In the James Bond film Goldeneye there is a scene were Bond threatens Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky. Zukovsky says something along the lines of:

Walther PPK, 7.65mm. Only three men I know use such a gun... I believe I've killed two of them.

However, immediately afterward a henchman appears behind Bond with what appears (to me at least) to be an identical gun. This leaves several options for me:

  • Zukovsky was lying
  • The guns are indeed different
  • It's a continuity error

Which is correct?

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    Option 4: The Henchman took the weapon after his boss killed #1 or #2.
    – ghoppe
    Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 8:07
  • so the henchman doesn't know how to handle that gun? :D (because then there would be 4 people who know how to ... )
    – oers
    Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 10:57
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    A screen shot would really add to this question..
    – AidanO
    Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 12:31
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    @oers The question doesn't mention that people know 'how to handle' the gun, just that they use it.
    – AlasdairCM
    Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 12:41
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    It's easy to overanalyze the meaning of "use". Certainly the villain implies with that word that only three people in the world carry and use that gun exclusively and habitually. For example, I think only the most pedantic and foolish villain would say "only three men I know use such a gun… well, four if you include my henchman Jenssen who recently acquired the recently departed Mr. Smith's gun… he's standing behind you right now."
    – ghoppe
    Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 17:12

2 Answers 2


When James Bond points his gun at Valentin Zukovsky it is clear that his gun is a Walter PPK. Notice there are no grooves on the side of the gun towards the back

James Bond Walter PPK

When Valentin's henchman points his gun at James, grooves can be seen on the side of the gun towards the back of the gun. Valentin's Henchman Gun

This to me shows that the henchman is using a different gun and not a Walter PPK.

It would be a very bad mistake for the production team to have the henchman using a Walter PPK just after Valentin saying pretty much that there is only one person alive who uses it.

  • Anyone notice that the curtain is closed too in the second pic? Commented Sep 2, 2012 at 12:30
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    I think it's the henchman's leaning against the curtain that makes it look closed. Commented Sep 2, 2012 at 12:47

The henchman's gun is a copy of the PPK that was produced in Soviet Russian known as the Makarov. It is also a larger caliber, a 9x18mm. I do believe that design is still being used by the Russian military to this day, as well as being a rather popular civilian gun. Thousands of them have been imported to the US.

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