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The Man with the Golden Gun

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The Man with the Golden Gun
Movie poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Release Date 1974
Language English
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
James Bond Roger Moore
Scaramanga Christopher Lee
Goodnight Britt Ekland
Q. Desmond Llewelyn
M. Bernard Lee
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
J. W. Pepper Clifton James
Nick Nack Hervé Villechaize
Andrea Maud Adams

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:



Walther PPK

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.

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz (9x17mm / .380 ACP)
The duel between Scaramanga and his 4.2mm Colibri Golden gun and James Bond with his trademark Walther PPK.
James Bond (Roger Moore) holds his Walther PPK while searching Scaramanga's hotel room.
Bond ducks inside the Bottoms Up club with his PPK drawn.
Bond holds his PPK on Andrea.
Bond takes his paces during the duel with his PPK close at hand.
Bond turns with his PPK when Nick Nack approaches him.
"I've never killed a midget before, but there can always be a first time."
Bond threatens Nick Nack.
Bond walks through the mirrored room with his PPK drawn.
Bond and Mary run through Scaramanga's house.
Lt. Hip (Soon-Tek Oh) aims a PPK in a promotional shot.

Golden Gun

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.

The Golden Gun prop from The Man with the Golden Gun.‎
The hitman spots Scaramanga's Golden Gun.
Nick Nack illuminates the Golden Gun for Scaramanga to find.
Bond inspects the "007"-engraved golden bullet sent to him. This appears to be a standard .25 ACP or .32 ACP case fitted with a spitzer-type rifle bullet.
Scaramanga aims the Golden Gun at one of his targets.
Scaramanga playfully threatens Andrea.
Scaramanga shoots Hai Fat.
Scaramanga pulls his Golden Gun out during lunch with Bond and Mary. Note this is clearly a different Golden Gun prop to the barrel closeup above.
Scaramanga aims his Golden Gun at Bond.
The duel between Scaramanga and his 4.2mm Colibri Golden gun and James Bond with his trademark Walther PPK.

Unidentified flintlock pistols

At least three Flintlock's are seen in Scaramanga's island hideout.

Scaramanga tries in vain to open a locked gun cabinet. The bottom left and top right guns are flintlock pistols.

Browning Hi-Power

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.

Browning Hi-Power fitted with suppressor - 9x19mm
The hitman (Marc Lawrence) readies his Hi-power before meeting Scaramanga.
The hitman turns as he hears Scaramanga enter. Note the external extractor.
The hitman becomes confused as Nick Nack turns the room into a red-lit battleground.
The confused hitman (walks through Scaramanga's assassination rooms with his suppressed Hi-Power.
"Hey Al, Al! Wherever you are, don't hold it against me!"
The hitman shoots the Chicago gangster dummies, apologizing to the one who resembles Al Capone.

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.

Beretta 950 Jetfire - .25 ACP
Andrea emerges from the shower with a Beretta, which Bond calls a "water pistol".
Bond confronts Andrea in the shower..
Andrea forces Bond to look away as she puts on her robe.

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.

Remington 1866 Derringer .41 RF
Nick Nack threatens Bond.


Colt New Service

Lieutenant Hip (Soon-Tek Oh) carries a Colt New Service when he arrests Bond.

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 ACP. The US Army adopted a version of the New Service, the Colt M1917, with plain wooden grips and a lanyard ring in WWI.
Lt. Hip draws his New Service on Bond.
Lt. Hip picks up Bond's PPK, his own New Service in hand.

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.

Colt Detective Special - .38 Special
A Colt DS and a S&W Model 29 inside the locked cabinet.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

A nickel Smith & Wesson Model 29 is also inside Scaramanga's cabinet.

Smith & Wesson Model 29 with nickel finish - .44 Magnum
A Colt DS and a Model 29 inside the locked cabinet.

Colt Python

A Colt Python is seen to the far right in Scaramanga's cabinet.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel - .357 Magnum
A Colt DS and a Model 29 inside the locked 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.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (Heavy barrel) Revolver - .38 Special
A Thai policeman stops Sheriff Pepper.

Unidentified Revolver

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.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model - .45 Long Colt
Screen-used hero (deactivated) Colt Single Action Army from The Man with the Golden Gun with its hammer cocked. Image from Prop Store of London.
Opposite side view of the hero Single Action Army from The Man with the Golden Gun. Image from Prop Store of London.
A close-up of the hero SAA from The Man with the Golden Gun. Image from Prop Store of London.
Scaramanga aims his SAA around the corner.
Scaramanga tells Bond that his Colt is only a "harmless toy".

Submachine Guns

Thompson M1928

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.

M1928 "Tommy Gun" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
The Al Capone dummy fires his Thompson at the hitman. The humorous part about this is that they are actors, not mannequins, as you can see one of them blink during this scene.
The second before the "dummy" drops his arms and arms.
Al's arm drops to the ground, Thompson in hand.


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.

Lazar proudly shows off his rifle to 007.
Bond turns the rifle around to aim it at Lazar.
Closeup of the rifle.
Bond aims the rifle at Lazar.
Bond confirms Lazar's belief that the sights are one inch off to allow for the weight of only three fingers.


The guards at Hai Fat's palace are seen wielding XM16E1 assault rifles.

XM16E1 rifle with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A guard with an XM16E1 slung over his back. Note the three-pronged flash hider, showing this to be an XM16E1 and not an M16A1 as previously thought.
Another guard who carries a XM16E1.

Unidentified 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.

Lazar is happy to welcome James Bond in his workshop, the rifles are on the right.


"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."

Scaramanga shows Bond his laser gun.
Bond walks over to see the gun.
The solex laser gun fires an invisible beam at Bond's seaplane.

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