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Re: Weapons used in the James Bond movies.

Number24 wrote:

In what movie was a M1 Carabine used?

Dr No during the attack on crab key.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Re: Weapons used in the James Bond movies.

Yes, it was a very common military weapon in the 60's. It's not very associated with Bond for most people, though.

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Re: Weapons used in the James Bond movies.

No, it was a pretty routinely deployed weapon for the US military but it sits quite nicely in the display, scattered around the museum are other weapons used by Bond more recently.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Re: Weapons used in the James Bond movies.

Spectre henchman also used the M1 carbine along with some other weapons when Blofeld's  Volcano lair was invaded by Tiger Tanaka's Ninjas in You Only Live Twice.  Some of the Ninja's also had them during this scene too.

Another favorite weapon of mine is the FN P90.


https://i.postimg.cc/3WBz8fb1/400px-FNP90.jpg
Produced:(1990 - present)



Type: Submachine Gun

Length:  19.7 in (500 mm)

Weight:  5.60 lb (2.54 kg) empty

Caliber: 5.7x28mm

Capacity: 10, 30, 50-round horizontal box magazines (all magazines are of the same physical dimensions with spacers in smaller versions)

Fire Modes:  Semi, Full-Auto (900 RPM)

This SMG was made by FN Herstal per direct request of NATO, who wanted a new cartridge that had greater power than 9x19mm and could penetrate body armor better. The P90 and the 5.7mm round it fires were the result. Most notably  the P90 appeared in The World Is Not Enough, after a short appearance in Wai Lin's safe house armory in Tomorrow Never Dies. James Bond as well as Renard and various other characters made use of this weapon in the film. Additionally many fans know it from its appearances in various video games tie ins such as Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64* and the PC/ Gameboy version of Nightfire.  In real life many military and law enforcement personal use this weapon, the 5.7mm round is designed to dump its energy into the target with little risk of over penetration. Additionally, due to its unique method of eliminating spent casings(the ammunition casings drop through a chute at the rear of the receiver) makes it popular with both right and left handed shooters.

* Due to a mistake in programming, the gun in the game has an 80 round magazine instead of the correct 50 . (50 in hexidecimal is 80 in decimal)

Last edited by PPK 7.65mm (12th Jun 2020 16:06)

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Re: Weapons used in the James Bond movies.

PPK 7.65mm wrote:

Spectre henchman also used the M1 carbine along with some other weapons when Blofeld's  Volcano lair was invaded by Tiger Tanaka's Ninjas in You Only Live Twice.  Some of the Ninja's also had them during this scene too.

Another favorite weapon of mine is the FN P90.


https://i.postimg.cc/3WBz8fb1/400px-FNP90.jpg
Produced:(1990 - present)



Type: Submachine Gun

Length:  19.7 in (500 mm)

Weight:  5.60 lb (2.54 kg) empty

Caliber: 5.7x28mm

Capacity: 10, 30, 50-round horizontal box magazines (all magazines are of the same physical dimensions with spacers in smaller versions)

Fire Modes:  Semi, Full-Auto (900 RPM)

This SMG was made by FN Herstal per direct request of NATO, who wanted a new cartridge that had greater power than 9x19mm and could penetrate body armor better. The P90 and the 5.7mm round it fires were the result. Most notably  the P90 appeared in The World Is Not Enough, after a short appearance in Wai Lin's safe house armory in Tomorrow Never Dies. James Bond as well as Renard and various character made use of this weapon in the film. Additionally many fans know it from its appearances in various video games tie ins such as Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64* and the PC/ Gameboy version of Nightfire.  In real life many military and law enforcement personal use this weapon, the 5.7mm round is designed to dump its energy into the target with little risk of over penetration. Additionally, due to its unique method of eliminating spent casings(the ammunition casings drop through a chute at the rear of the receiver) makes it popular with both right and left handed shooters.

* Due to a mistake in programming, the gun in the game has an 80 round magazine instead of the correct 50 . (50 in hexidecimal is 80 in decimal)

Thanks for the info, very interesting  ajb007/martini

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Re: Weapons used in the James Bond movies.

Now it is time for the Most Famous Gun In The World, The Walther PPK.
https://i.postimg.cc/PCNty118/351px-Waltherppk32acp.jpg


Specifications

Produced: 1931 - Present

Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol

Caliber: .22 LR,  .32 ACP, .380 ACP,

Capacity: 10 (.22 LR), 7(.32 ACP), 6 (.380 ACP) round magazine

Fire Modes: Semiautomatic, Double Action

The Walther PPK is manufactured in  7.65x17mm (.32 ACP) Auto or 9x17mm (.380 ACP) ,additionally Walther produced some in
6.35mm (.25ACP) and .22LR.

While the K would commonly stand for kurz, German for "Short", PPK means Polizei Pistole Kriminal, the Criminal Police Pistol, noted by its compact size. The Walther PPK is a shortened version of the Walther PP. Since it was the most common compact pistol of WW2 (for the German military and police forces). It has gained for from its usage as James Bond's weapon of choice in the novels and the feature film adaptations.

Note, the K does indeed stand for Kriminal, however, this term needs some fleshing out. It is referred to as Kriminal not because of any preferred usage of smaller guns by Criminals, but because this is the gun issued to the Criminal division (Kriminalpolizei), i.e. the people who investigate crimes, which would be termed 'Detectives Division' in most U.S. police forces. Just like most patrolmen in the USA carried a 4 inch revolver at the time, and the Detectives often carried a snub nose revolver suitable for concealed carry (Colt specifically calling theirs the Detective Special) so too did the investigative branch of the German Police desire to carry a smaller version of the full sized patrolman's duty weapon.

Despite its age, it is still a popular weapon with the shooting community and an accurate weapon as well.

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Ugh I cringed at some of my past messages on this thread.

I remember that Bond used a Walther PP in Dr No and that the PPKs that have been used (and been discussed extensively here) in the movies have all been different versions if I recall correctly. The most impressive one was the GoldenEye one which was a relatively new casting at the time, fresh off the factory.
Wonder how suppressors have varied and what that really does for these in real life.
An inaccuracy I can recall is the muzzle flash when suppressors were attached to the PPK which is inaccurate to how it'd be.

Since I'm here though...

My personal favourite from the Moore era always has been the most powerful gun in the world, according to Dirty Harry
https://i.ibb.co/LtZgVw0/300px-S-W29.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/gmwSMcD/260px-Roger-Moore-S-W-44.jpg

Roger looked badass with it even if he famously hated guns.
Of course it wasn't Bond who made it famous but Bond rode the San Francisco detective's wave. Model 28s were the model the 29 was based off of and actually got quite popular because it was chambered in .357 Magnum, but when the 29; the .44 Magnum came along Smith actually couldn't get it out the door and considered it a sales flop.
With the popularity of Dirty Harry, sales skyrocketed and shooters who wouldn't be into guns but wanted to experience the 29 to feel a little bit closer to Harry actually bought and sold the gun with less that a full cylinder shot because of the recoil being too much for novice shooters. Overnight, it essentially became a best seller.

While Harry had 8+ inch barrels aswell as 6 inch ones, Bond used the more conservative 6 inch one to achieve better balance....or look cooler.

https://i.ibb.co/8bnxf8L/600px-Lld-sw29a.jpg
From everything I've seen Roger always used the classic actor shooting pose and isn't really an accurate demonstration on how it should be handled, but then again Harry wasn't much better.

It's one of those guns like what the Lamborghini Countach is to me of that same era, a real icon.

a reasonable rate of return