MacGyver (1985) - Season 5

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MacGyver (1985) - Season 5
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel ABC
Genre Action
Broadcast 1989
No. of Episodes 22
Main Cast
Character Actor
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson
Peter Thornton Dana Elcar

The following weapons were used in Season 5 of the television series MacGyver:




The M1911A1 has a high volume of appearances throughout the series.

M1911A1 .45 ACP

Beretta 92F

The Beretta 92F is used throughout the series.

  • "Halloween Knights" (S5E06) - Wielded by a freelance assassin named Hank Gregg (Scott J. Ateah), who is used as a guinea pig for Nicholas Helman's "Death Row" trap gauntlet to test it's effectiveness against a skilled assassin on par with Murdoc.
S5E06 - Mr. Gregg (Scott J. Ateah) with his Beretta 92F ready to take on the Death Row
S5E06 - Mr. Gregg (Scott J. Ateah) with his Beretta 92F, pinned down at the machine gun nest trap. You can just see the slide-mounted safety, indicating that it's a Beretta and not a Taurus

Beretta 84

Eunice (Claire Vardiel) uses a Beretta 84 in "Legend of the Holy Rose, Part 2" (S5E02). Erich Von Leer (Christopher Neame) appears to use a stainless model in the same episode.

Beretta 84 (earlier version with round trigger guard) .380 ACP
Eunice (Claire Vardiel) uses a Beretta 84 in "Legend of the Holy Rose, Part 2" (S5E02).
Erich Von Leer (Christopher Neame) appears to use a stainless model in "Legend of the Holy Rose, Part 2" (S5E02).

Beretta M1934

A Beretta M1934 appears in episode "Halloween Knights" (S5E06). When Sonia Chapel (Jo Bates) catches Murdoc and informs that MacGyver is disguised as one of the HIT board members, Nicholas Helman (Daniel Davis) draws what appears to be stainless Beretta M1934 on MacGyver. After the Mac and Murdoc manage to get through the Death Row, Helman rushes to confront Murdoc with the Beretta.

Beretta Model 1934 Stainless - .380 ACP.
S5E06 - Helman (Daniel Davis) draws a Beretta Model 1934 on MacGyver, whose cover has just been blown
S5E06 - Helman (Daniel Davis) pointing his Beretta M1934 on Murdoc


Colt Detective Special (3rd Gen)

Colt Detective Special has multiple appearances:

  • "Halloween Knights" (S5E06). Unknown assilant uses a Colt Detective Special to shoot the rear wheel of MacGyver's old Chevrolet pick-up truck. Even though the assilant turns out to be Murdoc, it cannot be confirmed that his actor - Michael Des Barres - is firing the revolver.
Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
S5E09 - Mystery assilant shoots the rear wheel of MacGyver's old Chevy pick-up with a 3rd gen Colt Detective Special

Colt Single Action Army

Appears in "Halloween Knights" (S5E06). A cowboy at Helman Club's costume party has a two holstered, ivory-gripped Colt SAA(s) as part of his costume.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model, custom engraved with ivory grips - .38 Special
S5E09 - Helman Club party participant dressed as a Cowboy with two Colt SAA(s) in his holsters. The revolvers are highlighted by yellow arrows.

Unknown Smith & Wesson

Appears in "Halloween Knights" (S5E06) - Used by HIT executive Sonia Chapel (Jo Bates).

S5E06 - Sonia has Murdoc at gunpoint with her S&W, while calling to inform Nicholas Helman about the situation


Double Barrelled side-by-side Shotgun

Double Barrelled side-by-side Shotgun makes multiple appearances through-out the series.

Stoeger/IGA Coach Gun Supreme Blue with Stainless Receiver - 12 gauge

"Halloween Knights" (S5E06)

Barbershop dummy in Death Row's street section is armed a double barrelled side-by-side shotgun, complete with a motion detector accessory atop the front sights. It's hard to see it when Mr. Gregg first goes through the Death Row, but is seen much clearer when MacGyver and Murdoc go through the Death Row later in the episode.



Another rifle used in the series is an M16/SP1.

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider - 5.56x45mm
A customer tries out the M16/SP1 in a hunting store in "Blood Brothers" (S4E02).

Submachine Guns

M1A1 Thompson

Appears in "Halloween Knights" (S5E06) - Dummy in gangster clothes at the Death Row's street section is armed with a Tommy Gun, that has a motion sensor attached to beneath of the muzzle. The tommy gun is actually a M1A1 Thompson, since the bolt actuator is on the right side of the reciever and not on top, as with the the M1921 and/or M1928 models that were associated with 20's/30's gangsters. Also it has the A1 model's rear sights.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
Softair M1A1 Thompson in black synthetic furniture with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP.
S5E06 - Gangster dummy with M1A1 about to open fire
S5E06 - Gangster dummy with the M1A1 Thompson SMG. Notice that the bolt actuator is on the right side of the reciever and not in top, as with the "true tommy guns" like M1921 and/or M1928. Also it has the A1 model's rear sights.
S5E06 - Close up of the M1A1 and the motion sensor

Machine Guns


  • "Halloween Knights" (S5E06) - an automated Browning M1919 machine gun with a motion sensor appears in the jungle section of the Death Row.
Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield
S5E06 - M1919 idle
S5E06 - close up of the M1919 and the motion sensor


M67 Hand Grenade

M67 hand grenade has multiple appearances

  • "Halloween Knights" (S5E06) - When Macgyver is trying to figure out how to bypass the finger-print detector, Murdoc (Michael Des Barres) humors Mac by offering to blow it up with a M67 grenade. Murdoc later uses a one in Death Row, having spared it for a special occassion.
  • "Strictly Business" (S6E19) - When Murdoc sets off a metal detector at HIT hearing early in the episode, he told to remove the rest of his hidden weapons. Amongst the weapons, he put off two M67 grenades to the platform.
M69 training grenade - an inert version of the M67 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade. The real live version has a more brownish color and has painted factory markings on the body.
Murdoc: "Maybe this will open it"
S5E06 - Murdoc pulls out a M67 grenade while Mac is trying to figure out how to open a high-security door.
S5E06 - Episode finale with Murdoc planning to do something with a M67

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