Kelly gun sells for six figure sum at auction in Australia | Pacific Beat

Kelly gun sells for six figure sum at auction in Australia

Kelly gun sells for six figure sum at auction in Australia

Updated 22 November 2012, 12:21 AEDT

A pistol believed to have been owned by Dan Kelly, the youngest brother of the notorious bushranger Ned Kelly, has been sold at auction in Melbourne for 122-thousand dollars.

The auction house says the unidentified private buyer intends to keep the gun in Australia, although as Samanth Donovan reports, one historian says it's impossible to be certain that the weapon was owned by the Kelly gang member.

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