This lot will be auctioned on Wednesday, November 10th. The auction will begin at 3:00pm GMT and lots are sold sequentially via live auctioneer; tune in to the live streaming broadcast on auction day to follow the pace. Note other lots in the auction may close on November 9th or November 11th.
A Japanese ninja Gyrojet rifle from Lewis Gilbert's Bond movie You Only Live Twice. Rifles were part of the weaponry at Tiger Tanaka's (Tetsuro Tanba) ninja camp and were carried by the ninjas as they helped Bond (Sean Connery) infiltrate Blofeld's (Donald Pleasence) volcanic lair.
The custom-made rifle is based on an MBA Gyrojet and is constructed from fibreglass. The majority of the weapon is finished in brown paint to replicate the appearance of wood, and the trigger and barrel are finished in black to resemble metal. There are signs of production use present on the rifle, including minor wear, light scuffing and flaking to the paint finish. Dimensions: 84 cm x 5 cm x 16 cm (33" x 2" x 6¼")
Restricted ownership; see replica firearm notice in the Buyer's Guide.
Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 M
Item size - 33.07" x 6.3" x 1.97" (84cm x 16cm x 5cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.