Magnum P.I. - Season 8

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Magnum P.I. - Season 8 (1987 - 1988)


The following weapons were used in Season 8 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.


Walther P38

T.C. uses a Walther P38 in "Legend of the Lost Art" (S8E10).

Walther P38 Pistol - 9mm
Magnum handles the Walther P38 in "Legend of the Lost Art" (S8E10).

Walther PPK

A Walther PPK is held by Peter Riddley-Smythe (Anthony Newley) in "Legend of the Lost Art" (S8E10).

Walther PPK - .32 ACP
A Walther PPK is held by Peter Riddley-Smythe (Anthony Newley) in "Legend of the Lost Art" (S8E10).

Submachine Guns

Uzi

Magnum uses the Uzi submachine gun in "Legend of the Lost Art" (S8E10).

IMI Uzi - 9mm
Magnum uses the Uzi submachine gun in "Legend of the Lost Art" (S8E10). Magnum's look is a deliberate homage to Raiders of the Lost Ark as Tom Selleck was originally cast as Indiana Jones.



Rifles

M16A1

Marines march with M16A1 rifles fitted with A2 handguards in "Unfinished Business" (S8E08).

Colt M16A1 with A2 handguards - 5.56x45mm. Putting the distinctive A2 handguards on the older rifle was a method used by Movie/TV armorers to simulate A2 rifles when M16A1s were the only ones available. The same thing has been done vice-versa, Using M16A2's with A1 handguards for Vietnam War B Movies.
Marines march with M16A1 rifles fitted with A2 handguards in "Unfinished Business" (S8E08).

Steyr SSG 69

Magnum uses a Steyr SSG 69 in "Unfinished Business" (S8E08). The rifle is seen used with improvised suppressors.

Steyr SSG 69 PI with 10-round magazine - 7.62x51mm NATO
Magnum uses a Steyr SSG 69 in "Unfinished Business" (S8E08).


See Also

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

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