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Mannix - Season 5

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Mannix - Season 5
DVD cover
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel CBS
Genre Detective
Broadcast 9/15/71 - 3/8/72
No. of Episodes 24
Main Cast
Character Actor
Joe Mannix Mike Connors
Peggy Fair Gail Fisher
Lt. Art Malcom Ward Wood
Lt. Adam Tobias Robert Reed

Mannix is a detective TV show created by Richard Levinson and William Link, and produced by Bruce Geller (who also created the espionage series Mission: Impossible). It ran from 1967 to 1975 on the channel CBS alongside M:I.

Mannix followed the life of Los Angeles private investigator Joseph "Joe" Mannix, played by Mike Connors, and his African-American secretary, Peggy Fair (played by Gail Fisher). Mannix is of Armenian descent (like Connors himself), and is proficient in most athletics, including being a black belt in Karate, a decent skier, and an excellent pool player. He is also a veteran of the Korean War. In Season 1, he works for detective firm Intertect. Starting in Season 2, he lives and works in his own office at 17 Paseo Verde, West LA. He carries a Walther PP in Season 1, which can be seen in the intro, but starts to carry a Colt Detective Special from Season 2 onwards.

The show won the "Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama" in 1971, which was late Season 4 and early Season 5. Mike Connors himself also won an award for his portrayal of Mannix, the 1969 Golden Globe Awards (for which he was nominated six consecutive times) and 4 straight Emmy nominations from 1970 to 1973. Mannix, the series itself, was twice nominated for the Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Series. In 1972, writer Mann Rubin won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the episode "A Step in Time" (S5E03).

The following weapons were used in Season 5 of the television series Mannix:


Walther PPK

The Walther PPK is a common gun used by criminals no matter where Mannix goes.

Walther PPK - 7.65 mm Browning aka .32 ACP
John Ogilvy (Sam Melville) points the PPK at Mannix in "Dark So Early, Dark So Long" (S5E01).
Steaming mad, Ogilvy fires the PPK.
Nervous, Gilbert (Nicholas Cortland) fidgets with the pistol in "Cold Trail" (S5E02). The Walther flag logo is visible above his hand.
Niles (George Voskovec) places the PPK next to Gilbert. Note the brown grips.
Ted Kilgore (Jeremy Slate) tells Mannix to hold it before the latter can draw his Colt in "A Step in Time" (S5E02).
If you can somehow ignore Chris Townsend's (Dean Stockwell) face, he fires the PPK at Mannix after taking the PPK from Ted in "A Step in Time".
The same scene but from Chris's view. The back of the PPK is visible.
Harry Nelson (James Daris) holds a PPK in some grapevines in "Wine From These Grapes" (S5E04).
Ralph fires the PPK while in a parking garage in "Woman in the Shadows" (S5E05). Why everyone makes a weird face while flinching is beyond me.
A thug pulls out a PPK and checks the magazine...
...and then racks the slide and decocks the gun in "Days Beyond Recall" (S5E06).
The thug then holds his PPK on a homeless man.
The same shot but closer.

Bersa Thunder .380

While in the parking garage shootout, a Bersa Thunder 380 stands in for Ralph's PPK.

Bersa Thunder 380 - .380 ACP
Ralph tries to get some distance between Mannix and Lt. Adam.

Beretta M1934

In a continuity error, Harry Nelson's (James Daris) dropped PPK turns into a Beretta M1934 when Mannix picks it up. ("Wine From These Grapes" [S5E04])

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
Mannix tells Harry to move it while holding his gun.

Colt M1911A1

In "Woman in the Shadows" (S5E04) , Viktor Gruniev (Eric Braeden) holds a Colt M1911A1 on Mannix to make sure the latter isn't doing anything suspicious.
A little bit of trivia: By "Woman in the Shadows", he was called his stage name Eric Braeden instead of his birth name Hans Gudegast.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
Gruniev points the M1911A1 at Mannix.
A closer shot of the M1911A1. Gruniev shows a lack of trigger discipline here, but since the hammer is uncocked he won't be shooting anyone soon.


