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James Bond's Walther P5, P99 and Smith & Wesson at Julien's Auction

17 March, 2021

A Walther P5 used by Sean Connery and a Walther P99 and Smith & Wesson .38 used by Pierce Brosnan will be offered at Julien's Auction in April 2021.

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.

Walther P5 - Hero gun Never Say Never Again

On offer is 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 (Warner Bros, 1983).

Walther P5 Never Say Never Again

Walther P5 Hero gun as used by Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again
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The last primary sidearm used by Sean Connery in his most famous role. Never Say Never Again saw Connery return to the role he made famous 12 years after his last outing in Diamonds Are Forever (Eon Productions, 1971).

Never Say Never Again was based upon the original novel Thunderball which had already been released as a film in 1965. The movie was produced by Jack Schwartzman's Taliafilm with Kevin McClory, who retained filming rights for the novel.  The title of the film was a callback to a comment made by Connery in 1971 that he would never play Bond again. The movie was directed by Irvin Kershner, best known for The Empire Strikes Back (Lucasfilm, 1980).  Eon Productions released their own entry in the Bond franchise, Octopussy (Eon Productions, 1983), the same year with Roger Moore in the role.

Walther P5 Sean Connery Never Say Never Again

Never Say Never Again saw Connery as Bond carry the more modern Walther P5 in favor of his usual Walther PPK (Roger Moore also used the P5 in Octopussy (Eon Productions, 1983). The weapon was rented to the production company by the French weapons experts, Maratier Armes & Costumes and used by Connery during the scenes shot in the French Riviera.

Accompanied by a signed Letter of Authenticity from Maratier Armes & Costumes, signed by Jean-Charles Maratier, stating: "This gun was rented to the Production who make the film "NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN" from our company and used by the actor Sean CONNERY during filming. It has been in storage since Production ended until it was recently decommissioned for Stephen LANE of The Prop Store of London."

Sean Connery James Bond Walther P5 pistol from Never Say Never Again auction 2

Accompanied by a signed Letter of Authenticity from The Prop Store of London dated February 13, 2007 stating:

"The hero pistol used by Sean Connery in his legendary role as James Bond in Never Say Never Again. This weapon, a deactivated Walther P5, was used during filming in the South of France and comes with a letter from the French armourers confirming the history.  The serial number 001482 appears on the side of the gun along with the words 'Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do' and deactivation stamps. The gun can be matched exactly to the gun held by Sean Connery in the still be the small nick in the trigger guard."

This is a former live fire pistol that has been deactivated. It still retains full hammer, trigger and slide action with removable magazine following the deactivation. Accompanied by a Certificate of Deactivation from the Chambre de Commerce Et D'Industrie de Saint-Etienne dated February 26, 2004.

Walther P99 - Hero gun Tomorrow Never Dies

An original screen-used hero Walther P99 semi-automatic 9mm (P.A.K.) pistol, serial number B8041837, used by Pierce Brosnan in his role as the iconic James Bond character in Tomorrow Never Dies (Eon Productions Ltd., 1997). Per weapons supplier Bapty & Company Limited, this specific P99 was also used as a "holster filler" in subsequent Bond movies The World Is Not Enough (Eon Productions Ltd., 1999) and Die Another Day (Eon Productions Ltd., 2002).

Walther p99 juliens auction hero gun

Walther P99 - Hero gun as used by Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies
photo © Julien's Auctions

Tomorrow Never Dies is widely recognized as the film in which the older and iconic Walther PPK (and Walther P5) is replaced by the more contemporary Walther P99 as Bond's signature sidearm.

In the context of the film, Bond chooses the P99 from Wai Lin's armory while in Saigon. It is used throughout the film and appears in many of the posters and marketing material released in support of the movie.

Walther P99 Tomorrow Never Dies poster Juliens Auction

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 - stating:

"This letter is to verify that the accompanying Walther PAK P99, serial number B8041837, was used by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in the 1997 Eon production Tomorrow Never Dies. The weapon would have also been used as a holster filler in subsequent Bond movies. Bapty are the supplier's of Arms and military equipment as props to the film and television industry in the UK, Europe and world wide for over forty years, we provided weaponry for every Bond film from Dr. No through to Die Another Day."

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.

Smith & Wesson .38 Die Another Day

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 in his role as James Bond in Die Another Day (2002). 

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

Smith Wesson 38 Die Another Day

Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver used by Pierce Brosnan in his role as James Bond in Die Another Day
photo © Julien's Auctions

Accompanied by a signed Letter of Authenticity from Bapty & Company Limited stating:

"This letter is to verify that the accompanying Smith & Wesson .38, serial number D660468 was used by Pierce Brosnan in the 2002 Eon production Die Another Day. Bapty are the supplier's of Arms and military equipment as props to the film and television industry in the UK, Europe and world wide for over forty years, we provided weaponry for every Bond film from Dr. No through to Die Another Day."

Also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Prop Store of London.

This is a former live fire revolver that has been deactivated. It still retains full trigger, hammer and cylinder action following the deactivation.

Julien's Auctions Hollywood 2021

Other items in the Hollywood Legends auction include Al Pacino’s Scarface Three-Piece Pinstripe Suit, Johnny Depp’s Edward Scissorhands Gloves, Bill Murray’s Space Jam Air Jordan 2 Sneakers, Michelle Pfeiffer’s Original “Catwoman” Cowl Worn in Batman Returns, Bruce Willis’ Die Hard Zippo Lighter, Brad Pitt’s Inglourious Basterds Carver Knife, Will Smith’s Independence Day Jet Pilot Flight Suit, Jim Carrey’s Costumes and Props from Ace Ventura, The Mask and Batman Forever, Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Man With The Iron Mask Period Wardrobe, Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder’s Flight Suits from Alien Resurrection, items from Harry Potter movies and more.

The auctions will take place on Wednesday, April 28  and Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills and live online at JuliensAuctions.com.


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