Capone's gun up for auction

June 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

LONDON, June 20 (UPI) -- A London auction house said a nickel-plated revolver once belonging to infamous gangster Al Capone is expected to sell for $80,000 to $112,000.

Christie's auction house said the six-shot, "police positive" gun, which will go up for auction Wednesday, was owned and used by "the most famous mobster of all time" before his 1931 arrest on income tax evasion charges, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

The gun was then passed to Capone's older brother, Ralph, and is now being sold by a private collector, Christie's said.

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