I wrote a few weeks back that Ian Fleming’s Colt Python .357 was to be auctioned off. Well, the sale satisfied the beejeezus out of at least two people: the seller and the buyer. According to Life Style Extra:

A gun tailor-made for James Bond author Ian Fleming was sold for £12,000 at auction in London today.

The Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver was presented to Fleming by the Colt Company in 1964, the year that Fleming died, and it is thought it was made by a very senior executive at the famous firm who was also a Bond fan.

The gun is described as “highly collectable” and was snapped up by an anonymous telephone bidder

My online currency converter says:

12000 British Pound(s) = 23598.8 US Dollar(s)

Holy cow!