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James Bond’s new double rifle – the .500 Nitro Express by Anderson Wheeler

[Music] There is a really good page on Wikipedia,
which exhaustively lists every firearm James Bond has ever used. It’s a roll call of groovy
guns from the SPAS-12 through the Dragunov, Glock, and Heckler & Koch to the better known
Uzi and AK47. There is only one sporting gun, however – the Holland & Holland Royal used
in the film Moonraker. But now there’s another. And I am in London
to meet its creator. Stuart that is probably the best advertising
you could get in the world isn’t it? I think we were very, very lucky to be featured
in the Bond film. It is one of those things you never really expect it to happen, I mean
watching Bond when I was younger and then suddenly. I never even dreamed ever to have
a gun in a Bond film. It is incredibly exciting and at times I still have to pinch myself
a bit about things. We will see, I haven’t seen the movie yet. From what I understand
it is used for a long duration during it when he is defending Skyfall itself which is his
father’s estate. So it is going to be really exciting and I look forward to seeing it on
the big screen. Now come on you must have paid them a couple
million £ to get the rifle in there. Absolutely 3 to 4 million. No actually what
happened was, again we were very lucky. One of the armourers came to the store. He was
looking around Mayfair because obviously there are Purdys, Hollands, William Evans, William
& Son, Beretta. So there are number of gun makers here and they came by and they were
looking around and said do you do double rifles, we said we did. One of the gentlemen came
down and had a look, went back and had a few more meetings with a few other people and
eventually they came through and said we would be really interested in doing some work with
that. There is no other way to put it that is what happened really. Did you feel like you were being cast. I don’t know whether I felt like I had been
cast, but it was definitely, I don’t know what I felt. It was more let’s wait and see
if it actually happens first. I think that is what it came down to and when Greg Williams
book Skyfall, Bond on Set, which is the filming of Skyfall came out and there is Daniel Craig
sitting on the front cover holding the 500 Nitro next to an Aston Martin DB5 that was
very exciting and from that it is .. we have had a lot of people enquiring. A lot of people
knew about us before, but we have been known more as the professional’s choice. We make
guns to be used in the field. These are guns that if you have got a professional hunting
career you want something that is reliable and accurate. That has been our market so
far. But I think the Bond film brought to a lot of people’s attention the fact that
we are out there, we are affordable and at the same time we do have a reliable gun on
the market. So, Bond is back. Skyfall is in cinemas now.
The story goes that the much-loved gun expert and Shooting Times columnist Geoffrey Boothroyd
wrote to Ian Fleming in the 1950s suggesting that the Beretta 418 Bond had in Dr No was
a bit flimsy and suggesting the Smith & Wesson Centennial Airweight as long as it came with
the Berns Martin triple draw holster. Fleming, who had little interest in guns, said yes
but should Bond use an automatic? Boothroyd reluctantly suggested the super-light Walther
Polizeipistole Kurz, originally built in 1929, and now known universally as the Walther PPK.
Imagine Geoffrey’s horror when Bond turned up in From Russia with Love with a Walther
PPK drawn from a Berns-Martin holster. However, imagine his delight when he learned that Q’s
real name is Major Boothroyd. If you are watching this on YouTube, click
on the link to see the trailer for Skyfall. And if you want to have a look at some delicious
double rifles, go to The British Government may not have a love
affair with guns, but Bond does and Bond works for the British Government. [Music]

41 thoughts on “James Bond’s new double rifle – the .500 Nitro Express by Anderson Wheeler

  1. Presenter says there's only one sporting gun in the Bond films and shows Roger Moore- but what about Connery in Thunderball shooting clays with Largo?

  2. "The British government may not have a love affair with guns, but Bond does! And Bond works *for* the British government!"

    Yea.. James Bond is also an incredibly fictional character. The world he inhabits is not at all reality. I'd rather not see people in the UK being allowed to buy guns willy-nilly as they do in the US, only to have schizophrenics and other poor mentally deranged buggers shooting up schools and cinemas.

    Talk about the gun. Talk about Bond. Not your archaic gun politics.

  3. I wish more people used gun law like we do in sweden, reasonably tightly controlled, but everything is allowed

    Politics are so depressing… i wish i had a light, braked Ruger m1 500NE with a synthetic stock

  4. You can get a pretty good look if you go to the andersonwheeler site.

    Totally fancy. He'd probably make like the Wicked Witch and dissolve if someone asked for a double rifle with synthetic stock, hard chrome finish and pickatinny rail.

  5. The uk actually has more violent crime per 1000 people than the US does . Does it matter what someone is killed with , as they die either way ?

  6. It's funny, here in the I can afford an AK or AR15 ( more practical uses too ), but not one of these babies . And I have almost no practical use for one, but they seem so compelling …

  7. @ diamonddog257 A Browning Auto-5. If I can remember correctly Luciana Paluzzi & Aldolfo Celi was also shooting with a Remington 1100.

  8. James standing in field with 500 nitro fires from him 3 times James is now deff villein shoots James and M dies of a gun shot wound to the left ass cheek. Perty gun dow …

  9. dont forget the walther lp53 air pistol and the bsa scorpion air pistol masquerading as fire arms…… sure bsa and walther have manged to come to terms with it.unlike this tosser from anderson wheeler!!

  10. Interesting video, but I would have liked to see the damn gun being fired & whether it was presented realistically. You aren't going to fire the bugger one-handed out of the passenger window of the Aston while driving.

  11. This "James Bond," Daniel Craig, uses lots of guns, including this fabulous double rifle, to make a lot of violence and money. But he is strongly against real people actually using guns in real life. Frustrating hypocrite

  12. Headline – February 2018 – London's murder rate passes New York City's!! With all that British gun control, WOW!! Whether it's guns or knives, it is PEOPLE that commit the murder.

  13. God is every American who likes guns a mounthy arrogant prick who has to insert their bullshit into every gun video.

  14. I have one criticism they make beautiful guns extremely well made but the price is way overpriced a fully built Barrett 50 bmg with quality glass on it and a sound suppressor is less than a simple double gun.

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