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The gun prop used by Sean Connery in his first appearance as James Bond snagged more than $250,000 when it sold at auction this week.
The original gun used by 007 in Dr. No is a Walther PP, which sold for $256,000, according to Julien’s Auctions. The prop was estimated to fetch between $150,000 to $200,000, according to the auction house.
As Bond fans are aware, in Dr. No, Bond is made to switch over to the Walther PP because there was worry from MI6 brass his beloved Beretta would jam again. From that moment, the Walther became the iconic Bond sidearm throughout the series.
The legendary, Oscar-winning actor died Oct. 31 at the age of 90. His death was mourned around the globe.
Additional props sold at the recent auction included a fighter pilot helmet worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun ($108,000) and a white Navy officer’s cap Cruise wore in A Few Good Men ($9,375), as well as a stunt Katana sword used by Bruce Willis in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction which sold for $35,200, 35 times its original estimate of $1,500.
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