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Thanks for this great story of the Beretta 950 B Jetfire pistol used by Barbara Bach in The Spy Who Loved Me. Always love this kind of background information.

Is this gun in your collection Donk?

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Well done Donk, truly amazing ajb007/martini

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A further tribute to Sir Roger Moore ...

In 1978, Roger Moore took a very short break from Bond to appear as Anglo-Irish mercenary Lt. Shawn Fynn in the United Artists Production "The Wild Geese". Fynn's weapon of choice was a 9mm suppressed AC41 Walther P38, serial number: 1887F, however this was not a factory silenced pistol being modified from standard by genius armourer "C.S." who was also responsible for a number of custom Bond specialist weapons. Fynn's AC41 was one of a number of Walther P38 pistols which were originally utilised in the 1964 classic 007 outing Goldfinger by Auric Goldfinger's Korean guards, Pussy Galore and Bond himself. It would be nice to think that it was originally the AC41 Walther P38 which was utilised by Sean's 007, nice but at this time almost impossible to prove although research has got this down to one of two and as yet I have been unable to source the second pistol.
The movie had a strong supporting cast both in front of and behind the camera, some of whom are distinguished names from the Bond family: Bob Simmons appeared in the movie as a pilot, Richard Burton's stunt double and was also Action Arranger (Stunt Coordinator). George Leach portrayed hitman "Stone" and Bond Girl Valerie "The Spy Who Loved Me" Leon was a Casino dealer. The movie was edited by John Glen who was also 2nd Unit Director. Production Design was by Syd Cain and Maurice Binder was title designer. The production was shot at Twickenham Studios in Middlesex with location photography shot in South Africa which because of the political unrest at that time was a brave choice by all involved in particular the principal cast of Burton, Moore, Harris and Kruger.

Regrettably as a real suppressed Walther (externally threaded barrel) the pistol has been deactivated to EU17 specifications which means the barrel has been pinned to the frame, the suppressor has been permanently attached to the barrel and in case that has not buggered it up enough? the suppressor shroud has been stripped off so 3 large holes could be bored into the lower surface of the tube. The holes were then filled in & the suppressor was sprayed black erasing its distinctive screen patina ...why for christ's sake?

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RIP Sir Roger  ajb007/martini

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That’s another great piece to have but I do find it ridiculous the level of butchery that ‘has’ to happen to these  ajb007/crap

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Sir Miles wrote:

That’s another great piece to have but I do find it ridiculous the level of butchery that ‘has’ to happen to these  ajb007/crap

You and me both Sir M,  especially as a knee jerk response to terrorism.....

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

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Could not agree more my deactivated PPK has a pin through the chamber so you cannot even cycle drill rounds through it - various other internal parts have areas shaved off - crazy.

Cheers  ajb007/bond

My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!

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A great film with one of Sir Roger's best performances and a great weapon--thanks, Donk!

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Removed from collection.

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Nice!

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Great item  ajb007/martini

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"I have a surprise from your friends back at the barracks!"

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And Donkey has a surprise for all those on IMFDB who believe Xenia used a Beretta 418 to shoot Wayne Michaels & Simon Crane  ajb007/tongue

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Xenia actually used a .22 calibre nickel plated Astra Cub with bespoke practical silencer, the same pistol first utilised by Maud Adam's character Octopussy back in 1983  ajb007/martini

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And in case there is any doubt?

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The same Astra Cub pistol seen in a publicity still for Goldeneye used by the gorgeous Izabella Scorupco

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It’s truly amazing what you find  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/martini

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Wow, nice work Donk, love it!  ajb007/martini

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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LOVE seeing these posts with Donks fabulous collection!!!!!  --Ed

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The Man With The Golden Eye!

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Removed from collection.

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What a great piece to have ajb007/martini

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The Corgi C270 Aston Martin DB5 of 1968 is quite possibly the greatest die cast toy the Mettoy factory produced & is a must have for Bondmania & die cast toy collectors both past & present. Over the years the model has changed from a winged & blister packed to a slimline to a slightly bulkier box but the car itself has remained unchanged until some joker decided it would be a good idea to fit it with flared wheel arches & give us less gadgets in 1976-1977 when production ended to make way for the larger C271.

It was rumoured to have been produced as both a brass prototype & a gold plated limited run of just 7 models however there is no original documented evidence to add provenance to either model!

As to which is the rarest variant? most collectors agree that it is the yellow fronted slimline box of 1970 and of course there had to be a variant of this version too. At first glance the boxes appear identical however the earlier box had  Playcraft Toys London on the rear where the slightly later version was changed to Mettoy Playcraft on the rear with the red 270 on the front. It has been rumoured that the box was also produced with a removable header card however like the brass prototype and gold plated version there is no documented evidence to support this. And now for the cruncher, expect to pay anything between £500 - £1000 for a clean/ex-shop stock condition original example! Not bad for something which retailed for just 10'9 (just under 60p in 1968)  ajb007/martini

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Really nice to see an alternative version in such fantastic condition  ajb007/martini
Well done Lord Donkey on another fine addition to the Modest Collection  ajb007/martini

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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Great information...and a lovely addition  ajb007/martini

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Here's a true oddball in every sense of the word. The Royal World Premiere programme for 1967's first cinematic offering of Casino Royale which like all good Bond premieres was held at The Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, London. Personally I don't consider it a Bond film & have nothing in my collection on it ...until now! I've watched the price of this programme climb to ridiculous heights in recent years although I can only blame myself & the person I have been bidding against ...D'ohhhhh!  ajb007/frown   

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If you collect Bond Royal Premiere paraphernalia? then this attractively bound volume (which is staple bound although it looks strung together) is a must have to fill a hole in a collection until B25 knocks on our doors in 2019?  ajb007/martini

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Ohhhh...lovely paper tat  ajb007/biggrin

Always loved the cover artwork  ajb007/martini

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Yay....more rare paper tat!  ajb007/martini

An interesting collection of original Aston Martin Lagonda photos of BMT216A including a rather unique image of Sir David Brown and Honor Blackman taken in 1964 and FMP taken later at Silverstone plus a great image of the DB5 production line. The image of the car outside Pinewood Studios has the original press release on the back of the photo. I have only seen this image in Dave Worrall's masterpiece The Most Famous Car In The World previously.

My sincere thanks to my good friend Acacia_Avenue who made me aware of the availability of the photos at a recent auction  ajb007/martini

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Nice tat - thanks for sharing  ajb007/martini

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When does the Limited Edition Official Donk Paper Shredder come out?  ajb007/shifty