http://www.gregmartinauctions.com/Aucti ... otID=34167The rarest pistol in the world, Larry. A .45 Luger. Only six of them were ever manufactured.
I remember that article, Gary James got to shoot it...that had to be a treat.Charlie Petty said:Two came here for the trials #1 and #2. #1 was supposedly destroyed in the tests. I didn't know there were 6 because none have been reported in Europe and #2 was in a private collection. I got to see it in the 70s and there was a story in G&A several years ago "The million dollar luger". If that is accurate 1.4 may be conservative.
SourceThe corporate-takeover shark played by Michael Douglas in the movie "Wall Street" brandished a replica and bragged about it as "the rarest gun in the world." An Indonesian billionaire paid $1 million for the real thing, and it became known as "the million-dollar Luger."
That was in the late 1980s, when the Douglas line "greed is good" captured the spirit of the times.
On Sunday, under very different economic circumstances, the coveted .45-caliber Luger found a new owner for half that price at a public auction in Anaheim.
The gavel came down at $430,000 from an anonymous bidder. With the 15% buyer's premium, the 103-year-old weapon fetched $494,500...