The Auction at Graceland•January 7, 2017
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The offered Colt “Police Positive Special” .32 caliber pistol was acquired in the 1970s by Elvis Presley at Tiny’s Gun Store in Palm Springs, California. The pistol was later given to Elvis’ longtime bodyguard Richard Grob. Grob’s detailed 2015 letter concerning Elvis getting the gun, which accompanies the weapon, reads in part:

Tiny, the owner [of the gun shop], admired one of Elvis’ rings and Elvis asked him if he wanted to trade for it. Tiny said yes and offered several items for the trade. One such item was a Colt Police Positive, .32 Caliber, 6-shot revolver, serial number 583365, with a 4 inch barrel. I advised Elvis that this was a good collectors’ weapon because of its age and condition, and it was one of the items he traded for the ring. ... Elvis later shot the weapon several times at the police range. After shooting it at special targets, pails filled with water, watermelons and grapefruit, he saw that the bullet did not have an explosive effect on the target when the bullet hit, like a .38 caliber or a 9-mm pistol had. He said that it didn’t have much fire power, very little noise and almost no recoil. ... He gave it to me and said that I could have it. This weapon has remained in my possession since Elvis gave it to me and is only one of many firearms that he gave to me over the years.

This is a classic Colt pistol and an opportunity to acquire a firearm from Elvis’ personal arsenal. And you won’t even have to trade a ring for it! The pistol measures 10 inches (25.4 cm) in length and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The pistol contains a small break at the bottom edge of the handle, otherwise in excellent condition overall.
Elvis Presley Owned and Used Colt “Police Positive Special” .32 Caliber Pistol Gifted to Bodyguard Richard Grob
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $10,625.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
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