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WYATT EARP AUCTION Famed lawman's guns will go to highest bidder
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Posted on 03/25/2014 11:17:06 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Edited on 03/25/2014 11:36:35 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

It's high noon for one Arizona auction house that says it has two guns once owned by the legendary gunslinger Wyatt Earp.

The Arizona Republic reported that J. Levine Auction & Appraisal listed two guns, including a Colt .45-caliber revolver, that descendants of the famous lawman say he carried in Tombstone and possibly the shootout at O.K. Corral.

"This is American history here -- and not only is it that, it's Western folklore..This gun, the O.K. Corral shootout, it's lived on where other stories have not stood the test of time," Josh Levine, the owner of the auction house, told the paper.

He reportedly said that he expects 6,000 bidders and thinks the two guns will fetch about $275,000.

But like most things that involve the Old West, the facts are challenged and appear to some to be as mysterious as an old ghost town.

These guns were previously owned by Glenn Boyer, an author of a few books on Earp who admitted one of the books was mixed with fact and fiction, the report said.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: banglist; glennboyer; godsgravesglyphs; history; wyattearp
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1 posted on 03/25/2014 11:17:06 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’d rather have Doc’s shotgun.


2 posted on 03/25/2014 11:18:34 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Red in Blue PA
I'll be your Huckleberry.
3 posted on 03/25/2014 11:19:01 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Never sit with your back to the door...


4 posted on 03/25/2014 11:19:21 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Huh?

The OK corral shootout happened in a back alley.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 11:20:17 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: circlecity

Annie’s shotgun sold for $293,000.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/famed-trick-shooter-annie-oakleys-shotgun-sells-293-000-auction-f2D11650891


6 posted on 03/25/2014 11:22:30 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Paladin2
Bill "Wild (Buffalo)" Cody? ..shot dead in SD.

7 posted on 03/25/2014 11:23:43 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Red in Blue PA

When Hugh O’Brian played Wyatt, the guns were Buntline Specials. Guess real life was different.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 11:24:10 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

So what does that have to do with Wyatt Earp? I must be missing something.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 11:25:09 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"Annie’s shotgun sold for $293,000."

Annie was good but I still wouldn't let her shoot a cigarette out of my mouth with a scattergun.

10 posted on 03/25/2014 11:25:50 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

I have a Cimarron replica of Earp’s buntline SAA. It has a 10 inch barrel and a silver inlay on the right grip panel commemorating Dodge City’s presentation to him. It’s in 45 LC.

I’ll say this for it. It makes a really funny barrel/tube sound on the shooting range. Me likey.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 11:26:13 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Hickock


12 posted on 03/25/2014 11:26:19 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Bill "Wild (Buffalo)" Cody? ..shot dead in SD.
Wild Bill Hickock was shot from behind playing poker in Deadwood, S.D.
Buffalo Bill Cody, different guy altogether.
13 posted on 03/25/2014 11:26:39 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

“ill “Wild (Buffalo)” Cody? ..shot dead in SD. “ Aces and
Eights.


14 posted on 03/25/2014 11:31:06 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Gaffer

Nice. Pop off a few rounds for me next time you’re at the range.


15 posted on 03/25/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Red in Blue PA
Local boy, still has family in my area. Last time I saw one of his namesake descendants he had an AR in his hands.
16 posted on 03/25/2014 11:35:00 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: MileHi; dainbramaged; Red in Blue PA; All
*facepalm!*
..always got the two mixed-up...
one died in Deadwood, SD.

17 posted on 03/25/2014 11:37:48 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Bummer, I got stopped by a Deputy between Tombstone and Sierra Vista.

Let off due to National database errors.

18 posted on 03/25/2014 11:38:57 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: skinkinthegrass

IIRC, Earp was shot in the back while urinating along the side of the road.


19 posted on 03/25/2014 11:44:33 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Scratch that......that was Pat Garrett who was shot in the back while urinating.


20 posted on 03/25/2014 11:45:35 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
hmm..thought he (WE) died of natural causes..not lead poisoning.

21 posted on 03/25/2014 11:55:26 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Red in Blue PA
noted. thanks.

22 posted on 03/25/2014 11:56:44 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Red in Blue PA; Chode; SgtBob
I'll give ya a $100.00 for the package.

Well, I'd have to clean 'em up & frame them and they just probably won't sell that fast.

23 posted on 03/25/2014 12:11:23 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Thanks Red in Blue PA. I haven't looked at the topic to see if there have been any verbal shootouts.

24 posted on 03/25/2014 12:21:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Red in Blue PA

He can sell them on the Pawn Stars for $ 50.00


25 posted on 03/25/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: mabarker1

Ahh, you beat me to it


26 posted on 03/25/2014 12:25:26 PM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It is impossibile that they came from descendents of Wyatt as he had no dscendents. Glenn Boyer is also a fraud.


27 posted on 03/25/2014 12:25:40 PM PDT by amnestynone
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To: Starstruck

Wyatt Earp was Not a Gunslinger—he was a Lawman and a good Republican. He did have a long barreled Colt pistol he used more to club people over the head than shoot—He called it the Buntline Special but no evidence that Ned Buntline ever heard of it (if he had he would have used it in one of his dime novels). Now Doc Holiday—The Dentist from Hell—was a gunsinger! Only curtailed his murderious habits out of his deep friendship with Wyatt. But at OK Corral he was deputized.


