Notorious gangster Al Capone terrorized the midwest and ruled the underworld with an iron fist. He left behind a lasting legacy and went down as America’s mobster, so it should come as no surprise that Capone’s personal effects sold for millions in a recent auction. Among the effects sold were Al Capone’s prized handguns.

Al Capone left behind one child named Sonny Capone and only has 3 living granddaughters. The 3 granddaughters, who all live in the bay area,  decided to sell off their grandfather’s possessions because they feared that they would be destroyed in the event of a wildfire.

The auction included memorabilia such as guns, pocket watches, and a letter to Al Capone’s son. Early on the auction was only speculated to bring in $400,000 to $700,000 but ended up bringing in more than $3 million.

As for the guns that were sold, Al Capone’s personal firearms were sold in the estate sale and reached massive prices during bidding wars. Although some of Al Capone’s firearms are on the list, many of Sonny Capone’s firearms also made it to the auction. It would appear based on what was sold that Sonny Capone was the real firearms enthusiast of the Capone family. Here is a quick rundown of the guns that sold during the auction:

Al Capone’s Colt Model 1908 Hammerless Semi-Automatic handgun in .380 caliber – Sold for $240,000

Al Capone’s Colt M1911 Semi-Automatic handgun in .45 caliber – Sold for $1,040,600

*this handgun was allegedly Capone’s personal favorite and features wonderful engravings and custom grips

Sonny Capone’s Smith & Wesson Model 29-2 revolver in .44 Magnum – Sold for $6,050

Sonny Capone’s Titan Firearms Semi-Automatic in .25 caliber – Sold for $3,933

Sonny Capone’s US M-1 Carbine in .30 caliber – Sold for $7,865

Sonny Capone’s Colt MK IV 80 Series in .45 caliber – Sold for $5,445

Sonny Capone’s Colt MK IV 80 Series with Custom Walnut grips and a black finish in .45 caliber – Sold for $5,445

Sonny Capone’s Colt MK IV Mustang in .380 caliber – Sold for $5,143

Sonny Capone’s Colt Commander in .45 caliber – Sold for $9,075

Sonny Capone’s Strum-Ruger with Chrome finish on trigger and magazine in .22 caliber – Sold for $5,445

Sonny Capone’s Walther PP in 9mm -Sold for $5,143

Sonny Capone’s Derringer in .38 special – Sold for $6,655

Sonny Capone’s Reproduction Sharp’s 4 barrel Derringer in .22 caliber – Sold for $5,445

Sonny Capone’s Reproduction Colt Navy Revolver in .36 caliber – Sold for $3,328

Sonny Capone’s Smith & Wesson Target Pistol Model 41 in .22 caliber – Sold for $5,748

Mae Capone’s Sentinel R-101 Revolver with 9 round capacity and with a pink finish in .22 caliber – Sold for $7,865

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BrewDubbs
BrewDubbs
4 days ago

Awe, shucks…. If I had known about this earlier, I would have bought the whole lot… as if…

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
4 days ago

I guess that’s why I don’t frequent auctions. Never really cared to own some criminals guns. That these commanded such high prices is a little morbid and macabre.

Purple heart
Purple heart
4 days ago

Oh well I did not know they were up for auction. Would have nailed the 45.

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