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Police Rescue (1989 - 1996)

Police Rescue was an Australian television series which originally aired on ABC TV between 1989 and 1996. It was produced by ABC and Southern Star Xanadu in association with the BBC. Apart from the 61 episodes, there was a 90-minute pilot episode (first screened in 1989) as well as a feature film in 1994. The series dealt with the New South Wales Police Rescue Squad based in Sydney and their work attending to various incidents from road accidents to train crashes.

The following weapons appear in the Australian television series Police Rescue:

Smith & Wesson Model 10

The Smith & Wesson Model 10 was the then standard issue sidearm of the NSW Police Force. It is used by various characters across the series, most notably those in general duties.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 with three inch barrel
Smith & Wesson Model 10 with three inch barrel used by Senior Constable Georgia Ratray (Sonia Todd)

Smith & Wesson Model 10 with three inch barrel used by Sergeant Steve "Mickey" McClintock (Gary Sweet)

Beretta M92FS

Used by a bank robber in "Conduct Endangering Life".

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.

Australian L1A1

The SLR is used with and without various types of scope by NSW Police State Protection Group officers in various episodes such as 'Mad Dog', 'Raid' and 'Hostage'.

Australian L1A1 with rounded vent hole handguards


Early wood furniture versions of the L1A1 SLR are seen in the series. As it is an Australian production they are likely Lithgow made.

L1A1 SLR, early model with wood furniture and cylindrical carry handle - 7.62x51mm NATO
L1A1 and scope in "Hostage".
Again with scope used by SPG snipers in "Mad Dog".
Again with scope used by SPG snipers in "Mad Dog".
Again with scope used by SPG officers in "Raid".

M16 / SP1

One Special Operations Team officer is briefly seen to load an M16/SPI in the episode "Hostage" as the team gets ready.

Original SP1 slab side) style rifle as seen in "Hostage".
SOT officer with M16 (original SP1 slab side) style rifle in "Hostage".

Model 1917 Enfield

Senior Sergeant Peter 'Ridgy' Ridgeway (Tim McKenzie), a former Special Operations Team member, is forced to take a M1917 Enfield referred to as being a "25 rifle with telescopic sights" in order to shoot an armed hostage taker.

M1917 Enfield .30-06
Special Operations officer hands Senior Sergeant Peter 'Ridgy' Ridgeway a "25 rifle with telescopic sights" (aka: M1917 Enfield) in the episode "Hostage".

Remington Model 7600 Rifle

Remington 7600 - first introduced in 1981
A Remington M7600 pump action rifle is used by a criminal to shoot at police in the episode "Raid"..

Unidentified Tranquilizer Dart Rifle

In the episode "Raid" an unknown "dart gun" is used by the Special Operations Team to tranquilize a guard dog before a raid on a criminal's house.

Special Operations officer using an unknown "dart gun" to tranquilize a guard dog before a raid on a criminal's house
The dart hits the guard dog and takes immediate effect.

Armscor M30

Standard Armscor M30 shotguns with cut down barrels and user applied camo paint job are used by police throughout the series in the hands of State Protection Group officers.

Armscor M30R6 - 12 gauge
Various shotguns in "Mad Dog".
Close up of painted and shortened shotgun used by SPG Police in "Mad Dog".

CS gas grenade

Unknown brand of CS gas grenades are used by Special Operations Team police in the episode "Raid".

CS gas grenade begins to disperse.

Unknown shotgun

Used by two bank robbers in the episode "Hostage".

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