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X-Files, The - Season 1
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Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel FOX
Genre Science-Fiction
Investigative Thriller
Broadcast September 10, 1993 - May 13, 1994
No. of Episodes 24
Main Cast
Character Actor
Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Dana Scully Gillian Anderson


The X-Files premiered on Friday, September 10, 1993 on FOX, amidst some doubt over the viability of the series' nature. The show was developed by Chris Carter, who, after becoming interested in stories of purported alien abductions and government coverup-type incidents (such as Watergate), formed the concept of a darker investigative-type show touching on such aspects and other, more supernatural facets, featuring elements from such titles as The Twilight Zone and Kolchak: The Night Stalker, as well as the recent hit film The Silence of the Lambs. After his first pitch to the network was rejected, he re-worked the pilot into network approval with help from Daniel Sackheim, then a producer for Law & Order.

The main stars ultimately chosen were an interesting pairing: David Duchovny - an LA actor more inclined towards feature film work, who, by that time, had appeared in smaller, generally lesser-known parts (his recurring role in Twin Peaks arguably being the sole notable instance), and Gillian Anderson - a then 24-year old actress with considerable theater experience but little familiarity with film or TV productions. Also interesting was their characterization, with Chris Carter opting to go against known typecasts and setting up the male character, Mulder, as the 'believer' and Scully, the female, as the 'skeptic' (Ironically, those qualities are reversed for Duchovny and Anderson in reality). Carter, despite being a California native, opted to have the series filmed on-location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, primarily due to its' considerable amount of surrounding forestry (and the atmosphere it provided).

The first season ran for 24 episodes from September 1993 to May 1994. Though all done in-sequence, the episodes consisted entirely of 'one-and-done' stories, with no real over-arcing storyline(s) nor any long-term story planning. Subsequently, as the show formed what would be its' main background mythology (regarding a combined government and alien conspiracy) and developed actual 'arcs' pertaining thereto, the show would continue featuring unrelated single-episode stories, which would be known as 'Monster of the Week' episodes. In addition, many guest actors in the first season, intended only for minor characters with few or only even single appearances, would have their characters become major roles throughout the rest of the series. Among these would be Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), the administrative head of the X-Files unit (and as such, Mulder and Scully's direct superior), in a major recurring role and ultimately as a starring regular in the ninth season and tenth season revival; Mulder's consulting conspiracy-theorist group, 'The Lone Gunmen', who would later be featured in numerous episodes and would also have their own short-lived spin-off series; and most notably, the pilot's considerably minor 'Smoking Man' character (William B. Davis), who would greatly evolve and expand to become the series' principal antagonist. The setup of much of the show's background and secondary characters in these early years was due to the influence of writing duo Glen Morgan and James Wong, who would go on to develop their own series Space: Above and Beyond.


The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series The X-Files:

Contents


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Note on episode numbers

The original pilot episode of the show featured its own unique production number (1x79), with the episode following the pilot listed with the production number '1x01' and all other subsequent episodes produced and numbered in sequence accordingly (1x01, 1x02, 1x03, etc). As such, on most 'official' sites (including IMDB), the pilot (which is the season's first episode) is listed simply as "Pilot" and/or as episode "0" (S1E00), while the following episode listed as episode "1" (S1E01) after its production number 1x01 despite technically being the second episode aired in the season, and so forth. This manner of numbering/listing the first season episodes is followed on this page, explaining why the pilot is listed as 'S1E00' as well as why subsequent episode numbers appear "off" by one. This situation is unique to the first season only, as episodes of subsequent seasons on other pages (as well as here on IMFDB) are numbered/listed sequentially by air-order as is typical with other shows.

Pistols

Taurus PT92

Early in the first season, FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) carries a Taurus PT92 as his sidearm. He carries the weapon beginning in "Pilot" (S1E00) until last carrying it in "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04). Mulder fired the Taurus only once during this time - in "Conduit" (S1E03) - to chase away a pack of wolves. A PT92 is also notably seen wielded by a member of the Arctic Ice Core expedition in "Ice" (S1E07), though later it becomes an actual Beretta 92FS. Taurus PT92s are also seen carried throughout the earlier seasons of the show by police and government officers as well as soldiers and military personnel as a Beretta M9 substitute.

Taurus PT92AF - 9x19mm
Special Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) draws his Taurus PT92 in the first episode of the series, "Pilot" (S1E00).
A Military Police Lieutenant enters a room with a Taurus PT92 (substituting for the military-issue Beretta M9) at the beginning of "Deep Throat" (S1E01).
Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) fires off a round from his PT92 in "Conduit" (S1E03).
An expedition crew member wields a Taurus PT92 near the beginning of "Ice" (S1E07).

