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    Pat Garrett's Colt SAA That Killed Billy The Kid

    From the Jan 24,1933 Lampasas (TX) Daily Leader. Some of us knew about this lawsuit event, but Pearl Grips?
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    Did she win the judgement?
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    The gun that Pat Garrett used to kill “Billy the Kid” in 1881 was serial number 55093. It is pictured in the book “The Peacemakers” by R.L. Wilson. I don’t know if it was returned to Garrett’s wife.

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    Tom Powers had quite a few 'good ones'.

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    Looks like by oct 1934 it had went through the various courts and Mrs. Garrett got the six shooter.

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    "...and the gun remained in the Garrett family until Garrett’s son Jarvis sold it in 1976 to Texas-based collector Calvin Moerbe, who, in turn, sold it to Jim Earle in 1983."

    https://www.historynet.com/jim-earles-priceless-historic-gun-collection-includes-items-garrett-ringo-hardin.htm

    The question is...Since Earle passed away just recently...Where is the gun right now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerz View Post
    Did she win the judgement?
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    As far as I know, eventually all of Pat Garrett's guns, as loaned to the Coney Island Saloon in El Paso, were returned. Jarvis Garrett, son of Pat Garrett, apparently inherited these and made us aware of their existence in the 1970's. Jarvis attended a number of TGCA gun shows. Like Pat, Jarvis was about 6' 5" and weighed only about 140 pounds. He was interesting to talk with.

    Other guns from the Garrett family included (1) a 1st Model Win 1873 SRC as taken from Billy the Kid at Stinking Springs, NM, (2) S&W New Model Russian 44 Russian, (3) Colt M1877DA engraved by M. Hartley & Co. with silver grips as presented to Pat Garrett in 1903 (when Pres. Roosevelt appointed him Customs Agent), (4) Some small cheap "hideaway" revolvers, (5) a couple of gold watches, with at least one being a presentation to Pat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruster View Post
    The gun that Pat Garrett used to kill “Billy the Kid” in 1881 was serial number 55093. It is pictured in the book “The Peacemakers” by R.L. Wilson. I don’t know if it was returned to Garrett’s wife.

    Rusty Edwards
    The Garrett family got the gun back from previous owners of the the Coney Island, Powers & Truesdale. Yes, that one Colt SAA was a 44-40 x 7-1/2" with one-piece wood grips.
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    It would be interesting to know what the serial number was on the 1st model carbine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Stinson View Post
    It would be interesting to know what the serial number was on the 1st model carbine.
    For several years it was on display at the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco. Perhaps they still have the SN from insurance descriptions.


 
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