In the United States, the weapon used to kill the robber Billy the Kid was put up for auction

The Colt revolver is estimated at $ 2-3 million.

The revolver from which the American robber of the Wild West Billy the Kid was killed will be put up for auction in Los Angeles on August 27, Reuters reported, citing the Bonhams auction house.

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.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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