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Bullet from the Revolver that Jack Ruby Used to Shoot Oswald

A bullet shot by the actual .38 caliber Colt Cobra revolver, Serial #2744 LW, used by Jack Ruby to shoot Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963, in the basement at Dallas Police Headquarters, along with its spent cartridge case. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Anthony V. Pugliese, III certifying that, “this bullet and cartridge case is an authentic .38 special caliber bullet shot from ‘The Most Famous Gun in the World’, the Jack Ruby .38 Special Colt Cobra bearing serial no. 2744.” Bullet, cartridge and certificate are double-matted and framed with a color photo of the gun and evidence tag, a presentation plaque which states, “Historical Collectable Owners Proof Edition An Original Bullet Shot from ‘The Most Famous Gun in the World’ The ‘Jack Ruby’ Colt Cobra .38 Special,” a glossy photo of Jack Ruby shooting Oswald, signed in blue ink by Detective James Leavelle, who was handcuffed to Oswald at the time, and L. C. Graves, the man who wrestled the gun away from Ruby to an overall size of 16 x 22. In fine condition, with both the bullet and the cartridge bearing small 1992 Pugliese copyright stamps. Accompanied by photocopies of the cover of Sale No. 30, held by Herman Darvick Autograph Auctions in New York City on December 26, 1991, and the auction catalogue description of lot 36, the gun used by Jack Ruby to kill Lee Harvey Oswald. Beneath the description, Darvick has written, “Anthony V. Pugliese III was the buyer of lot 36, Sale No. 30, Herman Darvick Autograph Auctions, held in New York City on December 26, 1991. The gun was consigned by Earl Ruby.” RR Auction COA.


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Posted by on November 1, 2013 in Jack Ruby


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