Colt Detective Special

Mannix's standard sidearm is a Colt Detective Special. It is also common gun for "goons" to carry and use.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
Mannix holds his gun at Glen Fielding (Guy Stockwell) in "Dark So Early, Dark So Long" (S5E01).
Mannix pops open his glovebox to reveal his Colt in "Cold Trail" (S5E02).
Mannix drops his Detective Special as he makes a face everyone does on Monday morning.
Niles (George Voskovec) holds Mannix's Colt after taking it away from him. Note how one chamber is empty.
Mannix and Lt. Adam Tobias (Robert Reed) fire their revolvers in "Woman in the Shadows" (S5E05).
Lt. Adam Tobias tries to make his way around in the parking garage.
Lt. Adam Tobias spins around, showing the profile of the DS nicely.
"Drop it, Ralph!"
Mannix points his DS.
Mannix carefully opens a door, Colt in hand in "Days Beyond Recall" (S5E06).
A DS is found in the hand of suicide victim Ollie Packer (Peter Hobbs) during the events of "Days Beyond Recall". It is referred to as a "pearl-handled pistol" by Mannix, although on inspection it appears to have normal grips.

S&W Safety Hammerless

Leslie Fielding (Rosemary Forsyth) is given a nickel Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless as a gift by her husband Glen, and it is used to shoot a intruder in "Dark So Early, Dark So Long" (S5E01). It is also handled by the police ballistics expert later in the episode.

Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless nickel - .32 S&W
Leslie holds the revolver on the intruder when he walks in.
The expert fires Leslie's revolver to test the bullets, giving the viewer a great shot of the top.

S&W Model 10

The Model 10 is often seen in the holsters of or being used by local sheriffs and police officers across the country.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
The local sheriff in "Cold Trail" (S5E02) has a Model 10 as his on-duty weapon. The revolver is in the holster in the lower bottom.
The leftmost US Government agent holds his Model 10 later in the episode.
Deputy Tom (Perry Lopez) carries a Model 10 in his holster in "Wine From These Grapes" (S5E04).
Deputy Tom points the Model 10 at some workers, also in "Wine From These Grapes".
At Mannix's old home, Sheriff Cisco keeps a Model 10 on him.

Colt Official Police

The Colt Official Police is seen with a hodgepodge of different characters, from a young boy to a hypnotist. Most of the time, however, it is seen unfired.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Niles (George Voskovec) pauses to check a corner with his Official Police as he runs after Mannix in "Cold Trail" (S5E02).
The police officer in "A Step in Time" (S5E03) checks the vitals of the intruder with his Colt at the ready. This revolver appears to have a 5 in. barrel.
Jose (Fabian Gregory) holds the stolen revolver in "Wine From These Grapes" (S5E04).
Jose tilts the Colt revolver up, giving a slightly better view. Note all the chambers are loaded.

Unknown Revolver

A robber in "Days Beyond Recall" (S5E06) uses an unknown revolver while shooting at Mannix. It's simply too dark to make a positive ID.

The robber fires his revolver.


Unknown Shotgun

Sheriff Cisco Madeiras (Perry Lopez) uses an unknown shotgun to quiet down some workers in "Wine From These Grapes" (S5E04). The scene is too dark to confirm any certain ID but it may possibly be a Winchester Model 1912.

Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
The sheriff fires the shotgun in the air. While not exactly safe, they do happen to be in a rather deserted location.
The sheriff nervously grips the shotgun. Note the magazine tube is extended.


Sporterized K98

One of the goons during the car chase in "Cold Trail" (S5E02) uses a custom sporterized K98k with double triggers, a custom stock, a custom barrel, and a butterknife bolt. He fires it at Mannix's left rear tire repeatedly.

Waffenfrankonia Würzburg Gewehr 98 .30-06 "Cigarette Sporter" fitted with Böhler Stahl barrel. Cigarette Sporters were so-called due to them costing about a case of cigarettes from an Allied soldier to make. Many Kar98k rifles would wind up in similar configuration after WWII.
The goon pulls out the sporterized K98k as they gain on Mannix's car.
A shot of the barrel.
The goon pulls back the bolt, giving a good view of the double triggers.



The Jailhouse Assailant uses what is referred to as several sticks of "dynamite" to try and kill Juan Esparza in the jail.

The Assailant pulls out the dynamite out of the bag prior to throwing it.

Various Gun Racks

Different gun racks can be seen throughout the series, often full with rifles and shotguns.

The gun rack in the corner of Mr. Apellini's house.
The gun rack in the police station of Spring Valley.

Police Wall of Guns

Wall of guns seen in the ballistics lab. Some guns such as the Mauser 1934 and the Colt M1911A1 can be seen.

The wall's pistols, behind Adam and Mannix. There's a Colt SAA, a Colt Trooper, a FN Model 1910, a Colt Diamondback, and much more.
Some rifles behind Mannix. A Winchester Model 1897 shotgun rests on the wall, and under it what appears to be a Winchester Model 61.

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