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X-Files, The - Season 2
XFCover-S2.jpg
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel FOX
Genre Science-Fiction
Investigative Thriller
Broadcast September 16, 1994 - May 19, 1995
No. of Episodes 25
Main Cast
Character Actor
Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Dana Scully Gillian Anderson


Season 2 of The X-Files premiered on September 16, 1994 and would conclude the following May with 25 episodes, the most of any season in the show. Like Season 1, S2 was also filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. Season 2 started strong, but with a bit of a dilemma - Co-star Gillian Anderson had become pregnant towards the end of the first season, meaning her pregnancy and eventual childbirth would occur during filming of the second season. The question of how this should be handled, both on-screen and off, came to a head. Series creator Chris Carter, who fought considerably with FOX executives to allow Anderson to be cast in the first place (the network had wanted an actress with a broader reach, either by greater recognition or sex appeal), now had to fight again to keep her role from being re-cast. Subsequently, the show ultimately decided to operate around her pregnancy; Behind the screen, Anderson would simply be shown in ways that would not easily reveal her physical changes, while in the story, as the X-Files had been closed down in the previous season's finale, she would be split from working directly with Mulder (limiting her screen appearance somewhat) and then kidnapped and abducted to explain her absence for when she had to finally leave to have her child.

Writing this portion of the season around her pregnancy would result in the shows' first 'arc'; an overreaching story that would span several episodes. This arc would tie-in with the already somewhat-established (and fairly popular with viewers) government/extraterrestrial conspiracy and would introduce new details and intricacies to this aspect - Ultimately it would serve as the cornerstone for much of what would become the show's main mythology going forward. A side-effect of this process was the inclusion of a new character to partially fill Scully's role as a partner to Mulder, who would subsequently become a turncoat and adversary in the show. This role, Alex Krycek, would be filled by Nicholas Lea, who had previously played an unrelated bit part in Season 1. Krycek, like several otherwise limited roles, would grow to become a prominent secondary character throughout the remainder of the series.

Season 2's production would also introduce into the staff Vince Gilligan, a freelance writer and fan of the show who would become a major series writer and producer and pen many of the show's most notable and highly-rated episodes. Gilligan would eventually develop his own highly-regarded AMC series Breaking Bad, featuring, in starring roles, several noted guest actors from The X-Files.


The following weapons were used in Season 2 of the television series The X-Files:

Contents


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Pistols

SIG-Sauer P226

In Season 2, FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) begins carrying a SIG-Sauer P226 as his sidearm. This is notable as the SIG-Sauer P226 was actually the standard-issue sidearm of the FBI at the time. This weapon first appeared in the Season 2 premiere "Little Green Men" (S2E01), when Mulder tried in vain to shoot an alien with his newly-issued P226 (despite SIGs' "Hell and Back" reliability, firearms generally do not function when UFOs are around in The X-Files). Following this episode, Mulder would carry the P226 for the entirety of the season and most of the rest of the series. Some police and government officers would be also be seen with SIG P226s in S2, including a highway patrolman (Steve Makaj) who attempts to apprehend Duane Barry (Steve Railsback) in "Ascension" (S2E06).

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Mulder's SIG-Sauer P226 prop gun and several props. This is a rubber stunt version of the P226 that was carried by David Duchovny in his holster when armorer Tom Felcan was not present on set, or for when the gun needed to be dropped/kicked away.
Special Agent Fox Mulder draws his newly-issued SIG-Sauer P226 in the season opener "Little Green Men" (S2E01). Note that it is possible to see the inner threading within the barrel of the SIG (which is a necessary modification for installation of the blank-firing adapter) and the trimmed down barrel lock-up (another necessary modification for conversion to blank-fire.)
Mulder removes the magazine from his SIG-Sauer P226, trying to ascertain why it fails to fire in the season opener "Little Green Men" (S2E01).
Mulder (David Duchovny) draws his SIG P226 in "Blood" (S2E03).
A highway patrolman (Steve Makaj) draws his SIG P226 on Duane Barry in "Ascension" (S2E06).
Agent Mulder (David Duchovny) with his P226 in "One Breath" (S2E08).
Mulder holds his SIG P226 on the 'Cigarette Smoking Man' AKA 'Cancerman' (William B. Davis) in "One Breath" (S2E08).
Good shot of Agent Mulder's SIG-Sauer P226 as it lays on a table in "One Breath" (S2E08).
Volcanologist Daniel Trepkos (Bradley Whitford) holds Mulder's P226 on Mulder in "Firewalker" (S2E09).
Special Agent Mulder (David Duchovny) wields his SIG P226 in "F. Emasculata" (S2E22).

