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The following weapons were used in the television series Harsh Realm:
M16A1 with A2 handguards
During the opening scene of the Pilot episode, LT Thomas Hobbes (Scott Bairstow), SGT Mel Waters (Max Martini), and the rest of their squad are armed with M16A1 assault rifles during a peacekeeping mission in Sarajevo in 1994. The weapons have been fitted with the hand guards of M16A2s to make them resemble the US service rifle of the time, but a close inspection of the receivers reveals that they lack the brass deflector and elevation-adjustable rear sight which characterizes the M16A2.
Diemaco C7/Colt Model 715
In some shots during the opening sequence of the pilot (most notably when Hobbes reloads after providing cover fire for Waters), the receivers of the M16s used by the US Army personnel have the brass deflector but not the A2-style rear sight. In these cases, the rifles are actually Colt Model 715s, or, more likely, the Olympic Arms K4B equivalent, which is often used by the armorers in British Columbia (where the show was filmed). M16 rifles of this type are seen again in Episode 8, "Cincinnati", used by both the Republican Guard special forces and the Cherokee rebels (the latter stolen from the Republican Guard).
Colt Model 933 / Olympic Arms K3B-FT 'Commando'
In the pilot episode, Florence (Rachel Hayward) uses a short-barreled, flattop receiver AR-15 rifle which appears to be a Colt Model 933 during the shootout in the hotel. Since the show was filmed in British Columbia, the rifle is most likely an Olympic Arms K3B-FT Commando (the same rifle that has turned up in Romeo Must Die, Jeremiah, and other productions filmed in the area). After the pilot episode, Florence switches to an XM177-type rifle.
After the pilot episode, Florence uses a Colt XM177E1 as her primary weapon. Colt XM177s are also seen several other times in the show - the refugee father in Episode 6, "Three Percenters" has one slung across his back in the beginning of the episode. Some of the Republican Guard Special Forces in Episode 8, "Cincinnati" also use them (including Santiago and Waters - Waters using one with an M203 grenade launcher). The Colt XM177E1 carbine had a 10 inch barrel. Her actual weapon however is a likely a Colt SP1 carbine that had been converted to full auto and had the barrel chopped down rather than a real Colt XM177E1.
Norinco Type 84
In Episode 2, "Leviathan", Hobbes and Pinnochio are captured by a bounty hunter and his henchman who take them hostage with a Norinco Type 84S assault rifle. The Type 84 is a Chinese-manufactured AK-47/AKM variant which fires the same 5.56x45mm round as the M16 (it loosely resembles the AK-74 in appearance, but it is a completely different weapon).
The Chinese Type 84 is also used (along with the Type 56, its 7.62x39mm brother) by many of the Cherokee rebels in Episode 8, "Cincinnati". Florence is seen using one of these weapons taken from a slain rebel at the end of the episode.
In Episode 4, "Kein Ausgang", Hobbes and Pinnochio become trapped in a program within Harsh Realm that simulates a World War II battle between American and Nazi forces for control of a bridge. The M1 Garand is used by most of the American soldiers that they encounter in this scenario. Near the end of the episode, Captain Wolfe (Brad Greenquist) uses the M1-D sniper variant to take out the German guards at the other end of the bridge.
At least one of the US soldiers in "Kein Ausgang" uses an M1 Carbine.
The snipers on the US side in "Kein Ausgang" carry the scoped version of the M1903 Springfield rifle. Pinnochio is confronted by a sniper armed with this weapon when he and Hobbes first enter the program.
Browning Automatic Rifle
At least one of the US soldiers in "Kein Ausgang" has a Browning Automatic Rifle.
Most of the German soldiers in "Kein Ausgang" use the Karabiner 98k rifle, both regular and sniper versions.
