In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)

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In the Heat of the Night (1988-1995)

In the Heat of the Night is the television series adaptation of the 1967 feature film and novel of the same name. The series starred Carroll O'Connor as Chief Bill Gillepsie and Howard Rollins as Det. Virgil Tibbs, both law enforcement officers of the Sparta Police Department in the fictional town of Sparta, Mississippi. Together they battle crime and racism in the modern day South. The series premiered on NBC in March of 1988 and ran for 5 seasons on the network before moving over to CBS, where it continued to air until 1995.


The following weapons were used in the television series In the Heat of the Night:

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Handguns

Colt Detective Special

In "Pilot, Part II" (S1E02), Det. Virgil Tibbs (Howard Rollins) carries a 3rd generation Colt Detective Special as his sidearm.

Colt Detective Special (3rd Generation)
In "Pilot, Part II" (S1E02), Det. Virgil Tibbs (Howard Rollins) uses a 3rd generation Colt Detective Special .
In "Pilot, Part II" (S1E02), Det. Virgil Tibbs (Howard Rollins) with the 3rd generation Colt Detective Special .

Colt Official Police

The Colt Official Police revolver is the standard revolver of officers of the Sparta Police Department in Season 1.

Early 1960's Official Police with round butt.
In "Pilot, Part II" (S1E02), closeup of the Colt revolver held by Sparta Police Officer V. L. "Bubba" Skinner (Alan Autry).

Beretta 92F

The Beretta 92F is used by several characters in the series. In Season 3 it became the standard issue sidearm for the officers of the Sparta Police Department.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm
In "...And Then You Die" (S1E08), the Beretta is held.
Captain Bubba Skinner aiming a Beretta 92F.

Colt Python

The Colt Python was carried by Chief Bill Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) as one of his sidearms.

Colt Python with 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum


Desert Eagle

The Desert Eagle was carried by Chief Bill Gillespie as one of his sidearms.

A satin nickel Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark I - .357 Magnum.


Shotguns

Ithaca 37

The Ithaca 37 is the standard shotgun of the Sparta Police Department.

Ithaca 37 shotgun - 12 gauge
In "Pilot, Part II" (S1E02), the Ithaca 37 is held by the Sparta Police Officer Junior Abernathy (Christian Le Blanc).

Winchester Model 1200 (Field Gun)

In "Pilot, Part II" (S1E02), a gunman uses what appears to be a Winchester Model 1200 field shotgun.

Winchester Model 1200 field shotgun - 12 gauge
In "Pilot, Part II" (S1E02), a gunman uses what appears to be a Winchester Model 1200 field shotgun.

Rifle

M-16 Rifle

The M16 is one of the standard rifles of the Sparta Police Department.

M16 with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Police Lieutenant Lonnie Jamison (Hugh O'Connor) aiming a M-16 Rifle.


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