Al Capone revolver sells for £67,250 at auction

275x250.jpgA gun which once belonged to the famous gangster Al Capone has been sold at auction for a massive £67,250.

The Colt .38 (special) nickel-plated six-shot double-action revolver was ordered by Scarface just months after the infamous St Valentine's Day Massacre.

Bosses at auction house Christie's, which sold the weapon, say it was ordered in May 1929 and its authenticity has been confirmed by the sister-in-law of Capone.

The gun was the highlight of a recent 'Antique arms, armour and collectors firearms' sale in South Kensington.

While online buyer of the Colt .38 'Police Positive' has chosen to stay anonymous, we're sure they're a upstanding law-abiding member of the community.
A spokesperson for Christie's said: "This sale saw strong international interest from a notable number of new clients - including the successful purchaser of Al Capone’s revolver which sold online.

"The clear demand for quality, condition and rarity reflected the hunt for perfection in this category, as demonstrated by all three top lots."

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