Glock 19

After a few episodes in the first season, Mulder switches his sidearm to a Glock 19, which he carries for the remainder of the season - From "Shadows" (S1E05) to the season finale "The Erlenmeyer Flask" (S1E23), with the exception of a single scene in "Ghost in the Machine" (S1E06). A Glock 19 is carried by Claude Peterson (Blu Mankuma), an undercover government agent posing as a building engineer in that scene in "Ghost in the Machine" (Likely Duchovny's Glock, which would explain why he uses a different gun for only that particular sequence). Scully also briefly handles Mulder's Glock (unloading it) in "Ice" (S1E07). Mulder's pistol is a second generation Glock, identified by the checkering on the front and rear straps of the pistol grip. In "Tooms" (S1E20), Mulder loses his Glock in a narrow escalator maintenance tunnel, the first instance in which he loses his sidearm. Glock 19s are also seen throughout the season wielded by police and government officers and military personnel, notably several of the elite recovery soldiers in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
On the left is Special Agent Fox Mulder with his Glock 19 first seen in the show holstered here in "Shadows" (S1E05).
Claude Peterson (Blu Mankuma) holds a Glock 19 on Mulder in "Ghost in the Machine" (S1E06).
Claude Peterson (Blu Mankuma) with his Glock 19 in "Ghost in the Machine" (S1E06).
Mulder (David Duchovny) brandishes his Glock 19 in "Ice" (S1E07).
The elite recovery team leader with a Glock 19 in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).
Agent Mulder holds up his Glock 19 in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).
Mulder with his Glock 19 in "Fire" (S1E11).
Special Agent Mulder (David Duchovny) draws his Glock 19 in "Darkness Falls" (S1E19).

Bernardelli Model 60

Early in the first season, FBI Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) carries a Bernardelli Model 60 .32 ACP pocket pistol as her sidearm. She carries the weapon beginning in "Pilot" (S1E00) until "Ghost In The Machine" (S1E06). The pistol is a single-action straight-blowback weapon with a frame-mounted manual safety. The Model 60 was introduced in 1959, the magazine release is located at the butt of the pistol grip. It features a "VB" logo (Vincenzo Bernardelli) on the left grip. Scully's Model 60 has brown grips.

Bernardelli Model 60 - .32 ACP
The Bernardelli Model 60 pistol, seen on the floorboard of a car with smashed door glass in "Deep Throat" (S1E01).
Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) aims her Bernardelli Model 60 in "Deep Throat" (S1E01).
Scully draws her Bernardelli in "Squeeze" (S1E02}.
The Bernardelli seen here in its holster in "Conduit" (S1E03), along with Nokia 101 cell phone and M-100 Smith & Wesson handcuffs.
Special Agent Scully (Gillian Anderson) wields her Bernardelli Model 60 in "Ghost in the Machine" (S1E06). This is the last episode in which the weapon is seen.

Manurhin PPK

After a few episodes in the season, Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) switches to a Manurhin PPK .32 ACP as her sidearm. The Manurhin PPK is a French clone of the German Walther PPK made under the license of Walther. Scully carries the weapon starting in "Ice" (S1E07) and carries it for the remainder of the season. In "Fallen Angel" (S1E09) the Manurhin PPK had a misfeed, perhaps because Scully didn't rack the slide with enough fervor. Scully's PPK is also taken and briefly used by an FBI agent (possessed by the reincarnated spirit of a career criminal) in "Lazarus" (S1E14).

Manurhin PPK, a French-made clone of the German Walther PPK - .32 ACP
Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) draws her Manurhin PPK in "Ice" (S1E07), the first episode in which carries the gun.
Scully prepares to enter a room with PPK at the ready in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09). Note the misfeed in the pistol after Scully racked the slide.
Scully enters with her PPK in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09). Note how the slide is now properly in-battery in this scene, despite it taking place immediately after the preceding scene (previous screencap).
Closeup of the Manurhin-made PPK in "Fire" (S1E11). The Manurhin markings are visible on the front of the slide in this image.
Scully (Gillian Anderson) wields her PPK in "Fire" (S1E11).
A possessed Special Agent Jack Willis (Christopher Allport) holds Scully's PPK on her in "Lazarus" (S1E14).
Scully's Manurhin PPK holstered in "Young at Heart" (S1E15). Marked 'LIC. WALTHER PPK' on the bottom of the grips.
Special Agent Scully wields her Manurhin PPK in "Young at Heart" (S1E15).

