Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

A rifle that James Bond (Sean Connery) carries in a trick briefcase in From Russia with Love. Though in real life the AR-7 is .22 caliber, Bond’s is .25, and Q Branch has equipped it with an infrared telescopic sight. With this rifle, Turkish spymaster Ali Kerim Bey (Pedro Armendariz) kills Krilencu (Fred Haggerty), the Bulgarian agent who was attempting to escape from his apartment’s emergency exit in Istanbul—an exit located over the giant mouth of actress Anita Ekberg in a billboard promoting Call Me Bwana, an Albert R. Broccoli / Harry Saltzman comedy starring Bob Hope.

Bond also makes use of the gun when he wounds a grenade-wielding, helicopter-borne SPECTRE assassin, causing him to drop the grenade and obliterate the chopper.


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