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Archer - Season 2

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Archer - Season 2
Archer S2.jpg
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel FX
Genre Spy / Workplace comedy
Broadcast 2011
No. of Episodes 13

Season 2 of Archer saw a bit of improvement in terms of firearms. The Soviet pistol was cleaned up and is now clearly a Tokarev TT-33 rather than some generic pistol. Archer's Walther PPK was also cleaned up. All handguns also now have cycling animation.

The following weapons were used in Season 2 of the animated series Archer:


Walther PPK

Sterling Archer's primary sidearm is a Walther PPK. In the early episodes, the pistol lacked detail, but by the end of season 2, there was so much detail, the serial number was visible. In season 2's "Tragical History" Archer correctly describes the pistol as having a seven shot capacity. According to the companion book How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written, his PPK is chambered in .32 ACP.

Walther PPK stainless - 9mm Kurz aka 9x17mm (.380 ACP)
Archer aims his PPK in "A Going Concern" (S02E02).
Archer aims his PPK in "Tragical History" (S02E06). Unfortunately, he's teacupping.
Cyril crawls to Archer's PPK in "Tragical History" (S02E06).
Cyril fires Archer's PPK in "Tragical History" (S02E06). In season 2, the animators added the cycling animation. Unfortunately, the spent shell casing flying out appears to be from a rifle.
"Cry 'Havoc' and let slip the hogs of war!" (Or whatever farm animal of war.) (S02E09) Unfortunately, the animators used a mirror of the right side in this shot.
Archer with a slide-mounted PPK á la Taxi Driver in "Placebo Effect" (S02E09).
Benoit (balls) fires a blued PPK in "Jeu Monégasque" (S02E11). It appears the animators finally figured out the difference between pistol shell casing and rifle shell casings.
Archer fires his stainless PPK in "Jeu Monégasque" (S02E11).
Archer's PPK in the season 2 finale, "Double Trouble." Compare with the image above and notice that they used the same image on both sides of the gun.


Archer with his PPK in a special Q&A session in one of the DVD special features. A viewer asks him what kind of gun he uses, and he answers "My service weapon is a Walther PPK, chambered for the .32 ACP cartridge. It's got a magazine capacity of seven rounds, plus one in the chamber, and if whatever you're shooting doesn't die after pumping eight .32 caliber slugs into it, it's probably a dragon." He then throws in a plug for How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written.
Another one of the special features has Archer, now drawn to resemble his actual voice actor, H. Jon Benjamin.

Springfield M1911-A1 Mil-Spec

Springfield Armory M1911-A1 pistols appeared in season 2. It is the sidearm of Ray Gillette. Archer uses it in "Placebo Effect," mainly as a tribute to Magnum P.I. None of the M1911s in the series appear to have safeties or slide releases, however.

Springfield M1911-A1 Mil-Spec Stainless Steel version with black grips - .45 ACP.
"Gandalf" approaches Archer and Lana with an M1911 drawn in "Pipeline Fever" (S02E04). Apparently, no one explained to them how reservations work.
Dr. Krieger puts down his hybrid pig/boy in "Stage Two" (S02E08). "Oh Piggly..."
"Did you see Regis this morning?" Archer pays tribute to Magnum P.I. in "Placebo Effect" (S02E09).
After Cyril shoots Brett again, Lana decides to unload his pistol. She also remembers to eject the round in the chamber. (S02E10)
Krieger tests out more body armor, successfully this time, in "Jeu Monegasque" (S02E11). He's also teacupping.
Ray with his pair of engraved M1911s in "Double Trouble" (S02E13).

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer

It is revealed in flashbacks that Malory Archer used a Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer when she was a field agent in "Double Deuce" (S02E05). Le Chuffre uses one in "Jeu Monégasque" (S02E11).

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A pregnant Malory with her M712 in "Double Deuce" (S02E05).
Malory and Woodhouse gun down the enemy agents chasing after her. She only fires her Mauser semi-automatically, however. (S02E05)
Le Chuffre with his M712 in "Jeu Monégasque" (S02E11).

