Up for Auction: Pistol From Famous James Bond Photo is an Airgun

I will admit I never looked closely at the Walther pistol in this most famous of all James Bond photos—until today. Even after I looked at it and realized it wasn't just a Walther PPK with a long barrel, it never occurred to me that Bond was packing a Walter LP 53 air pistol. Yes, an air pistol, as Guns.com explains.

Although Bond movies featured lots of different guns, the LP 53 never actually appeared on screen. Photos of the pistol with Sean Connery were used to promote several Bond movies. Even though it was a stand-in, it can be yours for a starting bid of $200,000 at the Invaluable.com online auction site.