Revolver Will Cost Winning Bidder More Than $1M
The .38-caliber Colt Cobra revolver Jack Ruby used to kill accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is going up for auction this month in Las Vegas.
Anthony Pugliese paid about $200,000 for the gun at an auction in 1991. He won't divulge his minimum price but said it is more than $1 million.
The item is part of the Pugliese Pop Culture Collection, which will go on the auction block March 15 and 16. About 150 of the items are associated with President John F. Kennedy or his assassination in Dallas in 1963.
Ruby purchased the gun in 1960 for $62.50. He used it three years later to kill Oswald.
Among the other collectibles Pugliese has assembled are the hat worn by the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz" and the white jacket worn by John Lennon on the cover of The Beatles' album "Abbey Road."