M1911A1

Standard M1911A1 pistols are seen occasionally throughout the series. One with parkerized finish is seen held on Tommy (Callum Keith Rennie) in "Lazarus" (S1E14) by Jack Willis (Christopher Allport). What appears to be a stainless (or possibly nickel) M1911A1 is seen in the hands of an Atlantic City Police SWAT officer in "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04).

Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1.
An M1911A1 is held on Tommy (Callum Keith Rennie) in "Lazarus" (S1E14).
Remington Rand manufactured Satin Nickel M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
An Atlantic City PD SWAT officer wields what appears to be a stainless M1911A1 in "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04). To the left is another SWAT officer with a Colt Commando variant.

Beretta 92FS

A Beretta 92FS is briefly seen in an evidence bag in "Ice" (S1E07), which is a continuity error, as the pistol was previously a Taurus PT92 (see above). The pistol is ripped out of its bag and fired once by Dr. Nancy Da Silva (Felicity Huffman) on a psychotic rampage, before she is tackled by Mulder.

Beretta 92FS pistols would subsequently be seen numerous times throughout the series.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
A Beretta 92FS is seen in a bag in "Ice" (S1E07). This is a continuity error as the pistol seen earlier was a Taurus PT92. It can be noted as an actual Beretta due to the slide-mounted safety and Beretta logo on the grips.
Quick shot of Dr. Nancy Da Silva (Felicity Huffman) pulling the Beretta in "Ice" (S1E07).

Reck Miami 92F

In "Lazarus" (S1E14), FBI Special Agent Jack Willis (Christopher Allport) notably uses what appears to be a Beretta 92FS, but close inspection reveals that his pistol is actually the Reck Miami 92F, a blank-firing replica of the Beretta 92F manufactured by Umarex. It is recognizable by the filled-in hammer and the fact that when fired at the range, the shell casings it ejects are silver 9mm PAK blanks. This gun is also used by female career criminal Lula Phillips (Cec Verrell) in the same episode. Reck Miami replicas would appear several other times throughout the season, being used by FBI agents and police officers. 'The Crew-Cut Man', AKA 'The Cleaner' (Lindsey Ginter) also wields a possible Miami 92F replica in the season finale "The Erlenmeyer Flask" (S1E23), notably using it near the episode's conclusion. The use of a replica Beretta is rather unusual, since a real Beretta 92FS appears in "Ice" (S1E07) (see above).

Reck Miami 92F, black finish - 9mm P.A.K. blanks
To the left, what appears to be a Reck Miami 92F is seen in the hands of an FBI agent in "Squeeze" (S1E02)
Special Agent Jack Willis (Christopher Allport) aims his Reck Miami 92F at a bank robber at the beginning of "Lazarus" (S1E14).
Willis fires his Miami 92F at a range in "Lazarus" (S1E14). Note here that he fires the weapon left-handed, when he had previously fired it right-handed (as shown in the previous screencap) - This is a minor plot reference in the episode, as the spirit of the slain bank robber is reincarnated in the agents body, and the robber was left-handed.
Lula Phillips (Cec Verrell) holds the Miami 92F on Scully in "Lazarus" (S1E14).
The Miami 92F is picked up in "Lazarus" (S1E14). Notice that the hammer has no hole, which is a telltale sign of the Miami Reck 92F replica Beretta.
A police officer fires a Beretta at a fleeing suspect near the beginning of the season finale "The Erlenmeyer Flask" (S1E23). This also appears to be the Reck Miami 92F.

Smith & Wesson 3904

For a single scene in "Ghost in the Machine" (S1E06), instead of the Glock 19, Mulder carries what best appears to be a Smith & Wesson 3904, which he is seen unloading at gunpoint. The pistol features several characteristics of an early 3rd generation S&W semiauto, notably the slightly curved backstrap, wraparound grips and squared-off trigger guard. It is not a Smith & Wesson 5904 as was previously listed, due to what appears to be a lack of frame bulge and the smaller single-stack magazine.

Smith & Wesson 3904 - 9x19mm
Mulder removes his Smith & Wesson 3904 in "Ghost in the Machine" (S1E06).
Agent Mulder (David Duchovny) ejects the magazine from his 3904 in "Ghost in the Machine" (S1E06).

Beretta 'Cheetah'

Beretta Cheetah pistols are seen several times in Season 1, some being wielded by FBI and government agents. A Beretta Cheetah is also seen used by Dr. Sally Kendrick / 'Eve 6' (Harriet Harris) in "Eve" (S1E10). Another Beretta Cheetah is used by Dr. Frank Nolette (James Sloyan), an aeronautical scientist, in "Roland" (S1E22).

