When I wrote about the auction of Saddam Hussein’s Ruger M77 last month I said the estimate sale price of $7,000 – $15,000 was to low. At the low end of that estimate even I was considering bidding on the historic and very symbolistic gun. I contacted Rock Island Auction Company and they told me it sold for $48,875. I am not surprised. I am sure it will end up prominently displayed on the wall of a wealthy person’s man cave.
A colleague of mine had a friend who was planning on bidding on it. If he had won it I would have been able to shoot it 🙁