Smith & Wesson Model 36 / 38

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The Smith & Wesson Model 36/38/49 is used in the following:

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Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chiefs Special"

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 36 with square butt - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 36 with 3" Barrel and square butt - .38 Special

The Smith and Wesson Model 36 (often called simply ".38 snubnose") was introduced in 1950 as the "Chief's Special" (sometimes called the "Police Chiefs Special"). When Smith & Wesson adopted a model number only system seven years later, the revolvers' name was changed to Model 36. It is famous as being the first J-frame revolver in the S&W series (the earlier models were called "I-frames"). It is commonly used as a "belly gun", being stuffed in the pants waist, or as an officer's "Spare Rod", strapped to the ankle in a holster. It holds five rounds of .38 special.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The 39 Steps Barry Jones Professor Logan 1959
That Man in Istanbul (Estanbul 65) Horst Buchholz Tony Mecenas 1965
À tout coeur à Tokyo pour OSS 117 Valéry Inkijinoff Yekota 1966
À tout coeur à Tokyo pour OSS 117 Japanese agent 1966
Fantômas contre Scotland Yard Mylène Demongeot Hélène Gurn 1967
Fantômas contre Scotland Yard Officer of Scotland Yard 1967
The Sicilian Clan (Le clan des Siciliens) Lino Ventura Police commissioner Le Guff 1969
Machine Gun McCain Tony Kendall Pete Zacari 1969
The Godfather James Caan Sonny Corleone 1972
Dirty Money Riccardo Cucciolla Paul Weber 1972
Trouble Man Henchman 1972
The Night Stalker Claude Akins Warren Butcher 1972
The Hot Rock N.Y.P.D. officers 1972
Shaft's Big Score! Richard Roundtree Shaft 1972
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Fernando Rey Don Rafael Acosta 1972
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Maria Gabriella Maione The guerilla girl 1972
The Friends of Eddie Coyle Gangsters 1973
Serpico Al Pacino Frank Serpico 1973
Serpico F. Murray Abraham An N.Y.P.D. detective 1973
The Seven-Ups Roy Scheider Buddy Manucci 1973
The Secret (Le secret) Killer 1974
Almost Human Tomás Milián Giulio Sacchi 1974
Dog Day Afternoon Lance Henriksen F.B.I. Special Agent Murphy 1975
Get Rita (La pupa del gangster) Marcello Mastroianni Charlie Colletto 1975
Get Rita (La pupa del gangster) Aldo Maccione Chopin 1975
Hennessy Patrick Stewart IRA gunman Tilney 1975
The Yakuza Yakuza gangsters 1975
French Connection II Gene Hackman Popeye Doyle 1975
Escape to Witch Mountain Lawrence Montaigne Ubermann 1975
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro Travis Bickle 1976
Taxi Driver Nat Grant Store Robber 1976
Assault on Precinct 13 Martin West Lawson 1976
Marathon Man William Devane Janeway 1976
St. Ives Harris Yulin Detective Oller 1976
St. Ives Dana Elcar Charlie Blunt 1976
Holy Year (L'année sainte) Luciano Bartoli Louftingue 1976
The Big Racket Various criminals 1976
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Don Knotts Wheelie Applegate 1977
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Jacques Marin Inspector Bouchet 1977
Death of a Corrupt Man (Mort d'un pourri) Michel Aumont Commissaire Moreau 1977
