Rifle Used In Texas Shooting Spree Up For Sale On Gun Site
A rifle which was reportedly used to carry out one of the worst killing sprees in Texas history is up for sale in Dallas by a gun collector, according to the Houston Chronicle.
[su_center_ad]The Remington 700 rifle was used by ex-Marine Charles Whitman during his August 1st, 1966 shooting spree from the observation deck at the University of Texas in Austin and now it’s is up on the Texas Gun Trader website with the hefty price tag of $25,000.
Donald Weiss of Dallas is helping the unidentified owner sell the firearm. “There is a pending offer on the rifle of over $25,000 right now,” Weiss said.
Weiss is also a gun collector. In the listing on the site it reads:
Once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase the UT Austin Sniper Rifle once owned and used by Charles Whitman during the UT sniper shootings in 1966. On August 1,1966 Charles Whitman climed to the top of the administration building of the University of Texas tower in Austin, TX. He Began what Life Magazine called “The most Savage one man rampage in the history of american crime.” Ninety six minutes later 48 people were shot. 16 people were killed including an Austin police officer, 32 others lay wounded. The following rifle is up for Sale: Remington 700 ADL, 6 MM CAL with Leupold scope. Documentation will be shown. Accepting bids starting at $25,000 Contact Donald Weiss: 469-506-8885
The pending offer for the firearm came from a man in Orange, Texas.
Whitman spent hours gunning down Austinites until police killed him.
“I think that people who have an interest in this will be shooters or gun collectors. It will be bought for collector value,” Weiss said.
Andy Kahan, Victim’s Advocate for the City of Houston, said, “The value of the weapons is enhanced because of its past, but I wonder why a weapon like this is not in a museum.”[su_csky_ad]
Image: Texas Gun Trader.