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Talk:Agent Carter - Season 1

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Anyone see what the Leviathan agents had? I think I saw a Beretta-ish handgun as well, Beretta M1934 maybe?--Mandolin (talk) 09:50, 7 January 2015 (EST)

The scientist played by James Urbaniak had a Beretta M1934. It is hard to tell, but I think a suppressed M1934 was also the pistol used by the assassin in the first episode (it is barely seen but it looked to have the same Beretta style open slide and the size matches). Also, in the first episode one of the guys with a Thompson actually had an M1A1 going by the shape of the rear sight. --commando552 (talk) 17:14, 7 January 2015 (EST)

Thompson revolver

Agent Thompson's revolver has a different hammer. Any ideas? --Ben41 (talk) 07:44, 8 January 2015 (EST)

a brighter image
Hard to tell but the hammer might have the firing pin on it, making it a S&W. Looks like it also has a five-round cylinder as well, so this might be a Model 36/60 Chief's Special. StanTheMan (talk) 13:04, 8 January 2015 (EST)
Just an extra note, if these are indeed Model 36s (and I do believe they are) wouldn't they be a tad anachronistic here? If so, should make a note of that as well. StanTheMan (talk) 00:00, 9 January 2015 (EST)

The Chief's Special came in 1950, IIRC.--Tecolote (talk) 00:04, 9 January 2015 (EST)

Yes, that's right, I knew that - I just previously did not know exactly when the series takes place. With that said, this gun is indeed anachronistic, though not by much. And it does work as a decent stand-in to the I-Frames, which are time-correct, but a whole lot less available. That said, I suppose these could be I-Frame revolvers, but again, those aren't around much these days as I understand. Interesting they didn't go for the Colt DS (As they were previously ID'd) as those are fairly available (probably as much if not more so than early S&W J-Frames) and also are period-correct. StanTheMan (talk) 13:18, 9 January 2015 (EST)

Thompson's gun does appear to be a small frame S&W, however in 1946,when the show is set,those agents would more like to carrying the Colt DS. There were snubbed models of the Military and Police and Victory Model Smiths,and of the Colt Commando, but for a snub at that time, the Colt DS would be the most likely to be encountered. Personally, I'd have armed the agents with 4 inch Colt Official Police or S&W Military and Police revolvers,like the real FBI. BTW, S&W did not begin to use model numbers(Model 36 ,Model 10) until 1957, so while the actual firearm used by the actor be a Model 36, the "charcter" gun would be called a Chief's Special, that is, once it was introduced four years in the future in this show :)--Tecolote (talk) 19:08, 9 January 2015 (EST)

I knew that too, but the two names can be used interchangeably for the most part, the sole exception being if the revolver actually was a 'Chief's Special', that is, one from that brief time period, in which case it would only be called that, instead of 'Model 36 Chief's Special' - But since neither the 'Chief's Special' nor the 'Model 36' were available in 1946, the "character" gun couldn't be either, so that bit of nitpicking is rather moot. StanTheMan (talk) 22:41, 9 January 2015 (EST)

There was the S&W Terrier chambered for the .38 S&W, made during that general time period, which looked almost exactly like the early Chief's Special in the photo, and I doubt if any of us could distinguish beween the two on screen. However, I doubt the Smiths were supposed to be Terriers. It's much more likely just carelessness. It's SciFi and wasn't made before 1957, so it does get some wiggle room...--Tecolote (talk) 00:12, 14 January 2015 (EST)

True, and that's fair to point out. However the Terrier's I-frame was actually a bit smaller than the J-frame. But in all honestly, as I said previously, I think there's considerably few Terriers/I-frames out there at all these days, much less in movie armory inventory. As noted the early J-frames work just as well appearance wise as stand ins for the earlier guns and are only barely anachronistic in themselves here. Anyway, I agree it's an oversight, and a rather slight one TBH. But sweating the details on firearms is kinda what we do here. ;) StanTheMan (talk) 00:47, 14 January 2015 (EST)

With the excellent cap of DeSousa aiming his revolver, it's definitely ramped sight S&W Chief's Special.

