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Primeval (2007-Present)

The following guns were used in the British ITV television series Primeval:

Contents

Handguns

SIG-Sauer P226

Several SIG-Sauer P226 pistols are seen throughout the show.

A factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol - 9x19mm.
Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) aims a P226 at a future predator. (S1E6)
Cutter fires his SIG P226 at a future predator. (S1E6)
Capt. Becker (Ben Mansfield) with a suppressed P226 pistol. (S3E8)
Abby Maitland (Hannah Spearritt) with Capt. Becker's SIG P226. (S3E08)

SIG-Sauer P229

Captain Becker (Ben Mansfield) uses a SIG-Sauer P229 pistol.

SIG-Sauer P229 - 9x19mm
Captain Becker with his P229. (S03E05)
Captain Becker with a SIG-Sauer P229. (S03E05)

Colt .22 Target Model

The "tranquilizer pistol", used by Abby Maitland (Hannah Spearritt), Connor Temple (Andrew Lee Potts) and Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) is a Colt .22 Target Model.

Colt .22 Target Model - .22 LR
Nick Cutter with Abby's Colt .22 Target pistol. (S02E01)
Connor with the Colt .22 pistol. (S02E01)
Abby readies her Colt .22 Target Model. (S03E02)

Beretta 92FS

Captain Wilder (Alex McSweeney) carries a Beretta 92FS pistol as his sidearm.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
Captain Wilder (Alex McSweeney) with a Beretta 92FS. (S03E09)

Beretta 92FS Inox

Stephen(James Murray) uses a Beretta 92FS Inox as his personal sidearm. He possesses at least two of these pistols. Helen Cutter also uses a Beretta 92FS Inox halfway through season 3.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Stephen with a Beretta 92FS Inox. (S02E03)
Stephen browses the weapons cache in his trunk. (S02E07)
Helen Cutter chambers a round in her 92FS Inox. (S03E03)
Helen with a Beretta 92FS Inox. (S03E03)

Glock 17 (3rd Gen.)

London Police Officer Danny Quinn (Jason Flemyng) carries a 3rd generation Glock 17 as his sidearm.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm.
Quinn with his Glock 17. (S03E03)
Quinn with his Glock 17. (S03E02)

Glock 17 (2nd Gen.)

When a future species of giant borrowing beetles prove to be able to resist the non-lethal EMD's effects, the ARC team decides to use some more conventional weapons stored in the ARC's armory, primarily several 2nd generation Glock 17 pistols.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm.
Becker hands Abby her Glock 17. (S05E01)
Abby aims her Glock 17. (S05E01)
Matt tracks the beetle's movements, waiting for it to surface. (S05E01)
Abby fires her Glock 17 at the giant beetle. (S05E01)

Smith & Wesson 4046

Nick Cutter's clone uses a Smith & Wesson 4046 pistol.

Smith & Wesson 4046 - .40 S&W
Cutter is threatened by his clone. (S03E03)

Beretta Cougar

The Beretta Cougar makes occasional appearances throughout the show.

Beretta 8000 Cougar F - 9x19mm
Helen with a Beretta Cougar. (S03E09)
Quinn (Jason Flemyng) with a Beretta Cougar. (S03E10)

Webley & Scott Stinger

A season 3 promo still shows Jenny Lewis (Lucy Brown) holding a Webley & Scott Stinger air pistol. This weapon is never actually seen in the show.

Webley & Scott Stinger air pistol - .177 (4.5mm)
A promo shot of Jenny Lewis with her Webley Stinger.

Walther P99 (Walther Nighthawk)

Connor uses a Walther P99 in season 2, episode 3. The prop used is a Walther Nighthawk air pistol as a stand-in for a real P99.

Walther P99 - 9x19mm.
Walther Nighthawk air pistol - .177 (4.5mm)
Connor with the Walther Nighthawk. (S03E01)
Connor with his Walther Nighthawk. (S0302)
Connor's Nighthawk next to one of the ARC team's shotguns. (S03E04)

Heckler & Koch USP

One of Helen Cutter's cloned soldiers uses a Heckler & Koch USP pistol in season 3.

Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
Helen Cutter hands her minion a H&K USP. (S03E02)

Heckler & Koch USP (two-tone)

Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) uses a two-tone Heckler & Koch USP in season 2.

Heckler & Koch USP with two-tone finish - .45 ACP
Nick cocks the hammer on his USP. (S02E06)
Nick with his USP. (S02E06)

Walther P99

Ethan Dobrowski (Jonathyn Byrne) uses a Walther P99 during the season 4 finale. Unlike Connor's P99, this prop is either a blank-converted P99 or a blank-firing replica, as it locks open when Ethan empties his first magazine.

Walther P99 - 9x19mm.
Ethan with his Walther P99. (S04E07)
Ethan aims his P99. (S04E07)
In a continuity error, Matt's Glock 17 briefly turns into a Walther P99 when he fires it. This is likely the same prop as Ethan's P99. (S05E01)

Cobra Big Bore Derringer

Henry Merchant (Stephen Hogan) uses a Cobra Big Bore Derringer. Seeing as Henry is from London 1867, this pistol is a stand-in for the Remington 1866 Derringer.

Cobra CB38 Big Bore Derringer - .38 Special
Henry aims his at his wife. (S05E03)
Henry threatens Matt with his Derringer. (S05E03)
Henry cocks the hammer on his Derringer. Note the modern extractor (between the barrels near the breech), ribbed barrel, and push-button safety (behind the barrels). (S05E03)

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5

A large number of Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns are seen throughout the show, usually in the hands of Agency personnel.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
Leek's soldiers armed with H&K MP5s. (S01E06)
Jenny Lewis with a MP5. (S02E07)

Heckler & Koch MP5SD6

A few Heckler & Koch MP5SD6 submachine guns show up throughout the series.

Heckler & Koch MP5SD6 - 9x19mm
One of Helen Cutter's clone soldiers with a H&K MP5SD6. (S03E03)

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Some of the Agency's security forces carry Heckler & Koch MP5K submachine guns depending on where they are operating.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm.
An Agency security member with a MP5K. (S01E03)

Heckler & Koch MP5SD3

Captain Becker uses a Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 during the Season 3 finale.

Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 with S-E-F trigger group and stock extended - 9x19mm
Captain Becker with a MP5SD3. (S03E10)
Becker fires his MP5SD3 at a Megopteran. (S03E10)

Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW

In a continuity error in season 3, Episode 10, Becker's MP5SD3 turns into a Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW after being broken by a Megopteran.

MP5K-PDW with extended barrel with 3 lugs & folding stock - 9x19mm
The Megopteran breaks Becker's MP5 in half. Note the suppressor and the PDW body and stock. (S03E10)
Becker tries to fight off the Megopteran. (S03E10)

FN P90

Captain Wilder (Alex McSweeney), Christine Johnson's head of security, carries a FN P90 as his primary weapon.

Fabrique Nationale P90 - 5.7x28mm
Captain Wilder with his FN P90. (S03E03)

Rifles

Heckler & Koch G36C

The Heckler & Koch G36C is commonly seen in the hands of the soldiers under the command of the Home Office and the ARC facility.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
Heckler & Koch G36C with an attached EOTech sight - 5.56x45mm
Stephen Hart (James Murray) aims a H&K G36C at a Gorgonopsid. Though the G36C has a high magazine capacity, it is doubtful that 5.56mm rounds would be effective against a large carnivore with a thick hide. (S01E01
A security team at the site of the first anomaly. (S01E01)
Agency commandos armed with H&K G36C Rifles, led by Capt. Tom Ryan, storm the subway tunnels in search of prehistoric insects. (S01E02)
Becker aims his G36C at an intruder. (S03E05)
Becker and his soldiers help Connor rescue Rex. (S03E07)
A Season 3 promotional still of Captain Becker.

