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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:06 pm 
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There is a thread about this collection on the Colt Forum. The gun that was used to kill Billy the Kid is one example. Johnny Ringo's Colt SAA is another.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/27262/ ... =12&page=2


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:49 pm 
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This likely is covered in the fine print but that gun needs timed. The trigger should be at rest when the hammer is down.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:52 pm 
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bogus bill wrote:
This likely is covered in the fine print but that gun needs timed. The trigger should be at rest when the hammer is down.



Use the toggle buttons at the top of the pages, way more than one gun to read about.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:00 pm 
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THE GUN THAT KILLED BILLY THE KID: PAT GARRETT'S COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER USED TO KILL BILLY THE KID.

Serial number 55093 for 1880, .44-40 caliber 7 1/2 inch barrel, one line Hartford address crescent ejector rod head.

US$ 2,000,000 - 3,000,000
£ 1,400,000 - 2,200,000

Serial number 55093 for 1880, .44-40 caliber 7 1/2 inch barrel, one line Hartford address crescent ejector rod head. DFC stamped over serial number on frame. Walnut grip. Condition: Very good with traces of blue on barrel and cylinder flutes and other protected areas. Well worn grips.
Provenance: Billy Wilson (alias of David L. Anderson); taken by Pat Garrett when he arrested Wilson and the rest of the Billy the Kid gang at Stinking Springs; used by Garrett to kill Billy the Kid at Pete Maxwell's, July 14, 1881 (notarized copy of a 1906 letter signed from Garrett); loaned to Tom Powers for exhibition at his Coney Island Saloon (appears in Tom Powers inventory and probate); recovered by Garrett's widow, Apolinaria (Pauline) Garrett, from Powers estate, 1933 (signed and notarized letter from Jarvis P. Garrett, April 20, 1983; contemporary newspaper documentation, including pictures of her with the gun); sold to Calvin Moerbe of Round Rock, Texas, 1976; sold to Jim and Theresa Earle, July 14, 1983.
Literature: Garavaglia & Worman, Firearms of the American West, 1866-1894, Albuquerque, NM, 1985, p 293; Metz, Leon Claire, Pat Garrett: The Story of a Western Lawman, Norman, OK, 1973, p 102; Wilson, R.L., The Peacemakers, New York, 1992.

SHERIFF PAT GARRETT'S COLT SINGLE ACTION WHICH HE USED TO KILL BILLY THE KID, JULY 14, 1881, AT PETE MAXWELL'S RANCH.
An iconic piece of history from one of the most important events of the early west, Sheriff Pat Garrett's yearlong pursuit of the notorious Billy the Kid. Now part of the American mythology, Garrett's friendship with the Kid, their mutual respect, and his subsequent hunt, capture, escape and death have become the stuff of legend. The subject of hundreds of songs, films from Cecil B. Demille to Sam Peckinpah, and books, not to mention Aaron Copland's opera, casting the Kid as both villainous outlaw and unsung hero fighting for justice, the story of Billy the Kid has woven its way into the American imagination. As early as 1929, historian J. Frank Dobie noted, "... because his daring apotheosized youth—youth in the saddle—youth with a flaming gun—and because his daring kept him running and balancing on the edge of a frightful precipice ... Billy the Kid will always be interesting, will always appeal to the popular imagination" (Dobie, A Vaquero of the Brush Country, Austin, 1998, p 169).


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:44 am 
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Sort of overwhelming. I’m left wondering if it’s smart to sell them all at once. They are flooding the market all at once.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:06 am 
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All I saw when I clicked on the link was a different Pat Garret revolver but then I went back and looked at the lot..... of different items.... John Wesley Hardin paid 30 cents for a cigar the day he was killed and his bar bill was $3.15, must have been a rich man... I think that is real money back in 1895.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:45 pm 
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blume357 wrote:
All I saw when I clicked on the link was a different Pat Garret revolver but then I went back and looked at the lot..... of different items.... John Wesley Hardin paid 30 cents for a cigar the day he was killed and his bar bill was $3.15, must have been a rich man... I think that is real money back in 1895.


Well, according to the inflation calculator, the .30 cigar would cost $9.70 today. The $3.15 bar bill would be $101.89 in today's money.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:32 pm 
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Download the whole catalog - https://images2.bonhams.com/original?sr ... 62-0-4.pdf
166 pages of good photos and history.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:14 pm 
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RSIno1 wrote:
Download the whole catalog - https://images2.bonhams.com/original?sr ... 62-0-4.pdf
166 pages of good photos and history.




This PDF is fascinating reading about the guns of the well-known characters of the "old west".

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:36 pm 
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Is there an easy way to actually see the final sale prices on each item without having to sign-up at Bonhams website...???

I downloaded the catalog as suggested and am SLOWLY getting through it. It IS fascinating for sure. Thanks for posting the link.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:46 pm 
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One week to go.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:12 pm 
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THE GUN THAT KILLED BILLY THE KID: PAT GARRETT'S COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER USED TO KILL BILLY THE KID.
Serial number 55093 for 1880, .44-40 caliber 7 1/2 inch barrel, one line Hartford address crescent ejector rod head. Selling price incl. taxes and tips: $6,030,312
I was going to bid but decided to hold tight at $4,000,000.
Turns out there were a few 'bargains': i.e. Bat Masterson's gun went for: $375,312 inc. taxes and tips
I'm sure everyone knows where to find the results, but for those who may not: https://www.bonhams.com/results/

J.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:34 pm 
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The Pat Garret gun sold for over $6 million.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/27262/ ... =12&page=1


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:49 am 
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Insanity...........JMO :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:31 am 
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It's got nothing to do with the gun...

It's all about who's the biggest gorilla in the jungle....

"C'mon over for drinks and I'll show you my toys and tell you what I paid for them" "I'll send my car to pick you up!"... :-)

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