Pistol used to kill America’s most famous criminal sells for $6 million at auction

Amman Today

publish date 1970-01-01 03:00:00

Bonhams auctioneers in the United States of America announced the sale of the revolver used to kill “Billy the Kid”, one of the most famous outlaws in the American West, for $6 million, and offered to buy the Colt revolver used by Police Chief Pat Jarrett. In 1881 for the murder of Bailey, an auction was made by telephone from a person who asked not to be identified.

The auction house said that the pistol is one of the most iconic treasures of the ancient history of the American West, adding that the price of $ 6.03 million is a world record for any firearm, according to Sputnik.

The gun used to kill Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid was wanted in Arizona and New Mexico after killing eight men, and Pat Jarrett tracked him to a farm in Fort Sumner, New Mexico and shot him dead on July 14, 1881.

Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid

The pistol is for sale as part of a collection that includes firearms belonging to the American West and other collectibles that a Texas couple, Jim and Theresa Earl, collected over a period of nearly 50 years. Jim Earle died in 2019 and his family decided to sell the collection.

In another auction, Julien’s Auctions said that a pistol used by the late star Sean Connery in the first James Bond movie sold for $ 256,000 at an auction held in Beverly Hills, noting that the price exceeded previous estimates for this famous piece in the history of cinema.


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