Beretta 92F

Lana Kane sometimes carries a pair of Beretta 92F pistols in a dual-pistol shoulder rig.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm
A better shot of Lana's holstered Berettas in "A Going Concern" (S02E02).
An NYPD officer with his Beretta in "Movie Star" (S02E07).

Tokarev TT-33

In the Archer universe, the official sidearm of Soviet Forces is still the Tokarev TT-33 Pistol.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A closeup of Barry's TT-33 in "White Nights" (S02E12). The hammer appears to be uncocked.
Barry Dillon shoots his way out of a Soviet checkpoint in "White Nights" (S02E12). The TT-33 is in mid-battery.
"What? We don't have any 'peppers!'" (S02E12)
"What is this, a broken glass factory?" (S02E12)
Katya aims one of her TT-33s in "Double Trouble" (S02E13).

Webley Mk IV

Woodhouse's old World War I squadron mate brings by a Webley Mk IV that had belonged to his old friend, Captain Reggie Thistleton in "Double Deuce" (S02E05) This is one of the few firearms referred to by name on this show. This Webley is later used to knock Archer out.

Webley Mk.IV WW2 British Army version chambered for .38 S&W
Although the British used Webley Mk VIs in World War I, this appears to be a Webley Mk IV.
"Oh, I'll just yank his pants off, splash a lot of scotch and women's underthings about, and then tell him he slipped and fell chasing a terrified Asian prostitute out onto the patio. It's not the first time I've bashed his head in and had to cover my tracks."

Smith & Wesson Model 629

Since retiring from the field, Malory Archer's primary handgun is a Smith & Wesson Model 629, tricked out with a scope and laser. She mentions that it is a .44 Magnum during a flashback in "Pipeline Fever" (S02E04).

Smith & Wesson Model 629 with Hogue Grips - .44 magnum
A younger Malory aims her revolver in "Pipeline Fever" (S02E04).
A younger Malory with her revolver in "Pipeline Fever" (S02E04).
Malory chambers what appears to be a hollow-point round in "Double Trouble" (S02E13).
Malory, Lana and Ray come to Archer's apartment to kill Katya in "Double Trouble" (S02E13).

Desert Eagle Mark VII

Archer's rival, Barry Dillon, carries a nickel Desert Eagle Mark VII which he talks TO, not WITH. Lana Kane also uses a nickel Desert Eagle on occasion.

Desert Eagle MK VII - .44 Magnum w/ nickel finish.
"It wasn't a conversation, Lana, I was just talking TO my gun, not with it. Pretty big difference." (S02E02)
Barry reads "Desert Eagle" magazine in "A Going Concern" (S02E02). The animators did their homework between seasons.
Lana fires a Desert Eagle right next to Archer's ear in "Movie Star" (S02E07).
Le Chuffre's henchman with a blued Desert Eagle in "Jeu Monégasque" (S02E11). Also pictured, Lana's Johnny Bench-ian, steam-shovelly, Truckasaurus hands.

Luger P08

Luger P08s show up in "Double Deuce" (S02E05) and "El Secuestro" (S02E10).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Enemy agents confront Malory in Tangiers in "Double Deuce" (S02E05).
A Luger on the table in "El Secuestro" (S02E10). Note the box of ammunition on the table, seemingly based on a box of Federal.

M1917 Revolver

A M1917 Revolver is shown on the a table in "Stage Two" (S02E08) and "El Secuestro" (S02E10).

Colt M1917 Revolver (Military issue with lanyard ring) - .45 ACP
A M1917 revolver on the table in "Stage Two" (S02E08). (They really like Russian Roulette jokes.)
A M1917 revolver on the table in "El Secuestro" (S02E10). This seems to be a mirror of the revolver in the above shot.

Colt Python

Woodhouse wields a Colt Python in a flashback in "Blood Test" (S02E03).