SIG-Sauer P228

In Season 2, FBI Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) begins carrying a SIG-Sauer P228 as her sidearm. This is also notable as the SIG-Sauer P228, like the aforementioned P226, was also an actual FBI-issue sidearm at the time. Scully is first seen using her P228 in "Blood" (S2E03) and would carry it for the remainder of the season and most of the rest of the series. FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), as well as fellow Agent-turned-antagonist Alex Krycek (Nicholas Lea) are also seen with SIG P228s. Other FBI and government agents on the show are also seen using P228s.

In "Ascension" (S2E06), Duane Barry (Steve Railsback) used Scully's SIG P228 to kill a highway patrolman (Steve Makaj) who tried to apprehend him. Syndicate operative 'The Crew Cut Man' (Lindsey Ginter) briefly uses a P228 in "Red Museum" (S2E10). 'Death fetishist' Donnie Pfaster (Nick Chinlund) is seen handling Scully's P228 in "Irresistible" (S2E13). The Alien Bounty Hunter (Brian Thompson) also briefly held Scully hostage with a SIG-Sauer P228 in "End Game". Mr. 'X' (Steven Williams) also carries a SIG P228 as his weapon, as seen in the episodes "One Breath" (S2E08), "End Game" (S2E17), and "Soft Light" (S2E23). In "One Breath", X describes the gun as a "..High-capacity compact SIG-Sauer .40-caliber weapon.." - The P228 is only available in 9x19mm, so Mr. X did not correctly describe the weapon's caliber (the prop weapon used in the episode is clearly a P228 and not a P229).

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm
Scully's SIG-Sauer P228 prop gun and several props. This is a rubber stunt version of the P228 that was carried by Gillian Anderson in her holster when armorer Tom Felcan was not present on set, or for when the gun needed to be dropped/kicked away.
To the left, Special Agent Dana Scully holds her SIG-Sauer P228 in "Blood" (S2E03), the first episode that the weapon is seen. To the right, Mulder holds his SIG P226.
Alex Krycek (Nicholas Lea) draws his P228 in "Sleepless" (S2E04).
"This high-capacity compact SIG-Sauer .40-caliber weapon is pointed at your head to stress my insistence that your search for who put your partner on that respirator desist immediately!"
'X' (Steven Williams) holds his incorrectly-described P228 on Mulder in "One Breath" (S2E08). In reality, the P229 is the compact SIG pistol chambered in .40 caliber.
A rogue government operative with his SIG P228 in "One Breath" (S2E08).
Scully (Gillian Anderson) with her P228 in "Firewalker" (S2E09).
Donnie Pfaster (Nick Chinlund) retrieves Scully's SIG P228 in "Irresistible" (S2E13).
The Alien Bounty Hunter (Brian Thompson) holds the SIG on Scully in "End Game" (S2E17)
X (Steven Williams) pulls his SIG P228 on Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) during a confrontation in "End Game" (S2E17).
Deputy US Marshal Tapia (Dean Norris) wields a P228 in "F. Emasculata" (S2E22).
Special Agent Mulder (David Duchovny) is seen holding Krycek's SIG-Sauer P228 in the season finale "Anasazi" (S2E25). This appears to be the rubber stunt prop.
Special Agent Scully (Gillian Anderson) draws her SIG-Sauer P228 during a standoff with Mulder in "Anasazi" (S2E25).

Smith & Wesson 3904

In "Duane Barry" (S2E05), Duane Barry (Steve Railsback) uses a Smith & Wesson 3904 that he took from a guard at the mental institute. He uses the weapon throughout the episode to hold several hostages. The weapon is referred to in the episode as a "Nine-millimeter Smith & Wesson handgun" and is said to have a "nine-shot magazine". A similar handgun (possibly the same weapon) was previously seen in Season 1.

Smith & Wesson 3904 - 9x19mm
Duane Barry (Steve Railsback) brandishes the S&W 3904 in "Duane Barry" (S2E05).
Duane Barry wields the 3904 in "Duane Barry" (S2E05).

