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