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This is the limited edition prop replica of the Golden Gun as featured in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun.

Manufactured by Factory Entertainment.

Limited edition replica weapon of only 1,000 pieces.

This gun was the signature weapon of the ‘$1 million dollar per shot’ assassin, Francisco Scaramanga, who was played by Sir Christopher Lee. The Golden Gun was made up of seemingly innocuous separate elements including a cigarette lighter and pen that when combined created a deadly single shot handgun.

It’s one of the most iconic weapons featured in the Bond movies having been included in numerous James Bond video game releases.

Factory Entertainment went all out when they produced this after meticulous study and research of the original props in the EON archives as well as interviews with original cast and crew..

Features:

  • Life-size, 1:1 scale prop replica
  • officially licensed by Danjaq LLC and EON Productions
  • all metal machined construction
  • plated in 18 ct gold
  • can be assembled and disassembled into its component parts, exactly as per the original prop
  • comes with a high quality display base with numbered plaque, acrylic stand and acrylic cover.
  • includes a detailed prop story booklet
  • comes with certificate of authenticity
  • includes a set of ‘blueprint’ style instructions
  • limited edition of 1,000
  • supplied boxed in 007 presentation packaging suitable for archival or display

Component parts:

  • Fountain Pen – Forming the ‘barrel’ of the replica, the pen screws directly into the body of the lighter. Includes removable thread cap.
  • Lighter – With a hidden ‘slide out’ section the lighter forms the main body of the replica. The lighter ‘lid’ opens to reveal a breech chamber.
  • Cigarette Case – Open the end to create the handle and trigger housing of the replica
  • Cufflink – With sprung blades, the cufflink screws into the trigger housing to create the trigger which can be pulled.
  • Bullet – A replica bullet inscribed with the 007 legend that can be fitted into the ‘breech’ of the cigarette lighter or displayed separately.

Watch a video of the parts getting assembled to make the full Golden Gun prop replica:

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Officially launched in 2010, the Golden Gun prop replica sold out from Factory Entertainment immediately. This is now a rare replica sought after by collector’s.

At the time of this post there are still at least seven of these available, all between different Ebay and Amazon sellers. Some are up for auction while others have a set price. Prices vary.

The links you need to check them out are below: 

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN James Bond 007 Golden Gun Prop Replica (via Amazon)

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN James Bond 007 Golden Gun Prop Replica (via Ebay)

Limited Edition James Bond MOONRAKER Laser Prop Replica

This is Factory Entertainment’s prop replica of the laser weapon featured in the 1979 James Bond classic Moonraker.

This is a highly detailed, highly authentic reproduction of the original laser prop that was created by EON Productions. EON’s archives were used to ensure this replica maintains the exact casting asymmetry of the original, including details that weren’t completely visible on screen. Factory Entertainment conducted exhaustive study and referenced hundreds of photographs, original production drawings and blueprints.

Triggers were deliberately omitted to allow actors wearing thick astronaut style gloves to use the props, and so this prop comes without a trigger for authenticity.

Backstory to the original Moonraker laser prop:

The laser prop is first seen being used by an MI6 operative disguised as a monk in a Brazilian field office. Many more of them are later seen during the climatic final battle sequence, both as hand held weapons and mounted onto US Marines’ space walk apparatus. The original props were resin and rubber with no moving parts. They were specially constructed for the film by the EON Productions prop department, and a large number of them were crafted. The body was constructed around a casting taken from an ‘Uzi’ machine gun. Various real world parts, including plumbing supplies, were then added to complete the fantasy look. Laser effects seen on screen were added later during post production using a complex and labor-intensive animation technique known as ‘rotoscoping’. Totally cutting edge at the time the process has been all but been replaced by modern digital effects today. The laser also featured heavily in the films marketing and promotion and is seen being wielded by Bond in the iconic illustrated poster artwork.

There’s no doubt that this replica is visually indistinguishable from the original. However, a heavier weight polyresin and an internal support frame have been employed on the replica to give it more heft and strength than the original.

Additional features:

  • A museum quality display stand
  • A numbered limited edition plaque
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Detailed prop story booklet
  • Full color box designed to emulate the distinctive ‘Drax Enterprise Corp’ shipping crates seen in the film.

This weapon replica is currently in production, but can be pre-ordered via Ebay at the link below for $299.95:

Limited Edition James Bond MOONRAKER Laser Prop Replica (Ebay)

This is Factory Entertainment’s 1:1 scale replica of the iconic Golden Gun carried by Francisco Scaramanga in the 1974 James Bond movie THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN.

This officially licensed prop replica is composed of machined-metal construction and plated with real 18kt gold. Best of all it can be assembled or disassembled into its component parts just as the original prop could be.

The Golden Gun comes with a display stand, acrylic cover, certificate of authenticity, detailed prop story booklet, and numbered plaque.

It’s a limited edition of 1,000 pieces worldwide.

Update February 28, 2013: New article with additional information posted here.