28 posted on 03/25/2014 12:26:40 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Think I’m gonna have to pass. No serial number on the frame + grips and cylinder replaced..”... I mean it would go great with my official Wyatt Earp shovel. It has had the blade replaced twice, handle once, but I lost the receipt.


29 posted on 03/25/2014 12:30:04 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wow! I wonder how they can verify that?

When my daughter lived in New Mexico, she had her property next to the Clanton’s property. She said they walked around their property shooting off their guns as a regular warning to everyone else ... :-) ...


30 posted on 03/25/2014 12:32:42 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I recall reading years ago that Wyatt Earp was carrying a S&W American .44 during the shootout, not a Colt Frontier .45.


31 posted on 03/25/2014 12:36:47 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There was an article in the “American Rifleman” a few years back about an old guy who served in the 6th Cavalry near Tombstone.

The old guy lived to over a hundred and knew Earp personally. He did not think much of him. I think he described him as a pimp who only used the badge for advantage. He also described Doc. Holliday as an insane killer.


32 posted on 03/25/2014 12:37:54 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Earp had many guns over the years of his life.


33 posted on 03/25/2014 12:41:25 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Red in Blue PA

You can get $100 for them at your local gun buy back.


34 posted on 03/25/2014 12:46:17 PM PDT by rey
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To: Starstruck

From what I read years ago, Buntline gave several of the lawmmen from Dodge City the long barreled pistols.

After Buntline left, the pistols were so cumbersome the men had the barrels cut down to 4 3/4 inches to make them easier to handle.

Anyone remember what Bat Masterson used to do when he left Dodge for New York? He had so many requests for one of his guns, he started buying all he could find in NY pawn shops and would give them away as the “one he used in Dodge”.

That was before the Sullivan Law went into effect.


35 posted on 03/25/2014 12:49:18 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I think the estimated bid per gun is too low for an auction of the guns of the most celebrated lawman of the Old West who participated in the most widely known gunfight.


36 posted on 03/25/2014 1:04:54 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: Red in Blue PA

The things you learn on FR and no where else. You gotta love this place and may it remain here when they shut the internet down, this is the only place I will miss.


37 posted on 03/25/2014 1:13:12 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Yes, I know. Most gun owners do now and did then.


38 posted on 03/25/2014 1:15:33 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The story is suspect. Rick Harrison wouldn’t touch them at any price.


39 posted on 03/25/2014 1:22:39 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I'd be concerned about the provenance. This might not have a big resale value.

The person who buys this ought to do it for the satisfaction of displaying it as Earp's gun for his and his guests' enjoyment.

40 posted on 03/25/2014 2:29:10 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: dainbramaged
Wild Bill Hickock was shot from behind playing poker in Deadwood, S.D. Buffalo Bill Cody, different guy altogether.

But what about Wild Bill Hiccup, Buffalo Billiards, and Just Plain Bill?

41 posted on 03/25/2014 2:49:06 PM PDT by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak....)
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To: Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness

That’s a whole ‘nother kettle of fish, my FRiend.


42 posted on 03/25/2014 3:19:14 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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43 posted on 03/25/2014 3:35:19 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Red in Blue PA

In other words he died with his boots on and his gun in his hand.


44 posted on 03/25/2014 3:37:25 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Utah Binger

Reenactmemt:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mn0yFkfBgQM


45 posted on 03/25/2014 3:41:34 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: yarddog
I saw a show on TCM a few years back about Wyatt Earp hanging out in a young movie town Hollywood trying to sell his life story for the movies. A young John Wayne (Then a stunt man) befriended Earp and they became friends. Wayne was so taken with Earp that he started to walk and talk like Earp. This is the western persona that Wayne used in his movies. Very interesting stuff. By the way,a young Hollywood was not interested in Earp's story.
46 posted on 03/25/2014 5:43:59 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: mabarker1
$100.00, LOL... i be he would!
47 posted on 03/25/2014 5:45:44 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Wyatt Earp was Not a Gunslinger—he was a Lawman and a good Republican. He did have a long barreled Colt pistol he used more to club people over the head than shoot—He called it the Buntline Special but no evidence that Ned Buntline ever heard of it (if he had he would have used it in one of his dime novels). Now Doc Holiday—The Dentist from Hell—was a gunsinger! Only curtailed his murderious habits out of his deep friendship with Wyatt. But at OK Corral he was deputized.

Earp never caller it such a thing, nor used a long barreled gun. Ned Buntline gave long barreled Colts to famous people. Earp got one but said he had the barrel shortened to 5 1/2" because the long barrel was silly. . . There were records at the Colt factory of Buntline ordering several long barrel SA revolvers. It is unknown who else Buntline gave the others to. . . or if he did.

48 posted on 03/25/2014 10:59:34 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411539875

These were available, but that was before Aurora, Sandy Hook, etc...


49 posted on 03/25/2014 11:17:02 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Inyo-Mono

My grandfather spent a few years in Texas and N. Mexico around the turn of the century, and came home with a S&W 44 that he had someone load cartridges for. He bought it from someone who told him it belonged to Earp. He took very good care of it his whole life, and actually shot a couple of deer with it. He let me fire it once, and I thought it broke my wrist. Kicked like a mule. It was a SW American, and I think it only held five shells, and broke down to load. When you “broke” it, it ejected the empty casings.


50 posted on 03/26/2014 1:31:10 AM PDT by Segovia
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