Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek is the classic science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry and starred William Shatner as James T. Kirk, the captain of the USS Enterprise, an interstellar starship on a five-year mission to seek out new worlds and new civilizations. The series only ran for three seasons from 1966-1969, but its cult fan following and its subsequently continual airing in syndication helped to spawn a feature film series in addition to the creation of four more television series. While the crew mostly used futuristic "phaser" weapons, they did encounter several worlds patterned after time periods in Earth history, where many real world firearms were featured. In order to differentiate itself from its many spinoffs, the series is also known as Star Trek: The Original Series.
The following weapons were used in the television series Star Trek: The Original Series:
Colt 1921AC Thompson
In "A Piece of the Action" (S2E17), the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise arrive on the planet Sigma Iotia II and find that the inhabitants have styled their entire culture based on a book describing 1920's-era Chicago gangs (cultural contamination left by the crash of the U.S.S. Horizon), and have even armed themselves with copies of the Colt 1921AC Thompson submachine gun. When Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Lt. Commander Spock (Leonard Nimoy) go down to the surface, they don disguises to blend in with the inhabitants, arming themselves with "Tommy guns" as well. The Colt 1921AC Thompsons were supplied by Stembridge Gun Rentals.
Danish Madsen M50 Submachine guns
- Season 2, Episode 25: "Bread and Circuses" - Members of the Roman Security forces carry Madsen M50 submachine guns.
In "Patterns of Force" (S2E21), the MP40 appears as the standard submachine gun carried by the Ekosian Soldiers, modeling themselves after 1940's Germany. This weapon is seen in the hands of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy while in disguise and then specifically used by Melakon (Skip Homeier) to shoot at a broadcast room where the Fuehrer John Gill (David Brian) was speaking.
Colt Model 1903
- Season 2, Episode 17: "A Piece of the Action" - some of the gun molls on the street have what appears to be Colt M1903 pistols in their oversized leg holsters. This educated guess is based on glimpses of the pistols.
In "A Piece of the Action" (S2E17), the M1911 is seen used multiple times in the episode, most notably being used by one of Oxmyx's thugs, on Bella Oxmyx's gun wall, and in Kirk's hands near the end. Note: these are not M1911A1 variants, most notably by the flat mainspring housing.
- Season 2, Episode 21: "Patterns of Force" - the Walther P38 appears as the standard sidearm used by Ekosian officers (who have adopted identical uniforms and symbolism of the Nazi party in 1930s Germany), mostly seen in clamshell holsters on duty belts, but specifically used by Zeon infiltrator Isak (Richard Evans). Both Kirk and Spock are seen holding Walthers in the episode.
Belgian Dueling pistols
Belgian Dueling pistols are in a custom case on Trelane's fireplace mantle in "The Squire of Gothos" (S1E17). Later he offers the pistols to Kirk for a duel. The Belgian made Dueling Pistols are of the French style, and were usually offered as either flintlock or percussion capped firearms, these were retrofitted as rolling block actions, i.e. breach load single shot. The slabs on the side of the wood where the lock mechanism (the hammer, (pan and frizzen for flintlocks) or (nipple for percussion cap)) would be, are noticeably blank, and the rolling block mechanism can be seen directly behind the barrel. They were provided to the show by Ellis Mercantile and were chambered in .38 short cartridge. (thanks to GM45 & PhoenixEnt)
Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless
In "A Piece of the Action" (S2E17), a Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless appears to be the revolver carried by Bela Oxmyx's gun moll. The pistol has an ivory grip and is kept in her thigh holster.
Single Action Army
- Season 3, Episode 6: "Spectre of the Gun" - the crew of the Enterprise arrive at the planet Melkot on a mission to establish diplomatic relations with the inhabitants, only to find themselves transported to a recreation of the ancient American west where they are to die in a reenactment of the infamous "OK Corral" shootout as punishment for trespassing on Melkotian territory. The simulated characters and the protagonists are all armed with Single Action Army revolvers, Marshall Wyatt Earp (Ron Soble) should be armed with a 12-inch Buntline Special version but all of the characters in the episode carry "Artillery" models with 5.5-inch barrels. What made this episode controversial at the time (and even now) is the depiction of the Earps as the villains and the "Cowboys" (aka McLaurys & Clantons) as the 'good guys', though history generally portrays the roles as being reversed.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
- Season 1, Episode 15: "Shore Leave" - Lt. Hikaru Sulu (George Takei) finds a Smith & Wesson Model 10, he refers to it as a "an old time Police Special", and test fires it on the planet, causing Kirk and the others to come running. Sulu mentions that this particular gun was 'missing from his collection', which implied that the character was a gun collector. Kirk later uses the revolver to shoot down the charging 'knight' that spears Doctor McCoy.
- Season 1, Episode 19: "Tomorrow is Yesterday" - USAF APs (Air Police) carry the S&W Model 10 revolver in their duty holsters. One of the AP Staff Sergeants (E5) (Hal Lynch) is accidentally transported to the USS Enterprise with his Model 10 revolver drawn before Dr. McCoy takes it away from him. Note: He should have the Model 15, since that revolver was the standard issue for USAF Air Police and Security Police from 1962 until the late 1980s, but as evident in the screencaps, his revolver has fixed sights, thus indicating it is a Model 10. Lt Col Fellini (Ed Peck) and Captain John Christopher (Roger Perry) handle them as well.
Colt Police Positive
- Season 2, Episode 21: "Patterns of Force" - A Colt Police Positive revolver is used by Daras (Valora Noland) and then by Spock.
Double Barreled shotgun
In "A Piece of the Action" (S2E17), a gangster can be seen with a short barreled side by side shotgun. In "Spectre of the Gun" (S3E06), a double barreled western shotgun is seen several times, once in the possession of Kirk and the others and ultimately used by Doc Holliday during the fight at the O.K. Corral.
Browning M2 Aircraft (mockup)
In "Shore Leave" (S1E15), a Japanese Zero (in reality a repainted Grumman F6F Hellcat) appears to be armed with mocked-up Browning M2 Aircraft machine guns as it strafes Lt. Rodriguez (Perry Lopez) and Angela Martine (Barbara Baldavin).
Smoothbore Flintlock Muskets (mocked up from Trapdoor Springfield)
In "A Private Little War" (S2E19), what are supposed to be flintlock smoothbore muskets are provided to the enemy faction on the planet Neural, when the Klingons seek to disrupt the balance of power. The Klingon Krell (Ned Romero) explains that the Klingons will eventually introduce better weapons technology like 'rifling' to make the long guns more 'accurate'. The muskets are actually Trapdoor Springfield Rifles that have been restocked and the lock plates reworked to look like a flintlock. This was a common occurrence in the early days of movies and TV production as it allowed the use of a metallic cartridge blank round.