Hemingway’s .577 Nitro Rifle Being Auctioned

    James D. Julia is auctioning off Ernest Hemingway’s Westley Richards Droplock .577 Nitro Express double rifle. It is the gun he used on his 1953 African safari. According to Phil Bourjaily, this gun, which took a lion and a rhino, is expected to sell for between $150,000 – $200,000.

    Even at $150,000, I think I better let some other gun nut have this one 😉

    In my list of Adventurers-Whose-Guns-I-Would-Love-Own. Mr Hemingway ranks number three. Sir Samuel Baker is my #1 followed by Roosevelt.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!