What pistol did Wyatt Earp use at the OK Corral?
The Colt Buntline Special was a long-barreled variant of the Colt Single Action Army revolver, which Stuart N. Lake described in his best-selling but largely fictionalized 1931 biography, Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal….
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How much is Wyatt Earp pistol worth?
AP Photo/Courtesy of Olson Communications, Josh Skalniak SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000. A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid for the Colt . 45 revolver Thursday night.
When did Wyatt Earp use the OK Corral gun?
Wyatt Earp, 1883. Yep, on April 18, 2014, an Associated Press report out of Scottsdale, Arizona, said that a gun “thought to have been” used by Wyatt Earp during the famous OK Corral shootout in Tombstone Arizona back in 1881 has sold for $225,000.
What was the value of Wyatt Earp’s Colt?
The Colt sold at that auction actually sold for quite a bit higher than its estimated value. That’s right, it sold for more than it was worth — but then again, people who buy such things usually have more money than they know what to do with.
Why was Wyatt Earp never wounded in a gunfight?
Wyatt was never wounded in any of the gunfights, unlike his brothers Virgil and Morgan or his friend Doc Holliday, which only added to his mystique after his death. As a lifelong gambler Earp was always looking for a quick way to make money.
How old was Wyatt Earp when he went to California?
On May 12, 1864, Nicholas Earp organized a wagon train and headed to San Bernardino, California, arriving on December 17. By late summer 1865, Virgil found work as a driver for Phineas Banning’s stage coach line in California’s Imperial Valley, and 16-year-old Wyatt assisted.