wyatt earp

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by brandonannette, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. brandonannette

    brandonannette New Member

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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
     

  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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. :eek:
     
  3. Bob Wright

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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."

    Bob Wright