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ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,272MI6 Agent

Researched by, written by, firearms photography by, edited by, cover designed by Mark Hazard with design by Robert “Acacia_Avenue” Gritten, I have great pleasure in presenting the realisation of the slipcased coffee table tome “OO7 The Armoury” 👍️

Some and indeed the publisher themselves, questioned why the book had a what I like to call "Less is More" design? April 13th 2023 is the 70th Anniversary of Casino Royale being published and if you remove the dust jacket which Bond's creator Ian Fleming designed himself you will find black boards with a single red heart! ❤️


  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,632MI6 Agent

    Mine mine all mine...just tell me how and when...please...

  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,352MI6 Agent

    how to order a signed edition please?

  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,272MI6 Agent
    edited May 2023

    Please contact Ed Maggiani at who has exclusive distribution rights for OO7 The Armoury in the slipcased numbered hard cover format. The softcover is available on Amazon.

  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,850MI6 Agent
    edited April 2023

    The Hardback edition of "The 007 Armoury" is now available. Protected by a slip-case, this limited edition comes numbered and has a sticker on the inside personally hand signed by the author.

    The covers are printed using Spot UV which is a popular coating technique where high-gloss UV coating is applied to a product, by using ultraviolet (UV) light to cure the printed material’s varnish.

    This spot UV printing method gives the targeted “spots” a shiny, vibrant aesthetic, and adds a protective coating to the printed product.

    This process gives the lettering a slightly raised look which really make it "POP!"

    Those interested can contact me directly at:

    It will not be made available on Amazon. You an only get it through me.

  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,868Chief of Staff

    Already bought and paid for 😀

    This book isn’t so much of a ‘future collectors item’ as a ‘NOW collectors item’ 🍸

    YNWA 97
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,272MI6 Agent
    edited August 2023

    This iconic pistol had been rented by Eon Productions during the production of the film from Bapty & Co., a supplier of weapons and props. This is one of only eleven PAK pistols that were rented for the film. According to 007 The Armoury, "the only modification was to blank out the white factory engravings to better match the all-black appearance of the two 'hero' firearms." 

    Initially OO7 The Armoury was conceived and written for this very purpose. To show what is and what is not a Bond gun and why that is the case! The fact that it is being used as a reference tool by major auction houses gives its author a warm feeling that my job on this project at least is well and truly dusted although initially they did get the bloody serial number incorrect! ...... give the Donkey strength! 🙈

  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,868Chief of Staff

    Finally got this tome in my hands today…it’s absolutely incredible 😳

    Congratulations to all involved 🍸

    YNWA 97
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,272MI6 Agent
    edited October 2023

    Thank you Sir Miles. Myself & Rob are incredibly proud of the tome which is OO7 The Armoury 👍️🥂

    Currently working on an updated softcover edition for Goldfinger's 60th! 😉

  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,868Chief of Staff

    And the pair of you should be 👏🏻 plus Ed for moving this project forward 👏🏻

    I heartily recommend this book…especially the hardback version…if there are any left 👀

    YNWA 97
  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,850MI6 Agent

    Thanks for the mention, Sir Miles. I agree that 'Donk' and Rob put together an extraordinary book that deserves a place of honour among your Bond collectibles. Much thanks also must go out to Steve, at Spy Guy Productions, for getting the project off the ground and into your bookshelves.

    I still have a few of the autographed hardback version. Just drop me an email at: should you wish to add it to your collection.


  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,868Chief of Staff

    Apologies to Steve for missing him off this role of thanks 🤗

    Looking forward to the updated Goldfinger 60th edition 🍸

    YNWA 97
  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,888MI6 Agent

    Steve placed a copy of this extraordinary volume at GoldenEye when I had the privilege of bringing him and our group there in 2022. Now, it's the biggest Bond of all!

    Fence sitters, buy this book!

    Seven (007) James Bond Tours! Mission: Mexico!
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