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>>1881 Anglo-Am. gambler
>>>pistol
Subject: gambler as shootist/gunslinger
Culture: Western American
Setting: American West late 19th-early 20thc.
Object: pistol






* National Museum of Crime and Punishment > A Notorious History of American Crime
"WYATT EARP SCHOFIELD (Full size at 13.5 inches & 2.5 Lbs.)
This unique .44 caliber Schofield is purported to be the only surviving gun from The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral - 'the West's most famous gunfight'.  It's a non-firing replica of the famous .44 caliber Schofield and owned by Wyatt Earp. [SIC]
    "It includes details such as nickel plating, a tiny notch in front of the trigger, a subtle short gauge on the barrel, and a missing screw on the butt plate.  The 8" barrel worked to the advantage of a marksman, dampening muzzle kick and enhancing accuracy.  For fast reloads, the entire frame swings down, revealing all six chambers."



* National Museum of Crime and Punishment > A Notorious History of American Crime
"WILD BILL HICKOK  1851 REVOLVER
(full size at 13.5 inches & 2.5 Lbs.)
This unique, elegant, and rugged non-firing replica is an exact reproduction of the .36 caliber 1851 Navy Revolver carried by Wild Bill Hickok.
    "Following the Civil War, Bill Hickok became known as an expert scout, Indian fighter, lawman, and the most famous gunfighter of the frontier.  It is said that this pistol never left his side.  He was shot in the back during a poker game in a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota in 1876.  The hand he was holding (black Aces and Eights) is still known as the 'Dead Man's Hand' today."




* Denton County Historical Museum
"COLT NEW POLICE 'COP & THUG' REVOLVER
made ca. 1882-1886,
 5 shot .38 caliber
Low relief scene of a 'cop' arresting a 'thug' on the grip."



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​* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms an Armor
"Colt Paterson Percussion Revolver, No. 5, Holster Model  Steel, engraved and inlaid with silver; ivory
American (Paterson, N.J.), about 1838-40" ...
"Colt Paterson Percussion Revolver, No. 5, Holster Model  Steel, engraved and inlaid with silver; mother-of-pearl
American (Paterson, N.J.), about 1840" ...
"Colt Paterson Percussion Revolver, No. 3, Belt Model  Steel, inlaid with silver; brass; walnut 
American (Paterson, N.J.), about 1838" ...
"Colt Paterson Pocket Percussion Revolver, Fourth Ehlers Model  Steel, walnut
American (Paterson, N.J.), about 1840-43" ...





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