Al Capone's 'favorite' gun sells for $1M at Sacramento auction
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Al Capone’s "favorite" gun has been sold for more than $1 million.
The Brooklyn-born gangster’s Colt Model 1911 semi-automatic pistol was put up for auction by Witherell’s, a Sacramento-based auction house.
According to Witherell’s, the prized firearm was passed down to Capone’s son Sonny and was later passed down to Capone’s granddaughters.
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The .45 pistol reportedly has a blue finish with "excellent" grips, the auction house reported to prospective buyers.
Capone’s favored gun was only one part of a larger estate auction where 175 Capone family heirlooms were sold, according to a list of realized prices from Witherell’s.
The auction, which was titled "A Century of Notoriety: The Estate of Al Capone," took place on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Nearly 1,000 bidders registered for the auction, and collectors were able to place bids online and in person at The Sutter Club in Sacramento, California.
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The Capone family’s auctioned heirlooms included other antique guns, jewelry, personal photos, movies and prison letters.