Octopussy is the 13th entry in the official James Bond film series. The 1983 installment follows James Bond (Roger Moore) as he travels to India and West Germany while investigating the death of a "00" agent who was in possession of a rare Fabergé egg. Of note is the switch from Bond's traditional Walther PPK to the then-new Walther P5 and for one of the earliest appearances of the Steyr AUG. Octopussy was also released the same year Sean Connery returned to the role of Bond in the rival film Never Say Never Again.
The following weapons were used in the film Octopussy:
Instead of his traditional Walther PPK, James Bond (Roger Moore) carries the newer Walther P5 as his sidearm in this film. Notably, Bond loses his pistol shortly after arriving in India, subsequently telling Q he "mislaid my PPK" despite the fact he had been carrying a P5; the incident may have been written in to explain the switch to a new gun, but the fact is Bond wasn't using a PPK even before this. The use of the P5 in the film was to appease Walther, who wanted to promote the new pistol. Interesting to note is that the P5 was also carried by Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again, the rival film version of Bond released the same year as Octopussy.
Walther P5 - 9x19mm
While in India, James Bond draws his Walther P5 as his contact Vijay helps him escape. This is the "PPK" Bond later tells Q he lost, but it is clearly the larger P5. To be fair, the pistol is only glimpsed briefly in this scene and most casual viewers probably wouldn't notice the difference.
Bond confronts Octopussy (Maud Adams) armed with his P5.
Bond with his P5 as he gets into a shootout with Soviet soldiers outside the train.
James Bond's trusted Walther PPK briefly makes an appearance in the opening credits.
Walther PPK - 7.65x17mm Auto (.32 ACP)
Some woman having her arms around James Bond (Roger Moore) while holding the PPK (circled) among five other guns.
One gloved hand is holding the Walther in front of a woman.
During the opening sequence, a bearded, hefty, lascivious cigar-smoking South American V.I.P. (Brian Coburn) (looking suspiciously like Fidel Castro) is seen with a holstered M1911A1 pistol. Bond (Roger Moore) also has a holstered M1911A1 when he dons a military uniform to infiltrate a nearby base. After getting caught trying to plant a bomb inside the hangar, Bond's gun is taken by the South American Officer (Michael Halphie) who holds it to his back and takes him into custody.
Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1.
South American V.I.P (Brian Coburn) (a Fidel Castro look-alike) checks out Bond's female assistant Bianca (Tina Hudson). He has the M1911A1 in his leather hip holster.
Bond (Roger Moore) talks to Bianca while strapping on the holster with the M1911A1 inside.
South American Officer (Michael Halphie) has taken Bond's gun, puts it to his back, and takes him in for interrogation.
Opening credits prominently feature the Astra Cub pocket pistol. It is also the sidearm of Octopussy (Maud Adams) during the attack on the palace.
Astra Cub - .22 Short
Some woman holding the Astra Cub during the opening credits.
Some woman having her arms around James Bond (Roger Moore) while holding the Astra Cub (circled) among various other pistols.
Silhouetted women bounces in the red light emitting from the gun.
One dancing couple in the foreground and a woman is holding the Cub behind them.
Octopussy spies on Kamal Khan and Gobinda just as she prepares to enter the room.
Octopussy aims her Astra Cub at Kamal Khan.
There is also one Makarov pistol seen during the opening credits.
Makarov - 9x18mm Makarov
The "007" logo is projected on the woman in front of the PM to appear as if it were emitting from the muzzle.
Some woman having her arms around James Bond (Roger Moore) while holding the Makarov pistol (circled) among five other guns.
PM appearing to be firing laser-beams.
General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) draws his holstered TT-33 pistol and uses it to smash the Fabergé egg Bond brought with him to India.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) example - Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips.
...and fires the gun at Bond, who barely manages evade the bullet.
Kamal tells Gobinda (Kabir Bedi) to go after Bond (while dangerously pointing the gun at him, with his finger still on the trigger!).
Gobinda goes up on the roof after Bond while Kamal stays behind with his pistol.
A SIG P210 is seen stuck out the train window by "Kamal Khan" due to a continuity error as the filming moved to on-location-shots on board a train at the Nene Valley railway,
SIG P210 (1950s Manufacture) - 9x19mm
"Kamal Khan" (his stand-in) sticks the SIG P210 out the train window to shoot at James Bond.
Staff Sergeant Lancaster, one of the U.S. Air Force Base security police guards manning the gate at the West German U.S. Air Force base, carries a Colt Diamondback, which he draws on Bond when he attempts to enter with the German Police hot on his tail after stealing the car he is in. Because of the many civilians milling around, the guard is forced to fire his six shots into the air to alert his comrades to the security threat. Note that standard USAF issue at the time was the Smith & Wesson Model 15.
