Dr. No

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Dr. No (1962)

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:

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Handguns

Walther PP

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."
Walther PP - 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP)
Bond walks through his London flat with the Walther PP drawn.
Bond holds his PP on the driver "Mr. Jones" (Reggie Carter) sent to pick him up in Jamaica.
Bond holds his Walther PP on Quarrel and Pusfeller.
Bond backs into the doorway, where Leiter tells him to put his hands up.
Bond and Felix Leiter (Jack Lord) both carry Walther PPs.
Bond sleeps next to his PP in Jamaica.
Bond sleeps on Crab Key with his PP at his feet. In the novel, he used a Smith & Wesson Centennial Airweight on Crab Key.
Bond, Quarrel, and Honey duck to avoid Dr. No's Bren gun.
Bond fires his PP at the "dragon".
Bond has his PP taken away from him on Crab Key.

Beretta M1934

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.

Beretta Model 1935, the .32 ACP version of the Model 1934. Other than caliber, the pistols are identical.
Bond hands his Beretta to M.
Bond places the Beretta on M's desk after trying to steal it back.

M1911A1

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. The dialogue is likely meant to infer use of 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.

Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP.
Closeup of the suppressed pistol as the Three Blind Mice shoot Strangways.
An assassin aims at Bond as he enters his hotel.
Dent uses his suppressed M1911A1 to fire six shots into the bed he believes Bond to be in.
The gun slide does lock directly after Dent fires the sixth shot.
Dent tries to drag his M1911A1 towards himself. The slide is in the normal position.
Bond's PPK becomes an M1911A1 on Crab Key for a few shots.

Walther P38

One of the "three blind mice" assassins at the beginning has a Walther P38.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
The assassin in the center holds a Walther P38.
Another shot.

Browning Hi-Power

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.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
Mr. Jones reaches for the pistol in his glovebox.

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.

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Bond fixes a suppressor onto an M1910.
"...and you've had your six." Bond shoots Dent with a Browning M1910.

Colt Police Positive

Quarrel (John Kitzmiller) takes a Colt Police Positive to Crab Key to search for Dr. No.

Colt Police Positive - .38 Special
Quarrel with his Police Positive.
Bond, Quarrel, and Honey duck to avoid Dr. No's Bren gun.
Quarrel draws his Police Positive when he tells Bond he'll take watch duty.
Quarrel fires his Police Positive at the "dragon".
Quarrel with his Police Positive moments before the "dragon" breathes on him.

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.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver (Marked Royal Hong Kong Police Issue) with Police Lanyard Ring - .38 Special
One of Dr. No's men with a Model 10.

Machine Guns

Bren gun

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.

Bren - .303 British
Dr. No's men with an unloaded Bren gun.
A Crab Key guard fires his Bren gun. It's difficult to tell from this angle, but the magazine seems to be backwards. The muzzle flash and lack of shells ejecting makes this firearm likely a mockup.
One of the sailors is seen with a Bren gun. This one a genuine version.

Submachine Guns

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.

Sten Mk I* Submachine gun - 9x19mm
Dr. No's guards greet Professor Dent.
A guard searches for Bond with his Sten.

Rifles

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.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during World War Two, however, it was supplemented heavily with the older Lee Enfield No.1 MK.III.
Leiter arrives with the Royal Navy.

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.

L1A1 with wood furniture - 7.62x51mm NATO
The guard in the background with L1A1.

Other

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.

James Bond (Bob Simmons) aims his Walther PPK at someone holding a Smith and Wesson Revolver.
James Bond films title designer Maurice Binder poses with the revolver he used to film the iconic scenes.


See Also

EON Productions Sean Connery Dr. No (1962)  •  From Russia with Love (1963)  •  Goldfinger (1964)  •  Thunderball (1965)  •  You Only Live Twice (1967)  •  Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
George Lazenby On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Roger Moore Live and Let Die (1973)  •  The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)  •  The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)  •  Moonraker (1979)  •  For Your Eyes Only (1981) Octopussy (1983)  •  A View to a Kill (1985)
Timothy Dalton The Living Daylights (1987)  •  Licence to Kill (1989)
Pierce Brosnan GoldenEye (1995)  •  Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)  •  The World Is Not Enough (1999)  •  Die Another Day (2002)
Daniel Craig Casino Royale (2006)  •  Quantum of Solace (2008)  •  Skyfall (2012)
Non-EON films Barry Nelson Casino Royale (1954)
David Niven Casino Royale (1967)
Sean Connery Never Say Never Again (1983)
GoldenEye 007 (1997)  •  The World Is Not Enough (2000)  •  NightFire (2002)  •  Everything or Nothing (2004)
Quantum of Solace (2008)  •  GoldenEye 007 (2010)  •  Blood Stone (2010)  •  007: Legends (2012)


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