The scenes in which the semi-automatic pistol – a Walther B.B – is among the most famous scenes in the popular series of films. Connery – who died last October at the age of 90 – used it in the 1962 movie “Doctor No”.
In this feature film, the British agent is ordered to replace his old “Beretta” pistol with one from the “Walther” model. He is told in the film that “the American intelligence services only use this type.”
In its variants, this pistol remained the preferred weapon for Agent 007 in the subsequent films totaling a total of 25 films.
Julian House indicated that the buyer, who requested anonymity, was an American who watched all the James Bond films with his children. The auction house had previously estimated the pistol to be between $ 150,000 and $ 200,000.
Walther BP was one of the 500 most prominent pieces in Hollywood cinema that Julian’s House offered for a private auction Thursday.
Among these pieces was the helmet worn by Tom Cruise in the movie “Top Gun”, which sold for 108 thousand dollars, while a sword used by Bruce Willis in the movie “Pulp Fiction” was sold for 35,200 dollars.
The release of the next part of the James Bond films entitled “No Time to Die” (No Time to Die) was postponed due to the Corona pandemic. The movie, in which Daniel Craig last played Agent 007, is expected to appear in April 2021.
Sean Connery is considered by many to be the best James Bond actor on screen. The late Scottish actor played the role six times from 1962 to 1983, as well as the revised version, Never Say Never Again.