The iconic golden gun from Roger Moore’s 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun has been stolen from Elstree Studios, reports the Telegraph.
Police arrived at the Hertfordshire studios earlier today to investigate the theft of the prop, which has an estimated value of £80,000 (about $135,000) and was located in a cabin at the studios.
The gun, which was Francisco Scaramanga’s weapon of choice in the 007 film, was being looked after by Elstree Props, a tenant based at the studios.
Managing director Stephen Wickenden said: ‘I’m hoping the gun will be offered to one of the memorabilia dealers and from them we can trace it back to the thief.’
‘We have no idea who stole it or when it was stolen but things do not usually go missing.’
A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police said: ‘We were called to Elstree Studios in Borehamwood at 1:25pm after a report of a theft of a prop, which was the golden gun. Inquiries are ongoing.’
When asked about the theft, a spokesman for Sir Roger joked: ‘You’d better ask Christopher Lee about this. Search his house.’
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