James Bond Golden Gun prop from Factory Entertainment

While we don’t usually cover film memorabilia on HTF, a new golden gun replica prop from 1974’s Bond outing The Man with the Golden Gun couldn’t slip our notice. Factory Entertainment has introduced an exact replica of Scaramanga’s gold weapon, including the separate pen, lighter, cigarette case, cufflink and bullet.

 

The prop is 1:1 scale and has been licensed by Danjaq LLC and EON Productions after FE says it conducted research into the EON archives combined with taking interviews with cast and crew. The 18ct gold-plated gun can be assembled or disassembled as in the movie. Apparently the fountain pen screws into the body of the lighter, and includes removable thread cap (plus an orange marker on the end of the barrel for compliance with replica weapons regulations). The lighter has a slide-out section and a lid which opens to a breech chamber, while the cigarette case forms the handle and trigger housing. The cufflink with sprung blade screws into the trigger housing locking all the pieces together. Finally, a bullet with the 007 inscription can be fitted into the breech or shown off separately.

What’s also pretty cool is the piano-black wood presentation case which allows you to show off the gun either as disassembled or assembled by flipping over the liner. There’s a metal plaque inside each box with an edition number, plus a story booklet and authenticity certificate. What’s perhaps not so cool is the price of $799.99 (but if I had the cash hanging around, could possibly be persuaded to go for this one).

The 1.7lb Golden Gun replica is a limited edition but can be purchased direct from Factory Entertainment.

 

 

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. One of my favorite Bond films. In fact, if I had two separate lists of “Best” and “Favorite” Bond films, it would definitely be at the top of my “Favorite” list. Every single step of this movie is fun to watch. I wish I had loads of cash to throw down on a replica golden gun, but that’s a bit too steep, even around tax refund time, to justify spending that kind of dough. But it looks pretty cool!

  2. Tommy R

    One of my favorite Bond films. In fact, if I had two separate lists of “Best” and “Favorite” Bond films, it would definitely be at the top of my “Favorite” list. Every single step of this movie is fun to watch. I wish I had loads of cash to throw down on a replica golden gun, but that’s a bit too steep, even around tax refund time, to justify spending that kind of dough. But it looks pretty cool!

    The man with the golden gun on UHd Blu Ray!
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    The man with the golden gun on UHd Blu Ray !
    Clap clap

    (Repeat until the film is released)

  3. “I approve.”
    “You do?”
    “Not the wine. Your frock.”

    “Perfectly feasible sir, in fact we’re working on one now.”
    “Oh, shut up, Q!”

    “I’ve never killed a midget before, but there’s always a first time.”
    “Oh, monsieur!”

    “Fascinating anatomical tip, but probably the most useless piece of information I’ve ever heard, unless of course, if the Bottoms Up is a strip club and Scaramanga is performing there.”

  4. Josh Steinberg

    Its the right amount of action, humor, and villainous ambition with the requisite touch of weirdness. Pretty well paced too.

    There’s something to be said for a 2 hour run time for a film.

  5. Blimpoy06

    "He always did like that mausoleum, put him in it" – Scaramanga

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    Yes!

    So I did a phone interview with Tom meinkewitz in 2007. He was the nicest ever. He had limited recollection of golden gun though. I really wanted to know what his script was like. As I recall there was a constant back and forth with maibaum over the project. Also John Barry’s score as it was light at times and dark at times.

    At any rate I wanted to know more about the film…

    The recording survives but I used a cheap phone recording device for phones and it kept going in and out on the recording.
    I thought about putting it into text but luge got in the way.
    I always wanted to do a project with cut scenes and also the marketing of the films. Or even just a book focusing on the 70s Bond films.

  6. Josh Steinberg

    That’s so cool, Osato! I would have loved to have spoken to Tom – his audio commentaries are among my very favorite.

    Agreed. He was a really kind man to take time to speak to me. I loved his script writing on the films he did. He polished spy a bit. He started the idea of Moonraker but wood had the final script.

    Agreed I love his audio commentaries too.

  7. I think Golden Gun had a commentary stitched together with multiple participants recorded individually and I think he’s briefly on there – but not as much as Diamonds. I’m glad he had his own track on Live and Let Die. Even though it’s not my favorite Bond movie, I’ve heard the commentary track more than a lot of the others because I just like listening to him tell stories.

  8. Josh Steinberg

    I think Golden Gun had a commentary stitched together with multiple participants recorded individually and I think he’s briefly on there – but not as much as Diamonds. I’m glad he had his own track on Live and Let Die. Even though it’s not my favorite Bond movie, I’ve heard the commentary track more than a lot of the others because I just like listening to him tell stories.

    He has a lot to share and he has a great voice too. I should give that one a listen again.

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