James Bond gun auction sets world recordBy IANS
Friday, November 26, 2010
LONDON - A pistol held by veteran star Sean Connery in a poster for “From Russia With Love” has sold for a whopping $415,875 at an auction here, setting a world record for a James Bond gun.
An anonymous bidder paid more than 10 times the estimated $22,500-30,000 that the Walther air pistol was expected to fetch at Christie’s in London Nov 25, reports contactmusic.com.
Connery only held the gun as 007 for the publicity shots for the 1963 film after a crewmember forgot to bring the secret agent’s weapon of choice - a Walther PPK semi-automatic. The gun actually belonged to the photographer.
“The Bond franchise has stood the test of time,” said a spokesperson for the auction house.