High Anxiety Rudy De Luca The assassin 1977
Double Game A criminal 1977
I Am Afraid Gian Maria Volonté Ludovico Graziano 1977
The Deer Hunter Robert De Niro Michael 1978
The Deer Hunter Christopher Walken Nick 1978
Goodbye and Amen Tony Musante John Dhannay With pearl grips 1978
Goodbye and Amen Renzo Palmer Parenti 1978
A Force of One Jennifer O'Neill Mandy Rust 1979
A Force of One Clu Gulager Lt. Dunne 1979
A Force of One Ron O'Neal Det. Rollins 1979
A Force of One James Whitmore Jr. Det. Moskowitz 1979
A Force of One Taylor Lacher Det. Bishop 1979
A Force of One Pepe Serna Det. Orlando 1979
Bear Island Richard Widmark Otto Gerran 1979
Escape from New York Lee Van Cleef Warden Bob Hauk 1981
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Paul Ryan Masten 1981
An Eye for an Eye Matt Clark Tom McCoy 1981
Choice of Arms In Jean's armoury 1981
Octopussy Maud Adams Octopussy 1983
U.S. Air Force Base Security Police Officer
Code Name: Wild Geese Klaus Kinski Charleton 1984
Code Name: Wild Geese Charleton's men 1984
Death Wish 3 Ed Lauter Shriker 1985
Hold-Up Jean-Pierre Marielle Commissioner Simon Labrosse 1985
Popeye Doyle Ed O'Neill Popeye Doyle 1986
Big Trouble in Little China Donald Li Eddie 1986
Cobra Art LaFleur Captain Sears 1986
Cobra Andrew Robinson Detective Monte 1986
Murphy's Law Charles Bronson Jack Murphy 1986
Murphy's Law Robert F. Lyons Det. Art Penney 1986
Beverly Hills Cop II Alice Adair Jan Bogomil 1987
No Way Out Will Patton Scott Pritchard 1987
Fatal Attraction Anne Archer Beth Gallagher 1987
Best Seller Brian Dennehy Dennis Meechum 1987
Rage of Honor Gerry Gibson Dick Coleman 1987
Nadine Kim Basinger Nadine Hightower 1987
Nadine Jeff Bridges Vernon Hightower 1987
Nadine Rip Torn Buford Pope Nickel plated 1987
Nadine Jay Patterson Dwight Estes Nickel plated and standard 1987
Nadine Mickey Jones Floyd Nickel plated 1987
Red Heat Laurence Fishburne Lt. Charlie Stobbs 1988
Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Alan Ward 1988
In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders Peter McRobbie Agent John Hanlon . 1988
Crocodile Dundee II Kenneth Welsh Brannigan 1988
Crocodile Dundee II Stephen Root DEA Agent 1988
Tango & Cash Sylvester Stallone Det. Ray Tango 1989
The Package Joanna Cassidy Lieutenant Colonel Gallagher 1989
The Two Jakes Jack Nicholson J.J. "Jake" Gittes 1990
The Two Jakes Harvey Keitel Jake Berman 1990
The Cops are Robbers Ray Sharkey Gary Clemente 1990
The Cops are Robbers Ed Asner Jake Quinn 1990
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear George Kennedy Capt. Ed Hocken 1991
Dead Again Emma Thompson Grace 1991
Dead Again Kenneth Branagh Mike Church 1991
Sneakers Sidney Poitier Donald Crease 1992
Sneakers Robert Redford Martin Bishop 1992
Pigs (Psy) Marek Kondrat Lt. Zwirski alias 'Olo' 1992
Rapid Fire Kate Hodge Detective Karla Withers 1992
Thunderheart Val Kilmer Agent Ray Levoi 1992
Carlito's Way Joseph Siravo Vincent Taglialucci 1993
A Bronx Tale Chazz Palminteri Sonny 1993
Jennifer Eight Graham Beckel Det. John Taylor 1993
Undercover Blues Obba Babatundé Lt Theodore Sawyer "Ted" 1993
The Real McCoy Nick Searcy Roy Sweeney 1993
Beverly Hills Cop III Hector Elizondo Det. Jon Flint 1994
Legends of the Fall Julia Ormond Susannah Fincannon Ludlow 1994
