LONDON (AFP) - The golden gun used by villain Scaramanga in the James Bond movie "The Man With The Golden Gun" has been stolen from its film studio home, British police said Saturday, according to the BBC. The prop, one of the most iconic weapons in cinema history, was noticed missing from Elstree Studios, north of London, on Friday, Hertfordshire Constabulary said. Made for the 1974 film about fictional British spy Bond starring Roger Moore in the title role and Christopher Lee as Francisco Scaramanga, the gun is worth an estimated 80,000 pounds. "We were called to Elstree Studios in Borehamwood at 1:25 pm after a report of a theft of a prop, which was the golden gun," a Hertfordshire Constabulary spokeswoman said. "Inquiries are ongoing." In the movie, Scaramanga uses the gun for numerous assassinations. The legendary weapon is assembled from a cigarette case, lighter, cuff link and pen. The latest Bond film, "Quantum of Solace" starring Daniel Craig in his second outing as agent 007, is due for release on October 31.