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Topic: Guns being sold at Christie's

This article was in my local paper, however it may be old news:

'Gunning for a piece of Bond's 007 equipment

November 4, 2006

JAMES Bond's guns are going under the hammer at Christie's.

The weapon Sean Connery wielded in the 1962 film Dr No is the star lot and is expected to fetch up to £25,000 ($A61,690).

But Bond fans expecting it to be 007's trusty Walther PPK are in for a surprise.

The gun is a different model — a Walther PP — thanks to a mix-up on set.

A Christie's spokeswoman explained: "The script in the film requires Bond to be presented with a Walther PPK.

"But the gun that was supplied by the armourers was actually a PP, which is slightly different. It is a little-known continuity error."

Other guns up for auction include Roger Moore's Walther PPK from For Your Eyes Only, which carries an estimate of up to £12,000.

During Pierce Brosnan's tenure, 007's weapon of choice was a more modern Walther P99.

The model from 2002 film Die Another Day is expected to sell for up to £7000, and Timothy Dalton's WA2000 sniper rifle from The Living Daylights has a price tag of up to £6000.

Other lots include Bond girl Halle Berry's Beretta Cheetah handgun from Die Another Day (£5000-£7000), the midget Nick-Nack's Derringer from The Man With The Golden Gun (£3000-£5000) and Tanaka's Gyro Jet gun from You Only Live Twice (£3000-£5000).

The collection goes under the hammer at Christie's in London on December 5.

It is being offered for sale by The Prop Store of London on behalf of the armourers who supplied weapons to the Bond films for more than 40 years. All have been decommissioned.'

"He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back—that’s an earthquake. and then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you’re finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory." Death of a Salesman

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If anyone ("Gyrojet"?) is interested in Tanaka's GyroJet pistol; I've been given some additional information both about the gun up for auction and the general use of Gyrojets in [i]YOLT. (So esoteric I thought I'd gauge interest first before composing a post!)

Also, the auction is not solely guns; there are some other Bond props and costumes inlcuded to round-out the sale, though I have no details yet on what exactly.

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The online version has just gone live:

http://www.christies.com/promos/dec06/4912/overview.asp

if you could pass the word!

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Everybody bid on Connery's FRWL, Pierce's 811 PPK and the PAK P99 with Silencer ajb007/wink

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Asp9mm wrote:

Everybody bid on Connery's FRWL, Pierce's 811 PPK and the PAK P99 with Silencer ajb007/wink

Everybody?!

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There really is some wonderfuls props in that auction. If I had the money, I would take the snipers rifle from TLD and the (finger)triggerless rifle from TMWTGG.

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Sorry Alan,please post what you know i always enjoy your posts.Been a bit busy with other things lately to post here,but i ll do my best to make a viewing day for that auction.

Last edited by Gyrojet (27th Nov 2006 15:54)