Hot Topics :

Al Capone gun to be auctioned by Michigan firearms dealer

by KEVIN LAVERY |  |  Published on December 19, 2016

A Michigan company is auctioning a handgun once owned by gangster Al Capone. Current State’s Kevin Lavery has the story.

In the 1920s, Al Capone built a bootlegging empire in Chicago when drinking alcohol was an offense enforced by the U.S. Constitution. Capone smuggled booze from Windsor, Ontario, through Detroit, across southern Michigan and into Chicago.

Capone spent a lot of time in Michigan, for both business, albeit illegal, and pleasure. Today, an artifact from the height of Capone’s power sits in a box in a town near Grand Rapids, Michigan, and it will soon be up for grabs.

Mob boss Al Capone’s .32 Smith and Wesson pistol was allegedly stolen from his golf bag in 1930 by Charles D’Agostino-Genauldi.

SSL Firearms, a dealer near Grand Rapids, Michigan, claims to have Capone’s 32-caliber Smith and Wesson pistol. It will be available for sale via an online auction on January 9, 2017.

Subscribe to Firearms & Freedom

Get your daily dose of news & info from Firearms & Freedom

Sign up to Firearms & Freedom for FREE and receive our daily emails.

Freedom to Carry – Protect your 2nd Amendment

In a world bent on squashing our freedom and taking our guns, Firearms & Freedom cuts through the chatter to bring you news you need to know about to stay safe and in control of your second amendment. Join over 1,000,000 subscribers to receive a dose of freedom delivered right to your inbox.

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.