Law & Order - Season 10

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Law & Order - Season 10 (1999 – 2000)

Season 10 of Law & Order saw the introduction of Jesse L. Martin as Detective Nick Green as a replacement for Rey Curtis (Benjamin Bratt), who had retired at the end of Season 9. Like Curtis, Green was fluent in Spanish and could chase guys down, but unlike Curtis, Green was more than willing to bend, and sometimes even break the rules. Right from his first episode, Green was also shown to have gambling habit, which foreshadowed his departure from the force eight years later. Carey Lowell returned for the first of two guest appearances as Jamie Ross in the fifth episode, "Justice."

The tenth season turned out to be the last for actor Steven Hill, who, aside from a few voiceovers for commercials, retired from acting before dying in 2016. Ironically, Robert M. Morganthau, the elderly real-life New York County District Attorney that Adam Schiff was loosely based upon, wouldn't retire for another nine years, ending his tenure at the age of ninety. Schiff's departure wasn't revealed until the season premiere of Season 11, where it was mentioned that he left to work on the Holocaust Project. He never returned to the series, though was mentioned to be alive as recently as Season 19.

Having lost Homicide: Life on the Street as a partner in two-parters, the show turned to its spinoff Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which had premiered that year and had already featured Angie Harmon as Abbie Carmichael in several episodes. The two shows had one two-parter, "Entitled" (the title for both Episode 14 of Season 10 and Episode 15 of SVU's first season), which aired back-to-back on the same night, and "Fools for Love" (S10E22), another standalone episode which involved the SVU cast. In the episode "High & Law" (S10E22), one of the guest stars was actress Adrienne Shelley, whose murder in 2006 would itself lead to its own Law & Order episode in Season 17.

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The following weapons were used in Season 10 of the television series Law & Order:


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Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Detective Lennie Brisco (Jerry Orbach) is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver. Despite the NYPD having officially switched to automatic pistols on January 1st, 1994, older officers like Briscoe were grandfathered in and allowed to continue carrying revolvers. A nickel variant with pearl grips is seen in "DNR" (S10E03).

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Det. Briscoe with his S&W 36 in "Gunshow" (S10E01)
Det. Briscoe with his S&W 36 in "Gunshow" (S10E01)
Det. Briscoe with his S&W 36 in "DNR" (S10E03).
Det. Briscoe with his S&W 36 in "Marathon" (S10E06)
Det. Briscoe with his S&W 36 in "Mother's Milk" (S10E12).
Nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
A nickel-plated S&W 36 lies next to Denise Grobman (Lindsay Crouse) in the teaser of "DNR" (S10E03).
Another shot of the nickel-plated S&W 36 in "DNR" (S10E03). The crime scene analyst described it as a ".38," and that it had been fired twice.

Unidentifiable revolver

An unidentifiable revolver is seen in the hands of a Mitchell Sims (uncredited) in "Trade This" (S10E16). It's identified as a ".38."

L&O S10 revolver 01.jpg

Pistols

Glock 19

Detective Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin) and other NYPD officers are armed with Glock 19 pistols.

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Two uniformed officers with their Glocks drawn in "Gunshow" (S10E01).
Det. Green subdues a suspect in "Gunshow" (S10E01).
Det. Green with his Glock in "Blood Money" (S10E08).
Lt. Van Buren takes an officer's Glock after a shooting in "Collision" (S10E11).
Det. Green corners a suspect in "Mother's Milk" (S10E12).
A local police officer with his Glock 19 in "High & Low" (S10E22).

Colt Commander

Dennis Trope (Neal Huff) threatens to kill himself with a nickel-plated or stainless Colt Commander in "Gunshow" (S10E01).

Colt Combat Commander with Satin Stainless Finish and wood grips - 9mm
Note that the hammer is not cocked.
Det. Briscoe picks up the dropped Colt Commander. Despite having been fired offscreen, the hammer is still down, and the slide closed.

Browning Hi-Power

Det. Green recovers a Browning Hi-Power off of Bobby Ward (Dominic Chianese Jr.) in "DNR" (S10E03).

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
Det. Green with the suspect's Browning Hi-Power.
Green hands it off to Det. Briscoe. Bobby Ward is played by Dominic Chianese Jr., son of Sopranos actor Dominic Chianese.

Glock 17

An NYPD officer (uncredited) is seen drawing her Glock 17 in the teaser of "Marathon" (S10E06). A local police officer on Long Island is seen with a Glock 17 in "High & Low" (S10E22).

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Note the longer gap between the serial number plate and the muzzle.
A local police officer with his Glock 17 in "High & Low" (S10E22).

Raven Arms MP-25

Det. Briscoe recovers a Raven Arms MP-25 after searching a car in "Marathon" (S10E06). Lab technician Mike Fitch (Bruce Winant) identifies it as such while testing it.

