Sunday, December 06, 2020

"James Bond" - 'Walther PP'

The deactivated, 'Walther PP' pistol used by actor Sean Connery as '007' in the first 'James Bond' feature "Dr. No" (1962), has sold for $256,000 USD at auction:


"...the 'Walther PPK' pistol, was 'Bond' author Ian Fleming's preferred choice of  handgun. Fleming had given Bond a .25 'Beretta 418' pistol in his early novels, but switched to the 'PPK' in 'Dr. No' on the advice of firearms expert Geoffrey Boothroyd... 

"...though the actual guns carried by Bond and 'Felix Leiter' in the film were, in fact, 'Walther PP's..." 

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