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Title: Holy Moly ! the Gun that killed Billy the Kid
Post by: Major 2 on July 22, 2021, 01:43:50 AM
at auction

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

Wow , I guess, I trade in my ride ticket to the edge of SPACE !  Dang ! I really want to go too  ::)

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/27262/lot/11/
Title: Re: Holy Moly ! the Gun that killed Billy the Kid
Post by: Coffinmaker on July 22, 2021, 06:35:47 AM

Aw heck Major 2, I was so lookin forward to your company too.  Dang!!  Oh well.

People are still Hazardous to yer Health
Title: Re: Holy Moly ! the Gun that killed Billy the Kid
Post by: Reverend P. Babcock Chase on July 22, 2021, 08:50:20 AM
Wow! and it already comes with Uberti's "original finish".

Rev. Chase
Title: Re: Holy Moly ! the Gun that killed Billy the Kid
Post by: Kent Shootwell on July 22, 2021, 08:56:52 AM
I wonder how much it would cost to have it refinished?  ::)
Title: Re: Holy Moly ! the Gun that killed Billy the Kid
Post by: Sir Charles deMouton-Black on July 22, 2021, 09:58:02 AM
I wonder how much it would cost to have it refinished?  ::)

$2,000,000 to $3,000,000
Title: Re: Holy Moly ! the Gun that killed Billy the Kid
Post by: Sir Charles deMouton-Black on July 22, 2021, 10:05:18 AM
Is this one of those bar room souvenirs? How many others are out there?

The gun is "OK", but the value is in the PROVENANCE!

P.S. I should say "a gun is a gun" but the value is...
Title: Re: Holy Moly ! the Gun that killed Billy the Kid
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on July 22, 2021, 10:20:08 AM
Come on, folks. Pat Garrett did not kill Billy The Kid.   ::)

Slim
Title: Re: Holy Moly ! the Gun that killed Billy the Kid
Post by: The original bad bob on July 22, 2021, 04:10:28 PM
I heard an old story about that gun..The story went that Billy Wilson bought that gun in silver city and was a member of BTK’s rustling operation... When Pat Garrett surrounded the rock cabin at stinking springs BTK, Charlie Bowdrie (Kia by Garrett)Billy Wilson, Tom Pickett and Dave Rudabah surrendered ... BTK was the last member to come out of the cabin because he was urinating on the gangs guns which were left inside cabin on floor... Might explain some of the corrosion  ;D..Maybe true.. maybe not  :D