Tuesday, September 29, 2009

After Colt pistols sale, she's loaded

Sharlene Perez of New York was stunned when Colt 1851 Navy revolvers given to her late husband sold at auction for $130,000.

The guns had been a gift from a friend to her late husband, but they held no sentimental value for her. So in June, Perez decided it was time to sell them.

According to the Los Angeles Times, a buyer in Anaheim, Calif., paid the princely sum for the matching pair of Colts, engraved by Gustave Young, a master of that time period.

Read more about the guns

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