I have a Colt 45 that was sold to my father. The seller said that it originally was owned by Pat Garrett and was confiscated from Billy the Kid when he was arrested. There is a photo of a replica of the gun in the Mesilla Town Hall. The serial number has been filed off but my father got a new number from the Colt company in the 60's. The number is TR106. My father told my sister that he bought it from a Mr. Parten who in turn purchased it from Gus Griggs. It is unknown why the serial number was filed off. Hearsay was that Gus wanted to open a museum but fell on hard times and sold the gun and then claimed that the guns were stolen. I am unable to find a police report to verify. Nor do I have dates. He may have told Mr. Parten to file off the numbers or Mr. Parten filed off on his own.
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