Garrison's Gorillas

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Garrison's Gorillas (1967-1968)

Garrison's Gorillas was a World War II television series which aired for 26 episodes from 1967 to 1968. The series followed Lieutenant Craig Garrison (Ron Harper) an US Army officer who led a covert group of operatives comprised mostly of American prisoners, on missions behind enemy lines in the European theater. The series was actually a spinoff from an unaired episode of Combat! and premiered during the height of the popularity of the film The Dirty Dozen.

The following weapons were used in the television series Garrison's Gorillas:

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Pistols

Luger P08

The Luger P08 is seen carried by German officers throughout the series.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
Goniff (Christopher Cary) points a Luger at Colonel Krueger (Curt Lowens) in "Now I Lay Me Down to Die."

Colt M1911

The M1911 is carried primarily by the Gorillas frequently.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Garrison (Ron Harper) works the slide of his M1911 in a safehouse in "Banker's Hours."
Garrison (Ron Harper) pointing his M1911 at German bank manager Lerner (Robert Cornthwaite) in "Banker's Hours."
Actor (Cesare Danova) with an M1911 in "Banker's Hours."
Goniff (Christopher Cary) holding an M1911 on a German medic in an ambulance in "Now I Lay Me Down to Die."
Casino (Rudy Solari) holding an M1911 on a German ambulance driver in "Now I Lay Me Down to Die."
Casino (Rudy Solari) uses his M1911 to kill the escaping Colonel Krueger (Curt Lowens) in "Now I Lay Me Down to Die."
Closeup of of Chief's (Brendon Boone) M1911 at the firing range in "The Magnificent Forger."
Chief (Brendon Boone) chambers his M1911.

Walther P38

German officers often used P38s. Consequently, so do the Gorillas.

Walther P38 pistol World War II date of production
Actor (Cesare Danova) points a P38 at a captured German colonel in "Now I Lay Me Down to Die."
Garrison (Ron Harper) with a P38 in in "Now I Lay Me Down to Die."
Colonel Broiler (Curt Lowens) with his P38 in "Ride of Terror."

Rifles

Mauser Karabiner 98k

The Mauser Karabiner 98k is seen frequently.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Chief (Brendon Boone) with a 98k in "The Magnificent Forger."
A German soldier kills Black Krauss (William Campbell) with his 98k in "The Magnificent Forger."
Chief (Brendon Boone) fires his 98k in "The Magnificent Forger."

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is seen used by Dutch Resistance fighters in the episode "48 Hours to Doomsday."

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
Dutch Resistance member with an M1 Carbine.

Submachine Guns

MP40

The Gorillas and German forces also are seen using the MP40.

MP40 Sub Machine Gun
Casino (Rudy Solari) with an MP40 in the home of General von Yaeger (Frank Marth) in "48 Hours to Doomsday."
Chief (Brendon Boone) with an MP40 during a shootout in "Now I Lay Me Down to Die."

M3 "Grease Gun"

Dutch Partisans use the M3 "Grease Gun" in "48 Hours to Doomsday."

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
A Dutch Resistance member (Horst Ebersberg) holds the Gorillas at gunpoint.

Madsen M50

The Madsen M50 is used by the Gorillas to rob a German bank in "Banker's Hours."

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
Closeup of a Madsen in the hands of Garrison (Ron Harper) during the robbery.
Chief (Brendon Boone) with a Madsen.
Chief (Brendon Boone) with a Madsen.
Chief (Brendon Boone) with a Madsen after pretending to have been wounded as part of Garrison's (Ron Harper) plan to trick the traitorous Gus Manners (Jack Klugman).

Sten

The Sten appears used by the Gorillas in the episode "20 Gallons to Kill."

Sten MkII Sub Machine Gun - 9mm
Garrison (Ron Harper) fires a Sten at a German truck.
Garrison (Ron Harper) and Chief (Brendon Boone) with their Stens after blowing up the truck.



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