Howard Hughes "Hells Angels" Luger For Sale

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Howard Hughes "Hells Angels" Luger For Sale

Postby Todd » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:46 am

Luger owned by Howard Hughes, Movie-Used

Listing # 403

This is an outstanding example of the 1900 "scoop toggle" American Eagle Luger. This very rare gun was used as a prop in the movie Hell's Angels, a movie produced in 1930, and directed by Howard Hughes. Originally obtained from the estate of the screen-writer who wrote the script, the pistol was given to him by Howard Hughes. The pistol was used in the most compelling scene in the movie, when Roy shoots his brother Monte Rutledge to save the lives of British soldiers. The cry by Monty that "He wants to live" as he beats down the door of their holding cell, the Germans waiting for the shot outside, is the most famous part of the film. In the DVD which accompanies this gun, when you play the scene frame-by-frame, you can very easily make out the slender barrel, scooped-toggle, grip safety, and the "DWM" manufacture on the top of the gun. This, in combination with the letter from the screen-writer's son, provided after his death, locks this gun into the scene. This firearm is in outstanding condition, and is a $6000 to $7000 gun by itself, made more valuable by the association with this pivotal Howard Hughes film.

Lots of good pictures at the following link

http://www.cgmauctions.com/detail.asp?i ... Movie-Used

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Postby Todd » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:50 am

This is an awesome gun. I am surprised the estimated value is so low.

Howard Hughes was a great American who did a lot for us. If I had a few extra thousand, IO would buy this in a second......
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