Saddam Hussein's Personal Ruger M77 Sold For $48,875.00

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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 🙁

Steve Johnson
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!

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  • Mainsail Mainsail on Sep 22, 2013

    What is the caliber?
    Also I guess it would have been engraved with the importers mark too?
    I hate that on a collectable firearm.

  • Gosmer Gosmer on Sep 22, 2013

    243 win was the caliber

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