Law & Order - Season 2
Season 2 of Law & Order saw the first of the many cast changes that the show would eventually be known for. George Dzundza did not return for Season 2, citing weariness of the LA to NYC commute, especially for an ensemble show. Dzunda's character of Sgt. Max Greevey (played by a double) was murdered in the teaser of the season premiere. Paul Sorvino would join the cast as Sgt. Phil Cerreta. Season 2 also saw the first appearance of Leslie Hendrix as Medical Examiner Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers, a role she would play for the rest of the series, as well as in all three spinoffs, and even spoofed on an episode of Community. Defense attorney Danielle Melnick (Tovah Feldshuh) also made her first appearance. She would appear twelve more times throughout the run of the series, as well as in one episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and the series premiere of Chicago Justice.
- Sergeant Phil Cerreta - Paul Sorvino
- Detective Mike Logan - Chris Noth
- Captain Donald Cragen - Dann Florek
- Executive Assistant District Attorney Ben Stone - Michael Moriarty
- Assistant District Attorney Paul Robinette - Richard Brooks
- District Attorney Adam Schiff - Steven Hill
The following weapons were used in Season 2 of the television series Law & Order:
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Sergeant Phil Cerreta (Paul Sorvino) and Detective Mike Logan (Chris Noth) are armed with Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolvers. Captain Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) appears to be armed with one as well, but never draws it.
Smith & Wesson Model 10HB
Smith & Wesson Model 10s are carried by the NYPD Officers in the initial seasons of the series. The Smith & Wesson Model 10 was an authorized weapon for all NYPD officers who had entered onto the job on or prior to 1986.
A patron at a shooting range is seen with a Ruger Redhawk in "Trust" (S02E15). This appears to be the 7.5" barrel variant, but it's hard to be sure.
Ruger Speed Six
The murder weapon in "Trust" (S02E15) is a Ruger Speed Six. It is described, however, by the ballistics expert as a Ruger Security Six, with "custom Pachmayr grip, modified hammer and trigger." Since the owner is described as a target shooter, a Security Six, which has adjustable sights, would make more sense than a Speed Six, which only has fixed sights.
H&R Model 777 Super Sportsman
Forensics Tech Arlene Shrier (Christine Farrell) demonstrates the difference between single action and double action for the detectives (and the audience) with a H&R Model 777 Super Sportsman in "Trust" (S02E15). It's a top-break, single action revolver, with target sights.
Single Action Army
Smith & Wesson Model 64
Smith & Wesson Model 64's are seen in various episodes. The S&W Model 64 was modified to meet NYPD requirements and designated as the Model NY-1 by the NYPD and was the authorized issued revolver for all officers of the NYPD who entered on to "the Job" after 1986 until the department stopped issuing revolvers and began issuing semi-automatic 9mm pistols starting around 1992.
Colt Detective Special
Two third gen Colt Detective Specials are seen in a "lineup" of revolvers in "Working Stiff" (S02E22).
A Browning Hi-Power is found in the possession of a suspect in "Severance" (S02E13).
A patron at a shooting range is seen with a 9mm M1911A1 in "Trust" (S02E15).
Star Model BM
Tanfoglio Titan II
A nickel-plated or stainless Tanfoglio Titan II is the murder weapon in "Intolerance" (S02E20). It is described by ballistics as a "Tanfoglio Titan .380."
Isaac Shore (David Spielberg) uses an unknown pistol in "The Fertile Fields" (S02E19). It's a bit too blurry to make a proper ID, but it might be a Davis P-380.