Beretta 84 (earlier version with round trigger guard) - .380 ACP
On the left, a Beretta 'Cheetah'-series pistol wielded by an FBI agent in "Squeeze" (S1E02).
Dr. Sally Kendrick / 'Eve 6' (Harriet Harris) wields a Beretta Cheetah in "Eve" (S1E10).
Dr. Kendrick / 'Eve 6' fires her Cheetah in "Eve" (S1E10).
Dr. Frank Nolette (James Sloyan) wields a Beretta Cheetah in "Roland" (S1E22).

Desert Eagle

A polished nickel Desert Eagle is seen as the sidearm of US Air Force Colonel Calvin Henderson (Marshall Bell), the elite recovery unit commander in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09). It is only seen in his holster, and never used.

A matte stainless Desert Eagle MK I - .357 Magnum. The weapon pictured here is an actual movie gun (from the inventory of Weapons Specialists, Ltd. in New York) and has appeared in several motion pictures.
Colonel Calvin Henderson (Marshall Bell) carries a polished nickel Desert Eagle holstered in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).

SIG-Sauer P226

What appears to be a SIG-Sauer P226 is seen used by 'The Crew-Cut Man' AKA 'The Cleaner' (Lindsey Ginter) in the season finale "The Erlenmeyer Flask" (S1E23)

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
What appears to be a SIG P226 is wielded by a gas mask-wearing 'Crew Cut Man' (Lindsey Ginter) in "The Erlenmeyer Flask" (S1E23).

Stainless Semiauto Pistol

A stainless semiauto is seen carried by 'Deep Throat' (Jerry Hardin) at the conclusion of "E.B.E." (S1E16). The pistol appears to have a hooked trigger guard similar to an early-version Smith & Wesson 5906.

Early Model Smith & Wesson 5906 - 9x19mm. The early model 5906 pistols had the finger step trigger guard, but they changed it to the rounded trigger guard for 'ease of production'.
A stainless semiauto pistol is seen carried (in the right hand) by Deep Throat here in "E.B.E." (S1E16). Sadly there is no better showing of the gun. In his left hand is Mulder's Glock 19.

Revolvers

Taurus Model 66

Various Taurus Model 66 revolvers appear occasionally throughout the earlier seasons of the series. A 6" barreled stainless Taurus Model 66 is wielded by a genetically regenerated and altered convicted killer (previously taken down by Mulder) near the conclusion of "Young at Heart" (S1E15).

Taurus Model 66 revolver, Stainless Steel, 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
Genetically-altered convicted killer John Barnett (Alan Boyce) holds a woman hostage with a Taurus revolver in "Young at Heart" (S1E15).

Ruger Speed Six Snub

What appears best to be a snub-nosed Ruger Speed Six is seen twice in the season - First in "Ice" (S1E07) wielded by one of the Arctic Ice Core expedition crew members in a standoff with another crew member armed with a Taurus PT92, and then near the conclusion of "Born Again" (S1E21), where it is brandished by a Buffalo police detective.

Ruger Speed Six with blued finish and 2.75-inch barrel - .357 Magnum
An expedition crew member aims a snub-nosed Ruger Speed Six in "Ice" (S1E07).
Detective Fiore (Brian Markinson) wields his Ruger Speed Six Snub in "Born Again" (S1E21).

Colt Python

A police officer is seen wielding a Colt Python in "Eve" (S1E10).

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
A Colt Python is drawn by a police officer in "Eve" (S1E10).
The officer conducts an entry with his Colt Python revolver in-hand in "Eve" (S1E10).

Ruger Blackhawk

What appears to be a Ruger Blackhawk revolver is carried by Indian Reservation Sheriff Charles Tskany (Michael Horse) in "Shapes" (S1E18)

Ruger Blackhawk - .44 Magnum. This is the original Flat-top Blackhawk, though shooting .44 Magnum hot loads proved painful to users of this revolver, so Ruger eventually beefed up the frame, made it all steel and changed the trigger guard, coining the new modified Blackhawk to be the "Super Blackhawk".
On the left, Sheriff Charles Tskany (Michael Horse) draws his revolver in "Shapes" (S1E18).

Unknown Revolver

An unknown revolver is seen wielded by a New Jersey state trooper near the beginning of "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04).

