|Gun owned by Butch Cassidy auctioned in California|
This image provided by RMK Services shows a Colt .45 SAA revolver that belonged to Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, the legendary bank thief, train robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang—the notorious Wyoming-based bandits that stalked the American West throughout the 1890s. Cassidy surrendered the revolver, known as the Amnesty Colt, to Utah authorities in 1899, in an attempt to gain amnesty and leave his life of crime. A spokesman for the seller said the gun sold at auction in Southern California to an anonymous online bidder for $175,000 Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. AP Photo/RMK Services.
VENTURA (AP).- A .45-caliber gun once owned by Butch Cassidy has sold at auction in Southern California for $175,000.
A spokesman for the private seller said Sunday that the Colt Single Action Army revolver went to an anonymous online bidder.
The gun is accompanied by a black leather shoulder holster and two binders filled with documentation verifying the revolver's authenticity.
Cassidy, the infamous Old West bank robber, bought the revolver in a hardware store in Vernal, Utah, in 1896. He turned it over to Utah authorities in early 1900 in an unsuccessful attempt to gain amnesty. Known as the "Amnesty Colt," it is the most documented of Cassidy's guns.
The outlaw was immortalized in the 1969 film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." He was played by Paul Newman.
Sunday's sale was held by California Auctioneers of Ventura.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
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