Original Walther Luftpistole Modell 35 Air Target Pistol in Box - as seen in Sean Connery Era James Bond Promotional Posters
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent boxed example of the famous WALTHER LUFTPISTOLE Modell 53 air pistol, which appears to have seen very little use. These pellet pistols were intended for target use, and even today air pellet pistols are an Olympic shooting event. However the LP53 in particular is much more famous for having been adopted for use in the promotional photographs and posters of early JAMES BOND movies featuring SEAN CONNERY. We all know he carried a PPK in those movies but the 12 ½ inch long LP53, with the long barrel and substantial construction looked so much better in promotional materials.
We looked back, and can find the LP53 in posters for Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice. The impressive look almost certainly helped drive audiences to the theaters. Other posters would have a pistol fitted with a silencer to give it a more impressive appearance. While the PPK was a great pistol. It was often not featured due to its somewhat small size, which of course was precisely the reason it was 007’s preferred sidearm.
Aside from the Bond connection, the Walther LP53 was also very popular as an air target pistol. This example looks at one time to have been owned at one time by a U.S. Army Officer and comes with a 1977 dated Firearms Retention Authorization from United States Army Europe. The pistol comes in the original box, and looks to have been purchased originally from a retailer in Wiesbaden, West Germany. The targets included in the box are all in German, so this definitely does not appear to be a U.S. market item.
Also included in the original box are:
- 2 front and 2 rear sights - the LP53 came with three different front and rear sights for preference.
- Brass Cleaning Rod
- Case of West German .177in / 4.5mm pellets
- Roll of U.S. issue gummed target pasters in “buff” color
- original wooden loading block and muzzle protector
- Original Instruction Pamphlet in English, marked with German retailer.
Not seen around much any more this is a like-new example which has absolutely everything. All you need is the girl!
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