Magnum P.I. - Season 1

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Magnum P.I. (1980 - 1981)

The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the series Magnum P.I.:

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Handguns

Colt Government Model

The main handgun used by Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) is a Colt MKIV/Series 70 Government Model, which is a commercial version of the U.S. Military M1911A1. This handgun is supposed to be the one he carried during his service in Vietnam and is sometimes carried in a tanker-style holster, most often seen carried inside wast band small of back, no holster. It is sometimes seen in Magnum's flashbacks to Vietnam. A former propmaster for the show has been quoted saying that the original gun was a traditional .45 ACP 1911, but was soon changed to a 9mm version because .45 ACP blanks were too hard to get on location for the show.

The actual main prop from the show (Colt MKIV/Series 70 Government Model, 9×19mm Parabellum, serial number 70L33101, currently owned by the National Firearms Museum). A 9mm version of the Government Model was chosen for reliable functioning with readily available blanks. In the context of the show, Magnum's pistol was playing the role of a .45 ACP however, given that various characters referred to it as a "forty-five" several times throughout the series.
Magnum loads the mag into the Colt in the pilot episode "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" (S1E01). Note the line on the magazine that's different from an M1911A1's magazine.
Magnum (Tom Selleck) with his Colt Government Model in the pilot episode "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" (S1E01).
Magnum puts down the Colt to take off the ring in the pilot episode "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" (S1E01).

Star Model B

In some episodes, Magnum's Colt becomes a Star Model B.

Blued Star Model B - 9mm pistol from the movie The Untouchables (1987).
In "China Doll", Magnum is seen using the very similar Star Model B instead of his Colt.

Walther P38

Jonathan Higgins (John Hillerman) uses a Walther P38 in "Never Again.....Never Again" (S1E07). Magnum is also seen handling one in "Skin Deep" (S1E06).

Walther P38 Pistol - 9mm
Jonathan Higgins (John Hillerman) uses a Walther P38 in "Never Again.....Never Again" (S1E07).
Magnum handles the Walther in "Skin Deep" (S1E06).

Colt Detective Special

A thug who confronts Higgins at the Ferrari is seen holding a Colt Detective Special in the pilot episode "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" (S1E01).

Colt Detective Special - .38 Special
A thug who confronts Higgins at the Ferrari is seen holding a Colt Detective Special in the pilot episode "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" (S1E01).

Submachine Guns

"Fake" Uzi (Mocked up M11)

In the series premiere "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii (Part 1)" (S1E01), foreign agents are seen with Uzi's which are actually MAC-10 with furniture to make it look like an Uzi.

IMI Uzi with detachable wood buttstock (early model with straight comb) - 9x19mm
An unmodified Ingram MAC-10 open bolt submachine gun - 9x19mm
The "Uzi" (a mocked up MAC-10) on the counter in the series premiere "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" (S1E01).

Ingram MAC-10

Rick (Larry Manetti) uses a MAC-10 in the pilot episode "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" (S1E01).

Ingram MAC 10 - .45 ACP
Rick (Larry Manetti) with the MAC-10 in the pilot episode.

Madsen M50

In the pilot episode "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" (S1E01), thugs who chase Magnum are armed with the Madsen M50 fitted with a barrel shroud.

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
In the pilot episode "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" (S1E01), thugs who chase Magnum are armed with the Madsen M50 fitted with a barrel shroud.

Shotguns

Mossberg 500

Higgins uses a Mossberg 500 for skeet-shooting in "Skin Deep".

Mossberg 500 Shotgun - 12 Gauge
Higgins (John Hillerman) skeet-shooting with a Mossberg 500 in the episode "Skin Deep".

Winchester Model 1897

In "Skin Deep", actress Erin Wolfe (Cathie Shiriff) is seen enacting a scene with a Winchester Model 1897.

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In Season 1's "Skin Deep", actress Erin Wolfe (Cathie Shiriff) is seen enacting a scene with a Winchester Model 1897 shotgun for a video camera.

Rifles

Remington 700

Higgins cleans a Remington 700 in "Missing in Action" (S1E09).

Remington 700 BDL - .308 Winchester
Higgins checks the barrel of the Remington 700 BDL in "Missing in Action" (S1E09).
Higgins with the rifle in "Missing in Action" (S1E09).

Weatherby Mark V

In "Skin Deep", a Weatherby Mark V is seen handled by Magnum and later used by David Norman (Ian McShane).

Weatherby Mk. V rifle - .300 Weatherby Mag
In Season 1's "Skin Deep", a Weatherby Mark V is seen handled by Magnum,
In Season 1's "Skin Deep", a Weatherby Mark V is seen used by David Norman (Ian McShane).

Valmet M71S

As what was common for productions in the 1970's and 1980's, the Valmet M71S rifle is seen used as a substitute for the AK-47. In the pilot episode, Vietnamese pirates are seen opening fire on T.C.'s helicopter from a boat. Higgins refers to the rifles in the episode as AK-47's.

A Valmet M71S chambered in 5.56x45mm (.223). The Valmet was also offered in 7.62x39mm
In the pilot episode "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" (S1E01), Vietnamese pirates are seen opening fire on T.C.'s helicopter from a boat with Valmet M71S rifles substituting for the AK-47.

See Also

Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3  •  Season 4  •  Season 5   •  Season 6  •  Season 7  •  Season 8



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