The Colt SAA That Killed Wild Bill Hickock - True?
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    The entire discussion reminds me of the journalist's line in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence"...when hearing the truth about the shooting he threw his notes away and said "This is the West. When legend becomes fact, print the legend."
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    The description of a Sharp's Improved Revolver, 18 inches long, with leather wrapped around the stock, seems a little too specific to be completely made up.

    Here's my guess - since there isn't a Sharp's Improved Revolver, I think they meant a Smith's Improved Revolver:



    Its about 18 inches long, it looks like it would fire one time out of six, it seems capable of shooting through a famous head with just enough power to lodge its ball in somebody's wrist, and it seems like something a raggedy bum like Mr. McCall would have.

    You heard it here first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homerfan View Post
    The description of a Sharp's Improved Revolver, 18 inches long, with leather wrapped around the stock, seems a little too specific to be completely made up.

    Here's my guess - since there isn't a Sharp's Improved Revolver, I think they meant a Smith's Improved Revolver:



    Its about 18 inches long, it looks like it would fire one time out of six, it seems capable of shooting through a famous head with just enough power to lodge its ball in somebody's wrist, and it seems like something a raggedy bum like Mr. McCall would have.

    You heard it here first.
    I'm going to guess you are joking since an image search takes me to this UK website:
    Transitional 6 Shot Percussion Revolver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agarbers View Post
    I'm going to guess you are joking since an image search takes me to this UK website:
    Transitional 6 Shot Percussion Revolver
    Nope. Not the same gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homerfan View Post
    Nope. Not the same gun.
    How about a little more information?

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    This certainly serves no provenance but the history channel had a documentary about this.

    I recall wild bill had a s&w model 2 on him and was murdered by an 1873 saa .45.

    Is there no provenance or no gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biffjohanson View Post
    I recall wild bill had a s&w model 2 on him...
    Regarding my post #15 above, this is what I might have been thinking of when I mentioned the Smith & Wesson No 2 Army.

    For what it's worth...Wikipedia claims Wild Bill was done in with a .45 cal SAA revolver.

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    Assuming McCall used a 45 Colt to shoot Wild Bill thru the head and that the 45 Colt round fired effectively, would it have stopped in a wrist?

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    Bullets do strange things.

    There's the possibility that the round that fired was also defective, like the other five, but did fire although with much less power.
    Whatever, the fact is that the bullet passed through Hickok's head and did lodge in the captains wrist.
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