You Can Buy Elvis Presley’s Sweet Gold and Silver Revolver
It’s a gun fit for THE King.
Well, here’s your chance to own a doozy. The King’s gorgeous gold and silver Smith & Wesson .357 magnum revolver will be sold to the highest bidder by the Rock Island Auction Company at their premiere firearm auction this May.
Five years ago, Outdoorhub reported that the pistol was priced at staggering $275,000. But given its rich history and custom engraving, a similar price just be worth it to the right Elvis freak.
Here’s the gun’s description from its original sellers at Moments in Time,
Elvis A. Presley purchased the above pistol (Serial No.688344) Nov. 6, 1970 from Kerr’s Sporting Goods in Beverly Hills, Calif. The pistol has leaf and scroll engraving outlined by sweeping borders of inlaid gold and silver with carved ivory handles and bearing the serial number 688344.
Five images of animals including, a ear, a bobcat, a moose, a mountain lion and a puma are inlaid in gold. The ivory grips are carved with a deer on one side and an antelope on the other. The artist of the Frederick Wilhelm Heym Company of Germany executed the engraving.
There are numerous articles in several books regarding Elvis giving the pistol to Vice-President Spiro Agnew on December 01, 1970. The pistol has tremendous historical value due to the fact it was given as a gift to Vice-President Spiro Agnew. Vice-President Agnew returned the pistol to Elvis because he was under investigation for wrongful acts.
It even comes with its own holster embroidered with Elvis’ name. How’s that for a certificate of authenticity?
If you’ve got an extra quarter million dollars lying around, you could own a piece of rock ‘n roll history. Or, you know, a house.
h/t: Task and Purpose