Wild Wild West Gadgets - During
the 1960s when the James Bond craze swept the nation, the
producers at the CBS network devised a similar secret agent
scenario called THE WILD WILD WEST/CBS/1965-70.
Set in the days of the Post Civil War, Robert Conrad and
Ross Martin played super spies James T. West and Artemus
Gordon who worked undercover for President Ulysses S. Grant.
Their headquarters (inside a railroad coach car) was
equipped with a laboratory and arsenal of gadgets that
assisted them in fighting master criminals and traitors. The
- Vest-button bombs
- Swords in pool cues
- Derringers hidden up their sleeves (with special bullets
hidden in the heels of their boots)
- Knock-out powders and gas pellet bombs.
As for standard firearms, both Jim and Artemus used Colt.45
pistols. (West's hand gun had silver snakes on the grips while
Artemus' guns sported his initials) See also
TRAINS: "The Nimrod"
James Wes Motivates a Female with his Derringer
Artemus lights a fuse on a canister with
gun powder so Jim can escape
upwards to freedom.
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