Elvis Presley's Signed Application for gun purchase Dec. 2, 1970 at a Palm Springs, CA. gun shop to purchase an Astra handgun & filled out an extensive Federal Firearms Form 4473. Elvis claimed to be six foot one inches tall, weighing 160 lbs and gave his Beverly Hills address.
A gun owned by Elvis Presley sold for $28,800 while a microphone used by Elvis on the Louisiana Hayride in the 1950s sold for $15,000 at Julien's Auctions. Elvis gave the Walther PPK to Hawaii-Five-O star Jack Lord in 1973.
Tom Jones was once left shocked when he found Elvis Presley's gun in his dressing room lavatory. Jones struck up a close friendship with Elvis and they would often spend time together when they were in the same city on tour. But on one occasion, after Jones appeared at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, he was stunned to find a silver-plated Colt .45 automatic pistol on his toilet cistern after Presley had used the bathroom.
Jones tried to discreetly hand it back, only to see Elvis shrug off the incident. He says, "I wrapped it up in this towel, took it out and said, very quietly, 'Er, Elvis, you left your gun in the toilet.' And Elvis just goes: 'Aw s**t man, ma .45', and stuck it in his belt. I was trying to be very discreet about the whole thing, but he couldn't have cared less."
Elvis Presley Gun Collection
A handgun stolen from an exhibit during Elvis Week commemoration of the 30th anniversary has been recovered. Surveillance video showed a man reaching into a display case at the "Elvis After Dark" exhibit at Graceland, Presley's mansion, and removing a black, 9 mm Smith & Wesson pistol on Aug 14. Travis Brookins turned the gun over to police Monday after the theft was reported by news media
According to many of the Memphis Mafia - Elvis loved carrying guns of all types. He was known to shoot at TV sets if either Robert Goulet or Mel Torme appeared on the screen. Below image of one such TV which he had his uncle Earl Pritchard remove, who later sold it. At the time of Elvis' death in 1977 he owned 37 guns, rifles and one machine gun.
Elvis with his Cousin Age 14
The TV Set Elvis shot when Robert Goulet
appeared on the screen - The Car Elvis shot
Elvis was Bestman at George Klein's Wedding