Last Updated on 10/12/2008 by bidz

Historic Pistol Sells for $920,000 in Maine

Flathead Beacon

FAIRFIELD, Maine – An anonymous bidder paid a record $920,000 for a historic .44-caliber revolver, and Maine auctioneer James Julia said that despite the price, it was a 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.

…The $920,000 price includes a $120,000 buyer’s fee charged by the auctioneer.

The handgun known as “The Marshal’s Gun” was the most powerful handgun in the world for more than a century until the .44 Magnum appeared in the mid-1950s.”

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