Pigs 2 (Psy 2: Ostatnia krew) Valeri Priyomykhov Savchuk 1994
China Moon Madeleine Stowe Rachel Munro 1994
China Moon Ed Harris Kyle Bodin 1994
Speed Daniel Villarreal Ray 1994
Naked Gun 33 1/3:The Final Insult George Kennedy Capt. Ed Hocken 1994
Die Hard with a Vengeance Bruce Willis Lieutenant John McClane 1995
Mulholland Falls Nick Nolte Det. Lt. Hoover 1996
Fargo Frances McDormand Marge Gunderson 1996
The Long Kiss Goodnight Samuel L. Jackson Mitch Hennesy 1996
Faithful Marc Nassar Maria's Boyfriend 1996
Eraser Vanessa Williams Dr. Lee Cullen With Bianchi Lightning grips 1996
Cop Land Ray Liotta Figgsy 1997
Cop Land Harvey Keitel NYPD Officer Ray Donlan 1997
Cop Land Michael Rapaport Murray Babitch 1997
Boogie Nights William H. Macy "Little Bill" 1997
Hard Rain Mark Rolston Wayne 1998
Bullet Ballet Shin'ya Tsukamoto Goda 1998
The Bone Collector Angelina Jolie Amelia Donaghy 1999
Eye of the Beholder Ashley Judd Joanna Eris 1999
Eye of the Beholder Ewan McGregor Stephen Wilson 1999
Frequency Shawn Doyle Jack Shepard 2000
Lost Souls Elias Koteas John Townsend 2000
Nurse Betty Pruitt Taylor Vince Ballard Nickel 2000
The Crew Richard Dreyfuss Bobby Bartellemeo 2000
Scotland, PA. Christopher Walken Lt. Ernie McDuff 2001
Angel Eyes Jennifer Lopez Sharon Pogue 2001
Picture Claire Peter Stebbings Culver 2001
Murder by Numbers Ryan Gosling Richard Haywood 2002
Death to Smoochy Edward Norton Sheldon Mopes 2002
Death to Smoochy Robin Williams Rainbow Randolph 2002
Death to Smoochy Danny DeVito Burke Bennett 2002
City Of God Matheus Nachtergaele Carrot 2002
PTU Suet Lam Detective Sha With Pachmayr grips 2003
PTU Hong Kong Police plaincloth detectives 2003
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting C. Thomas Howell Jim Halsey 2003
Torque Eddie Steeples Rasan Nickel 2004
Crash Chris "Ludacris" Bridges Anthony 2005
Crash Larenz Tate Peter 2005
The Business Danny Dyer Frankie 2005
The Lost City Andy Garcia Fico Fellove 2005
The Lost City Victor Rivers El Indio 2005
Halloween Sheri Moon Zombie Deborah Myers 2007
Give 'em Hell Malone Thomas Jane Malone 2009
Give 'em Hell Malone Elsa Pataky Evelyn 2009
Give 'em Hell Malone Leland Orser Murphy 2009
Give 'em Hell Malone Patrick Treadway Jerry 2009
Give 'em Hell Malone William Abadie Pretty Boy 2009
Orphan Isabelle Fuhrman Esther 2009
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Tom Selleck Chief Jesse Stone 2009
The Perfect Host Clayne Crawford John Taylor 2010
Nine Dead John Terry Shooter 2010
Nine Dead Edrick Browne Leon Nickel-plated 2010
Nine Dead Melissa Joan Hart Kelley 2010
Secret Reunion Kang-ho Song Lee Han-gyoo 2010
Tower Heist Eddie Murphy Slide nickel-plated 2011
Tower Heist Matthew Broderick Mr. Fitzhugh nickel-plated 2011
Tower Heist Ben Stiller Josh Kovacs nickel-plated 2011
Assassination Games Scott Adkins Roland Flint 2011
Machine Gun Preacher Sean Patrick Leonard Crackhead 2011
Columbus Circle Amy Smart Lillian Hart Nickel-plated with rubber grip 2012
Columbus Circle Jason Lee Charles Stanford Nickel-plated with rubber grip 2012
Columbus Circle Selma Blair Abigail Clayton Nickel-plated with rubber grip 2012
Killing Them Softly Brad Pitt Jackie Cogan 2012
Iron Sky urban youth 2012
This Means War Mike Dopud Ivan 2012
Cockneys vs. Zombies Nickel 2012

