Dr. No is the first entry in the official James Bond film series and marked the debut of Sean Connery as Agent 007. The 1962 film follows Bond as he investigates the murder of a British agent that leads him to a diabolical scientist who has taken over an entire island for his criminal enterprises. While Bond's signature PPK is mentioned in the film, the actual pistol carried is a Walther PP.
The following weapons were used in the film Dr. No:
James Bond (Sean Connery) is assigned a 7.65 mm "Walther PPK" by M, ordering him to hand over his Beretta (which M accuses of being underpowered, despite the 1934's Italian 9mm Corto being superior to the replacement PPK's 7.65mm chambering; this is a relic from the novel, where the Beretta in question was, as noted below, chambered in .25ACP). However in the film he actually uses a longer-barreled Walther PP chambered in .380 ACP (same as carried by the Metropolitan Police in 1961). Felix Leiter (Jack Lord) also carries a Walther PP, even though he's a CIA agent and, according to M, would use the PPK. Bond's PP would later be auctioned by Christie's.
- M: "Yes, I thought so. This damn Beretta again. I've told you about this before." (to the armorer) "You tell him, for the last time."
- Maj. Boothroyd: "It's nice and light... in a lady's handbag. No stopping power."
- M: "Any comments, 007?"
- James Bond: "I disagree, sir. I've used the Beretta for ten years. And I've never missed with it yet."
- M: "Maybe not, but it jammed on your last job and you spent six months in the hospital in consequence. If you carry a double-O number, it means you're licensed to kill, not get killed... From now on you'll carry a different gun. Show him, armorer."
- Maj. Boothroyd: "Walther PPK. 7.65 mil with a delivery like a brick through a plate glass window. Takes a Brausch silencer with very little reduction in muzzle velocity. The American CIA swear by them."
James Bond (Sean Connery) hands his Beretta M1934 over to M (Bernard Lee) and the armorer in the beginning of the film, receiving his PP as a replacement. While Bond says he's used the Beretta for 10 years and he's never missed with it, M mentions that the pistol jammed on Bond on his last assignment, causing Bond to be in hospital for a month.
Note: This scene was taken almost verbatim from the original novel by Ian Fleming. However, the Beretta in the book was a 418 .25 ACP. The near-death incident that M talks about takes place in the previous novel, From Russia with Love. In that book, Bond's Beretta, with a suppressor attached, gets caught on his clothing, leading to him getting stabbed with a poisoned blade. Bond survives and in Dr. No, M orders Q-Branch to give him a new sidearm.
Two of the "three blind mice" assassins use suppressed M1911A1s to murder Strangways at the beginning. Professor Dent also has a suppressed M1911A1 in the scene in which he attempts to kill Bond. Bond identifies Dent's 1911 as a Smith & Wesson, only holding six bullets ("That's a Smith and Wesson, and you've had your six"), however Smith & Wesson produced no 1911-type handguns at that time. Also, most full-size 1911 'Government Model' pistols have a standard capacity of seven rounds or more. This line was taken directly from the novel, where Dent used a Smith & Wesson revolver. Interestingly, the gun slide does lock directly after Dent fires the sixth shot, but when the gun is seen lying on the carpet the slide is in the normal position. Strangely, Bond's PP appears to be substituted for a 1911 while shooting at the Dragon Tank on Crab Key. After taking a few shots, the gun is back to his usual PP.
One of the "three blind mice" assassins at the beginning has a Walther P38.
Mr. Jones (Reginald Carter), the driver sent by Dr. No, keeps a Browning Hi-Power in the glovebox of his Chevrolet Bel Air to kill Bond with.
FN Browning M1910
Bond (Sean Connery) uses a FN Model 1910 with a suppressor to assassinate Professor Dent (Anthony Dawson). It is assumed that this was supposed to be a PPK, but the props department was unable to find a suppressor fitting the prop PPK.
At the end of the scene, Bond merely twists and yanks the "silencer" from the barrel of the FN. As any armorer would know, the threads on a threaded barrel are far too fine for such a movement. The truth is, the silencer was fake and had a dowel that slid into the barrel for fitting. This was mentioned in the Dr. No Special Edition DVD.
Colt Police Positive
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Dr. No's guards have Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers in their holsters, drawing them during the search for Bond, Honey, and Quarrel.
Dr. No's guards on Crab Key use a Bren gun when trying to find Bond, Honey, and Quarrel. The sailors with Felix also have a Bren gun.
Sten Mk I*
Dr. No's men carry Sten Mk I* SMGs with T-strut stocks on Crab Key, most notably during Quarrel's death and Bond's decontamination.
Lee-Enfield No. 4
The Royal Navy sailors are seen holding Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifles at the end of the film when they picked up Bond and Honey after the destruction of Dr. No's facility.
L1A1 Self Loading Rifle
An L1A1 Self Loading Rifle was seen in the hands of a guard when James Bond arrived at Government House in Kingston.
Gun Barrel opening sequence
It's mostly unknown to the public that a real Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver (purchased from shop in Piccadilly) was used to photograph the infamous gun barrel opening scene. Another rare known fact is that it's actually not Sean Connery, who we see in this scene, but stuntmen Bob Simmons (so, Connery was actually the third actor to appear on screen as Bond, after Barry Nelson and Simmons). Simmons also reprised his role as "James Bond in gun barrel sequence" in identical (though differing in some details) scenes in From Russia With Love and Goldfinger.