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Taurus Model 85

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The Taurus Model 85 is a snub nose 5 shot revolver chambered for .38 Special. It came in full hammer Blued, but also was available in Stainless Steel. The bobbed hammer, humped backed "concealed carry" version is the Taurus Model 851 which owes its design lineage to the Smith & Wesson Model 38/49 Bodyguard series of revolvers. Both the Model 85 and the 851 come in different style variations as well as finishes.

Taurus Model 85 (Classic Model) in Blued Finish - .38 Special. The Classic model was introduced in 1984. Note the shape of the ejector shroud as opposed to the newer (post 1996) versions of this same revolver.
Newest incarnation of the Taurus Model 85 (New Model) in Blued Finish and factory rubber grips - .38 Special
Taurus Model 85 Nickel - .38 Special
New Production Taurus Model 85 Titanium "Ultra-Lite" with factory rubber grips - .38 Special
Taurus Model 851 "Bobbed Hammer" revolver - .38 Special. Some versions of this gun are known as the "CIA" revolver, but this is strictly a Taurus product name, and is not affiliated with the Agency.
Taurus Model 85 Stainless - .38 Special


  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber(s): .38 Special
  • Weight: 1.31 lbs (0.6 kg)
  • Length: in ( cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 2 in (5.08 cm)
  • Capacity: 5-round Cylinder
  • Fire Modes: DA/SA & DAO

The Taurus Model 85 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Killer Chow Yun-Fat Ah Jong 1989
In the Line of Duty 6: Forbidden Arsenal Cynthia Khan Madam Yeung 1991
Do or Die Richard Cansino Herbert 1991
Do or Die Christian Drew Sidaris Spencer 1991
Hard Boiled Chow Yun-Fat Inspector Tequila Yuen 1992
Hard Boiled Bowie Lam Inspector Benny 1992
Hard Boiled various Hong Kong CID inspectors 1992
Hard Hunted Skip Ward Skip 1992
Hard Hunted Rodrigo Obregón Pico 1992
Hard Hunted several thugs 1992
Enemy Gold Alan Abelew Dickson 1993
Fit to Kill Brett Baxter Clark Burke 1993
Fit to Kill John Nelson Emerson 1993
Fit to Kill Shawn Rooney Shiwan 1993
Set It Off Kimberly Elise T.T. Williams 1996
Day of the Warrior Rodrigo Obregón Manuel 1996
Return to Savage Beach Cristian Letelier J. Tyler Ward 1998
Return to Savage Beach Ken Meeks "Cycle Bandit" 1998
Entrapment Catherine Zeta-Jones Virginia Baker stainless, bobbed hammer 1999
Entrapment Sean Connery Robert MacDougal stainless, bobbed hammer 1999
The Way of the Gun Joe Sarno's enforcers 2000
Snatch. Robbie Gee Vinny 2000
Snatch. Ade Tyrone stainless model 2000
Formula 51 Meat Loaf The Lizard Stainless finish, bobbed hammer, and rubber grips. 2001
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring Min Choi Detective Choi 2003
Memories of Murder Song Kang-ho Detective Park Doo-man 2003
Memories of Murder Kim Sang-kyung Detective Seo Tae-yoon 2003
The Job Brad Renfro Troy Riverside 2003
The Job Dominique Swain Emily Robin 2003
The Job Alanna Hanly Young CJ 2003
I, Robot Will Smith Detective Spooner fitted in a custom exterior shell with Walther P99 grips to look like a futuristic pistol 2004
Sin City Jaime King Wendy 2005
Sin City Carla Gugino Lucille 2005
Batman Begins Christian Bale Bruce Wayne 2005
Serenity Nathan Fillion Malcolm Reynolds heavily modified 2005
Journey to the End of the Night Matheus Nachtergaele Nazda 2006
Invisible Target Nicholas Tse Detective Chan Chun 2007
Invisible Target Shawn Yue Inspector Carson Fong Yik Wei 2007
RocknRolla Tom Wilkinson Lenny Cole 2008
In the Electric Mist Justina Machado FBI Agent Rosie Gomez 2009
Yakuza Hunters 2: The Revenge Duel in Hell Yakuza thug 2010
Unthinkable Michael Sheen Younger new model 2010
Unthinkable Randy Oglesby Mr. Bradley new model 2010
The Alien Girl Evgeni Tkachuk Whiz/Nimble air gun 2010
Ah Boys to Men Singapore Police Force officers 5" barrel 2012
Parker Jason Statham Parker 2013
Parker Michael Chiklis Melander 2013
Parker Wendell Pierce Carlson 2013
The Maze Runner Patricia Clarkson Ava Paige stainless model 2014
Triple 9 Clifton Collins Jr. Franco Rodriguez Nickel 2016
Free Fire Brie Larson Justine stainless model 2017


Title Actor Character Note"' Date
The X-Files - Season 9 Ryan Cutrona US Navy Ship Captain "Nothing Important Happened Today II" (S9E02) 2001
Firefly Nathan Fillion Malcolm Reynolds heavily modified 2002-2003
Firefly Christina Hendricks Saffron heavily modified, "Trash" (S1E11) 2003
The Walking Dead - Season 1 Lennie James Morgan Jones Nickel; "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01) 2010
Breaking Bad - Season 3 Jonathan Banks Michael Ehrmantraut Stainless; "Full Measure" (S3E13) 2010
Breaking Bad - Season 4 Jonathan Banks Michael Ehrmantraut Stainless; "Box Cutter" (S4E01), "Problem Dog" (S4E07), "Bug" (S4E09) 2011
Aaron Paul Jesse Pinkman Stainless; "Problem Dog" (S4E07)
The Bridge (Bron) Morten Lützhøft Alexander Julin S2E04 2011-
Crossing Lines Richard Flood Tommy McConnel 2013
Crossing Lines William Fichtner Carl Hickman 2013
Better Call Saul - Season 1 Jonathan Banks Michael Ehrmantraut Stainless; "Five-O" (S1E06) 2015
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 2 Jesse McCartney Reed "Blood In The Streets" (S2E04) 2016
Lorenzo James Henrie Christopher Manawa "Captive" (S2E05)
Kim Dickens Madison Clark
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 5 seen in armory; "Skidmark" (S5E04) 2019

See Also

  • Taurus - A list of all firearms manufactured by Taurus.

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