MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Illinois auction house says it is selling the revolver that almost killed former Alabama Gov. George Wallace.
Rock Island Auction Company specializes in rare firearms. It listed the revolver for sale Friday.
Company vice president Judy Voss says it's the same gun used to shoot Wallace during a 1972 assassination attempt. Voss says the serial number on the gun matches that listed on police reports. Voss says a date etched in to the gun also matches law enforcement records.
Arthur Bremer shot Wallace during a Maryland stop as the governor campaigned for president. It left Wallace paralyzed from the waist down.
The auction company gave a presale estimated value of between $15,000 and $30,000. Voss did not say who was selling the gun.