GUN Historic pistol sells for $920K

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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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.
     
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    You could buy over 9,000 Mosin Nagants with that kind of money. :eek5:
     
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    Your perspective would be different if you had unlimited pockets and a hole in your collection.
     
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    FAIRFIELD, Maine — An anonymous bidder has paid $800,000 for a historic .44-caliber revolver, and Maine auctioneer James Julia said it was "an absolute bargain."

    The Colt Walker pistol made for U.S. marshals in the 1840s belonged to University of Maine graduate John McBride's great-great-uncle. McBride, who lives in Montana, returned to Maine for Tuesday's auction. He waved his cowboy hat and said "Yee-ha" when bidding ended.

    Julia said the handgun known as "The Marshal's Gun" fetched a record price because it was in great condition. He was the auctioneer for the previous Colt record as well, which was $480,000.

    McBride, who is 80, said it was a tough decision to sell a piece of family history and that his family will use some of the proceeds to buy land in Montana.



    The extra must have been auction fees.
     
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    OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!11
     
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    920k! Thats almost a MILLION.
     
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    I don't know if I could ever sell a family heirloom. ESPECIALLY one of that caliber. (no pun intended)
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    Putting it in those terms.... I want the Nagants. I could start up another Russian army, four men to a gun.
     
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    he should go turn it in a gun buy back and get that baby killer off my streets
     
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    Perhaps but unlike most collectors I'd throw a video up on youtube of me blasting away with it
     

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