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Old 08-19-2012, 03:43 AM   #1
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A quetion that been asked for years since the ok corral shoot out was it a smith and wesson or was it colt butline that was used



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Old 08-19-2012, 04:25 AM   #2
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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In re: Buntline- legend and TV shows notwithstanding- one story was that after being gifted with that LOOOONG barreled Colt, Earp took the gun to the blacksmith, who chopped the barrel.

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Old 08-19-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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The entire story of the Colt Buntline Special has been disputed and refuted. Colt records show no "Buntline Specials" were ever made for Ned Buntline (Edwin C. Judson). Long barreled SAAs were made, but none went in a batch to any known characters.

Most accounts have Earp carrying a 5 1/2" barredl Colt.

Incidentally, family members insist the name is pronounced "ARP". I served in Korea with a distant descendant of Wyatt's. Never met him, just an article in "Stars and Stripes."

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