J. Edgar Hoover’s Magnum Revolver Up for Auction!

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How cool is this!

The folks at Rock Island Auction Company will soon be offering one of J. Edgar Hoover’s personal combat Magnum revolver for purchase. It’s a .357 revolver that was presented to the former FBI Director in 1934 and is beautifully crafted.


Here’s what the auction house has to say about the amazing revolver:

RIAC is extremely proud to offer one of the crown jewels of Smith & Wesson collecting: The Alvin White signed, embellished Model 19 revolver presented to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover by renowned firearms collector William Sweet.

This revolver, serial number K 333333, has been well-documented over the years and has been photographed and noted in several publications such as Timothy Mullin’s “The K-Frame Revolver Volume II,” Jim Supica and Richard Nahas’ “Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson” and Roy Jinks and Sandra Krein’s

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