The Colt revolver is estimated at $ 2-3 million.
The Colt revolver of Sheriff Pat Garrett, who killed Billy the Kid in 1881, is estimated by auctioneers at $2-3 million. It is part of the collection of Jim and Teresa Earle from Texas, who have been collecting firearms and other iconic items from the Wild West for about 50 years. Jim Earle died in 2019, and now his family has decided to sell the collection.
Billy the Kid was wanted for the murder of eight people in the states of Arizona and New Mexico. Sheriff Garrett tracked him down after a months-long chase on a ranch in the settlement of Fort Sumner (New Mexico) and shot him on July 14, 1881.
This story was reflected in such films as “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” (1973) and “Young Guns” (1988). Among other lots, Billy the Kid’s double-barreled shotgun, which he was armed with during his escape from the New Mexico state courthouse in April 1881, was also put up for auction. The estimated value of the lot is from $200 thousand to 300 thousand.