The gold-plated handgun used by Elvis Presley to blast the screens out of TV sets is going under the hammer in the ultimate rock and roll auction.
Elvis used the 9mm Walther PPK - 007's original weapon of choice - to destroy tellies at his Graceland mansion when he disapproved of certain shows. It is expected to fetch #60,000 in an auction to celebrate 50 years of rock and roll and mark the anniversary of his untimely death on August 16th 1977.
The shooter was due to be the star lot in a sale on the Auctionworld cable broadcast on Sky Channel 651 and NTL 924. But regulators insisted it be withdrawn as it is illegal to advertise firearms for sale on TV. The gun is now to go under the hammer on the web at www.auction-
world.tv this coming weekend.
Source: Email / Updated: Aug 12, 2004