A screen-used Walther PPK, James Bond’s fully-accessorised signature weapon in ‘Goldeneye’, the 17th film in the super-spy franchise. Adding to its rarity and desirability, this iconic weapon comes packaged with its original custom-made leather shoulder-holster and suppressor - both of which were also used during filming.
Crafted by elite German firearms manufacturer, Walther, in Germany, this official Walther PPK 7.65 x 17mm (.32 ACP), serial number 811590, was originally a ‘live fire’ weapon, supplied to the production and supervised on set by famed armourers, Bapty 2000 Ltd. Bapty has supplied weapons for every James Bond movie from Dr. No in 1962 right through to Die Another Day in 2002.
Goldeneye is a landmark film in the James Bond franchise, returning the gentleman super-spy to cinema screens after an enforced six-year hiatus caused by long-running legal disputes. The movie and it’s new star, Pierce Brosnan, received rave reviews, and the film, deftly directed by Martin Campbell, grossed a total of $352,194,034 at the worldwide box-office. Audiences had spoken - James Bond was still as popular and compelling as he had always been. Goldeneye proved to be the golden ticket.
Since the release of Dr No in 1962, the Walther PPK has become an iconic weapon that is now synonymous with the image of James Bond - a powerful sophisticated weapon befitting the ultimate gentleman spy. This pistol, with and without the suppressor, was employed in many scenes during the filming of Goldeneye, including the spectacular pre-title action sequence at the Russian chemical weapons factory.
Most memorably when Bond pulls his gun on Valentin Zukovsky, played by Robbie Coltrane, the latter remarks: “Walther PPK, Seven-Point-Six-Five-Millimetre. Only three men I know carry this gun. I believe I’ve killed two of them.”