After watching Ep. 8 again,Agent Sousa is definitely carrying a period correct WW2 square butt Colt Detective Special,which he clonks Fenhoff with,the dead agent on the stairwell has what is likely the same exact gun, and Rose is grasping the same Colt squarebutt DS when she's confronting Jarvis. although Colt went to a round butt on the Ds ca. 1933,Uncle Sam ordered square butt DSs for issue to MI,CID,etc. Thet are rare and command high prices(and Smith Model 36s are easier to find). If you lighten up the pic of Rose's hand on the DS you'll see the mold mark on the butt and trigger;yep it's a cast and a good one as the trigger checkering Colt did back then is even captured. I don't recall any of the SSR agent firing their revolvers,they could have made more casts of the DS--Tecolote (talk) 02:35, 27 February 2015 (EST) BTW, Agent Thompson needs a better shoulder holster,since he wears suspenders. I'd recommend a Nelson upsidedown holster, a recreation of the old Berns-Martin Triple Draw.--Tecolote (talk) 02:39, 27 February 2015 (EST)

Carter's PPK

Carter's PPK is a post-war manufacted gun; in 1946 Walther's factory was in Russian hands and they didn't start making pistols until several years later.--Tecolote (talk) 00:11, 9 January 2015 (EST)

How can you tell? Also, she had the gun in First Avenger, so presumably it's pre-war.--Mandolin (talk) 06:46, 9 January 2015 (EST)
I assume he is referring to the shape of the cut-out at the front of the slide, which on wartime PPKs was stepped:
compared to the curved cut-out on post war examples:
As her PPK appears to have a curved cut-out this would make it post war (after 1952). However, I have heard (although I am not convinced by this myself as i have never seen an example of one) that when the PPK was originally made it had the curved type of slide, and was only changed to simplify production. When Manurhin began licensed production in the 50s they chose to go back to the curved profile deeming it more attractive. --commando552 (talk) 12:14, 9 January 2015 (EST)
I concur with this, and agree the PPK Carter uses has the smoothed slide, which pending anything else, does make it a post-war (and thus technically anachronistic) variant. Though, like with the S&W Model 36, the post-war PPK variant is not anachronistic by very much. StanTheMan (talk) 13:18, 9 January 2015 (EST)

Thanks for the above photos.Immediately post war, German companies weren't allowed to make weapons, so in 1952 Walther licensed Manurhin of France to build the PP/PPK series; these guns had the Manurhin logo on the grips instead of the Walther banner until somebody in the US convinced them to put the banner back on the grips and the Walther markings back on the slide;sales boomed. As to the wartime guns, the front of the slide has what some call the bulldog profile,as Commando552;why I don't know. My PPK dates from 1934, so I tend to look for such things on film.It still works fine, but the slide bite is bad,so I prefer the PP by far...--Tecolote (talk) 18:52, 9 January 2015 (EST)

Got a good photo of Carter's PPK at the start of the 1st episode. Ominae (talk) 20:51, 9 January 2015 (EST)
The pistol seen loaded is a PPK/S. --Ben41 (talk) 09:07, 10 January 2015 (EST)
Walther PPK/S Blue Steel made in the USA - .380ACP
Note the PPK/S on the slide and the "made in USA" under the Walther stamp.
As that image proves it is a PPK/S, wouldn't we just list he gun in all its appearances as a PPK/S? so far there has not been a shot that definitively proves that the gun labelled as a PPK is one rather than the PPK/S, and to me it seems more likely that they would just use the same gun rather than switching between different models. It is possible that there may be a replica/airsoft PPK for non firing scenes, but I would assume that any firing scene would use the PPK/S. --commando552 (talk) 11:39, 12 January 2015 (EST)

While doing an image search, I found the stunt PPK from CA/TFA. It's cast from a period PPK,ca.1934 according to the serial number;it sold for $650 and has the orange plug in the muzzle, and is kind of beat up, but a superb cast(amzing what these propmakers can do with casting and painting.--Tecolote (talk) 02:09, 27 February 2015 (EST)

Dottie is not using a Winchester 1894, but an "iron frame " 1860 Henry rifle with a modern scope which appears to be properly mounted for ejection of empties.As is often the case with Henrys onfilm the magazine is empty. I have no idea whether the take-down version is made from a real rifle or a prop, but I suspect the iron frame version was used to make less obvious to the view it was a Henry. Interesting Civil theme in base guns: a pepperbox and a Henry.


