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Amazing Stories was a television anthology series created by Steven Spielberg. The ambitious series premiered with great fanfare due to its high profile director and the series attracted several A-list directors to helm various episodes including Clint Eastwood, Joe Dante, Danny DeVito, Peter Hyams, Robert Zemeckis, and Martin Scorsese in addition to Spielberg himself. The series premiered in the US on NBC on September 29, 1985, and aired for two seasons until 1987. A revival of the series premiered on the Apple TV+ streaming service in March of 2020.
The following weapons were used in the television series Amazing Stories:
Browning M2 Aircraft Heavy Machine Gun
Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine guns are the primary armament of the B-17 Flying Fortress in Season 1's "The Mission" (S1E05), which was directed by Steven Spielberg and featured Kevin Costner and Kiefer Sutherland as part of a B-17 bomber crew who struggle to find a way to get their young gunner out of his ball turret before they crash land.
The MG42 is seen used by enemy forces as the men storm the beach in Season 1's "No Day At The Beach" (S1E14), which starred Charlie Sheen as a young US infantryman who are about to get their first taste of battle as they storm a beach in Italy.
Browning Automatic Rifle
The Browning Automatic Rifle is seen carried by Tiny (Tom Hodges) in Season 1's "No Day At The Beach" (S1E14).
Static (Kiefer Sutherland) is seen chambering an M1911A1 when he struggles with a difficult decision in Season 1's "The Mission" (S1E05).
Davy Crockett (Richard Young) also uses a Flintlock Pistol while defending the Alamo. Several flintlocks are also seen in a modern day display later in the episode.
Single Action Army
Several models of the Colt Single Action Army are seen in a modern day display in "Alamo Jobe" (S1E03).
Rifles and Muskets
Kentucky Flintlock Rifle
Alamo Jobe (Kelly Reno) carries a Kentucky/Pennsylvania long rifle throughout "Alamo Jobe" (S1E03), a Season 1 episode based on story by Steven Spielberg that follows a young Texan fighting at the Battle of the Alamo who finds himself transported through time to modern day Texas.
Model 1766 French Charleville Infantry Musket
In "Alamo Jobe" (S1E03), the Charleville Musket is one of the firearms used by the defenders of the Alamo.
The M1 Garand is carried by most of the men in the unit including Casey (Charlie Sheen) in Season 1's "No Day At The Beach" (S1E14).
In Season 1's "No Day At The Beach" (S1E14), the M1 Carbine is mainly seen carried by the 1st Sergeant as well as Pvt. Arnold Skamp (Larry Spinak).
The M1A1 Thompson is mainly seen used by Irish (Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini).