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Archer - Season 4

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Archer - Season 4
Archer S4.jpg
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel FX
Genre Spy / Workplace comedy
Broadcast 2013
No. of Episodes 13

The following weapons were used in Season 4 of the animated series Archer:


Walther PPK

Sterling Archer's primary sidearm is a Walther PPK. According to the Season 2 DVD special features and 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, shooting Krieger's door and somehow hitting Brett, despite not even being on the same floor in "Legs" (S04E03).
Archer shooting gangsters in "Midnight Ron" (S04E04)
Archer using his empty Walther to bluff his way out of some sort of unspeakably rape-y snuff film in "Midnight Ron" (S04E04).
"Ugh. Okay, try not to ruin it this time." (S04E04)
Lana pulls a PPK in "Live and Let Dine" (S04E07).
Archer shoots at an armored cockpit door in "Sea Tunt: Part 1" (S04E12).
"Something else danger zone." (Archer, not even trying anymore with his one liners. Note that this has a different finish than his usual PPK due to the need to blend in with the video camera.) (S04E13)
"Damnit, I had something about point and shoot." (Archer holding Captain Murphy (voiced by Jon Hamm) at gunpoint when he takes Lana hostage.) (S04E13)
Archer applying the safety, although Krieger had tinkered with the safety earlier.

Springfield M1911-A1 Mil-Spec

Springfield M1911-A1 Mil-Spec Stainless Steel version with black grips - .45 ACP.
"We're nut rubbers." A KGB hitman with his M1911 in "Fugue and Riffs" (S04E01).
"Bob" smacks the M1911A1 out of the hitman's hand in "Fugue and Riffs" (S04E01).
Despite having just fired it, Archer racks the slide on an M1911A1 taken from a KGB hitman.
A bloody "Bob" with the M1911A1.
Archer aims his M1911 at Cyril in "Coyote Lovely" (S04E08).
Cyril levels his M1911 at Archer in "Coyote Lovely" (S04E08).

Luger P08

A KGB hitman uses a Luger P08 in the season premiere, "Fugue and Riffs" (S04E01).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Archer Luger.jpg
"Bob" grabs the Luger. The entire scene is a crossover with Bob's Burgers mixed with A History of Violence.

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer

Krieger is armed with a Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer in the Season 4 premiere.

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer - 7.63x25mm Mauser
"Yay or nay on the moustache?" (Yay!)
Cyril and Krieger take cover from the real KGB agents.

Smith & Wesson Model 67

Ruth Anne Litzenberger shoots a young Archer with a Smith & Wesson Model 67 in a flashback in "Once Bitten" (S04E06). A coyote is armed with one in "Coyote Lovely" (S04E08).

Smith & Wesson Model 67 - .38 Special
Ruth shoots a young Archer in a spoof of The Natural in "Once Bitten" (S04E06).
A coyote with his S&W 67 in "Coyote Lovely" (S04E08).
The S&W 67 gets shot out of the coyote's hand in "Coyote Lovely" (S04E08). Since Archer was using a Barrett M82, it's a bit unrealistic that the revolver is still in one piece.

Smith & Wesson Model 686

Two border guards use what appear to be Smith & Wesson Model 686s with six inch barrels and rubber grips in "Coyote Lovely" (S04E08). Archer refers to them as "Ruger 6"s, despite not resembling any known Ruger revolver. The US Border Patrol had at one time issued Ruger Security Six revolvers before switching to semi-autos.

Smith & Wesson Model 686 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum
The border guards with their S&W 686s in "Coyote Lovely" (S04E08). Note while both of these officers have their holsters on their left side, they still appear to be right-handed.
The revolvers seem to be missing details like cylinder releases and ejector rods.

Tokarev TT-33

North Korean agents use Tokarev TT-33s in "The Honeymooners" (S04E09). Lana refers to them as "Tokarevs."

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Archer Tokarev TT-33 1.jpg
"She's in command."

SIG-Sauer P226

A Moroccan agent is seen with a pair of SIG-Sauer P226s in shoulder holsters in "Un Chien Tangerine" (S04E10). He never does pull either one of them out however.

Factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol - 9x19mm
The agent with his pair of P226s in twin shoulder holsters.
The agent at a checkpoint.
Archer 0410 P226 03.jpg

Submachine Guns


Lana Kane is often seen with a pair of TEC-9's, which would be a good fit for her Johnny Bench-ian, steam-shovelly, Truckasaurus hands.

Intratec TEC-9 - 9x19mm
"TEC-9s are awesome! Wait, how did I know these are called TEC-9s?" ("Fugue and Riffs" (S04E01))
Lana and Archer each with a TEC-9 in "Fugue and Riffs" (S04E01).
Archer with a TEC-9 in "Fugue and Riffs" (S04E01).
Lana affixes a suppressor to one of her TEC-9s in "The Wind Cries Mary (S04E02).
Mercedes Moreno with a TEC-9 in "Coyote Lovely" (S04E08).
Archer fires Lana's TEC-9 in "Un Chien Tangerine" (S04E10).


KGB agents use MAC-10 SMGs in "Fugue and Riffs" (S04E01).

Ingram MAC-10 open bolt submachine gun - .45 ACP
Archer MAC 10 2.jpg
Archer MAC 10 3.jpg
Just how often do you see an animated character wince while shooting?
The KGB agents reload their MAC-10s in "Fugue and Riffs" (S04E01).

Heckler & Koch MP5A4

Archer has a pair of Heckler & Koch MP5A4s in his El Camino. Armory officer Rodney refers to them as "H&K MP5s" in "The Wind Cries Mary" (S04E02). In a continuity error, they later turn into MP5A5s, see below.