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Adam-12 Kent McCord Officer Jim Reed 1968-1975
Adam-12 Martin Milner Officer Pete Malloy 1968-1975
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord Steve McGarret 1968-1979
Hawaii Five-O Kam Fong Chin Ho 1968-1979
Hawaii Five-O James MacArthur Danny "Danno" Williams 1968-1979
Hawaii Five-O Ed Asner August March "Wooden Model of a Rat" (S8E14) 1975
Hawaii Five-O (2010) Ed Asner August March "Kalele" (S2E19) 2011
S.W.A.T. Mark Shera Officer Dominic Luca 1975-1976
The Professionals 1977-1981
Magnum P.I. Eugene Roche Luther Gillis 1980-1988
Miami Vice Steven Keats Jack Rivers 1984-1989
Crime Story Chicago PD Detectives 1986-1988
Law & Order Chris Noth Detective Mike Logan 1990-1995
Law & Order George Dzundza Sergeant Max Greevey 1990-1991
Law & Order Paul Sorvino Sergeant Phil Cerreta 1991-1992
Law & Order Jerry Orbach Detective Lennie Briscoe 1992-2004
Law & Order Dann Florek Captain Donald Cragen 1990-1993
Law & Order S. Epatha Merkerson Lt. Anita Van Buren 1993-2010
Law & Order Paul Geier Barry Talbott "Sweeps" (S04E01) 1993
Law & Order Benjamin Bratt Detective Rey Curtis "Humiliation" (S06E07) 1995
Lady Cop (Die Kommissarin) - Season 2 Uwe Fellensiek Heiner Köster "Hinter Gittern" (S02E2) 1995
Lady Cop (Die Kommissarin) - Season 2 Brigitte Janner Marianne Becher "Hinter Gittern" (S02E2) 1995
Third Watch Skip Sudduth Officer John "Sully" Sullivan 1999-2005
Monk David Koechner Joey Krenshaw "Mr. Monk and the Daredevil" 2002-2009
CSI: NY Alex Cranmer Bob Tanner "Cuckoo's Nest" (S06E08) 2004-Present
CSI: NY Santa "Second Chances" (S06E11) 2004-Present
CSI: NY Brian Goodman Tony Dirisa "Rest in Peace, Marina Garito" (S06E18) 2004-Present
CSI: NY "Unusual Suspects" (S06E21), with bobbed hammer 2004-Present
CSI: NY Edward Furlong Sean Casey "Vacation Getaway" (S06E23) 2004-Present
My Name is Earl Mike O'Malley Officer Stuart Daniels (S1E22) 2005-2009
My Name is Earl Giovanni Ribisi Ralph (S2E05) 2005-2009
Criminal Minds Various 2005-
Criminal Minds Bailey Chase Jason Clark Battle "Lucky" (S3E08), "Penelope" (S3E09) 2007
Dolmen Ingrid Chauvin Marie Kermeur 2005
Guns 2008
Community Alison Brie Annie Edison (S2E19) 2009-Present
Supernatural - Season 5 Jensen Ackles Dean Winchester Nickel plated / "Swan Song" (S05E22) 2010
Supernatural - Season 6 Ingrid Nilson Jane Peterson "You Can't Handle The Truth" (S06E06) 2010 - 2011
Supernatural - Season 6 Aleks Paunovic Skinwalker "All Dogs Go To Heaven" (S06E08) 2010 - 2011
Supernatural - Season 6 Mitch Pileggi Samuel Campbell "...And Then There Were None" (S06E16) 2010 - 2011
Supernatural - Season 6 Jensen Ackles Dean Winchester "...And Then There Were None" (S06E16) 2010 - 2011
Haven Nicholas Campbell Chief Wournos 2010-present
Haven Lucas Bryant Detective Nathan Wuornos 2010-Present
The Confession Kiefer Sutherland The Confessor 2011
The Confession Curtis McClarin Man in house 2011
Detroit 1-8-7 Kristina Apgar Riley Sullivan "Stone Cold" (S01E16) 2011
Elementary Murder Suspect 2012-????

