MacGyver (1985 TV Series)
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MacGyver was an television adventure series that aired on ABC from 1985 to 1992 and starred Richard Dean Anderson as the title character, a government troubleshooter who uses his wits as well as everyday items to get himself out of precarious situations. The show was also notable for the main character's aversion to shooting guns (attributed to a tragic childhood incident). While the character never was operating weapons (save for the pilot episode), that didn't preclude him from using them in a non-lethal manner. The series would continue in several made for television films and was subsequently "rebooted" in 2016 with a new CBS television adaptation.
The following weapons were used in the television series MacGyver:
The M1911A1 is used by several characters in the series.
A (sometimes suppressed) Taurus PT92AFS was used by Nicolas Von Leer (Kai Wulff) in "Eye of Osiris" (S6E14). The Taurus was a pistol more readily available to Canadian armorers, so when the production moved to Vancouver in later seasons, it became the gun of choice for most villains and their underlings during seasons 4-7, taking over H&K P9S's duty from season 1-3.
Heckler & Koch P9S
The Heckler & Koch P9S is used by several characters in the series, notably in Season 1's "Last Stand" and "To Be A Man". It frequently appears as the gun of choice of most villians and their underlings during seasons 1-3. It is substituted by the Taurus PT92 and/or Beretta 92F during seasons 4-7.
Heckler & Koch VP70
A Heckler & Koch VP70 is handled by a little boy that sparks a flashback in "Blood Brothers" (S4E02).
The Beretta 92F is used throughout the series, notably by MacGyver in Season 2's "D.O.A.: MacGyver" (S2E21), when his amnesia prevents him from remembering that he detests handling guns.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
In "Blood Brothers" (S4E02), a flashback to 1961 shows what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver used by MacGyver's friend in the incident that explains Mac's aversion to guns.
Smith & Wesson Model 28
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Smith & Wesson Model 3000
The M16A1 rifle is used by several characters throughout the series.
Another rifle used in the series is an M16/SP1.
In "Thief of Budapest" (S1E03), tribal members are seen using the M1 Carbine (sans magazine) when MacGyver attempts to recover a valuable horse.
Norinco Type 56
Norinco Type 56s are used by several of MacGyver's adversaries throughout the series.
Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I
A Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I is notably held by an Afghan tribal member in Season 1's "To Be A Man" (S1E17).
In "Pilot" (S1E01), Chinese soldiers as well as MacGyver are seen using the Valmet M71S rifles in place of the AK rifle.
In "Pilot" (S1E01), the rifle used by MacGyver as well as the downed pilot appears to change from a Valmet to an AKM.
Heckler & Koch HK94A3 (chopped and converted)
In "Deathlock" (S1E12), Quayle uses remotely operated Heckler & Koch HK94A3 submachine guns set up in his garden to trap MacGyver. These HK94A3's have the barrel chopped and converted to look like an MP5A3.
Heckler & Koch HK94
An unmodified Heckler & Koch HK94 also is used remotely in "Deathlock" (S1E12).
The Uzi was a frequently used gun in the series.
The MP40 is seen in the hands of one of the boat crew members as they attempt to steal oil from a pipeline in "Ghost Ship" (S3E04).
An M60 is seen in the Chinese encampment in the opening sequence of the pilot episode.
"Fake" DShK Machine Gun (mocked up M60D)
An M60D mocked up to resemble the DShk machine gun is fired by Russian soldiers in Season 1's "To Be A Man" (S1E17). This mockup was common in productions made in 1980s.
The RPG-7 is seen being loaded and fired by Russian soldiers in Season 1's "To Be A Man".
M8 Flare Pistol (Modified)
In "Pilot" (S1E01), MacGyver finds what appears to be an M8 Flare Pistol with a modified barrel from a downed jet in the pilot episode and uses to make a rocket thruster.