Beretta 92FS

Beretta 92FS pistols are seen numerous times throughout the series, carried and used by police officers and government agents, as well as soldiers and military personnel as a Beretta M9 substitute.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Sheriff's deputies wield Beretta 92FS pistols in "Blood" (S2E03).
On the right, an NYPD detective is seen with his Beretta as he, Mulder and Krycek take cover behind a staircase in "Sleepless" (S2E04).
A TV news program shows a plainclothes officer with a Beretta in-hand in "Red Museum" (S2E10)
Sheriff Mazeroski (Steve Eastin) fires his Beretta 92FS at the 'The Cleaner' AKA the 'Crew Cut Man' (Lindsey Ginter) in "Red Museum" (S2E10).
US Marine Private Kittel (Roger Cross) wields a Beretta 92FS in "Fresh Bones" (S2E15). Note the safety appears to be engaged.
A Richmond, VA police officer holds a Beretta on Dr. Chester Ray Banton (Tony Shalhoub) in "Soft Light" (S2E23).
A Beretta 92FS in the hands of a black-ops soldier in the season finale "Anasazi" (S2E25).

Glock 17

Glock 17 pistols are seen used by police and government officers throughout the series. In Season 2, they are wielded by numerous law enforcement officers, including a Sheriff in "Blood" (S2E03) and several Deputy US Marshals led by Marshal Tapia (Dean Norris) in "F. Emasculata" (S2E22).

Glock 17 2nd Generation - 9x19mm
Sheriff Spencer (John Cygan) draws his Glock in "Blood" (S2E03).
Sheriff Spencer wields his Glock 17 in "Blood" (S2E03). It appears to have the longer slide/barrel consistent with a full-size G17.
An FBI agent searches Donnie Pfaster's residence with his Glock at the ready in "Irresistible" (S2E13).
A Deputy US Marshal with a Glock 17 in "F. Emasculata" (S2E22).

M1911A1

Standard M1911A1 pistols are seen occasionally throughout the series. An M1911A1 is notably seen used by Augustus Cole (Tony Todd) in "Sleepless" (S2E04).

M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
An M1911A1 appears to be wielded by Augustus Cole (Tony Todd) in "Sleepless" (S2E04).
Closeup of the trigger of the M1911A1 in "Sleepless" (S2E04).

Taurus PT92

Throughout the earlier seasons of the show, Taurus PT92s are seen carried by police and government officers as well as soldiers and military personnel as a Beretta M9 substitute. A Taurus is notably wielded by a US Navy Captain at the beginning of "Død Kalm" (S2E19).

Taurus PT92AF - 9x19mm
CAPT Barclay (David Cubitt) draws a Taurus PT92 (Standing in for the Beretta M9) at the beginning of "Død Kalm" (S2E19).

Browning BDA

During a struggle between Scully and Donnie Pfaster in "Irresistible" (S2E13), Scully's SIG P228 becomes what appears to be a Browning BDA when it is dropped on the floor.

Browning BDA - 9x19mm
The pistol seen tumbling on the floor in "Irresistible" (S2E13).

Revolvers

Taurus Model 66

Various Taurus Model 66 revolvers appear occasionally throughout the earlier seasons of the series. A blued model is briefly but clearly seen in the holseter of a bank security guard in "Blood" (S2E03). What appears to be a 6" barreled stainless Taurus Model 66 is seen wielded near the conclusion of "Our Town" (S2E24) by Walter Chaco (John Milford), and later Jess Harold (Timothy Webber).

Taurus Model 66, blued early model with 4" barrel and wood grips - .357 Magnum
A blued Taurus Model 66 seen in the bank security guard's holster in "Blood" (S2E03). The Taurus medallion is clearly seen in this shot.
Taurus Model 66 revolver, Stainless Steel, 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
Walter Chaco (John Milford) pulls the Taurus Model 66 in "Our Town" (S2E24).
The revolver is brandished by Jess Harold (Timothy Webber) in "Our Town" (S2E24).

Smith & Wesson Model 10

A young Fox Mulder attempts to use a Smith & Wesson Model 10 to try and defend his sister Samantha from alien abduction during a flashback in "Little Green Men" (S2E01).

Smith & Wesson Model 10 4" barrel - .38 Special
The revolver (presumably Mulder's father's) lying on the floor in "Little Green Men" (S2E01).

Smith & Wesson Military & Police

An early-version Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver (Then known as the 'Military & Police' model) is wielded by elderly crime victim Linda Thibedeaux (Joy Coghill) near the conclusion of "Aubrey" (S2E12). What appears to be another M&P/Model 10 revolver is seen in the pocket of a graveyard caretaker (Callum Keith Rennie) in "Fresh Bones" (S2E15).

