Star Super Model-A pistol formerly owned by famous singer Frank Sinatra,
Likely gifted to Sinatra when he performed for a convention held by the Cosa Nostra (mafia) in Havana, Cuba in 1946. It is mounted with solid silver grips and the entire pistol is inlaid with gold and silver in fantastic geometric designs, some of which are inlaid gold and others are damascened. The gold patterns are bordered by very fine silver wire that has been beaded. Both sides of the slide are inlaid with relief tooled silver dragons, tiny demon heads and flower blossoms. Flower blossoms also appear on the grips and other areas of the pistol. Right grip is inlaid in gold with the initials “MFG” and the left grip is inlaid in gold and silver with the crest of the nation of Cuba, surrounded by laurel leaves. It is unknown what “MFG” stands for but is thought to be of a high ranking Cuban military official.