Colt Python with 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum
"Five grams of junk says I can shoot a piña colada off your wife's head." (S02E03) Note the cylinder latch and ejector rod appear to be on the wrong side. Also note the Python was introduced in 1955, while Burroughs' wife was shot in 1951, making this an anachronism.

Smith & Wesson Model 67

A sky marshal pulls a Smith & Wesson Model 67 when Archer pulls out his sawed-off double barreled shotgun ON A PLANE in "Pipeline Fever" (S02E04).

Smith & Wesson Model 67 - .38 Special
The sky marshal pulls his gun when Archer pulls out his sawed-off double barreled shotgun
Sawed-off shotgun in one hand, hurricane in the other.


Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun

When he doesn't have to worry about concealment (and even when he does) Archer carries a Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun that he "borrowed" from Woodhouse in "Pipeline Fever." Apparently, Bama McCall in Gator made a big impression on him. Woodhouse is also shown using (presumably) the same gun in flashbacks.

Remington Spartan Sawed Off shotgun - 12 gauge
"YOU drop it!"
A first person shot of Archer's shotgun in "Pipeline Fever" (S02E04).
Archer ejects the empty shells in "Pipeline Fever" (S02E04).
Woodhouse with his twin shotguns in "Double Deuce" (S02E05).
Woodhouse fires his shotgun in "Double Deuce" (S02E05).
"Let me see c*ck-flavored spit!" Archer reloads his shotgun as he tortures Irish gangsters in "Placebo Effect" (S02E09).

Submachine Guns


Lana Kane is often seen with a pair of TEC-9s, which would be a good fit for her Johnny Bench-ian, steam-shovelly, Truckasaurus hands. According to the dialogue, they are TEC-9s, and fire full auto, but lack the sling rings of a TEC-9. Later in season 2, she can be seen carrying them in her shoulder rig. Archer takes one in "Swiss Miss" (S02E01). In "Double Trouble", she carries what appears to be a pair of nickle plated or silver TECs, after Katya ruins her main pair by shooting the barrels. They are not seen again.

Intratec TEC-9 9x19mm
Lana loads up her TEC-9 in "Swiss Miss" (S02E01).
Archer tries to fire Lana's empty TEC-9 in "Swiss Miss" (S02E01). It is not known why Lana carried her TEC-9 with an empty mag in place.
Lana at the range with her TEC-9s in "Movie Star" (S02E07).
Lana's TEC-9s in her shoulder holsters in "Movie Star" (S02E07).
Lana fires his TEC-9 in "Placebo Effect" (S02E09).
Lana fires full auto at Le Chuffre's helicopter in "Jeu Monégasque" (S02E11).
Lana with her destroyed TEC-9s in "Double Trouble" (S02E13). Notice that the cocking handles are now on the same side, albeit the wrong side.


The MP40 is the SMG seen most on Archer.

MP40 9x19mm
El Frente Rojo kidnappers chase after Archer.
Archer returns fire with a captured MP40 in "Swiss Miss" (S02E01).
ODIN agents with their MP40s in "A Going Concern" (S02E02).
Krieger tests out the effectiveness of body armor the hard way in "Blood Test" (S02E03).
"You'd better put that back in your purse." Ray with an MP40, mocking Archer's PPK in "El Secuestro" (S02E10).


KGB defector Katya Kasanova uses a PPSh-41 to rescue Archer in the Soviet Union in "White Nights" (S02E13).

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Katya to the rescue.
Katya mows down the Soviet firing squad...
...although she stood a very good chance of killing Archer as well.
Katya with her smoking PPSh.


El Frente Rojo terrorists are armed with Uzis in security footage in "Swiss Miss" (S02E01).

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
The terrorists on the right and left with their Uzis.



The AK-47 shows up numerous times during the season. They appear to be based on real AK-47s, with the milled receiver and open-topped front sight.

