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Al Capone's gun sold for £67,250 at auction

Colt .38
Image caption The Colt .38 was made in May 1929

A revolver belonging to US gangster Al Capone has sold for £67,250 at Christie's auction house in London.

The Colt .38 was made just months after Capone, known as Scarface, ordered the murder of seven of his rivals in the infamous St Valentine's Day Massacre.

The gun, which was made in May 1929, came with a letter signed by the sister-in-law of Capone confirming its authenticity.

Capone dominated the Chicago underworld during prohibition until 1931.

He was arrested for tax evasion in that year and died in 1947.

The successful buyer, who remained anonymous, was an online bidder.

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