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Report said numerous guns including a PP/K Stolen from London collection. They where supposed to be deactivated...I don’t exactly know what that means but I don’t like the sound of that..?
 

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UPDATE.....LONDON....Police are seeking a suspect who was seen leaving the area in an Aston Martin DB5. Suspect was described as well groomed, dressed in an Armani tuxedo, and an odd habit of giving you his last name before his first. Text to "M007" if you have seen this person.
 

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How sad Bond has never got to carry for any reason, a Walther P.88.

If you own a P.88, or P.5, and you take it to your local Range for the first time, or a Range it has not been to before. There is a sense of awe. I recall taking my newly acquired Safe Queen, N.I.B. 1989 Walther P.88 along with my good friend Gary(Big Thumper) to the Lotus Gun Range here in Jensen Beach. With Gary smiling beside me, I handed it to the Kid behind the Counter, with the Mag. out, and the Slide Locked back, and and took the famous Line the Mauser Brothers used when they taught the Kaiser to shoot a Model 1896 Mauser Broom handle Pistol, on the very Pistol is inscribed Hold me with Honor. well anyway, I said to the Kid, Hold that with Honor, it is older than you! and the last of the all Metal Walthers. The look on his face was priceless.!!!! all these kids know is those damn Glocks!. I got some Grin's out of Gary! Paul
 

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How sad Bond has never got to carry for any reason, a Walther P.88.

If you own a P.88, or P.5, and you take it to your local Range for the first time, or a Range it has not been to before. There is a sense of awe. I recall taking my newly acquired Safe Queen, N.I.B. 1989 Walther P.88 along with my good friend Gary(Big Thumper) to the Lotus Gun Range here in Jensen Beach. With Gary smiling beside me, I handed it to the Kid behind the Counter, with the Mag. out, and the Slide Locked back, and and took the famous Line the Mauser Brothers used when they taught the Kaiser to shoot a Model 1896 Mauser Broom handle Pistol, on the very Pistol is inscribed Hold me with Honor. well anyway, I said to the Kid, Hold that with Honor, it is older than you! and the last of the all Metal Walthers. The look on his face was priceless.!!!! all these kids know is those damn Glocks!. I got some Grin's out of Gary! Paul
For what its worth, I think Roger Moore had a P5 in one of his movies, as did Jason Bourne. I also recall seeing an engraved P5 with gold plated highlights in another film that I can't recall the title for.
 

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Sir Roger did carry a P5 in Octo*****...the same year that Sir Sean did the same in the non-EON canon "Never Say Never Again" which you have pictured.

Is Octo***** censored because the forum owners don't like cats or because they have a preference for transsexuals?

Would Octo followed by the abbreviated form of “Richard” be acceptable?

Sorry, I'm just being facetious. This confinement is driving me up the CENSORED walls!

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Oh yes! I was well aware the P.5 was featured in Both Never say Never again, and O.P. in 1983. I had come home from that 3rd A.D. Nightmare, in Friedberg Hessen for Christmas 1983. and saw it, O.P. came to Germany in the summer of 1983. Plus having fired Gary's 1980 P.5 at the last Shoot. I told him he needed to have it refinished to look as good as it Fires. Paul
 

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As a Bond gun collector it pains me to see this almost as much as it pains me to see the condition of RM's PPK.
 

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The police believe the thief had insider information. They would like to interview a bald gentleman with a grey beard and a kilt, said to be a former film actor. They believe that he has crossed the northern border and has distributed the firearms among members of the Scottish Independence Movement.

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Bond (Craig) had a P 99 in Casino Royale. Switched to a PPK/S in the next movie. I guess there's a story behind that, but I don't know what it is.
 

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Bond (Craig) had a P 99 in Casino Royale. Switched to a PPK/S in the next movie. I guess there's a story behind that, but I don't know what it is.
In "Skyfall" (the movie after "Quantum of Solace"), there was a fictional signature PPK model that was somewhat unfortunately called PPKS. It souldn't be confused with a standard PPK/S.
 

