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Bond's Dr. No (film) Beretta
Jun 17 2010, 6:33 AM EDT | Post edited: Jun 17 2010, 6:33 AM EDT
Oh boy. Does this page really screw things up. In Dr. No (film), the Beretta that M took from Bond was NOT a .25. It was a Beretta M1934, chambered in .380 ACP. In the novel, it was a .25, but it was a Beretta 418. 5  out of 6 found this valuable. Do you?    

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1. RE: Bond's Dr. No (film) Beretta
Sep 7 2010, 5:04 AM EDT | Post edited: Sep 7 2010, 5:04 AM EDT
Which doesn't really make sense in the movie. If the 1934 was chambered in .380, it'd have MORE stopping power than the PPK since at the time, the PPK was only chambered in .32 ACP. Yet the armourer seemed to think the PPK was the better choice. Maybe because of the jam 007 experienced? 1  out of 1 found this valuable. Do you?    

Rahul_Does
2. RE: Bond's Dr. No (film) Beretta
Dec 27 2011, 8:36 AM EST | Post edited: Dec 27 2011, 8:36 AM EST
I own that kind of gun, presently. Do you find this valuable?    

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3. RE: Bond's Dr. No (film) Beretta
Jan 24 2013, 4:14 AM EST | Post edited: Jan 24 2013, 4:14 AM EST
Actually, the Beretta M1935 is chambered in 7.65 mm (.32 cal). I have one of these as well. In the early novels, the model .25 Beretta that Bond carried was called the Minx, also identified as the 950B. However, the Minx came in .22 short, not .25! Another model Beretta makes is the 950, which is also called the Jetfire and it comes in .25 cal. 0  out of 1 found this valuable. Do you?    

guinnessmike
4. RE: Bond's Dr. No (film) Beretta
Jul 14 2014, 2:15 PM EDT | Post edited: Jul 14 2014, 2:15 PM EDT
In the film they talk about the 25 ACP Beretta but the gun they show on the film and then take away was a 1934 Beretta in 32 ACP It is agreed that the gun in novel that Ian Fleming liked and wrote about was the Beretta model 418. The gun on film is way to large to be a 25 caliber anything Do you find this valuable?    

mmyers1976
5. RE: Bond's Dr. No (film) Beretta
Nov 7 2014, 10:29 AM EST | Post edited: Nov 7 2014, 10:29 AM EST
Yeah, I replaced the pictures of the 950 with those of a 1934 and a 418, since the Beretta in the Dr. No film was a 1934 and the one in the novels was the 418. I have read all the novels, and don't believe it was ever a 950. As for the 1934 in the film, which would have had more than enough stopping power compared to a PPK, I assume the props master didn't know guns very well and/or didn't have a 418 on hand, so when he saw "Beretta" in the script he grabbed a 1934 and called it done. Back then before home video and internet, people wouldn't have scrutinized like we do now. There are a lot of gun substitutions in the Dr. No film. For instance, Bond is supposed to be issued a PPK, but he actually carries the slightly longer PP. Then in the scene where Bond shoots Professor Dent in the bedroom, he uses a silenced FN Browning M1910, probably because the props master couldn't find a silencer to fit the PP. Do you find this valuable?    

mmyers1976
6. RE: Bond's Dr. No (film) Beretta
Nov 7 2014, 10:37 AM EST | Post edited: Nov 7 2014, 10:37 AM EST
"Actually, the Beretta M1935 is chambered in 7.65 mm (.32 cal). I have one of these as well. In the early novels, the model .25 Beretta that Bond carried was called the Minx, also identified as the 950B. However, the Minx came in .22 short, not .25! Another model Beretta makes is the 950, which is also called the Jetfire and it comes in .25 cal."
Yes, but we are talking about the 1934, not the 1935, because the 1934 was used in the film. The 1934 and 1935 look almost identical, except the '34 is chambered in .380 ACP, and the '35 is chambered in .32 ACP. The Beretta bond carried in the novels was never from the 950 series, it was always a 418, the same gun Ian Fleming carried in Naval Intelligence during WWII.
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