Octopussy (Maud Adams) takes a Smith & Wesson Model 36 from one of the U.S. Air Force base security police guards at the circus and uses it to blow the lock off the base of the circus cannon, revealing the atomic bomb inside.
Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Octopussy aims the Model 36 at the lock.
Rifles & Carbines
This weapon is used by a few South American soldiers in the opening sequence. The FN FAL is also seen carried by one guard outside the British Embassy in West Berlin and by some of Kamal Khan's guards at his palace.
Fabrique Nationale FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Bond, dressed as Colonel Toro, passes some soldiers holding Fabrique Nationale FAL battle rifles during the opening sequence.
One guard is seen holding an Fabrique Nationale FAL at the British Embassy in West Berlin.
One guard is seen with an Fabrique Nationale FAL (circled) as they prepare the hunt James Bond who has recently escaped the palace.
One of Kamal Khan's guards is seen with an Fabrique Nationale FAL (circled) as he patrols the palace roof.
Some South American soldiers are seen with the Sterling ArmaLite AR-180 during the opening sequence.
Sterling ArmaLite AR-180 - 5.56mm
One South American soldier is seen carrying an ArmaLite AR-180 (circled) as they prepare to fire a missile at Bond's aircraft.
Two soldiers is seen with ArmaLite AR-180s (circled) next to and behind Colonel Toro.
MGC Replica M16 Rifle
South American soldiers mostly wield Japanese MGC M16 replica rifles with 20-round magazines. The soldiers guarding James Bond (Roger Moore) after his capture are armed with these M16s, after Bond pulls their parachute ripcords, he commandeers one of the soldiers' rifles (which becomes a blank-firing full-auto AR-15/SP1 rifle at that moment).
MGC M16 assault rifle: a non firing metal replica built by the Model Gun Corp. of Japan and one of the most used non firing replicas of the M16 in movies and television
Bond, as Colonel Toro, walking past some soldiers inside the hangar with MGC replica M16 rifles.
Soldiers with MGC replica M16 rifles surrounds Bond.
Soldiers with their replica rifles as the real Colonel Toro appears. Colonel Toro was portrayed by Ken Norris, who was Roger Moore's double/stand-in for this film. The two also worked together in The Saint television series.
MGC M16s pointed at Bond while he's being escorted by truck to the location of his "interrogation".
Two soldiers with M16 replica rifles guard Bond in the truck.
Bond stares at a soldier's MGC replica M16 and parachute ripcord. Airborne forces in real life would only wear a full parachute harness on the grounds of an airbase when in training or preparing for an air assault.
Radio operator ordering an air missile assault on Bond, soldier next to him carries an M16 replica assault rifle.
After pulling the soldiers' parachute ripcords, sending them up into the air, Bond (Roger Moore) commandeers one of their rifles, now a blank-firing full-auto AR-15/SP1 rifle, and uses it to shoot out the truck's left front tire, causing it to crash. Another AR-15/SP1 rifle appears later on in the hands of one of the soldiers watching the missile being fired.
AR-15/SP1 - 5.56x45mm
Bond with the blank-firing full-auto AR-15/SP1 about to shoot up the truck's tires.
One soldier holds the AR-15/SP1 (circled) as they are watching the missile being fired.
Soviet guards at the art depository and some of Kamal Khan's guards can be seen with SKS carbines.
Khan's guards are armed with Lee-Enfield rifles while on the hunt for Bond in India.
Norinco Type 56
Throughout the film, Orlov's Soviet forces and some border guards use Norinco Type 56 rifles, the Chinese-made AK-47 clone. Besides the obvious Russians' using Chinese weapons issue this is an anachronism since the milled receiver AK-47 was well obsolete by this time for the USSR frontline troops.
Norinco Type 56 without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm. This is the "sanitized" (M22-code) export version made with no factory markings and the selector markings in the Latin alphabet (L for full-auto and D for semi-auto).
Orlov descends from a "Russian" helicopter (a French SA-360 Dauphin) while his soldiers stand guard.
Soviet soldiers firing their rifles at Bond from inside the railway tunnel after his first meeting with General Orlov.
Soldiers, one with a Chinese AK-47 (circled), are struck by metal barrels that Bond knocks over while escaping in Orlov's car.
ATVs arriving with more soldiers trying to stop Bond from escaping in the General's Mercedes.
Border guards ordering General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) to stop running as he tries to catch the train going into the western sector.
Border guards and a soldier firing at Orlov. (Is the soldier shooting between the heads of the two border guards?!)
