“True Lies” & “Desperado” Ruger P90 Prop Gun

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This is the next in a series of more comprehensive profiles of the original props, and the next piece to be showcased a hero Ruger P90 used in two films - by Arnold Schwarzenegger as Harry Tasker in True Lies (1994) as well as for publicity photography done with Antonio Banderas as El Mariachi in Desperado (1995). … [Read more...]

Little John’s Auction Service June 2007 Event Catalog: The World-Famous Stembridge Armory Collection

I receive frequent requests for the PDF version of the Little John's Auction Service "The World-Famous Stembridge Armory Collection" event catalog from June 2007, so I thought I'd upload it here so that people can have access to the information: … [Read more...]

The Side Arms of James Bond, 007: From The Walther PPK to the P99

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I recently acquired a very rare James Bond Walther PPK for my own collection, so I have done some research as to what handguns have been offered to the marketplace attributed to use in the films as the side arm of James Bond. I thought it might be of interest to readers to know "what is out there". The focus of this article is primarily hero and "real" firearms (no stunts). … [Read more...]

Little John’s Auction Service “Extremely Important Collector’s Auction” January 22-23, 2008

In in quick review of the new catalog for the Little John's Auction Service January 22-23 event ("Extremely Important Collector's Auction") , there does not appear to be much of interest to movie and television original prop collectors specifically (though a few non-Stembridge pieces): … [Read more...]

Stembridge Auction Report, Part 12: Al Pacino Pistol from Heat

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As was the case with the Point of No Return pistols (see Auction Report, Part 7),when I was originally researching the Stembridge Collection catalog for Little John’s Stembridge Collection Auction, one of the few pieces on my “short list”, which I considered secondary to my two top wants (the T2 and True Lies pistols) was one of the pair of Heat sidearm pistols offered, which … [Read more...]

Stembridge Auction Report, Part 11: Bonanza Pieces Surface

This is the eleventh in a series of articles reporting on the Stembridge Armory Collection Auction in Los Angeles, hosted by Little John’s Auction Service. Part 11: Bonanza Pistols … [Read more...]

Stembridge Auction Report, Part 10: Raiders of the Lost Ark Pistol Surfaces

This is the tenth in a series of articles reporting on the Stembridge Armory Collection Auction in Los Angeles, hosted by Little John’s Auction Service. Part 10: Raiders of the Lost Ark Pistol … [Read more...]

Stembridge Auction Report, Part 9: Future Auctions

I spoke with a representative from Little John's Auction Service today, who managed the Stembridge Armory Collection event this past June, and have a quick update on future Stembridge pieces at auction. … [Read more...]