Want To Join The Mob – Without The Risk Of Going To Jail?
Thanks to a sinuous trail of meticulous, well-documented records, there exists a legal and safe process for becoming a quasi-mafioso with no inherent risk to family and friends. Well, at least in a historical sense.
A firearm once stolen from legendary Chicago crime boss Al Capone is going to the auction block January 9. The auction will be held online and is open to the public.
The .32-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver once brandished by the gangster, endured a fascinating 85-year journey, with shaky adherence to proper transfer protocol, to its final destination at the auction house. The winner of the pending bidding war will secure a place with the annals of organized crime, without the harmful side-effects. It could be you.
As reported by Guns.com:
According to notarized documents provided by the current owner, a booze runner for Capone’s gang named Charles D’Agostino stole the gun from Capone during a golf outing in St. Joseph, Michigan in 1930.
The notorious gangster hid the revolver in a golf ball box, Austin Miedema, auction manager for SSL Firearms, told abc 13 News Thursday.
Capone vacationed in western Michigan throughout the 1920s and owned a house in Newaygo County, an hour north of Grand Rapids.
“It was no secret that Capone loved to play golf when he spent time in Michigan, and because of the constant threats he dealt with, he always carried a gun in his golf bag at all times.” Miedema said, according to the news station.
D’Agostino gifted the stolen revolver to his half-brother, Dominick, in the summer of 1930, notarized documents show. Dominick D’Agostino kept the gun for 53 years, until he sold it to a man named Robert Forrest in November 1983 for $500.”
The online bidding will open at 8 a.m. on Jan. 9 and run for 12 hours.
The full narrative of Capone’s gun is available on Guns.com.