August 08, 2023


Elvis Presley’s banging revolver auctions at a grand $90k

Elvis Presley's Smith & Wesson Revolver goes under the hammer in August

By Betty Cruise August 08, 2023
Elvis Presleys Smith & Wesson revolver: auction set this month.
 Elvis Presley's Smith & Wesson revolver: auction set this month.

An extraordinary piece of music history is about to hit the auction block as Elvis Presley's Smith & Wesson model 53 double-action revolver is set to be auctioned off, as reported by TMZ

The late King of Rock and Roll received this prized possession as a gift nine months before his untimely passing at the age of 42 in 1977.

The Rock Island Auction Company website will host the online bidding, starting from Saturday, August 26. Bidding is expected to be fierce, with experts predicting the revolver's price to range from an impressive $60,000 to $90,000.

The revolver holds a significant historical value as it was crafted in 1976 by master engraver Russell J. Smith at Smith & Wesson. 

Intended as a special bi-centennial commemorative gift for the beloved entertainer, the firearm was factory ordered from Hiram's of California, as revealed in a letter penned by Russell himself. 

Elvis's revolver features intricate engravings, showcasing a gold American eagle clutching the American flag in its talons on one side. 

The flag bears thirteen stars, symbolizing the original thirteen colonies, and beneath it, a gold banner bears the phrase, 'The Spirit of '76.'

The other side of the gun boasts a gold-embossed minuteman flanked by two silver stars, adding to its artistic allure.

Presley had a lesser-known passion for collecting guns, as shared by the Rock Island Auction house website. At the time of his untimely demise, the Blue Suede Shoes singer possessed an impressive collection of 37 firearms, including a specially engraved Smith & Wesson revolver that is now set to be auctioned.