Heckler & Koch P7
When Hobbes enters the virtual world of Harsh Realm in the Pilot episode, he is issued a Heckler & Koch P7 pistol (either the M8 or the higher-capacity M13). Initially, Mike Pinnochio (D.B. Sweeney) gets ahold of this weapon and uses it to rob Hobbes, but Hobbes manages to take back the P7 from him. Pinnochio later grabs the P7 again from Hobbes' waistband and tries to shoot him with it, but he discovers that Hobbes has emptied the gun.
The Taurus PT99 pistol, a variant of the Taurus PT92 with adjustable sights, appears to be the standard-issue sidearm for the Republican Guard in Harsh Realm. Major Waters is seen using one in several episodes, most notably the Pilot episode, when he uses it to shoot the digital version of Hobbes' fiance Sophie (Samantha Mathis). Hobbes also takes a PT99 from a Republican Guard soldier in the Pilot after Pinnochio takes his P7, and later gets another one from Sergeant Escalante (Raymond Cruz) in Episode 7, "Manus Domini".
From Episode 2, "Leviathan" through Episode 4, "Kein Ausgang", Hobbes carries a SIG-Sauer P226 as his sidearm. It is confiscated from him in "Leviathan" by the bounty hunter, but he later retrieves it and uses it in a shootout with the Republican Guard.
Beginning in Episode 5, "Reunion", Hobbes switches to a Walther P99, which he uses as his sidearm for the remaining episodes of the show (with the exception of Episode 7, in which he uses a Beretta 93R).
(Fake) Beretta 93R
Hobbes briefly switches sidearms again in Episode 7, "Manus Domini", when he is seen wielding a Beretta 93R instead of his Walther P99. The 93R seen in the episode is actually a visually modified Beretta 92FS that has been given an 93R-style forward grip and flash hider, as well as a 20-round magazine. After Sergeant Escalante captures him, Hobbes' Beretta winds up in the hands of a bounty hunter (Peter Kent), who uses it in a shootout with Pinnochio.
Unknown model of sawed-off shotgun
The barkeeper in the Pilot episode points an unknown model of sawed-off shotgun at Hobbes after Hobbes draws his H&K P7 on Pinnochio at the bar.
- I'd say this is a sawed off Winchester 12 based on the twist off barrel and mag tube style. - Gunmaster45
Heckler & Koch MP5K
Mike Pinnochio (D.B. Sweeney) carries a Heckler & Koch MP5K fitted with a PDW folding stock as his main weapon throughout the show. It is usually seen fitted with a 15-round magazine, and he carries it on a thigh holster.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is the standard-issue weapon of General Omar Santiago's (Terry O'Quinn's) Republican Guard forces throughout the show. Some are seen with Surefire flashlight grips, others without. Hobbes gets a hold of one from a Republican Guard soldier he incapacitates in Episode 6, "Three Percenters", and uses it to execute the doubles. MP5A3s stolen from the Republican Guard are also used by the Cherokee rebels in Episode 8, "Cincinnati".
The M1928A1 Thompson is also seen in the hands of the American soldiers in "Kein Ausgang". This was a military issue model of the M1928 fitted with a horizontal forend and issued with stick magazines. They also have less notable changes such as a heavier actuator and a cruder blue finish.
Yet another German weapon in "Kein Ausgang" is the MP40 submachine gun. Hobbes is given one by Pinnochio when the two men are trying to escape from the German side of the bridge.
Another weapon which sometimes turns up in the hands of the Republican Guard is the M60E3 light machine gun, usually mounted on Humvees. In the Pilot, a gunner in the Gazelle helicopter uses an M60E3 to fire at Hobbes and the fleeing refugees.
In Episode 8, "Cincinnati", a Republican Guard sentry is seen firing a Daewoo K3 light machine gun fitted with a night-vision sight at Cherokee rebels as they invade the weapons depot.
When Hobbes is trying to make his way across the bridge to reach the jump portal and escape from "Kein Ausgang", he shoots and kills two German soldiers manning an MG42 machine gun.