A search party consisting of New Jersey state troopers and deputized citizens surround a cave in a flashback sequence at the beginning of "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04). The revolver is just barely seen to the left.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Numerous Heckler & Koch MP5A3s are seen throughout the series. Upon closer inspection, the weapons seen in Season 1 are actually Tokyo Marui spring-powered airsoft guns. These are wielded by police tactical officers and government agents, as well as military and black-ops personnel. They are notably seen carried by several of the elite recovery soldiers in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm
An elite soldier with his Heckler & Koch MP5A3 in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).
An 'MP5A3' is put down as an elite recovery soldier sets up explosive charges in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09). Note that this is clearly an airsoft gun, discernible by the plastic finish.

Heckler & Koch MP5K (Mocked up Kimel AP-9)

What appear to be Heckler & Koch MP5Ks are seen used by government agents and military/black-ops personnel. In reality, these are not real MP5Ks; but rather mock-ups built on the bolt carrier and magazine well of a Kimel AP-9, because the armorers in British Columbia did not have genuine MP5Ks during the 1990s. The same guns have also appeared in the film Crying Freeman and the series M.A.N.T.I.S. and The Outer Limits. These weapons would continue to be seen throughout the Vancouver-produced seasons of the series (Seasons 1-5).

AA Arms/Kimel Industries AP-9 Pistol - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5KN for comparison - 9x19mm
A Military Police officer wields an MP5K mockup at the beginning of "Deep Throat" (S1E01).

M91S

M91S machine pistols are seen used by the elite recovery soldiers in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09). These custom-built weapons have been featured in several films and TV shows produced in British Columbia; The X-Files is notable as one of the earliest on-screen appearances of the weapons.

M91S (short-barreled version) as seen in the film Crying Freeman.
Two recovery team soldiers disperse from a truck armed with the M91S in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09); the one on the left has a barrel shroud attached.
On the right, the M91S is wielded by an elite solider in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09). This one has the barrel shroud attached.

Assault Rifles / Carbines

Colt Model 715 / Olympic Arms K4B

Due to the series' filming in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for the first five seasons, most of the M16-type rifles seen throughout this period were Colt Model 715s, or, more likely, the Olympic Arms K4B equivalent, which seems to be favored by the Canadian armorers. These weapons generally appeared in the hands of US military personnel as an M16A2 stand-in, particularly in the episodes "Deep Throat" (S1E01) and "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).

Olympic Arms K4B (Note however, that Olympic Arms did not name their rifles with the 'K' designation until after the 1990s) with A2 handguards, heavy barrel and "Stowaway" pistol grip - 5.56x45mm. This rifle is very similar to the Colt Model 715, but is distinguished by the "Stowaway" grip, a feature often found on Olympic Arms AR-15 rifles made in the 1990s. Rifles similar to this one are frequently seen in productions filmed in British Columbia.
A Military Police officer charges forward with a Colt Model 715/Olympic Arms K4B M16 variant at the beginning of "Deep Throat" (S1E01)
An Air Force guard with his 715/K4B rifle in "Deep Throat" (S1E01).
Soldiers conduct maintenance on their rifles in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09). The field-stripped rifle held by the soldier in front is an AR-15 SP1 fitted with M16A2 hand guards (note the lack of a forward assist, shell deflector, and lack of "fencing" around the magazine release, all tell-tale signs of an AR-15 SP1). The soldier sitting on the barrels is armed with an Olympic Arms K4B copy of the Colt Model 715 (it is identifiable by the "Stowaway" pistol grip, a feature unique to Olympic Arms rifles and carbines).
A soldier stands guard in the background with a Colt 715/OA K4B rifle in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).
Near the conclusion of "E.B.E." (S1E16), an MP guard is briefly seen hurrying along armed with either a Colt Model 715 or Olympic Arms K4B.

Colt Model 733 / Olympic Arms K3B 'Commando'

Several episodes in Season 1 feature appearances of Colt "Commando"-type carbines, usually in the hands of military personnel and SWAT officers. There's a great close-up of one of these weapons at the beginning of "Deep Throat" (S1E01). The weapons feature A1E1 receivers (noted by the A1-sights, forward assist, brass deflector and full magazine fence), however these are not Model 733s, as these weapons feature what seem to be very short (Roughly 10") barrels, shorter than the M733's 11.5" barrel. Most likely, these are Olympic Arms K3B carbines that had their barrels cut down, given that the A1E1 receiver style was common on Olympic Arms rifles and carbines made in the 1990s.

Colt Model 733 'M16A2 Commando' - 5.56x45mm. This is a 'shorty' version of the Model 723 / 'M16A2 Carbine', with 11.5" barrel instead of the 723's 14.5" barrel(s). This particular weapon is configured much like those seen in the series (and indeed, like Canadian Colt ARs), with A1E1 upper receiver (forward assist and case deflector with A1 sights).
A Military Police officer aims his Colt Commando in "Deep Throat" (S1E01). This closeup provides good detail of the weapon.
On the left, an Atlantic City SWAT officer wields a Colt Commando variant in "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04).

Colt AR-15 SP1 (Mocked Up as M16A2)

Throughout the show, especially in earlier seasons, US military personnel are armed with Colt AR-15 SP1 rifles fitted with M16A1-style flash hiders as well as M16A2-style hand guards, standing in for the M16A2 service rifles that the soldiers should be using in real life. You can tell because the receivers of the guns don't have the "fencing" around the magazine release, plus they lack the A2-style rear sights, shell deflectors, and forward assists. These are not seen fired, but they can be full auto conversions since armorers in both Canada and the US picked up many SP1 conversions during the 1970s and 1980s. These weapons are notably seen wielded by military recovery personnel in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with A2 style handguards used to impersonate the M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
Soldiers conduct maintenance on their rifles in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09). The field-stripped rifle held by the soldier in front is an AR-15 SP1 fitted with M16A2 hand guards (note the lack of a forward assist, shell deflector, and lack of "fencing" around the magazine release, all tell-tale signs of an AR-15 SP1). The soldier sitting on the barrels is armed with an Olympic Arms K4B copy of the Colt Model 715 (it is identifiable by the "Stowaway" pistol grip, a feature unique to Olympic Arms rifles and carbines).
A soldier dismounts from a jeep with an AR-15 SP1 mock up in-hand in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).

Muzzelite MZ14 Bullpup

A Muzzelite MZ14 Bullpup (The bullpup configuration for the Ruger Mini-14) is seen wielded by at least one of the elite recovery soldiers in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09). The rifle was probably chosen due to its 'futuristic' look as portrayed in such feature films such as 1990's Total Recall.

Ruger Mini-14 in a Muzzelite MZ14 Bullpup stock - 5.56x45mm
A soldier jumps out of the truck with his MZ14 Bullpup.

Rifles

M1 Garand

Standard M1 Garand rifles are seen in two instances in the show's first season. One is wielded by a deputized citizen as part of a search party near the beginning of "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04). Another is seen in the hands of an honor guard member at the conclusion of "Space" (S1E08).

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
A deputized citizen hurries along with his M1 Garand in "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04).
An honor guard member with an M1 Garand in "Space" (S1E08).

Sporterized Mauser 98k

What appears to be a sporterized Karabiner 98k bolt-action rifle variant is seen wielded by a New Jersey state trooper in a flashback near the beginning of "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04). What appears to be another sporterized Mauser is used by a rancher at the beginning of "Shapes" (S1E18).

Mauser Karabiner 98k Sporter - 7.92x57mm
On the right, a state trooper wields what appears to be a sporterized Mauser in a flashback sequence in "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04).
The rancher searches the barn with his rifle at the beginning of "Shapes" (S1E18).

Winchester Model 1894

What appears to be a Winchester Model 1894 lever-action rifle (or clone/copy) is seen carried by Ish (Jimmy Herman), a Native American wise man, in "Shapes" (S1E18).

Winchester 1894 - .30-30
Ish gets to his feet with his lever-action rifle in "Shapes" (S1E18).

Remington 700PSS

An FBI tactical agent/sharpshooter is seen with a Remington 700PSS in "Lazarus" (S1E14).

Remington 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod - .300 Winchester Magnum
An FBI sharpshooter with his Remington 700PSS in "Lazarus" (S1E14).

Ruger Super Redhawk (Mocked up to resemble the KAC Revolver Rifle)

In "Lazarus" (S1E14), an FBI sniper is armed with what appears to be a Knight's Armament Revolver Rifle. This rifle is actually a mock-up built on a Ruger Super Redhawk revolver that was fitted with a carbine length bull barrel, scope, bipod, and a black synthetic buttstock. The weapon was originally built by Felcan Enterprises for the film Another Stakeout, but would subsequently be re-used on countless other productions filmed in Vancouver, including The Sentinel, Supernatural and Psych, in addition to The X-Files. Since the real Knight's Revolver Rifle also used a Ruger Super Redhawk as a base gun, this method for creating the mockup approximated the production method for the original weapon.

Ruger Super Redhawk - .44 Magnum
Knight's Armament Revolver Rifle - .30 Caliber
A FBI sniper sets up with his rifle in "Lazarus" (S1E14). This appears to be the same mockup used in the film Another Stakeout.

