Sir Sean Connery’s 007 pistol from Dr No up for auction
A fistgun used in the first James Bond movie by Late Sir Sean Connery will go into the auction hall in Hollywood next month.
The semi-automatic Walther PP pistol is estimated to be between £114,158 and £152,237 and has contributed to the description of a 007 picture.
The deactivated model was used at his debut as a fake agent by Sir Sean, who died in the Bahamas in 1962 at the age of 90.
Julien's Auctions / PA Bond's Walther PP
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The pistol was known as one of two used during construction by the original film armorer Bapty, and kept up until an auction in 2006.
Martin Nolan, CEO of the Julien's Auctions, says: "Through the planning to unveil our next Icons & Idols Trilogy: Hollywood auction line with Dr. No prop gun and Sean Connery on our catalog cover, we were profoundly sad to learn the news about Sir Sean Connery 's passing.
"The 007 shot holding this pistol will become the most famous image of the James Bond series and one of the most popular nods to pop culture ever.
"We are pleased to have his Walther PP gun and hundreds of Hollywood 's greatest classic films and TV shows as the headliner for our sale."
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Sir Sean was given a tribute after his death last month by stars including Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Sir Michael Caine, Daniel Craig, George Lazenby, and Harrison Ford.
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