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John Dillinger .41 Remington Sells For $95,600!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by collector14, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. collector14

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    Remington .41 caliber Derringer confiscated from John Dillinger in 1934. The Remington .41 caliber Double Derringer pistol, confiscated from gangster John Dillinger when he was arrested in Tucson, Arizona on January 25, 1934, is seen in a handout photo from Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas. The pistol, confiscated six months before Dillinger was fatally gunned down in Chicago, sold for $95,600 in a public auction conducted in Dallas, Texas on July 25, 2009, a few days after the 75th anniversary of Dillinger's death.
     
  2. ArmedBear

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    I thought about buying it, but it's too hard to find ammo.:D
     
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    and the ammo wouldnt be cheap enough to shoot the gun a lot :p
     
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    You know that without the provenance, that is a $500 to $1,500 gun. I wonder how many of our fellow posters here own a piece with historical provenance.
     
  5. Joe Demko

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    Just two minutes from sanity.
    Apparently some murder fetishists are willing to pay quite a lot to service their kink.
     
  6. ArmedBear

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    Less. $500 would be top-end.

    LOL

    I don't, personally, though I've seen one collection that was a large room filled floor-to-ceiling with guns that had significant historical provenance. The guy wasn't wealthy, either, just well-connected in a community with a lot of history and stuff lying around in back bedrooms.

    I.e., by comparison, this gun is a very expensive yawn.

    Personally, I have other things to blow money on, to care about owning any such stuff. Too many other things.
     
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