Live and Let Die

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Live and Let Die
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Movie poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Release Date 1973
Language English
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
James Bond Roger Moore
Kananga/Mr. Big Yaphet Kotto
Solitaire Jane Seymour
Felix Leiter David Hedison
M. Bernard Lee
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
Sheriff Pepper Clifton James
Baron Samedi Geoffrey Holder


Live and Let Die is the 8th installment in the official James Bond film series and was the first to feature Roger Moore as Agent 007. The 1973 sequel finds Bond investigating the death of MI6 agents who were working with the CIA and leads him to a conspiracy involving Harlem drug lords and a corrupt government in the Caribbean.


The following weapons were used in the film Live and Let Die:

Contents


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Pistols

Walther PPK

James Bond (Roger Moore) carries his usual .32 ACP Walther PPK throughout the film, although he never has the chance to fire it. Bond's CIA friend Harold Strutter (Lon Satton) also carries a PPK.

Walther PPK - 9x17mm (.380 ACP)
Bond's PPK about to be destroyed by Tee-Hee (Julius Harris). The front of the barrel was replaced with thin metal and hollowed out so it could be twisted easily; this can be seen by the uneven reflection on this part of the prop.
Tee-Hee gives Bond back his now useless PPK.
Strutter (Lon Satton) arrives in the alley armed with a PPK.
Bond, with a new PPK, interrogates Rosie.
A production image of Bond holding his PPK to Rosie's head.

Smith & Wesson Escort

A woman is seen holding a Smith & Wesson 61 Escort during the opening credits.

Smith & Wesson Escort with nickel finish and ivory grips - .22LR
A woman holds a S&W Model 61 as the film's title is announced.

Revolvers

Colt Detective Special

Several of the CIA agents in New York have Colt Detective Specials holstered.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
Another agent with a Detective Special on a belt holster walks up to Felix Leiter (David Hedison).

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose

Rosie Carver (Gloria Hendry) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose, "standard CIA issue" with the serial number filed off. Quarrel Jr. (Roy Stewart) carries a similar revolver. Rosie holds him at gunpoint with his own gun, which he points out has had the "safety" on the entire time. Several of Kananga/Mr. Big's henchmen also carry Model 19s.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose - .357 Magnum
One of Mr. Big's men holds a Model 19 Snub on Bond.
One of Mr. Big's men waits for Bond to emerge in the alley in Harlem.
Rosie enters Bond's hotel room with her revolver drawn.
Bond, after disarming Rosie, holds her gun on her while she fixes her wig.
Bond recognizes the revolver as "standard CIA issue". He claims the serial number was filed off, yet the serial number on S&Ws is on the butt plate, not under the crane and certainly not on the right side, where he looks.
Rosie sees a revolver very similar to hers on Quarrel Jr.'s boat.
Rosie emerges from underneath the boat with the revolver drawn.
Rosie with Quarrel Jr.'s Model 19.

Smith & Wesson Model 27

Bond picks up a Smith & Wesson Model 27 with a 3.5 inch barrel and factory grip in the alley from one of his would-be killers in the alley before he is stopped by Strutter.

Smith & Wesson Model 27 with a 3.5 inch barrel and snubnose grip - .357 Magnum
Bond reaches down for the Model 27.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snubnose

One of Kananga/Mr. Big's men at the Louisiana airport holds a Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snubnose on Bond and Solitaire.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special
The henchman forces Bond out of the car at gunpoint.
The henchman holds his Model 10 Snub on Bond when nearing the plane.
Another henchman prepares to chase Bond on the speedboat.
Roger Moore in a publicity photo with a prop Model 10.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Louisiana Sheriff J.W. Pepper (Clifton James) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10 as his sidearm.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 - .38 Special
Sheriff J.W. Pepper draws his S&W Model 10.
Roger Moore in a publicity photo with a prop Model 10.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

Bond uses a nickel Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum revolver during the rescue of Solitaire (Jane Seymour).

Smith & Wesson Model 29 with nickel finish - .44 Magnum
A close-up promotional photo of Bond with his Smith & Wesson Model 29
Bond in a promotional photo with his .44 Magnum.
Bond, .44 Magnum in hand, watches over Solitaire.
Bond aims his S&W Model 29.
Bond intimidates Solitaire's captors with his .44 Magnum. Unfortunately Bond only had the six cartridges in the cylinder. After expending the initial load, he throws it away. Evidently he forgot Professor Callahan's teachings and neglected to bring a reload.

Submachine Guns

MAC-10

Some of Kananga's men carry MAC-10s.

Ingram MAC-10 submachine gun - .45 ACP
One of Kananga's men holds a MAC-10 on San Monique.
Rosie Carver with a MAC-10 in a promotional photo.

MP40

Baron Samedi carries an MP40 on the movie poster.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm

Shotguns

Ithaca 37

Kananga's men carry Ithaca 37 shotguns during the airport chase and while chasing Bond on boat in Louisiana.

Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 gauge
Adam looks for Bond, shotgun in hand.

Other

Compressed air pistol

Bond takes a pistol firing compressed air pellets when going to rescue Solitaire on San Monique. Kananga (Yaphet Kotto) gets ahold of it and is mystified by it.

Kananga asks Bond about the weapon.
Kananga aims at one of his own henchmen.

The Gunbarrel

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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)  •  Spectre (2015)
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)  •
Quantum of Solace (2008)  •  GoldenEye 007 (2010)  •  Blood Stone (2010)  •  007: Legends (2012)



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