A fine Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver by Colt, no. 35459 presented to the famous James Bond author Ian Fleming in 1964 The bore excellent.  In the maker's carton with the Colt three bladed flat turn-screw, bore brush and target
Lot 61S5
A fine Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver by Colt, no. 35459 presented to the famous James Bond author Ian Fleming in 1964
The bore excellent. In the maker's carton with the Colt three bladed flat turn-screw, bore brush and target
Sold for £12,000 (US$ 16,020) inc. premium

Sporting Guns

28 Mar 2007, 14:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

Lot Details
A fine Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver by Colt, no. 35459 presented to the famous James Bond author Ian Fleming in 1964 The bore excellent.  In the maker's carton with the Colt three bladed flat turn-screw, bore brush and target A fine Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver by Colt, no. 35459 presented to the famous James Bond author Ian Fleming in 1964 The bore excellent.  In the maker's carton with the Colt three bladed flat turn-screw, bore brush and target A fine Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver by Colt, no. 35459 presented to the famous James Bond author Ian Fleming in 1964 The bore excellent.  In the maker's carton with the Colt three bladed flat turn-screw, bore brush and target
A fine Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver by Colt, no. 35459 presented to the famous James Bond author Ian Fleming in 1964
The left side of the action frame engraved 'PRESENTED TO IAN FLEMING BY COLT'S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG. CO.', top of frame fitted with Elliason adjustable rear-sight, the barrel with ramp foresight, the butt with chequered walnut grips and Colt medallions, the revolver retaining virtually all of its Colt high polish blue finish
2½in. barrel, London nitro proof
The bore excellent. In the maker's carton with the Colt three bladed flat turn-screw, bore brush and target

Footnotes

  • At the request of the vendor this lot is being offered in its original working condition and ownership without the proper authority is only allowed following De-Activation according to the Home Office guidelines and certification from the London Proof House.
    Please note that there are specific Import / Export regulations relating to firearms which vary according to the country of destination.

    The revolver is accompanied with a letter of authentication from Colt and is also offered with a copy of Ian Fleming's Goldfinger published in 1959
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