Hermann Göring’s Pistol up for Auction in September

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by:

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Hermann Göring’s Pistol up for Auction

One of Hermann Göring’s pistols will be auctioned off in September with an estimated price tag of $250,000 to $400,000.

The Rock Island Auction Company in Illinois is putting the gold-plated, semiautomatic Walther PPK pistol up for bid. It features a traditional Germanic oak leaf and acorn pattern, with Göring’s initials in gold letters as well as his family crest.

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Hermann Göring’s golden pistol to be auctioned in September



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Hermann Göring

The Rock Island Auction Company said the gun is “possibly the most historic Walther factory engraved pistol that we ever offered for sale.” The pistol is part of an auction of nearly 3,000 items, up for bid from September 9 to September 11.

The pistol is part of a lot that also contains a gold ring and set of cufflinks once owned by Hermann Göring, all of which can be yours to take home if you have half a million dollars or so you want to spend.

Hermann Göring was a flying ace in WWI. He commanded Jagdgeschwader 1, the squadron once led by Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron”. He joined the Nazi party in 1923 and founded the Gestapo in 1933. Two years later, Göring was appointed head of the Luftwaffe. Göring was complicit and pro-active in Germany’s plans for conquest and anti-Jewish polices. Found guilty at the Nuremberg Trials for crimes against humanity, he committed suicide with cyanide on October 15, 1946, to avoid the hangman’s noose.



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