Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United Kingdom

Burglars steal unique collection of 007 guns

Picture: Met Police. A Llama 22 from Die Another Day

A unique collection of guns used in James Bond films has been stolen.

Burglars took five weapons from the North London home of an avid collector of film memorabilia.


The de-activated guns taken include two pistols from Die Another Day and a Walther PPK used by Roger Moore in A View To A Kill.

The guns are thought to be worth £100,000.

They were part of a collection started 50 years ago by engineer John Reynolds, .

Mr Reynolds, 56, told the Press Association he was mortified by the loss:

“I sat facing the wall for the next two days.

“The flame has gone out of my life.

“Have you ever felt like you wanted to die?

“Like you couldn’t face the next day?

“If the CID hadn’t knocked on the door to discuss what had happened and how to move forward, I would probably still be sitting staring at the wall.”

Mr Reynolds started collecting as a child.

He’s amassed hundreds of pieces of Bond memorabilia including posters, items of clothing and around 60 other guns.

He said: “It’s probably the finest collection of its type under one roof and the daft thing is the people who broke in went straight past all of that and ignored everything and didn’t know what it was.

“If they had known what was in the house, they would have taken a lot more, it would be completely empty.”

The rest of the items, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, have now all been moved into storage after the burglary.

The collection of weapons was about to be sent to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds for an exhibition prior to the burglary.



Latest Tweets


You May Also Like

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...


The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

The Tremeloes. Dave Munden centre Dave Munden the Tremeloes drummer – and often lead singer – with the 60s chart toppers has died. He...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...