Heckler & Koch G36K

Some of the soldiers in the show occasionally use Heckler & Koch G36K carbines when in more open environments. These rifles are outfitted in the same manner as their G36Cs.

Heckler & Koch G36KV with rail top carry handle (originally introduced for G36C) - 5.56x45mm
A soldier trains his G36K on a tranquilized Pteranodon. (S02E05)
A soldier watches on as Abby Maitland (Hannah Spearritt) inspects the Pteranodon. (S02E05)
A squad of ARC soldiers armed with G36K carbines sweep a church. (S02E06)

M4A1 Carbine

A large number of M4A1 Carbines are seen throughout the series in the hands of various government operatives. Most of these rifles are outfitted with railed handguards, flashlights, vertical foregrips, and red-dot sights.

Colt M4A1 Carbine - 5.56x45mm.
Capt. Tom Ryan (Mark Wakeling) kneels down to check his backpack while holding his M4A1 Carbine. (S01E01)
Capt. Tom Ryan (Mark Wakeling) leads a commando team into the subway tunnels armed with an M4A1 Carbine. (S01E02)
Capt. Tom Ryan (Mark Wakeling) aiming with an M4A1 Carbine. (S02E05)
Stephen Hart (James Murray) with an M4A1 Carbine. (S02E04)
Nick (Douglas Henshall) with an M4A1 Carbine. (S02E04)
Captain Ross (Michael Wildman) with an M4A1. (S03E06)
A soldier fires his M4A1. (S03E01)

SIG SG 552

Helen Cutter's clone soldiers in season 3 are armed with SIG SG 552 assault rifles.

SIG SG 552 - 5.56x45mm
The clone team leader readies his SIG SG 552. (S03E03)
Hellen Cutter's clone soldiers with their SG 552. (S03E03)
Cutter's men infiltrate the ARC facility. (S03E03)

Blaser R93 Sniper Rifle

One of the Anomaly researchers' heavier weapons is a Blaser R93 LRS2 Precision Sniper Rifle equipped with a Harris Bipod.

Blaser R93 LRS2 Precision Sniper Rifle - .338 Lapua Magnum. This rifle has a Harris Bipod mounted.
Stephen:"I'll only use it if I need it." Stephen Hart (James Murray) pulls out the Blaser 93R Sniper Rifle. Note that the Harris bipod is mounted facing the other direction. It can be mounted either way depending on user preference. (S02E01)
Stephen Hart (James Murray) chases a Raptor with his Blaser 93R Rifle. (S02E01)
Connor (Andrew-Lee Potts) with the R93 rifle. (S02E03)

Accuracy International AWSM

Stephen has a Accuracy International AWSM sniper rifle in his weapons cache, although he never actually uses it onscreen.

Accuracy International AWSM .338 Lapua Magnum
Stephen confronts Helen while holding a AWSM rifle. (S02E06)

Shotguns

Single-Barrel Breach-Load Shotgun

The Anomaly research team frequently uses a stainless-steel 12 gauge single-barreled breach-loading shotgun with black synthetic furniture, rails, Red Dot Sight, flashlight, and bipod. This gun, like others on the show, impersonates a tranquilizer gun. The ARC team possesses at least two of these weapons.

Stephen Hart (James Murray) aims the "tranquilizer gun" at an incoming Pteranodon. Note the laser sight on the right side of the gun, which is absent later on in the series. (S01E05)
Stephen Hart (James Murray) aims his single shot tranquilizer gun at an attacking raptor. One wonders as to the wisdom of using a single shot weapon against a fast predator with no other weapon as backup. (S02E01)
Stephen Hart (James Murray) aims his shotgun on the escalator. (S02E01)
Jenny Lewis ([[]]) with the shotgun. (S03E04)

Side-by-Side Shotgun

A handful of civilians in more rural areas are seen using double-barreled shotguns. All of these are likely the same prop.