Smith & Wesson 'Military & Police' (Pre-Model 10) Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
Linda Thibedeaux wields a Smith & Wesson Military & Police in "Aubrey" (S2E12).
The S&W is wielded in "Aubrey" (S2E12).
What appears to be another S&W revolver is seen in the pocket of a graveyard caretaker (Callum Keith Rennie) in "Fresh Bones" (S2E15).

Smith & Wesson Model 36

A Smith & Wesson Model 36 is used by deathly-infected escaped prisoner Paul (John Pyper-Ferguson) to hold a boy hostage in "F. Emasculata" (S2E22).

Smith & Wesson Model 36 'Chief's Special' - .38 Special
The infected escapee Paul (John Pyper-Ferguson) wields the Smith & Wesson Model 36 in "F. Emasculata" (S2E22).

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Numerous Heckler & Koch MP5A3s are seen throughout the series. Upon closer inspection, the vast majority in Season 2 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. These weapons are notably seen wielded by both the Blue Beret team leader in "Little Green Men" (S2E01), and HRT agents in "Duane Barry" (S2E05). In the season finale "Anasazi" (S2E25), a team of black ops soldiers are armed with MP5A3s fitted with the H&K proprietary flash hider (these appear to be real, blank-adapted MP5s, instead of airsoft replicas).

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm
The Blue Beret Team leader (Dwight McFee) with his Heckler & Koch MP5A3 in the season opener "Little Green Men" (S2E01).
FBI HRT agents armed with MP5A3s move into position to execute an entry in "Duane Barry" (S2E05). These appear to be Tokyo Marui replicas.
In "Anasazi" (S2E25), a black ops soldier holds his H&K MP5A3 fitted with the H&K proprietary flash hider. This appears to be the first time that the show featured real, blank-adapted MP5s rather than airsoft replicas.
The black ops soldiers, now dressed in Desert Battle Dress Uniforms, search for Mulder in the desert armed with their MP5A3s near the conclusion of "Anasazi" (S2E25).

Calico M955A

In the season opener "Little Green Men" (S2E01), Mulder and Scully were chased away from the Arecibo radio telescope site in Puerto Rico by a Blue Beret Crash Retrieval Unit. The Blue Berets were armed with a number of weapons that were considered "futuristic" back in the mid-1990s when the episode was made, including a Steyr AUG, a Calico M955A with a laser sight, and at least two Mossberg 500 Bullpup shotguns. The leader of the team carries what appears to be an airsoft MP5 (see above).

Calico M955A Intermediate length Select fire carbine - 9x19mm
The Blue Berets firing their weapons at Mulder and Scully as they flee the Arecibo radio telescope site in Puerto Rico in "Little Green Men" (S2E01). The Berets are armed with (from left to right) Mossberg 500 Bullpups, a Calico M955A, and a Steyr AUG.

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 Crying Freeman, M.A.N.T.I.S. and The Outer Limits. These weapons are notably seen carried by black ops soldiers in "Anasazi" (S2E25).

AA Arms/Kimel Industries AP-9 Pistol - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5KN for comparison - 9x19mm
What appears to be a Heckler & Koch MP5K is carried by a black ops soldier in "Anasazi" (S2E25). In reality, this is a mock-up built on the bolt carrier and magazine well of a Kimel AP-9 and used in several television series and films made in Canada.
Another shot of the mockup MP5K in "Anasazi" (S2E25).

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 U.S. military personnel as an M16A2 stand-in. Several of these rifles outfitted with scopes and modified buttstocks are seen wielded by SWAT sharpshooters in "Duane Barry" (S2E05).

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" pistol 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 SWAT sniper with his scoped Colt Model 715/Olympic Arms K4B rifle in "Duane Barry" (S2E05). Note the scope, buttstock and A1E1 upper receiver.
Another SWAT sniper with his scoped Colt Model 715/Olympic Arms K4B in "Duane Barry" (S2E05).
A Colt Model 715 or Olympic Arms K4B is seen slung on the back of a US Army Biohazard team medic at the conclusion of "Firewalker" (S2E09).
A Marine with his 715/K4B rifle in "Fresh Bones" (S2E15).
A National Guard soldier holds a Colt 715/OA K4B rifle in "F. Emasculata" (S2E22).
The National Guard soldier holds his 715/K4B rifle in "F. Emasculata" (S2E22) while Deputy US Marshal Tapia (Dean Norris) talks with Mulder and Scully. Note this rifle features the 'faux' A2-style handguard seen on rifles in such films as Predator. TRIVIA: Dean Norris would later go on to star in Breaking Bad, which was produced/written by X-Files writer Vince Gilligan. Along with Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, he is one of three Breaking Bad stars who first came to Gilligan's attention through their guest appearances on The X-Files.

