Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hitler's Gold Gun

Dr. August Priesack, art historian employed from 1935 to 1939 in the main archives of the Nazi party, under the command of Rudolf Hess, said: "The gold plated extravagant pistol (manufactured by the Weapons Factory August Menz from Suhl; a model 11A caliber 7.65 mm; engraved by Richard Schilling from Suhl was a gift from Max Kehl fromSuhl and Munich. Because Hitler always carried a pistol with him, he liked very much this especially fine model from Suhl, a well known weapons center, engraved by a highly qualified engraver. This exquisite model, particularly because of the inscription on both sides, was not suited to pass on to others as a present...”.For several years Hitler kept the gun on him in a specially-sewn pocket of his pants. Photo copyright by Ron Laytner and Edit International.

1 comment:

  1. Hitler's gold gun was purchased by America's West
    Point and now resides there behind thick armored
    glass. It is regarded as priceless. See the full story
    under Timeless Features at
    When I photographed the gun and wrote it's
    amazing story I held the gun in my hand
    and felt felt strange almost vibrations coming
    from it. Ron Laytner