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Life on Mars (U.S.)

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Life on Mars (2008-2009)

Life on Mars was the American remake of the UK television series of the same name. The show aired on ABC from 2008 to 2009 and followed an NYPD detective (Jason O'Mara) living in 2008, who after getting hit by a car, finds himself in the body of a cop living in 1973, yet still retaining the memories of his modern life.

The following weapons were used in the series Life on Mars:

Charter Arms Undercover

An older-model 2" Charter Arms Undercover in .38 Special with a bobbed hammer is the sidearm Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) carries in 1973.

Older Model Stainless Charter Arms Undercover - 38 Special. Sam's revolver has a bobbed hammer.
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Det. Tyler (Jason O'Mara) draws his Charter Arms Undercover revolver during the opening sequence in the episode "Home is Where You Hang Your Holster."
Lt. Hunt (Harvey Keitel) sniffs the revolver in the episode "Home is Where You Hang Your Holster." Note the rounded hammer.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 (Chief's Special)

The Smith & Wesson Model 36 is carried by Detective Ray Carling (Michael Imperioli) and Detective Chris Skelton (Jonathan Murphy).

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 special - 5 shot
The Smith & Wesson Model 36 is carried by Detective Ray Carling (Michael Imperioli).

Colt Model M1911A1

The Colt Model 1911A1 is used throughout the series.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP.
Trent aiming his M1911A1 in the episode "The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler".
Yuri robbing the bank with his M1911A1 in the episode "Take a Look at the Lawman."
Matthew after shooting an orderly in the episode "Tuesday's Dead."

Walther PP

The Walther PP is used by Tony Crane in the episode "The Simple Secret of the Note in Us All."

Post war Walther PP Pistol - 32 ACP.
Tony Crane with his Walther PP.

Smith & Wesson Model 10HB

Police officers are seen carrying the Smith & Wesson Model 10HB in the episode "Tuesday's Dead."

Smith & Wesson Model 10 - .38 Special.
A police officer is seen with the revolver.

Walther PPK

The Walther PPK is used by Lieutenant Hunt during the opening sequence in the episode "Home is Where You Hang Your Holster."

Walther PPK - .380 ACP.
Hunt with his Walther PPK.


The M4A1 is carried by an NYPD ESU member in 2008, in the premiere "Out Here in the Fields".

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Glock 19

The Glock 19 is briefly seen in the hands of Sam Tyler in 2008.

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Remington 870

The Remington 870 shotgun is seen being used by police officers throughout the series.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
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Ruger Mini-14

A Ruger Mini-14 with a 5 round magazine is used in the episode "Life is a Rock." This is anachronistic because the Mini-14 was not introduced until 1974.

Ruger AC556 Carbine - 5.56x45mm.
Det. Tyler charges his AC556.
A better view of the distinctive barrel and bayonet lug.


In a continuity error, Det. Tyler's Ruger AC556 switches to an AKM in between shots.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
Det. Tyler after his Ruger Mini-14 is replaced with an AKM in between shots. Note the missing magazine.

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