GUN Historic pistol sells for $920K

TL1000RSquid

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Jun 9, 2004
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NY
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An anonymous bidder paid $920,000 for this .44-caliber Colt Walker pistol yesterday in Fairfield, Maine.

James D. Julia Inc. says this is thought to be the highest price anyone has ever paid for a firearm at auction.

"Yee-ha," the gun's owner, John McBride, said as the winning bid was announced, according to the Morning Sentinel. "We did better than we had hoped."

The auction house says this "rare and historic" Colt Whitneyville-Walker pistol was issued during the Mexican-American war. "It is truly one of the greatest prizes of Colts in existence," auctioneer James Julia tells the paper.
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Nice looking piece but no way in hell I'd spend that much for it even if I had the money to burn.
 

kellyclan

She only loves you when she's drunk.
May 16, 2001
18,817
I know someone who's gonna be pissed when Obama's ATF comes knocking.
 

david_4x4

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Apr 13, 2004
2,350
Texas
I once met a Judge that kept an original Walker Colt on his desk in his office.

It was a huge junk gun, but I think at the time he was turning down $75k offers.
 

7

First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.
Jul 5, 2002
24,866
Makes me want to read Blood Meridian again
 

TwistedMind

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Mar 20, 2004
10,583
if I had the cash id gladly pay a million bucks for a authentic walker colt in that condition. It's probably because I'm a Texan and Walker was a Ranger
 

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