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Gunsmith Cats Rally 1995-1996
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex The Laughing Man 2002-2003
Black Lagoon Elroy 2006
Eden of the East Takizawa Akira 2009
Eden of the East the Movie I: King of Eden Saki Morimi 2009
Phantom of Inferno Zwei 2009


Umarex Smith Wesson Chief's Special

Umarex made clone of the Smith & Wesson Model 36 with nickel finish - 9mm P.A.K. blanks

A blank firing replica of the Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chief's Special manufactured by the German Umarex. This gun has a full metal body with plastic grips SW Combat. Five-shot drum is made of a metal alloy. Single and Double Action system.

Film

Title Character Actor Note Air Date
The Polar Bear (Der Eisbär) Florian Lukas Reza 1998
The Polar Bear (Der Eisbär) Benno Fürmann Fabian 1998

Television

Title Character Actor Note Air Date
Justified - Season 2 Kaitlyn Dever Loretta McCready "Bloody Harlan" (S2E13) 2010
Justified - Season 4 Ethan Jamieson Milo Truth "Where's Waldo?" (S4E02) 2013
Justified - Season 4 Joelle Carter Ava Crowder "Peace of Mind" (S4E12) 2013
Justified - Season 5 Walton Goggins Boyd Crowder "Shot All to Hell" (S5E05) 2014
Kriminálka Staré mesto II. Peter Varga Jaroslav Hála Nickel plated, S2E1 2013


Smith & Wesson Model 38/49

Smith & Wesson Model 49 - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 38, aluminum-alloy-framed version of Model 49 - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Nickel Plated Model 38 (Airweight version) with Pearl Grips - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Bodyguard with longer barrel

The Smith & Wesson Model 38/49 "Bodyguard" is a Model 36 that has a "Camel Hump" hammer shroud used to prevent clothing snag, as the hammer is concealed in the shroud. The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard was unusual in that the alloy framed "Airweight" version was released first, as the Smith & Wesson Airweight Bodyguard, in 1955. In 1957 Smith & Wesson introduced a new model numbering system, with the Airweight Bodyguard becoming the Model 38. The steel-framed Bodyguard, the Model 49, was not introduced until 1959, unusual in that most Airweights were preceded by their steel counterparts. For the new polymer framed Bodyguard see Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Billion Dollar Brain 1967
Machine Gun McCain John Cassavetes Hank McCain 1969
Violent City Charles Bronson Jeff Heston 1970
Violent City Jill Ireland Vanessa Shelton 1970
The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (Le retour du grand blond) Pierre Richard François Perrin 1974
Fear over the City (Peur sur la ville) Jean-Paul Belmondo Commissaire Jean Letellier 1975
Moonraker Leila Shenna Hostess Private Jet 1979
Moonraker Jean-Pierre Castaldi Pilot Private Jet 1979
Umbrella Coup (Le Coup du parapluie) Valérie Mairesse Sylvette 1980
Jagged Edge Glenn Close Teddy Barnes nickel-plated, pearl grips 1980
The Big Easy Dennis Quaid Detective Lt. Remy McSwain 1987
Red Heat Gretchen Palmer Hooker 1988
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Andrew Dice Clay Ford Fairlane nickel-plated, pearl grips 1990
Hoffa Danny DeVito Bobby Ciaro 1992
Little Odessa Tim Roth Joshua Shapira 1994
Little Odessa Edward Furlong Reuben Shapira 1994
Last Man Standing (1995) Sam Shamshak Bob Parry Nickel plated 1995
Last Man Standing (1995) A fake FBI agent 1995
The Family Man Don Cheadle Cash 2000
Red Dragon Edward Norton Will Graham 2002
The Job Daryl Hannah CJ March 2003
Black Dynamite Nicole Sullivan First Lady Pat Nixon nickel-plated 2009

Television

Title/Episode Actor Character Note Date
Miami Vice Philip Michael Thomas Detective Ricardo Tubbs 1984-1989
Sledge Hammer! Anne-Marie Martin Det. Dori Doreau 1986-1988
Kommissar Rex - Season 1 Tobias Moretti Richard Moser 1994
Kommissar Rex - Season 1 Karl Markovics Ernst Stockinger 1994
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei 1996-


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