London, South Kensington
12 December 2001
The Man With The Golden Gun, 1974
A twenty-four carat gold-plated replica gun with self-assembling parts comprising a dummy Colibri lighter, a dummy pen to form the barrel, a dummy cigarette case to form the handle and a 'cufflink' to form the trigger, with two corrresponding gold-plated replica bullets inscribed 007 -- 1½in. (3.8cm.) high -- the licenced replica of Scaramanga's golden gun from the 1974 United Artists/Eon film, manufactured by S.D. Studios, circa 1995, mounted on a wooden presentation plaque with brass plaque inscribed The James Bond Collection, By S.D. Studios Ltd, The Golden Gun, 451 of 5000; accompanied by a xerox pamphlet The Golden Gun, Assembly Instructions; and a document concerning the provenance (4)
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Apparently, these guns were made to order so, although the gun was advertised as a limited edition of 5000, not all of these were produced.It is thought that there are only a few hundred in existence.
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