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Mr. West (Ian Ralph) aims his shotgun at Jenny. (S02E03)
West aims his shotgun at Jenny. (S02E03)
Ray Lennon (Brian Gleeson) with the double-barreled shotgun.
Abby aims the farmer's shotgun at a Labyrinthodont. (S04E05)

Armsel Striker

One of the SpecOps soldiers in the season 3 opener is armed with an Armsel Striker shotgun.

Armsel Striker Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
A Spec Ops soldier with a (S03E01)

Mossberg 590 Cruiser

Captain Becker uses a Mossberg 590 Cruiser shotgun with a door-breaching muzzle break during the third season.

Mossberg 590 Cruiser with door breaching brake - 12 gauge
Captain Becker hides from an irate Giganotosaurus with his Mossberg 590 Cruiser. Note the distinctive 590 magazine cap. (S03E04)
Becker prepares to use force to stop William de Mornay. (S03E07)
Becker faces down an injured Dracorex. (S03E07)
Becker signals to the other ARC soldiers to back away from Helen Cutter. (S3E09)
Quinn (Jason Flemyng ) with the Mossberg 590 Cruiser.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser

When a future giant burrowing beetle proves resistant to the EMDs and forces the team to resort to conventional firearms, Becker uses a Mossberg 500 Cruiser with a silver finish.

Mossberg 500 Mariner Cruiser - 12 Gauge
Becker street-pumps his new shotgun. (S05E01)
Becker aims his Mossberg Cruiser at the surfacing beetle. (S05E01)

Machine Guns

L110A1 (FN M249 Paratrooper)

The L110A1 (the British military issued FN M249 Paratrooper) light machine gun makes occasional appearances throughout the series.

M249 Paratrooper - 5.56x45mm
James Lester (Ben Miller ) uses and M249 to shoot a "Future Predator". (S02E06)
A Spec Ops soldier fires his L110A1 at a future predator. (S03E01)

Grenade Launchers

H&K AG36 Grenade Launcher

Captain Becker (Ben Mansfield) has a short-barreled Heckler & Koch AG36 Grenade Launcher mounted to the handguard of his G36C. This prop is actually an airsoft launcher made by Madbull called the AGX, and can be distinguished from a real AG36 due to it's short barrel and Picatinny rail-compatible mounting system.

H&K AG36 Grenade Launcher(full-length)
Madbull AGX Grenade Launcher (airsoft)
Becker with his G36C/AG36. (S03E01)
Becker with his G36C/AG36. (S03E01)
Becker aims his G36C/AG36 at a Pristichampsus. (S03E01)
A Season 3 promotional still of Captain Becker.

M203

One of the Spec Ops soldiers in the season 3 opener is armed with a M4A1 carbine with and underbarrel M203 grenade launcher.

M4A1 carbine 5.56x45mm with M68 Aimpoint red dot scope, flip-up rear sight, and M203 grenade launcher 40mm
A shot of the M203 as seen through the helmet camera of another soldier. (S03E01
A future predator stalks the Spec Ops soldiers. (S03E01

Other Weapons

Fictional Speargun

One of the ARC team's specialized weapons is a high-powered speargun.

Stephen hands Cutter the speargun. (S01E03)
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Connor with the speargun. (S02E04)
Stephen with the speargun. Judging from the grip and triggerguard, the prop's receiver is partially built from an airsoft replica of a Steyr AUG. (S02E07)

Flamethrower

When a future fungus turns its host into a monster in the London underground, the ARC team tries to corner the creature with a number of flamethrowers.

Connor Temple (Andrew Lee Potts) with a flamethrower.
Quinn lights the nozzle on his flamethrower. (S03E05)
Captain Becker (Ben Mansfield) readies his flamethrower. (S03E05)
Becker with his flamethrower. (S03E05)
Danny Quinn (Jason Flemyng) hides from the fungus creature. (S03E05)
Abby Maitland (Hannah Spearritt) with one of the flamethrowers. (S03E05)

Stun Grenade

Becker carries several unidentified grenades (referred to by Becker as "Stun Grenades").