Raven Arms MP-25 - .25 ACP
Det. Briscoe holds up the MP-25 he found.
Fitch test fires the MP-25.

Budischowsky/Norton TP-70

Det. Green takes a Budischowsky/Norton TP-70 from Diego Garza (Michael Irby) in "Marathon" (S10E06).

Budischowsky TP-70 - .25 ACP
Det. Green with Garza's TP-70.

Marksman 1010 BB pistol

A uniformed officer has a Marksman 1010 BB pistol in his holster in "Sundown" (S10E09). It acts as a holster-filler, as he never draws it.

Marksman 1010C BB Pistol
The Marksman 1010 in the officer's holster as he subdues a violent suspect. Note that the gun appears to be too long for the holster.

SIG-Sauer P230

Det. Green checks a suspect's stainless SIG-Sauer P230 in "Panic" (S10E13).

SIG-Sauer P230 - Stainless Steel finish - .380 ACP (9mm kurz). Built between 1977-1996.
Det. Green pulls the P230 from the suspect's safe.
Det. Green checks the chamber. Note the upside down magazine in his hand.

Beretta 84FS

A Beretta 84FS is found in the suspect's apartment in "Untitled" (S10E20).

Beretta 84FS Nickel - .380 ACP
The Beretta was hidden in a potted plant, thus the baggie.

Submachine Guns

"Rolf 9" (Armitage International Scarab Skorpion)

The "Rolf 9" machine pistol is the focus of the season premiere "Gunshow" (S10E01). In reality, it is a Armitage International Scarab Skorpion, a crude "copy" of the Skorpion SA, fitted with a barrel shroud. The necessity of using a firearm no longer in production is due to the fact the gun in the episode is shown to have a design flaw that allows an individual to easily convert it from a semi-automatic to a fully automatic firearm. In the episode, the company that manufactures the weapon knows about the design flaw, but refuses to fix it because they know people are only buying that gun BECAUSE it's easily convertible.

Armitage International Scarab Skorpion - 9x19mm
The "Rolf 9" in a vice in the gun lab. It appears to have a camera hooked up to examine the rifling. Note the AR-15-style safety switch, which is not found on a real Skorpion.
Note the barrel shroud. The loop to the rear of the pistol is a sling mount, which differentiates it from the Leinad Skorpion, a later "copy" of the Skorpion SA. These American Skorpions only resemble the original Skorpion in appearance.
McCoy picks up the machine pistol. As the episode deals with prosecuting a gun manufacturer, the company is entirely fictional.
EADA Jack McCoy hands the "Rolf 9" to Dennis Trope (Neal Huff).

Rifles

MGC M-16 Model Gun Corp Replica Rifle

ESU officers are seen with MGC M-16 Model Gun Corp Replica Rifle in numerous episodes. They are fitted with round A2 handguards.

The MGC M16 Assault rifle: a non firing metal replica built by the Model Gun Corp of Japan and one of the most used non firing replicas of the M16 in movies and television. The 'forward assist' on the early models like the one imaged here are bolt inserts to keep the receiver together. Modern MGC M16 replicas have improved by third parties over the years (like adding A1 flash hiders) making it more accurate to the real thing making it harder for 'Connoisseurs' to identify.
An ESU officer enters a house with his MGC replica in "DNR" (S10E03). Note the finger on the trigger.
Another officer enters the house in "DNR" (S10E03). And for the first time in the series, an ESU officer demonstrates good trigger discipline with an MGC replica.

Trivia

The photo of the Heckler & Koch USP used in Season 9's "Hunters" (S09E13) is shown hanging in the ballistics lab in "Marathon" (S10E06).

The picture of the USP behind Det. Briscoe.

See Also

Law & Order
(1990-2010)
Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3  •  Season 4  •  Season 5  •  Season 6  •  Season 7  •  Season 8  •  Season 9  •  Season 10  •  Season 11  •  Season 12  •  Season 13  •  Season 14  •  Season 15  •  Season 16  •  Season 17  •  Season 18  •  Season 19  •  Season 20
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
(1999-)
Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3  •  Season 4  •  Season 5  •  Season 6  •  Season 7  •  Season 8  •  Season 9  •  Season 10  •  Season 11  •  Season 12  •  Season 13  •  Season 14  •  Season 15  •  Season 16  •  Season 17  •  Season 18  •  Season 19  •  Season 20
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
(2001-2011)
Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3  •  Season 4  •  Season 5  •  Season 6  •  Season 7  •  Season 8  •  Season 9  •  Season 10
Other Spin-offs Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005-2006)  •  Conviction (2006)  •  Law & Order: Los Angeles (2010-2011)  •  Law & Order True Crime (2017-)
Film Exiled: A Law & Order Movie (1998)
Foreign Adaptations Law & Order: UK (2009-2014)
Related Series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999)  •  Chicago P.D. (2014-)  •  Chicago Justice (2017)



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