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Zodiac (2007)

The following weapons were used in the film Zodiac:


Luger P08

The Zodiac killer uses, as he tells the police in a phone call, a "Nine millimeter Luger" during his opening shooting of Darlene Ferrin and Mike Mageau in Vallejo on July 4, 1969. Later, Toschi finds a 9 mm Luger casing at the scene of the cab driver's murder. This was the same sort of pistol he had used during the actual killings as well.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Close-up of the Luger's suppressor as the Zodiac fires his gun. Note how the suppressor is installed on the barrel of the gun.
The Zodiac killer fires his Luger at Darlene and Mike.
The Zodiac's Luger cycles.


During his Lake Berryessa stabbings of Bryan Hartnell and Cecilia Shepard, the Zodiac killer holds a M1911A1 on them. When Bryan asks if the gun was loaded, the Zodiac removes the magazine to show him the .45 rounds inside.

Colt M1911A1 Commercial - .45 ACP
The Zodiac approaches Bryan and Cecilia.
The Zodiac shows Bryan his 1911 after forcing Cecilia to tie him up.
The Zodiac shows Bryan the 1911's magazine.

Ruger Mk I Pistol

Armstrong finds a ".22 automatic" inside Arthur Leigh Allen's house. It is described in dialogue as a '22 automatic' and it looks very much like a Ruger Mk I (aka the Standard, since the Mk I target had a longer barrel).

Ruger Mk I (aka "The Standard") as opposed to the Mk I Target which had a longer barrel - 22 LR. This pistol was made between 1949 and 1982)
Armstrong identifies each weapon as a .22, including "one automatic, one revolver".
Allen's .22 weapons.


Colt Detective Special

San Francisco Inspector Dave Toschi (Mark Ruffalo) carries a snubnose revolver in his shoulder holster, never drawing it throughout the course of the film. It appears to be a Colt Detective Special based on the wooden grips. The grips are the design that were put on the 3rd generation Detective Special. In the movie it is also said that Toschi was the inspiration to the way Bullitt wears his gun in a shoulder holster.

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Toschi talks to his captain, Marty Lee, with his revolver holstered.
The grips of Toschi's snub are more visible in this shot. Note also the handcuff holder and the spare .38 rounds.
Toschi's snubnose sits in his shoulder holster.

Colt Official Police

After the Zodiac killer threatens his life, San Francisco Chronicle journalist Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.) asks Inspector Toschi for a gun and is subsequently seen firing off rounds from a Colt Official Police at a gun range. In real life, Avery was known to begin carrying a .38 revolver after he was threatened by the Zodiac.

Colt Official Police with 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Avery fires his Colt.
Avery holds his Colt after emptying it, and hitting almost everything else than the target.
Avery fires his Official Police at the range after reloading.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

San Francisco Inspector Bill Armstrong (Anthony Edwards) keeps a Smith & Wesson Model 10 as his sidearm in a holster and, like his partner Toschi, never draws it throughout the film. In reality, the Colt Trooper was the standard issued sidearm for the SFPD during the 1970s.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special
Inspector Armstrong has a Model 10 in his holster as he calls Toschi into the office.

Harrington & Richardson Model 949

Armstrong finds a ".22 revolver" inside Arthur Leigh Allen's house. Based on shape of frame, grip and barrel, it resembles a .22 LR H&R Model 949. H&R Model 949s were built from 1961 to 1972 and were inexpensive 22 revolvers.

Harrington & Richardson Model 949
Armstrong identifies each weapon as a .22, including "one automatic, one revolver".
Allen's .22 weapons.


M1 Garand

Toschi finds an M1 Garand inside Arthur Leigh Allen's closet.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Toschi pulls the M1 out of the closet.

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