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Understood! I'm considered "essential" so I'm not able to climb those walls! I'll be glad to switch with you for a few days!

Yeah, I can't believe they censor that...it's a movie title! On the AJB007 forum, there is a similar screen name that would get censored every time it was used!
 

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They where supposed to be deactivated...I don’t exactly know what that means but I don’t like the sound of that..?
Deactivated means rendered inoperable, i.e. incapable of firing live ammunition.

The Brits are very nervous of anything that goes “BANG” - especially within their own shores. They are, however, quite happy to export various categories of ordnance to countries which like things that go “BANG”. In fact, they do very well at this, having exported armaments to the value of £14bn in 2018 - mostly to buyers that other countries are forbidden, by law, to sell arms to, due to said countries' record on human rights and (lack of) democracy.

But perhaps none of this should concern us in James Bond fantasy-land.

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In "Skyfall" (the movie after "Quantum of Solace"), there was a fictional signature PPK model that was somewhat unfortunately called PPKS. It souldn't be confused with a standard PPK/S.
I didn't see all of "Skyfall." I didn't actually "see" the PPK/S in the movie I referenced, only heard him refer to it as such when he was chasing and shooting at a guy, I believe on top of a railway boxcar? Wish I had a better memory.

I loved Casino Royal, but was a bit disappointed in others I tried to watch and so I lost interest. I re-read the books and will say they didn't age well. Loved them in 64.
 

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I didn't see all of "Skyfall." I didn't actually "see" the PPK/S in the movie I referenced, only heard him refer to it as such when he was chasing and shooting at a guy, I believe on top of a railway boxcar?
In Skyfall when Bond meets Q to get the new palm-reading PPK (actually, it was a non-functional 3D printed model), we can hear Q describing the PPK as a "PPKS". We have to accept the fact that it's a movie to entertain the people. It is not a technical and scientific study.

In the movie gun database you can find the pictures:
Skyfall - Internet Movie Firearms Database - Guns in Movies, TV and Video Games
 

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I believe the James Bond Wiki incorrectly identifies the Browning BDM as an upgraded Browning Hi-Power. "In 1977, Browning contracted with SIG Sauer to produce the the Browning BDM (Browning Double Action). It was introduced to the American market, where it received a mixed welcome." (Gun Digest Book of SIG SAUER, 2nd Edition) The BDM was a SIG P220 badge as a Browning, and on the right side of the slide it is identified as SIG-Sauer System Made in W. Germany. There is an excellant picture of this on gunbroker.com, Item 862766653.

I'm posting this as a response only because I'm not a member of the Wiki and cannot post an edit. I hope you will let them know of the error.

Thank you, Richard
 

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One of Ian Fleming's claims to fame was the creation of the 'technical' adventure novel, with specific descriptions of weapons, cars and equipment. Tom Clancy (and the ghostwriters still using his name) are among the modern adherents to this genre.
It is my understanding that modern media sells the cars, guns and places highlighted in their productions. Sometimes, they make a greater effort to get the details right. Other times, not so much.
What the Brits do to dewat a gun is pretty revolting to gun enthusiasts, including welding a rod in the bore, cutting the chamber, and cutting/welding the bolt. Reminds you of those old time executions, where the condemned is hanged, disemboweled and flayed.

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What the Brits do to dewat a gun is pretty revolting to gun enthusiasts, including welding a rod in the bore, cutting the chamber, and cutting/welding the bolt.

Damn! You've let the cat out of the bag! Now everyone knows that those guns they saw in the Bond films were nothing more than paperweights.


Reminds you of those old time executions, where the condemned is hanged, disemboweled and flayed.
Ah - the good old days! They dug Oliver Cromwell's corpse up and had the bugger hanged, drawn and quartered even though he'd been dead for more than two years. I won't say where they put his pistols, but I'm sure it would have been very painful had he been still alive.

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