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Lot 1523: Gold Damascened Llama Revolver Attributed to Saddam Hussein

Gold Damascened Llama Deluxe Martial Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips Attributed as Ordered by Saddam Hussein for Presentation to Air Force Generals

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1523: Gold Damascened Llama Revolver Attributed to Saddam Hussein

Gold Damascened Llama Deluxe Martial Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips Attributed as Ordered by Saddam Hussein for Presentation to Air Force Generals

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500
Price Realized:

Gold Damascened Llama Deluxe Martial Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips Attributed as Ordered by Saddam Hussein for Presentation to Air Force Generals

Manufacturer: Llama
Model: 38 DA
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 Special
Barrel: 4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/gold
Grip: pearl
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 362
Class: Modern Handgun
Description:

This gold damascened presentation Llama revolver is accompanied by a consignor supplied letter that states, "After the first Gulf War, Saddam Hussein contacted Llama and commission twelve (12) damascened Llama Deluxe Martial revolvers, to be awarded to victorious Iraqi Army and Air Force Generals. In the event, there were no such victories, and these revolvers were never picked up from Llama. Llama subsequently went bankrupt..." The gold demascene on the revolver features animal and floral designs, "LLAMA-CAL-38" on the top left of the frame, "C.M.I.-MIAMI-FLORIDA" on the top right of the frame, and an Iraqi Air Force crest on the right sideplate. Includes a wooden case and medal.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 99% gold damascene and blue finishes. Grips are also excellent with minimal handling evidence. Mechanically excellent.



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