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To: yarddog

As a kid I wondered why Hugh O’Brien was clean shaven when the real Wyatt Earp sported a handlebar mustache.

Also, how did he ever outdraw anyone, clearing leather with that 12” barrel Buntline Special?


21 posted on 01/01/2013 12:30:25 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

The "Dodge City Peace Commission," June 1888. (L to R) standing: W.H. Harris, Luke
Short, Bat Masterson, W.F. Petillon. Seated: Charlie Bassett, Wyatt Earp, Frank McLain
and Neal Brown.
26 posted on 01/01/2013 1:25:38 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: elcid1970

The real Earp used the long barreled pistol to bob people on the skull more than shoot people. He said it saved many lives. He would knock people out rather than have them shot. Can’t remember if Doc Holiday was featured in the TV show. The relationship/friendship between the two is one of the more interesting features in the story.


27 posted on 01/01/2013 3:06:58 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: elcid1970
"outdraw"

That's because in real life there were no fast-draw duels. It's all a Hollyweird invention. Which disappointed me deeply when I read historic accounts of the old west when I got older. There were a lot of people good with guns, but when they wanted to dispatch someone, they had their guns already drawn and pointed at the bad guy. And no shooting from the hip either. They aimed their six-guns if they wanted to hit anything.

29 posted on 01/01/2013 3:25:54 PM PST by driftless2
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