|The more than 100-year-old weapon doubled its estimate at a Paris auction today.|
A rather morbid bidding war broke out today for the rusted-out gun that Vincent van Gogh allegedly used to kill himself. The Paris company AuctionArt–Rémy Le Fur sold the firearm for €162,500 ($182,700), double the high estimate of €40,000 to €60,000 ($44,800–$67,000). The record for a single firearm sold at auction is $1.8 million.
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