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.