and Mal in the episode "Heart of Gold".
Winchester Model 1873 Carbine
Zoe also carries a Winchester Model 1873 Carbine along with her Mare's Leg.
A Steyr AUG is seen being used in Niska's skyplex by a guard when Zoe first gets on.
Remington 1858 "Cattleman's Carbine"
One of Patience's men, Two-Fry, had a Remington 1858 "Cattleman's Carbine" during the exchange on Whitefall
Ruger Mini-14 in Muzzelite Stock
In Season 1 Episode 3 "Our Mrs. Reynolds" one of the bandits on the river is armed with a Ruger AC556K.
Callahan Fullbore Autolock "Vera"
A Modified Izhmash Saiga-12 shotgun used by Jayne (Adam Baldwin). The weapon was built by Gunsmiths Larry Zanoff and the late Jim Boland for the movie Showtime then used on Firefly. It is capable of folding into compact form and still be fireable. Technically it's a shotgun, but in the show, it is a rifle that fires big bullets. In the episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds", Vera requires oxygen to fire, which could be explained if it used an ignition system like the Daisy VL caseless .22 rifle (1968-1969).
Double Barrel Shotgun
Benelli M3 Super 90
Patience was seen using a Benelli M3 Super 90 shotgun with a pistol grip and without any sights. The barrel is also cut down.
A nickel-plated Winchester 1300 is used by Mal on occasions.
Mossberg 590 Mariner
Wash carries a Mossberg 590 Mariner with an aftermarket top folder stock when preparing to rescue Mal in "War Stories".
Dual Browning M2 Machine Guns
An M60D is mounted on a hover craft in the episode "Heart of Gold".
Tru-Flite 37mm Super Long Range Gas Gun
Jayne's (Adam Baldwin) Guns
Need ID'ing (all of them)
Ruger MkIII, Jericho 941 w/ a stainless finish, some FABARM shotgun, I think that the closest handgun is a Springfield XD, one of his many shotguns is a Winchester 1300.
The farthest gun, based on the muzzle break thing looks like VERA to me. The closest gun, to me, looks like a Ruger semi-auto. A p-89 maybe. I also see a Ithaca stakeout with a pistol grip in there.
Wildey Magnum, a Mossberg Persuader of some sort, A Blaser R93, 37mm Tru-Flite Police Tear Gas Gun appears again in the centre, I think I see a Smith and Wesson 629 Performance Center model,
Savage with a Choate stock?