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Batman (1966 TV Series)
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Batman is the 1966 television series adaptation of the DC Comics superhero. Largely known for its campiness, the series followed Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) as they fought against a "villain of the week" in the city of Gotham. The series boasted many well known figures to portray villains, including Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Liberace, Cliff Robertson, and Eli Wallach. The series premiered in the US on ABC in January of 1966 and aired 120 episodes until 1968.
The following weapons were used in the television series Batman:
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Colt Official Police
The Colt Official Police appears to be the standard sidearm of the Gotham City Police Department, from the series pilot "Hi Diddle Riddle" (S1E01) on. Its ubiquity appears to extend even to Chief O'Hara (Stafford Repp).
Iver Johnson Revolver
Robin (Burt Ward) appears to use an Iver Johnson Revolver to threaten Batman in "Smack in the Middle" (S1E02). The pistol later is seen in the hands of Molly (Jill St. John).
The arch-villainess Catwoman (Julie Newmar, later Eartha Kitt) used custom cat-shaped air-guns on several occasions, beginning with "Hot Off the Griddle" (S2E03). Though these typically fired tranquilizer darts or messages, she has implied they can carry deadlier ammunition if need be.
Colt Detective Special
The Colt Detective Special is a frequently used handgun in the series. Both Aunt Harriet Cooper (Madge Blake) and Chandell (Liberace) handle the revolver in "The Dead Ringers" (S2E16). The Joker (Cesar Romero) uses a similar revolver in "Flop Goes the Joker" (S2E58) to take a hostage.
Single Action Army
In "Come Back, Shame" (S2E25), the villain Shame (Cliff Robertson) and several members of his gang are seen armed with Single Action Army revolvers. The revolver carried by Shame is nickel-plated.
Colt Model 1917
In "It's How You Play the Game" (S2E26), dual Colt Model 1917 revolvers are used by Laughing Leo (Milton Frome), one of Shame's henchmen.
Colt Theur Derringer
In "It's How You Play the Game" (S2E26), the villain Shame (Cliff Robertson) pulls a Colt Theur Derringer from his hat.
Colt New Service
A bank guard threatens the arch-villain Egghead (Vincent Price) with a Colt New Service in "The Ogg Couple" (S3E15).
Ma Parker (Shelley Winters) uses a Madsen M50 submachine gun in both "The Greatest Mother of Them All" (S2E09) and "Ma Parker" (S2E10).
Befitting Batman's roots in Depression-era crime fiction, the Thompson Submachine Gun is a semi-common sight among Gotham's criminals. Various gunmen use what appears to be an M1928A1 with modified rear sight in "A Death Worse Than Fate" (S1E08) and "The Penguin Goes Straight" (S1E21). The villain Chandell (Liberace) uses an unmodified M1928 to shoot up a studio box in "The Devil's Fingers" (S2E15).
Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine
The Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine is the firearm used by guards of the Gotham Penitentiary in "Ma Parker" (S2E10).
Winchester Model 1897
Winchester Model 1897 shotguns are carried by officers of the Gotham Police in "The Greatest Mother of Them All (S2E09).
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns are carried by guards of Gotham State Prison.
The Penguin (Burgess Meredith) used a number of gimmicked umbrellas in his crimes. While many of these sprayed only smoke or knockout gas, others could carry and fire live ammunition. During a "reformed" stretch in "The Penguin Goes Straight" (S1E21) and "Not Yet, He Ain't" (S2E22), he gave two of the latter to Commissioner Gordon (Neil Hamilton) and Chief O'Hara (Stafford Repp) to use in a carnival game.