The Guns of James Bond - New Project from Commando Bond & Headstamp Publishing
Long time reader, first time round putting a post together! I wanted to publish a post announcing a project I have been working on as of late with the amazing team at Headstamp Publishing, the folks behind the Vickers Guide series among other firearms industry leading reference books and coffee table publications, regarding the guns of James Bond, spanning his entire history - all novels Fleming or otherwise, and every screen treatment of the character.
This volume will celebrate not only the tools, but their real world history, utilization, and impact. In addition, the publication will feature interviews with operators from the CIA, DSS, SAS, and more as we analyze and celebrate the real heroes who have used these tools, and often, whose use of them impacted the world of Bond, or in other cases, the reverse.
Primary source documents gathered from manufacturers will be shared here as well, as well as in-depth, detailed photography of the firearms - roll marks, sight pictures, grips, finishes, and so much more, in addition to a variety of editorial, lifestyle imagery built to bring 007's world to life.
A full synopsis and discussion of the volume can be found here in our announcement post: http://commandobond.com/the-guns-of-james-bond/
A teaser article of a vignette from the book surrounding the Omega watches of Bond & sharing some of our photography work can be found here: https://www.watchesofespionage.com/blogs/woe-dispatch/bond-a-case-for-omega
In addition, I am writing with the hopes of connecting with and learning from those of you who have worked as archivists and researchers in this vein over the years! With EON's unwillingness to provide licensing to any stills etc, any and all help and assets would be greatly appreciated! Thus far we have traveled to two of the most exclusive firearms collections in the United States to capture some of these firearms, with more on the way!
Thank you all for your consideration on this, and I look forward to providing additional updates as this progresses!