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Man with the Golden Gun, The
The Man with the Golden Gun is the ninth film in Eon Productions series of James Bond spy films, and the second to star Roger Moore as the dapper MI6 agent. It is a loose adaptation of the Ian Fleming novel of the same name, and sees Bond's life threatened by the infamous assassin Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee), the titular "man with the golden gun" who charges a million dollars a shot for his services.
The following weapons were used in the film The Man with the Golden Gun:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
The Walther PPK, 007's weapon of choice, is James Bond (Roger Moore)'s main gun throughout the movie. It's generally believed that this model is chambered in 9mm Kurz (.380 ACP) given Bond's comment "Six bullets to your one?" The film marks the first time Roger Moore has the chance to actually fire it on screen.
The Golden Gun is a fictional 4.2 mm single-shot handgun, the trademark of hitman Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) who uses it to assassinate his marks. It uses special golden bullets for maximum damage. The weapon breaks down for concealment and is usually carried as a series of everyday objects; a pen, a cuff link, a lighter and cigarette case. Scaramanga typically only uses a single bullet for each hit, but carries spares hidden in his belt buckle.
At least three Golden Gun props were fabricated for the movie; one, which the crew called the "Gimmick Gun," was made for scenes where Scaramanga assembles the weapon, while the "stunt gun" was used for scenes where the gun is being handled, and did not come apart. A third version was built for firing scenes which could fire percussion caps.
Unidentified flintlock pistols
At least three Flintlock's are seen in Scaramanga's island hideout.
In the opening sequence, Rodney (Marc Lawrence), the Chicago mob hitman, uses a suppressed Browning Hi-Power (although the sounds of the pistol firing are not suppressed). Close inspection reveals the ring hammer and external extractor, indicative of the T-Series "pre-Type 73" Hi-Powers.
Beretta 950 Minx
Andrea Anders (Maud Adams), when Bond encounters her in a shower, pulls a shortened Beretta 950 Minx on him, but is knocked out of her hand by Bond when he examines a box containing Scaramanga's gold bullets. Maud Adams returns to the Bond franchise and plays Octopussy several years later.
Remington 1866 Derringer
Nick Nack (Herve Villechaize) holds a Derringer on Bond, causing Bond to quip about the originality of "a gun in a bag of peanuts". Note: In the novel version of the film, Scaramanga also uses a gold plated derringer as his back up gun during the climax, which also housed one bullet as with the film's custom golden gun.
Colt New Service
Lieutenant Hip (Soon-Tek Oh) carries a Colt New Service when he arrests Bond.
Colt Detective Special
A Colt Detective Special is one of the many revolvers inside the locked cabinet that Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) reaches for during his gunfight with the mob hitman.
Smith & Wesson Model 29
A nickel Smith & Wesson Model 29 is also inside Scaramanga's cabinet.
A Colt Python is seen to the far right in Scaramanga's cabinet.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB
The Bangkok police that confront Bond and Sheriff J.W. Pepper carry heavy-barreled Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers.
A Chinese officer carries this revolver in his holster, but it is not seen very well. Most likely a Model 10.
Colt Single Action Army
As a tribute to the book, Scaramanga uses a nickel-plated 1972 Single Action Army with faux-ivory grips and ornate floral engravings to shoot the cork from the champagne that Nick Nack is delivering to 007 as he arrives at the Island. Scaramanga dismisses the revolver as a "harmless toy". It should be noted that in the novel the film is based upon, Scaramanga uses a gold-plated Single Action Army and not a custom gun.
The "dummies" that resemble Chicago Gangsters inside Scaramanga's assassination rooms have Thompson M1928 submachine guns. The "dummy" who appears to be Al Capone (Ray Marioni) fires at him with it.
Custom-built bolt-action rifle
The armorer Lazar (Marne Maitland) shows Bond a custom-built bolt-action rifle he built for a three-fingered hitman. Bond later turns his gun on Lazar to get information from him.
The guards at Hai Fat's palace are seen wielding XM16E1 assault rifles.
When 007 meets at the small workshop of Lazar, seven different rifles can be seen. One of them has even a scope on it.
"Solex Laser Gun"
A giant 'prop' gun, the Solex Laser Gun is a piece of Hollywood Fiction. It is seen obliterating 007's Republic RC-3 Seabee amphibious Seaplane and is purely custom prop work (with a healthy helping of Special effects). Originally, the script called for the laser beam to be a "golden beam of laser light". However, time and budget constraints prevented the effect from being fully developed, and the sequence was eventually shown with no beam at all (which, ironically, is more realistic), which lent some confusion to Scaramanga's line, "So you see, I now am truly... The Man with the Golden Gun."