As to the M1A1 Thompsons, there was a fair amount of semi auto fire with them in the episodes. An image search turned up several hi-res shots ;at least Carter's and Happy Sam's Thompsons have Auto-Ordnance markings;semi-auto SBRs,perhpas:http://www.auto-ordnance.com//firearms/thompson-m1sb.asp--Tecolote (talk) 03:44, 12 February 2015 (EST)

Your link doesn't work, also any idea what the child soldier was carrying? --Mandolin (talk) 10:10, 12 February 2015 (EST)

Corrected link. --commando552 (talk) 12:19, 12 February 2015 (EST)
You really think an armorer would buy new semi-only Thompsons when the real thing has a selector switch? Besides, all the guns have their bolts back as if they were open bolts weapons--Mandolin (talk) 16:56, 12 February 2015 (EST)

That's a valid point, but I did say "perhaps"(even though I mispelled it). IIRc, the semi auto fire was shown from the left side where you would see the bolt on an M1A1,and I was suggesting the Class III SBR versions A-O offers. What I can say is some of the Thompsons are of A-O manufacture, full or semi-auto. At any rate the use of semi- fire caught my attention.--Tecolote (talk) 01:56, 13 February 2015 (EST) Commando552, thanks for fixing the link.

Mandolin, if by "child soldier" you the Black Widowlette that stabbed Dugan,I do know what she used. Dugan hadn't re-snapped his holster loop and the girl grabbed his M1917,shot the commando, dropped the gun and skittered into the vent shaft. BTW, the New Service does look like it is a real M1917,(as opposed to a commercial New Service)as it has the smooth walnut grips of that model,but it's missing the lanyard loop(again from zooming hi-rez photos I found with a Bing image search.--Tecolote (talk) 01:55, 13 February 2015 (EST)

Yeah, I mean the Black Widowette. I though she kept the gun, given she shot another guy later, but I guess she found another gun. --Mandolin (talk) 09:35, 13 February 2015 (EST) I thought she'd dropped the Colt;at any rate Dugan was shooting it from the back of the truck at pursuing Russians.--Tecolote (talk) 22:12, 13 February 2015 (EST)

Please help ID rifle

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From the image of the scope and the front end of the rifle I believe it is a Mosin-Nagant Rifle can anyone confirm?--Balin21 (talk) 20:40, 13 February 2015 (EST)

I brightened the pics up and that's what it looks like to me.--Tecolote (talk) 22:14, 13 February 2015 (EST)

Being technologically Paleolithic, I'd like to request that those who are getting these great screencaps look for the following from Ep.7: Dottie's cased and unassembled Henry;the shot under the desk of the chief "operator's" hand around what may be a Smith Model 10(when Jarvis comes in);a dead SSR agent in a stairwell with what might be a Colt Detective Special. There may be more, but I've only watched once,so far. Also, there are publicity stills via Bing image search of next week's episode with Peggy using an Ithaca M37, and an NYPD officer with a period correct(!) Colt Official Police. Thanks in advance.--Tecolote (talk) 01:28, 20 February 2015 (EST)

From Episode 8: an M1 Garand with scope,rigged to fire shots on a timer;Sousa appears to have a period correct :)(short ejector rod) Colt Detective Special when confronting Faust in the hanger.--Tecolote (talk) 19:58, 25 February 2015 (EST)


So the TK is a real handgun, I assumed somebody made up a Russian-sounding name. Cool. BTW, was it ever confirmed that Dottie was the shooter in that hit? Everyone seems to assume so, but did the show people ever confirm it?--Mandolin (talk) 22:49, 26 February 2015 (EST)

I'm curious, why this section in Archives rather than with Season 1,which is what it pertains to? Thanks in advance.--Tecolote (talk) 00:41, 19 May 2015 (EDT)

I rather only wonder why this has been called the "TK" all these years. --Slon95 (talk) 18:23, 18 April 2020 (EDT)

Non tk.jpg

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