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Estimate: $10,000 to $20,000
PROVENANCE: From the estate of Jack and Marie Lord
"This firearm from Estate of Jack and Marie Lord must be registered in accordance with state and federal laws through Little John's Auction Service, 1740 W. La Veta, Orange, CA, 92868. Registration forms must be completed at this location and the firearms picked up from this location. Buyer must provide a Handgun Safety Certificate or obtain one through Little John's. Also pick-up must be made at Little John's Auction Service after the ten-day waiting period and within thirty (30) days after registration.
In the event the pistols are purchased by an out-of-state buyer, they must be shipped to a Federal Firearms licensed holder in the state in which the buyer resides. Foreign buyers must fulfill both United States and foreign firearms export requirements at their expense."
1 Borie, Marcia. "Jack Lord's Special Memory of Elvis." Elvis Austrailia. March 21, 2004. Elvis Australia - Official Elvis Presley Fan Club. April 26, 2007. Jack Lord - Special Memory of Elvis
ELVIS PRESLEY GOLD GUN GIFTED TO JACK LORD
Walther PPK semi-auto pistol, .380 caliber, fully and finely factory oakleaf scroll engraved, gold plated, simulated ivory grips, #148989S, in fine to excellent original condition, with one original clip showing simulated ivory extension. This pistol was presented to actor Jack Lord, who starred in the epic television series "Hawaii Five-0". This Walther was a gift from Elvis Presley in January of 1973. Jack Lord and Elvis Presley were both professionally and personally acquainted and both shared a love of the Hawaiian Islands.
Much has been written about this unique gift; the following is an account by Jack Lord as told to Marcia Borie:
"...according to Marie: "I was in the kitchen fixing us an early dinner. The phone rang. Jack answered and then came in and told me it had been Elvis. It was his last night in Hawaii, and he'd said that most of his group had already gone back to the States but he asked if he could come over and say good-bye to us. They had arranged it for eight o'clock."
Promptly at eight o'clock, the doorbell rang. Marie called out over the intercom and asked who it was, and a voice answered, "Elvis." Marie opened the door and he was standing there – "a slim Adonis, looking gorgeous in a white suit with a white silk shirt that had a ruffled collar and cuffs."
After about 15 minutes, he said to Jack, with a kid-type smile on his face: "I brought you a present, Jack. I tried to think of something to bring you that you don't have. The only thing I could think of was this." Inside the box he presented to Jack was a solid gold Walther revolver. Elvis explained that he had ordered a matched set from Germany a year before but that they had just arrived. "But I don't need two guns, so I want you to have this one," he said to Jack, "plus six bullets – just in case you ever need them!" 1
Accompanied by Letter of Authenticity, vintage photographs of the gun, paper work associated with the gun and original gun license issued from the state of Hawaii.