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  20 March 2021  

Original Walther P5 used by Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again and Pierce Brosnan's Walther P99 from Tomorrow Never Dies up for auction at Julien's

The HOLLYWOOD SCI-FI, ACTION, FANTASY AND MORE AUCTION features over 800 movie props and will take place on Wednesday, April 28 & Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills and live online at juliensauctions.com.

Following Julien's historic sale for $256,000 in December 2020 of the Walther PP used by legendary actor Sean Connery in the first James Bond film Dr. No (1962), the auction house will be offering Connery's hero Walther P5 from his last Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983). In one of the most renowned collection of Bond weapons brought to auction in years, Julien's will also offer an M16 prop rifle used in Moonraker (1979); the very first Walther P99 used by Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and the hero .38 Smith & Wesson used by Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day (2002).

Walther P5 Never Say Never Again (1983)

Lot 594 Walther P5 - Hero gun Never Say Never Again (1983) [Sold for $106,250]
An original screen-used and screen-matched Walther P5 semi-automatic 9mm hero pistol, serial number 001482, used by Sean Connery in his final performance as the iconic James Bond character in Never Say Never Again (1983). The weapon was rented to the production company by French weapons experts Maratier Armes & Costumes, and used by Sean Connery during the scenes shot on the French Riviera. Accompanied by a signed Letter of Authenticity, the weapon has has been in storage since production ended until it was recently decommissioned for Stephen Lane of The Prop Store of London. The serial number 001482 appears on the side of the gun along with the words ‘Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do’ and deactivation stamps. The weapon can be matched exactly to the gun held by Sean Connery in the stills by the small nick in the trigger guard.

Sean Connery as James Bond in Never Say Never Again (1983)

Lot 597 M16 Assault Rifle prop Moonraker (1979) [unsold]
An original screen used reproduction M16 A1 rifle prop from the production of the James Bond film Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore. Hugo Drax’s henchmen are seen with M16 rifles in their headquarters in the ancient temple in the Amazon. The prop was rented to the production company by the British weapons experts, Bapty & Company Limited. Accompanied by a signed Letter of Authenticity from Bapty & Company Limited. Also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Prop Store of London.

This is a reproduction M16 that was never designed to fire any projectile. The M16 is made of a metal body with rubber barrel grips and has no moving parts.

Lot 597 M16 Assault Rifle prop Moonraker

Lot 599 Walther P99 - Hero gun Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) [unsold]
An original screen-used hero Walther P99 semi-automatic 9mm (P.A.K.) pistol, serial number B8041837, used by Pierce Brosnan in his second film as James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). Weapons supplier Bapty & Company Limited also state this specific P99 was also used as a ‘holster filler’ in subsequent James Bond films The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). Tomorrow Never Dies is recognized as the film in which the older and iconic Walther PPK (and Walther P5) was replaced by the more contemporary Walther P99 as Bond's signature sidearm. In the film James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) chooses the P99 from Wai Lin's (Michelle Yeoh) armoury while in Saigon. It is used throughout the film and appears on many of the posters and marketing materials.

Walther produces P.A.K. (Pistole Automatik Knall or “automatic blank pistol”) as a non lethal gas pistol noisemaking gun for theatrical and collecting purposes. These P.A.K. pistols are designed to fire various blank and gas ammunitions. The weapon was rented to the production company by the British weapons experts Bapty & Company Limited. Accompanied by a signed Letter of Authenticity from Bapty & Company Limited dated September 2006, from Owner Tony Watts. Bapty are the supplier’s of Arms and military equipment as props to the film and television industry in the UK, Europe and worldwide for over forty years, and have provided weaponry for every Bond film from Dr. No (1962) through to Die Another Day (2002).

Also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Prop Store of London. This is a former blank fire P.A.K. pistol that has been deactivated. It still retains full trigger, hammer and slide action following the deactivation. The magazine does not eject.

Walther P99 - Hero gun Tomorrow Never Dies
Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007 in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Lot 600 Smith & Wesson .38 Die Another Day (2002) [unsold]
Also on offer is an original screen-used hero Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel (HB) .38 Special revolver, serial number 84211/D660468, used by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in Die Another Day (2002).

In the course of the film, when Bond arrives in Havana, he meets up with Raoul (Emilio Echevarria), a British sleeper agent posing as a cigar factory manager. He allows Bond to borrow the Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB which is later used in scenes on the the island including in a confrontation with Zao (Rick Yune). The gun was rented to the production company by the British weapons experts Bapty & Company Limited.

Smith & Wesson .38 Die Another Day
Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in Die Another Day (2002)
 
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