Law & Order - Season 7
Season 7 of Law & Order introduced Carey Lowell as new ADA Jamie Ross (Lowell had previously been best known for her role in the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill). The previous ADA Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy) had been killed off in the season finale of season six. While Hennessy had decided to leave the show, she had been told that Claire Kincaid would only be paralyzed in the accident, leaving open the possibility of returning for guest spots like Richard Brooks. The aftershocks of the season six finale (appropriately titled "Aftershock") would be felt in season seven as well as subsequent seasons, with Jack McCoy being more gunshy about asking for the death penalty, with Lennie Briscoe going back to AA and staying on the wagon for good, and with Curtis' wife developing multiple sclerosis, which the devout Curtis believed was God punishing him for his infidelity.
- Detective Lennie Briscoe - Jerry Orbach
- Detective Rey Curtis - Benjamin Bratt
- Lieutenant Anita Van Buren - S. Epatha Merkerson
- Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy - Sam Waterston
- Assistant District Attorney Jamie Ross - Carey Lowell
- District Attorney Adam Schiff - Steven Hill
The following weapons were used in Season 7 of the television series Law & Order:
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Detective Lennie Brisco (Jerry Orbach) and Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) are armed with Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolvers. Despite the NYPD having officially switched to automatic pistols on January 1st, 1994, older officers like Briscoe and Van Buren were grandfathered in and allowed to continue carrying revolvers.
Colt Detective Special
The murder weapon in "Causa Mortis" (S07E01) is a Colt Detective Special, however the victim was bludgeoned with the butt of the gun rather than shot.
The murder weapon in "I.D." (S07E02) is a .25 caliber Budischowsky/Norton TP-70. It is described by both EADA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and Det. Rey Curtis as a ".25 caliber Fluger pistol," although the closed captions say "Ruger" instead of "Fluger."
Smith & Wesson 5946
Lennie Briscoe is shown with a Smith & Wesson 5946 at a police range in "Corruption" (S07E05), though he drew his usual Smith & Wesson Model 36 earlier in the episode. Along with the Glock 19, the S&W 5946 is one of the semiauto pistols that is an actual NYPD-approved sidearm. He explains to a colleague that he's being forced to transition from a revolver to an automatic, although is seen still using the S&W Model 36 in later episodes (the real-life NYPD was transitioning to automatics as service weapons at the time, but a veteran officer like Briscoe would be able to have his revolver "grand-fathered" in). Briscoe's pistol is described as "the Smith & Wesson".
Smith & Wesson Model 19
An ESU officer is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 19 in "Double Down" (S07E19).
A Colt Mustang is found at a bookie joint in "We Like Mike" (S07E20).
Ithaca 37s are carried by NYPD Officers and ESU Officers in a few episodes.
MGC M-16 Model Gun Corp Replica Rifle
An ESU officer is seen with a MGC M-16 Model Gun Corp Replica Rifle with A2 handguards in "We Like Mike" (S07E20).