Type II AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
Type III AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
Kidnappers open fire in "El Secuestro" (S02E10).
Soviet soldiers arresting a woman, presumably for illegal possession of a fire extinguisher.
A Soviet firing squad about to shoot Archer. Since their commander appears to be Airborne, they might actually be able to hit him.

Heckler & Koch PSG-1

Except in one instance, the Heckler & Koch PSG-1 is the primary sniper rifle of ISIS.

Heckler & Koch PSG-1 - 7.62x51mm NATO with 20 round magazine.
Archer announcing he's about to embark on a dangerous counter-sniping operation in "Movie Star" (S02E07).
A Krieger-bot with a PSG-1 in "Movie Star" (S02E07).
Some people will do anything for a chance to direct.

Walther WA 2000

Archer uses a Walther WA 2000 sniper rifle in "Placebo Effect" (S02E09) to take out some guards.

Walther WA 2000 .300 Win Mag
"Well excuse me, Lana, it's a rampage!"
"Plus, I can only assume a Brazilian mob would be a jillion times sexier." Of note in the scene is how the animators and/or sound crew seemed to believe that the flash hider on the WA 2000 is a suppressor.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

A German sniper sees Woodhouse and Reggie after Woodhouse braves No Man's Land to save Reggie in "Double Deuce" (S02E05). The bolt is on the wrong side of the rifle.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 7.92x57mm Mauser
For some reason, he's holding it like it has a pistol grip.
A closer shot.

Machine Guns

Maxim lMG08/15

German fighters are armed with dual lMG08/15 machine guns in "Double Deuce" (S02E05).

lMG 08/15 Air-Cooled - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German fighter fires on Foxley.
"And then, the sky just shattered..."

Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun

The Sopwith Camels of Woodhouse's old RFC squadron are armed with Vickers Aircraft Machine Guns in "Double Deuce" (S02E05).

Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun - .303 British
Vickers machine guns on Reggie's Sopwith Camel. In Season 3's "Skin Game," Woodhouse specifically said that his unit used Sopwith Camels.
Vickers on Foxley's plane.

GE M134 Minigun

Le Chuffre's Little Bird is armed with rocket pods and a pair of M134 Miniguns in "Jeu Monégasque" (S02E11).

General Electric M134 - 7.62×51mm NATO
ArcherS2 0211 M134 01.jpg


Mk 2 hand grenade

Archer lodges a Mk 2 hand grenade into the anus of an Irish gangster to persuade him to divulge the location of his boss in "Placebo Effect" (S02E09).

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
This is a shot from Archer's suit up scene earlier in the episode, but there's a good possibility that this is the actual grenade Archer sticks in the guy's butt.
Archer removes the pin from the Mk 2 grenade lodged up Whitey's anus.

M18 Smoke Grenade

Archer has several M18 Smoke Grenades in his gear bag in "Placebo Effect" (S02E09).

M18 smoke grenade
ArcherS2 0209 M18SG 01.jpg


Among the ISIS equipment that Cyril, Krieger and Pam fence to gangsters in "Jeu Monégasque" (S02E11) is an RPG-7.

RPG-7 - 40mm
Gangsters off to fence RPG-7s, computers, a bullet-proof tuxedo jacket, and Pam's puffy stickers.


Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III*flare gun

A German soldier fires a Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* flare gun in "Double Deuce" (S02E05).

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* Signal Pistol - 1 inch
ArcherS2 0205 flare 01.jpg

Fairbairn–Sykes fighting knife

One of Archer's weapons during his rampage in "Placebo Effect" (S02E09) is a classic Fairbairn–Sykes fighting knife.

ArcherS2 0209 Sykes 01.jpg
You don't want to know where he wants to shove that thing.

AGM-114 Hellfire

The rocket pods on Le Chuffre's Little Bird incongruously fires an AGM-114 Hellfire missile in "Jeu Monégasque" (S02E11).

ArcherS2 0211 Hellfire 01.jpg

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