Les sends me these stories of these famous guns fetching huge money at auction. Butch Cassidy’s
A .45-caliber gun once owned by Butch Cassidy has sold at auction in Southern California for $175,000.
A spokesman for the private seller said Sunday that the Colt Single Action Army revolver went to an anonymous online bidder.
Wow! And I thought the new SAA guns being sold by Colt were expensive! Seriously tho, black powder is horrible on steel, and the steel from those days is a lot less durable than the stuff we have today. To have a gun of this vintage survive the tests of time, and to have a famous pedigree makes the value go up.
Two guns once in the possession of notorious gangsters Bonnie and Clyde when they were killed in a hail of gunfire have sold at a New Hampshire auction for more than half a million dollars….Bobby Livingston of RR Auction said Bonnie Parker’s .38-caliber Detective Special that she had taped to her thigh when she was killed in 1934 in Louisiana drew the highest bid and sold for $264,000. Livingston said Clyde Barrow’s 1911 Colt .45-caliber automatic sold for $240,000 to the same bidder, who didn’t want to be named.