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Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)

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Starsky & Hutch (1975-1979)

Starsky and Hutch was a television action series that ran on ABC from 1975 to 1979 and starred David Soul as Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson and Paul Michael Glaser as Det. Dave Starsky, officers with the "Bay City" Police Department, a fictional California city who solve cases in their own unorthodox ways, usually with tips from their reliable informant "Huggy Bear" (Antonio Fargas). The name of the show during its initial run was Starsky AND Hutch, however, later DVD and VHS releases re-titled the series Starsky & Hutch (replacing "and" with "&"), which is the name used for the major motion picture remake Starsky & Hutch in 2004. The series was a rough & tumble buddy cop show that pushed the envelope of 1970s standards regarding TV violence during prime time scheduling.

The following weapons are used in the television series Starsky & Hutch:


Colt M1911A1

Det. Dave Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) carries a Colt M1911A1 as his main sidearm during the pilot episode. In the pilot Starsky refers to his sidearm as a "Beretta" while he and Hutch are reviewing their equipment in Hutch's LTD before beginning their shift.

Auto Ordnance M1911A1 .45 ACP. This is a well worn blank adapted movie gun used in multiple World War 2 movies as a substitute for the Colt M1911A1.
Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) with his M1911A1 drawn.

Smith & Wesson 59

Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) also carries a Smith & Wesson Model 59 as evidenced by the flat backstrap, high capacity magazine and black plastic grips. At that time, the Model 59 was highly sought after. It was one of the highest capacity double action 9mm pistols in the US market, holding 14 rounds in the magazine (that's one more than the Browning Hi-Power).

Smith & Wesson 59 - 9x19mm
Production still of Starsky with his Smith & Wesson Model 59 drawn.
In an example of a continuity error Starsky's Model 59 suddenly has a nickel finish
Starsky with his Smith & Wesson Model 59

Colt Python

Detective Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson (David Soul) also carries a Colt Python .357 magnum in both a six inch and four inch model. Soul had previously played a character who used a Colt Python in the Dirty Harry film Magnum Force (the film that was responsible for landing Soul the role of Hutch in the TV series). The Python has since been associated closely with the series.

Colt Python - .357 Magnum
Hutch with the Python
Hutch with the Python
Screencap from the fourth and last season (1978-1979). Note that the sweater is gone and Hutch has grown a great looking porn mustache.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

In the pilot episode, Hutch is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special.
In the pilot episode, Hutch is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

In the pilot episode one of the hitmen, Cannell (Michael Conrad), is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 29 with 8 3/8" Barrel.

Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver with 8 3/8" barrel - .44 Magnum
Cannell (Michael Conrad), is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 29 with 8 3/8" Barrel in "Pilot" (S1E01).

Smith & Wesson Model 40

In the episode "Deckwatch", Hutch (David Soul) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 40.

Smith & Wesson Model 40 "Centennial" with grip safety - 38 Special
Smith and Wesson Model 40 strapped to Hutch's leg
Hutch's Smith and Wesson Model 40 held by the bad guy

Colt Detective Special

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special

Luger P08

Luger P08 - 9x19mm

Colt Diamondback

Colt Diamondback Snubnose Revolver - .38 Special


Armalite AR-18

In the 1st season episode "Jo-Jo", Nick Dombarris (Robert Riesel) is armed with a Armalite AR-18 fitted with a scope.

AR-18 with scope and sling fitted 5.56mm

Submachine Guns

Smith & Wesson Model 76

In the episode "The Set-Up: Part 2" Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and Hutch (David Soul) are armed with Smith & Wesson Model 76 submachine guns.

Smith & Wesson M76 with stock extended - 9mm‎


Remington 870

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 gauge


Mossberg 500

Mossberg 500 with heat shield - 12 gauge

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