Historic Colt pistol sells for $920,000 in Maine
Previous owner from Montana says revolver passed down through family
The Associated Press
updated 1:27 p.m. ET, Thurs., Oct. 9, 2008
FAIRFIELD, Maine - The sale price of a historic Colt Walker pistol has broken a record for all guns made by the company, an auctioneer in Maine said.
An anonymous bidder paid $920,000 on Tuesday for the .44-caliber revolver, said officials from the James D. Julia auction house. It was made for U.S. marshals in the 1840s and its previous owner said he never fired it.
The price included a buyer's fee of $120,000 charged by the auctioneer.
Julia was also the auctioneer for the previous Colt record of $480,000.
The gun was an heirloom passed down from John McBride's great-great-uncle. The 80-year-old from Montana said some of the money will be used to buy land in that state.
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10-09-2008, 04:29 PM #1
Colt Pistol Sells for $ 920,000
10-09-2008, 04:51 PM #2
Nice to see that the entire country is suffering from this "economic crisis"."This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
10-09-2008, 10:16 PM #3
Use that money to buy stocks now for cheap or pay off your house so you don't have to worry. I guess if you got that kind of cash you don't have to worry about things like the common man does.Jason Knecht
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10-10-2008, 08:41 AM #4
Just as bad as the nitwit who gave $125,000,000 to Harvard this week. Harvard has the world's largest endowment for education (over a billion dollars) and some guy just drops $125,000,000 on them.
That money would have gone a lot further helping out homeless, down and outs, shelters, food pantries, health care for the poor.......
And I am not even a liberal."Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Will Rogers
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10-12-2008, 02:37 PM #5
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Newly minted adults just have to show that they aren't under their parents' roof anymore so they buy stuff to show off to their friends how cool it is with their own place.
Then when the fridge is empty and the bills for all that stuff comes due,they want someone to bail them out.
As Ted Nugent says on his show,"Now,where have we seen THIS before?"
Back on subject,recently my favorite gun store had a Colt 1917 in .45acp for $350.00. By the time my bank balance was enough to get it without causing a ripple effect in my personal economy,it had been snapped up even though the ejector rod was missing the tip and the finish was about 80%.
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