The exquisite .357 revolver hits the auction block in December.
Have you ever wanted to own a piece of firearm history? Now's your chance, as the combat Magnum revolver gifted to former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover back in 1958 is up for auction this December.
Rock Island Auction Company said the exquisite piece that showcases "impeccable provenance and craftsmanship that defies belief" is expected to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000 during the December 2017 premier firearms auction.
Hoover, who was head of the FBI for almost half of a century, received the Smith & Wesson double action revolver from William Sweet of Sweet Manufacturing Co. on July 26, 1958.
Here's a cool video produced by Rock Island Auction Company that showcases and describes the piece in detail:
As far as collectible conversation pieces go, we'd say this one takes the cake. Not to mention, how badass would you look showing up to the shooting range with this piece of history strapped in your holster? Kidding of course!
Click here to view the full auction listing in Lot 2379.
Images Courtesy of Rock Island Auction Company.
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