“The Man With The Golden Gun” Replica

A replica of Scaramanga’s golden gun from the Bond movie “Man With The Golden Gun” will be auctioned by a British auction house on January 20th. Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers of Etwall, Derbyshire will be conducting the auction and expect the replica to bring £1,000 to £1,500 ($1,558 to $2,337).

Auctioneer Charles Hanson said: ”The gun was made by SD Studios in Texas USA in the early 1980s.

”It is one of very few since with a solid gold plating, the gun had a limited market amongst the wealthy.”

It was bought by a collector from Tamworth, Staffs., in the mid-1980s but was discovered in mint condition last year in an attic.

James Bond’s Walther Air Pistol Sold

The Walther air pistol held by Sean Connery for a James Bond movie poster sold at auction in London for

£277,250. It was used in the poster for the 1963 Bond movie From Russia With Love.

And as seen in the poster.


The pre-auction estimate by Christie’s was in the £15,000-20,000 range.

I realize that it is associated with a James Bond movie but that is a lot of money to pay for a fancy BB gun!

H/T The Firearm Blog

NC Wildlife Resources Commission on Crossbows

I received this from the NC WRC today:

Crossbow Hunting

The use of crossbows is now a legal hunting method by licensed hunters anytime bow-and-arrow hunting is allowed. However, state law requires that anyone buying or otherwise receiving a crossbow in North Carolina must first obtain a pistol permit from the sheriff’s office in their county of residence or hold a valid concealed handgun permit. Questions about obtaining pistol permits and issuance of concealed handgun permits should be directed to the local sheriff’s department.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission does not regulate the sale or purchase of firearms and crossbows.

They must be getting a lot of calls about the requirement to have a pistol permit or CHP before you can buy a crossbow in North Carolina. I would say it is time for the General Assembly to get their act in gear and remove the permit requirements from crossbow purchases. They must have gotten scared after seeing Carol Bouquet as Melina Havelock in the James Bond movie “For Your Eyes Only” when they imposed that requirement.