Colt AR-15 SP1 (Mocked Up as M16A1 and M16A2)

Throughout the show, especially in earlier seasons, Colt AR-15 SP1 rifles fitted with M16A1-style flash hiders are seen. They are fitted with both M16A1 and M16A2-style hand guards, intended to pass for either rifle. A2 mock-ups are seen in "Fresh Bones" (S2E15), in the hands of U.S. military personnel, while A1 mock-ups are seen in "Sleepless" (S2E04) and "F. Emasculata" (S2E22).

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider, used to impersonate the M16A1 during the 1970s and 1980s. This version has a 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
AR-15 SP1 rifles (mocked up as M16A1s) are seen in the hands of Vietnamese war victims (as part of a psychic hallucination) in "Sleepless" (S2E04).
The AR-15 SP1s are aimed in "Sleepless" (S2E04).
The SP1s are fired in "Sleepless" (S2E04). Note the flash pattern.
AR-15 SP1-based M16A1 mockups seen in the hands of Costa Rican soldiers in "F. Emasculata" (S2E22). The 'slab-side' lower receivers (devoid of magazine fencing) and 'slickside' upper receivers (devoid of forward assists) are clearly seen in this image.
M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with A2 style handguards used to impersonate the M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
A U.S. Marine stands guard with a SP1 rifle mocked up as an M16A2 in "Fresh Bones" (S2E15). Note the lack of a forward assist, shell deflector, and magazine fencing; all tell-tale signs of an AR-15 SP1.

Colt Model 733 / Olympic Arms K3B 'Commando'

Several episodes in Season 2 feature appearances of Colt "Commando"-type carbines, usually in the hands of military personnel and SWAT officers. None are seen very closely, but they appear to be the same A1E1-receiver short barrel carbines (Likely shortened Olympic Arms K3B equivalents) seen throughout the first season.

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 short-barrel Colt Commando carbine is seen wielded by a US Army Biohazard team member in a scene transition at the conclusion of "Firewalker" (S2E09).

Steyr AUG

In the season premiere "Little Green Men", Mulder and Scully were chased away from the Arecibo radio telescope site in Puerto Rico by a Blue Beret Crash Retrieval Unit. The Blue Berets were armed with a number of weapons that were considered "futuristic" back in the mid-1990s when the episode was made, including a Steyr AUG, a Calico M955A with a laser sight, and at least two Mossberg 500 Bullpup shotguns. The leader of the team used an airsoft MP5 (see above).

Steyr AUG (Austrian Army Version) - 5.56x45mm
The Blue Berets firing their weapons at Mulder and Scully as they flee the Arecibo radio telescope site in Puerto Rico in "Little Green Men" (S2E01). The Berets are armed with (from left to right) Mossberg 500 Bullpups, a Calico M955A, and a Steyr AUG.

Winchester Model 70

In "Blood" (S2E03), Edward Funsch (William Sanderson), a man suffering from an extreme-paranoia psychotic break is seen purchasing and later firing on a small carnival with what appears to be a Winchester Model 70 rifle. It is in .308 Winchester (as seen from a box of ammo he uses), has a jeweled bolt, and scope.

Post 1964 Winchester NEW Model 70 Super grade - various calibers
The Winchester Model 70 is seen in its case in "Blood" (S2E03), with the main receiver/action and stock separated.
Edward Funsch (William Sanderson) with the rifle in "Blood" (S2E03).
Funsch loads and chambers a round into the rifle in "Blood" (S2E03).
Funsch aims the rifle.
Funsch fires the Winchester Model 70 in "Blood" (S2E03).
Funsch holds the Model 70.

Remington 700PSS

SWAT sharpshooters are briefly seen with Remington 700PSS rifles in "Duane Barry" (S2E05).

Remington 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod - .300 Winchester Magnum
A SWAT sharpshooter with his Remington 700PSS in "Duane Barry" (S2E05).
Scully observes a monitor which shows another SWAT sharpshooter with a 700PSS in "Duane Barry" (S2E05).

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

In "End Game" (S2E17), an FBI sniper accompanying Assistant Director Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) 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 numerous 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
The sniper sets up what appears to be a revolver rifle as Skinner spots in "End Game" (S2E17).
Closeup of the rifle in "End Game" (S2E17).