Heckler & Koch HK770

What appears to be a Heckler & Koch HK770 is seen wielded by a trucker in "Eve" (S1E10).

Heckler & Koch HK770 - 7.62x51mm
The trucker steps out with his HK770 rifle in "Eve" (S1E10).
The trucker wields his rifle in "Eve" (S1E10).

Shotguns

Mossberg 500 (Numerous Variants)

Several types of Mossberg 500 shotguns are seen throughout the season - Due to the number of different variants, they will be sub-divided within this section. Note that it is possible some of these might actually be the lower-priced Maverick 88 models, as the show rarely gives good showings of the weapons' receivers (the safety placement being the only readily distinguishable difference between the two) and actual Maverick 88s are seen used in the show as well.

Mossberg 500 'Persuader'

Several standard riot-model Mossberg 500s, known as 'Persuader' models, are seen throughout the season, and indeed are the most common variant seen. The shotguns are used by numerous police and government agents, as well as seen in the hands of some military personnel.

Mossberg 500 "Persuader" with standard five-shot magazine tube - 12 gauge. This is the most commonly produced version of the 500 series today.
Bellefleur, Oregon Sheriff's Department Detective Miles (Leon Russom) with his Mossberg 500 shotgun in the first episode of the series, "Pilot" (S1E00).
Detective Miles with his Mossberg 500 in "Pilot" (S1E00).
Detective Miles runs through the woods with the Mossberg in "Pilot" (S1E00).
On the left, an Atlantic City SWAT officer with a Mossberg 500 in "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04). Mulder (David Duchovny) is also seen with his Taurus PT92 holstered - This is the last episode in which he carries the pistol.
An MP guard armed with a Mossberg disarms Mulder near the conclusion of "E.B.E." (S1E16).

Mossberg 500AT

Some of the Mossberg shotguns appear to be Mossberg 500AT variants, noted by the wooden foregrip.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
A New Jersey state trooper wields what appears to be a Mossberg 500AT in a flashback sequence near the beginning of "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04). This is an anachronism, as this sequence takes place in 1947; The Mossberg 500 wasn't introduced until 1961.
Sheriff Tskany (Michael Horse) wields a Mossberg 500AT in "Shapes" (S1E18).

Mossberg 500 Bullpup

Mossberg 500 Bullpups are seen used by some of of the elite recovery soldiers in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09). Black-ops units and other government agents would be seen with Mossberg 500 Bullpup shotguns throughout the series.

Mossberg 500 Bullpup with 18.5" Barrel - 12 gauge
Two Mossberg 500 Bullpups are seen here in the hands of two elite recovery soldiers in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).

Mossberg 500 Field

A 'field' variant of the Mossberg 500, with long, ribbed barrel and wooden furniture is seen carried as a main weapon by Steve Humphreys (Tom O'Rourke), a lumber company security chief, in "Darkness Falls" (S1E19).

Mossberg 500A Field Gun with 28" Barrel - 12 gauge
Steve Humphreys picks up his Mossberg 500 Field in "Darkness Falls" (S1E19).
Steve Humphreys (Tom O'Rourke) aims his Mossberg 500 Field in "Darkness Falls" (S1E19).
Humphreys with his Mossberg 500 Field in "Darkness Falls" (S1E19).

Maverick Model 88 'Cruiser'

Several Mossberg-manufactured Maverick Model 88 shotguns (the economy variant of the Mossberg 500) are also seen throughout the show. An FBI agent appears to wield a pistol-gripped 'Cruiser'-style Maverick 88 in "Lazarus" (S1E14). During the opening sequence in "E.B.E." (S1E16), a truck driver is also seen brandishing a Maverick Model 88 shotgun. The gun also appears to be set-up in a 'Cruiser' configuration - Meaning it is fitted a pistol grip and riot-length barrel - However the barrel is ribbed, and the weapon features what appears to be a Choate top-folding stock. It is noted as a Maverick and not a Mossberg 500 due to clear showing of the button-safety located on the front tang of the trigger guard (Actual Mossbergs feature a switch safety at the top-rear of the receiver). The same gun appears to be re-used later in the episode, wielded by a Military Police guard.

Standard Maverick Model 88 with pistol grip - 12 gauge
An FBI agent wields a Maverick Model 88 in "Lazarus" (S1E14).
An FBI agent with a Maverick 88 in "Lazarus" (S1E14).
The Maverick 88 is seen laying on the seat in "E.B.E." (S1E16). The Maverick's safety is clearly visible in this image.
The truck driver pumps the action on his Maverick Model 88 in "E.B.E." (S1E16). The shotgun appears to be fitted with a Choate top-folding stock.
To the left, the same top-folder Maverick shotgun as above appears to be wielded by an MP guard near the conclusion of "E.B.E." (S1E16).

