Talk:(James Bond 007) - Golden Gun
A producer friend of mine scored one of the Colibri Golden Guns when he was having dinner with Roger Moore and Barbara Broccoli. I didn't even know that Sir Roger was still alive, lol. I'm pretty sure I will get to photograph the Golden gun pretty soon! yay. MoviePropMaster2008 04:55, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
- Do you think you could verify whether or not it was possible to make such an assassination device in the shape of the Golden Gun? Let's hope you get your hands on that photo soon as well. --Mazryonh 03:39, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
- You could build one that looked like it and fired real bullets fairly easily, as long as you didn't try to make it from solid gold in which case it would probably be unable to stand the stresses of repeated firing. One that broke down into pieces that worked as the individual items, that would probably be impossible. Evil Tim 08:50, 15 July 2011 (CDT)
This gun doesn't resemble and is not based on any actual pistol. It shouldn't be on this web site. It doesn't make sense to have this gun on the site, but not allow weapons from HALO.
- The difference is, this thing is a real prop, whereas Halo guns are not. Should they ever get around to making that Halo movie they've been kicking around, you'd have a better argument. --Funkychinaman 12:14, 10 July 2011 (CDT)
- Also interesting that someone who's made five edits to this website believes himself in a position to dictate what does and doesn't belong on it. Evil Tim 12:48, 10 July 2011 (CDT)
Story I've heard
From looking around, what I can gather on the production of the Golden Gun is:
- 1) The filmmakers (namely Peter Lamont) approached Colibri to make the props with a balsa wood mockup using a real Waterman pen as the barrel. Colibri made a poor-quality model which was held together with magnets, which was rejected out of hand because it fell apart too easily.
- 2) The screen-used guns were made by either John Stears (the name I find most often) from modified off-shelf parts, OR a silversmith company in London called "Rose" (Peter Lamont's account) from gold-plated silver. Accounts tend to agree there were three screen-used Golden Guns, all slightly different: the "gimmick" gun that assembled, a solid stunt gun, and a percussion cap version for firing.
- 3) Colibri were later contracted to produce a number of additional Golden Guns (accounts tend to settle on three) for PR use; none of the Colibri-made guns were screen-used.
So, might a name change be in order, and does anyone know which story of the actual production is true? Evil Tim 15:17, 14 July 2011 (CDT)
- I'm not an expert on any of this, but I will put it on my list of things to ask. I'm actually hanging out with some 007 people this Friday, don't know if I'll have any time to ask about this. Wow. John Stears. Haven't heard that name in years. I just remember John Stears was the guy you went to , to blow stuff up. I haven't seen any of his fabrication work. I recall seeing some guys at the 20th century Fox parkinglot blowing up plastic models and he was called John Stears but I never got to talk to him, but then that intro was by John Dykstra. My buddy who worked on the SFX team was just another one of those guys with beards and long hair (very 1970s). I suppose you guys guessed what the film was.... ;) MoviePropMaster2008 03:37, 19 July 2011 (CDT)