Firearms collectors could buy a real piece of British history this December, as Sir Winston Churchill’s 7.65mm Webley & Scott pistol goes up for auction at Bonhams.

Carried by Churchill during World War Two, the Webley & Scott pistol was one of a number of firearms privately owned by the prime minister. The pistol is offered with two letters certifying its provenance, signed by Churchill’s grandson, Winston Spencer-Churchill MP.

The lot is estimated to fetch between £2,000 and £3,000 at Bonhams sporting guns sale on 2 December in Knightsbridge.

Patrick Hawes, head of the sporting guns department at Bonhams, said: “This weapon is a remarkable link to Churchill’s war years.”

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For more information on this and other lots in the December sale, visit Bonhams official website.


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