Having found a DVD of several episodes of this 50's police show, I was reminded of how much my interest in firearms was developed by this series in particular and the early cop shows and movies in general of that period. The Smith & Wesson pre-war 5"nickel-plated .38-44 Heavy Duty revolvers carried by Jace and Clay were somehow seared in my memory. I thought that was the most beautiful handgun I had ever seen, and was thrilled when maybe 15 years ago I found one almost identical without the ivory stocks in a pawn shop for $300. Although not nearly in pristine condition it still looks great with the Jay Scott pearl grips I opted to put on it. That I've never shot it is a shame and something I plan to correct soon with my renewed interest in that particular model that now goes for the price of a good used car in almost all venues. Anybody else have a favorite model handgun or rifle which interest can be traced to a TV show or movie?