Becker shows the team one of the stun grenades. (S03E10)

Electro Muscular Disruption weapons

In season four, the ARC program is restructured and most of the weapons used by the ARC teams are retired to the armory and replaced with a fictional weapon series referred to as Electro Muscular Disruption weapons, or "EMD" for short (the EMD props appear to be built out of some sort of power tool, possibly a nail gun). The exact mechanics of these weapons are not elaborated on, but they are described as being similar in concept to a Taser in that their primary effect is to administer a strong electrical shock to whatever they hit. EMD shots also appear to have a kinetic effect on targets, as smaller creatures hit by an EMD are often sent reeling from the impact and the shots are capable of ricocheting off of flat metal surfaces. The power of each shot is widely adjustable, and there are four different EMD configurations seen in the show. All EMDs are outfitted with flashlights while in the field.

EMD Pistol

The smallest EMD variant is a basic pistol configuration, and is frequently used by both Abby (Hannah Spearritt) and Connor (Andrew Lee Potts) in place of their pistols from the previous seasons.

The ARC team (Abby with an EMD pistol an the rest with EMD rifles) pursues a rampaging Kaprosuchus at the docks. (S04E02)
The ARC team surrounds the downed Kaprosuchus. From left to right: Connor with an EMD carbine, Matt with an EMD rifle, Abby with an EMD pistol, and Becker with an EMD rifle. (S04E02)
Abby tracks a Labyrinthodont through a trailer park. (S04E05)
Matt, Abby, and Connor track a Hyaenodon through a country club house. (S04E06)
Connor and Abby armed with EMD pistols while searching an abandoned prison. (S04E07)

EMD Two-Handed Pistol

Similar to the pistol EMD variant, this EMD features a shortened barrel and lacks a stock, but features the vertical foregrip seen on larger EMD variants.

Matt (Ciarán McMenamin) shows Becker the new EMD weapons. (S04E01)
Matt demonstrates how to use the EMD. (S04E01)

EMD Carbine

A medium-sized variant, this EMD features a short barrel (just a few inches longer than the EMD pistol barrel), two vertical foregrips, and a tube stock. This version is commonly seen in the hands of the various unnamed ARC soldiers.

Two ARC soldiers with EMD carbines. (S04E01)
A soldier readies his ARC carbine in front of Abby. (S04E02)
The ARC team surrounds the downed Kaprosuchus. From left to right: Connor with an EMD carbine, Matt with an EMD rifle, Abby with an EMD pistol, and Becker with an EMD rifle. (S04E02)

EMD Rifle

The largest EMD variant is a full-sized rifle with a full-length barrel and a (possibly adjustable) stock. This is the variant that Matt Anderson (Ciarán McMenamin) and Captain Becker (Ben Mansfield) use the most.

Bekcer shoulders his EMD rifle. (S04E02)
The ARC team (Abby with an EMD pistol an the rest with EMD rifles) pursues a rampaging Kaprosuchus at the docks. (S04E02)
Matt Anderson searches the docks for the Kaprosuchus. (S04E02)
Becker tracks the Kaprosuchus, giving the audience a clear view of the EMD rifle's stock. (S04E02)
The ARC team surrounds the downed Kaprosuchus. From left to right: Connor with an EMD carbine, Matt with an EMD rifle, Abby with an EMD pistol, and Becker with an EMD rifle. (S04E02)
Lester fires an EMD rifle at the "Tree Creeper" foolish enough to climb on top of his new Jaguar. (S05E05)
Matt fires an EMD point blank into the mount of an oncoming Tyrannosaur. (S05E05)
Jess Parker (Ruth Kearney) nervously holds an EMD rifle while Lester searches the armory for more weapons. Given that her job is to act as a field coordinator (relaying information to the ARC field teams from the ARC facility), it comes as no surprise that she is untrained on how to properly handle a firearm. (S05E05)
Becker vents his frustration on a stunned Future Predator. (S05E06)



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