Heckler & Koch MP5A4 - 9x19mm
The MP5A4s in the back of the El Camino.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5

Archer uses a Heckler & Koch MP5A5 in "The Wind Cries Mary" (S04E02). This is a continuity error since they were MP5A4s when seen in his El Camino. Fake Swiss guard are seen using them in "Papal Chase" (S04E11). Lana refers to them as "MP5s." Krieger is seen modifying one in "Sea Tunt: Part 2" (S04E13).

Heckler & Koch MP5A5 - 9x19mm
"Okay, so, don't really know what to make of that, unless..."
"Wait, no no no, get that out of your head. Predator only hunts in tropical jungle. I assume. And desperately hope..."
Archer MP5 3.jpg
Archer MP5 4.jpg
The fake Swiss Guard open fire with their MP5s in "Papal Chase" (S04E11). Note how the fire selector is actually on the wrong side.
The fire selectors are now on the right side, which is how we can see that the MP5s are firing while the safeties are still on.
Krieger modding an MP5A5 while high as a kite and working on "YYZ" in "Sea Tunt: Part 2" (S04E13). Note the fire selector is on the wrong side (or is an ambi Navy group), and it appears to have two stocks, presumably as a result of Krieger's "tinkering".


North Korean agents use PPSh-41s in "The Honeymooners" (S04E09). Lana commandeers one at one point. She correctly identifies them as "Shpagin 41 submachine guns." Since they're used by North Koreans and are only shown with drum magazines, they could easily be the North Korean Type-49 copy, which can only use the drum magazine.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The North Korean agents open fire with their PPSh-41s.
Lana commandeers one of the PPSh-41s.
Lana with the PPSh-41.
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The AK-47 shows up numerous times during the series. 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
An AK-47 is among the weapons from the ISIS armoury being sold by Krieger
Turkmen tribesmen with AK surround Cyril in "Once Bitten" (S04E06).
"Hey check it out Fred and Barney, we're at the Water Buffalo Club!" (S04E06)
A Moroccan agent fires his AK-47 in "Un Chien Tangerine" (S04E10). Due to an animation error, there is no bolt modeled and the lightening cut in the side of the lower receiver opens and closes as a bolt instead.
An Aim-Down-Sights shot of the AK as Archer tracks the last Moraccan agent in "Un Chien Tangerine" (S04E10).
Archer with the AK-47 in "Un Chien Tangerine" (S04E10). It looks a bit distorted.

Springfield Armory M1A

Lukas Troy uses a scoped Springfield Armory M1A in "The Wind Cries Mary" (S04E02).

Springfield Armory M1A - 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester)
Lucas takes aim at Lana and Cyril.
Note the lack of either the selector switch or the notch for one.
Archer M14 5.jpg

Barrett M82

Archer uses a Barrett M82 fitted with a suppressor to shoot the engine block of a truck in "Coyote Lovely" (S4E8).

Barrett M82 - .50 BMG
"Big whoop. I'm spooning a Barrett .50 cal. I could kill a building."
Archer Barrett M82 6.jpg
"Ow, apologize to my tinnitus!"
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Mossberg 500

Hired gunmen use a Mossberg 500 with a magazine extension to run Archer's stepfather off the road in "Midnight Ron" (S04E04). A border guard is armed with one in "Coyote Lovely" (S04E08).

Mossberg 500 with high-capacity magazine tube - 12 Gauge
The gunman with the shotgun in "Midnight Ron" (S04E04).
A border guard aims at Archer in "Coyote Lovely" (S04E08).

Machine Guns


An M60 is seen in Krieger's van, being sold with other weapons from the ISIS armory.

M60 machine gun with bipod folded - 7.62x51mm NATO
Archer Van.jpg

Browning M2HB

Ron Cadillac is seen with a Browning M2HB when he and his gang steal an M4 Sherman in a flashback in "Midnight Ron" (S04E04).

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
A young Ron Kazinsky with the M2.
The M2 atop of the Sherman.

Browning M1919

The purloined M4 Sherman has a hull-mounted Browning M1919A4 in "Midnight Ron" (S04E03).

Browning M1919A4 - .30-06 Springfield
The hull-mounted M1919A4 is seen here.



Archer requisitions an RPG-7 in "Legs" (S04E03).

RPG-7 - 40mm
"And one RPG-7 and two grenade, as per the note from your mother"
Archer RPG 7.jpg
Archer threatens Rodney with the RPG, which is not an advisable move, in "Legs" (S04E03).

Mk 2 Hand Grenades

Mk 2 Hand Grenades are seen in "Coyote Lovely" (S04E08).

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Lana drops the "baby," which consists of two TEC-9s and three Mk 2s.
Archer takes a Mk 2 away from Lupe.


Nerve Gas Canisters

Krieger mentions nerve gas canisters he hid in the air ducts, and offers to release them in the office. Lana finds one while trying to get out of the ISIS vault, and another is seen while Archer is crawling through the ducts.

A nerve gas canister seen in "Legs" (S04E03).
"Holy shit there really are nerve gas canisters up here. I thought that was a joke." (S04E05)

Grapple Gun

Archer pulls out a grapple gun in "Legs" (S04E03). It appears to be a smaller version of his grapple gun in the pilot.

Archer 0403 grapple 01.jpg

"Mark 28 hydrogen bomb"

Malory orders ISIS to recover a "Mark 28 hydrogen bomb" from the ocean floor. While the Mark 28/B28 is a real hydrogen bomb, and some were famously lost on the ocean floor, the image presented in the episode does not actually resemble a real Mark 28.

Although the specs appear correct, the image is not, especially if that is supposed to be a B28FI. It appears to be an image of "Little Boy," the gun-type fission device dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

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