What is the Noirest Gun of All Time?

Whether it’s a six-shooter or a semi-automatic handgun, noir and a gun are like a ballroom dancer and her heels. Guns can be a crucial plot element such as the Colt 1911 Pistol in the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon, or a character in and of itself such as Dirty Harry’s partner in crime, the Smith & Wesson Model 29.

1) The Smith & Wesson Model 29
six-shot, double-action revolver
.44 Magnum cartridge
Carried by Homicide Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) in the Dirty Harry films

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2) Colt 1911 Pistol
.45 ACP
Carried by Private Investigator Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) in The Maltese Falcon

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3) Walther PPK
7.65mm/.32 ACP
Carried by the ubiquitous James Bond

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4) Star Model B pistol
9mm
Carried by Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction

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