The iconic gun that Sean Connery posed with in the first James Bond movie Dr. No goes up for auction at auction in the United States.
The semi-automatic Walther PP pistol, which is part of one of the film franchise’s best-known images, is expected to fetch between $ 150,000 and $ 200,000 (converted from $ 125,000 to $ 170,000). The pistol will go up for auction at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills on December 3.
The deactivated gun was used by Connery in 1962 during his debut as Bond in Dr. No . “The 007 silhouette holding this weapon is the most iconic image of the James Bond franchise and one of the most recognizable references to pop culture of all time,” said Martin Nolan, director of Julien’s Auctions.
Connery passed away last month at the age of ninety. The Scottish actor was best known as Bond’s first interpreter. He played the secret agent in seven films.
The gun is one of 500 Hollywood memorabilia to be auctioned. The helmet that Tom Cruise wore in Top Gun and the first dress that Michelle Obama wore as the American first lady will also go under the hammer.