Orlov's forces are also seen with Adler-Jäger AP-80 rifles (.22 LR replicas of the Soviet Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM) while patrolling platforms and railway tunnels near the border. Some border guards also carry these while they're seen investigating the crashed Mercedes that is being brought up from the river.
Adler-Jäger AP-80 - .22 LR
"Get to the station!" General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) commands his armed soldiers outside the tunnel.
A very young-looking soldier guarding the platform with an AP-80 in a sling on his back while the circus-train arrives at the border station.
Armed soldiers guarding the station while the train is at the border station.
Border guards by the river, some with the AP-80 rifles (circled), towing the crashed car as Gogol (Walter Gotell) departs in a helicopter in search for the renegade General Orlov.
Last check by border personnel as the train is about to leave for the western sector.
Oddly, carbine versions of the Steyr AUG is used by a few Soviet soldiers in the movie. This is likely the earliest appearance of the Steyr AUG in a Hollywood film.
Steyr AUG carbine with 16" Barrel - 5.56x45mm
Soviets with AUG carbines load the stolen Kremlin Jewels into the car.
One of the Soviets shot by Bond drops his AUG carbine.
Among the armament depicted as standard Soviet (Warsaw Pact) weaponry in this classic Cold War adventure is the surprisingly accurate AKM assault rifle. Hastily seen carried by one soldier just as General Gogol (Walter Gotell) discovers the stolen Soviet treasuries in the salvaged Mercedes-Benz's boot. There's also a scene shown earlier featuring one soldier firing his Kalashnikov modernized assault rifle at 007 in an effort to prevent him from escaping with General Orlov's luxury auto (containing the invaluable jewels in the trunk). Bond, however, counters that effort as he drives into some stacked oil barrels nearby, knocking them over and sending them into the crooked general's minions, incapacitating them before he drives off.
Note: In an extended view depicting this scene (from the trailer) there's one great, detailed shot showing the distinctive features identifying this firearm, including front sight, slanted muzzle brake and 45 degree gas block.
Extended view from the trailer showing the AKM assault rifle's distinctive features (in the foreground) as the soldiers fire at the stolen Mercedes with double-o-seven behind the wheel.
Soldiers just as they're being hit with the overturned (presumably) oil barrels. The leftmost soldier (circled) can be seen with the AKM assault rifle (based on comparing the soldiers' positions from the shot above which would precede this one).
Gogol (Walter Gotell) checks the automobile's license plate (identifying it as belonging to General Orlov) while his soldiers are guarding the place. One soldier (circled) is seen with the AKM (based on the firearm's stamped receiver and what looks like a bulged lower handguard).
One Soviet soldier carried an AKS-47 while at the river sight inspecting the Mercedes-Benz. Also carried by one guard coming to aid Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan) fight off Bond during the attack on the palace in the finale.
AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
One Soviet soldier inspecting the car carries an AKS-47 (circled) can be seen by the right front door.
Two of Kamal Khan's guards, one carrying an AKS-47, is seen coming to help the Afghan prince fight of Bond.
Bond has his sights fixed on the oncoming guards as he slides down the banister.
Sa vz. 58 V
Seen carried by one Soviet soldier behind General Gogol (Walter Gotell) at the river site as the general is shown the stolen jewels in the trunk of the car. One of Kamal Khan's guards also carries the Sa vz. 58 V, using it to shoot at Bond (Roger Moore) who kills him, takes the gun, and uses it (most notably while sliding down the banister).
Sa vz. 58 V - 7.62x39mm
"Where is General Orlov now?" "Last reported heading for the border." One Soviet soldier behind Gogol carries the Sa vz. 58 V while guarding the river sight.
Octopussy (Maud Adams) starts fighting of the guards just before she is captured.
Guard fires the weapon at Bond (he appears to be firing the weapon with his eyes closed).
Bond picks up the weapon and checks it, before...
...sliding down the banister while firing it at the oncoming guards.
Sa vz. 58 P
This weapon is seen carried by one Soviet soldier just as the border guards are passed by General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) who is running after the train.
Sa vz. 58 P - 7.62x39mm
One Soviet soldier behind the border guards carries the Sa vz. 58 P (circled) as they shout for General Orlov to stop running.
L7 General Purpose Machine Gun
The British L7 Machine Gun is seen mounted on a jeep chasing James Bond and later on some other vehicle outside the hangar during the opening sequence.
British L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
One L7 General Purpose Machine Gun (circled) seen mounted on a pursuing jeep.
The barrel of another L7 (circled) sticks up beside the soldier in the vehicle to the left.
Due to a continuity error, the L7 becomes a M60 machine gun after the jeeps have crashed and is used by one South American soldier to fire at Bond's small aircraft.
M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO
One South American soldier is shooting the M60 machine gun at Bond who's escaping in his small aircraft.