London: Chicago gangster Al Capone’s revolver is likely to fetch 70,000 pounds when it goes under the hammer next month.
The Colt .38 was made in May 1929 after the mobster had ordered the murder of seven of his rivals in the St Valentine’s Day Massacre.
It is being sold by a private collector in an online auction and will come with a letter signed by Capone’s sister-in-law that will confirm its authenticity, reports the Daily Express.
Capone, nicknamed Scarface, who died in 1947, had dominated the Chicago underworld during prohibition until his arrest in 1931 for tax evasion.
First Published: Monday, May 30, 2011, 23:55