Shotguns

Mossberg 500 (Numerous Variants)

Several types of Mossberg 500 shotguns are seen throughout Season 2 - 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 Bullpup

In the first episode of Season 2, "Little Green Men", Mulder and Scully were chased away from the Arecibo radio telescope site in Puerto Rico by a Blue Beret Crash Retrieval Unit. The Blue Berets were armed with a number of weapons that were considered "futuristic" back in the mid-1990s when the episode was made, including a Steyr AUG, a Calico M955A with a laser sight, and at least two Mossberg 500 Bullpup shotguns. The leader of the team used an airsoft MP5 (see above). Black ops units and other government agents are seen with Mossberg 500 Bullpup shotguns throughout the series.

Mossberg 500 Bullpup - 12 Gauge
The Blue Berets firing their weapons at Mulder and Scully as they flee the Arecibo radio telescope site in Puerto Rico in "Little Green Men" (S2E01). The Berets are armed with (from left to right) Mossberg 500 Bullpups, a Calico M955A, and a Steyr AUG.

Mossberg 500 'Persuader'

Standard riot-model Mossberg 500s, known as 'Persuader' models are seen throughout Season 2, primarily in the hands of police and government officers. They are notably seen in the hands of FBI agents in "Irresistible" (S2E13) and Deputy US Marshals in "The Host" (S2E02) and "F. Emasculata" (S2E22).

Mossberg 500 "Persuader" with standard five-shot magazine tube - 12 Gauge. This is the most commonly produced version of the 500 series today.
The Deputy US Marshal transporting the 'Flukeman' in "The Host" (S2E02) is seen armed with a Mossberg shotgun with ribbed barrel.
An FBI agent breaches the residence of Donnie Pfaster armed with a Mossberg 500 with barrel ribbing in "Irresistible" (S2E13).
Closer view of the Mossberg in "Irresistible" (S2E13), showing the ribbed barrel.
A Deputy Marshal with a Mossberg 500 in "F. Emasculata" (S2E22).

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.
What appears to be a Mossberg 500 with wood furniture is seen wielded by an officer at the far left in "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18). A standard riot-model Ithaca 37 is seen wielded at the near left.

Ithaca 37

Several Ithaca 37 shotguns are seen throughout Season 2 of the show, wielded by police officers and government agents. Both standard variants and variants with extended magazine tubes are seen.

Ithaca Model 37 standard riot version - 12 Gauge
A standard Ithaca 37 is briefly glimpsed in the hands a phantom Vietnam soldier (as part of a psychic hallucination) in "Sleepless" (S2E04).
An Ithaca 37 is seen wielded by an officer on the left in "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18).
Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
A Milwaukee police officer with a Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube in "Irresistible" (S2E13).
A Deputy US Marshal with an extended mag-tube Ithaca in "F. Emasculata" (S2E22).

Ithaca 37 'Featherlight'

An Ithaca 37 "Featherlight", the field-variant of the shotgun, is seen wielded by zoo worker Ed Meecham (Jack Rader) in "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18).

Ithaca 37 Featherlight - 12 Gauge
An Ithaca 37 "Featherlight" is seen wielded by zoo worker Ed Meecham (Jack Rader) in "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18).
Ed Meecham with the Ithaca in "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18).

Over/Under Double Barreled Shotgun

An Over & Under 12-Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun is wielded by a devil-worshiper in "Die Hand die Verletzt" (S2E14).

Browning 5.25 Over/Under Shotgun - 12 Gauge
The O/U Shotgun wielded by the devil worshiper in "Die Hand die Verletzt" (S2E14).
The O/U Shotgun in "Die Hand die Verletzt" (S2E14).

Winchester Model 1912

What appears to be a Winchester Model 1912 shotgun is briefly seen in the hands of a police officer in "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18).

Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
What appears to be a Winchester 1912 is seen to the right in "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18).
Additional shot of the shotgun in the background in "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18).

Other

Palmer Cap-Chur Short Range Projector

A Palmer Cap-Chur Short Range Projector tranquilizer dart pistol is seen wielded by Willa Ambrose (Jayne Atkinson) in "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18). Ed Meecham (Jack Rader) and Mulder are also seen wielding the tranq pistol.

Palmer Cap-Chur Short Range Projector
Willa Ambrose loads a Palmer Cap-Chur Short Range Projector in "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18).
Willa Ambrose (Jayne Atkinson) wields the pistol.
Mulder (David Duchovny) hands off the Palmer Cap-Chur Short Range Projector to Ed Meecham (Jack Rader) in "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18).

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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