Remington 870

Standard Remington 870s are seen carried by several New Jersey state troopers at the beginning of "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04). Remington 870s would subsequently be seen wielded by other police officers and and government agents throughout the series.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 gauge
A trooper with a Remington 870 in "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04). This is an anachronism, as this sequence takes place in 1947; The Remington 870 wasn't introduced until 1951.

Remington 870 Shorty Custom

A customized Remington 870 is seen wielded by career criminal Warren James Dupre (Jason Schombing) to commit a robbery and attempt to kill an FBI agent at the beginning of "Lazarus" (S1E14). The shotgun features a short barrel and forend featuring a Butler Creek tactical synthetic loop pump-grip, along with a pistol grip and heatshield over the barrel as well as a door-breaching muzzle brake. This is the exact same custom Remington 870 that appeared in the films Timecop, Crying Freeman, and several other movies and TV shows filmed in British Columbia - In this instance, the weapon has been fitted with a pistol grip rather than the combination pistol grip/stock seen in subsequent appearances (undoubtedly, the latter feature was added by the armorers later on).

Remington 870 fitted with Butler Creek Tactical foregrip - 12 gauge
Warren James Dupre loads his customized shorty Remington 870 in "Lazarus" (S1E14). This is likely the same custom weapon seen in the film Timecop, which was filmed in British Columbia around the same time (the shotgun seen here lacks the stock seen in the film).
Dupre brandishes his custom Remington 870 while committing a robbery in "Lazarus" (S1E14). Note the weapon also has a mount on the receiver for a flashlight (As seen in Timecop).
Dupre wields his custom 870 in "Lazarus" (S1E14).

Side-by-Side Double Barreled Shotgun

Several Side-By-Side Double Barrel Shotguns are seen used by police officers and deputized citizens conducting a search party at the beginning of "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04).

Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 gauge
An officer with a Side-by-Side shotgun in "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04).

Over/Under Double Barreled Shotgun

An Over & Under Double Barrel Shotgun is used by a ranch owner to kill a supposed 'wolf monster' (that turns into a regular man) at the beginning at "Shapes" (S1E18).

Browning 5.25 Over/Under Shotgun - 12 gauge
The ranch owner loads his O/U shotgun in "Shapes" (S1E18).

Machine Guns

M60

Standard M60 machine guns are seen used by military personnel, primarily mounted on military Jeeps and HMMWVs, one is notably seen mounted on a M151 MUTT in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).

M60 machine gun with bipod folded - 7.62x51mm NATO
M60 machine gun mounted on a Jeep in "Fallen Angel" (S1E09).

Other

Palmer Cap Chur Long Range Projector

New Jersey Forest Service Ranger Peter Brullet (Michael MacRae) is seen using a Palmer Cap-Chur Long Range Projector to fire tranquilizer darts in "The Jersey Devil" (S1E04).

Palmer Cap-Chur Long-Range Projector w/red dot scope
New Jersey Forest Service Ranger Peter Brullet (Michael MacRae) with his Tranquilizer rifle.
The Ranger with his Tranq rifle next to Mulder.
The Ranger aims his Tranquilizer rifle.

Taser

A Taser is seen fired at the beginning of "The Erlenmeyer Flask" (S1E23).

The Taser is used in "The Erlenmeyer Flask" (S1E23).

Police Photograph Weapons

In "Born Again" (S1E21), a police photograph is viewed, showing what is apparently the confiscated proceeds of a major bust, including a large number of mixed firearms.

The photograph here shows several police officers standing around a table containing a considerable amount of confiscated cash and firearms, several of which are held by the officers in the photo. In the center, the officer holds a Daisy airsoft replica of the Heckler & Koch MP5K. The officer to the far left wields an M16-variant (possibly one of the aforementioned Model 715/K4B rifles) while the officer next to to him (the second to left) holds a Mossberg 500. On the table are numerous semiauto pistols, machine pistols and submachine guns, including the previously mentioned M91S Timecop machine pistol, a Skorpion and a Micro Uzi. Towards the rear of the table, right in front of the officers, is a WWII-era Browning M1919A4 machine gun.


See Also

The X-Files Franchise
Television Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3  •  Season 4  •  Season 5  •  Season 6  •  Season 7  •  Season 8  •  Season 9  •  Season 10
Films Fight the Future (1998)  •  I Want to Believe (2008)



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